Monday, July 14th: A’s Outfielder Josh Reddick Goes 4 for 4 and Homers in Ports Victory while Max Muncy’s Grand Slam Helps Hounds Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Josh Reddick (4 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Josh Reddick (4 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants    1

Stockton Ports  11

WP – Sanchez 4-0 / 2.81

HR – Olson (26), Reddick (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Reddick

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

A’s outfielder Josh Reddick looked mighty healthy in the first game of his rehab assignment with Stockton on Monday. Reddick collected 4 hits, homering in the 1st inning, doubling in the 2nd and posting a pair of singles, while driving in 3 runs for the Ports. First baseman Matt Olson smashed his league-leading 26th home run, while shortstop Daniel Robertson had 4 hits and drove in a run, and designated hitter Ryon Healy had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair. Starter Jake Sanchez allowed just 1 run and struck out 8 over 6 innings to earn his 4th win, while LHP Omar Duran and RHPs Nolan Sanburn and Austin House each tossed a scoreless inning in relief. House was reassigned to Stockton from Sacramento earlier in the day, while infielder Chad Pinder was activated off the disabled list and outfielder Aaron Shipman was placed on the DL for the Ports.

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Sunday, July 13th: Zach Neal Solid in Cats Loss as A’s Option Drew Pomeranz to Sacramento and Billy Burns Snatches 44th Base for Midland

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Zach Neal (6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Zach Neal (6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Reno Aces                          2

Sacramento River Cats  1

LP – Neal 2-5 / 4.80

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)

With the A’s top five affiliates all losing on Sunday, RHP Zach Neal turned in the top performance of the day for the River Cats. Neal had a solid outing for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs while striking out 4 over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss. Designated hitter Daric Barton had 2 hits and drove in the River Cats’ only run of the game, while shortstop Jake Elmore had a pair of hits, walked and stole a base, and catcher Ryan Ortiz and second baseman Jose Martinez both singled and walked in the loss. With infielder Andy Parrino recalled by the A’s, infielder Colin Walsh was reassigned to the River Cats from Stockton. The A’s also optioned LHP Drew Pomeranz to Sacramento, where he’ll now join LHP Tommy Milone and RHPs Arnold Leon, Matt Buschmann and Zach Neal in the River Cats rotation.

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Saturday, July 12th: Drew Pomeranz Impresses in Rehab Start for River Cats while Hiro Nakajima Homers in Hounds Win and Andy Parrino Rejoins A’s Roster

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Drew Pomeranz (4 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Drew Pomeranz (4 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Reno Aces                          3

Sacramento River Cats  4

WP – Buschmann 6-4 / 4.46

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Pomeranz

(4 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K)

LHP Drew Pomeranz was impressive in his rehab start for the River Cats on Saturday, allowing just 1 hit, a home run in the 2nd inning, while walking none and striking out 7 over 4 innings of work. RHP Matt Buschmann gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, in 4 innings of relief to pick up the win, while RHP Jeremy McBryde tossed a scoreless 9th for his 8th save. Third baseman Alden Carrithers had 2 doubles and drove in a run, while left fielder Shane Peterson walked and doubled in a pair, and center fielder Kenny Wilson singled, walked, stole a base and scored a run for the River Cats. With Oakland infielder Alberto Callaspo landing on the disabled list, River Cats infielder Andy Parrino was recalled by the A’s on Saturday.

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Friday, July 11th: Jefry Marte Helps Hounds Win in a Walk-Off while Jake Elmore’s Decisive Double Keys Cats Victory and Dillon Overton Impresses Again in Arizona

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Jefry Marte (2 for 5 / 2 RBIs / GWRBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Jefry Marte (2 for 5 / 2 RBIs / GWRBI)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions     2

Midland RockHounds  3

WP – Flores 1-1 / 3.60

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jefry Marte

(2 for 5 / 2 RBIs / GWRBI)

After delivering the game-winning RBI to give the RockHounds the walk-off win on Thursday, third baseman Jefry Marte did again, singling in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th to give the Hounds their second straight walk-off win on Friday. Marte also singled in Midland’s first run of the game in the 1st inning. Starter Nate Long allowed just 1 run over 6 1/3 innings of work, while RHP Jose Flores tossed a scoreless 10th to pick up his 1st win for the RockHounds.

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Thursday, July 10th: Renato Nunez’s Grand Slam and a Rare Triple Play Help Ports Win while Arnold Leon K’s 13 in Cats Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Renato Nunez (Grand Slam)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Renato Nunez (Grand Slam)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts       2

Stockton Ports  7

WP – Bowman 2-6 / 5.58

HR – Nunez (21), Healy (11)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Renato Nunez

(Grand Slam)

Designated hitter Renato Nunez had the big blast for Stockton on Thursday night, slugging his second grand slam this week in the bottom of the 1st to overcome a 2-0 deficit and give the Ports a lead that would not be lost for the rest of the evening. The home run was Nunez’s 21st, which puts him only behind teammate Matt Olson, who has 25, in the California League home run race. Third baseman Ryon Healy hit his 11th homer as well as his 21st double. And with two men on and no outs in the top of the 4th, Healy also started a rare triple play for the Ports, getting the first out at third before tossing on to Colin Walsh who got the out at second before relaying it on to Matt Olson for the final out at first. Starter Josh Bowman gave up a home run on the first pitch of the ballgame and allowed a second run in the top of the 1st as well. But after that, he tossed 5 shutout innings and ended up allowing 2 runs and striking out 5 over 6 innings to earn his 2nd win. RHP Andres Avila struck out 4 in 2 perfect innings of relief, while RHP Kris Hall pitched a perfect 9th for the Ports. Meanwhile, catcher Ryan Lipkin was activated off the disabled list for Sacramento and reassigned to Stockton while catcher Bruce Maxwell leaves the team for a couple of days to tend to a family emergency. And it looks likely that RHP Tim Atherton will land on the disabled list with a quadriceps issue, but no official announcement has yet been made.

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Wednesday, July 9th: Matt Olson’s 25th HR & 4 RBIs Help Ports Win while Cats Come Out Victorious in Tommy Milone’s First Start

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Matt Olson (Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Matt Olson (HR / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts      3

Stockton Ports  5

WP – Sanchez 3-0 / 3.12

HR – Olson (25), Walsh (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

Slugger Matt Olson carried the day for Stockton on Wednesday night. The big first baseman drove a bases-clearing double off the wall to break a 1-1 tie in the 4th. Then, after Modesto had crept back within a run, he laced his league-leading 25th home run over the right-field wall in the 7th. Second baseman Colin Walsh, who just returned to Stockton from Sacramento, hit his 1st home run for the Ports in the 1st, while shortstop Daniel Robertson singled, walked and scored a run, and catcher Bruce Maxwell had a pair of hits for the Ports. Starter Jake Sanchez allowed 3 runs and struck out 5 over 6 innings to earn his 3rd win on Wednesday. RHP Rodolfo Fernandez, who was recently acquired from the Brewers, tossed 2 scoreless innings in his Ports debut, while RHP Nolan Sanburn got the final three outs for his 5th save. And in other news, outfielder Chad Oberacker was reassigned to Stockton from Midland.

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Tuesday, July 8th: Jaycob Brugman’s Big Bat Helps Ports Win in a Walk-Off while Ryan Mathews’ Grand Slam Assures Snappers’ Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts      4

Stockton Ports  5

WP – Ynoa 4-2 / 6.61

HR – Brugman (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(3 fo 5 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman had a big night in his second game since being promoted to the Ports. Brugman doubled in Stockton’s first run in the 3rd, homered in the 8th to bring the Ports within a run, then singled in the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the 9th to give his new team the walk-off win on Tuesday. Shortstop Daniel Robertson had a pair of doubles, while Matt Olson went 1 for 3 with a walk in his first start in right field. Seth Streich had a rare shaky start for Stockton, allowing 4 runs on 9 hits over 5 innings of work, while RHP Jonathan Joseph struck out 4 in 2 perfect innings of relief, and RHP Michael Ynoa tossed a scoreless 8th and 9th to pick up his 4th win for the Ports. Meanwhile, infielder Colin Walsh was once again sent from Sacramento to Stockton on Tuesday.

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Monday, July 7th: Renato Nunez Hits Pair of HRs to Help Stockton Win while Ports’ Powell Gets Suspension

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Renato Nunez (2 Home Runs / 6 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Renato Nunez (2 Home Runs / 6 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   7

San Jose Giants   0

WP – Castillo 1-2 / 9.00

HR – Nunez 2 (20)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(2 Home Runs / 6 RBIs)

Third Baseman Renato Nunez pretty much took care of things single-handedly for Stockton on Monday night. The 20-year-old hit a 2-run homer to put the Ports on the board in the top of the 1st and then followed that up by slugging a grand slam in the 7th. Outfielder Aaron Shipman doubled, while designated hitter Matt Olson walked 3 times and scored twice, and outfielder Jaycob Brugman went 1 for 4 and scored a run in his Stockton debut. Starter Yeiper Castillo turned in his first solid outing for the Ports, tossing 5 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the win. Brugman joined the Stockton outfield from Beloit after Billy McKinney was traded and Herschel “Boog” Powell was suspended. Powell was banned for 50 games after testing positive for a banned amphetamine. RHP Tim Atherton returned to the Ports after making an emergency start for Sacramento this weekend, and RHP Rodolfo Fernandez was assigned to Stockton after being acquired from the Brewers on Monday.

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Sunday, July 6th: Cats Crush Reno in Drew Granier’s Debut as Josh Lindblom Hits DL and Dillon Overton K’s 8 in Arizona

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Josh Whitaker (2 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Josh Whitaker (2 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  14

Reno Aces                            7

WP – Humber 4-4 / 3.65

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Whitaker

(2 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

With RHP Josh Lindblom placed on the disabled list, RHP Drew Granier was called up from Midland to make the start for Sacramento on Sunday night. Granier allowed 7 runs on 12 hits over 4 innings of work but, with the River Cats scoring 9 runs over the first 3 innings and a total of 14 runs on the night, it really didn’t matter. Right fielder Josh Whitaker, who just arrived from Midland a little over a week ago, singled, doubled, walked, drove in 3 runs and scored twice, while center fielder Shane Peterson singled, doubled and also drove in 3, and shortstop Andy Parrino singled, doubled, walked and drove in a pair. RHPs Philip Humber, Fernando Rodriguez and Jeremy McBryde combined on 5 scoreless innings of relief for the River Cats, with Humber picking up his 4th win. Meanwhile, Granier was expected to return to the RockHounds rotation later in the week. And in other news, former River Cats Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss, Derek Norris and Sean Doolittle were all named to the American League All-Star team.

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Saturday, July 5th: Nate Long Pitches Hounds to Victory while Josh Whitaker Hits 1st HR for River Cats and A’s Send Tommy Milone to Sacramento

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Nate Long (6 2/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Nate Long (6 2/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  1

NW Arkansas Naturals    0

WP – Long 8-4 / 3.24

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nate Long

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

RHP Nate Long turned in another strong start in a tight game for the RockHounds on Saturday. Long allowed just 3 hits while striking out 8 over 6 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his 8th win, while RHP Jose Flores got the final five outs for his 1st save. Left fielder D’Arby Myers drove in Midland’s sole run with a sacrifice fly, while center fielder Billy Burns walked and doubled twice, and first baseman Max Muncy and right fielder Chad Oberacker had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds.

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