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Friday, July 4th: A’s Trade Addison Russell, Billy McKinney & Dan Straily to Cubs for Jeff Samardzija & Jason Hammel while Robertson, Olson & Nunez All Homer in Ports Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Daniel Robertson (3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 6 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Daniel Robertson (3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 6 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  17

San Jose Giants    6

WP – Sanchez 2-0 / 2.70

HR – Olson (24), Nunez (18), Robertson (12)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Daniel Robertson

(3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 6 RBIs)

On a night that saw two of the A’s top prospects, shortstop Addison Russell and outfielder Billy McKinney, traded to the Cubs, three of the team’s other big prospects had big nights for the Ports. Daniel Robertson, who is now the A’s top shortstop prospect, singled, doubled, homered and drove in 6 runs, while first baseman Matt Olson doubled, homered and drove in 4, and third baseman Renato Nunez singled, homered and drove in a pair. Catcher Ryan Gorton and outfielder Bobby Crocker collected 3 hits apiece. Starter Jake Sanchez allowed 6 runs, 4 earned, over 7 innings to pick up his 2nd win, while RHP Michael Ynoa tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief for the Ports. Meanwhile, second baseman Chad Pinder was placed on the Ports disabled list and, with McKinney’s departure, Herschel “Boog” Powell should now expect to see most of the playing time in center field for Stockton.

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Thursday, July 3rd: Chris Jensen, Billy Burns and Addison Russell Help Hounds Snap Losing Streak while Cats Fall Despite Zach Neal’s Best Efforts

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  3

NW Arkansas Naturals    1

WP – Jensen 5-7 / 3.80

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Jensen

(6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

The RockHounds put together some strong pitching, hitting and defensive performances to snap the team’s 6-game losing streak on Thursday night. Starter Chris Jensen set the tone by turning in a strong outing, allowing just 4 hits while striking out 5 over 6 shutout innings to earn his 5th win, while RHP Ryan Dull got the final four outs for his 1st save. Center fielder Billy Burns had 3 hits, swiped a pair of bases, scored 3 times and made a couple of diving catches in the outfield, while shortstop Addison Russell doubled in a run and walked 3 times, and designated hitter Kent Matthes went 0 for 4 in his return from the disabled list. Burns now has a league-leading 42 stolen bases, while Russell is now 7 for 16 over his last 5 games. Meanwhile, Midland infielder Miles Head was reassigned to the AZL A’s to make room for Matthes on the RockHounds roster.

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Wednesday, July 2nd: Daric Barton Doubles Home Winning Run in 15th to Give Cats 11th Walk-Off Win while Addison Russell Has 3 Hits in Best Game since Return to RockHounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats First Baseman Daric Barton (2 for 7 / Double / RBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats First Baseman Daric Barton (2 for 7 / Double / RBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Fresno Grizzlies                 2

Sacramento River Cats  3

WP – Humber 3-4 / 3.74

HR – Parrino (6)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Daric Barton

(2 for 7 / Double / RBI)

First baseman Daric Barton’s double in the bottom of the 15th inning drove in the winning run and allowed the River Cats to notch their 11th walk-off win on Wednesday night in Sacramento. Outfielder Shane Peterson singled in the tying run ahead of Barton, while shortstop Andy Parrino’s 6th home run tied the game in the 4th inning before both teams battled through 10 scoreless innings. Starter Matt Buschmann allowed just 1 run over 7 innings of work, while RHPs Fernando Rodriguez, Evan Scribner and Jeremy McBryde combined to throw 5 scoreless innings in relief. RHP Philip Humber tossed 3 innings, giving up a run in top of the 15th, but he picked up his 3rd win when the Cats came back to put up a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning to clinch another walk-off win at Raley Field.

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Sunday, June 22nd: Justin Higley’s Inside-The-Park Grand Slam Leads Vermont to Victory, While Matt Olson’s 2 HRs Help Stockton Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Designated Hitter Justin Higley (Inside-The-Park Grand Slam)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Designated Hitter Justin Higley (Inside-The-Park Grand Slam)

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Connecticut Tigers                 7

Vermont Lake Monsters  10

WP – Cruzado 1-0 / 2.70

HR – Higley (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Justin Higley

(Inside-The-Park Grand Slam)

Lake Monsters designated hitter Justin Higley pulled off a rare feat on Sunday – an inside-the-park grand slam. And to make things even better, it came with the game tied in the bottom of the 8th inning and provided Vermont with the margin of victory on Sunday. Higley also doubled, walked and scored 3 runs in the game, and he now has 9 extra-base hits and 15 RBIs in his first 10 games this season. Second baseman Joe Bennie had 3 hits and drove in a run, while first baseman Ryan Huck singled, doubled and drove in a pair. Starter Cristhian Perez allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 5 innings of work, while RHP Fernando Cruzado picked up the win despite giving up a run in the 9th.

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Wednesday, June 18th: Arnold Leon Pitches Sacramento to Victory as Josh Reddick Begins Rehab Stint with River Cats

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Arnold Leon (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Arnold Leon (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  3

Round Rock Express         0

WP – Leon 7-2 / 4.91

HR – Freiman (12)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Arnold Leon

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

RHP Arnold Leon was impressive on Wednesday, allowing just 2 baserunners over 6 shutout innings to earn his 7th win for Sacramento. Leon retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced and 18 of 20 on the night. Rehabbing LHP Eric O’Flaherty didn’t allow any baserunners in the 7th, nor did LHP Justin Marks in the 8th, and RHP Jeremy McBryde wrapped things up with a perfect 9th for his 5th save. Designated hitter Nate Freiman walked, homered and drove in a pair of runs, while center fielder Shane Peterson singled and doubled, and right fielder Josh Reddick went 1 for 3 and threw out Carlos Pena at second base in his first rehab appearance with the River Cats.

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Tuesday, June 17th: Higley’s Slam Leads Vermont to Victory while Hounds Win in Addison Russell’s Return and A’s DL Drew Pomeranz & Acquire Brad Mills

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Outfielder Justin Higley (Grand Slam)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Outfielder Justin Higley (Grand Slam)

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Connecticut Tigers               0

Vermont Lake Monsters  5

WP – Perez 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Higley (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Justin Higley

(Grand Slam)

Outfielder Justin Higley stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and 1 out in the bottom of the 1st inning and slugged a grand slam to provide all the runs Vermont would need and give starter Cristhian Perez a comfortable cushion to work with on Tuesday. Perez was impressive, walking none and striking out 5 over 7 shutout innings to earn the win, while LHP Kevin Ferreras got the final 6 outs for the Lake Monsters. Shortstop Yairo Munoz singled and stole a base, while third baseman Chris Wolfe drove in Vermont’s only other run in the win.

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Monday, June 16th: Jensen & Buschmann Pitch Hounds & Cats to Victory as Addison Russell Returns to Midland and A’s Sign Top Pick Matt Chapman

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders        0

Midland RockHounds  3

WP – Jensen 4-6 / 4.02

HR – Aliotti (6)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Jensen

(7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

RHP Chris Jensen delivered an impressive start for Midland on Monday, allowing just 2 hits over 7 scoreless innings to earn his 4th win, while RHP Tucker Healy got the final 6 outs for his 3rd save. Right fielder Anthony Aliotti singled, doubled, homered and drove in 2 runs, while designated hitter Miles Head had a pair of doubles, and second baseman Conner Crumbliss singled and walked twice for the RockHounds. In other news, shortstop Addison Russell returned to the RockHounds on Monday but remained on the bench. The A’s top prospect is expected to be back in action on Tuesday. RHP Sean Murphy also returned to the RockHounds from Stockton, while RHP Marcus Walden was reassigned to Midland from Sacramento, and outfielders Josh Whitaker and Kent Matthes were both placed on the disabled list on Monday.

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Sunday, June 15th: Midland, Beloit & Vermont All Win, while Zach Neal Rejoins River Cats and Addison Russell Returns to RockHounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Dusty Coleman (2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Dusty Coleman (2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders        3

Midland RockHounds  8

WP – Long 7-2 / 3.49

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Dusty Coleman

(2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

Shortstop Dusty Coleman wielded the big bat as he smacked 2 doubles and drove in 4 runs to help propel the RockHounds to victory on Sunday. Outfielder Chad Oberacker singled, tripled and drove in a pair of runs, while Anthony Aliotti, starting in right field, singled, doubled, walked and scored twice. Outfielder Billy Burns stole his 32nd base, and outfielder Josh Whitaker sat out his fourth straight game since being hit in the head with a pitch in Wednesday’s game. Starter Nate Long allowed 3 runs while striking out 7 in 6 innings of work to earn his 7th win. And as we reported yesterday, it was announced on Sunday that RockHounds RHP Zach Neal has been promoted from Midland to Sacramento for the second time this season. Meanwhile, shortstop Addison Russell is set to rejoin the RockHounds on Monday and will most likely make his return to Midland’s lineup on Tuesday.

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Saturday, June 14th: Dan Straily Pitches Sacramento to Victory while Midland Falls, Stockton, Beloit & Vermont All Win and Michael Taylor Is Traded

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Dan Straily (7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 9 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Dan Straily (7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 9 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Iowa Cubs                           4

Sacramento River Cats  9

WP – Straily 4-1 / 3.55

HR – Freiman (11), Ladendorf (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dan Straily

(7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 9 K / Win)

RHP Dan Straily turned in an impressive start for Sacramento on Saturday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 9 over 7 innings to earn his 4th win for the River Cats. First baseman Nate Freiman had another big night at the plate, hitting his 11th home run and his 19th double and driving in 2 runs, while shortstop Tyler Ladendorf homered and had a pair of doubles. Left fielder Colin Walsh and third baseman Jose Martinez each drove in a pair of runs, and second baseman Wade Kirkland went 0 for 4 with a stolen base in his debut for Sacramento. In other news, the River Cats’ all-time hit-leader, outfielder Michael Taylor, was traded to the White Sox in exchange for RHP Jake Sanchez. This year for Class-A Kannapolis, Sanchez has posted an ERA of 2.80 and struck out 66 batters in 61 innings of work. And word has it that RHP Zach Neal is set to be promoted from Midland to Sacramento to take Michael Taylor’s place on the River Cats roster.

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Thursday, June 12th: Neal Pitches Hounds to Victory while Cats, Ports & Snappers All Fall and A’s Ink Top Draft Picks

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Zach Neal (8 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Zach Neal (8 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  3

San Antonio Missions     2

WP – Neal 3-0 / 0.58

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(8 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

RHP Zach Neal turned in another strong start for the RockHounds, allowing just 2 unearned runs while striking out 5 over 8 innings of work to earn his 3rd win on Thursday, while RHP Tucker Healy tossed a scoreless 9th to notch his 2nd save. Shortstop Dusty Coleman singled, doubled and drove in the Hounds’ first run, while catcher Beau Taylor walked and doubled, and outfielder Billy Burns had a pair of singles and drove in a run for the RockHounds.

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