Saturday, August 2nd: Stockton Wins with the Help of Renato Nunez’s Grand Slam while Drew Pomeranz Posts 1st Win for Sacramento

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Renato Nunez (Grand Slam)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Renato Nunez (Grand Slam)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  13

San Jose Giants    7

WP – Bowman 4-7 / 5.60

HR – Olson (31), Nunez (27)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(Grand Slam)

Ports third baseman Renato Nunez stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the top of the 1st inning and slugged a grand slam to give Stockton a quick 4-0 lead on Saturday. Nunez would later double in a run to finish the night with 5 RBIs. Matt Olson, getting the start in right field, singled, doubled, homered and drove in 2 runs, while first baseman Ryon Healy had 3 hits, and second baseman Wade Kirkland doubled in a pair. Despite allowing 4 runs on 8 hits over 5 2/3 innings, starter Josh Bowman picked up his 4th win, while RHP Bobby Wahl tossed a scoreless 9th in his first appearance for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Las Vegas 51s                   5

Sacramento River Cats  7

WP – Pomeranz 1-0 / 3.41

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Pomeranz

(7 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

LHP Drew Pomeranz turned in his third straight strong start for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs and striking out 7 over 7 innings to earn his 1st win for the River Cats, while RHP Jeremy McBryde came on to get the last two outs with the tying run at the plate to pick up his 11th save on Saturday. Outfielder Nick Buss had a big night at the plate, collecting 3 hits and driving in 4 runs, while second baseman Jose Martinez doubled in a pair, and outfielder Billy Burns went 1 for 5 to post his first hit for Sacramento. Meanwhile, River Cats infielder Jake Elmore was claimed off waivers by Cincinnati while, with Nick Punto’s injury in Saturday’s game for the A’s, it’s possible that Sacramento shortstop Andy Parrino could soon be making a return trip to Oakland.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks      4

Midland RockHounds  2

LP – Dull 4-5 / 3.55

HR – Coleman (12)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Shawn Haviland

(7 1/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

 

Starter Shawn Haviland had an impressive outing for the RockHounds on Saturday, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits over 7 1/3 innings, but he left with the game a 1-1 tie, and RHP Ryan Dull gave up 3 runs in the 9th to take the loss. Shortstop Dusty Coleman homered and drove in 2 runs, while second baseman Conner Crumbliss doubled, and outfielder Kent Matthes collected a pair of hits in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #1

Cedar Rapids Kernels  4

Beloit Snappers          2

LP – Michaud 3-1 / 4.30

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Melvin Mercedes

(2 for 5 / Double)

 

RHP Joe Michaud allowed 4 runs over 5 innings of work to take the loss in the completion of Friday night’s suspended game at Beloit. Second baseman Melvin Mercedes singled, doubled and scored the Snappers’ first run, while left fielder Justin Higley had a pair of hits, and right fielder Tyler Marincov doubled in a run for Beloit.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #2

Cedar Rapids Kernels  5

Beloit Snappers          2

LP – Seddon 2-2 / 5.14

HR – Marincov (16)

Trivino

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Lou Trivino

(5 1/3 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

 

Starter Lou Trivino had a strong outing for the Snappers on Saturday, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, and striking out 5 over 5 1/3 innings of work, while RHP Joel Seddon surrendered 3 runs in 1 inning of relief to take his 2nd loss. Outfielder Tyler Marincov singled and homered for the Snappers.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Mahoning Valley Scrappers  2

Vermont Lake Monsters    3

WP – Burke 4-2 / 3.80

HR – Santana (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Burke

(5 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

RHP A.J. Burke had a solid start for the Lake Monsters on Saturday, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits over 5 innings of work to earn his 4th win, while RHP Koby Gauna tossed a scoreless 9th for his 5th save. Shortstop Gabriel Santana hit a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning to give the Lake Monsters the lead, while outfielder Ben McQuown singled, doubled and drove in a run, and designated hitter Yairo Munoz singled, walked and stole his 7th base for Vermont.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL D-backs  5

AZL A’s          8

WP – Beasley 2-2 / 8.78

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Trace Loehr

(Double / 3 RBIs)

 

This year’s 6th-round draft pick for the A’s, shortstop Trace Loehr, doubled in 3 runs in a 7-run 4th inning for the AZL A’s on Saturday, while third baseman Miguel Mercedes singled, doubled and drove in a pair, and outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz doubled, walked twice and scored twice. Starter Kevin Ferreras tossed 3 scoreless innings, while LHP Derek Beasley picked up the win despite allowing 3 runs, 1 earned, in 1 inning of relief, and Jesus Rivas tossed 2 scoreless innings to earn his 3rd save for the A’s.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Las Vegas @ Sacramento – 5:05pm PT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Stockton @ San Jose – 5:00pm PT

Cedar Rapids @ Beloit – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Mahoning Valley @ Vermont – 2:05pm PT / 5:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Cubs – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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