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Saturday, August 30th: Ryon Healy Hits Game-Winning HR in 11th for Ports while Daric Barton Drives in 3 to Help Cats Win and Nate Freiman Homers in Beloit Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Ryon Healy (Home Run / Double / GWRBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Ryon Healy (Home Run / Double / GWRBI)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  5

Modesto Nuts     4

WP – House 3-4 / 3.46

HR – Healy (16)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Ryon Healy

(Home Run / Double / GWRBI)

With the game tied in the top of the 11th, designated hitter Ryon Healy led off the inning by belting his 16th home run to provide the Ports with the winning run and give Stockton its fifth straight win on Saturday. Shortstop Daniel Robertson singled in a pair of runs with two outs in the top of the 9th to tie things up and send the game to extra innings. First baseman Matt Olson singled, doubled and scored, while second baseman Chad Pinder singled in a run and stole his 12th base. Catcher Beau Taylor had a pair of hits and scored a run, and center fielder Boog Powell went 0 for 4 but walked twice, once with the bases loaded, in his first game back in action since returning from his 50-game suspension. Starter Chris Lamb allowed 3 runs in 5 innings of work, while RHP Michael Ynoa pitched 2 perfect innings in relief, and RHP Austin House tossed a scoreless 10th and 11th to pick up his 3rd win for the Ports. To make room for Powell’s return to the roster, outfielder Zeke DeVoss was reassigned to the River Cats.

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Friday, August 22nd: Dusty Coleman’s 2 HRs Help Hounds Win while Matt Chapman’s Grand Slam Sends Snappers to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Dusty Coleman (Grand Slam / Home Run / 5 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Dusty Coleman (Grand Slam / Home Run / 5 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks        8

Midland RockHounds  10

WP – Long 12-8 / 3.25

HR – Coleman 2 (17), Nakajima (5)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Dusty Coleman

(Grand Slam / Home Run / 5 RBIs)

Shortstop Dusty Coleman hit 2 home runs, including a 1st-inning grand slam, to help lead the RockHounds to a 10-8 victory over Corpus Christi on Friday. Coleman also slugged a solo shot in the 5th inning and currently leads the team with 17 home runs on the season. Third baseman Hiro Nakajima hit his 5th home run, while right fielder Kent Matthes singled, doubled and drove in a pair, and left fielder D’Arby Myers had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in a run for the RockHounds. Starter Nate Long allowed 4 runs over 5 2/3 innings to earn his 12th win, tying him with teammate Chris Jensen for the Texas League lead in wins, while RHP Ryan Dull got the final five outs for his 4th save.

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Sunday, July 27th: Hiro Nakajima Homers to Help Hounds Win while Drew Pomeranz Is Solid in Sacramento’s Extra-Innings Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Hiro Nakajima (Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Hiro Nakajima (Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  11

Corpus Christi Hooks        3

WP – Granier 6-4 / 3.67

HR – Matthes (8), Nakajima (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Hiro Nakajima

(Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

Hitting in the cleanup spot, third baseman Hiro Nakajima helped carry the Hounds to victory on Sunday night. Nakajima hit a 3-run homer in the 1st inning to give Midland the lead and then doubled in another run in the 3rd to extend the RockHounds’ lead. After posting a pair of home runs on Saturday, outfielder Kent Matthes notched his 9th home run on Sunday, while shortstop Dusty Coleman singled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs, and outfielder Billy Burns singled, walked and swiped his 50th and 51st bases of the season. Starter Drew Granier allowed 3 runs in 5 2/3 innings of work to pick up the win, while LHP Omar Duran tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief in his RockHounds debut.

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Thursday, July 24th: Tommy Milone Earns 1st Win for Sacramento while Daric Barton Drives in 3 and Evan Scribner Gets Recalled by A’s

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Tommy Milone (6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Tommy Milone (6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  13

El Paso Chihuahuas            2

WP – Milone 1-0 / 5.40

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tommy Milone

(6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)

After enduring a rough outing his last time out, former A’s LHP Tommy Milone looked strong on Thursday, allowing 2 runs while striking out 8 over 6 innings of work to earn his 1st win for Sacramento. RHP Paul Smyth pitched 1 perfect inning in relief, while RHP Tucker Healy tossed 2 scoreless innings for the River Cats. Center fielder Nick Buss singled, doubled, tripled and drove in 4 runs, while left fielder Shane Peterson had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair, and designated hitter Daric Barton drove in 3 runs for Sacramento. Meanwhile, the River Cats lost one of the team’s best relievers when RHP Evan Scribner was recalled by the A’s after the release of RHP Jim Johnson.

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Saturday, July 12th: Drew Pomeranz Impresses in Rehab Start for River Cats while Hiro Nakajima Homers in Hounds Win and Andy Parrino Rejoins A’s Roster

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Drew Pomeranz (4 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Drew Pomeranz (4 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Reno Aces                          3

Sacramento River Cats  4

WP – Buschmann 6-4 / 4.46

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Pomeranz

(4 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K)

LHP Drew Pomeranz was impressive in his rehab start for the River Cats on Saturday, allowing just 1 hit, a home run in the 2nd inning, while walking none and striking out 7 over 4 innings of work. RHP Matt Buschmann gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, in 4 innings of relief to pick up the win, while RHP Jeremy McBryde tossed a scoreless 9th for his 8th save. Third baseman Alden Carrithers had 2 doubles and drove in a run, while left fielder Shane Peterson walked and doubled in a pair, and center fielder Kenny Wilson singled, walked, stole a base and scored a run for the River Cats. With Oakland infielder Alberto Callaspo landing on the disabled list, River Cats infielder Andy Parrino was recalled by the A’s on Saturday.

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Saturday, June 21st: McKinney’s Key Hit Helps Ports Win as Josh Reddick Has Big Night for Cats and Hiro Lends A Hand in Hounds Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Billy McKinney (2 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Billy McKinney (2 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze   5

Stockton Ports   10

WP – Bowman 1-5 / 6.05

HR – McKinney (8)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outifelder Billy McKinney

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

Stockton’s bats continued to boom on Saturday night and center fielder Billy McKinney drove in the decisive go-ahead run in the 7th inning as the Ports came back to win their 5th straight. McKinney hit his 8th home run in the 2nd, singled in 2 runs with the bases loaded in the 7th and drove in another run in the 8th with a sacrifice fly. Designated hitter Ryon Healy had 4 hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in 3 runs, while second baseman Chad Pinder singled, doubled and scored 3 times. Starter Hunter Adkins was a little shaky for Stockton, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and 5 walks over 4 2/3 innings, while RHP Josh Bowman gave up 1 run in 3 1/3 innings of relief to pick up his 1st win for the Ports.

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Friday, June 20th: Nunez’s Big Bat Leads Ports to Victory while Cats Win and A’s Top Draft Pick Matt Chapman Makes Pro Debut

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Renato Nunez (3 for 5 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Renato Nunez (3 for 5 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  5

Stockton Ports    9

WP – Duran 1-2 / 3.21

HR – Nunez (11)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Renato Nunez

(3 for 5 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

A big night from designated hitter Renato Nunez helped Stockton overcome an early 4-run deficit and best Bakersfield on Friday. Nunez collected 3 hits in the game, and he homered for the second straight night to put the Ports on the board in the 4th. He then singled in the tying run in the 5th, and also drove in a pair of runs in Stockton’s 5-run 6th. Thursday night’s hitting star, first baseman Matt Olson, drew 3 walks, while outfielders Dusty Robinson and Billy McKinney and second baseman Chad Pinder had a pair of hits apiece and each drove in a run for the Ports. Starter Chris Lamb had a rare rough outing, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits over 4 innings of work, while LHP Omar Duran struck out 5 in 2 innings of scoreless relief to pick up his 1st win for Stockton.

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Sunday, June 8th: Granier Helps Hounds Win while Cats, Ports & Snappers All Fall and Russell Makes Successful Return to Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Drew Granier (6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Drew Granier (6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  7

Frisco RoughRiders        2

WP – Granier 3-2 / 3.50

HR – Aliotti (4), Crumbliss (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

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

RHP Drew Granier turned in a strong start on Sunday, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings to earn his 3rd win for the RockHounds. The season got off to a rough start for Granier when he allowed 7 runs in 1 2/3 innings on opening night, but he’s now posted an ERA of 2.97 over his last 10 starts. Granier was relieved on Sunday by RHP Tucker Healy, who struck out 5 in 2 scoreless innings of relief and has now struck out 19 while allowing just 1 run in 12 innings since joining Midland. First baseman Anthony Aliotti doubled, homered and drove in 3 runs, while second baseman Conner Crumbliss singled, homered and drove in 2, and third baseman Jefry Marte and outfielder Josh Whitaker had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds. Meanwhile, infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima was placed on the disabled list on Sunday with a groin strain.

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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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Wednesday, May 14th: Trivino Pitches Snappers to Victory while Hounds Win and Ports Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Lou Trivino (5 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 3 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Lou Trivino (5 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Kane County Cougars  1

Beloit Snappers          2

WP – Trivino 3-3 / 4.04

HR – Huck (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Lou Trivino

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

RHP Lou Trivino turned in a solid start for the Snappers, allowing 1 run on just 2 hits over 5 innings to earn his 3rd win on Wednesday, while RHP Sam Bragg tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief, and LHP Chris Lamb got the final 3 outs for his 2nd save. First baseman Ryan Huck hit his 3rd home run in the 4th inning to tie the game, and designated hitter Ryan Mathews, who’d singled, came around to score the winning run later in the inning when catcher Andy Paz laid down a sacrifice bunt for Beloit.

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