Tuesday, August 5th: Tim Alderson Pitches Ports to Victory while Kent Matthes Homers Again in Hounds Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Tim Alderson (6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 7 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Tim Alderson (6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide   2

Stockton Ports   7

WP – Alderson 2-0 / 2.82

HR – Crocker (11)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tim Alderson

(6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 7 K / Win)

Former 1st-round draft pick Tim Alderson turned in his third straight quality start for Stockton, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits while striking out 7 over 6 innings of work to earn his 2nd win on Tuesday. Shortstop Daniel Robertson had 3 hits and drove in 2 runs, while outfielder Bobby Crocker homered for the second straight day, and designated hitter Ryon Healy singled in a pair for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Las Vegas 51s                   3

Sacramento River Cats  0

LP – McGuire 1-1 / 1.98

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Nick Buss

(1 for 3)

 

The River Cats managed just 1 hit on Tuesday, coming off the bat of right fielder Nick Buss in the 5th inning for Sacramento. Center fielder Billy Burns went 0 for 4 and struck out twice in his fifth game for the Cats, while shortstop Andy Parrino and first baseman Anthony Aliotti struck out 3 times apiece in the loss. Starter Deck McGuire allowed 3 runs on 8 hits over 5 2/3 innings to take the loss for Sacramento.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Tulsa Drillers                     5

Midland RockHounds  4

LP – Murphy 4-3 / 3.95

HR – Matthes (13)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Kent Matthes

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs / Walk / Stolen Base)

 

Last week’s Texas League Player of the Week Kent Matthes continued his hot hitting on Tuesday. Matthes homered in his second straight game and also singled, walked, stole a base and drove in a pair of runs for the RockHounds. Designated hitter Conner Crumbliss had 2 doubles and drove in a run, while first baseman Max Muncy and outfielder Kenny Wilson had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds. Starter Sean Murphy allowed 3 runs in just 3 innings of work to take his 3rd loss, while RHP Murphy Smith allowed 1 run in 4 innings of relief for the RockHounds.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers        3

Clinton LumberKings  5

LP – Mathews 1-1 / 6.23

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Soto

(2 for 5 / Double / Walk / RBI)

 

RHP Joey Wagman allowed 3 runs over 6 innings of work in his second start for the Snappers, while outfielder Ryan Mathews, who’d taken the mound in the 13th, gave up 2 runs in the 14th to take the loss. First baseman Michael Soto singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run, while shortstop Melvin Mercedes and outfielders Justin Higley and B.J. Boyd had a pair of hits apiece for the Snappers.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Rangers  3

AZL A’s          0

LP – Zambrano 4-3 / 5.40

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jesus Zambrano

(5 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)

17-year-old RHP Jesus Zambrano allowed 2 runs and struck out 4 in 5 innings of work to take his 3rd loss, while RHP Tyler Willman gave up 1 run in 1 inning of relief, and LHP Alex Nolasco and RHPs Heath Fillmyer and Ben Bracewell each tossed 1 scoreless inning for the A’s. Outfielders Vicmal De La Cruz and Jonesy Zarraga both singled to provide the A’s only hits of the game.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Tulsa @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

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

Vermont @ Aberdeen – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Rangers – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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