Wednesday, September 3rd: Tim Alderson & Michael Ynoa Struggle in Stockton’s Loss while Nate Long & Hiro Nakajima Have a Rough Time as RockHounds Lose

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Catcher Beau Taylor (2 for 2 / 2 Walks / Home Run)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Catcher Beau Taylor (2 for 2 / 2 Walks / Home Run)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

California League North Division Miniseries – Game #1

Stockton Ports    3

Visalia Rawhide  13

LP – Alderson 0-1 / 16.20

HR – Taylor (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(2 for 2 / 2 Walks / Home Run)

A pair of 5-run innings did in the Ports in the first game of their best-of-three California League playoff series on Wednesday night. Starter Tim Alderson allowed a total of 6 runs, 5 in the 4th inning, to take the loss. RHP Michael Ynoa gave up another 4 runs in the 6th on a hit batter, a single, a double, a walk and an errant pickoff throw. Ynoa apparently injured himself on the throw and walked off the field with the trainer after the attempted pickoff. RHP Bobby Wahl replaced him and immediately surrendered a home run to the first batter he faced, while RHP Josh Bowman gave up 2 more runs in the 8th. Catcher Beau Taylor reached base 5 times, on a single, a pair of walks, a hit-by-pitch and a 2nd inning home run which briefly gave Stockton the lead. First baseman Matt Olson doubled twice, singled, walked and drove in a run, while shortstop Daniel Robertson singled twice, walked twice and scored a run, and designated hitter Renato Nunez singled in a run in the loss. The series moves to Stockton on Thursday with LHP Chris Lamb taking the mound for the Ports.

Click here for more on the Midland RockHounds’ Game #1 Result…

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Texas League South Division Championship Series – Game #1

Midland RockHounds  3

Frisco RoughRiders       7

LP – Long 0-1 / 2.25

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Kenny Wilson

(2 for 5 / Triple / Run)

 

A 6-run 1st inning put the RockHounds in a hole they couldn’t climb out of in the first game of their best-of-five Texas League playoff series on Wednesday night. Starter Nate Long gave up a leadoff homer before Hiro Nakajima, getting the start at first base, missed a catch that should have been the second out and helped open the door for 5 unearned runs to score before the inning was through. Center fielder Kenny Wilson singled and tripled for the Hounds’ only extra-base hit of the game and also scored a run, while right fielder Kent Matthes had a pair of hits and drove in a run, and catcher Blake Forsythe singled in a run for the RockHounds. RHP Chris Jensen is scheduled to take the mound for Midland on Thursday.

 

Thursday’s Games:

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

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:15pm PT

 

 

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