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Wednesday, April 23rd: Jensen Pitches Hounds to Victory while Ports Win in a Walkoff and Snappers Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 2/3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 4 K / Win)

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 2/3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  3

Corpus Christi Hooks      1

WP – Jensen 2-0 / 1.86

HR – Marte (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Jensen

(7 2/3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 4 K / Win)

RHP Chris Jensen, acquired from Colorado in the Brett Anderson trade, had his best start yet for the RockHounds, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits over 7 2/3 innings to earn his 2nd win on Wednesday. LHP Frank Gailey tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, while RHP Murphy Smith got the final out in the 9th for his 1st save. Third baseman Jefry Marte hit his 2nd home run to put Midland on the board in the 5th and designated hitter Miles Head singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Hounds. In other news, RHP Ryan Doolittle, Sean’s little brother, was promoted from Stockton to join the RockHounds roster. And LHP Andrew Werner is set to come out of the bullpen to start Thursday’s game in place of RHP Raul Alcantara, who hasn’t been placed on the disabled list but is suffering from a sore right elbow.

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Tuesday, April 22nd: Streich Stars in Stockton Win while Hounds & Snappers Go Down to Defeat

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Pitcher Seth Streich (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 3 K / Win)

 Stockton Ports Pitcher Seth Streich      (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Lake Elsinore Storm  2

Stockton Ports        6

WP – Streich 2-1 / 1.71

HR – Robinson (4), Nunez (4), Olson (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

(5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 3 K / Win)

RHP Seth Streich turned in his second straight scoreless start for Stockton on Tuesday. Streich didn’t have his control early in the game and walked a total of 4, but he gave up just 2 hits over 5 shutout innings to earn his 2nd win for the Ports. RHP Nolan Sanburn tossed 2 scoreless innings, while LHP Omar Duran allowed 2 runs and struck out 3 in 1 inning of relief, and RHP Tucker Healy got the final 3 outs to lower his ERA to 1.00. First baseman Matt Olson tagged a 2-run homer, while designated hitter Renato Nunez and outfielder Dusty Robinson both contributed solo shots for the Ports.

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Monday, April 21st: Goebbert Homers Twice in Cats’ Loss while Beloit Wins Behind Boyd’s Big Bat and Hounds & Ports Come Up Short

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Jake Goebbert (2 for 2 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Jake Goebbert (2 for 2 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  5

Tacoma Rainiers               8

LP – Neal 1-1 / 6.55

HR – Goebbert 2 (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jake Goebbert

(2 for 2 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

Outfielder Jake Goebbert had a big night for the River Cats on Monday, hitting a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning and following up with a solo shot in the 4th, while outfielder Shane Peterson doubled, and designated hitter Kent Matthes and catcher Ryan Ortiz drove in a run apiece for the River Cats. RHP Zach Neal struggled in his second start for Sacramento, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits, including 4 home runs, over 5 innings of work to take the loss for the Cats.

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Sunday, April 20th: Hounds Win in Extras Behind Forsythe’s Big Blast while Cats Split Sunday’s Twinbill

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Catcher Blake Forsythe (4 for 6 / Home Run / 3 RBIs / Game-Winning RBI)

Midland RockHounds Catcher Blake Forsythe (4 for 6 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions     4

Midland RockHounds  7

WP – Hassebrock 1-0 / 17.36

HR – Whitaker (3), Forsythe (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Blake Forsythe

(4 for 6 / Home Run / 3 RBIs / Game-Winning RBI)

Recently-acquired catcher Blake Forsythe made quite an impression in his RockHounds debut. The 24-year-old backstop, who was picked up from the Mets, notched 4 hits, including a 3-run homer with 2 outs in the bottom of the 12th inning to give his new team the win on Sunday. First baseman Josh Whitaker hit a 3-run homer earlier in the game, while second baseman Colin Walsh had 3 hits, and outfielder Billy Burns swiped a pair of bases to extend his league-leading total to 11. Starter Drew Granier gave up 1 run over 4 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Murphy Smith didn’t allow a hit or a run in 3 1/3 innings of relief but, with a 2-run lead in the 9th, RHP Seth Frankoff surrendered a pair of runs to send the game to extra innings. And that’s where Forsythe’s big fly in the bottom of the 12th eventually turned the tide in favor of the Hounds, with RHP Blake Hassebrock picking up his 1st win after tossing a scoreless frame in the top of the 12th.

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Saturday, April 19th: Atherton & Herrera Pitch Ports & Snappers to Victory on Saturday

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Pitcher Tim Atherton (6 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 10 K / Win)

 Stockton Ports Pitcher Tim Atherton  (6 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 10 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports        3

Inland Empire 66ers  1

WP – Atherton 2-0 / 3.86

HR – Healy (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tim Atherton

(6 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 10 K / Win)

RHP Tim Atherton delivered his most impressive start for Stockton on Saturday, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 10 over 6 innings to earn his 2nd win. RHP Ryan Doolittle tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Tucker Healy got the final 3 outs for his 1st save. First baseman Ryon Healy had his best day yet at the plate for the Ports, collecting his 1st homer and his 2nd triple, while catcher Bruce Maxwell had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run in the win.

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Friday, April 18th: Leon Leads Cats to Victory while Hounds Win in Extras and Ports & Snappers Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Arnold Leon (6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Arnold Leon (6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 5 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Fresno Grizzlies                 2

Sacramento River Cats  4

WP – Leon 1-1 / 4.50

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Arnold Leon

(6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

RHP Arnold Leon was solid in his fourth start for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, while striking out 5 over 6 innings to earn his 1st win. RHPs Paul Smyth, Jeremy McBryde and Evan Scribner each tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief, with Scribner picking up his 3rd save for Sacramento. Outfielder Kent Matthes doubled twice and drove in a run, while catcher Ryan Ortiz had 2 hits and drove in a pair, second baseman Jose Martinez singled twice, walked twice and stole a base, and third baseman Alden Carrithers had 3 walks in the win.

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Thursday, April 17th: Ports Fall despite Streich’s Stellar Start while Snappers Win behind Finnegan and Cats & Hounds Come up Short

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Pitcher Seth Streich (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K)

 Stockton Ports Pitcher Seth Streich      (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports        3

Inland Empire 66ers  4

LP – Sanburn 0-1 / 5.00

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

(6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K)

RHP Seth Streich turned in an impressive start for Stockton, allowing just 3 hits while walking none and striking out 9 over 6 scoreless innings, and he left the game with a 3-run lead. In his first appearance for the Ports, RHP Hunter Adkins came on to give up 2 runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief, and RHP Nolan Sanburn surrendered 2 more runs – the tying run in the 9th and the winning run in the 10th – to take the loss. Designated hitter Renato Nunez singled, walked twice and drove in a run, while second baseman Chad Pinder also singled in a run, and shortstop Daniel Robertson singled and scored twice for the Ports. Meanwhile, Stockton starter Shawn Haviland was promoted to Midland and Hunter Adkins is expected to join RHPs Seth Streich, Josh Bowman, Manny Correa and Tim Atherton as the newest member of Stockton’s starting rotation.

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Wednesday, April 16th: Neal Wins in River Cats Debut while Ports & Snappers Go Down to Defeat

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Zach Neal (6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 2 K / Win)

Sacramento River Cats RHP Zach Neal (6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Fresno Grizzlies                 2

Sacramento River Cats  4

WP – Neal 1-0 / 3.00

HR – Carrithers (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

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

RHP Zach Neal earned the win in his first start for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits in 6 innings of work on Wednesday, while RHP Fernando Nieve tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief to pick up his 3rd save. Meanwhile, third baseman Alden Carrithers did most of the damage at the plate, posting a single and a home run and driving in all 4 of the River Cats’ runs, while shortstop Tyler Ladendorf singled, doubled and scored a run for Sacramento. In other news, the A’s claimed RHP Marcus Walden off waivers from Toronto and assigned him to Sacramento. Walden made 26 starts for Toronto’s Double-A affiliate last season. And with RHP Matt Buschmann now on the disabled list, Walden could be in the mix for the River Cats’ fifth starter spot along with RHP Jeremy McBryde.

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Tuesday, April 15th: Hounds Sweep Twinbill while Cats Win, Ports Fall and Snappers Drop a Pair

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Drew Granier (6 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 4 K / Win)

 Midland RockHounds Pitcher Drew  Granier (6 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 4 BB /    4 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

GAME #1

Midland RockHounds  1

NW Arkansas Naturals    0

WP – Granier 1-1 / 6.17

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

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

RHP Drew Granier had his best start of the season for the RockHounds, allowing just 1 hit over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 1st win, while RHP Seth Frankoff got the final 3 outs for his 3rd save on Tuesday. Recently-signed infielder Colin Walsh had a pair of hits, while outfielder Billy Burns singled and drove in the RockHounds’ only run in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. In other news, recently-acquired catcher Blake Forsythe should be joining Midland this week to share time with catcher Beau Taylor. Forsythe earned a Gold Glove last year as the top defensive catcher in the minor leagues after committing just 1 error in 80 games behind the plate for Double-A Binghamton.

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Monday, April 14th: Atherton Pitches Ports to Victory while Hounds & Snappers Get Postponed, Neal Gets Set to Join Cats & Jesse Chavez Goes for a Ride

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Pitcher Tim Atherton (6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 Stockton Ports Pitcher Tim Atherton  (6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  5

Stockton Ports   7

WP – Atherton 1-0 / 4.80

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tim Atherton

(6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

RHP Tim Atherton was solid in his third start for Stockton on Monday, allowing 2 runs while striking out 5 in 6 innings of work to earn his 1st win for the Ports. RHP Tucker Healy gave up his 1st run of the season in 2 innings of relief, while RHP Nolan Sanburn surrendered 2 runs in the 9th. Third baseman Renato Nunez tripled and scored a run, while outfielder Bobby Crocker collected 3 hits, stole a base and drove in a run, designated hitter Ryon Healy singled, doubled and drove in a run, and second baseman Chad Pinder singled and drove in 3 runs for the Ports.

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