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Friday, June 15th: Hicks’ Hot Bat Carries Cats to Victory, Straily’s Efforts Not Enough for Hounds as Ports & Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds pitcher Daniel Straily (8 IP / 1 ER / 9 K)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Tacoma Rainiers            2

Sacramento River Cats  5

(WP – Godfrey 6-0 / 1.21)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Brandon Hicks

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Brandon Hicks had another big night at the plate. After hitting his 8th home run of the season on Thursday, he launched his 9th home run on Friday to give the River Cats the lead, which they never relinquished. First baseman Daric Barton homered as well, and starter Graham Godfrey had another solid outing, allowing just 2 runs over 7 2/3 innings to run his record to 6-0. In other news, the Manny Ramirez era in Sacramento is officially over as the slugger asked for his release and was promptly granted it by the A’s.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

San Antonio Missions  6

Midland RockHounds   2

(LP – Ortiz 3-3 / 4.10)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Straily

(8 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 9 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Daniel Straily turned in one of his most impressive performances of the season, allowing just 1 baserunner over 8 innings – San Antonio second baseman Jonathan Galvez who homered in the 7th inning – while striking out 9 before turning the 2-1 lead over to right-hander Jonathan Ortiz in the 9th. Unfortunately, Ortiz proceeded to give up 5 runs and hand the win to the visiting Missions.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Visalia Rawhide  8

Stockton Ports   4

(LP – Hassebrock 1-1 / 8.41)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Miles Head

(2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third baseman Miles Head had another big game on Friday, homering twice and driving in 3 runs. The Ports better enjoy his production while they can though, since rumor has it that Head will soon be on his way to Double-A Midland. Starter Blake Hassebrock, making his first appearance after spending the last 8 weeks on the disbled list, allowed 4 runs on 5 hits over just 2 innings. Left-hander Ian Krol followed up by allowing 4 runs, 2 earned, over 5 innings of work.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees  3

Beloit Snappers  6

(LP – Frankoff 1-5 / 5.69)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jonathan Joseph

(3 IP / 0 ER / 1 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Bees managed just 6 hits on Friday – 2 of them homers off the bats of third baseman B.A. Vollmuth and outfielder Rashun Dixon. But starter Seth Frankoff had another rocky outing, allowing 6 runs on 10 hits over 5 innings to run his record to 1-5. Right-hander Jonathan Joseph took over in the 6th inning and did his best to give the Bees a chance, tossing 3 scoreless innings in relief.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Tacoma @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Beavan vs. TBD)

San Antonio @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

(Geer vs. Haviland)

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(Chafin vs. Bowman)

Burlington @ Beloit – 7:00pm CT

(Granier vs. TBD)

 

 

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Tuesday, June 12th: Cole Pitches Bees to Victory as Cats & Hounds Lose in Extras and Ports Split

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Burlington Bees pitcher A.J. Cole   (6 IP / 1 ER / 6 K / Win)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats  7

Fresno Grizzlies             8

(LP – Castro 3-7 / 7.01)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Manny Ramirez

(3 for 5 / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Manny Ramirez had another big game, collecting 3 hits and driving in 2 runs, including the go-ahead run for the River Cats in the 7th inning. But left-hander Pedro Figueroa gave up the game-tying run to the Grizzlies in the 8th, and left-hander Fabio Castro allowed the game-winning run in the bottom of the 13th to take his 7th loss.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds  4

Frisco RoughRiders    5

(LP – Hernandez 0-3 / 10.88)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Choice

(2 for 6 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Michael Choice doubled and drove in 2 runs, including the game-tying run in the 7th inning for the RockHounds, but left-hander Carlos Hernandez surrendered the game-winning run in the bottom of the 14th to take his 3rd loss.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

GAME #1

Bakersfield Blaze  5

Stockton Ports     9

(WP – Treinen 6-5 / 4.42)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Blake Treinen

(7 IP / 2 ER / 10 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Blake Treinen allowed 2 earned runs and struck out 10 in 7 innings to earn his 6th win on Tuesday. Outfielder Dusty Robinson, catcher Max Stassi and infielders Miles Head and Tony Thompson all homered in the win.

 

GAME #2

Bakersfield Blaze  4

Stockton Ports     1

(LP – Jimenez 0-1 / 3.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Stockton could only manage 1 run in the 2nd game of Tuesday’s doubleheader, and it came thanks to outfielder Dusty Robinson’s 2nd home run of the day, his 6th for the Ports, in the 7th inning.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees           2

Cedar Rapids Kernels  1

(WP – Cole 2-0 / 3.22)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Cole

(6 IP / 1 ER / 6 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Cole had his 3rd straight solid outing for Burlington on Tuesday, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits while walking 1 and striking out 6 over 6 innings to earn his 2nd win. Right-hander Jose Macias tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief to notch his 2nd save, and outfielders Rashun Dixon and Bobby Crocker both homered to account for Burlington’s only 2 runs in the game.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Fresno – 7:05pm PT

(Griffin vs. Burress)

Midland @ Frisco – 11:00am CT

(Gray vs. Brigham)

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(Brackman vs. Murphy)

Burlington @ Cedar Rapids – 6:35pm CT

(Alcantara vs. Diaz)

 

 

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Monday, June 11th: A’s Affilates All Lose as Miles Head Has Big Night for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports third baseman Miles Head (4 for 4 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats  2

Fresno Grizzlies             3

(LP – Farquhar 0-1 / 4.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Manny Ramirez

(2 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Manny Ramirez has started to pick up the pace of late, collecting 2 doubles and driving in 4 runs over his last 2 games while raising his average at Sacramento to .282. Starter Bruce Billings, in his return from the disabled list, allowed just 1 run over 4 innings before departing with the game tied. Right-hander Danny Farquhar, in his 1st appearance since returning to the A’s organization, allowed 1 run in 2 innings of relief to take the loss.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds  1

Frisco RoughRiders   10

(LP – Haviland 4-5 / 5.53)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeremy Barfield

(Double / Run Scored)

 

 

Worth Noting: Neither Midland’s hitters or pitchers could do much against Frisco on Monday night. The RockHounds scored 1 run on 4 hits thanks to a double by outfielder Jeremy Barfield followed by a single off the bat of infielder Josh Horton, while starter Shawn Haviland allowed 6 runs over 5 1/3 innings to earn his 5th loss.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Bakersfield Blaze  6

Stockton Ports     3

(LP – Hoehn 0-2 / 4.94)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Miles Head

(4 for 4 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third baseman Miles Head posted another impressive performance for the Ports, going 4 for 4 with a home run and driving in all 3 of Stockton’s runs in the game. Starter Josh Bowman turned in his best outing of the year, throwing 6 shutout innings before leaving the game with a 2-run lead. Right-hander Connor Hoehn allowed 6 runs in 2 innings of relief to take the loss.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Quad Cities River Bandits  18

Burlington Bees                  7

(LP – Granier 8-3 / 2.95)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Quad Cities paid Burlington back for the extra-innings beating they endured the night before by notching 18 runs against the Bees on Monday night. Starter Drew Granier had his worst outing of the season, allowing 10 earned runs over 5 innings to run his record to 8-3. Outfielder Bobby Crocker, catcher Nick Rickles and last night’s hero, infielder Wade Kirkland, all drove in 2 runs in the loss.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Fresno – 7:05pm PT

(Peacock vs. Stevenson)

Midland @ Frisco – 7:00pm CT

(Smith vs. TBD)

Game #1 – Bakersfield @ Stockton – 11:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Game #2 – Bakersfield @ Stockton

(TBD vs. TBD)

Burlington @ Cedar Rapids – 6:35pm CT

(Cole vs. Reynolds)

 

 

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Saturday, June 2nd: Robinson Homers in Ports Win as Cats, Hounds & Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports outfielder Dusty Robinson (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats  3

Tacoma Rainiers            6

(LP – Peacock 6-3 / 4.81)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Stephen Parker

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third baseman Stephen Parker hit a 2-run homer in the 8th inning to account for 2 of the River Cats’ 3 runs, outfielder Michael Taylor went 3 for 3, and Manny Ramirez left the game after singling in his first at bat. Starter Brad Peacock had some real control issues on Saturday, walking 5 batters and giving up 2 runs, 1 earned, and throwing 82 pitches before being lifted after 3 innings of work, but left-hander Sean Doolittle was sharp, striking out 4 of the 6 batters he faced in 2 innings of scoreless relief.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Tulsa Drillers              6

Midland RockHounds  2

(LP – Gray 1-4 / 4.19)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Home Run / 1 RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Anthony Aliotti, serving as the designated hitter for the day, had 2 of Midland’s 4 hits and put the RockHounds on the board with his 4th home run in the 6th inning. Outfielder Michael Choice tripled and scored the Hounds’ other run. Starter Sonny Gray took his 4th loss after after throwing 73 pitches in just 4 innings and allowing 2 runs.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

San Jose Giants  3

Stockton Ports    5

(WP – Treinen 5-4 / 4.41)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Dusty Robinson homered and drove in 2 runs for the Ports on Saturday, and starter Blake Treinen allowed 3 runs and struck out 4 over 6 innings to earn his 5th win for Stockton.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees                 1

Quad Cities River Bandits  2

(LP – Macias 2-5 / 5.77)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

(6 IP / 0 ER / 6 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Raul Alcantara rebounded from his last disastrous outing by throwing 6 shutout innings on Saturday, but right-hander Jose Macias allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, over 3 innings to take the loss.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 1:35pm PT

(Griffin vs. Carraway)

Tulsa @ Midland – 6:00pm CT

(Houston vs. Daley)

San Jose @ Stockton – 2:05pm PT

(Schumer vs. Murphy)

Burlington @ Quad Cities – 5:00pm CT

(Cole vs. Cornelius)

 

 

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Friday, June 1st: Moss Blasts Cats to Victory as Hounds Win and Ports & Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats outfielder Brandon Moss (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Fresno Grizzlies              7

Sacramento River Cats  10

(WP – Castro 3-5 / 6.93)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Brandon Moss

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Brandon Moss, serving as the designated hitter for the day, slugged a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 4th inning to give the River Cats the lead, which they never relinquished. Outfielder Grant Green contributed a solo shot in the 5th, and Manny Ramirez sat out his second straight game with a tight hamstring. Starter Bruce Billings left the game in the 1st inning before even registering an out with an apparent leg injury, left-hander Fabio Castro allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 4 innings to earn the win, and reliever Pedro Figueroa tossed 2 scoreless innings to run his scoreless innings streak with Sacramento this season to 14.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

NW Arkansas Naturals  4

Midland RockHounds     8

(WP – Smith 4-2 / 2.88)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Murphy Smith

(5 IP / 1 ER / 4 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Murphy Smith allowed just 1 run and struck out 4 over 5 innings to earn his 4th win. Outfielder Michael Choice doubled and drove in 3 runs, and infielder Leonardo Gil drove in 2 in the RockHounds’ win.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports           2

Inland Empire 66ers  3

(LP – Hoehn 0-1 / 3.09)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Josh Bowman

(7 IP / 2 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Josh Bowman allowed just 2 runs and struck out 3 over 7 innings, but right-hander Connor Hoehn gave up a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to take the loss. Catcher Beau Taylor collected 2 of the Ports’ 6 hits on the night.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Peoria Chiefs      8

Burlington Bees  6

(LP – Powers 3-4 / 6.69)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(2 for 3 / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Bobby Crocker drove in 3 runs, third baseman B.A. Vollmuth drove in 2, and outfielder Eliezer Mesa drove in 1, but it wasn’t enough for Burlingtonon Friday. Starter Brent Powers allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, to raise his ERA to 6.69 and take his 4th loss.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tacoma – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Tulsa @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

(Gardner vs. Gray)

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(Rogers vs. Treinen)

Burlington @ Quad Cities – 7:00pm CT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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Wednesday, May 30th: Banwart & Frankoff Dominate in Cats & Bees Wins as Barfield Blasts Game-Winning Homer for Hounds and Ports Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Burlington Bees pitcher Seth Frankoff (6 IP / 1 ER / 11 K / Win)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Fresno Grizzlies             1

Sacramento River Cats  3

(WP – Banwart 4-2 / 4.55)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Travis Banwart

(7 IP / 1 ER / 4 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Travis Banwart had his second consecutive strong outing, allowing just 1 run over 7 innings to earn his 4th win. The River Cats managed only 4 hits, 2 from second baseman Eric Sogard who also drove in 2 of the team’s 3 runs. Outfielder Grant Green doubled in the Cats’ other run. Yoenis Cespedes went 0 for 2 and Manny Ramirez went 0 for 4 in what could be the last game for both of them with Sacramento.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

NW Arkansas Naturals  6

Midland RockHounds     7

(WP – Smyth 1-1 / 6.27)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeremy Barfield

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: After coming back to tie the game 3 separate times, the RockHounds finally won the game in the bottom of the 11th inning thanks to a walk-off homer off the bat of outfielder Jeremy Barfield. Outfielder Michael Choice collected 4 hits, including his 4th homer, and designated hitter Michael Spina had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in 3 runs. Starter Daniel Straily had a shaky outing, allowing 5 runs over 6 innings of work, but the RockHounds’ bullpen did a good job of holding the line until Barfield’s big blast in the bottom of the 11th.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports           6

Inland Empire 66ers  7

(LP – R. Doolittle 0-2 / 1.23)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Max Stassi

(2 Doubles / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher Max Stassi doubled twice and drove in 3 runs, designated hitter A.J. Kirby-Jones collected 3 hits and tripled in 2 runs, and outfielder Josh Whitaker had 3 hits and singled in a run. Starter Jacob Brown allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings, and right-hander Ryan Doolittle allowed the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning, thanks to shortstop Yordy Cabrera’s 2nd error of the game, to take the loss.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Peoria Chiefs       1

Burlington Bees  10

(WP – Frankoff 1-3 / 3.72)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Frankoff

(6 IP / 1 ER / 11 K / Win)

 

Worth Noting: Right-hander Seth Frankoff, given his first chance to start this season, delivered an impressive effort, giving up just 1 run while walking none and striking out 11 over 6 innings to earn his 1st win. Right-hander Jonathan Joseph contributed 3 scoreless innings in relief to notch his 1st save. Infielder Chih Fang Pan hit a grand slam in Burlington’s 7-run 5th inning, and outfielder Aaron Shipman and second baseman Ryan Pineda drove in 2 runs apiece in the win.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Fresno @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Petit vs. TBD)

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

(Pimentel vs. TBD)

Stockton @ Inland Empire – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Correa)

Peoria @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(Concepcion vs. Granier)

 

 

Monday, May 28th: Miles Head Saves the Day for Ports as Hounds Win and Cats & Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports infielder Miles Head (3 for 5 / 2 Home Runs / 2 RBIs)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Reno Aces                    10

Sacramento River Cats  2

(LP – Castro 2-5 / 7.15)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Carter

(2 for 3 / Double / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Chris Carter went 2 for 3 and doubled in a run, and Manny Ramirez went 2 for 4 and singled in a run, but that would be the extent of the River Cats’ scoring on Monday night. Yoenis Cespedes went 1 for 3 in his first rehab appearance with Sacramento, and starter Fabio Castro allowed 5 runs in just 1 2/3 innings to take his 5th loss. The River Cats’ rotation will be getting a boost with the return of right-hander Graham Godfrey to the staff. Sacramento’s bullpen will be losing right-hander Neil Wagner, who was placed on waivers and claimed by San Diego, but will be gaining left-hander Sean Doolittle, who’s being promoted from Midland. The former first-round draft pick as a first baseman has struck out 40 batters in 21 1/3 innings between Midland and Stockton this season. The River Cats’ receiving corps will be fortified with the addition of catcher Anthony Recker, who’s headed down from Oakland with the return of Brandon Inge to the big club. And with Wagner’s removal from the 40-man roster, the River Cats can probably expect to lose Manny Ramirez from their lineup by Friday, when he’s likely to return to Oakland along with Cespedes.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds  2

Tulsa Drillers              1

(WP – Leon 1-0 / 5.06)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Gary Daley

(6 IP / 1 ER / 5 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Gary Daley had a solid outing, allowing just 1 run on 2 hits over 6 innings of work, but it took 10 innings for the RockHounds to push the winning run across the plate when infielder Leonardo Gil scored on a passed ball. Right-hander Arnold Leon picked up the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, and right-hander Jonathan Ortiz tossed a final scoreless frame to notch his 8th save.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports              9

High Desert Mavericks  8

(WP – Walz 3-4 / 3.93)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Miles Head

(3 for 5 / 2 Home Runs / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Infielder Miles Head saved the day for Stockton once again, blasting 2 home runs, including a tie-breaking homer for the Ports in the top of the 7th inning. The 21-year-old is now hitting .378 with 11 home runs and 37 RBIs on the season. Outfielder Josh Whitaker doubled and drove in 4 runs. Starter Blake Treinen had a rocky outing, allowing 8 runs, 4 earned, over 5 1/3 innings, but T.J. Walz came on to earn the win with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Clinton LumberKings  12

Burlington Bees           3

(LP – Alcantara 3-5 / 5.69)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Eliezer Mesa

(2 for 4 / Home Run / RBI)

 

Worth Noting: Outfieder Eliezer Mesaand first baseman Douglas Landaeta both had 2 hits, including a home run, but the Bees’ lineup couldn’t do much else on Monday. Pitcher Raul Alcantara, coming off 5 solid starts, had a disastrous outing for Burlington, allowing 10 runs on 12 hits over just 4 1/3 innings to earn his 5th loss.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Fresno @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Hacker vs. TBD)

Stockton @ High Desert – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Elias)

Clinton @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(Hidalgo vs. Cole)

 

 

Sunday, May 27th: Carter’s Slam Leads Cats to Victory as Bees Win and Hounds & Ports Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats first baseman Chris Carter (Grand Slam)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Reno Aces                     4

Sacramento River Cats  5

(WP – Peacock 6-2 / 4.91)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Carter

(Grand Slam)

 

 

Worth Noting: First Baseman Chris Carter blasted a grand slam in the 3rd inning to give the River Cats the lead, which they never relinquished. Starter Brad Peacock allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, and struck out 5 over 6 innings to earn his 6th win. Manny Ramirez went 0 for 3 and is now 6 for 28 in his 8 games with the River Cats.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds  4

Tulsa Drillers              7

(LP – Gray 1-3 / 4.17)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Spina

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Michael Spina hit a 3-run homer to account for 3 of the RockHounds’ 4 runs on Sunday, third baseman Josh Horton doubled in Midland’s only other run, and starter Sonny Gray allowed 2 runs over 5 innings to run his record to 1-3.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports              5

High Desert Mavericks  6

(LP – Souza 0-1 / 3.38)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones launched a 2-run game-tying homer in the 3rd inning, and starter Josh Bowman allowed 3 runs over 5 2/3 innings of work. The Ports took a 2-run lead into the 9th, but the Mavericks tied the game with 2 runs off reliever Zach Thornton in the bottom of the 9th and then won the game with a run off reliever Justin Souza in the 10th.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Clinton LumberKings  7

Burlington Bees         8

(WP – Macias 2-4 / 6.28)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Rashun Dixon

(Home Run / 1 RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Rashun Dixon, who was recently demoted from Stockton, clubbed the game-winning homer for Burlington in the bottom of the 8th inning on Sunday. Starter Brent Powers allowed 6 runs over 5 innings, but right-hander Jose Macias came on to earn the win with 3 solid innings in relief.

 

Monday’s Games:

Reno @ Sacramento – 1:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Midland @ Tulsa – 1:05pm CT

(Daley vs. Houston)

Stockton @ HighDesert – 3:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Hobson)

Clinton @ Burlington – 2:00pm CT

(Miller vs. Alcantara)

 

Monday’s Links:

A’s Farm’s Weekly Minor League Update on A’s Nation

Sacramento River Cats Complete Season Stats

Midland RockHounds Complete Season Stats

Stockton Ports Complete Season Stats

Burlington Bees Complete Season Stats

 

 

Saturday, May 26th: Billings & Inge Lead Cats to Victory as Ports & Bees Win, Hounds Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Bruce Billings (8 IP / 0 ER / 8 K / Win)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Reno Aces                       0

Sacramento River Cats  10

(WP – Billings 4-1 / 2.63)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

(8 IP / 0 ER / 8 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Bruce Billings had another impressive outing, allowing no walks and striking out 8 over 8 shutout innings to earn his 4th win. Third baseman Brandon Inge was clearly the offensive star of the game, going 5 for 5 with 2 doubles and 2 home runs and driving in 7 runs. Catcher Derek Norris hit his 7th home run, and Manny Ramirez went 1 for 5 and is now 6 for 25 in his 7 games with the River Cats.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds  2

Tulsa Drillers              7

(LP – Smith 3-2 / 2.98)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeremy Barfield

(2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Jeremy Barfield collected 2 of the RockHounds 3 hits, including his 5th home run, and drove in both of the team’s runs on Saturday. Starter Murphy Smith allowed 7 runs, 4 earned, over 6 innings to take the loss, and left-hander Sean Doolittle struck out 2 in 1 inning of scoreless relief.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Visalia Rawhide  2

Stockton Ports   3

(WP – Thornton 3-0 / 5.79)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Miles Head

(3 for 4 / Home Run / Triple / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third baseman Miles Head continued to wield the big stick for Stocktonon Saturday, blasting a game-winning walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Ports the victory. Outfielder Dusty Robinson doubled and drove in a run in the effort, and starter Ian Krol turned in a solid outing, allowing 2 runs and striking out 6 over 6 innings of work, but right-hander Zach Thorton picked up the win with 1 inning of scoreless relief.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Clinton LumberKings  6

Burlington Bees         8

(WP – Urlaub 3-2 / 3.60)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Bobby Crocker drove in the game-winning run for the Bees with a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 8th inning on Saturday. Infielders Wade Kirkland and B.A. Vollmuth both collected 2 hits and drove in 2 runs in the win. Starter Drew Granier allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 5 2/3 innings, but left-hander Jeff Urlaub earned the win with 1 1/3 innnings of scoreless relief.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Reno @ Sacramento – 6:05pm PT

(Enright vs. Peacock)

Midland @ Tulsa – 7:05pm CT

(Gray vs. Cabrera)

Stockton @ High Desert – 4:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Clinton @ Burlington – 2:00pm CT

(Shankin vs. Powers)

 

 

Friday, May 25th: Ports Win, Bees, Hounds & Cats Fall as Sacramento’s Bullpen Implodes

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports pitcher Jacob Brown (6 IP / 1H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Reno Aces                    13

Sacramento River Cats  3

(LP – Thompson 1-1 / 6.10)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Travis Banwart

(6 IP / 0 ER / 6 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Travis Banwart had a solid outing, allowing no earned runs over 6 innings of work, but the River Cats bullpen completely imploded on Friday night. Neil Wagner gave up 2 runs in 1 inning, Rich Thompson yielded 4 runs in 1 1/3 innings, and Trey Barham allowed 6 runs in 1 2/3 innings. Outfielder Brandon Moss hit his team-leading 11th home run in the 4th inning to give the River Cats the lead. Manny Ramirez went 1 for 4 and is now 5 for 20 in his 6 games with the Cats.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds      3

NW Arkansas Naturals  10

(LP – Haviland 2-4 / 5.79)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(3 for 4 / Home Run / Double)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Anthony Aliotti had 3 hits, including a homer and a double, to raise his average to .331. Outfielder Conner Crumbliss and infielders Josh Horton and Tyler Ladendorf collected 2 hits apiece, but starter Shawn Haviland allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, over 5 innings, and left-hander Carlos Hernandez allowed 4 runs in 2 innings of relief to help put the game out of reach for the RockHounds.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Visalia Rawhide  2

Stockton Ports   6

(WP – Brown 2-3 / 2.13)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jacob Brown

(6 IP / 1H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Left-hander Jacob Brown delivered an impressive outing, allowing only 2 baserunners over 6 shutout innings to earn the win. Third baseman Miles Head collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 4 runs. Outfielder Chad Oberacker and first baseman Tony Thompson contributed 2 hits apiece for the Ports.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees            3

Kane County Cougars  7

(LP – Frankoff 0-3 / 4.15)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chas Mye

(4 IP / 0 ER / 1 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: The Bees managed only 3 runs on just 6 hits on Friday to drop their 4th straight. First baseman Douglas Landaeta had 2 hits, including the Bees only extra base hit, a double. Starter Seth Frankoff allowed 7 runs over just 2 innings of work to earn the loss. Left-hander Chas Mye came on to throw 4 scoreless innings in relief, but the Bees couldn’t overcome the deficit.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Reno @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Kroenke vs.Billings)

Midland @ Tulsa – 7:05pm CT

(Smith vs. Gardner)

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Clinton @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(TBD vs. TBD)

 

 

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