Wednesday, June 6th: Coleman’s Grand Slam Gives Hounds the Victory as Bees Win and Ports Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds shortstop Dusty Coleman (Grand Slam)

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds   6

Corpus Christi Hooks  3

(WP – Haviland 4-4 / 5.03)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Dusty Coleman

(Grand Slam)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Dusty Coleman blasted a grand slam in the top of the 7th inning to help give the RockHounds a lead they would never relinquish. Starter Shawn Haviland had his second straight solid outing, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits over 6 innings to earn his 4th win.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  3

Stockton Ports                       2

(LP – Bowman 0-6 / 5.01)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Max Stassi

(2 for 4 / Double / Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Josh Bowman allowed 3 runs over 7 innings of work, but the Ports could only manage to push 2 runs across the plate on Wednesday. Catcher Max Stassi doubled and scored in the 2nd inning to give the Ports the lead, and third baseman Miles Head singled in outfielder Chad Oberacker in the 5th for the Ports’ only other run.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Beloit Snappers   0

Burlington Bees   5

(WP – Granier 8-2 / 1.89)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Drew Granier turned in another impressive performance for Burlingtonon Wednesday, tossing 7 shutout innings to earn his team-leading 8th win. First baseman Douglas Landaeta had 2 hits, including a home run in the 3rd inning, and infielder Ryan Pineda collected 3 hits, including a double and triple, and also drove in a run in the win.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Colorado Springs – 6:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 7:05pm CT

(Smith vs. Oberholtzer)

Rancho Cucamonga @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(Lee vs. Treinen)

Beloit @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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Getting To Know: The A’s 2012 Top 10 Draft Picks

Yesterday, we gave you the lowdown on the A’s top 3 picks selected on Day 1 of the draft. Now that Day 2 is complete we wanted to take the chance to run down the A’s top 10 picks of the 2012 amateur player draft. The team evenly divided its top 10 picks by selecting 5 high school players and 5 college players, while selecting 6 hitters and 4 pitchers. We’ll be learning more about all of them in the coming days and will hopefully have the chance to see some of them playing for the Vermont Lake Monsters in the short-season New York-Penn League before the month is through. So stay tuned to A’s Farm for more…

 

#1 (11th Overall)

Addison Russell

Shortstop

Pace High School / Pace, Florida

Age: 18

6’1” / 210 lbs.

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

2012 High School Stats: .358 AVG / .532 OBP / .815 SLG

Let’s Go To The Video: Addison Russell

 

#2 (34th Overall)

Daniel Robertson

Shortstop

Upland High School / Upland, California

Age: 18

6’1” / 190 lbs.

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

2012 High School Stats: .560 AVG / .696 OBP / 1.000 SLG

Let’s Go To The Video: Daniel Robertson

 

#3 (47th Overall)

Matt Olson

First Baseman

Parkview High School / Lilburn, Georgia

Age: 18

6’4” / 225 lbs.

Bats: Left / Throws: Right

2012 High School Stats: .353 AVG / .421 OBP / .765 SLG

Let’s Go To The Video: Matt Olson

 

#4 (62nd Overall)

Bruce Maxwell

Catcher

Birmingham-Southern College / Birmingham, Alabama

Age: 21

6’2” / 230 lbs.

Bats: Left / Throws: Right

2012 College Stats: .471 AVG / .619 OBP / .928 SLG

 

#5 (74th Overall)

Nolan Sanburn

Right-Handed Pitcher

University of Arkansas / Fayetteville, Arkansas

Age: 20

6’1” / 205 lbs.

Throws: Right / Bats: Right

2012 College Stats: 35 2/3 IP / 27 H / 11 ER / 19 BB / 43 K / 2.78 ERA

 

#6 (106th Overall)

Kyle Twomey

Left-Handed Pitcher

El Dorado High School / Placentia, California

Age: 18

6’3” / 180 lbs.

Throws: Left / Bats: Left

2012 High School Stats: 73 2/3 IP / 39 H / 8 ER / 25 BB / 77 K / 0.76 ERA

 

#7 (139th Overall)

B.J. Boyd

Outfielder

Palo Alto High School / Palo Alto, California

Age: 18

5’11” / 205 lbs.

Bats: Left / Throws: Right

2012 High School Stats: .507 AVG / .628 OBP / .704 SLG

 

#8 (169th Overall)

Max Muncy

First Baseman

Baylor University / Waco, Texas

Age: 21

6’1” / 205 lbs.

Bats: Left / Throws: Right

2012 College Stats: .317 AVG / .420 OBP / .484 SLG

 

#9 (199th Overall)

Seth Streich

Right-Handed Pitcher

Ohio University / Athens, Ohio

Age: 21

6’3” / 200 lbs.

Throws: Right / Bats: Left

2012 College Stats: 75 1/3 IP / 81 H / 37 ER / 36 BB / 62 K / 4.42 ERA

 

#10 (229th Overall)

Cody Kurz

Right-Handed Pitcher

Oxnard College / Oxnard, California

Age: 19

6’4” / 225 lbs.

Throws: Right / Bats: Right

2012 College Stats: 24 2/3 IP / 15 H / 4 ER / 11 BB / 21 K / 1.46 ERA

Tuesday, June 5th: Godfrey Pitches Cats to Victory while Ports Fall Despite Krol’s Effort

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Graham Godfrey (6 IP / 0 ER / 9 K / Win)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats  8

Tacoma Rainiers            1

(WP – Godfrey 4-0 / 1.03)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Graham Godfrey

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Graham Godfrey had another dominant outing for the River Cats, striking out 9 over 6 shutout innings to lower his ERA to 1.03 and run his record to 4-0. Designated hitter Daric Barton had the big blast of the day, slugging a 3-run homer in the top of the 1st inning to give the River Cats the lead, which they never relinquished. First baseman Brandon Moss clubbed his team-leading 15th homer in the 8th, and outfielder Jermaine Mitchell drove in 2 runs to help the River Cats to their 3rd straight win.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  3

Stockton Ports                       2

(LP – R. Doolittle 0-3 / 1.53)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Ian Krol

(6 IP / 1 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Ian Krol had his 3rd straight solid outing on Tuesday night, allowing 1 run while walking just 1 and striking out 5 over 6 innings of work, but right-hander Ryan Doolittle gave up a run in the 9th inning to take the loss. Outfielder Josh Whitaker and designated hitter Beau Taylor both homered for the Ports’ only 2 runs.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 7:05pm CT

(Haviland vs. Cisnero)

Rancho Cucamonga @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(Gould vs. Bowman)

Beloit @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(Wheeler vs. TBD)

 

 

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A’s Draft 3 High School Infielders on Day 1 of 2012 Amateur Draft

A’s GM Billy Beane: Jeremy Bonderman’s not on that list, is he?

Thanks to the loss of free agent outfielders Josh Willingham and David DeJesus, the A’s were fortunate to have 3 picks coming to them before the 2nd round of this year’s amateur player draft. Of course, the A’s are known for preferring to focus on college players, having not taken a high school player in the 1st round since selecting Jeremy Bonderman way back in 2001. But with a lack of college talent available in this year’s draft, the A’s decided to go with 3 talented high school infielders with their first 3 selections.

The organization’s first 2 picks – Addison Russell and Daniel Robertson – primarily played shortstop in their senior seasons in high school, but it’s expected that one of them will eventually end up being shifted to third base. The A’s have 2 selections coming to them in the 2nd round, which will be taking place on Tuesday. So stay tuned for more tomorrow. But in the meantime, here’s the basic lowdown on the A’s first 3 picks of the 2012 amateur draft who could potentially end up forming the core of the A’s infield in, hmmm, let’s say 2017. Whatever happens, you know we’ll be following their progress every step of the way right here on A’s Farm


#1 (11th Overall)

Addison Russell

Shortstop

Pace High School / Pace, Florida

Age: 18

6’1” / 210 lbs.

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

2012 High School Stats: .358 AVG / .532 OBP / .815 SLG

Let’s Go To The Video: Addison Russell


#2 (34th Overall)

Daniel Robertson

Shortstop

Upland High School / Upland, California

Age: 18

6’1” / 190 lbs.

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

2012 High School Stats: .560 AVG / .696 OBP / 1.000 SLG

Let’s Go To The Video: Daniel Robertson


#3 (47th Overall)

Matt Olson

First Base

Parkview High School / Lilburn, Georgia

Age: 18

6’4” / 225 lbs.

Bats: Left / Throws: Right

2012 High School Stats: .353 AVG / .421 OBP / .765 SLG

Let’s Go To The Video: Matt Olson


Monday, June 4th: Green’s Bat & Straily’s Arm Carry Cats & Hounds to Victory as Ports Win and Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats shortstop Grant Green (4 for 5 / Home Run / 5 RBIs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats  13

Tacoma Rainiers             4

(WP – Ross 1-1 / 3.38)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Grant Green

(4 for 5 / Home Run / 5 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Former 1st-round draft pick Grant Green started his first game of the season at shortstop. And despite making an error in the field and getting picked off 1st base, he still had one of his biggest games of the year, collecting 4 hits, including a home run, and drove in 5 runs, including the go-ahead run in the 6th inning. Infielder Brandon Hicks doubled and drove in 3 runs, and outfielder Jermaine Mitchell tripled and drove in 2. Starter Tyson Ross had a solid outing in his first game back at Sacramento, allowing 3 runs, just 2 earned, over 7 innings to earn the win.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Tulsa Drillers              0

Midland RockHounds  9

(WP – Straily 3-4 / 3.79)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Straily

(7 IP / 0 ER / 11 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Daniel Straily delivered another impressive performance for Midland on Monday, striking out 11 over 7 shutout innings to earn his 3rd win. Catcher Ryan Lipkin hit a 2-run homer in the 3rd inning, infielder Josh Horton tripled and drove in 2 runs, and first baseman Anthony Aliotti doubled and drove in 2 in the RockHounds’ win.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

San Jose Giants  3

Stockton Ports    4

(WP – Walz 4-4 / 3.64)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(3 for 5 / 1 RBI / 2 Runs / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Dusty Robinson went 3 for 5 and drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning for the Ports on Monday. Outfielder Chad Oberacker collected 3 hits as well, and third baseman Miles Head doubled in 2 runs in the 1st inning to put the Ports on the board. Starter Jacob Brown turned in a solid outing, allowing 3 runs, 2 earned, on just 4 hits over 7 innings of work. Right-hander T.J. Walz picked up his 4th win with 2 innings of scoreless relief.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees                 2

Quad Cities River Bandits  6

(LP – Frankoff 1-4 / 4.35)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Max Perlman

(2 IP / 0 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: After delivering an impressive outing on Wednesday, starter Seth Frankoff allowed 5 runs over 5 innings on Monday to take his 4th loss. Right-hander Max Perlman came on to strike out 5 in 2 innings of scoreless relief. The Bees collected just 4 hits in the game, with outfielder Bobby Crocker and first baseman Douglas Landaeta driving in a run apiece for Burlington.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 11:35am PT

(Godfrey vs. Marquez)

Rancho Cucamonga @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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Sunday, June 3rd: Moss & Whitaker Both Blast 2 HRs to Lead Cats & Ports to Victory as Bees Win and Hounds Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats first baseman Brandon Moss (2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats  4

Tacoma Rainiers            2

(WP – Scribner 3-0 / 3.31)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Brandon Moss

(2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Brandon Moss, playing first base for the day, provided most of the River Cats’ offense on Sunday, hitting a game-tying solo homer in the 4th inning and a go-ahead 2-run homer in the 9th inning. Eric Sogard also hit a solo shot, his 1st with Sacramento this season. Starter A.J. Griffin turned in his best outing since joining the River Cats, allowing 2 runs on just 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 6 over 7 innings of work, but he left with the game tied 2-2, and right-hander Evan Scribner picked up the win with 1 inning of scoreless relief.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Tulsa Drillers             11

Midland RockHounds  2

(LP – Daley 6-3 / 5.30)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Conner Crumbliss

(2 for 4 / Triple / Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Conner Crumbliss had 2 hits, including a triple, and scored 1 of Midland’s 2 runs. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield scored the RockHounds’ other run while collecting 2 hits as well. Starter Gary Daley had a rough outing, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits over 4 2/3 innings to take the loss.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

San Jose Giants  6

Stockton Ports   10

(WP – Murphy 2-1 / 1.74)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Whitaker

(2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Josh Whitaker hit 2 homers and drove in 3 runs, catcher Beau Taylor doubled and drove in 3, outfielder Dusty Robinson homered and scored 3 times, and outfielder Chad Oberacker collected 3 doubles and scored twice. Starter Sean Murphy had his least impressive outing since joining the Ports, giving up 3 runs over 6 innings, but the big right-hander still earned his 2nd win for Stockton on Sunday.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees                 3

Quad Cities River Bandits  1

(WP – Urlaub 4-2 / 2.88)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Douglas Landaeta

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Douglas Landaeta hit a 2-run homer in the top of the 6th inning to break a 1-1 tie and give the Bees the lead, which they never relinquished. Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth hit a solo shot to put Burlington on the board in the 4th, and left-hander Jeff Urlaub earned the win with 4 2/3 scoreless innings after starter A.J. Cole departed after an hour-long rain delay in the 1st inning.

 

Monday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 7:05pm PT

(Ross vs. Vasquez)

Tulsa @ Midland – 6:30pm CT

(Frazier vs. Straily)

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(Sandrick vs. Brown)

Burlington @ Quad Cities – 7:00pm CT

(Frankoff vs. Hold)

 

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

 

 

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Saturday, June 2nd: Robinson Homers in Ports Win as Cats, Hounds & Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports outfielder Dusty Robinson (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats  3

Tacoma Rainiers            6

(LP – Peacock 6-3 / 4.81)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Stephen Parker

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third baseman Stephen Parker hit a 2-run homer in the 8th inning to account for 2 of the River Cats’ 3 runs, outfielder Michael Taylor went 3 for 3, and Manny Ramirez left the game after singling in his first at bat. Starter Brad Peacock had some real control issues on Saturday, walking 5 batters and giving up 2 runs, 1 earned, and throwing 82 pitches before being lifted after 3 innings of work, but left-hander Sean Doolittle was sharp, striking out 4 of the 6 batters he faced in 2 innings of scoreless relief.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Tulsa Drillers              6

Midland RockHounds  2

(LP – Gray 1-4 / 4.19)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Home Run / 1 RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Anthony Aliotti, serving as the designated hitter for the day, had 2 of Midland’s 4 hits and put the RockHounds on the board with his 4th home run in the 6th inning. Outfielder Michael Choice tripled and scored the Hounds’ other run. Starter Sonny Gray took his 4th loss after after throwing 73 pitches in just 4 innings and allowing 2 runs.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

San Jose Giants  3

Stockton Ports    5

(WP – Treinen 5-4 / 4.41)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Dusty Robinson homered and drove in 2 runs for the Ports on Saturday, and starter Blake Treinen allowed 3 runs and struck out 4 over 6 innings to earn his 5th win for Stockton.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees                 1

Quad Cities River Bandits  2

(LP – Macias 2-5 / 5.77)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

(6 IP / 0 ER / 6 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Raul Alcantara rebounded from his last disastrous outing by throwing 6 shutout innings on Saturday, but right-hander Jose Macias allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, over 3 innings to take the loss.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 1:35pm PT

(Griffin vs. Carraway)

Tulsa @ Midland – 6:00pm CT

(Houston vs. Daley)

San Jose @ Stockton – 2:05pm PT

(Schumer vs. Murphy)

Burlington @ Quad Cities – 5:00pm CT

(Cole vs. Cornelius)

 

 

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Friday, June 1st: Moss Blasts Cats to Victory as Hounds Win and Ports & Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats outfielder Brandon Moss (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Fresno Grizzlies              7

Sacramento River Cats  10

(WP – Castro 3-5 / 6.93)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Brandon Moss

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Brandon Moss, serving as the designated hitter for the day, slugged a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 4th inning to give the River Cats the lead, which they never relinquished. Outfielder Grant Green contributed a solo shot in the 5th, and Manny Ramirez sat out his second straight game with a tight hamstring. Starter Bruce Billings left the game in the 1st inning before even registering an out with an apparent leg injury, left-hander Fabio Castro allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 4 innings to earn the win, and reliever Pedro Figueroa tossed 2 scoreless innings to run his scoreless innings streak with Sacramento this season to 14.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

NW Arkansas Naturals  4

Midland RockHounds     8

(WP – Smith 4-2 / 2.88)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Murphy Smith

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Murphy Smith allowed just 1 run and struck out 4 over 5 innings to earn his 4th win. Outfielder Michael Choice doubled and drove in 3 runs, and infielder Leonardo Gil drove in 2 in the RockHounds’ win.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports           2

Inland Empire 66ers  3

(LP – Hoehn 0-1 / 3.09)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Josh Bowman

(7 IP / 2 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Josh Bowman allowed just 2 runs and struck out 3 over 7 innings, but right-hander Connor Hoehn gave up a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to take the loss. Catcher Beau Taylor collected 2 of the Ports’ 6 hits on the night.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Peoria Chiefs      8

Burlington Bees  6

(LP – Powers 3-4 / 6.69)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(2 for 3 / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Bobby Crocker drove in 3 runs, third baseman B.A. Vollmuth drove in 2, and outfielder Eliezer Mesa drove in 1, but it wasn’t enough for Burlingtonon Friday. Starter Brent Powers allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, to raise his ERA to 6.69 and take his 4th loss.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Tulsa @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

(Gardner vs. Gray)

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(Rogers vs. Treinen)

Burlington @ Quad Cities – 7:00pm CT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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Thursday, May 31st: Granier & Haviland Pitch Bees & Hounds to Victory, Head Helps Ports Win Again and Godfrey Solid in Cats Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Burlington Bees pitcher   Drew Granier (7 IP / 2 ER /  6 K / Win)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Fresno Grizzlies             2

Sacramento River Cats  1

(LP – De Los Santos 1-2 / 4.96)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Graham Godfrey

(8 IP / 1 ER / 7 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Graham Godfrey had another strong outing for Sacramento, allowing just 1 earned run while walking none and striking out 7 over 8 innings of work, but right-hander Fautino De Los Santos came on in the 9th inning and gave up 1 run on 3 hits to take the loss. Infielder Brandon Hicks singled in the River Cats’ only run in the 2nd inning.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

NW Arkansas Naturals  2

Midland RockHounds     3

(WP – Haviland 3-4 / 5.53)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Shawn Haviland

(5 IP / 2 ER / 5 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: The RockHounds scored 3 runs on just 4 hits, but that was enough on Thursday as starter Shawn Haviland allowed 2 runs and struck out 5 over 5 innings to earn the win, and right-handers James Simmons and Arnold Leon combined for 4 scorless innings in relief.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports           4

Inland Empire 66ers  3

(WP – Souza 1-1 / 4.05)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Miles Head

(Triple / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third baseman Miles Head did it again, driving in the game-tying and game-winning runs for the Ports on Thursday. First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones and catcher Max Stassi each collected 2 hits and drove in a run, and starter Ian Krol allowed 2 runs, just 1 earned, over 6 1/3 innings of work.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Peoria Chiefs      2

Burlington Bees  3

(WP – Granier 7-2 / 2.10)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(7 IP / 2 ER / 6 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Drew Granier had another impressive outing for Burlington, allowing 2 runs on just 4 hits while striking out 6 over 7 innings to earn his 7th win, the most by any A’s minor leaguer so far this season. Outfielder Eliezer Mesa collected 2 hits, and shortstop Sean Jamieson homered, walked twice and stole a base in the win.

 

Friday’s Games:

Fresno @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Stevenson vs. TBD)

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

(Dwyer vs. Smith)

Stockton @ Inland Empire – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Batista)

Peoria @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(Jensen vs. Powers)

 

 

Wednesday, May 30th: Banwart & Frankoff Dominate in Cats & Bees Wins as Barfield Blasts Game-Winning Homer for Hounds and Ports Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Burlington Bees pitcher Seth Frankoff (6 IP / 1 ER / 11 K / Win)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Fresno Grizzlies             1

Sacramento River Cats  3

(WP – Banwart 4-2 / 4.55)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Travis Banwart

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Travis Banwart had his second consecutive strong outing, allowing just 1 run over 7 innings to earn his 4th win. The River Cats managed only 4 hits, 2 from second baseman Eric Sogard who also drove in 2 of the team’s 3 runs. Outfielder Grant Green doubled in the Cats’ other run. Yoenis Cespedes went 0 for 2 and Manny Ramirez went 0 for 4 in what could be the last game for both of them with Sacramento.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

NW Arkansas Naturals  6

Midland RockHounds     7

(WP – Smyth 1-1 / 6.27)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeremy Barfield

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: After coming back to tie the game 3 separate times, the RockHounds finally won the game in the bottom of the 11th inning thanks to a walk-off homer off the bat of outfielder Jeremy Barfield. Outfielder Michael Choice collected 4 hits, including his 4th homer, and designated hitter Michael Spina had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in 3 runs. Starter Daniel Straily had a shaky outing, allowing 5 runs over 6 innings of work, but the RockHounds’ bullpen did a good job of holding the line until Barfield’s big blast in the bottom of the 11th.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports           6

Inland Empire 66ers  7

(LP – R. Doolittle 0-2 / 1.23)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Max Stassi

(2 Doubles / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher Max Stassi doubled twice and drove in 3 runs, designated hitter A.J. Kirby-Jones collected 3 hits and tripled in 2 runs, and outfielder Josh Whitaker had 3 hits and singled in a run. Starter Jacob Brown allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings, and right-hander Ryan Doolittle allowed the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning, thanks to shortstop Yordy Cabrera’s 2nd error of the game, to take the loss.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Peoria Chiefs       1

Burlington Bees  10

(WP – Frankoff 1-3 / 3.72)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Frankoff

(6 IP / 1 ER / 11 K / Win)

 

Worth Noting: Right-hander Seth Frankoff, given his first chance to start this season, delivered an impressive effort, giving up just 1 run while walking none and striking out 11 over 6 innings to earn his 1st win. Right-hander Jonathan Joseph contributed 3 scoreless innings in relief to notch his 1st save. Infielder Chih Fang Pan hit a grand slam in Burlington’s 7-run 5th inning, and outfielder Aaron Shipman and second baseman Ryan Pineda drove in 2 runs apiece in the win.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Fresno @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Petit vs. TBD)

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

(Pimentel vs. TBD)

Stockton @ Inland Empire – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Correa)

Peoria @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(Concepcion vs. Granier)

 

 

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