Thursday, August 9th: Hernandez Hurls Hounds to Victory while Ports & Bees Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds pitcher Carlos Hernandez (6 IP / 1 ER / 7 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats

OFF-DAY

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds   4

NW Arkansas Naturals  3

(WP – Hernandez 5-4 / 5.30)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Carlos Hernandez

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Carlos Hernandez delivered a strong performance for Midland on Thursday, allowing 1 run on just 4 hits while walking 1 and striking out 7 over 6 innings to earn his 5th win. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield homered for the second night in a row while outfielder Tyler Ladendorf collected 2 doubles and drove in a pair of runs in the win.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

San Jose Giants  7

Stockton Ports   3

(LP – Bowman 4-10 / 3.55)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Josh Bowman

(5 IP / 2 ER / 8 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Josh Bowman struck out 8 in just 5 innings of work, but the 2 runs he allowed were enough to earn him the loss on Thursday. Catcher Ryan Ortiz drove in 2 of the Ports’ 3 runs on the night, while shortstop Michael Gilmartin and outfielders Myrio Richard and Mitch LeVier contributed 2 hits apiece in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Peoria Chiefs       5

Burlington Bees  4

(LP – Eppley 0-1 / 6.75)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tanner Peters

(6 2/3 IP / 2 ER / 7 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Tanner Peters struck out 7 and allowed 4 runs, just 2 earned, and left in the 7th inning with the game tied. Right-hander Nate Eppley, in his first game with Burlington since being promoted from Vermont, surrendered the winning run in the 9th inning to take the loss. Shortstop Sean Jamieson and outfielders Bobby Crocker and Royce Consigli drove in a run apiece in the loss.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters    4

Hudson Valley Renegades  5

(LP – Jimenez 0-4 / 8.37)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tyler Vail

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Tyler Vail allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, on just 3 hits over 5 2/3 innings of work, while right-hander Deyvi Jimenez gave up the winning run in the 10th inning to earn his 4th loss. This year’s top draft pick for the A’s, shortstop Addison Russell, doubled in a run, while the A’s #2 pick, third baseman Daniel Robertson, went 1 for 4 in his first game with Vermont.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  9

AZL Mariners   4

(WP – Hollstegge 3-0 / 5.32)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder B.J. Boyd

(Triple / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: With the A’s top two picks in this year’s draft, Addison Russell and Daniel Robertson, having both moved on to Vermont, 4th-round draft pick B.J. Boyd showed that he’s ready to pick up the slack on Thursday, collecting a pair of hits, including a triple, driving in 3 runs and raising his average to .317. Outfielder Ryan Mathews had 2 doubles and a triple, and third baseman Renato Nunez drove in a pair of runs in the win. Starter Kayvon Bahramzadeh allowed 3 runs in 3 innings of work, while right-hander Tyler Hollstegge tossed 2 scoreless innings to earn his 3rd win, and right-hander Derek Hansen closed out the game with 3 scoreless innings to pick up his 1st save.

 

Friday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Oklahoma City – 5:05pm PT

Midland @ NW Arkansas – 7:00pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Peoria @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Vermont @ Brooklyn – 7:00pm ET

AZL Reds @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Wednesday, August 8th: Thompson’s 2 HRs Lead Ports to Victory while Cats & Bees Win and Hounds Fall


A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports first baseman Tony Thompson (2 Home Runs / 6 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Nashville Sounds             0

Sacramento River Cats  1

(WP – Banwart 8-3 / 3.89)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

(7 IP / 0 ER / 6 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Bruce Billings turned in another impressive outing for the River Cats on Wednesday, striking out 6 and allowing just 2 hits over 7 scoreless innings. Unfortunately, he left with the game tied 0-0 and with no chance to earn the win. Shortstop Brandon Hicks doubled in the bottom of the 10th inning and eventually scored when, with the bases loaded, Daric Barton was hit by a pitch. Right-hander Travis Banwart picked up the win with 3 scoreless innings in relief.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds   4

NW Arkansas Naturals  5

(LP – Hunter 2-2 / 4.33)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sonny Gray

(7 IP / 2 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sonny Gray had another solid outing for Midland, allowing just 2 runs over 7 innings of work on Wednesday, but the RockHounds’ bullpen surrendered the lead by giving up 3 runs in the 8th and 9th. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield hit his 10th home run, while infielder Josh Horton, first baseman Anthony Aliotti and designated hitter Matt Rizzotti all contributed 2 hits in the loss. In other news, left-hander Ian Krol has been promoted and will be joining Midland from Stockton.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

San Jose Giants  12

Stockton Ports   14

(WP – Huttenlocker 2-1 / 6.20)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Tony Thompson

(2 Home Runs / 6 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Tony Thompson had a big night in Stockton, blasting a pair of home runs, one a 3-run shot in the 3rd inning and one a game-winning walk-off 2-run homer in the bottom of the 9th for the Ports. Outfielder Chad Oberacker hit his 10th home run, while shortstop Yordy Cabrera had a double and a triple, and outfielder Dusty Robinson collected a pair of doubles in the win.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Peoria Chiefs       8

Burlington Bees  9

(WP – Fabiaschi 1-0 / 0.00)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chih Fang Pan

(2 for 4 / 1 RBI / 2 Runs / Stolen Base)

 

Worth Noting: Second baseman Chih Fang Pan drove in the tying run in the 9th inning and scored the winning run in the 14th inning for Burlington on Wednesday night. Outfielder Rashun Dixon blasted his 11th home run for the Bees, and catcher John Nester had 2 hits and scored twice. Starter Seth Frankoff had a rough outing, allowing 4 runs over 4 innings of work, while right-hander Logan Chitwood helped keep Burlington in the game with 4 scoreless innings of relief, and infielder Michael Fabiaschi picked up the win by taking to the mound to get the final out of the game for the Bees. Right-hander Blake Hassebrock has been demoted and will soon be re-joining the Bees’ pitching staff from Stockton.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters    0

Hudson Valley Renegades  2

(LP – Menna 0-6 / 4.06)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nolan Sanburn

(3 IP / 0 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: The A’s 5th overall draft pick this year, right-hander Nolan Sanburn, had another solid outing for Vermont, allowing no hits while striking out 3 over 3 innings of work on Wednesday. Right-hander J.C. Menna gave up 2 runs in 2 2/3 innings to take the loss. Outfielder John Wooten had 2 of Vermont’s 5 hits in the game, including the team’s only extra base hit, a double.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics

OFF-DAY

 

Thursday’s Games:

Midland @ NW Arkansas – 7:00pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Peoria @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Vermont @ Hudson Valley – 7:05pm ET

AZL Athletics @ AZL Mariners – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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A’s Farm in Top 10 MLB Blogs for 4th Straight Month!

One-upping the Big 3, A’s Farm’s now put together the Big 4!

For the 4th month in a row, A’s Farm has been ranked in the Top 10 MLB blogs – and this month we climbed all the way up to #6! Thanks to everyone who’s made A’s Farm a daily stop to get the latest news on all the A’s prospects down on the farm.

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Tuesday, August 7th: Cole Impresses as Bees, Ports and Cats All Fall on Tuesday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Burlington Bees pitcher A.J. Cole   (5 IP / 1 ER / 5 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Nashville Sounds             5

Sacramento River Cats  4

(LP – Valdez 0-1 / 3.49)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Daric Barton

(2 for 3 / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Tyson Ross allowed 3 runs on 6 hits while striking out 7 over 6 innings on Tuesday. First baseman Daric Barton had 2 hits and drove in the tying run in the bottom of the 8th inning, but right-hander Merkin Valdez gave up a run in the top of the 9th to take the loss. Grant Green, getting the start at second base once again, doubled and drove in a run for the River Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds

OFF-DAY

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

San Jose Giants  10

Stockton Ports    4

(LP – Hassebrock 2-6 / 8.17)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman B.A. Vollmuth

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Blake Hassebrock had another rough outing, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits over 5 innings to take his 6th loss. Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth clubbed a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning, while catcher Max Stassi and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones both hit solo shots in the 7th.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  6

Burlington Bees                3

(LP – Joseph 1-3 / 4.35)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Cole

(5 IP / 1 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Cole had another solid outing, allowing just 1 run while walking 1 and striking out 5 in 5 innings of work, but right-hander Jonathan Joseph gave up 4 runs, 3 earned, in relief to take the loss. Outfielder Rashun Dixon homered to lead off the 1st inning for the Bees, while shortstop Sean Jamieson drove in 2 runs in the loss.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters    5

Hudson Valley Renegades  7

(LP – Pudenz 2-1 / 3.86)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Miguel Marte

(Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Miguel Marte doubled and drove in 2 runs, while second baseman Chris Bostick and outfielder Kelvin Rojas contributed 2 hits apiece on Tuesday. Starter Brent Powers allowed 1 run and struck out 6 over 4 1/3 innings, and left-hander Omar Duran struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings in relief, but right-hander Stu Pudenz gave up 3 runs in the 8th inning to take the loss. In other news, the A’s second overall draft pick this year, infielder Daniel Robertson, is on his way to join this year’s #1 pick, Addison Russell, in Vermont.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  4

AZL Rangers    0

(WP – Azor 2-0 / 2.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Phil Pohl

(Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher Phil Pohl had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in 2 runs, while starter Dakota Bacus struck out 5 in 3 perfect innings of work, and right-hander Jose Azor struck out 2 in 3 scoreless innings to pick up the win on Tuesday.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Nashville @ Sacramento – 12:05pm PT

Midland @ NW Arkansas – 7:00pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Peoria @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Vermont @ Hudson Valley – 7:05pm ET

 

 

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Monday, August 6th: Hounds Win, Cats & Bees Fall, while Olson & Robertson Come Up Big in Arizona

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Arizona League A’s first baseman Matt Olson (Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Nashville Sounds             5

Sacramento River Cats  3

(LP – Miller 0-3 / 3.77)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Grant Green

(2 for 4 / Double / RBI / Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Graham Godfrey allowed 2 runs on 5 hits in 4 innings of work on Monday. Grant Green, getting the start at second base, had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in outfielder Michael Taylor to put the go-ahead run on the board for Sacramento in the bottom of the 6th inning, but right-hander Jim Miller gave up 2 runs in the top of the 7th to take the loss.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks   4

Midland RockHounds  8

(WP – Guzman 2-1 / 3.79)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Anthony Aliotti doubled and drove in 3 runs in the first 3 innings to help give Midland an insurmountable lead in Monday night’s game. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield and infielder Josh Horton both collected 3 hits and drove in a run for the RockHounds. Starter Shawn Haviland allowed 4 runs, 1 earned, while walking 6 and striking out 5 over 4 innings of work, while right-hander Jose Guzman struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports

OFF-DAY

This is what the off-day looked like for some members of the Ports

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  3

Burlington Bees                1

(LP – Granier 11-7 / 2.94)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(6 IP / 2 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Drew Granier turned in another solid performance on Monday night, allowing just 2 runs over 6 innings of work. Unfortunately, the Bees’ lineup could only manage 3 hits on the night, with outfielder Douglas Landaeta doubling in the team’s only run in the bottom of the 9th inning.

 

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

Batavia Muckdogs             3

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

(WP – Gagnier 2-1 / 1.37)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Andres Avila

(4 IP / 0 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: In his second start for Vermont on Monday night, former top prospect Michael Ynoa allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, on 2 hits while walking 2 and striking out 2 over 3 innings of work. Right-hander Andres Avila followed up by shutting down Batavia over 4 scoreless innings to give Vermont the chance to climb back into it. Catcher Bruce Maxwell, second baseman Chris Bostick and outfielder Kelvin Rojas all doubled, while outfielder John Wooten bunted home shortstop Addison Russell for the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Giants        7

AZL Athletics  14

(WP – Hansen 2-1 / 6.52)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: The A’s third overall draft pick this year, first baseman Matt Olson, doubled, homered and drove in 3 runs, while the A’s second overall pick, infielder Daniel Robertson, doubled, tripled and drove in 3. Outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz homered and drove in 2 runs, and third baseman Renato Nunez collected 3 hits and drove in a pair of runs in the win. Starter Gregory Paulino allowed 5 runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings, while right-hander Derek Hansen picked up the win after striking out 4 batters in just 1 inning of work – one of the batters reached base after striking out on a wild pitch.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Nashville @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Quad Cities @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Vermont @ HudsonValley – 7:05pm ET

AZL Athletics @ AZL Rangers – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Sunday, August 5th: Peterson’s 2 HRs Lead Cats to Victory while Hounds, Ports & Bees All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats outfielder Shane Peterson (2 Home Runs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Nashville Sounds             3

Sacramento River Cats  8

(WP – Peacock 9-7 / 5.95)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(2 Home Runs / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: With the game tied at 3-3 heading into the bottom of the 4th inning, outfielder Shane Peterson blasted his 3rd home run to give the River Cats the lead, which they never relinquished, and he followed that up with his 4th home run in the 5th inning. In his first 20 games with Sacramento since being promoted from Midland, Peterson has now banged out 4 home runs and 4 doubles. Second baseman Grant Green doubled, hit his 13th home run, and drove in 3 runs in the win. Starter Brett Anderson, in his third rehab start with Sacramento, allowed 3 runs on 5 hits over 4 1/3 innings, while right-hander Brad Peacock struck out 9 over 4 scoreless innings to pick up his 9th win.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks   6

Midland RockHounds  4

(LP – Smith 6-9 / 4.54)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Ladendorf

(2 for 4 / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Murphy Smith had a rough outing, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, on 12 hits over 5 innings to take the loss. Tyler Ladendorf, who’s taken over in center field since Michael Choice’s season-ending injury, had 2 hits and drove in a run for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports  2

Visalia Rawhide  8

(LP – Brown 4-8 / 4.46)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Chad Oberacker

(3 for 5 / Triple / Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Jacob Brown had a rocky outing, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits over 5 innings to take the loss. Outfielder Chad Oberacker had 3 hits, including a double and a triple, and drove in a run for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  6

Burlington Bees                2

(LP – Lamb 0-2 / 6.28)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Rashun Dixon

(2 for 2 / 2 Walks / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Chris Lamb allowed 3 runs on 6 hits over 4 2/3 innings to take his 2nd loss with the Bees, while outfielder Rashun Dixon had 2 hits, 2 walks and scored twice in the loss.

 

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

Batavia Muckdogs             1

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

(WP – Hall 2-0 / 0.82)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Miguel Marte

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Miguel Marte clubbed a 3-run homer in the 1st inning to provide all the offense his team would need on Sunday. This year’s 6th-round draft pick Seth Streich allowed 1 run and struck out 4 over 3 innings of work, while 8th-round draft pick Kris Hall picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings in relief.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Mariners   1

AZL Athletics  3

(WP – Hollstegge 2-0 / 5.82)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Vince Voiro

(4 IP / 0 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Vince Voiro struck out 3 in 4 scoreless innings of work on Sunday, while third baseman Renato Nunez and outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz both collected triples in the win.

 

Monday’s Games:

Nashville @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 6:30pm CT

Quad Cities @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Batavia @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

AZL Giants @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters Complete Season Stats

AZL Athletics Complete Season Stats

 

 

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Saturday, August 4th: Murphy Pitches Ports to Victory while McCarthy Impresses in Rehab Stint for Cats

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton RHP Sean Murphy (6 IP / 0 ER / 9 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Memphis Redbirds           2

Sacramento River Cats  3

(WP – Thompson 3-2 / 3.51)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brandon McCarthy

(6 IP / 0 ER / 9 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Brandon McCarthy turned in a strong performance in his second rehab outing with the River Cats, striking out 9 in 6 scoreless innings of work. With the game tied in the bottom of the 10th inning, catcher Anthony Recker singled in third baseman Josh Donaldson to deliver the walk-off RBI and secure the win for Sacramento.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks  17

Midland RockHounds  6

(LP – Daley 8-10 / 5.30)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Anthony Aliotti collected 4 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in a pair of runs for the RockHounds. The game was tied 6-6 heading into the 9th inning, when Midland’s bullpen surrendered 11 runs to hand the victory to Corpus Christi. Starter Fabio Castro allowed 6 runs over 5 innings of work.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports  11

Visalia Rawhide   2

(WP – Murphy 6-5 / 4.45)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sean Murphy delivered an impressive outing for Stockton on Saturday, striking out 9 while walking just 1 over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 6th win. Second baseman Ryan Pineda homered and drove in 3 runs, while shortstop Michael Gilmartin drove in 3 runs and scored twice for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  4

Burlington Bees                7

(WP – Frankoff 4-7 / 5.08)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Frankoff

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

 

Worth Noting: Starter Tanner Peters had a rocky outing, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits over 5 innings of work, while right-hander Seth Frankoff struck out 2 in 3 perfect innings of relief to earn his 4th win. First baseman Max Muncy had 2 hits, including a double, drove in 2 runs and scored the go-ahead run when third baseman Wade Kirkland singled to drive him home in the bottom of the 8th inning for the Bees.

 

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

Batavia Muckdogs             3

Vermont Lake Monsters  7

(WP – Vail 1-2 / 4.66)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tyler Vail

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Tyler Vail had his best outing for Vermont so far this season, allowing just 1 run while walking none and striking out 7 over 6 innings to earn his 1st win of the year. Outfielder John Wooten had 3 hits, including a home run, and drove in a pair of runs, while shortstop Addison Russell collected 4 hits, including a triple, and drove in a run in the win.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  5

AZL D-backs    3

(WP – Johnson 4-1 / 3.71)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tyler Johnson

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Kayon Bahramzadeh allowed 3 runs in just 4 innings of work, while right-hander Tyler Johnson tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 4th win. Outfielder B.J. Boyd hit his 1st home run, and third baseman Renato Nunez drove in 2 runs in the win.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Nashville @ Sacramento – 6:05pm PT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 6:00pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 6:00pm PT

Quad Cities @ Burlington – 2:00pm CT

Batavia @ Vermont – 6:05pm ET

AZL Mariners @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Friday, August 3rd: Billings Pitches Cats to Victory as Homers Help Hounds & Bees Win and Ports Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Bruce Billings (6 IP / 1 ER / 8 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Memphis Redbirds            2

Sacramento River Cats  10

(WP – Billings 7-4 / 3.67)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

(6 IP / 1 ER / 8 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Bruce Billings had a strong outing for Sacramento, allowing just 1 run while striking out 8 over 6 innings to earn his 7th win. Designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue clubbed a 2-run homer in the 6th inning to give the River Cats the lead, and catcher Anthony Recker blasted a 3-run homer in the 7th to help cement the win for Sacramento.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks   5

Midland RockHounds  6

(WP – Ortiz 4-4 / 3.72)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Leonardo Gil

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: With the RockHounds down 5-2 in the bottom of the 9th inning, third baseman Leonardo Gil hit a 3-run inside-the-park home run to tie the game. First baseman Anthony Aliotti had his 3rd hit of the game when he singled to lead off the bottom of the 10th, and he quickly scored when the next batter, designated hitter Matt Rizzotti, doubled to drive him in and hand the win to the RockHounds. Starter Carlos Hernandez allowed 4 runs over 6 innings of work, while right-hander Jonathan Ortiz picked up the win with 1 inning of scoreless relief.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports  1

Visalia Rawhide  7

(LP – Bowman 4-9 / 3.55)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Ryan Ortiz

(2 for 4)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Josh Bowman had his rockiest outing in over a month, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, on 9 hits over 6 innings to take the loss. The Ports’ lineup managed just 6 hits on the night, 2 off the bat of catcher Ryan Ortiz.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees                1

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  0

(WP – Macias 6-5 / 4.77)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Sean Jamieson

(3 for 4 / Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Sean Jamieson homered in the 5th inning to provide all the scoring the Bees would need. Starter Julio Ramos looked sharp once again, striking out 3 over 3 2/3 scoreless innings, while right-hander Jose Macias picked up the win with 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

 

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

Mahoning Valley Scrappers  2

Vermont Lake Monsters     0

(LP – Menna 0-5 / 3.89)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nolan Sanburn

(2 IP / 0 ER / 2 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: 2012 2nd-round draft pick Nolan Sanburn struck out 2 in 2 scoreless innings in his debut with Vermont, but right-hander J.C. Menna allowed 2 runs over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss. Outfielder John Wooten doubled for Vermont’s only extra base hit on the night.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Memphis @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

Quad Cities @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

Batavia @ Vermont – 6:05pm ET

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

 

 

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Thursday, August 2nd: Cats & Ports Win while Hounds & Bees Fall and Russell & Robertson Come Up Big

 

A’s Farmhands Of The Day

Vermont Lake Monsters shortstop Addison Russell (3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 1 RBI / 2 Runs)

Arizona League A’s shortstop Daniel Robertson (3 for 5 / Triple / 2 Doubles / 3 RBIs / 3 Runs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Memphis Redbirds           3

Sacramento River Cats  4

(WP – Simmons 1-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Collin Cowgill

(Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: With the bases loaded and 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th inning, outfielder Collin Cowgill doubled to clear the bases and drive in the tying run for Sacramento, and he then scored the go-ahead run on designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue’s single. Starter Tyson Ross allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 6 innings of work, while 2007 1st-round draft pick James Simmons, in his first appearance since his promotion from Midland, struck out 3 in 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  0

Frisco RoughRiders      2

(LP – Gray 5-8 / 4.21)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sonny Gray

(6 IP / 2 K / 4 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sonny Gray had his 6th straight solid start, allowing 2 runs on just 4 hits while striking out 4 over 6 innings of work. But Midland could only manage 3 hits, 2 off the bat of outfielder Eliezer Mesa, while designated hitter Matt Rizzotti doubled for the RockHounds’ only extra base hit of the night.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Lancaster JetHawks  3

Stockton Ports         6

(WP – Long 4-1 / 3.48)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Dusty Robinson hit a 2-run homer, his 13th, catcher Max Stassi hit a solo shot, his 14th, and third baseman B.A. Vollmuth doubled and drove in 2 runs for the Ports on Thursday. Starter Nate Long allowed 3 runs and struck out 7 over 5 innings to earn his 4th win.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees                1

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  3

(LP – Cole 5-3 / 2.29)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Rashun Dixon

(Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Cole allowed 3 runs and struck out 5 in 5 innings of work on Thursday. But Burlington could only manage to put one run on the board thanks to outfielder Rashun Dixon’s 9th home run for the Bees.

 

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

Mahoning Valley Scrappers  5

Vermont Lake Monsters     7

(WP – Eppley 3-0 / 1.35)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Addison Russell

(3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 1 RBI / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: In his first game since his promotion to Vermont, this year’s 1st-round draft pick Addison Russell made an impressive debut, collecting 3 hits while blasting a home run and a double. Starter Brent Powers allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, while striking out 8 over 3 innings of work, while right-hander Nate Eppley picked up the win with 3 scoreless innings in relief.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Brewers     2

AZL Athletics  11

(WP – Torres 3-0 / 3.79)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Daniel Robertson

(3 for 5 / Triple / 2 Doubles / 3 RBIs / 3 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: The A’s 2nd overall draft pick this year, shortstop Daniel Robertson, had a big game, collecting 3 hits, including 2 doubles and a triple, while driving in 3 runs and scoring 3 times. Starter Jose Torres had another solid outing, tossing 5 scoreless innings to earn his 3rd win.

 

Friday’s Games:

Memphis @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

Burlington @ Wisconsin – 7:05pm CT

Mahoning Valley @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

 

 

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Wednesday, August 1st: Cats, Hounds and Bees All Claim Clutch Wins on Wednesday

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds designated hitter Matt Rizzotti (3 for 6 / 2 Doubles / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Memphis Redbirds           2

Sacramento River Cats  5

(WP – Leon 3-0 / 1.83)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Daric Barton

(2 for 3 / Home Run / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: With Sacramento down by a run, first baseman Daric Barton blasted his 7th home run for the River Cats to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th inning. Outfielder Collin Cowgill later singled in the go-ahead run, and third baseman Josh Donaldson doubled in 2 insurance runs. Starter Graham Godfrey had another solid outing, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits while striking out 4 over 6 innings of work, but right-hander Arnold Leon picked up the win with 2 innings in relief.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  6

Frisco RoughRiders      5

(WP – McSwain 1-0 / 4.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Matt Rizzotti

(3 for 6 / 2 Doubles / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Designated hitter Matt Rizzotti had a big night for Midland, blasting a home run and 2 doubles and driving in 3 runs, including the tying run in the 6th inning and the go-ahead run in the 8th inning. Frisco came back to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th against right-hander Jonathan Ortiz, but outfielder Eliezer Mesa drove in third baseman Leonardo Gil for the winning run in the 12th. Starter Shawn Haviland allowed 4 runs and struck out 5 over 5 innings of work on Wednesday.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Lancaster JetHawks  15

Stockton Ports          2

(LP – Hassebrock 2-5 / 8.08)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Huttenlocker

(3 IP / 0 ER / 4 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: After turning in one of his better outings since returning from the disabled list his last time out, right-hander Blake Hassebrock had a much rougher time of it on Wednesday. With the help of a 2-out error by first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones, Hassebrock surrendered 6 runs, 2 earned, on 4 hits over just 2/3 of an inning to take his 5th loss. Left-hander A.J. Huttenlocker struck out 4 in 3 scoreless innings of relief, and third baseman B.A. Vollmuth had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in a run but also committed 2 errors in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees                3

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  1

(WP – Frankoff 3-7 / 5.27)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Aaron Shipman

(Triple / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: With the game tied 1-1, outfielder Aaron Shipman tripled in the winning run in the top of the 9th inning for the Bees, while first baseman Max Muncy doubled and homered earlier in the game. Starter Drew Granier had another solid outing, allowing just 1 run and striking out 8 over 6 innings of work, but right-hander Seth Frankoff picked up the win with 2 scorless innings in relief.

 

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

Mahoning Valley Scrappers  6

Vermont Lake Monsters     1

(LP – Ynoa 0-1 / 7.71)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder John Wooten

(Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: In his debut with Vermont, former top prospect Michael Ynoa had a rocky outing, allowing 3 runs, 2 earned, on 5 hits and 2 walks over 2 1/3 innings to take the loss. Outfielder John Wooten doubled and drove in Vermont’s only run in the loss. The team’s lineup should be getting a bit of a boost with the arrival of this year’s top draft pick, shortstop Addison Russell.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  4

AZL Brewers    2

(WP – Paulino 4-2 / 4.19)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Gregory Paulino

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

Worth Noting: Starter Gregory Paulino struck out 6 over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 4th win, while last night’s hero, catcher Phil Pohl, hit his 2nd homer in 2 nights and drove in a pair of runs in the win.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Memphis @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Frisco – 7:00pm CT

Lancaster @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Burlington @ Wisconsin – 12:05pm CT

Mahoning Valley @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

AZL Brewers @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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