Category: Daily Farm Reports

Monday, April 9th: Rivercats and Rockhounds Win as Grand Slams Continue

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Shortstop Dusty Coleman Midland Rockhounds (Grand Slam)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento Rivercats  5

Tucson Padres             4

(WP – Souza 1-1 / 2.45)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Carter

(2 Doubles / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Diminutive Dominican Republican starter Fabio Castro walked 3 and allowed 2 runs over 4 innings in his first start for the Rivercats.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland Rockhounds  5

Springfield Cardinals  4

(WP – Daley 1-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Dusty Coleman

(Grand Slam)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Gary Daley threw 6 shutout innings and picked up the win in his season debut for the Rockhounds.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports       4

Bakersfield Blaze  10

(LP – Bowman 0-1 / 16.20)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(3 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher Max Stassi and infielder Miles Head both hit their first home runs of the season for the Ports.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees                  2

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  6

(LP – Perlman 0-1 / 6.75)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(3 for 4 / 1 Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Raul Alcantara, acquired in the Andrew Bailey deal with Boston, gave up 6 hits and 2 runs over 4 innings in his first start for the Bees.

 

 

Sunday, April 8: Cats and Ports Win in Ross and Hassebrock’s Debuts

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

First Baseman Daric Barton Sacramento Rivercats (Grand Slam)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento Rivercats  10

Las Vegas 51s               3

(WP – Hernandez 1-0 / 6.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Daric Barton

(Grand Slam)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Tyson Ross allowed just 1 run over 4 innings but walked 3.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland Rockhounds   5

Springfield Cardinals  13

(LP – Haviland 0-1 / 23.63)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Conner Crumbliss

(Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Shawn Haviland gave up 7 runs in just 2 2/3 innings.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports          4

Lake Elsinore Storm  1

(WP – Hassebrock 1-0 / 1.42)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Blake Hassebrock

(6 1/3 IP / 1 Run / 0 BB / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Josh Whitaker had 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base.

 

 

Saturday, April 7: 3 out of 4 Affiliates Win as Gray and Peacock Make Their Debuts

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Outfielder Michael Taylor Sacramento Rivercats (Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento Rivercats  10

Las Vegas 51s              8

(WP – Peacock 1-0 / 3.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Taylor

(Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher Derek Norris also homered, Daric Barton and Jermaine Mitchell had 3 hits apiece, and Brad Peacock allowed 2 earned runs over 6 innings in his first start for the Rivercats.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland Rockhounds  11

Arkansas Travelers     5

(WP – Hunter 1-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Spina

(Double / 4 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Sonny Gray allowed 4 earned runs over 5 innings in his first start of the season for the Rockhounds.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports          7

Lake Elsinore Storm  2

(WP – Walz 1-0 / 2.84)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Michael Gilmartin

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter T.J. Walz struck out 7 over 6 1/3 innings for his first win of the season.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees         1

Clinton LumberKings  7

(LP – Macias 0-1 / 3.60)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman B.A. Vollmuth

(1 for 3 / 1 RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Dusty Robinson failed to homer for the first time this season.

 

 

Friday, April 6: Rivercats and Ports Lose as Parker and Cole Make Their Debuts

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Two-Time Winner: Outfielder Dusty Robinson Burlington Bees (Home Run / Stolen Base / 3 Runs)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento Rivercats  3

Las Vegas51s              4

(LP – Souza 0-1 / 5.40)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Taylor

(2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Jarrod Parker allowed 3 runs over 6 innings in his first start for the Rivercats.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland Rockhounds  4

Arkansas Travelers    0

(WP – Billings 1-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Conner Crumbliss

(Home Run / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Daniel Straily struck out 7 in 4 2/3 shutout innings for the Rockhounds.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports          1

Lake Elsinore Storm  5

(LP – Cole 0-1 / 5.40)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Michael Gilmartin

(2 Doubles / 1 Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: A.J. Cole allowed 3 earned runs over 5 innings in his first start for the Ports.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees         6

Clinton LumberKings  4

(WP – Powers 1-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(Home Run / Stolen Base / 3 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Reliever Brent Powers struck out 4 over 3 shutout innings.

 

 

3 out of 4 A’s Affiliates Win on Opening Night!

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Outfielder Dusty Robinson Burlington Bees (Opening Night Grand Slam)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento Rivercats  11

Las Vegas 51s              6

(WP – Wagner 1-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Derek Norris

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Grant Green and Brandon Moss also homered, and Michael Taylor and Chris Carter had 3 hits apiece.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland Rockhounds  0

Arkansas Travelers    1

(LP – Huttenlocker 0-1 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Griffin

(5 innings / 0 Runs / 8 Strikeouts)

 

Worth Noting: 2007 first-round draft pick James Simmons, rebounding from injuries, pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports          7

Lake Elsinore Storm  2

(WP – Treinen 1-0 / 2.84)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Whitaker

(Home Run / Double / 2 Runs / 1 RBI)

 

Worth Noting: Former first baseman Sean Doolittle, trying to convert to a pitcher after injuries, struck out 4 of the 5 batters he faced in 1 2/3 innings of relief.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees         8

Clinton LumberKings  2

(WP – Kilcrease 1-0 / 2.25)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(Grand Slam)

 

 

Worth Noting: Taiwanese import Chih Fang Pan had 2 hits, including a double, on opening day for Burlington.

 

 

Opening Night For A’s Affiliates

Thursday is opening night for the Sacramento Rivercats, along with the rest of the A’s minor league affiliates. And A’s Farm will be providing updates on all the games as well as the top prospects throughout the season. So be sure to check back daily to follow the progress of all the future A’s down on the farm!

Thursday, April 5 at 7:05pm PDT

Sacramento Rivercats @ Las Vagas 51s

Travis Banwart vs. Aaron Laffey

Aaron Laffey: 2011 w/Mariners & Yankees: 3-2 3.88

Travis Banwart 2011 w/Rivercats: 9-9 4.63

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