Saturday, August 9th: Jake Sanchez Strikes Out 12 and Daniel Robertson Goes 5 for 5 in Ports Win while Sacramento Shuts Out Reno

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Jake Sanchez (7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 12 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Jake Sanchez (7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 12 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts        1

Stockton Ports  13

WP – Sanchez 8-1 / 3.05

HR – Brugman (5), Taylor (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jake Sanchez

(7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 12 K)

On a night when the Ports put 13 runs on the board, it was pitcher Jake Sanchez who was the star of the night in Stockton. Sanchez allowed just 1 run on 3 hits while striking out a career-high 12 in 7 innings of work to earn his 8th win. With Stockton’s top starter, Seth Streich, on the disabled list with shoulder issues, Sanchez has emerged as the Ports’s best pitcher, putting together 8 wins in 10 starts and posting an impressive 3.05 ERA while striking out 63 in 62 innings. Meanwhile on Saturday, shortstop Daniel Robertson went 5 for 5 with a double and a walk and scored 4 times, while catcher Beau Taylor had 4 hits, drove in 4 runs and homered for the second straight night, outfielder Jaycob Brugman homered for the third time in the last four days, and first baseman Matt Olson and designated hitter Ryon Healy drove in 3 runs apiece for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  2

Reno Aces                          0

WP – Buschmann 7-6 / 4.68

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Matt Buschmann

(6 2/3 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

In a game that got off to a late start due to a rain delay in Reno, RHP Matt Buschmann turned in a strong start for Sacramento on Saturday, tossing 6 2/3 shutout innings to earn his 7th win, while RHP Jeremy McBryde got the final three outs for his 13th save. Designated hitter Daric Barton doubled in a run in the 1st, while outfielder Shane Peterson tripled and came around to score on third baseman Alden Carrithers’ RBI-single in the 4th, and first baseman Kyle Blanks went 1 for 2 with a pair of walks and scored a run in his first rehab appearance for the River Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Springfield Cardinals       3

Midland RockHounds  9

WP – Jensen 11-7 / 3.49

HR – Coleman (13), Crumbliss (9)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Conner Crumbliss

(Home Run / 5 RBIs)

 

Second baseman Conner Crumbliss had a big night for Midland, driving in a total of 5 runs on a 3-run homer and a 2-run single while also stealing his 11th base of the season. Shortstop Dusty Coleman walked, homered and scored 4 times, while outfielder Kent Matthes doubled in 2 runs, and first baseman Max Muncy and outfielder Kenny Wilson had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds. Starter Chris Jensen allowed 3 runs on 8 hits over 5 innings of work to pick up his 11th win to tie him for the league lead with teammate Nate Long. RHP Ryan Doolittle tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, while RHP Jose Flores got the final five outs for his 8th save. Meanwhile, RHP Sean Murphy will skip his scheduled start on Sunday with a sore elbow while RHP Murphy Smith will make the spot start in his place.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers                1

Quad Cities River Bandits  6

LP – Mendez 2-7 / 4.48

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(2 for 4 / RBI)

 

RHP Junior Mendez had a rough start for the Snappers, allowing 6 runs on 6 hits, including a pair of home runs, over 4 2/3 innings to take his 7th loss on Saturday. Outfielder Tyler Marincov had 2 hits and drove in a run, while shortstop Melvin Mercedes doubled, walked and scored a run, and outfielder B.J. Boyd had a pair of singles for the Snappers.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  5

Auburn Doubledays             2

WP – Grundy 3-5 / 4.64

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder J.P. Sportman

(2 for 5 / 2 RBIs)

 

LHP Jerad Grundy had a solid start for the Lake Monsters on Saturday, allowing 2 runs and striking out 4 over 5 innings of work to earn his 3rd win, while RHP Koby Gauna pitched a perfect 9th to post his 7th save. Outfielder J.P. Sportman had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs, while designated hitter Max Kuhn singled and doubled, and third baseman Jose Brizuela had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the Lake Monsters.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Reno – 6:05pm PT

Springfield @ Midland – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 6:05pm PT

Beloit @ Quad Cities – 3:00pm PT / 5:00pm CT

Vermont @ Auburn – 2:05pm PT / 5:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Padres – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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