Sunday, August 3rd: Chris Lamb Pitches Ports to Victory while Kent Matthes Helps Hounds Win and Daric Barton Homers in Cats Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Chris Lamb (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Chris Lamb (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   7

San Jose Giants   2

WP – Lamb 4-2 / 3.09

HR – Olson (32)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Lamb

(7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

LHP Chris Lamb turned in an impressive start for Stockton on Sunday, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 7 over 7 shutout innings to earn his 4th win for the Ports. Matt Olson, getting another start in right field, had 3 hits, including a 2-run homer, while outfielder Bobby Crocker collected a single and 2 doubles, and catcher Ryan Gorton drove in a pair of runs for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Las Vegas 51s                   7

Sacramento River Cats  2

LP – Buschmann 6-6 / 5.00

HR – Barton (5)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Daric Barton

(Home Run)

 

Starter Matt Buschmann had a rocky outing for the River Cats on Sunday, allowing 4 runs on 9 hits and 5 walks over 6 2/3 innings to take his 6th loss on Sunday. Designated hitter Daric Barton homered in the 7th to put the Cats on the board, while right fielder Nick Buss had a pair of hits, and left fielder Shane Peterson doubled and scored a run for the River Cats. Meanwhile, Sacramento catcher Luis Exposito was released, and the A’s signed minor league catcher Luis Martinez, who had been playing for Salt Lake before being cut loose by the Angels, and added him to the River Cats roster. Martinez has served brief major league stints with both San Diego and Texas.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks      3

Midland RockHounds  6

WP – Jensen 10-7 / 3.42

HR – Matthes (12), Marte (9)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Kent Matthes

(Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Outfielder Kent Matthes continued his hot hitting on Sunday, collecting a home run and a double and driving in 2 runs for the RockHounds. Matthes has now notched 7 home runs over his last 9 games. Third baseman Jefry Marte singled, homered and drove in a pair, while outfielder D’Arby Myers had 3 hits, drove in a run and scored twice, and shortstop Dusty Coleman singled, doubled, walked and scored a run for the RockHounds. Starter Chris Jensen allowed 3 runs over 5 1/3 innings to pick up his 10th win, while RHP Jose Flores got the final two outs for his 6th save.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Cedar Rapids Kernels  4

Beloit Snappers          6

WP – Stalcup 3-3 / 4.65

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Matt Stalcup

(5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

LHP Matt Stalcup had a solid start for the Snappers, allowing just 1 run and striking out 5 over 5 innings to earn his 3rd win, while RHP Sam Bragg pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings in relief to post his 5th save on Sunday. First baseman Michael Soto had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in a pair of runs, while third baseman Luis Baez doubled and scored, and outfielder Justin Higley and shortstop Branden Cogswell both drove in a run for Beloit.

 

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

Mahoning Valley Scrappers  2

Vermont Lake Monsters    6

WP – Grundy 2-5 / 4.74

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jerad Grundy

(5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 1 K / Win)

 

Starter Jerad Grundy turned in a strong outing for the Lake Monsters on Sunday, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits over 5 innings to earn his 2nd win, while LHP Jose Torres tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief for his 2nd save. Shortstop Yairo Munoz singled, doubled, stole a base and scored twice, while catcher Seongmin Kim doubled in a pair of runs for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s

AZL Cubs

(POSTPONED)

 

Monday’s Games:

Las Vegas @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Clinton – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Mahoning Valley @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

 

 

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