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Monday, June 23rd: Ports Win Behind Renato Nunez’s Big Bat while Nate Freiman’s 2 HRs Lead Cats to Victory, Dillon Overton Returns to Mound and #1 Pick Matt Chapman Heads to Beloit

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Renato Nunez (Home Run / 3 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Renato Nunez (Home Run / 3 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports         8

Lancaster JetHawks  7

WP – Barfield 4-1 / 4.81

HR – Nunez (12)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(Home Run / 3 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

Third baseman Renato Nunez had a huge night for the Ports on Monday, collecting 3 doubles and a home run and driving in 4 runs for Stockton. And in his last 5 games since returning from the California League All-Star break, Nunez is 9 for 18 with 3 doubles, 3 home runs and 10 RBIs. Designated hitter Ryon Healy, who’s also been hot since the break, had 4 hits, drove in a pair of runs and scored twice, while left fielder Bobby Crocker singled, doubled and tripled. Herschel Powell made a positive impression in his first game for the Ports. Batting ninth and starting in right field for Stockton, Powell had 3 hits and drove in Crocker in the top of the 10th to provide the winning run for the Ports. Starter Jake Sanchez, acquired from the White Sox in the Michael Taylor trade, allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, on 4 hits while striking out 5 over 6 innings of work in his first appearance for Stockton. RHP Michael Ynoa gave up 3 runs on 4 hits in 1 inning of relief, while LHP Jeremy Barfield picked up the win despite allowing the tying run in the 8th, and RHP Kris Hall pitched a perfect 10th to post his 3rd save. To make room for Powell on the Ports roster, outfielder Dusty Robinson was released.

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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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Tuesday, May 13th: Olson Powers Ports to Victory while Cats & Snappers Win and Hounds Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Matt Olson (2 Home Runs / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Matt Olson (2 Home Runs / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants    5

Stockton Ports  10

WP – Streich 4-2 / 2.85

HR – Olson 2 (9), Robinson (7)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(2 Home Runs / Double / 3 RBIs)

First baseman Matt Olson had a big night for the Ports, hitting a pair of home runs and a double while driving in 3 runs for Stockton. The A’s third overall draft pick in 2012 walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 1st inning to bring around the Ports’ first run, hit his 8th home run to tie the game in the 3rd, then doubled and came around to score in the 4th, and wrapped things up by blasting his 9th round-tripper in the 6th to give him more home runs than any A’s minor leaguer so far this season and tie him for the California League lead. Outfielder Dusty Robinson hit his 7th home run and his 8th double and drove in 2, while designated hitter Ryon Healy had 2 hits and drove in a pair, outfielder Aaron Shipman singled, walked 3 times and scored twice, and second baseman Chad Pinder had a pair of singles and drove in a run in his first game back after sitting out 9 days with a groin injury. Starter Seth Streich allowed 4 runs, just 1 earned, while striking out 7 over 5 innings to earn his 4th win, while RHP Nolan Sanburn tossed 2 scoreless innings, and RHP Michael Ynoa allowed 2 singles, a home run, no walks and struck out 2 in 2 innings of relief for the Ports. In his last 3 appearances, Ynoa has allowed 1 run on 4 hits while walking none and and striking out 10 over 6 innings of work.

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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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Sunday, April 27th: Long Pitches Hounds to Victory while Ports Win, Cats Fall and Snappers Put on Hold

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Pitcher Nate Long (5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 2 K / Win)

 Midland RockHounds RHP Nate Long  (5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  9

San Antonio Missions     2

WP – Long 3-0 / 4.32

HR – Coleman (3), Oberacker (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nate Long

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

RHP Nate Long, making his second start since RHP Tanner Peters was placed on the disabled list, turned in an impressive performance on Sunday, allowing just 1 hit over 5 scoreless innings to earn his 3rd win for the RockHounds. Outfielder Chad Oberacker had 3 hits, including his 1st home run, and drove in 3 runs, while first baseman Max Muncy doubled, had a pair of singles and drove in 3, shortstop Dusty Coleman hit a 3-run homer in the 9th, and third baseman Jefry Marte singled to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.

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Sunday, April 13th: Myers’ Big Bat Leads Hounds to Victory while Ports & Snappers Fall and Cats Sweep Twinbill as Blanton Calls It Quits

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter D'Arby Myers (4 for 4 / Home Run / Triple / 2 RBIs)

Midland RockHounds DH D’Arby Myers (4 for 4 / HR / Triple / 2 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  11

NW Arkansas Naturals     6

WP – Jensen 1-0 / 2.31

HR – Myers (1), Taylor (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter D’Arby Myers

(4 for 4 / Home Run / Triple / 2 RBIs)

Designated hitter D’Arby Myers had a big day at the plate on Sunday, collecting 4 hits, including a home run and a triple, driving in 2 runs, stealing a base and scoring 3 times for the RockHounds. Catcher Beau Taylor also homered and drove in a pair. And in his first game for Midland since signing as a minor league free agent, infielder Colin Walsh singled, doubled and drove in 2 runs but also made a pair of errors at third base. Starter Chris Jensen allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, over 5 2/3 innings to earn his 1st win for the RockHounds.

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Friday, April 11th: Freiman’s Slam Leads Cats to Victory in Home Opener while Hounds & Snappers Fall and Ports Win as Ynoa Exits with Apparent Arm Injury

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats First Baseman Nate Freiman (Grand Slam)

Sacramento River Cats First Baseman Nate Freiman (Grand Slam)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Salt Lake Bees                  6

Sacramento River Cats  7

WP – Savery 1-0 / 8.10

HR – Freiman (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Nate Freiman

(Grand Slam)

First baseman Nate Freiman had a big night in Sacramento’s home opener on Friday. With the River Cats down by 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning and the bases loaded, Freiman slugged a grand slam to lead Sacramento to victory in front of the hometown fans. Designated hitter Jake Goebbert and outfielder Shane Peterson each had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the River Cats. RHP Matt Buschmann was a little shaky in his second start for Sacramento, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits over just 3 1/3 innings, while RHP Jose Flores struck out 5 in 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. And despite giving up 2 runs in the top of the 8th, LHP Joe Savery ended up walking away with the win after Freiman’s big blow, while RHP Fernando Nieve picked up the save after tossing a scoreless 9th for the Cats.

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Thursday, April 10th: Pinder Helps Ports Prevail in 18-Inning Marathon while Cats, Hounds & Snappers All Fall as Vogt Hits DL

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Second Baseman Chad Pinder (Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

Stockton Ports Second Baseman Chad Pinder (HR / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide   5

Stockton Ports  6

WP – Robinson 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Nunez (2), Pinder (2), Crocker (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chad Pinder

(Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

It was a big night for Stockton second baseman Chad Pinder, who played a key role in the Ports’ 18-inning win on Thursday night. Last year’s 3rd overall draft pick for the A’s hit a 2-run homer in the 5th inning to tie the game, and doubled to lead off the bottom of the 18th and ultimately scored the winning run when outfielder Billy McKinney singled to bring him home from second and finally bring an end to the 5 hour and 27 minute home opener for Stockton on Thursday. McKinney had previously struck out 3 times in the game, as did designated hitter Ryon Healy, who went 0 for 8. Catcher Bruce Maxwell collected 3 hits, while first baseman Matt Olson singled, doubled and walked twice, third baseman Renato Nunez hit his second homer in as many games to put the Ports on the board in the 1st, and outfielder Bobby Crocker homered in the 9th to send the contest to extra innings. RHP Manny Correa started the game and allowed 4 runs in 6 innings of work, while RHP Nolan Sanburn surrendered 1 run in 2 innings of relief, RHPs Tucker Healy and Kris Hall each tossed 2 scoreless innings, converted outfielder Jeremy Barfield struck out 5 in 3 scoreless innings in his third pitching appearance for the Ports. Infielder Wade Kirkland came in to toss a scoreless 16th and 17th and outfielder Dusty Robinson, who’d doubled twice and driven in a run, pitched a scoreless 18th inning to earn the win.

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Sunday, September 1st: Ports Win Behind Robinson’s Big Bat while Cats, Hounds & Snappers All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Outfielder Dusty Robinson (4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

Stockton Ports Outfielder Dusty Robinson (4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  9

Tacoma Rainiers              10

LP – Okajima 1-3 / 4.22

HR – Taylor (18), Goebbert (3), Ortiz (3), Norris (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Derek Norris

(3 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

Rehabbing catcher Derek Norris, serving as the designated hitter on Sunday, had 3 hits, including a home run, and drove in 3 runs, while catcher Ryan Ortiz and outfielders Michael Taylor and Jake Goebbert all homered as well, and shortstop Addison Russell went 0 for 5 in his second game for Sacramento. Starter Travis Banwart allowed 5 runs on 10 hits over 5 innings, but he still left the game with the lead. LHP Hideki Okajima gave up 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th though to take the loss. In other news, with major league rosters expanding on Sunday, the A’s called up River Cats infielders Jemile Weeks and Andy Parrino, outfielder Michael Choice and LHP Pedro Figueroa.

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