Wednesday, August 13th: Chad Pinder’s 3-Run Homer Leads Ports to Victory while Luke Montz Homers and Doubles Twice in AZL Doubleheader

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Chad Pinder (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Chad Pinder (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   5

Visalia Rawhide   2

WP – Bowman 6-7 / 5.11

HR – Pinder (13)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Chad Pinder

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

After going 0 for his last 18, shortstop Chad Pinder stepped to the plate in the top of the 4th with two men on and the game a scoreless tie and slugged a 3-run homer to provide the Ports with all the runs they would need on Wednesday night. Catcher Beau Taylor doubled in a run in the 5th, while outfielder Bobby Crocker and designated hitter Renato Nunez had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports. Starter Josh Bowman allowed 2 runs and struck out 5 over 6 innings of work to earn his 6th win, while RHPs Kris Hall and Rodolfo Fernandez each tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief, and RHP Austin House pitched a perfect 9th to post his 17th save.

Click here for more on Sacramento, Midland, Beloit, Vermont & AZL A’s…

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  4

Sacramento River Cats    2

LP – Neal 5-7 / 4.65

zn515ba73c01e8d.preview-300

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(7 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 3 K)

 

RHP Zach Neal turned in a solid start for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs in 7 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss on Wednesday. LHP Joe Savery gave up 2 runs in just 1/3 of an inning, while RHP Seth Frankoff tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief. Outfielder Billy Burns had a pair of hits and scored twice, while designated hitter Daric Barton singled and drove in a run, and rehabbing first baseman Kyle Blanks went 1 for 2 and also drove in a run for the River Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  4

Tulsa Drillers                     9

LP – Granier 7-6 / 4.27

HR – Marte (10)

jm52217e2c9846c.preview-300b

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jefry Marte

(2 for 3 / Home Run)

 

RHP Drew Granier had his second straight shaky start for the RockHounds, allowing 8 runs, 6 earned, over just 3 innings of work to take his 6th loss on Wednesday. Third baseman Jefry Marte walked twice, singled and homered, while outfielder Kent Matthes walked and singled in a pair, and outfielder Kenny Wilson had 3 hits and drove in a run for the RockHounds.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Cedar Rapids Kernels  6

Beloit Snappers          1

LP – Trivino 6-9 / 4.94

Pan

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chih Fang Pan

(Double / RBI)

 

Starter Lou Trivino allowed 4 runs on 8 hits over 7 innings of work on Wednesday to take his 9th loss for the Snappers, while RHP Trevor Bayless gave up 2 runs in 2 innings of relief. Second baseman Chih Fang Pan doubled in Beloit’s only run of the game, while first baseman Michael Soto singled, walked and scored, and designated hitter Ryan Mathews had a pair of hits for the Snappers.

 

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

Aberdeen IronBirds

Vermont Lake Monsters

(POSTPONED)

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

GAME #1

AZL A’s              2

AZL White Sox  8

LP – Peters 0-1 / 24.00

HR – Montz (1)

2013 Oakland Athletics Photo Day

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Luke Montz

(Home Run)

 

RHP Tanner Peters had a rough time in his third rehab start, allowing 5 runs in just 1/3 of an inning to take the loss in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, while RHP Branden Kelliher gave up 1 run while walking 4 and striking out 4 in 2 1/3 innings of relief. The A’s managed just 4 hits in the game. Rehabbing catcher Luke Montz homered, while outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz singled and walked, and first baseman Miguel Mercedes had a pair of hits in the loss.

 

GAME #2

AZL White Sox  1

AZL A’s              2

WP – Navas 5-4 / 3.13

cndsc03335b

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Carlos Navas

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

 

RHP Carlos Navas celebrated his 22nd birthday by turning in another strong start for the A’s in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader. Navas allowed just 1 run on 3 hits and struck out 7 in 6 innings of work to earn his 5th win, while RHP Ben Bracewell tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief to earn his 2nd save. Designated hitter Luke Montz had a pair of doubles and drove in a run, while outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz singled, walked and scored, and outfielder Jonesy Zarraga brought around the winning run with a sacrifice fly for the A’s.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Colorado Springs @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Tulsa – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

Cedar Rapids @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Aberdeen @ Vermont (Game #1) – 3:05pm PT / 6:05pm ET

Aberdeen @ Vermont (Game #2)

 

 

Be sure to like A’s Farm’s page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @AthleticsFarm. You can also get our weekly A’s minor league newsletter e-mailed to you free by signing up here.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: