Tuesday, August 26th: Matt Buschmann Notches 3-Hit Shutout Victory for Sacramento while Stockton Wins to Clinch Second Half Division Title

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Matt Buschmann (9 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 10 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Matt Buschmann (9 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 10 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  2

Nashville Sounds                0

WP – Buschmann 9-6 / 4.24

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Matt Buschmann

(9 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 10 K / Win)

Sacramento starter Matt Buschmann tossed a 3-hit shutout to earn his 9th win for the River Cats on Tuesday. The 30-year-old right-hander walked none and struck out 10 en route to his first career complete-game shutout. Shortstop Tyler Ladendorf singled in the River Cats’ only 2 runs of the night, while catcher Ryan Ortiz and outfielder Billy Burns both singled and scored for Sacramento. With a slim 1-game lead over the Reno Aces in the PCL’s Pacific Northern Division, the River Cats will face off against Nashville again on Wednesday before returning home to Raley Field to host a season-ending 5-game series against rival Reno, which will determine the division winner.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  4

San Antonio Missions     3

WP – Doolittle 5-3 / 3.33

HR – Coleman (18)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Dusty Coleman

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

With the RockHounds down by a run in the top of the 8th, shortstop Dusty Coleman hit a 2-run homer to provide the margin of victory for Midland on Tuesday. Outfielder Chad Oberacker tripled in a run in the 7th, while third baseman Max Muncy singled, doubled, walked and scored, and Hiro Nakajima, filling in at first base, had a pair of hits for the Hounds. Starter Murphy Smith allowed 3 runs on 7 hits over 3 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Ryan Doolittle tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to earn the win, and RHP Jose Flores pitched a perfect 9th to post his 11th save.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  2

Stockton Ports    3

WP – Avila 3-1 / 3.19

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jonathan Joseph

(4 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

 

RHP Jonathan Joseph was solid again in his second straight spot start for Stockton, striking out 6 over 4 scoreless innings for the Ports. RHP Andres Avila tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to earn the win, while RHP Austin House got the final four outs to notch his 19th save and secure the second-half title in the California League’s North Division for Stockton. Second baseman Chad Pinder singled, doubled and stole a base, while shortstop Daniel Robertson singled, walked and scored, and outfielder Jaycob Brugman doubled in a run for Stockton. After completing their regular season schedule on Monday, the Ports will compete in a 3-game playoff series that starts next Wednesday.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers                 2

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  6

LP – Adkins 1-5 / 4.47

HR – Higley (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Justin Higley

(Home Run)

 

Starter Hunter Adkins allowed 6 runs, 4 earned, over 6 innings of work to take his 5th loss on Tuesday, while RHP Sam Bragg pitched 2 perfect innings in relief for the Snappers. Outfielder Justin Higley homered, while first baseman Michael Soto singled, stole a base and drove in the only other run of the game for the Snappers.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

Tri-City ValleyCats               1

WP – Burke 6-3 / 3.99

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Burke

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

 

RHP A.J. Burke turned in an impressive start for the Lake Monsters, allowing just 1 hit while walking none and striking out 6 over 6 shutout innings to earn his 6th win on Tuesday, while RHP Koby Gauna tossed a scoreless 9th to notch his 11th save. First baseman John Nogowski singled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs, while outfielder Scott Masik singled, doubled, stole a base and scored twice for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL D-backs  3

AZL A’s          6

WP – Zambrano 6-3 / 4.33

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jesus Zambrano

(6 1/3 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

Rehabbing RHP Tanner Peters started things off by giving up 1 run and striking out 3 in 1 2/3 innings of work. RHP Jesus Zambrano, who just turned 18 on Saturday, then came on to allow 1 run on just 2 hits while striking out 7 over 6 1/3 innings to earn his 6th win on Tuesday. Catcher Argenis Raga singled, doubled, walked and drove in 2 runs, while second baseman Jesus Lopez and outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz drove in a pair of runs apiece for the A’s.

 

In Other News…

Arizona Fall League rosters were announced on Tuesday. Stockton shortstop Daniel Robertson, first baseman Matt Olson, outfielder Boog Powell and reliever Austin House, along with Midland pitchers Drew Granier and Tanner Peters, were all named to the A’s AFL team, which will begin play in early October. Coincidentally, former A’s prospect Addison Russell will also be joining them on the Mesa Solar Sox squad.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT

Midland @ San Antonio – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Peoria – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

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

AZL A’s @ AZL Cubs (Game #1) – 5:00pm PT

AZL A’s @ AZL Cubs (Game #2)

 

 

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