Thursday, August 21st: Chad Pinder Helps Ports Win Big while Drew Pomeranz Takes 1st Loss for Sacramento

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Chad Pinder (3 for 6 / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Chad Pinder (3 for 6 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports       11

Lake Elsinore Storm  3

WP – Alderson 4-0 / 4.39

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Chad Pinder

(3 for 6 / Double / 2 RBIs)

Shortstop Chad Pinder helped lead Stockton to an 11-3 victory on Thursday night. Pinder collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 2 runs, while outfielder Tyler Marincov doubled, had a pair of singles and drove in a run, and third baseman Renato Nunez had 3 hits and drove in a pair for the Ports. Starter Tim Alderson allowed 3 runs over 7 innings of work to earn his 4th win for Stockton.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  1

Memphis Redbirds             7

LP – Pomeranz 3-1 / 3.69

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Jose Martinez

(2 for 3 / Walk / RBI)

 

Starter Drew Pomeranz had a rocky outing for the River Cats on Thursday, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits, including a pair of home runs, over 5 2/3 innings to take his 1st loss for Sacramento. Second baseman Jose Martinez had 2 hits and drove in the River Cats’ only run of the game, while outfielder Nick Buss, singled, walked and stole a base, and shortstop Tyler Ladendorf had a pair of hits in the loss.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

GAME #1

Corpus Christi Hooks      1

Midland RockHounds  4

WP – Smith 2-4 / 4.09

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Murphy Smith

(5 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

RHP Murphy Smith turned in a strong start for the RockHounds, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 4 over 5 2/3 innings to earn the win in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader at Midland. RHP Jose Flores got the final four outs for his 10th save. Outfielder Kenny Wilson had 3 hits, stole a base and drove in a run, while catcher Blake Forsythe doubled and drove in a pair, and second baseman Conner Crumbliss singled, doubled and drove in a run for the RockHounds.

 

GAME #2

Corpus Christi Hooks      5

Midland RockHounds  0

LP – Granier 7-7 / 4.54

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Bruce Maxwell

(2 for 3)

 

Starter Drew Granier allowed 5 runs in just 3 innings of work to take his 7th loss for Midland in the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader. RHP Tim Sexton tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief for the RockHounds. Midland managed just 5 hits in the game. Catcher Bruce Maxwell had a pair of singles, while outfielder Jeremy Barfield tripled for the Hounds’ only extra-base hit of the game.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  5

Beloit Snappers                2

LP – Roberts 0-4 / 2.48

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Justin Higley

(3 for 4 / Double)

 

Starter Hunter Adkins gave up 2 runs in 4 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Sam Roberts allowed 2 unearned runs in 2 innings of relief to take the loss on Thursday. Outfielder Justin Higley collected 3 hits, including a double, while second baseman Melvin Mercedes singled, doubled and walked, and outfielder B.J. Boyd doubled in a run for the Snappers.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

Tri-City ValleyCats               2

WP – Burke 5-3 / 4.40

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Burke

(5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

RHP A.J. Burke turned in a strong start on Thursday, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits and striking out 3 over 5 innings of work to earn his 5th win, while RHP Blake McMullen tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to pick up his 1st save for Vermont. Outfielder J.P. Sportman and first baseman John Nogowski both singled, doubled and drove in a run, while third baseman Max Kuhn singled, stole a base and scored twice, and second baseman Gabriel Santana singled in a run for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Angels  3

AZL A’s        3

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jesus Zambrano

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

Starter Jesus Zambrano had a solid outing on Thursday, allowing 2 runs while walking none and striking out 7 over 6 innings of work in a rare Arizona League tie after the game was called due to lightning. Second baseman Trace Loehr singled, doubled, stole a base and scored a run, while outfielder Robert Martinez tripled in a pair of runs to tie things up just before the game was called in the bottom of the 8th inning.

 

Friday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Memphis – 5:05pm PT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Rancho Cucamonga – 7:05pm PT

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

Staten Island @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Mariners – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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