Friday, April 13th: All 4 A’s Affiliates Lose As Peacock Impresses

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento Rivercats pitcher Brad Peacock (6 IP / 0 ER / 8K)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Reno Aces                    2

Sacramento Rivercats  0

(LP – Peacock 1-1 / 1.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brad Peacock

(6 IP / 3H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 8 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: The formerly hot-hitting Rivercats were shut out for the second night in a row. Starter Brad Peacock allowed no earned runs and struck out 8 over 6 innings, reliever Pedro Figueroa tossed another scoreless inning to keep his ERA for the season at 0.00, and Grant Green had 3 of the Rivercats’ 4 hits on the night.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Arkansas Travelers    4

Midland RockHounds  2

(LP – Gray 0-1 / 4.91)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Anthony Aliotti hit a 2-run homer for the RockHounds’ only runs of the night, starter Sonny Gray allowed 2 earned runs over 6 innings, and right-hander Paul Smyth struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings of relief.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Modesto Nuts   9

Stockton Ports  4

(LP – Brown 0-1 / 6.75)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Miles Head

(2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Infielder Miles Head had 2 doubles and drove in 2 of the Ports’ 4 runs, second baseman Nino Leyja homered, starter A.J. Cole allowed 3 earned runs over 4 innings, and reliever Sean Doolittle struck out 4 in 1 2/3 innings of work.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Kane County Cougars  11

Burlington Bees             9

(LP – Macias 0-2 / 5.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman John Nester

(Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman John Nester hit a 3-run homer and outfielder Doug Landaeta contributed a 2-run shot in the Bees’ loss.

 

 

Thursday, April 12th: Sacramento Shut Out as 3 of 4 Teams Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds outfielder Jeremy Barfield (Grand Slam)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento Rivercats  0

Tucson Padres             5

(LP – Ross 0-1 / 4.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeff Fiorentino

(2 for 4 / Double)

 

 

Worth Noting: The hot-hitting Rivercats were shut out for the first time this season. Outfielder Jeff Fiorentino had 2 of the Rivercats’ 7 hits, and starter Tyson Ross allowed 3 runs and struck out 4 over 5 innings of work.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Arkansas Travelers     4

Midland Rock Hounds  8

(WP –Billings 2-0 / 3.18)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeremy Barfield

(Grand Slam)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Jeremy Barfield hit the 5th grand slam for A’s affiliates in the first week of play, outfielder Shane Peterson had 3 hits and scored 3 runs, and starter Daniel Straily allowed 2 runs and struck out 6 over 5 innings.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Modesto Nuts   5

Stockton Ports  6

(WP – Thornton 1-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Miles Head

(Home Run / RBI / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Infielder Miles Head hit his second homer of the season, shortstop Michael Gilmartin and outfielder Myrio Richard had 2 hits apiece, and starter Blake Treinen allowed 4 runs over 6 1/3 innings.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Kane County Cougars  7

Burlington Bees            9

(WP – Urlaub 1-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(Home Run / Triple / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Chad Oberacker homered for the second night in a row, outfielder Dusty Robinson hit his 3rd homer of the season, outfielder Bobby Crocker and third baseman Wade Kirkland had 3 hits and 2 RBIs apiece, and reliever Jeff Urlaub struck out 4 over 3 shutout innings for the win.

 

 

Wednesday, April 11th: Cats and Bees Both Edge Opponents 3-2

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Shortstop Adam Rosales Sacramento Rivercats (2 for 4 / 3 RBIs)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento Rivercats  3

Tucson Padres             2

(WP – Threets 1-0 / 9.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Adam Rosales

(2 for 4 / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Michael Taylor had 3 doubles, raising his season average to .452, and starter Jarrod Parker gave up only 1 earned run over 6 innings despite allowing 9 hits.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees                  3

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  2

(WP – Granier 1-0 / 3.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Chad Oberacker

(Home Run / Double / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher Nick Rickles had 2 doubles, starter Drew Granier gave up 2 runs over 5 innings for the win, and reliever Drew Tyson tossed 2 shutout innings for his second save.

 

 

Tuesday, April 10th: Thanks to Green, Grand Slams Continue as 3 of 4 Affiliates Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Outfielder Grant Green Sacramento Rivercats (Grand Slam / 6 RBIs)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento Rivercats  18

Tucson Padres              6

(WP – Banwart 1-0 / 9.58)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Grant Green

(Grand Slam / 6 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielders Brandon Moss, Michael Taylor and Jermaine Mitchell drove in 3 runs apiece, and Pedro Figueroa pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland Rockhounds  2

Springfield Cardinals  5

(LP – Simmons 0-1 / 12.27)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Griffin

(6 IP / 0 Runs / 0 Hits / 8 K’s)

 

 

Worth Noting: Former first-round draft pick James Simmons gave up 5 runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports    10

Bakersfield Blaze  9

(WP – Guzman 1-0 / 2.45)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Tony Thompson

(Home Run / Double / 5 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Ian Krol allowed 6 earned runs over 4 innings in his first start of the season for Stockton, but reliever Sean Doolittle looked impressive again, striking out 3 over 2 scoreless innings of relief.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees                  5

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  1

(WP – Powers 2-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

(5 IP / 0 Runs / 1 Hit / 7 K’s)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Dusty Robinson tripled and drove in a run in the Bees’ victory.

 

 

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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