Sunday, August 24th: Chris Lamb K’s 17 in Stockton Loss while A’s Recall Dan Otero from Sacramento and Jack White Pays a Visit to the Coliseum

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Chris Lamb (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 17 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Chris Lamb (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 17 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports                       0

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  3

LP – Lamb 4-5 / 3.10

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Lamb

(7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 17 K)

Stockton starter Chris Lamb tied a California League record by striking out 10 straight batters on Sunday, but he still ended up taking the loss. Lamb surrendered a home run in the 1st inning and allowed just 3 hits the rest of the way while striking out a career-high 17 in 7 innings of work. In addition to striking out 10 straight, the left-hander also recorded his final 14 outs on strikeouts. RHP Nolan Sanburn gave up 2 runs in 1 inning of relief for the Ports. Shortstop Daniel Robertson singled, doubled and walked, while designated hitter Bobby Crocker doubled for Stockton’s only other extra-base hit of the game.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  2

Memphis Redbirds           14

LP – Castro 9-8 / 4.46

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(2 Doubles / RBI)

 

RHP Angel Castro had his second straight rough start for Sacramento on Sunday, allowing 7 runs, 6 earned, over 6 innings of work to take the loss, while RHP Tucker Healy surrendered 5 runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief for the River Cats. Outfielder Shane Peterson had 2 doubles and drove in Sacramento’s first run of the game, while third baseman Alden Carrithers had a pair of hits and also drove in a run for the River Cats. With A’s closer Sean Doolittle landing on the disabled list, RHP Dan Otero was recalled by Oakland. The A’s also acquired minor league catcher Bryan Anderson from the Reds, who is likely to be assigned to Sacramento. And first baseman Kyle Blanks, who had been with the River Cats on a rehab assignment, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders        5

Midland RockHounds  2

LP – Sexton 1-1 / 4.73

HR – Forsythe (5)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Deryk Hooker

(4 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

 

RHP Deryk Hooker was solid in a spot start for the RockHounds on Sunday, allowing just 3 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 4 scoreless innings of work, and he left the game with a 1-run lead. But RHP Tim Sexton gave up 5 runs in 3 innings of relief to take the loss. First baseman Blake Forsythe homered to put the Hounds on the board in the bottom of the 3rd, while designated hitter Jeremy Barfield doubled for Midland’s only other extra-base hit of the day, and outfielder D’Arby Myers drove in a run for the RockHounds.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers                 4

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  2

WP – Stalcup 6-4 / 3.89

HR – Mathews (11), Soto (5)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Ryan Mathews

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Outfielder Ryan Mathews hit his third home run in the last two days, a crucial 2-run shot in the 7th, to help the Snappers win on Sunday. First baseman Michael Soto slugged a solo shot, while second baseman Chih Fang Pan singled for the Snappers only other hit of the game. Starter Matt Stalcup was solid, allowing just 1 run and striking out 6 over 5 innings of work to earn his 6th win, while RHP Joel Seddon got the final three outs for his 1st save.

 

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

Staten Island Yankees         3

Vermont Lake Monsters  1

LP – Overton 0-1 / 1.50

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

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

 

Despite taking the loss, LHP Dillon Overton turned in another strong outing in his return from Tommy John surgery, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 3 innings of work on Sunday. This year’s 3rd-round draft pick Brett Graves tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief, while 2nd-round pick Daniel Gossett pitched 2 perfect innings for the Lake Monsters. Vermont managed just 3 hits in the game, one apiece by outfielders Scott Masik and Max Kuhn and third baseman Gabriel Santana.

 

In Other News…

Oakland placed LHP Sean Doolittle on the disabled list and recalled RHP Dan Otero from Sacramento on Sunday. The A’s also transferred first baseman Kyle Blanks to the 60-day disabled list and acquired catcher Geovany Soto from the Rangers and minor league catcher Bryan Anderson from the Reds. It’s assumed that Anderson will end up being assigned to Sacramento and that Soto will join the A’s roster on Monday when catcher John Jaso is likely to be placed on the disabled list due to recurring concussion symptoms.

That wasn’t the only unexpected news at the Coliseum on Sunday. There was also a rock star in the house. Jack White, who played San Francisco’s Civic Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, showed up to visit the clubhouse, shag fly balls in the outfield and take in Sunday night’s A’s game. At Saturday night’s show, he dedicated a cover of cLOUDDEAD’s “Dead Dogs Two” to the A’s. And on Sunday, he made friends with A’s legend Rickey Henderson and the A’s rock-and-roll loving general manager Billy Beane, as seen in the photos below taken from the A’s twitter feed and Third Man Records’ instagram account…

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Monday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT

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

Beloit @ Wisconsin – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Vermont @ Tri-City – 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Giants – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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