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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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Sunday, July 6th: Cats Crush Reno in Drew Granier’s Debut as Josh Lindblom Hits DL and Dillon Overton K’s 8 in Arizona

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Josh Whitaker (2 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Josh Whitaker (2 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  14

Reno Aces                            7

WP – Humber 4-4 / 3.65

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Whitaker

(2 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

With RHP Josh Lindblom placed on the disabled list, RHP Drew Granier was called up from Midland to make the start for Sacramento on Sunday night. Granier allowed 7 runs on 12 hits over 4 innings of work but, with the River Cats scoring 9 runs over the first 3 innings and a total of 14 runs on the night, it really didn’t matter. Right fielder Josh Whitaker, who just arrived from Midland a little over a week ago, singled, doubled, walked, drove in 3 runs and scored twice, while center fielder Shane Peterson singled, doubled and also drove in 3, and shortstop Andy Parrino singled, doubled, walked and drove in a pair. RHPs Philip Humber, Fernando Rodriguez and Jeremy McBryde combined on 5 scoreless innings of relief for the River Cats, with Humber picking up his 4th win. Meanwhile, Granier was expected to return to the RockHounds rotation later in the week. And in other news, former River Cats Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss, Derek Norris and Sean Doolittle were all named to the American League All-Star team.

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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 14th: Dan Straily Pitches Sacramento to Victory while Midland Falls, Stockton, Beloit & Vermont All Win and Michael Taylor Is Traded

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Dan Straily (7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 9 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Dan Straily (7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 9 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Iowa Cubs                           4

Sacramento River Cats  9

WP – Straily 4-1 / 3.55

HR – Freiman (11), Ladendorf (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dan Straily

(7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 9 K / Win)

RHP Dan Straily turned in an impressive start for Sacramento on Saturday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 9 over 7 innings to earn his 4th win for the River Cats. First baseman Nate Freiman had another big night at the plate, hitting his 11th home run and his 19th double and driving in 2 runs, while shortstop Tyler Ladendorf homered and had a pair of doubles. Left fielder Colin Walsh and third baseman Jose Martinez each drove in a pair of runs, and second baseman Wade Kirkland went 0 for 4 with a stolen base in his debut for Sacramento. In other news, the River Cats’ all-time hit-leader, outfielder Michael Taylor, was traded to the White Sox in exchange for RHP Jake Sanchez. This year for Class-A Kannapolis, Sanchez has posted an ERA of 2.80 and struck out 66 batters in 61 innings of work. And word has it that RHP Zach Neal is set to be promoted from Midland to Sacramento to take Michael Taylor’s place on the River Cats roster.

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Sunday, June 1st: Ports Win in Murphy’s Return while Cats, Hounds & Snappers All Fall on Sunday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Sean Murphy (4 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports RHP Sean Murphy (4 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts       0

Stockton Ports  3

WP – Joseph 1-3 / 5.64

HR – Healy (6)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

(4 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

RHP Sean Murphy, who was activated from the disabled list and sent from Sacramento to Stockton this week, made his first start for the Ports on Sunday. Murphy looked impressive in limited action in his return to the mound, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 6 while throwing 58 pitches over 4 innings of work, and he left the game with a 1-run lead. RHP Jonathan Joseph tossed 2 scoreless innings to pick up his 1st win, while RHP Josh Bowman threw a scoreless 7th, 8th and 9th to earn his 1st save. First baseman Ryon Healy hit his 6th home run in the 2nd inning, which was all the Ports would need, but they added two more runs in the 7th thanks to RBI-singles from outfielders Dusty Robinson and Bobby Crocker, both of whom also stole a base. Meanwhile, Ports catcher Ryan Lipkin was reassigned to Sacramento, while catcher Ryan Gorton returned to Stockton from extended spring training in Arizona.

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Tuesday, May 20th: Healy Helps Ports Win while Cats & Snappers Come Up Short

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Ryon Healy (2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports DH Ryon Healy (2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   5

San Jose Giants   3

WP – Barfield 3-0 / 4.94

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Ryon Healy

(2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

Designated hitter Ryon Healy had 2 doubles and drove in the first and last runs for the Ports on Tuesday night. After getting off to a slow start this season, Healy is hitting .382 over his last 8 games. Second baseman Chad Pinder singled, doubled and scored a run, while outfielder Dusty Robinson doubled and drove in a pair for the Ports. Starter Hunter Adkins allowed 2 runs over 5 innings of work, while LHP Jeremy Barfield gave up 1 run in 3 innings of relief to pick up his 3rd win, and RHP Austin House got the final 3 outs for his 5th save.

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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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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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Saturday, August 31st: Snappers Win Behind Olson’s Big Bat while Cats, Hounds & Ports All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers First Baseman Matt Olson (Home Run / 3 RBIs / GWRBI)

Beloit Snappers First Baseman Matt Olson (Home Run / 3 RBIs / GWRBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  0

Tacoma Rainiers               4

LP – Billings 13-8 / 4.31

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

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

 

Starter Bruce Billings had a solid outing for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, over 5 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss on Saturday. Outfielder Michael Choice had 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, while catcher Derek Norris went 1 for 4 in his first rehab appearance for the River Cats, and shortstop Addison Russell, serving as the designated hitter for the night, went 0 for 3 in his debut for Sacramento. Meanwhile, Susan Slusser reported on Saturday night that the A’s will add infielders Jemile Weeks and Andy Parrino along with LHP Pedro Figueroa to the major league roster when rosters expand on Sunday. She’s also expecting that the A’s will add LHP Tommy Milone and RHP Evan Scribner on Tuesday, and that outfielder Michael Choice is likely to join the major league roster as well.

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Wednesday, August 14th: Ports Win while Cats, Hounds & Snappers All Fall on Wednesday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Carlos Hernandez (6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 3 K)

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Carlos Hernandez (6IP / 6H / 2ER / 1BB / 3K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  1

Iowa Cubs                          2

LP – Hernandez 0-1 / 3.00

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Carlos Hernandez

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

 

LHP Carlos Hernandez had a strong outing on Wednesday, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits over 6 innings in his first start for Sacramento since being promoted from Midland, but he still ended up taking the loss. Outfielder Michael Taylor tripled, second baseman Hiro Nakajima doubled, shortstop Andy Parrino had a pair of singles, and third baseman Daric Barton drove in the River Cats’ only run of the game.

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