Thursday, August 7th: Josh Bowman Pitches 7 Shutout Innings to Help Ports Win while Cats & Hounds Both Come Up Short

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Josh Bowman (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Josh Bowman (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts      0

Stockton Ports  6

WP – Bowman 5-7 / 5.23

HR – Olson (34), Brugman (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Josh Bowman

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

RHP Josh Bowman turned in an impressive start for Stockton to help the Ports win their sixth straight on Thursday. Bowman allowed just 3 hits while walking none and striking out 4 over 7 shutout innings to earn his 5th win. RHPs Kris Hall and Blake Hassebrock both tossed a scoreless inning in relief. First baseman Matt Olson hit a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 1st, while outfielder Jaycob Brugman had a pair of singles and homered for the second straight night for Stockton.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  5

Reno Aces                           7

LP – Neal 5-6 / 4.81

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Nick Buss

(2 for 5 / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

RHP Zach Neal had a rough start for the River Cats on Thursday, allowing 7 runs on 12 hits in just 4 innings of work to take his 6th loss for Sacramento. Outfielder Nick Buss singled, doubled and drove in 3 runs, while shortstop Andy Parrino drove in a pair. Designated hitter Daric Barton singled and drew 3 walks, and outfielder Billy Burns singled twice, walked twice and scored twice, but he was thrown out in his only stolen base attempt of the night.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Tulsa Drillers                     8

Midland RockHounds  5

LP – Granier 7-5 / 3.91

HR – Crumbliss (8)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Conner Crumbliss

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Drew Granier had a shaky outing for the RockHounds, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits in 4 innings of work to take his 5th loss on Thursday. Second baseman Conner Crumbliss hit a 2-run homer, while catcher Blake Forsythe singled, walked and drove in a pair, and outfielder Kenny Wilson doubled, walked, stole a base and scored twice in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers                4

Quad Cities River Bandits  1

WP – Trivino 6-8 / 4.93

HR – Boyd (5)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Lou Trivino

(7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

RHP Lou Trivino had a solid start for the Snappers on Thursday, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits and striking out 4 to earn his 6th win, while RHP Tyler Vail tossed a scoreless 8th and RHP Sam Bragg got the final three outs in the 9th for his 6th save. Outfielder B.J. Boyd hit a 2-run homer, while first baseman Michael Soto collected 3 hits, and outfielder Ryan Mathews walked and doubled for Beloit.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  9

Aberdeen IronBirds              1

WP – Vattuone 1-1 / 3.32

HR – Brizuela (4), Kuhn (4)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jose Brizuela

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Corey Miller allowed 1 run on 6 hits over 3 innings of work, while RHP Dominique Vattuone tossed 2 scoreless innings to earn his 1st win for Vermont. Third baseman Jose Brizuela walked, singled and hit a 2-run homer, while left fielder Max Kuhn slugged a solo shot. Center fielder J.P. Sportman had 3 hits, including a double, and second baseman Trent Gilbert and catcher Jose Chavez drove in a pair apiece for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s          9

AZL Brewers  3

WP – Navas 4-4 / 3.33

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Carlos Navas

(7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

RHP Carlos Navas turned in another strong start on Thursday, allowing just 3 hits and striking out 5 over 7 shutout innings to earn his 4th win for the A’s. Second baseman Trace Loehr singled, doubled and drove in 2, while outfielder Rodolfo Penalo and shortstop Edwin Diaz had a pair of hits apiece and each swiped a base for the A’s.

 

Friday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Reno – 7:05pm PT

Springfield @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Quad Cities – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

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

AZL Brewers @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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