Tuesday, July 3rd: Hernandez Pitches Hounds to Victory as Bees Win and Cats & Ports Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds pitcher Carlos Hernandez (5 1/3 IP / 1 ER / 5 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  7

Sacramento River Cats    4

(LP – Peacock 6-6 / 7.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Adam Rosales

(3 for 4 / Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Adam Rosales collected 3 hits, including his 4th home run, and catcher Anthony Recker homered as well. Starter Brad Peacock had another rough outing, allowing 7 runs on 9 hits in 5 innings to even his record at 6-6 and raise his ERA to 7.00.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  8

Springfield Cardinals    3

(WP – Hernandez 2-4 / 7.30)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Carlos Hernandez

(5 1/3 IP / 1 ER / 5 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Carlos Hernandez had a solid outing on Tuesday, allowing 1 run on just 2 hits while walking 1 and striking out 5 to earn his 2nd win. Shortstop Dusty Coleman homered and drove in 2 runs, infielder Josh Horton doubled and drove in 2, and third baseman Miles Head doubled and drove in 1.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

San Jose Giants  4

Stockton Ports   1

(LP – Brown 3-5 / 3.28)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Stockton scored just 1 run on Tuesday, courtesy of a home run off the bat of outfielder Dusty Robinson. Starter Jacob Brown allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, while striking out 8 over 6 innings to take his 5th loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Clinton LumberKings  2

Burlington Bees        8

(WP – Frankoff 2-5 / 5.98)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Bobby Crocker homered in the 1st inning to give the Bees the lead, which they never relinquished. The previous night’s hero, outfielder Rashun Dixon, had 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs. Starter Tanner Peters struck out 4 in 3 scoreless innings for the Bees on Tuesday.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

Connecticut Tigers            3

(WP – Ramos 1-1 / 2.25)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Chad Lewis

(3 for 4 / Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third baseman Chad Lewis homered in the 4th innings to giveVermont the lead, which they never relinquished. First baseman Jacob Tanis collected 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs, while left-hander Julio Ramos tossed 3 scoreless innings to earn the win.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Fresno – 6:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Kown)

Midland @ Springfield – 5:05pm CT

(Daley vs. Maness)

Stockton @ Bakersfield – 7:45pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Burlington @ Peoria – 5:30pm CT

(TBD vs. Jensen)

Hudson Valley @Vermont – 4:05pm ET

(TBD vs. Lamb)

AZL Athletics @ AZL Royals – 10:30am PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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Monday, July 2nd: Cabrera & Dixon Deliver Walk-Off Wins for Ports & Bees as Cats & Hounds Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports shortstop Yordy Cabrera    (3 for 5 / Triple / Walk-Off RBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  5

Sacramento River Cats    3

(LP – Billings 4-3 / 3.72)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Fautino De Los Santos

(2 IP / 0 ER / 4 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Bruce Billings allowed 5 runs in 5 innings of work to take the loss. Right-hander Fautino De Los Santos came on to toss 2 scoreless innings to give the River Cats a chance to climb back into it. Third baseman Stephen Parker drove in first baseman Kila Ka’aihue in the 7th inning and again in the 9th. Sacramento added another run in the 9th when outfielder Jermaine Mitchell drove in outfielder Shane Peterson, who was making his first appearance with the River Cats since his promotion from Midland.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  5

Springfield Cardinals    7

(LP – Gray 2-7 / 5.11)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Anthony Aliotti homered and drove in 2 runs, and infielder Josh Horton contributed 3 hits, including a double. Starter Sonny Gray had another rough outing, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits over 5 innings to take his 7th loss.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

San Jose Giants  6

Stockton Ports   7

(WP – Thornton 4-0 / 5.17)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Yordy Cabrera

(3 for 5 / Triple / Walk-Off RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Yordy Cabrera drove in the game-winning run for the Ports in the bottom of the 9th inning on Monday night. Catcher Beau Taylor collected 4 hits, including a double, and outfielder Dusty Robinson and third baseman B.A. Vollmuth contributed 3 hits apiece. Starter Sean Murphy had one of his shakier outings for Stockton, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings of work. Right-hander Zack Thronton picked up the win, despite giving up the tying-run to San Jose in the top of the 9th.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Clinton LumberKings  8

Burlington Bees       10

(WP – Macias 3-5 / 5.10)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Rashun Dixon

(Walk-Off Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Rashun Dixon hit a 2-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to clinch the victory for the Bees on Monday night. Third baseman Wade Kirkland hit a 2-run homer in the 6th inning, and shortstop Sean Jamieson hit a 2-run shot in the 7th. Starter Max Perlman allowed 5 runs over 7 innings, and right-hander Jose Macias picked up the win in relief, despite allowing 2 runs in the 9th to tie the game.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

GAME #1

Vermont Lake Monsters  0

Connecticut Tigers            8

(LP – Menna 0-2 / 6.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder John Wooten

(1 for 3)

 

 

Worth Noting: Vermont managed just 3 hits in the first game of Monday’s doubleheader against Connecticut. Starter J.C. Menna allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, on 9 hits over 4 innings to take the loss.

 

GAME #2

Vermont Lake Monsters  6

Connecticut Tigers            9

(LP – Streich 0-1 / 13.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chris Bostick

(3 for 4 / Triple / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Second baseman Chris Bostick had 3 hits, including a triple, and drove in 3 runs, and first baseman Jacob Tanis had 2 hits and drove in a run inVermont’s second loss of the day.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Padres      2

AZL Athletics  5

(WP – Johnson 1-0 / 0.00)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Soto

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

Worth Noting: First baseman Michael Soto drove in the go-ahead run with a 2-run homer in the 7th inning. Shortstop Addison Russell collected 2 hits, including a triple, drove in a run and stole 2 bases.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Colorado Springs @ Sacramento – 6:35pm PT

(TBD vs. Peacock)

Midland @ Springfield – 7:05pm CT

(Hernandez vs. Martinez)

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(Rosin vs. Brown)

Clinton @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Vermont @ Connecticut – 7:05pm ET

(Jimenez vs. Briceno)

 

 

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Sunday, July 1st: Straily & Smith Pitch Cats & Hounds to Victory as Ports & Bees Fall and Addison Russell Has Another Big Game in AZ

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Dan Straily (6 IP / 1 ER / 10 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  2

Sacramento River Cats    8

(WP – Straily 2-1 / 1.42)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dan Straily

(6 IP / 1 ER / 10 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Dan Straily turned in another impressive performance, allowing just 1 run and striking out 10 over 6 innings to win his 2nd game since joining the River Cats. Third baseman Josh Donaldson blasted a grand slam in the 2nd inning, and designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue and second baseman Eric Sogard also contributed homers in the win.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  6

Arkansas Travelers      2

(WP – Smith 5-5 / 4.32)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Murphy Smith

(6 2/3 IP / 1 ER / 4 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: After a few shaky outings, starter Murphy Smith got back on track on Sunday, allowing just 1 run over 6 2/3 innings to earn his 5th win. First baseman Anthony Aliotti collected 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in 2 runs. Outfielder Michael Choice hit his 7th home run, and third baseman Miles Head hit his 1st for the Rock Hounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

San Jose Giants  10

Stockton Ports    3

(LP – Bowman 2-7 / 4.21)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Josh Bowman allowed 5 runs on 8 hits over 6 innings on Sunday to take his 7th loss. Catcher Beau Taylor, serving as the designated hitter for the day, homered, doubled and drove in all 3 of the Ports’ runs in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Clinton LumberKings  15

Burlington Bees         7

(LP – Alcantara 4-8 / 5.81)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Sean Jamieson

(Triple / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Sean Jamieson had 3 hits, including a double and a triple, and drove in 2 runs. Outfielder Rashun Dixon and first baseman Max Muncy both doubled and drove in a run. But starter Raul Alcantara had a rough outing, allowing 10 runs, 7 earned, in just 4 innings to take his 8th loss.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Vermont Lake Monsters

Connecticut Tigers

POSTPONED

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  7

AZL Cubs         9

(LP – Sosa 0-1 / 15.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Addison Russell

(Double / 2 RBIs / 3 Walks / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: The A’s 2012 1st-round draft pick, shortstop Addison Russell, had another good game on Sunday, collecting 2 hits, including a double, walking 3 times, driving in 2 runs, scoring twice and stealing a base. First baseman Matt Olson had 2 hits and drove in a run in the loss.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Colorado Springs @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Cabrera vs. TBD)

Midland @ Springfield – 7:05pm CT

(Gray vs. Castillo)

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(Snodgrass vs. Murphy)

Clinton @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(Miller vs. TBD)

Game #1 – Vermont @ Connecticut – 6:05pm ET

(TBD vs. TBD)

Game # 2 – Vermont @ Connecticut

(TBD vs. TBD)

AZL Padres @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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Saturday, June 30th: Cole & Godfrey Pitch Bees & Cats to Victory as Hounds Win, Ports Fall and Ynoa Returns to Action

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Burlington Bees pitcher A.J. Cole (6 IP / 0 ER / 9 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  3

Sacramento River Cats    9

(WP – Godfrey 8-0 / 2.31)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Graham Godfrey

(8 IP / 3 ER / 3 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Graham Godfrey delivered another solid outing forSacramento, allowing 3 runs while walking none over 8 innings to run his record to 8-0. First baseman Kila Ka’aihue homered and drove in 4 runs, while second baseman Eric Sogard had 3 hits, including a double and a triple, and drove in 3 in the win.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  9

Arkansas Travelers      4

(WP – Castro 1-1 / 5.68)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Dusty Coleman

(4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / Triple / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Midland’s sluggish offense finally woke up on Saturday and put 9 runs on the board. Shortstop Dusty Coleman had 4 hits, including 2 doubles and a triple, and drove in 2 runs, infielder Josh Horton blasted a 2-run homer, and catcher Ryan Lipkin and third baseman Miles Head both collected 3 hits and drove in 2. Starter Fabio Castro allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, and struck out 4 in 5 2/3 innings to earn his 1st win for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Visalia Rawhide  6

Stockton Ports  1

(LP – Krol 1-5 / 4.93)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Whitaker

(Home Run / Double)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Josh Whitaker continued his hot hitting of late, collecting a home run and a double on Saturday night. Starter Ian Krol had a rough outing though, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits over 5 innings to take his 5th loss. And in his first appearance since his promotion from Burlington, left-hander Jeff Urlaub tossed 1 perfect inning in relief.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees          5

Kane County Cougars  0

(WP – Cole 4-0 / 2.58)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Cole

(6 IP / 0 ER / 9 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Cole turned in another impressive outing at Burlington, striking out 9 over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 4th win. Outfielder Bobby Crocker had 4 hits and drove in a run, and infielder Wade Kirkland collected 3 doubles and drove in 2.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Lowell Spinners                3

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

(WP – Gagnier 1-0 / 3.38)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Andres Avila

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Andres Avila had another solid outing for Vermont, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, over 5 1/3 innings of work on Saturday. Stu Pudenz turned in 3 scoreless innings, Logan Chitwood contributed 2 scoreless innings, and Drew Gagnier picked up the win with 1 inning of scoreless relief.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Rangers    4

AZL Athletics  1

(LP – Paulino 0-1 / 4.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Michael Ynoa

(1 IP / 0 ER / 1 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Pitching for the first time in about 2 years, 20-year-old right-hander Michael Ynoa walked 1 and struck out 1 in 1 scoreless inning of work for the AZL A’s on Saturday.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Colorado Springs @ Sacramento – 1:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Midland @ Arkansas – 6:00pm CT

(Smith vs. Oye)

San Jose @ Stockton – 6:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Clinton @ Burlington – 2:00pm CT

(Guaipe vs. TBD)

Vermont @ Connecticut – 4:05pm ET

(TBD vs. TBD)

AZL Athetics @ AZL Cubs – 7:00pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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Friday, June 29th: Addison Russell Makes His Mark in AZ while Cats Win in Extras and Hounds, Ports & Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Arizona League A’s shortstop Addison Russell (Home Run / Triple / 2 Walks / 3 Runs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Salt Lake Bees                0

Sacramento River Cats  1

(WP – Threets 4-2 / 2.08)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Travis Banwart

(7 IP / 0 ER / 8 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Travis Banwart had his second straight solid outing, striking out 8 over 7 scoreless innings on Friday. The game was tied 0-0 heading into the bottom of the 10th inning when second baseman Eric Sogard got his first hit of the night to drive in shortstop Adam Rosales for the winning run.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

Arkansas Travelers     10

(LP – Daley 7-6 / 4.83)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Tyler Ladendorf

(1 for 3 / Walk / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Midland’s offensive woes continued on Friday when infielder Tyler Ladendorf scored the RockHounds’ only 2 runs of the game. Starter Gary Daley allowed 6 runs, 4 earned, over 4 1/3 innings to take his 6th loss.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Visalia Rawhide 10

Stockton Ports  1

(LP – Hassebrock 1-2 / 9.38)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Max Stassi

(2 for 3 / 1 RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Blake Hassebrock, still working his way back from an oblique injury, allowed 6 runs on 8 hits over just 1 2/3 innings to earn his 2nd loss. Catcher Max Stassi had a pair of hits and drove in the Ports’ only run in the bottom of the 9th inning.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees          1

Kane County Cougars  8

(LP – Granier 9-4 / 3.62)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(2 for 4 / 1 RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Bees scored their only run of the night when outfielder Bobby Crocker drove in outfielder Rashun Dixon in the top of the 9th inning. Starter Drew Granier had a rough outing, allowing 7 runs on 10 hits in just 3 2/3 innings to take his 4th loss.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Lowell Spinners                1

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

(WP – Lamb 2-0 / 1.20)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Lamb

(6 IP / 1 ER / 3 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Chris Lamb had his third consecutive solid outing, allowing just 1 run and walking none over 6 innings to earn his 2nd win. This year’s 8th-round draft pick, right-hander Kris Hall, struck out 4 batters in 2 scoreless innings in relief.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  12

AZL Brewers     6

(WP – Dull 2-0 / 2.08)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Addison Russell

(Home Run / Triple / 2 Walks / 3 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Arizona League A’s continued their offensive dominance on Friday night, putting up 12 runs against the Brewers. Shortstop Addison Russell homered, tripled and scored 3 times, first baseman Matt Olson hit his 3rd home run, third baseman Daniel Robertson hit his 1st, and outfielder B.J. Boyd had 3 hits and stole 5 bases in the game.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Colorado Springs @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(White vs. TBD)

Midland @ Arkansas – 7:10pm CT

(Castro vs. Piazza)

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(Chafin vs. TBD)

Burlington @ Kane County – 6:30pm CT

(Cole vs. Brooks)

Lowell @ Vermont – 6:05pm ET

(Dahlstrand vs. Avila)

AZL Rangers @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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Thursday, June 28th: Brown Pitches Ports to Victory as Cats, Bees & Monsters Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports pitcher Jacob Brown (7 IP / 0 ER / 4 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Salt Lake Bees               10

Sacramento River Cats  3

(LP – Peacock 6-5 / 6.63)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Eric Sogard

(1 for 3 / RBI / Run / Walk)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Brad Peacock had another rough outing, allowing 8 runs over 4 innings to earn his 5th loss and raise his ERA to 6.63. The River Cats’ lineup managed just 7 hits on Thursday, with second baseman Eric Sogard doing the most damage with a single, an RBI and a run scored.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Visalia Rawhide   1

Stockton Ports  10

(WP – Brown 3-4 / 3.18)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jacob Brown

(7 IP / 0 ER / 4 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Left-hander Jacob Brown turned in the second consecutive solid outing by a Stockton starter, tossing 7 scoreless innings to earn his 3rd win on Thursday. Outfielder Josh Whitaker hit his 12th home run, catcher Beau Taylor tripled and drove in 3 runs, and shortstop Yordy Cabrera doubled and drove in 2.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees          5

Kane County Cougars  6

(LP – Peters 0-1 / 4.15)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Sean Jamieson

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Sean Jamieson hit a 2-run homer and catcher John Nester doubled in 2 runs in the Bees’ big 4-run 4th inning on Thursday. But it wouldn’t be enough. Starter Seth Frankoff allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, in 5 innings of work, and right-hander Tanner Peters gave up 2 runs in 2 2/3 innings in relief to take the loss.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Lowell Spinners                6

Vermont Lake Monsters  5

(LP – Jimenez 0-1 / 10.29)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Julio Ramos

(3 2/3 IP / 1 ER / 4 K)

Worth Noting: Starter Julio Ramos allowed just 1 run and struck out 4 in 3 2/3 innings of work, while outfielder John Wooten went 3 for 4 and first baseman Jacob Tanis collected 2 hits, including a double, and scored twice in the loss.

 

Friday’s Games:

Salt Lake @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Banwart)

Midland @ Arkansas – 7:10pm CT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Burlington @ Kane County – 6:30pm CT

(Granier vs. Smith)

Lowell @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

(Good vs. Lamb)

AZL Athletics @ AZL Brewers – 7:00pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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Wednesday, June 27th: Murphy Pitches Ports to Victory as Bees Win and Cats Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports pitcher Sean Murphy (6 IP / 1 ER /    5 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Salt Lake Bees                7

Sacramento River Cats  2

(LP – Billings 4-2 / 3.34)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Daric Barton

(2 for 3 / Double / Walk / Run / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Bruce Billings allowed 6 runs in 7 innings to take his 2nd loss. First baseman Daric Barton was one of the few bright spots in the River Cats’ lineup on Wednesday, collecting 2 hits, including a double, stealing a base and scoring one of Sacramento’s 2 runs on the night.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports   8

San Jose Giants  7

(WP – Murphy 4-2 / 2.84)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sean Murphy had another solid outing for Stockton, allowing just 1 run and striking out 5 over 6 innings to earn his 4th win since joining the Ports. Outfielder Dusty Robinson clubbed his 8th homer and drove in 2 runs, and first baseman Tony Thompson, third baseman B.A. Vollmuth and outfielder Josh Whitaker contributed 2 hits apiece in the win.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees        10

Cedar Rapids Kernels  7

(WP – Tyson 2-0 / 3.16)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Tyson

(3 1/3 IP / 0 ER / 3 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Max Perlman had his rockiest outing of the year, allowing 7 runs on 11 hits in just 4 2/3 innings of work, but right-hander Drew Tyson came on to toss 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win. Outfielder Eliezer Mesa doubled and drove in 3 runs, and outfielder Rashun Dixon homered and drove in 2 to lead the Bees’ attack.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

GAME #1

Connecticut Tigers            7

Vermont Lake Monsters  9

(WP – Chitwood 3-0 / 4.05)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Jacob Tanis

(4 for 4 / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Jacob Tanis went a perfect 4 for 4 and drove in 3 runs, including the game-tying run, and outfielder John Wooten had 3 hits, including a homer and double, and drove in 2 to do the bulk of the damage for Vermont on Wednesday.

 

GAME #2

Connecticut Tigers            6

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

(LP – Powers 0-1 / 2.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder John Wooten

(2 for 3 / Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder John Wooten, serving as the designated hitter, collected 2 hits and drove in 1 of Vermont’s 2 runs in the 2nd game of Wednesday’s doubleheader. Starter Brent Powers allowed 2 runs in 3 innings of work to take the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL D-Backs    3

AZL Athletics  5

(WP – Bacus 2-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

(2 IP / 0 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: This year’s 6th-round draft pick, right-hander Seth Streich was the standout performer in this game. The 21-year-old struck out 5 of the 6 batters he faced in 2 innings of scoreless relief.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Salt Lake @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Peacock)

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Burlington @ KaneCounty – 6:30pm CT

(Frankoff vs. Brickhouse)

Lowell @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

(TBD vs. Ramos)

 

 

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Tuesday, June 26th: Cats Lose Despite Straily’s Best Efforts as Ports and Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Daniel Straily            (6 IP / 2 ER / 8 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  4

Las Vegas 51s               11

(LP – Straily 1-1 / 1.38)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Straily

(6 IP / 2 ER / 8 K)

 

Worth Noting: Starter Daniel Straily had another solid outing for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs while striking out 8 in 6 innings of work, but the bullpen couldn’t keep the Cats in the game. Right-hander Nate Long, who was just called up from Stockton, gave up 5 runs in 1 inning of relief, while Fautino De Los Santos surrendered 4 runs in just 2/3 of an inning to raise his ERA to 8.64. Second baseman Luke Hughes clubbed a 2-run homer and also took to the mound to record the final out for the River Cats.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports   2

San Jose Giants  6

(LP – Treinen 6-6 / 4.70)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Max Stassi

(2 for 4 / Double)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Blake Treinen allowed 6 runs in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss and even his record at 6-6. The Ports’ lineup couldn’t generate much offense on Tuesday, but catcher Max Stassi, serving as the designated hitter for the day, contributed 2 hits, including his 12th double. And after his big 3-homer game on Monday, outfielder Josh Whitaker went 0 for 4 on Tuesday night.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees          1

Cedar Rapids Kernels  8

(LP – Alcantara 4-7 / 5.25)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Nick Rickles

(2 for 4 / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Raul Alcantara allowed 4 runs on 7 hits in just 4 1/3 innings to take his 7th loss, while catcher Nick Rickles collected 2 hits and drove in the Bees’ only run on Tuesday.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Connecticut Tigers

Vermont Lake Monsters

POSTPONED

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Indians     3

AZL Athletics  7

(WP – Hansen 1-0 / 6.00)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Herschel Powell

(4 for 5 / 3 RBIs / Stolen Base)

Worth Noting: Outfielder Herschel Powell, this year’s 20th-round draft pick, collected 4 hits and drove in 3 runs. This year’s 4th-round draft pick, outfielder B.J. Boyd, doubled and scored 4 times, while the A’s 1st and 3rd picks in this year’s draft, shortstop Addison Russell and first baseman Matt Olson contributed 2 hits apiece.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

SaltLake @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Smith vs. Billings)

Stockton @ San Jose – 7:00pm PT

(Murphy vs. Snodgrass)

Burlington @ Cedar Rapids – 6:35pm CT

(Perlman vs. Bedrosian)

Game #1 – Connecticut @ Vermont – 6:05pm ET

(Briceno vs. Menna)

Game #2 – Connecticut @ Vermont

(Kelley vs. Powers)

AZL D-Backs @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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Monday, June 25th: Whitaker & Donaldson Have Big Games for Ports & Cats while Cole Leads Bees to Win and Hounds Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports outfielder Josh Whitaker (3 Home Runs / 7 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  9

Las Vegas 51s                 8

(WP – Leon 1-0 / 4.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Josh Donaldson

(4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 5 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher Josh Donaldson had a big game for the River Cats, collecting 4 hits, including a home run and a double, and driving in 5 runs. Grant Green, who has played at third base, at shortstop and in the outfield over the last few days, got the start at second base and doubled, tripled and drove in 2 runs.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

San Antonio Missions   2

Midland RockHounds  1

(LP – Hernandez 1-4 / 8.24)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Fabio Castro

(4 IP / 1 ER / 2 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Fabio Castro allowed just 1 run over 4 innings, but Midland’s sputtering offense couldn’t do much to support him, scoring just 1 run when third baseman Miles Head tripled and ultimately scored. Left-hander Carlos Hernandez gave up 1 run in 3 innings of relief to take his 4th loss.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports  15

San Jose Giants   4

(WP – Bowman 2-6 / 3.96)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Whitaker

(3 Home Runs / 7 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Josh Whitaker had a huge night, blasting 3 home runs and driving in 7 to lead the Ports’ offensive onslaught on Monday night. Whitaker’s outburst overshadowed an impressive performance by starter Josh Bowman, who allowed 1 unearned run on just 2 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 7 innings to earn his 2nd win.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees          4

Cedar Rapids Kernels  2

(WP – Cole 3-0 / 3.06)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Cole

(5 IP / 1 ER / 3 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Cole had another solid outing for Burlington, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings to earn his 3rd win for the Bees. Outfielder Bobby Crocker tripled and drove in 3 of Burlington’s 4 runs on the night.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Connecticut Tigers            2

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

(WP – Hall 1-0 / 0.00)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Andres Avila

(5 2/3 IP / 0 ER / 9 K)

Worth Noting: Starter Andres Avila turned in an impressive outing, allowing just 1 unearned run while walking none and striking out 9 in 5 2/3 innings of work. A’s 2012 8th-round draft pick Kris Hall struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win, and shortstop Wilfredo Solano collected 3 hits and drove in the tying run in the win.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  9

AZL Royals      5

(WP – Bacus 1-0 / 0.00)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Soto

(Double / 2 RBIs)

Worth Noting: First baseman Michael Soto had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in 2 runs, including the go-ahead run in the 9th inning. Yesterday’s hero, first baseman Matt Olson, serving as the designated hitter, hit his 2nd homer in his 2nd pro game on Monday.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Las Vegas – 7:05pm PT

(Straily vs. Hill)

Stockton @ San Jose – 7:00pm PT

(Treinen vs. Rogers)

Burlington @ Cedar Rapids – 6:35pm CT

(Alcantara vs. Jimenez)

Connecticut @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

(Briceno vs. Menna)

AZL Indians @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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Sunday, June 24th: Draft Picks Olson & Muncy Make Their Mark as Banwart Pitches Cats to Victory and Hounds & Ports Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Arizona League A’s first baseman Matt Olson (4 for 5 / 2 Doubles / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  6

Las Vegas 51s                 1

(WP – Banwart 5-2 / 4.29)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Travis Banwart

(6 IP / 1 ER / 4 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Right-hander Travis Banwart, getting the start for A.J. Griffin who was promoted to Oakland, delivered a solid outing, allowing just 1 run while walking none and striking out 4 over 6 innings to earn his 5th win. First baseman Chris Carter, designated hitter Daric Barton and third baseman Stephen Parker all homered for the River Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

San Antonio Missions   5

Midland RockHounds  1

(LP – Daley 7-5 / 4.64)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Conner Crumbliss

(2 for 3 / Double / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: Midland’s offensive struggles continued on Sunday as the team managed just 5 hits, 2 off the bat of outfielder and leadoff hitter Conner Crumbliss, who also drove in the RockHounds’ only run. Starter Gary Daley once again was the victim of bad defense, including 2 passed balls by catcher Ryan Ortiz. The right-hander allowed 4 runs, just 1 earned, in 4 2/3 innings to take his 5th loss.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports  3

Modesto Nuts    5

(LP – Krol 1-4 / 4.45)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Max Stassi

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Ian Krol allowed 4 runs and struck out 7 over 6 innings to earn his 4th loss. Catcher Max Stassi hit a 2-run homer, his 6th, and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones, infielder Michael Gilmartin and outfielder Josh Whitaker all doubled in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  4

Burlington Bees                5

(WP – Mye 2-0 / 2.80)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Muncy

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: In his first game with Burlington, this year’s 5th-round draft pick, first baseman Max Muncy had a big game, hitting a 2-run homer to put Burlington on the board in the 2nd inning and driving in the game-winning run for the Bees in the 6th inning. Outfielder Rashun Dixon doubled and drove in 2 runs in the game. Starter Drew Granier allowed 4 runs, 2 earned, and struck out 4 over 5 innings of work, and left-hander Chas Mye came on to earn the win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Vermont Lake Monsters  7

Lowell Spinners                2

(WP – Chitwood 2-0 / 3.86)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Lamb

(4 IP / 1 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Chris Lamb allowed just 1 run and struck out 5 in 4 innings of work, and right-hander Logan Chitwood came on to allow 1 run over 3 innings to earn his 2nd win. Outfielder John Wooten and first baseman Jacob Tanis both doubled and drove in 2 runs in the win.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  12

AZL Indians      9

(WP – Voiro 1-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(4 for 5 / 2 Doubles / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: In his first game in pro ball, the A’s 3rd overall draft pick this season, 18-year-old first baseman Matt Olson put on a show, collecting 4 hits, including a home run and 2 doubles while driving in 4 runs and scoring 4 times. This year’s 2nd-round draft pick, catcher Bruce Maxwell, had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in 2 runs in the win.

 

Monday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Las Vegas – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Carreno)

San Antonio @ Midland – 6:30pm CT

(Beard vs. Castro)

Stockton @ San Jose – 7:00pm PT

(Bowman vs. Sanford)

Burlington @ Cedar Rapids – 6:35pm CT

(Cole vs. DeJiulio)

Connecticut @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

(DeLaRosa vs. Avila)

AZL Athletics @ AZL Royals – 7:00pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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