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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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Saturday, May 31st: Buschmann & Atherton Pitch Cats & Ports to Victory while Snappers Win in Extras and Hounds Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Matt Buschmann (7 IP / 7 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Matt Buschmann (7 IP / 7 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  12

Fresno Grizzlies                    3

WP – Buschmann 4-0 / 4.28

HR – Taylor (5), Vogt (3), Barton (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Matt Buschmann

(7 IP / 7 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)

RHP Matt Buschmann delivered an impressive start for Sacramento on Saturday, allowing 3 runs, just 2 earned, while walking none and striking out 9 over 7 innings of work to earn his 4th win for the Cats. Catcher Stephen Vogt continued his hot hitting, notching a double along with a 3-run homer, while outfielder Michael Taylor homered and drove in 3, and first baseman Daric Barton belted his 1st home run for the River Cats. With Saturday’s victory, Sacramento has now won 10 of its last 11 games.

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Monday, May 26th: Vogt’s Big Bat Leads Cats to Victory while Snappers Win and Hounds & Ports Come Up Short

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Catcher Stephen Vogt (Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Catcher Stephen Vogt (Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  9

Las Vegas 51s                   5

WP – Buschmann 3-0 / 4.73

HR – Vogt (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Stephen Vogt

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

Catcher Stephen Vogt continued his hot-hitting for the River Cats on Monday, collecting 3 hits, including a double and a 3-run homer. And over his last 9 games, the Cats backstop is hitting .462 with 3 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 11 RBIs. First baseman Nate Freiman and second baseman Tyler Ladendorf collected 2 hits apiece, while shortstop Andy Parrino and outfielder Shane Peterson each drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats. Things got off to a rocky start for RHP Matt Buschmann and he ended up allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 5 walks over 5 2/3 innings but he still walked away with his 3rd win for Sacramento.

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Wednesday, May 21st: Buschmann & Atherton Pitch Cats & Ports to Victory while Snappers Win and Hounds Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Matt Buschmann (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Matt Buschmann (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

El Paso Chihuahuas          1

Sacramento River Cats  4

WP – Buschmann 2-0 / 4.71

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Matt Buschmann

(7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 6 K / Win)

RHP Matt Buschmann turned in his most impressive start so far this season for Sacramento, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 6 to earn his 2nd win on Wednesday. LHP Jeff Urlaub struck out 2 in 1 scoreless inning of relief, while RHP Philip Humber got the final 3 outs for his 1st save. Outfielder Shane Peterson had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs, while third baseman Alden Carrithers singled in a pair of runs for the River Cats.

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Thursday, May 15th: Cats & Hounds Win in Extra-Inning Walkoffs while Ports Fall and Goebbert Goes to Padres

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Second Baseman Jose Martinez (4 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Second Baseman Jose Martinez (4 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Tacoma Rainiers                4

Sacramento River Cats  5

WP – Flores 2-0 / 5.17

HR – Martinez (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Jose Martinez

(4 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

It took 11 innings for the River Cats to finally prevail in a tight game on Thursday night. RHP Matt Buschmann, making his first start for Sacramento in over a month, gave up 3 runs on 8 hits while striking out 5 in 5 innings of work. RHP Fernando Nieve allowed 1 unearned run over 2 innings, while RHP Jeremy McBryde struck out 5 in 2 perfect innings of relief, and the teams remained tied 4-4 as the game headed into extra innings. Finally, with the bases loaded and 2 outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, second baseman Jose Martinez singled in the winning run to give the River Cats their 4th walk-off win in their last 5 games. RHP Jose Flores picked up his 2nd win after tossing a scoreless frame in the top of the 11th. Meanwhile, Martinez had a big night at the plate, collecting 4 hits, including his 2nd home run in the 5th to briefly give the Cats the lead, and driving in 3 runs, including the game-winner in the 11th. In other news, the A’s shipped Sacramento outfielder Jake Goebbert to San Diego, along with a player to be named, in return for first baseman Kyle Blanks, who joined the A’s, while starting pitchers Josh Lindblom and Sean Murphy were placed on the disabled list, and LHP Jeff Urlaub and infielder Colin Walsh were promoted from Midland to take their place on the River Cats roster. Sacramento’s current starting rotation now consists of Dan Straily, Arnold Leon, Matt Buschmann, Marcus Walden and Zach Neal. The A’s also designated first baseman Daric Barton for assignment on Thursday, so there’s a chance that he could ultimately end up back at Sacramento as well.

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Saturday, May 10th: Ports & Cats Both Win in Extras while Hounds Sweep Twinbill and Snappers Come Up Short on Saturday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Hunter Adkins (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Hunter Adkins (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  2

Modesto Nuts      0

WP – Healy 2-1 / 1.10

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Hunter Adkins

(6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)

One night after RHP Matt Buschmann threw 6 shutout innings, RHP Hunter Adkins followed up with 6 scoreless innings of his own on Saturday night, allowing just 3 hits while striking out 4. RHP Michael Ynoa followed up by striking out 3 in 2 scoreless innings of relief while hitting 98 mph on the radar gun. After RHP Tucker Healy shut down Modesto in the bottom of the 9th, the game went to extra innings still a scoreless tie. But after Stockton loaded the bases in the top of the 10th, designated hitter Ryon Healy and and catcher Bruce Maxwell drew back-to-back walks to bring home a pair of runs for the Ports. Healy then tossed a scoreless 10th to pick up his 2nd win. Stockton batters had only 4 hits in the game but took 11 walks, with outfielder Aaron Shipman drawing 4 and first baseman Matt Olson taking 3. Meanwhile, Friday’s starter, RHP Matt Buschmann, was reassigned to the River Cats, while RHP Tim Atherton was activated from the disabled list on Saturday and is scheduled to start Sunday’s game for Stockton. Catcher Ryan Lipkin was activated from the disabled list on Friday and assigned to Stockton, while catcher Ryan Gorton returned to extended spring training in Arizona.

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Sunday, May 4th: Marincov’s Slam Leads Snappers to Victory while Hounds Win, Cats & Ports Fall and Muncy Heads to Hospital

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Outfielder Tyler Marincov (Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

 Beloit Snappers Outfielder Tyler  Marincov (Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  3

Beloit Snappers               6

WP – Mendez 1-2 / 9.00

HR – Marincov (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

With the game tied and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 4th inning, outfielder Tyler Marincov slugged a grand slam to give the Snappers a 4-run lead. Fellow outfielder Jaycob Brugman singled, tripled, walked and drove in a run in the win. Starter Chris Lamb allowed just 1 run while striking out 4 over 4 innings of work, while RHP Junior Mendez tossed 2 scoreless innings to earn his 1st win, and RHP Sam Bragg picked up his 2nd save despite giving up 2 runs in 3 innings of relief.

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Tuesday, April 29th: Hounds Win in a Walk-Off while Cats & Ports Fall and Snappers Drop a Pair

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Catcher Beau Taylor (3 for 5 / 3 RBIs)

Midland RockHounds Catcher            Beau Taylor (3 for 5 / 3 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks      8

Midland RockHounds  9

WP – Castillo 1-0 / 3.95

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(3 for 5 / 3 RBIs)

Midland came back from a 6-run deficit in the 2nd inning to win in a 9th inning walk-off on Tuesday. LHP Andrew Werner made his second start in place of injured RHP Raul Alcantara and allowed 7 runs in just 1 2/3 innings of work. RHP Murphy Smith followed with another impressive outing in relief, giving up just 2 hits over 4 1/3 scoreless innings to keep his team in the game. And the Hounds took the opportunity to claw their way back, scoring 3 in the 6th and 4 in the 9th to notch a come-from-behind win. Catcher Beau Taylor had 3 hits and drove in a pair of runs in the 6th, singled in the first run in the 9th and also came around to score the tying run in the 9th. Designated hitter Miles Head doubled home a pair of runs in the 9th, and left fielder Anthony Aliotti singled in the winning run for the RockHounds. Right fielder Conner Crumbliss walked 5 times in the game, while first baseman Max Muncy drew 3 walks, and RHP Jesus Castillo picked up his 1st win after allowing 1 run in 3 innings of relief. In others news, outfielder Josh Whitaker was placed on the disabled list for the RockHounds. And infielder Hiro Nakajima, and his interpreter, are scheduled to join Midland on Wednesday, though they may not be arriving until after Wednesday’s scheduled game.

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Thursday, April 24th: Stockton Wins behind Atherton’s Stellar Start while Cats, Hounds & Snappers All Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Pitcher Tim Atherton (7 1/3 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)

 Stockton Ports Pitcher Tim Atherton  (7 1/3 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 9 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Lake Elsinore Storm  1

Stockton Ports        5

WP – Atherton 3-0 / 3.18

HR – Olson (4), Healy (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tim Atherton

(7 1/3 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)

RHPs Tim Atherton and Seth Streich are starting to shape up as a potent 1-2 punch in Stockton’s starting rotation. And on Thursday, Atherton carried a perfect game into the 8th inning until he finally gave up a double after getting one out in the inning. The 24-year-old Aussie eventually allowed 1 run on just 2 hits while walking none and striking out 9 over 7 1/3 innings to earn his 3rd win. RHP Austin House got the final 5 outs to post his 2nd save. Third baseman Ryon Healy hit a 2-run homer, while first baseman Matt Olson slugged a solo shot, and outfielder Aaron Shipman, designated hitter Bobby Crocker and second baseman Wade Kirkland had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports.

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Monday, April 21st: Goebbert Homers Twice in Cats’ Loss while Beloit Wins Behind Boyd’s Big Bat and Hounds & Ports Come Up Short

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Jake Goebbert (2 for 2 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Jake Goebbert (2 for 2 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  5

Tacoma Rainiers               8

LP – Neal 1-1 / 6.55

HR – Goebbert 2 (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jake Goebbert

(2 for 2 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

Outfielder Jake Goebbert had a big night for the River Cats on Monday, hitting a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning and following up with a solo shot in the 4th, while outfielder Shane Peterson doubled, and designated hitter Kent Matthes and catcher Ryan Ortiz drove in a run apiece for the River Cats. RHP Zach Neal struggled in his second start for Sacramento, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits, including 4 home runs, over 5 innings of work to take the loss for the Cats.

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