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)

 

 

Wednesday, May 9th: Norris Hits Another Walk-Off HR for Cats as Ports Lose 10th Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats catcher Derek Norris (HR / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Omaha Storm Chasers  2

Sacramento River Cats  4

(WP – Thompson 1-0 / 2.70)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Derek Norris

(Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: For the second night in a row, the River Cats won on a walk-off home run, this time off the bat of catcher Derek Norris. And for his second outing in a row, starter Bruce Billings failed to allow a run. He gave up only 2 hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings on Wednesday, but right-hander Fautino De Los Santos allowed Omaha to tie the game by giving up 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning. Norris then drilled a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 9th to give the River Cats their 3rd straight win.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports   2

Visalia Rawhide  3

(LP – Brown 1-2 / 1.90)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Miles Head

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Ports lost their 10th straight on Wednesday and, once again, infielder Miles Head accounted for most of the team’s offensive output, blasting a 2-run homer in the top of the 1st inning to briefly give Stockton the lead. But that was the last scoring the Ports would do, managing only 4 hits the rest of the way, 2 of them courtesy of outfielder Chad Oberacker.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Cedar Rapids Kernels  14

Burlington Bees            2

(LP – Joseph 0-2 / 5.15)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chih Fang Pan

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Worth Noting: Bees starter Jonathan Joseph allowed 12 runs, 5 earned, in just the first 3 innings to quickly put the game out of Burlington’s reach. The Bees managed only 2 runs, both driven in by second baseman Chih Fang Pan, one on a solo home run in the bottom of the 6th inning.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Omaha @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Peacock)

Midland @ San Antonio – 7:05pm CT

(Gray vs. Werner)

Modesto @ Stockton – 11:05am PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Cedar Rapids @ Burlington – 11:30am CT

(Diaz vs. Granier)

 

 

Tuesday, May 8th: Donaldson Blasts Walk-Off HR for Cats as Ports Lose 9th Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats third baseman Josh Donaldson (3 for 4 / Home Run)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Omaha Storm Chasers  3

Sacramento RiverCats   4

(WP – Carignan 1-0 / 1.64)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third baseman Josh Donaldson

(3 for 4 / Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third baseman Josh Donaldson continued his hot hitting, going 3 for 4 and hitting a game-winning walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning for the River Cats. Outfielder Collin Cowgill hit his 2nd homer and his 5th double since joining the Cats, raising his batting average to .300. Starter Travis Banwart allowed 3 runs on 8 hits over 5 innings of work, and right-hander Andrew Carignan tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief for the win.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds  3

Frisco RoughRiders    9

(LP – Straily 1-3 / 3.57)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Tyler Ladendorf

(Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Second baseman Tyler Ladendorf doubled and drove in 2 of the RockHounds’ 3 runs, outfielder Michael Choice went 0 for 4, dropping his average to .258, and starter Daniel Straily had one of his rockiest outings of the year, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits over 5 1/3 innings to take the loss.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports   1

Visalia Rawhide  6

(LP – Walz 2-2 / 2.72)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher T.J. Walz

(6 1/3 IP / 2 ER / 8 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Stockton’s woes continued on Tuesday as the Ports lost their 9th straight. Starter T.J. Walz had a solid outing, allowing just 2 runs and striking out 8 over 6 1/3 innings, but the Ports could manage only 4 hits against Visalia. Second baseman Ryan Pineda doubled and scored Stockton’s only run in the 3rd.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees         7

Clinton LumberKings  0

(WP – Murphy 3-2 / 1.23)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

(8 IP / 0 ER / 2 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sean Murphy had another strong outing, allowing just 5 hits over 8 scoreless innings for his 3rd win. Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth continued his hot hitting of late, collecting 3 hits, including a homer and a double, and driving in 2 runs. Outfielder Royce Consigli homered, and catcher Nick Rickles, serving as the designated hitter for the day, had 2 doubles and drove in a run in the win.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Omaha @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

(Krol vs. Holmberg)

Cedar Rapids @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(Clevinger vs. Joseph)

 

 

Monday, May 7th: Hounds and Bees Fall as Ports’ Skid Hits 8

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports outfielder Josh Whitaker (2 for 3 / Home Run / 1 RBI / 2 Runs / Walk)

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds  2

Frisco RoughRiders    4

(LP – Griffin 3-1 / 2.49)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(2 for 4 / Triple / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Right-hander A.J. Griffin had his rockiest outing of the year, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits over 6 innings to take his 1st loss against 3 wins. Left-hander Sean Doolittle came on to strike out 2 in 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, and outfielders Shane Peterson and Michael Choice combined for 5 of the RockHounds’ 6 hits on the day.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports   3

Visalia Rawhide  5

(LP – Cole 0-5 / 6.00)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Whitaker

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

 

Worth Noting: The Ports suffered their 8th straight loss on Sunday. Second baseman Ryan Pineda singled in 2 runs in the 7th inning and outfielder Josh Whitaker homered in the 9th to bringStockton within 2, but that’s as close as the Ports got. Top prospect A.J. Cole had another rough outing, allowing 5 runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings to run his record to 0-5.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees         2

Clinton LumberKings  5

(LP – Powers 2-2 / 4.91)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder B.A. Vollmuth

(2 for 4 / 1 RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Burlington’s offense remained stuck in low gear on Monday, managing only 8 baserunners and pushing just 2 men across the plate. Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth had 2 hits and drove in 1 of the Bees 2 runs. Starter Brent Powers allowed 5 runs over 3 1/3 innings, but right-hander Seth Frankoff came on to toss 4 2/3 scoreless innings in relief.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Omaha @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Banwart)

Midland @ Frisco – 11:00am CT

(Straily vs. Pimentel)

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

(Walz vs. Hernandez)

Burlington @ Clinton – 12:30pm CT

(Murphy vs. Landazuri)

 

 

Sunday, May 6th: Cats, Hounds & Bees Win as Ports Lose 7th Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Graham Godfrey (7 IP / 0 ER / 4 K)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats  7

Tucson Padres               1

(WP – Godfrey 3-0 / 0.45)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Graham Godfrey

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Graham Godfrey had his 3rd straight dominant outing, tossing 7 scoreless innings to earn his 3rd win for the River Cats, while lowering his ERA to a paltry 0.45. Outfielder Collin Cowgill doubled, homered and drove in 3 runs, shortstop Adam Rosales doubled, homered and drove in 2, and outfielder Brandon Moss slugged his team-leading 7th home run for the Cats.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds  3

Frisco RoughRiders    1

(WP – Daley 4-1 / 3.62)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Gary Daley

(5 2/3 IP / 1 ER / 0 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Gary Daley had another solid outing for the RockHounds, allowing just 1 run over 5 2/3 innings to earn his team-leading 4th win, while right-hander Jonathan Ortiz tossed a scoreless 9th inning to earn his 6th save. Second baseman Tyler Ladendorf homered to give Midland the lead in the top of the 1st, and shortstop Dusty Coleman and outfielder Michael Choice drove in the RockHounds’ other 2 runs in the win.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Lancaster JetHawks  6

Stockton Ports          2

(LP – Treinen 2-3 / 4.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Tony Thompson

(Home Run / 1 RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Ports suffered their 7th straight loss on Sunday, while the team’s offense continued to struggle. The Ports posted only 5 hits, the biggest blow coming from infielder Tony Thompson, who homered in the 3rd inning to tie the game. But starter Blake Treinen allowed 4 runs on 9 hits over 6 innings to take his 3rd loss.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees         2

Clinton LumberKings  0

(WP – Alcantara 2-3 / 5.08)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

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

 

 

Worth Noting: After getting off to a rough start this season, starter Raul Alcantara had his 2nd straight strong outing for the Bees, giving up only 3 hits over 6 scoreless innings to post his 2nd win. Right-hander Max Perlman tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief to earn the save, and third baseman B.A. Vollmuth had 2 hits, including a double, in the win.

 

 

Monday’s Games:

Midland @ Frisco – 7:00pm CT

(Griffin vs. Grimm)

Stockton @ Visalia – 3:30pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Burlington @ Clinton– 6:30pm CT

(Murphy vs. Hobson)

 

 

Monday’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 5th: A’s Affiliates Swept on Saturday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds pitcher Murphy Smith (6 2/3 IP / 1 ER / 3 K)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

GAME #1

Sacramento River Cats  4

Tucson Padres              10

(LP – Castro 1-3 / 6.23)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Grant Green

(3 for 3 / Home Run / Triple / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Grant Green went 3 for 3 and drove in 2 of the River Cats’ 4 runs in the 1st game Saturday. Starter Fabio Castro had a rough outing, allowing 9 runs in just 3 1/3 innings for his 3rd loss.

 

GAME #2

Sacramento River Cats  4

Tucson Padres               6

(LP – De Los Santos 0-1 / 4.76)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Brandon Hicks

(2 for 3 / Double / Triple / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Infielder Brandon Hicks tripled, doubled and drove in 3 of the River Cats’ 4 runs in the 2nd game Saturday, outfielder Collin Cowgill singled in Sacramento’s other run, and right-hander Fautino De Los Santos allowed 3 runs on 4 hits over 1 2/3 innings to take the loss.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds  2

Frisco RoughRiders    3

(LP – Haviland 1-2 / 6.20)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Murphy Smith

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Right-hander Murphy Smith had another solid outing forMidland, allowing just 1 run over 6 2/3 innings of work. Unfortunately, the RockHounds could only muster 5 hits against the RoughRiders, with outfielder Shane Peterson and third baseman Josh Horton contributing 2 hits apiece.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Lancaster JetHawks  8

Stockton Ports          7

(LP – Bowman 0-4 / 5.47)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Nino Leyja

(2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Second baseman Nino Leyja homered, doubled and drove in 3 runs, and outfielder Rashun Dixon tripled, doubled and drove in 2. Shortstop Michael Gilmartin and catcher Beau Taylor each doubled and drove in a run, and starter Josh Bowman allowed 3 runs over 6 innings to run his record to 0-4.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees         0

Clinton LumberKings  4

(LP – Macias 1-4 / 6.59)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Aaron Shipman

(1 for 3 / Double)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Bees managed just 3 hits against the LumberKings on Saturday. Outfielder Aaron Shipman collected Burlington’s only extra base hit of the day with a double, while starter Jose Macias allowed 4 runs over 5 2/3 innings to take the loss.

 

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tucson- 2:05pm PT

(Godfrey vs. TBD)

Midland @ Frisco – 4:00pm CT

(Daley vs. Murphy)

Lancaster @ Stockton – 2:05pm PT

(Musick vs. TBD)

Burlington @ Clinton – 2:00pm CT

(Alcantara vs. Shankin)

 

 

 

 

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