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Wednesday, April 22nd: Michael Soto’s HR Helps Stockton Win while Nate Long Loses Nashville Debut and Arnold Leon Joins A’s

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Michael Soto (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Michael Soto (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  6

Stockton Ports    8

WP – Joseph 2-0 / 1.74

HR – Soto (2), Taylor (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Michael Soto

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

With two on and two outs in the bottom of the 1st inning, third baseman Michael Soto slugged a 3-run homer to give Stockton an early lead on Wednesday. Designated hitter Beau Taylor followed up with a solo shot of his own in the 1st. First baseman John Nogowski walked and singled in outfielder J.P. Sportman, who’d tripled to lead off the 7th, while shortstop Branden Cogswell singled, walked twice and scored twice in the win. Starter Kyle Finnegan was charged with 4 runs on 5 hits and 5 walks over 4 1/3 innings of work, while RHP Jonathan Joseph gave up 1 run 2 2/3 innings of relief to pick up his 2nd win, and RHP Andres Avila got the final four outs to earn his 1st save for Stockton.

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Wednesday, April 15th: Franklin Barreto Helps Ports Split Twinbill while Sounds Lose Barry Zito’s Second Start in Extras

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Franklin Barreto (2 for 4 / Triple / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Franklin Barreto (2 for 4 / Triple / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

GAME #2

Stockton Ports         7

Lancaster JetHawks  3

WP – Joseph 1-0 / 0.00

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto

(2 for 4 / Triple / 3 RBIs)

With two on, two outs and the game tied in the top of the 5th, shortstop Franklin Barreto tripled in 2 runs to give the Ports a lead they would not relinquish in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Lancaster. Barreto singled in another run in the 7th, while third baseman Michael Soto singled and tripled in a pair, and first baseman John Nogowski and designated hitter J.P. Sportman had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports. Starter Andres Avila allowed 1 run in 2 1/3 innings of work, while RHP Jonathan Joseph tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the win, and RHP Brendan McCurry picked up his 2nd save despite allowing 2 runs in 2 innings of relief for Stockton.

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A’s Release More Minor League Hurlers on Wednesday

Murphy Smith: One of the latest minor league hurlers to be released by the A's.

Murphy Smith: One of the latest minor league hurlers to be released by the A’s.

Hot on the heels of the releases of minor league hurlers Drew Granier, Deck McGuire, Brandon “€œBranch”€ Kloess and Dakota Freese earlier this week, the A’s also released RHPs Murphy Smith and Paul Smyth on Wednesday.

After being moved to the bullpen last year, Smith posted a 4.73 ERA in 85 2/3 innings at Double-A Midland. Smyth, despite posting a 3.05 ERA in 59 relief innings at Triple-A Sacramento last year, was told earlier in the week that he would likely be sent back to Double-A this season. The reliever then requested his release and it was eventually granted by the organization on Wednesday.

In other news, it looks like RHP Nate Long, who was one of Midland’s top starters last year, will open the season on the disabled list or at extended spring training in Arizona. That means that, in addition to Zach Neal and Chris Jensen, Midland’s starting rotation is likely to include 3 of the following 4 hurlers: Chris Lamb, Jake Sanchez, Tim Atherton and Tanner Peters. Meanwhile, with Smith and Smyth’€™s release, the top candidates for Midland’s bullpen now appear to be Jeff Urlaub, Seth Frankoff, Tucker Healy, Ryan Dull, Ryan Doolittle, Kris Hall, Jonathan Joseph and Andres Avila.

As we mentioned yesterday, the Triple-A Nashville rotation appears to be set for the moment with RHPs Chris Bassitt, Arnold Leon and Matt Buschmann as well as LHPs Brad Mills and Rudy Owens. And there are currently 10 arms available for 8 slots in the Nashville bullpen: Ryan Cook, Eury De La Rosa, Fernando Rodriguez, Pat Venditte, Brock Huntzinger, Kevin Whelan, Ryan Verdugo, Jim Fuller, Chad Smith and Angel Castro.

As we reported yesterday, there are whispers that the A’s have been talking to other teams about recently-demoted RHP Ryan Cook. And with the recent news that outfielder Coco Crisp may miss as much as the first two months of the season due to elbow surgery, it certainly wouldn’€™t be surprising to see the A’s package a couple of experienced bullpen arms like Cook and possibly Fernando Rodriguez for someone who could help provide the team with a little more depth in the outfield.

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Sunday, August 31st: Pitching Prospect Nolan Sanburn Dealt in Adam Dunn Deal while Stockton Wins Behind Matt Olson’s Big Bat and Sacramento Loss Forces Dramatic Finale on Monday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Matt Olson (2 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Matt Olson (2 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  6

Modesto Nuts     2

WP – Joseph 7-3 / 3.58

HR – Olson (37)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

First baseman Matt Olson hit his league-leading 37th home run, a 3-run shot, and also singled in a run to help Stockton win its sixth straight on Sunday. Shortstop Daniel Robertson singled, doubled and scored twice, while designated hitter Renato Nunez had a pair of hits and drove in a run, and center fielder Boog Powell went 2 for 5 and scored a run in his second game for Stockton since returning from his suspension. Starter Jake Sanchez returned to the mound after spending two weeks on the disabled list and allowed just 1 run and struck out 5 over 4 innings of work, while RHP Jonathan Joseph followed up by tossing 4 scoreless frames to earn his 7th win for the Ports. Meanwhile, Stockton’s bullpen lost RHP Nolan Sanburn to the White Sox as a result of the Adam Dunn deal. Sanburn struck out 73 in 71 1/3 innings while posting a 3.28 ERA in 42 relief appearances this season for Stockton. The Ports also lost RHPs Tim Atherton and Blake Hassebrock when the two were promoted to Sacramento. Jake Sanchez was activated from the disabled list to make Sunday’s start and RHP Brendan McCurry was promoted from Beloit to bolster Stockton’s bullpen.

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Tuesday, August 26th: Matt Buschmann Notches 3-Hit Shutout Victory for Sacramento while Stockton Wins to Clinch Second Half Division Title

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Matt Buschmann (9 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 10 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Matt Buschmann (9 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 10 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  2

Nashville Sounds                0

WP – Buschmann 9-6 / 4.24

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Matt Buschmann

(9 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 10 K / Win)

Sacramento starter Matt Buschmann tossed a 3-hit shutout to earn his 9th win for the River Cats on Tuesday. The 30-year-old right-hander walked none and struck out 10 en route to his first career complete-game shutout. Shortstop Tyler Ladendorf singled in the River Cats’ only 2 runs of the night, while catcher Ryan Ortiz and outfielder Billy Burns both singled and scored for Sacramento. With a slim 1-game lead over the Reno Aces in the PCL’s Pacific Northern Division, the River Cats will face off against Nashville again on Wednesday before returning home to Raley Field to host a season-ending 5-game series against rival Reno, which will determine the division winner.

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Wednesday, August 20th: Jonathan Joseph Tosses 5 Scoreless & Matt Olson Homers in Ports Victory while Matt Buschmann Earns 8th Win for River Cats

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Jonathan Joseph (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Jonathan Joseph (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports         4

Lake Elsinore Storm  0

WP – Joseph 6-3 / 3.99

HR – Olson (36)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jonathan Joseph

(5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

RHP Jonathan Joseph was impressive in a spot start for Stockton, allowing just 2 hits over 5 shutout innings to earn his 6th win on Wednesday. RHPs Andres Avila and Nolan Sanburn both tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, with Sanburn picking up his 6th save for Stockton. First baseman Matt Olson hit his league-leading 36th home run, a 2-run shot, while outfielder Tyler Marincov singled, doubled and drove in a run, and shortstop Daniel Robertson singled, doubled, walked and stole a pair of bases for the Ports.

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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, July 5th: Nate Long Pitches Hounds to Victory while Josh Whitaker Hits 1st HR for River Cats and A’s Send Tommy Milone to Sacramento

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Nate Long (6 2/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Nate Long (6 2/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  1

NW Arkansas Naturals    0

WP – Long 8-4 / 3.24

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nate Long

(6 2/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / Win)

RHP Nate Long turned in another strong start in a tight game for the RockHounds on Saturday. Long allowed just 3 hits while striking out 8 over 6 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his 8th win, while RHP Jose Flores got the final five outs for his 1st save. Left fielder D’Arby Myers drove in Midland’s sole run with a sacrifice fly, while center fielder Billy Burns walked and doubled twice, and first baseman Max Muncy and right fielder Chad Oberacker had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds.

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Wednesday, June 25th: Nunez’s 2 HRs Help Ports Win 9th Straight while Granier Pitches Hounds to Victory and Cats’ Ladendorf Gets 50-Game Suspension

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Renato Nunez (4 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Renato Nunez (4 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports       10

Lancaster JetHawks  2

WP – Joseph 3-3 / 5.21

HR – Nunez 2 (14), Olson (20), Kirkland (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Renato Nunez

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

Designated hitter Renato Nunez helped the Ports post their 9th straight win on Wednesday. Nunez had 4 hits, including a pair of home runs, and drove in 3 runs for Stockton. And the 20-year-old is now 15 for 27 with 4 doubles, 5 home runs and 13 RBIs in 7 games since the California League All-Star break. First baseman Matt Olson hit his league-leading 20th home run, while second baseman Wade Kirkland hit his 2nd, while center fielder Herschel Powell tripled in a pair of runs for the Ports. Starter Chris Lamb allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and 5 walks over 4 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Jonathan Joseph pitched 3 1/3 perfect innings in relief to pick up the win.

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Friday, June 13th: Nate Freiman’s Grand Slam Leads Cats to Victory while Ports & Snappers Win, Hounds Fall and Vermont Drops Season Opener

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Designated Hitter Nate Freiman (Grand Slam)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Designated Hitter Nate Freiman (Grand Slam)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Iowa Cubs                           5

Sacramento River Cats  7

WP – Smyth 1-1 / 3.21

HR – Freiman (10)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Nate Freiman

(Grand Slam)

Designated hitter Nate Freiman wielded the big stick for Sacramento on Friday night. With 2 outs, the bases loaded and the River Cats down by 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th, Freiman slugged a grand slam to provide the margin of victory for the Cats. Freiman also notched his 18th double earlier in the game, and he’s now tied for 5th in the PCL in doubles and is 2nd in the league in RBIs with 59. Outfielder Shane Peterson had a pair of hits, while first baseman Daric Barton, outfielder Michael Taylor and third baseman Colin Walsh all drove in runs for the River Cats. Starter Marcus Walden allowed 5 runs over 6 innings of work, while RHP Paul Smyth picked up the win with 1 scoreless inning in relief, and RHP Jeremy McBryde got the final 3 outs for his 4th save. With Sacramento shortstop Andy Parrino promoted to Oakland due to Alberto Callaspo’s paternity leave, infielder Wade Kirkland was reassigned to the River Cats from Stockton.

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