Category: Daily Farm Reports

Saturday, May 19th: Cats and Bees Mount Come-From-Behind Wins as Hounds and Ports Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats outfielder Michael Taylor (3 for 5 / Double / RBI)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats  7

Albuquerque Isotopes   6

(WP – Carignan 2-0 / 1.46)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Taylor

(3 for 5 / Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Michael Taylor doubled in the winning run in the 9th inning to give the River Cats the come-from-behind win on Saturday night. Catcher Derek Norris hit a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning and tripled and scored the tying run in the 8th. Infielder Brandon Hicks contributed 2 hits, including a double, and drove in the tying run in the 8th. Starter A.J. Griffin endured a rough outing, allowing 6 runs on 10 hits over 5 innings before right-hander Andrew Carignan eventually came on to earn the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Manny Ramirez, making his debut with the River Cats, went 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Corpus Christi Hooks  5

Midland RockHounds   4

(LP – Hernandez 0-2 / 9.24)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Conner Crumbliss

(Double / 2 Walks / 2 Runs / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Conner Crumbliss reached base 3 times, doubling and walking twice, swiped his 11th base and scored twice. Third baseman Josh Horton and catcher Ryan Lipkin both doubled, and second baseman Tyler Ladendorf collected 2 hits in the loss. Starter Sonny Gray tossed 3 shutout innings before apparently hurting his hand on a comebacker, but left-hander Carlos Hernandez allowed 3 runs over 2 2/3 innings to take the loss forMidland.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports  1

Modesto Nuts   5

(LP – Walz 2-4 / 3.78)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Myrio Richard

(RBI / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: Stockton’s offense struggled on Saturday, managing only 6 hits. Outfielder Myrio Richard singled in the Ports’ only run, catcher Max Stassi doubled, and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones collected 2 hits in the loss. Starter T.J. Walz struggled in his second straight outing, allowing 4 runs over 5 2/3 innings to take the loss.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Beloit Snappers  6

Burlington Bees  9

(WP – Perlman 1-1 / 2.70)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Max Perlman

(4 1/3 IP / 0 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Jonathan Joseph got off to a rough start, allowing 6 runs over 2 2/3 innings before giving way to right-hander Max Perlman, who tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win. Outfielder Eliezer Mesa tripled in 2 runs in Burlington’s big 5-run 7th inning on Saturday, and shortstop Sean Jamieson contributed 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and scored 3 times for the Bees.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Albuquerque – 12:35pm PT

(Banwart vs. Fife)

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 2:00pm CT

(Cisnero vs. Haviland)

San Jose @ Stockton – 2:05pm PT

(Bradley vs. Krol)

Beloit @ Burlington – 2:00pm CT

(Shibuya vs. Granier)

 

 

Friday, May 18th: Cats, Ports & Bees Fall as Straily K’s 15 in Hounds Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds pitcher Daniel Straily (7 IP / 1 ER / 15 K)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats  8

Albuquerque Isotopes   9

(LP – Miller 0-2 / 2.92)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Carter

(2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Chris Carter continued his tear, blasting 2 home runs on Friday night after launching 2 homers on Thursday. Infielder Brandon Hicks also continued his hot-hitting, doubling and tripling on Friday, outfielders Grant Green and Brandon Moss collected 2 hits apiece, but left-hander Fabio Castro allowed 6 runs in the 6th inning and right-hander Jim Miller gave up 1 run in the 10th to take the loss. Look for Manny Ramirez to join the River Cats lineup on Saturday.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Corpus Christi Hooks  5

Midland RockHounds   6

(WP – Huttenlocker 1-2 / 4.38)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Straily

(7 IP / 1 ER / 15 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Daniel Straily had his most dominant outing of the year, allowing just 1 run while striking out 15 over 7 innings of work. Unfortunately, the RockHounds’ bullpen couldn’t hold the lead, and left-hander A.J. Huttenlocker earned the win after coming on to strike out 1 batter in the 9th inning.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports  4

Modesto Nuts   9

(LP – Cole 0-7 / 7.82)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(Home Run / RBI / Walk / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Dusty Robinson made a good first impression in Stockton on Friday night, homering in his first game with the Ports after his promotion from Burlington.Stockton’s reigning offensive star, infielder Miles Head, collected 3 hits, including a double and a triple, to raise his batting average on the season to a robust .376 – and he could be the next in line for a promotion. Starter A.J. Cole had another rocky outing, allowing 6 runs on 10 hits over 4 innings to run his record to 0-7.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees                  3

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  5

(LP – Murphy 3-4 / 1.97)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Nick Rickles

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Sean Jamieson hit a solo homer to put Burlingtonon the board in the 1st inning and catcher Nick Rickles hit a 2-run shot in the 6th but, unfortunately, that was it for the Bees’ offense on Friday. Starter Sean Murphy allowed 5 runs over 7 2/3 innings of work to take the loss.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Albuquerque – 6:05pm PT

(Griffin vs. Savage)

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

(Seaton vs. Gray)

Stockton @ Modesto – 7:05pm PT

(Walz vs. Matzek)

Beloit @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

Thursday, May 17th: Cats Plate 16 as Hounds & Bees Win and Ports Take 2nd Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats first baseman Chris Carter (2 Home Runs / 6 RBIs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats  16

Albuquerque Isotopes    5

(WP – Peacock 5-1 / 4.17)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Carter

(2 Home Runs / 6 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: The River Cats erupted for 16 runs against Albuquerque on Thursday night. The barrage was led by first baseman Chris Carter, serving as the designated hitter for the night, who had 3 hits, including 2 homers, and drove in 6 runs. Infielder Brandon Hicks had 4 hits, including a triple and a homer, and drove in 5 runs. Catcher Derek Norris had 3 hits and drove in 4, while outfielder Grant Green had 3 hits and crossed the plate 4 times. Starter Brad Peacock allowed 5 runs and struck out 6 over 6 innings to earn his 5th win. The River Cats lineup will be getting an interesting addition when Manny Ramirez joins the team this Saturday inAlbuquerque.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Frisco RoughRiders    3

Midland RockHounds  8

(WP – Daley 5-2 / 4.69)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Ryan Ortiz

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher Ryan Ortiz homered and drove in 3 runs, shortstop Dusty Coleman drove in 2, and outfielder and leadoff hitter Conner Crumbliss contributed 3 hits and collected his 10th stolen base. Starter Gary Daley allowed 3 runs over 5 innings to earn his 5th win, while left-hander Sean Doolittle struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings of relief.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports  13

Modesto Nuts    1

(WP – Treinen 3-4 / 4.14)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Blake Treinen

(6 IP / 1 ER / 5 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: After losing 16 straight, the Ports won their 2nd in a row on Thursday night. After a few shaky outings, right-hander Blake Treinen got back on track with one of his best starts of the season, allowing just 1 run and striking out 5 over 6 innings of work to earn his 3rd win. Catcher Beau Taylor, serving as the designated hitter for the night, had 2 hits, including a triple, and drove in 5 runs, infielder Miles Head collected 4 hits and drove in 2, and outfielder Myrio Richard had 4 hits as well, including 3 doubles, and scored 4 times.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees                  8

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  3

(WP – Alcantara 3-4 / 4.42)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Wade Kirkland

(Home Run / Double / 5 RBIs)

 

Worth Noting: Infielder Wade Kirkland and outfielder Dusty Robinson both homered and doubled on Thursday, with Kirkland driving in 5 runs and Robinson driving in 2. Infielders B.A. Vollmuth and Ryan Pineda contributed 2 hits apiece, and starter Raul Alcantara allowed 3 runs and struck out 4 over 6 innings to earn his 3rd win.

 

Friday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Albuquerque – 6:05pm PT

(Godfrey vs. TBD)

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

(Cosart vs. Straily)

Stockton @ Modesto – 7:05pm PT

(Cole vs. Gomez)

Burlington @ Wisconsin – 6:35pm CT

(Murphy vs. Gagnon)

 

 

Wednesday, May 16th: Hounds Win as Bees Lose 5th Straight and Ports Snap 16-Game Skid

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones (3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Frisco RoughRiders    1

Midland RockHounds  7

(WP – Barham 1-0 / 1.08)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Murphy Smith

(7 1/3 IP / 1 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Murphy Smith had another solid outing for the RockHounds, allowing just 1 run over 7 1/3 innings of work. Designated hitter and leadoff man Conner Crumbliss had a big night at the plate with 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and he also drove in 3 runs in the RockHounds win.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports      5

Bakersfield Blaze  4

(WP – Thornton 2-0 / 6.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Ports finally snapped their 16-game losing streak on Wednesday night. Hot-hitting first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones hit his 8th home run to tie the game in the 8th inning and then singled in the game-winning run in the 9th. Catcher Max Stassi also homered to briefly give the Ports the lead in the 4th. Right-hander Zach Thornton earned the win with 2 scoreless innings of relief.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees                  4

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  5

(LP – Frankoff 0-2 / 2.30)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Sean Jamieson

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Bees lost their 5th straight on Wednesday. Shortstop Sean Jamieson homered and drove in 2 runs in the loss. Starter Brent Powers allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 5 innings or work. Right-hander Seth Frankoff came on to toss 4 1/3 innings in relief and only allowed 1 run but still took the loss.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Albuquerque – 5:35pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Frisco @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

(Murphy vs. Daley)

Stockton @ Modesto – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Burlington @ Wisconsin – 6:35pm CT

(Alcantara vs. Miller)

 

 

Tuesday, May 15th: Cats Win, Hounds & Bees Fall as Ports Drop 2 to Run Skid to 16

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Bruce Billings (6 IP / 2 ER / 6 K / Win)

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Iowa Cubs                     4

Sacramento River Cats  9

(WP – Billings 3-1 / 2.36)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

(6 IP / 2 ER / 6 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Bruce Billings had another solid outing for the River Cats on Tuesday, allowing 2 runs over 6 innings to earn his 3rd win. Outfielder Grant Green had 2 hits and drove in 3 runs, and shortstop Adam Rosales drove in 3 as well.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Frisco RoughRiders    5

Midland RockHounds  4

(LP – Hernandez 0-1 / 9.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Anthony Aliotti hit a 2-run homer, outfielder Michael Choice hit a solo shot, his 3rd home run of the season, and outfielder Jeremy Barfield continued his hot-hitting, going 3 for 3 to raise his average to .320. Starter Shawn Haviland tossed 3 scoreless innings before giving way to left-hander Carlos Hernandez, who gave up 5 runs in 2 innings to take the loss.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports     1

Bakersfield Blaze  2

(LP – Guzman 2-2 / 2.66)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jacob Brown

(5 IP / 1 ER / 8 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Ports dropped the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader to run their losing streak to 15 games. Starter Jacob Brown had a solid outing, allowing just 1 run and striking out 8 over 5 innings of work. Infielder Miles Head and outfielder Myrio Richard collected 2 hits apiece in the loss.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports     1

Bakersfield Blaze  6

(LP – Krol 0-3 / 5.91)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(Home Run / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Ports only managed 2 hits in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader and ran their epic losing streak to 16 games. First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones homered for Stockton’s only run, and starter Ian Krol allowed 5 runs, only 1 of which was earned, over 4 innings to run his record to 0-3.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees  0

Peoria Chiefs      2

(LP – Granier 5-2 / 2.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(7 IP / 1 ER / 6 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Bees were shut out by Peoriaon Tuesday, managing only 5 hits in the loss. Starter Drew Granier turned in another solid effort, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, over 7 innings, but still took his 2nd loss against 5 wins.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Frisco @ Midland – 6:30pm CT

(Brigham vs. Smith)

Stockton @ Bakersfield – 7:30pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Burlington @ Wisconsin – 6:35pm CT

(Powers vs. Moye)

 

 

Monday, May 14th: Hounds Win, Cats and Bees Fall as Ports Lose 14th Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds outfielder Jeremy Barfield (2 for 4 / Home Run / 1 RBI / 3 Runs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Iowa Cubs                     3

Sacramento River Cats  1

(LP – Banwart 3-2 / 5.48)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Luke Hughes

(Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: The River Cats managed only 4 hits against the Iowa Cubs on Monday. Infielder Luke Hughes doubled in Sacramento’s only run, Derek Norris, Brandon Moss and Brandon Hicks collected the Cats other hits, and starter Travis Banwart allowed 3 runs over 6 innings to run his record to 3-2.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Frisco RoughRiders    5

Midland RockHounds  6

(WP – Ortiz 2-1 / 1.32)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeremy Barfield

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 1 RBI / 3 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: The RockHounds came back in the 9th inning against Frisco on Monday to snap their 6-game losing streak. Outfielder Shane Peterson, who had been 0 for 4 in the game, singled in the game-winning run. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield, who’s been the team’s hottest hitter of late, had 2 hits, including a home run, and crossed the plate 3 times. Starter Sonny Gray allowed 2 runs over 4 2/3 innings of work, and right-hander Jonathan Ortiz picked up the win with 1 inning of scoreless relief.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports       6

Bakersfield Blaze  11

(LP – Walz 2-3 / 3.43)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Ports ran their epic losing streak to 14 games on Monday. They actually managed to tie the game in the top of the 6th inning, but then proceeded to give up a run in the bottom of the 6th, and another 6 runs in the bottom of the 8th. First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones’ 3-run homer was the big blow for the Ports in the 6th. Infielder Miles Head collected 2 hits in his return to the lineup after a personal absence. Starter T.J. Walz allowed 5 runs over 5 2/3 innings to take the loss.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees  1

Peoria Chiefs      2

(LP – Kilcrease 1-1 / 2.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jonathan Joseph

(5 IP / 1 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Burlington got a solid outing from starter Jonathan Joseph, who allowed just 1 run over 5 innings of work. Unfortunately, the Bees couldn’t muster much offense themselves. Outfielder Eliezer Mesa collected 2 hits, and third baseman B.A. Vollmuth singled in the Bees’ only run.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Iowa @ Sacramento – 12:05pm PT

(Wells vs. Billings)

Frisco @ Midland – 11:00am CT

(Loux vs. Haviland)

Game #1 – Stockton @ Bakersfield  – 3:00pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Game #2 – Stockton @ Bakersfield

(TBD vs. TBD)

Burlington @ Peoria – 11:00am CT

(Granier vs. Concepcion)

 

 

Sunday, May 13th: Cats and Bees Fall as Hounds Lose 6th Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats outfielder Michael Taylor (2 for 2 / Double / 2 Walks / Stolen Base)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Iowa Cubs                     4

Sacramento River Cats  3

(LP – Griffin 0-1 / 4.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Taylor

(2 for 2 / Double / 2 Walks / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Michael Taylor has picked up where he left off when the River Cats’ hottest hitter was promoted by the A’s a little over a week ago. He collected 2 hits on Sunday, raising his average to .360, infielders Luke Hughes, Stephen Parker and Adam Rosales each drove in a run in the loss, and right-hander A.J. Griffin, making his first start since his promotion from Midland, allowed 3 runs in 6 innings of work to take the loss.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds   4

San Antonio Missions  7

(LP – Straily 1-4 / 4.37)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeremy Barfield

(Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: The RockHounds lost their 6th straight on Sunday. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield drove in 2 runs for the RockHounds, and first baseman Michael Spina and second baseman Tyler Ladendorf drove in a run apiece. Starter Daniel Straily had his shakiest outing of the season, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits over 5 innings to take his 4th loss.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees  3

Peoria Chiefs      5

(LP – Murphy 3-3 / 1.27)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

(6 IP / 1 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sean Murphy had another solid outing, allowing just 1 run and striking out 5 over 6 innings of work, but the Bees were unable to push a run across the plate before his exit. They did eventually score 3 runs over the final 2 innings, the biggest blow being a 2-run single off the bat of third baseman B.A. Vollmuth in the 9th that still left the Bees 2 runs short.

 

Monday’s Games:

Iowa @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Lopez vs. Banwart)

Frisco @ Midland – 6:30pm CT

(Pimentel vs. TBD)

Stockton @ Bakersfield – 7:30pm PT

(TBD vs. French)

Burlington @ Peoria – 6:30pm CT

(Joseph vs. Burke)

 

Today’s Links: 

A’s Farm’s Weekly Minor League Update on A’s Nation

Sacramento River Cats Complete Season Stats

Midland RockHounds Complete Season Stats

Stockton Ports Complete Season Stats

Burlington Bees Complete Season Stats

 

 

Saturday, May 12th: Cats Win, Hounds and Bees Fall as Ports Lose 13th Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats outfielder Grant Green (3 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Iowa Cubs                     3

Sacramento River Cats  4

(WP – Scribner 1-0 / 3.32)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Grant Green

(3 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Grant Green drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning for the River Cats on Saturday night. Designated hitter Chris Carter and shortstop Adam Rosales both doubled, and catcher Derek Norris drove in 2 runs in the win. Starter Graham Godfrey allowed 3 runs over 6 innings to raise his ERA to 1.38, and right-hander Evan Scribner struck out 3 in 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds   5

San Antonio Missions  8

(LP – Daley 4-2 / 4.58)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeremy Barfield

(3 for 5 / 2 Doubles / 1 RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: The RockHounds lost their 5th in a row on Saturday. Outfielders Jeremy Barfield and Michael Choice contributed 3 hits apiece, and outfielder Conner Crumbliss and shortstop Dusty Coleman both homered in the loss. Starter Gary Daley had his roughest outing of the season, allowing 6 runs, 5 earned, over just 3 innings of work to take his 2nd loss against 4 wins.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Modesto Nuts  13

Stockton Ports  2

(LP – Cole 0-6 / 7.15)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Myrio Richard

(2 for 4 / 1 RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Stockton’s losing streak reached an unlucky 13 on Saturday. Outfielder Myrio Richard had 2 hits and drove in 1 of the Ports’ 2 runs but was also picked off 1st base. Starter A.J. Cole had the worst of many shaky outings this year, allowing 7 runs on 10 hits over just 4 innings of work to run his record to 0-6.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees  1

Peoria Chiefs      2

(LP – Alcantara 2-4 / 4.41)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Frankoff

(3 2/3 / 0 ER / 1 K)

 

Worth Noting: The Bees were held to just 3 hits on Saturday. Starter Raul Alcantara walked 7 and allowed 2 unearned runs over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss. With the Bees down just 2 runs, right-hander Seth Frankoff came on in the 5th inning and tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings to keep his team in the game, but the Bees could only push 1 run across the plate in the game.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Iowa @ Sacramento – 1:05pm PT

(Rusin vs. Banwart)

Midland @ San Antonio – 4:05pm CT

(TBD vs. Erlin)

Burlington @ Peoria – 2:00pm CT

(Murphy vs. Rosario)

 

 

Friday, May 11th: Bees Win, Cats Lose and Hounds Drop 2 as Ports’ Skid Hits 12

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Burlington Bees catcher Nick Rickles (Grand Slam)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Omaha Storm Chasers  7

Sacramento River Cats  1

(LP – Castro 1-4 / 6.19)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Stephen Parker

(2 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Omaha snapped the River Cats’ 4-game winning streak on Friday, holding Sacramento to just 7 hits. Third baseman Stephen Parker, serving as the designated hitter for the day, had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in the River Cats’ only run. Infielder Luke Hughes and outfielder Jermaine Mitchell each doubled as well. Starter Fabio Castro has another rough outing, allowing 4 runs over 6 innings to run his record to 1-4. The River Cats rotation will be receiving some help with the promotion of starter A.J. Griffin from Midland. Right-hander Jim Miller will be returning to the River Cats bullpen, with Andrew Carignan being recalled by the A’s. And one of Sacramento’s hottest hitters this season, Michael Taylor will be returning to the River Cats lineup, with Collin Cowgill being recalled by the big club.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

GAME #1

Midland RockHounds   2

San Antonio Missions  3

(LP – Haviland 1-3 / 6.29)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Choice

(Home Run / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Michael Choice notched his 2nd home run of the season, but it wasn’t enough for Midland in the 1st game of Friday’s doubleheader. Starter Shawn Haviland allowed 3 runs over 4 innings to take his 3rd loss.

 

GAME #2

Midland RockHounds   5

San Antonio Missions  6

(LP – Ortiz 1-1 / 1.42)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Conner Crumbliss

(3 Walks / 4 Stolen Bases / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Conner Crumbliss ran San Antonio ragged in the 2nd game of Friday’s doubleheader. The speedy outfielder reached base 3 out of 4 times, stole 4 bases, and crossed the plate twice. Outfielder Michael Choice drove in 2 runs, and catcher Ryan Lipkin doubled and drove in a run for the Rock Hounds. Starter Murphy Smith allowed 4 runs over 4 2/3 innings, and left-hander Sean Doolittle struck out all 3 batters he faced in 1 inning of work.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Modesto Nuts   5

Stockton Ports  1

(LP – Treinen 2-4 / 4.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(2 for 3 / Home Run / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Stockton’s losing streak hit 12 on Friday, and the team has now lost 17 of its last 18 games. First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones homered in the 2nd inning for the Ports’ only run, and starter Blake Treinen allowed 3 runs over 6 innings to earn his 4th loss.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Cedar Rapids Kernels  8

Burlington Bees          12

(WP – Powers 3-2 / 4.84)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Nick Rickles

(Grand Slam)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher Nick Rickles clubbed a grand slam in the 5th inning to give the Bees the lead, third baseman B.A. Vollmuth and first baseman Doug Landaeta both homered and drove in 3 runs, and outfielder Royce Consigli homered and drove in 2. Starter Jose Macias, allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, over 4 innings of work, but left-hander Brent Powers came on to toss 4 innings in relief to earn his 3rd win.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Iowa @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Coleman vs. Godfrey)

Midland @ San Antonio – 7:05pm CT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Burlington @ Peoria – 6:30pm CT

(Alcantara vs. Francescon)

 

 

Thursday, May 10th: Cats Win 4th Straight while Ports Lose 11th Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Brad Peacock (6 IP / 5 H / 4 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Omaha Storm Chasers  4

Sacramento River Cats  9

(WP – Peacock 4-1 / 3.66)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brad Peacock

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Brad Peacock allowed 4 runs in the 2nd inning but then settled down and tossed 4 scoreless innings to give Sacramento the chance to take the lead in the 6th. Outfielder Brandon Moss and infielder Luke Hughes drove in 2 runs apiece to help propel the River Cats to their 4th straight win.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds

San Antonio Missions

POSTPONED

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Modesto Nuts  13

Stockton Ports  3

(LP – Bowman 0-5 / 6.14)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Chad Oberacker

(Home Run / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Ports ran their losing streak to 11 games on Thursday. Outfielder Chad Oberacker, who started the season at Burlington, hit a 2-run homer to go along with a single, a walk and a stolen base. Starter Josh Bowman had a rough outing, giving up 9 runs, 4 earned, over 3 innings to run his record to 0-5.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Cedar Rapids Kernels  6

Burlington Bees           8

(WP – Granier 5-1 / 2.13)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Royce Consigli

(Home Run / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Royce Consigli homered, outfielder Dusty Robinson tripled, and catcher John Nester and infielders Wade Kirkland and Sean Jamieson all doubled in the Bees’ win. Starter Drew Granier had one his rockiest outings of the year, allowing 4 earned runs over 6 1/3 innings, but still managed to walk away with his 5th win against just 1 loss.

 

Friday’s Games:

Omaha @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Castro)

Game #1 – Midland @ San Antonio – 6:05pm CT

(Gray vs. Werner)

Game #2 – Midland @ San Antonio

(TBD vs. TBD)

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Cedar Rapids @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(Bedrosian vs. Macias)

 

 

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