Tag Archive for Anthony Recker

Saturday, September 8th: River Cats Send Series to Game 5 Finale after Barton’s Bomb in 10th

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats first baseman Daric Barton (Game-Winning Home Run)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

PCL Playoffs Round 1 – Game #4

Sacramento River Cats  4

Reno Aces                       3

(WP – Jeremy Accardo)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First baseman Daric Barton

(Game-Winning Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Sacramento won Game #4 of their best-of-five playoff series in a cliff-hanger on Saturday. Catcher Blake Lalli, acquired from the Cubs in the Anthony Recker deal, hit a 3-run homer in the 2nd inning to give the River Cats the lead. Starter Brad Peacock allowed 2 runs on 3 hits in 5 innings of work, and right-hander Arnold Leon surrendered 1 run in 2 innings of relief to tie the game at 3-3 in the 7th. The game remained tied until first baseman Daric Barton led off the top of the 10th inning by blasting a home run over the right field wall to provide the decisive blow for the River Cats. Right-hander Jeremy Accardo picked up the win with 3 scoreless innings in relief. The rubber game of the series will take place Sunday afternoon at Reno.

 

Sunday’s Game:

Sacramento @ Reno – 1:05pm PT (PCL Playoffs Round 1 – Game #5)

 

 

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Monday, August 27th: Robinson’s Slam Leads Ports to Victory while Cats & Hounds Win and Bees Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports outfielder Dusty Robinson (Grand Slam)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats    8

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  2

(WP – Griffin 4-2 / 3.07)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Griffin

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

 

 

Worth Noting: After struggling his first time out, A.J. Griffin looked much more impressive in his second rehab start for Sacramento on Monday, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits over 5 innings to earn the win, and it now seems likely that the right-hander will end up re-joining the A’s rotation before the end of the week. In his first game with the River Cats, right-hander Jesse Chavez gave up just 1 run in 4 innings in relief to earn the save. Catcher Jason Jaramillo had 2 hits and drove in 3 runs, while second baseman Jemile Weeks doubled and drove in 2 runs in the win. In other news, the A’s traded long-time Sacramento catcher Anthony Recker to the Cubs for 29-year-old catcher/first baseman Blake Lalli, who could be expected to be added to the River Cats roster soon.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Frisco RoughRiders      1

Midland RockHounds  2

(WP – Gil 1-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: With the game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 13th inning, first baseman Anthony Aliotti doubled to drive in the game-winning run for the RockHounds on Monday night. Catcher David Freitas doubled in Midland’s only other run of the game in the 4th. Starter Murphy Smith had a solid outing, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits over 6 innings of work, but it was infielder Leonardo Gil who picked up the win by pitching 1 perfect inning in relief.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports   8

Visalia Rawhide   3

(WP – Brown 6-10 / 5.01)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(Grand Slam)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Dusty Robinson clubbed a grand slam in the 1st inning to give the Ports a lead that would prove to be insurmountable on Monday. Starter Jacob Brown held Visalia to 3 runs while striking out 7 over 5 1/3 innings to earn his 6th win for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees          0

Kane County Cougars  4

(LP – Granier 11-9 / 3.10)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(6 IP / 2 ER / 9 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Drew Granier had another solid outing, allowing 2 runs on just 3 hits while striking out 9 over 6 innings of work. But Burlington couldn’t push a run across the plate on Monday, and the right-hander ended up taking his 9th loss for the Bees. Outfielder Bobby Crocker collected a pair of hits, and first baseman Max Muncy, outfielder Douglas Landaeta and catcher Nick Rickles all doubled in the loss.

 

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

Connecticut Tigers            7

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

(LP – Menna 0-9 / 5.08)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chris Bostick

(2 Doubles / 3 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter J.C. Menna had a rocky outing, allowing 5 runs and striking out 7 over 5 innings to take the loss, while second baseman Chris Bostick had a pair of doubles and drove in 3 runs for Vermont.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL D-backs    3

AZL Athletics  1

(LP – Bahramzadeh 1-2 / 7.30)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dakota Bacus

(2 1/3 IP / 0 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: The A’s lineup collected only 4 hits on Monday, while starter Kayvon Bahramzadeh allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, and struck out 6 over 3 innings to take the loss. This year’s 9th-round draft pick Dakota Bacus struck out 3 in 2 1/3 perfect innings of relief to lower his ERA to 1.20 in his first 30 innings of pro ball.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Colorado Springs – 5:05pm PT

San Antonio @ Midland – 6:30pm CT

Stockton @ Modesto – 7:05pm PT

Burlington @ Kane County – 6:30pm CT

Connecticut @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

 

 

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Tuesday, August 14th: Cats and Ports Fall as Boyd Has Big Night in Arizona

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Arizona League A’s outfielder B.J. Boyd (3 for 6 / Triple / 4 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  1

New Orlean Zephyrs       2

(LP – Banwart 8-4 / 3.83)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Anthony Recker

(Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Travis Banwart had a solid outing, allowing just 1 run over 4 innings, but the right-hander still ended up taking the loss on Tuesday. Catcher Anthony Recker walked twice and doubled in the River Cats’ only run of the game.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds

OFF-DAY

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports                      8

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  9

(LP – Urlaub 1-2 / 4.05)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Yordy Cabrera

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Yordy Cabrera hit his 2nd home run, a three-run shot, in the 2nd inning to give the Ports the lead. Unfortunately, he also made 2 errors in the game. Outfielder Mitch LeVier collected 4 hits, including 2 doubles, while driving in a run and scoring twice. Starter Nate Long had a rocky outing, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, over 5 innings of work, but left-hander Jeff Urlaub ended up taking the loss after giving up 2 runs in the 7th inning.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees

OFF-DAY

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters

OFF-DAY

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  13

AZL Padres       4

(WP – Cruzado 2-1 / 6.85)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder B.J. Boyd

(3 for 6 / Triple / 4 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: This year’s 4th-round draft pick B.J. Boyd had a big night on Tuesday, collecting 3 hits, including a triple, while driving in 4 runs and swiping his team-leading 14th stolen base. Outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz and catcher Phil Pohl both tripled and drove in a run for the A’s. Starter Kayvon Bahramzadeh had one of his better outings, allowing just 1 run while striking out 5 over 3 innings of work, but right-hander Fernando Cruzado picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings in relief.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ New Orleans – 5:00pm PT

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 6:30pm CT

Stockton @ Rancho Cucamonga – 7:05pm PT

Burlington @ Peoria – 7:00pm CT

Staten Island @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

AZL Rangers @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Friday, August 10th: Anderson Pitches Cats to Victory in Impressive Rehab Start as Bees Win and Hounds & Ports Fall

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Brett Anderson (6 IP / 0 ER / 4 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats    3

Oklahoma City RedHawks  0

(WP – Anderson 1-0 / 3.93)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brett Anderson

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Stater Brett Anderson’s latest rehab outing with Sacramento on Friday was his best yet. The left-hander threw 80 pitches and struck out 4 over 6 scoreless innings to earn the win. Third baseman Josh Donaldson and catcher Anthony Recker both homered for the River Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds   4

NW Arkansas Naturals  5

(LP – Castro 1-4 / 4.73)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Conner Crumbliss

(2 Triples / Walk / Run / Assist)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Fabio Castro had a rough outing, allowing 5 runs on 10 hits in just 4 innings to take the loss. Second baseman Josh Horton drove in 2 of the RockHounds’ 4 runs on the night, while outfielder Conner Crumbliss legged out 2 triples, scored a run and threw a man out at the plate on Friday.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Modesto Nuts    8

Stockton Ports  5

(LP – Murphy 6-6 / 4.60)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sean Murphy had a rocky outing, allowing 6 runs, 4 earned, while striking out 8 over 5 innings to take the loss. Right-hander Jonathan Joseph, in his first game with the Ports since being promoted from Burlington, tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief. Outfielder Dusty Robinson clubbed a 2-run homer, his 14th, while shortstop Yordy Cabrera launched his 1st home run for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Peoria Chiefs        5

Burlington Bees  10

(WP – Lamb 1-2 / 6.17)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Chris Lamb allowed 4 runs over 6 1/3 innings to earn his 1st win for the Bees. Outfielder Bobby Crocker doubled and drove in 3 runs, while catcher Nick Rickles, shortstop Sean Jamieson and third baseman Wade Kirkland all doubled and drove in a run in the win.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  0

Brooklyn Cyclones            1

(LP – Duran 0-1 / 0.93)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Kris Hall

(3 IP / 0 ER / 1 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: This year’s 8th-round draft pick Kris Hall tossed 3 scoreless innings, allowing just 1 baserunner, and this year’s 6th-round draft pick Seth Streich followed with 3 scoreless innings, allowing just 2 baserunners. Outfielder Austin Booker and third baseman Daniel Robertson had Vermont’s only 2 hits on the night.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Reds         6

AZL Athletics  4

(LP – Azor 2-1 / 3.44)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Vince Voiro

(3 IP / 0 ER / 6 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Vince Voiro struck out 6 over 3 scoreless innings, while right-hander Jose Azor gave up 4 runs, 2 earned, in just 1/3 of an inning to take the loss. Second baseman Melvin Mercedes tripled in a pair of runs in the loss.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Oklahoma City – 5:05pm PT

Midland @ Tulsa – 7:05pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Burlington @ Quad Cities – 7:00pm CT

Vermont @ Brooklyn – 6:00pm ET

AZL Athletics @ AZL Indians – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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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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Monday, July 30th: Peters Pitches Bees to Victory while Cats & Hounds both Fall on Monday

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Burlington Bees pitcher Tanner Peters (6 IP / 0 ER / 3 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  7

Reno Aces                       9

(LP – McCarthy 0-1 / 14.73)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Anthony Recker

(3 for 3 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Brandon McCarthy had a rocky outing in his first rehab start with Sacramento, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits over 3 2/3 innings to take the loss. Catcher Anthony Recker collected 3 hits, including a home run and a double, and drove in 2 runs. First baseman Kila Ka’aihue and outfielders Michael Taylor and Shane Peterson also homered in the loss.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

Corpus Christi Hooks   3

(LP – Castro 1-3 / 3.40)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeremy Barfield

(Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Fabio Castro allowed 3 runs on 7 hits over 4 2/3 innings to take his 3rd loss, while outfielder Jeremy Barfield clubbed his 9th home run in the 4th inning for the RockHounds.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Cedar Rapids Kernels  0

Burlington Bees          2

(WP – Peters 1-4 / 4.02)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tanner Peters

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Tanner Peters had one of his best outings for Burlington, tossing 6 scoreless innings to earn his 1st win for the Bees. Outfielder Rashun Dixon and designated hitter Douglas Landaeta both drove in a run and outfielder Bobby Crocker had 2 hits, stole 2 bases, and scored twice in the win.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  8

Aberdeen IronBirds          2

(WP – Streich 2-1 / 4.20)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chris Bostick

(3 for 5 / Triple / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Second baseman Chris Bostick doubled, tripled and drove in 2 runs, while catcher Bruce Maxwell, serving as the designated hitter for the day, had 2 doubles and drove in a run. This year’s 8th-round draft pick Kris Hall allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, on 4 hits over 2 2/3 innings of work, while 6th-round draft pick Seth Streich struck out 3 over 2 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the win.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  3

AZL Angels      5

(LP – Hansen 1-1 / 9.45)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dayton Alexander

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: In his first game back in Arizona after being demoted from Vermont, outfielder Dayton Alexander blasted a 3-run homer to account for all his team’s runs on the night. Starter Kayvon Bahramzadeh allowed 1 run in 4 innings of work, but right-hander Derek Hansen took the loss after giving up the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 6th inning.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Reno – 1:05pm PT

Midland @ Frisco – 7:00pm CT

Lancaster @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Burlington @ Wisconsin – 7:05pm CT

AZL Padres @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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Saturday, July 21st: Hounds Win while All Others Fall on Saturday

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds designated hitter Matt Rizzotti (3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs / 3 Runs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Tucson Padres                 8

Sacramento River Cats  4

(LP – Godfrey 9-1 / 3.29)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Anthony Recker

(2 for 4 / Double / 1 RBI / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Graham Godfrey allowed 6 runs over 5 1/3 innings to take his 1st loss of the season against 9 wins. Catcher Anthony Recker singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored twice, while second baseman Wes Timmons, in his first game back in over a month, collected 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  8

San Antonio Missions   3

(WP – Smith 6-6 / 4.39)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Matt Rizzotti

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs / 3 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Designated hitter Matt Rizzotti, who was recently signed by the A’s after being cut lose by Philadelphia, had his biggest game so far for the RockHounds, collecting 3 hits, including his 1st home run for the team, while driving in 2 runs and scoring 3 times. Starter Murphy Smith allowed 2 runs over 5 innings to earn his 6th win.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

High Desert Mavericks  8

Stockton Ports            3

(LP – Long 3-1 / 3.23)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Whitaker

(Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Left-hander Brett Anderson made his first rehab start on Saturday, and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits over 2 innings of work, while right-hander Nate Long gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, over 2 innings to take the loss. Outfielder Josh Whitaker homered in the 3rd inning to briefly give the Ports the lead, while outfielder Dusty Robinson collected 2 doubles, and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones doubled and drove in a run in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees                0

West Michigan Whitecaps  5

(LP – Granier 10-6 / 3.14)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(7 IP / 1 ER / 4 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Drew Granier had another solid outing, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits over 7 innings but still took the loss. Burlington managed only 5 hits in the game, 2 off the bat of catcher Nick Rickles who doubled for the Bees only extra base hit of the night.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

Tri-City ValleyCats            7

(LP – Avila 0-3 / 4.41)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chris Bostick

(Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Second baseman Chris Bostick homered in the top of the 1st inning to briefly give Vermont the lead, while shortstop Wilfredo Solano doubled in 2 runs in the 9th. Starter Andres Avila had a rough outing, allowing 7 runs, 5 earned, over 3 2/3 innings to take the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  4

AZL Giants       8

(LP – Ynoa 0-1 / 7.71)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Daniel Robertson

(1 for 3 / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Michael Ynoa allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 2 innings of work to take the loss, while third baseman Daniel Robertson drove in 2 runs on the night.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Tucson @ Sacramento – 1:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Midland @ San Antonio – 6:05pm CT

(Gray vs. Beard)

HighDesert @ Stockton – 6:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Burlington @ West Michigan – 12:00pm CT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Vermont @ Tri-City – 5:00pm ET

(TBD vs. TBD)

AZL Mariners @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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Saturday, July 14th: Billings Pitches Cats to Victory while Hounds Win and Ports & Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Bruce Billings (6 IP / 0 ER / 7 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Las Vegas 51s                1

Sacramento River Cats  7

(WP –Billings 5-3 / 3.31)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

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

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Bruce Billings had a solid outing, striking out 7 over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 5th win on Saturday. Outfielder Michael Taylor clubbed a 3-run homer in the 1st inning to give the River Cats the lead, which they never relinquished. Infielder Eric Sogard and catcher Anthony Recker also homered in the win.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Midland RockHounds  16

San Antonio Missions    4

(WP – Daley 8-8 / 5.14)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Grand Slam / 6 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Anthony Aliotti blasted a grand slam with 2 outs in the 4th inning and drove in 2 more runs as well on Saturday. Outfielder Michael Choice collected 3 hits, including his 9th home run for the RockHounds, while right-hander Gary Daley picked up the win despite allowing 4 runs in 4 innings of work.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports            13

High Desert Mavericks  15

(LP – Brown 3-6 / 4.36)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Michael Gilmartin

(2 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Michael Gilmartin celebrated his 25th birthday on Saturday by collecting 4 hits, including 2 home runs, and driving in 5 runs for the Ports. Starter Jacob Brown had a rough outing though, allowing 8 runs over just 2 2/3 innings to take the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Dayton Dragons   7

Burlington Bees  6

(LP – Tyson 2-1 / 3.10)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chih Fang Pan

(2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

Worth Noting: Starter Chris Lamb allowed 3 runs, 1 earned, and struck out 4 over 4 2/3 innings of work, while right-hander Drew Tyson gave up 3 runs on 5 hits in just 1 inning of relief to take the loss. Second baseman Chih Fang Pan had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in 2 runs, while shortstop Sean Jamieson doubled and tripled and scored twice in the loss.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters   4

Williamsport Crosscutters  3

(WP – Streich 1-1 / 2.84)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Chris Bostick

(2 Doubles / 1 RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Infielder Chris Bostick had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, drove in a run and scored twice, while infielder Wilfredo Solano homered and first baseman Jacob Tanis contributed 3 hits on Saturday. Starter Tyler Vail allowed 3 runs and struck out 4 over 4 2/3 innings, while this year’s 6th-round draft pick Seth Streich picked up the win with 2 1/3 scoreless innings, and right-hander Ryan Dull struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings to earn the save and keep his ERA with Vermont at 0.00.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Las Vegas @ Sacramento – 1:05pm PT

(Richmond vs. Peacock)

Midland @ San Antonio – 6:05pm CT

(Daley vs. Werner)

Stockton @ HighDesert – 3:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Dayton @ Burlington – 2:00pm CT

(Mugarian vs. Granier)

Vermont @ Williamsport – 5:05pm ET

(Jimenez vs. Perez)

AZL Athletics @ AZL Angels – 7:00pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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Saturday, July 7th: Recker’s Slam in 16th Gives Cats the Victory while Head Leads Hounds to Win and Ports and Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats catcher Anthony Recker (Grand Slam)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Sacramento River Cats  6

Fresno Grizzlies               3

(WP – Leon 2-0 / 2.08)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Anthony Recker

(Grand Slam)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher Anthony Recker delivered a game-winning grand slam in the top of the 16th inning for Sacramento on Saturday. Starter Bruce Billings had a solid outing, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, while striking out 5 over 6 innings of work.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Arkansas Travelers      2

Midland RockHounds  3

(WP – Hunter 2-0 / 4.83)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Miles Head

(2 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third baseman Miles Head doubled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 8th inning for the RockHounds on Saturday. Tyler Ladendorf, getting his 3rd start in center field, singled in 2 runs in the 6th, and outfielder Conner Crumbliss had 2 hits, including a double, and scored twice. Starter Sonny Gray allowed 2 runs while walking 5 and striking out 3 in 5 innings, while right-hander Brett Hunter tossed 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

Stockton Ports         5

Lancaster JetHawks  9

(LP – Murphy 4-3 / 4.33)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(2 for 5 / Home Run / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Dusty Robinson clubbed his 11th home run for Stockton, while second baseman Ryan Pineda contributed 2 hits, including a double, and drove in a run. Starter Sean Murphy had his roughest outing for the Ports, allowing 7 runs over 4 2/3 innings to take his 3rd loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Burlington Bees  1

Beloit Snappers   2

(LP – Peters 0-2 / 3.48)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Frankoff

(4 IP / 0 ER / 3 K)

 

Worth Noting: Catcher Nick Rickles doubled in outfielder Rashun Dixon, who had previously doubled, for Burlington’s only run on Saturday. Starter Tanner Peters allowed 2 runs over 3 innings to take his 2nd loss. Right-hander Seth Frankoff came on to strike out 3 in 4 innings of scoreless relief to give the Bees the chance to overcome a slim 1-run deficit, but Burlington’s lineup couldn’t push another run across the plate the rest of the way.

 

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

State College Spikes        2

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

(WP – Healy 1-0 / 4.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Chris Bostick

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Infielder Chris Bostick hit a walk-off 2-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Vermont the victory on Saturday. Starter J.C. Menna allowed 2 runs and struck out 4 in 6 innings of work, while this year’s 8th-round draft pick Kris Hall struck out 5 in 2 innings of scoreless relief, and right-hander Tucker Healy picked up the win with another pair of scoreless innings in relief.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics  6

AZL D’Backs   10

(LP – Sosa 0-2 / 14.40)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(2 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Matt Olson, serving as the designated hitter for the day, had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in 2 runs. Starter Kayvon Bahramzadeh tossed 3 scoreless innings, but right-hander Lee Sosa gave up 4 runs, 3 earned, in the bottom of the 8th inning to take his 2nd loss.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Fresno – 6:05pm PT

(Peacock vs. Stevenson)

Springfield @ Midland – 6:00pm CT

(Martinez vs. Hernandez)

Stockton @ Lancaster – 5:00pm PT

(TBD vs. DeLeon)

Burlington @ Beloit – 2:00pm CT

(TBD vs. TBD)

State College @ Vermont – 6:05pm ET

(Holmes vs. Vail)

 

 

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