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Friday, July 18th: Hounds Win in a Walk-Off Thanks to Kent Matthes Grand Slam while Josh Reddick Homers in 9th to Help Ports Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Kent Matthes (Grand Slam)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Kent Matthes (Grand Slam)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions     3

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Hassebrock 4-0 / 6.32

HR – Matthes (5)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Kent Matthes

(Grand Slam)

With the bases loaded and Midland down by two runs in the bottom of the 9th, designated hitter Kent Matthes slugged a grand slam to give the RockHounds the walk-off win on Friday night, and the Hounds have now won 13 of their last 15 games. Catcher Beau Taylor and third baseman Jefry Marte had a pair of hits apiece in the game. Starter Shawn Haviland had a solid outing, allowing 2 runs and striking out 6 in 6 innings of work, while LHP Frank Gailey tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Blake Hassebrock picked up the win after giving up an unearned run in the top of the 9th.

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Thursday, July 17th: Shane Peterson’s 3 HRs Help River Cats Win Drew Pomeranz’s Second Start for Sacramento while Olson & Nunez HRs in 9th Aren’t Enough for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Shane Peterson (3 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Shane Peterson (3 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  10

Albuquerque Isotopes          9

WP – Scribner 4-1 / 3.19

HR – Peterson 3 (8)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(3 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

Triple-A All-Star outfielder Shane Peterson had a big night for the River Cats, slugging 3 home runs to help the Cats come out the winners in a 10-inning contest on Thursday. His first home run put Sacramento on the board in the 3rd, his second brought the River Cats within 2 runs in the 5th and his third gave his team a 3-run lead in the 6th. Second baseman Jose Martinez collected 4 hits, including a double, and drove in the winning run in the 10th, while outfielder Nick Buss had a double and a pair of singles and also drove in a run. First baseman Daric Barton singled, tripled, walked and scored the winning run, and third baseman Alden Carrithers and designated hitter Anthony Aliotti had a pair of hits apiece and both drove in a run for the River Cats. Starter Drew Pomeranz had a rough outing, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits, including a pair of home runs, over 4 innings of work, while RHP Evan Scribner picked up the win despite giving up the tying run in the 9th, and RHP Jeremy McBryde tossed a scoreless 10th to notch his 9th save.

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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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Tuesday, July 1st: Jake Elmore’s 9th Inning Hit Helps Cats Win 10th Walk-Off while Michael Ynoa Picks up Win in Ports’ Victory and Dillon Overton Looks Strong Again for AZL A’s

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Second Baseman Jake Elmore (3 for 5 / RBI / Stolen Base)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Second Baseman Jake Elmore (3 for 5 / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Fresno Grizzlies                 4

Sacramento River Cats  5

WP – Savery 5-0 / 2.52

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Jake Elmore

(3 for 5 / RBI / Stolen Base)

After being down by four runs earlier in the game, the River Cats mounted a comeback and ended up celebrating their 10th walk-off win on Tuesday night. Second baseman Jake Elmore had 3 hits and scored the tying run in the bottom of the 6th and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th to provide division-leading Sacramento with its league-leading 32nd home win of the season. Center fielder Shane Peterson singled, doubled, tripled and walked, while first baseman Daric Barton had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the River Cats. Starter Josh Lindblom exited the game in the 1st inning after being hit in the ankle with a line drive. That gave the two newest members of the River Cats roster, RHPs Tucker Healy and Seth Frankoff, the opportunity to get their first appearance with Sacramento out of the way after just flying in from Midland earlier in the day. Healy struck out the first two batters he faced and ended up allowing 1 run over 2 2/3 innings, while Frankoff gave up 3 runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief. LHP Joe Savery tossed a scoreless 8th and 9th to pick up the win for Sacramento. To make room for Healy and Frankoff on the River Cats roster, RHPs Deryk Hooker and Jose Flores were reassigned to Midland.

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Sunday, June 29th: Arnold Leon Pitches Cats to Victory while #1 Pick Matt Chapman Belts 1st HR for Beloit, Renato Nunez Socks a Pair for Ports and Nate Freiman Takes His Big Bat to Oakland

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Arnold Leon (6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Arnold Leon (6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Las Vegas 51s                   1

Sacramento River Cats  2

WP – Leon 8-2 / 4.55

HR – Buss (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Arnold Leon

(6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

RHP Arnold Leon turned in a strong start for Sacramento on Sunday, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 5 over 6 innings of work to earn his team-leading 8th win for the River Cats. RHP Fernando Rodriguez pitched 2 perfect innings in relief, while RHP Evan Scribner tossed a scoreless 9th to earn his 11th save. Outfielder Nick Buss delivered the decisive blow for the second straight night, hitting his 4th home run in the 5th inning to break a 1-1 tie. First baseman Anthony Aliotti had a pair of hits filling in for Nate Freiman, who, with A’s outfielder Josh Reddick landing on the disabled list, was promoted to the big club. And Freiman turned out to be the hero for Oakland on Sunday, hitting a 3-run homer in the 6th-inning to put the A’s on top. Meanwhile, infielder Alden Carrithers was activated from the disabled list to take Freiman’s place on the River Cats roster.

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Saturday, June 28th: Nick Buss’s 4th Hit Helps Cats Win in a Walk-Off while Jake Sanchez Pitches Ports to Victory and Billy Burns Steals 40th Base in Hounds Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder (4 for 6 / Double / RBI / Stolen Base)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Nick Buss (4 for 6 / Double / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Las Vegas 51s                   6

Sacramento River Cats  7

WP – Smyth 3-1 / 2.84

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Nick Buss

(4 for 6 / Double / RBI / Stolen Base)

With two outs in the bottom of the 10th and the game tied, left fielder Nick Buss bashed a ground-rule double to drive in the winning run and provide the walk-off win for Sacramento on Saturday. Buss had 4 hits on the night, scored twice and stole his 7th base. Designated hitter Anthony Aliotti collected 3 doubles, while center fielder Shane Peterson singled, doubled and drove in 2 runs, and right fielder Josh Whitaker had 2 hits and drove in a pair in his second game for Sacramento. Starter Zach Neal allowed 5 runs, 3 earned, on 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings, while rehabbing LHP Eric O’Flaherty tossed a scoreless 7th. RHP Jeremy McBryde surrendered the tying run in the top of the 9th, and RHP Paul Smyth picked up the win after pitching a perfect 10th for the River Cats. With Sacramento first baseman Nate Freiman scratched from Saturday’s lineup and A’s outfielder Josh Reddick likely to hit the disabled list, expect Freiman to get the call to join Oakland in time for Sunday’s game.

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Thursday, June 26th: Andy Parrino’s HR in 11th Leads to Walk-Off Win for Cats while Matt Olson Hits 2 HRs in Ports Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Shortstop Andy Parrino (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Shortstop Andy Parrino (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Las Vegas 51s                   5

Sacramento River Cats  7

WP – Scribner 3-1 / 3.86

HR – Parrino (5)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Andy Parrino

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

With the game tied in the bottom of the 11th, shortstop Andy Parrino came up with 2 outs and a man on and slugged a game-winning walk-off home run for the River Cats on Thursday. Outfielder Shane Peterson singled, doubled and drove in 3 runs, while first baseman Nate Freiman and designated hitter Colin Walsh had a pair of hits apiece. Starter Josh Lindblom turned in a strong outing for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits over 7 innings and left the game with a 3-run lead. Rehabbing LHP Eric O’Flaherty gave up 2 runs in 2/3 of an inning of relief, while RHP Jeremy McBryde surrendered the tying run in the top of the 9th, and RHP Evan Scribner tossed a scoreless 10th and 11th to pick up his 3rd win for the River Cats. In other news, the A’s signed minor league free agent catcher Luis Exposito and assigned him to Sacramento. The 27-year-old backstop posted a .177/.252/.313 slash line in 29 games this season for Triple-A Toledo. Catcher Blake Forsythe was returned to Midland, while RockHounds outfielder Josh Whitaker is set to join the River Cats roster.

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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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Tuesday, June 3rd: Walsh’s Big Bat Leads Cats to Victory while Hounds & Ports Are Winners as well

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Second Baseman Colin Walsh (4 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Second Baseman Colin Walsh (4 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  7

Fresno Grizzlies                  5

WP – Straily 3-0 / 4.40

HR – Peterson (4), Walsh 2 (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Colin Walsh

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

Second baseman Colin Walsh, who was out of work in early April when Oakland signed him as a minor league free agent, rewarded the A’s faith in him on Tuesday with a huge night in Sacramento’s win over Fresno. The 24-year-old switch-hitter, who was promoted to Sacramento from Midland last month and just activated off the disabled list on Monday, reached base in all 4 at-bats on Tuesday – doubling in the go-ahead run for Sacramento in the 2nd inning, singling in the 4th, slugging his 1st home run of the night in the 6th, and then smacking his 2nd home run of the night in the 8th. Outfielder Shane Peterson also had a pretty productive night, posting a single, a double, a home run and driving in 3, while first baseman Nate Freiman singled, doubled and walked, and catcher Ryan Ortiz and third baseman Jose Martinez had a pair of hits apiece. Starter Dan Straily was a little shaky once again for Sacramento, allowing 4 runs over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up earning his 3rd win on Tuesday. RHP Jeremy McBryde, who’s now allowed just 1 run in his last 9 appearances, got the final 3 outs for his 3rd save.

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Thursday, May 29th: Cats Win in a Walkoff while Hounds & Ports Post Victories and Snappers Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Third Baseman Alden Carrithers (3 for 5 / RBI / Stolen Base)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Third Baseman Alden Carrithers (3 for 5 / 3 Runs / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Albuquerque Isotopes        5

Sacramento River Cats  6

WP – Scribner 2-1 / 5.03

HR – Parrino (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Alden Carrithers

(3 for 5 / RBI / Stolen Base)

It was another day and another stellar defensive play and another walk-off win for the River Cats on Thursday. Third baseman Alden Carrithers led the way with 3 hits on the night. Carrithers, whom the A’s signed as a minor league free agent in the offseason, singled and scored the tying run in the 9th and singled and scored the winning run in the 11th to provide another walk-off win for the River Cats as well as the team’s 17th victory in its last 20 games. Carrithers also made an impressive catch on a foul ball that landed him in the Cats’ dugout as well as landing him on SportsCenter’s top 10 plays of the day. First baseman Daric Barton and Stephen Vogt, making his first start in left field for Sacramento, also had 3 hits apiece, while shortstop Andy Parrino homered, and designated hitter Nate Freiman drove in the tying run and the winning run with sacrifice flies in the 9th and the 11th. Starter Dan Straily was a little shaky, allowing 4 runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Evan Scribner tossed a scoreless 10th and 11th to earn his 2nd win for Sacramento.

 

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