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A look at the Oakland A's farm system.



Updated: 2012-04-15T17:16:37.716-07:00

 




2005-12-03T15:28:57.060-08:00

Site Update

Wow, it's hard to believe it's been so long since my last post. Towards the end of the last season I got really worn down by work. Long days and nights and trying to squeeze this in really took its toll on me. While I did have fun working on the site the past couple years, I am going to be shutting the site down within a month. Next season probably won't leave me with much more free time than last season did, and my personal life really can't handle the time the website will consume.

I'm not totally going away though, I will be doing a weekly minor league update on Athletics Nation next season, which will still allow me to be active in the community, but won't nearly take up as much time as this website did. I thank all of you for your support over the last few years, and hope to see you all at Athletics Nation in 2006.




2005-09-13T22:43:30.730-07:00

Farm Update - 09/13/05

I forgot to mention that Hiram Bocachica was called up to Oakland following Sacramento's game 5 loss. Midland is the only team remaining in the system right now...

Midland: Despite Mike Nannini getting tagged for 4 runs (3 earned) over 3 2/3, Midland won 8-7 and took a 2-0 lead in the Texas League Championship series. Shawn Kohn picked up the win after going 3 innings, allowing 1 run to score. Alex Santos gave up a run in the ninth, but got the save. Steve Stanley went 3-5 with a double and a triple. Jeremy Brown doubled and singled twice, driving in 3 runs. Kevin Melillo, Casey Myers, Dan Putnam and Francis Gomez each doubled.




2005-09-12T21:51:04.070-07:00

Farm Update - 09/12/05

Midland: Shane Komine threw a gem to start off the finals with a win. Over 7 innings he allowed just an unearned run on 5 hits, 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Marcus Gwyn tossed the last 2 perfect innings. Brian Stavisky doubled twice and singled, driving in 2 runs. Steve Stanley and Francis Gomez each doubled and singled, with Gomez notching 2 RBI. Kevin Melillo singled twice and walked from the top of the order.

Vancouver: Vancouver lost game 5 of the finals 8-3, which ended their season. Joe Piekarz tossed 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits and a walk. Jason Ray took the loss after surrendering 2 runs over 2 innings. Brad Kilby let the game get out of control after allowing 4 runs in 2/3 of an inning. Jeff Baisley doubled and singled, while Jose Garcia singled 3 times. Haas Pratt doubled, but an 4-run eighth inning slammed the door on the Canadians 2005 season.




2005-09-11T23:08:49.090-07:00

Farm Update - 09/11/05

This is a little old, but the AFL rosters have been selected. Shane Komine and Steve Bondurant are the only 2 pitchers going, while Kurt Suzuki, Daric Barton and Andre Ethier are the hitters headed to Arizona. A solid group of players should make for an interesting season.

Sacramento: Sacramento's bid to 3-peat the PCL has come to an end. Despite a bottom of the ninth, 2 out game tying home run, Sacramento lost 5-2 in 11 innings. Mike Ziegler had a fine start, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, a walk and 9 strikeouts. Jairo Garcia took the loss after giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on a hit, a walk and a HBP over 2/3 of an inning. Jermaine Clark smacked a 2-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Hiram Bocachica went 2-4 with a walk and a double. Andre Ethier singled 3 times, while Charles Thomas and Andrew Beattie each singled twice.

Vancouver: Vancouver couldn't wrap up their series, forcing a game 5. James Shull went 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Stephen Bryant tossed 3 perfect innings, striking out 5. Chad Boyd continues to play well, singling twice, while Tony Recker walked twice. The Canadians try for the championship again tomorrow night.




2005-09-10T23:19:55.310-07:00

Farm Update - 09/10/05

Sacramento: The River Cats dropped game 4 of the best=of-five, forcing a decisive game 5 tomorrow. Seth Etherton gave up 3 runs (2 earned) over 5 innings, walking 3 and striking out 4. Britt Reames went the next 3 innings, allowing no runs and striking out 4. Jairo Garcia faced 2 batters, walked the both, and one eventually scored. Chris Mabeus took the loss after giving up a run over 2 innings, walking 3 and striking out 3. Hiram Bocachica continues to play well, going 2-5 with a 2-run home run. Jermaine Clark and Jack Cust each had a couple hits as well. Andre Ethier and Charles Thomas each walked 3 times. If Sacramento wins tomorrow, they will play either Nashville or Oklahoma City, who are also going to game 5.

Midland: Midland stomped San Antonio to vault itself into the Texas League Championship Series. The RockHounds won 12-2 after scoring at least 2 runs in 5 of 8 innings. Mark Kiger singled 3 times and walked; Jeremy Brown doubled, singled and walked twice; and Jed Myers doubled, singled, walked and scored 3 runs. Daric Barton doubled and singled, while Francis Gomez singled 3 times. Matt Lynch started the game on the mound, tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Nick Mattioni went the next 2 1/3 scoreless, striking out 1. Jared Burton allowed the only 2 runs in his 1 inning of work. Shawn Kohn tossed the final 2 innings, allowing no runners to reach.

Vancouver: A dominant Michael Madsen start gave Vancouver a 2-1 series lead in the Northwest League Championship series. Over 7 1/3 innings, he allowed just a hit, a walk and struck out 9. Brad Davis went the final 1 2/3 scoreless, striking out 3. Chad Boyd went 2-3 with a walk and 2 runs scored from the top of the order. Jose Garcia also had a fine game, going 3-3 with 2 triples and a double. Justin Sellers, Steve Kleen, Isaac Omura and Haas Pratt each added a double.




2005-09-09T23:31:01.110-07:00

Farm Update - 09/09/05

Sacramento: The Cats couldn't complete their first round sweep, losing 7-4 tonight. Jack Cust went 3-4 with a home run and 2 RBI. Hiram Bocachica singled, walked and scored 2 runs. Mike Saipe took the loss after surrendering 4 runs over 5 1/3. Victor Moreno gave up a run over 1 inning, and Andy Shiblo 2 unearned over 2 1/3.

Midland: Midland couldn't finish off San Antonio tonight, leaving them with a game 5. Steve Bondurant took the loss after giving up 3 runs over 4 2/3. Kyle Crowell threw 3 innings of relief, allowing 1 run on a solo homer. Jason Perry walked a couple times, but nobody stood out on the offense. In fact, the offense managed just 5 singles in the loss.

Vancouver: Chad Boyd went 3-4 with a walk, but a Vancouver loss evened the best-of-five championship series at 1-1. Jeff Baisley singled a couple times, and Jose Garcia doubled. Jeff Gray allowed 5 runs (4 earned) over 3 innings for the loss. Ron Madej tossed 3 scoreless innings, allowing just 1 hit.




2005-09-07T23:01:42.456-07:00

Farm Update - 09/07/05

Sacramento: Game 1 goes to Sacramento. Bobby Smith went 3-4 with a walk and 2 runs scored. Jack Cust and Hiram Bocachica each doubled and singled, with each scoring 2 runs. Shawn Garrett walked 3 times, and Andre Ethier went 1-4 with a couple RBI. Adam Johnson got the win after giving up 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings. Britt Reames, Ron Flores and Jairo Garcia each tossed a scoreless inning of relief in the 7-3 win.

Midland: After putting up 5 runs in the first inning, Midland evened the series at 1-1. Kevin Melillo went 2-3 with a home run, a walk and 2 RBI. Daric Barton, Casey Myers and Dan Putnam each singled twice. Mike Nannini got the start and went 3 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned). Matt Lynch went 3 1/3 strong innings of relief, allowing just 1 runner to reach and striking out 3. Marcus Gwyn had a rare 4 strikeouts in 1 inning, and Alex Santos struck out 2 in his scoreless inning. Midland won 6-3.

Stockton: Brad Knox gave up 4 runs over 4 innings to take the loss in Stockton's opener. Elvis Avendano and Justin Crower each threw a scoreless inning, and Jeff Muessig threw 2 perfect innings, striking out 4. Richie Robnett doubled, and Vasili Spanos, Dustin Majewski and Lloyd Turner each singled. Those were the only 4 hits for the offense in the 4-2 loss.




2005-09-06T21:47:43.206-07:00

Farm Update - 09/06/05

Seasons are wrapping up and playoffs are starting. Sacramento and Stockton start their playoff runs tomorrow night. To beef up their rosters, Dan Putnam was moved to Midland, while Cliff Pennington, Travis Buck and Ryan Ford were moved up Stockton.

Midland: Shane Komine didn't pitch badly, but he did take the loss after giving up 3 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits and 3 walks. Shawn Kohn tossed 2 scoreless innings, and Nick Mattioni 1 scoreless. In his first AA game, Dan Putnam went 2-4 with a home run and 2 RBI from DH. Jeremy Brown went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Game 2 of the best-of-5 series is tomorrow night.




2005-09-05T22:28:40.756-07:00

Farm Update - 09/05

Sacramento: In Sacramento's last regular season game (playoffs start Wednesday), Seth Etherton allowed just an unearned run over 3 1/3 innings. Mike Ziegler got hit for 4 runs (3 earned) over 4 innings of relief. Hiram Bocachica and Shawn Garrett each doubled and singled in the loss. Jermaine Clark singled and walked twice. Sacramento lost 5-2.

Stockton: Luke Appert (12) and Ben Winslow (1) homered in Stockton's 6-5 loss. Lloyd Turner doubled and singled. John McCurdy singled twice, and Dan Putnam singled and walked. Scot Drucker gave up 2 runs over 4 innings. Justin Crowder and Derek Tharpe each allowed a run in relief, while Elvis Avendano gave up 1 run over 1 2/3 to take the loss.

Kane County: Trent Peterson gave up 2 runs (1 earned) over 6 innings, striking out 6. JR Pickens gave up 2 runs (1 earned) over 1 2/3 innings. Michael Mitchell threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings, walking 1 and striking out 1. David Castillo doubled and singled. Gregorio Petit, Tom Everidge and Nicolas Blasi each singled, the only other hits in the 5-0 loss.




2005-09-04T23:32:48.400-07:00

Farm Update - 09/04/05

Sacramento: Jermaine Clark went 3-4 with a home run (5) in Sacramento's 3-2 loss. Andrew Beattie and Bobby Smith each doubled. Mike Saipe took the loss after giving up 3 runs over 7 innings, striking out 7 and walking none. Andy Shibilo threw a scoreless inning of relief, striking out 2.

Midland: Kevin Melillo went 2-5 with a home run (7), a double and 4 RBI. Daric Barton also had a nice game, doubling twice and driving in a run. Brian Stavisky singled twice, tripled and walked. Jason Perry doubled and walked twice. Mark Kiger singled twice and walked from shortstop. Drew Dickinson, what are we going to do with you. 2/3 of an inning, 4 runs on 6 hits. Evan Fahrner tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out 2. Nick Mattioni gave up 2 runs (1 earned) over 2 1/3 for the win. Midland won 8-6.

Stockton: Chris Dunwell allowed 5 runs (4 earned) over 5 1/3 and took the loss. Brigmer Leon got lit up for 6 runs over 2 1/3 on 2 home runs. Dustin Majewski hit home run number 20, driving in 2 runs. Lloyd Turner also homered (6) and singled twice. Matt Allegra and Luke Appert each also singled twice. Stockton lost 11-6.

Kane County: Tom Everidge went 1-3 with his 14th home run, a walk and 2 RBI. Eddie Kim also homered, his 12th. Nicolas Blasi singled 3 times and walked, while Gregorio Petit singled twice. Ryan Ford improved his record to 14-7 after going 5 innings, allowing 4 runs (3 earned). Jared Trout went the last 4 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits. Kane County won 8-5.

Vancouver: Jeff Gray went 6 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits and no walks. Jose Corchado gave up 3 runs in an inning of relief. Jose Garcia (RF) doubled twice and drove in 2 runs. Steve Kleen (1B) singled 4 times and scored once. Wilber Perez (2B) and Tony Recker (C) each doubled and singled. Vancouver won 7-3.




2005-09-04T23:14:50.126-07:00

Farm Update - 09/03/05

Sacramento: Andre Ether, in his second game since being called up, went 2-4 with a double and a walk, driving in 1 run. Shawn Garrett had a nice night, singling 3 times, walking and stealing 3 bases (11,12,13). Ryan Glynn threw 5 scoreless innings to get his fifth win. Chris Mabeus tossed 2 scoreless innings, and Britt Reames and Jairo Garcia each 1 scoreless inning to complete the 2-0 shutout.

Midland: Brad Ziegler got rocked for 10 runs on 11 hits over just 3 innings. Kyle Crowell pitched the next 3 scoreless, and Shawn Kohn and also added a scoreless inning. Daric Barton continues to look like a stud, going 2-5 with a home run (5) and 2 RBI. He has OPS close to .900 in 207 AA ABs. Kevin Melillo also homered (6), a solo shot. Jason Perry and Casey Myers each chipped in a couple hits. Midland lost 11-5.

StocktonKeith Dunn allowed just an unearned run, striking out 9 over 7 innings to move his record to 11-4. Connor Robertson allowed a run over 1 inning, but struck out 3. Jared Burton struck out 2 in a scoreless inning and now has 67 Ks in 55 1/3 innings. Richie Robnett went 1-3 with a home run (20), a walk and 2 runs scored. Lloyd Turner tripled in a couple runs and Dustin Majewski singled twice. Stockton won 5-2.

Kane County: Travis Buck went 2-3 with a double and 2 walks, raising his OBP to .444. Cliff Pennington went 2-5 with his 24th stolen base in 30 attempts. Eddie Kim doubled, singled and drove in a run. Javier Herrera and Gregorio Petit each doubled as well. Myron Leslie added a homer, his 15th. Joe Scott allowed 4 runs over 5 1/3 in a no decision. Dan Fyvie went the next 3 2/3, allowing 1 run and picking up the win.

Vancouver: Joseph Newby allowed just a run over 6 innings to even his record at 5-5. Jason Ray tossed 2 perfect innings, striking out 6 hitters. He now has an amazing 53 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings against 23 walks. Tony Recker (C) hit his fourth home run, a solo shot. Justin Sellers (SS) went 2-5 with a double, and Wilber Perez 2-4 with a couple singles and a run scored. Vancouver won 5-1.




2005-09-04T23:14:34.246-07:00

Farm Update - 09/02/05

Sacramento: Mario Ramos got hit for 3 runs over 5 innings, lowering his record to 4-6. Victor Moreno surrendered 3 runs over 2 innings in relief. Ron Flores threw 1 scoreless, walking 2 and striking out 1. Shawn Garrett doubled and singled, driving in a run. Brant Colamarino doubled in the 6-1 loss.

Midland: Steve Bondurant pitched well, tossing 5 shutout innings, allowing just a hit, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Marcus Gwyn threw 2 perfect innings, but Matt Lynch allowed 2 runs over 2 innings to prevent the shutout. Jason Perry hit a 3-run homer (22) in the win. Brian Stavisky went 4-4 with 2 runs scored, and Casey Myers homered (7). Jeremy Brown doubled, and Midland won 6-2.

Stockton: Brad Knox allowed 6 runs (3 earned) over 3 innings in Stockton's 8-1 loss. Justin Crowder threw 3 scoreless innings of relief, and Connor Robertson 1 scoreless inning. Eddie Cornejo went 2-4 with a double, and Dan Putnam, Kurt Suzuki and Matt Allegra each added a double.

Kane County: Gregorio Petit went 3-4 with a double, raising his average to .286, and his OBP to .349. Tom Everidge knocked his 13th home run, a solo shot. Tony Evans gave up 4 runs over 7 innings in the loss. Jared Trout tossed 2 shutout innings in the 4-2 loss.

Vancouver: Joe Piekarz gave up just a run on 4 hits and no walks over 6 innings. Stephen Bryant threw 2 perfect innings in relief to pick up the win. Brad Kilby also threw a scoreless inning for the save. Steve Kleen (1B) went 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI. Those 2 RBI were enough in the 2-1 win.




2005-09-01T23:00:49.466-07:00

Farm Update - 09/01/05

Sacramento: And just like that, Hiram Bocachica is back. After missing nearly the entire season with a fractured wrist, Bocachica is back. In his debut game, he went 4-4 with 2 home runs (1,2), a double, a walk and 4 RBI, leading Sacramento to an 8-5 win. Shawn Garrett also homered (17) and doubled. Andrew Beattie chipped in with 2 singles, and Charles Thomas singled and walked twice. Adam Johnson got the win after giving up 3 runs over 7 innings, walking none and striking out 4. Britt Reames and the recently signed Andy Shiblo each gave up 1 run in 1 inning of relief.

Midland: Midland won 9-4 thanks to a 6-run fourth inning. Mark Kiger went 3-3 with a double, a walk and 2 RBI. Brian Stavisky walked a couple times, and Daric Barton singled and walked. Steve Jackson and Steve Stanley each doubled, and Andre Ethier tripled. Mike Nannini allowed 4 runs over 6 innings, picking up his eighth win. Evan Fahrner went 2 scoreless innings, and Nick Mattioni 1 scoreless.

Stockton: Kurt Suzuki remains sizzling, going 2-5 with a home run (12) and a double, driving in 2. He's homered in 4 of his last 5 games. Jed Morris and Dan Putnam each doubled twice. Putnam has a .388 OBP and a .480 SLG in nearly 500 ABs this season. Matt Allegra singled 3 times, and John McCurdy twice. Steven Sharpe threw 5 hitless innings, walking just 2 batters and striking out 7. Jeff Muessig went 3 scoreless, allowing a hit, no walks and 5 strikeouts. Marcus McBeth threw the final scoreless inning, completing the 10-0 1-hit shutout.

Kane County: Michael Rogers allowed 2 runs on 6 hits and a couple walks over 6 innings to get a loss. He struck out 7 hitters. Derek Tharpe and JR Pickens each threw a shutout inning of relief. Cliff Pennington singled and stole a base (23), while Javier Herrera and Ryan Ruiz each singled. Besides Luis Perez, who walked, nobody else reached base. The Cougars lost 2-0.

Vancouver: James Shull gave up 3 runs over 6 innings in his start. He did pitch well though, walking just 1 and striking out 8. Chad Boyd (LF) doubled and walked twice from the top of the order. Steve Kleen (1B) went 2-3 with his first home run and a walk. Andre Piper-Jordan (CF), just up from Arizona, went 0-2. Vancouver lost 4-2.





2005-09-01T15:12:03.893-07:00

Transaction Update

Juan Cruz, Matt Watson and the recently singed Alberto Castillo have been called up to Oakland as the 25-man roster expanded. To make room for Alberto Castillo on the 40-man roster, Erubiel Durazo was transferred to the 60-day DL.




2005-08-31T23:08:50.253-07:00

Farm Update - 08/31/05

Sacramento: Jack Cust went 2-4 with a home run (19) and a double. Matt Watson doubled 3 times and drove in a run. Andrew Beattie also doubled twice, and Mike Rouse once. Alberto Castillo, previously with the Royals and recently signed by the Athletics, got his first hit with Sacramento tonight, walked and scored twice. Jermaine Clark also homered (4) and tripled in the win. Mike Ziegler threw 6 shutout innings, walking none and striking out 5. Chris Mabeus gave up 2 runs in relief, and Ron Flores 1 run over 1 inning, striking out 3.

Midland: Good news from Midland as Shane Komine tossed 7 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Shawn Kohn and Kyle Crowell each threw a scoreless inning of relief. Kevin Melillo went 2-4 with a grand slam (5), a double and 5 runs driven in. Daric Barton doubled twice and Andre Ethier singled 3 times. Midland shutout Frisco 10-0.

Kane County: Trent Peterson picked up a win after throwing 6 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits. Dan Fyvie threw 2 scoreless innings of relief. Myron Leslie went 3-4 with a double, a walk and 2 RBI. Nicolas Blasi homered (4) and walked twice. Luis Perez, Travis Buck, Eddie Kim and Javier Herrera each singled twice in the 7-2 win.

Vancouver: Michael Madsen threw a brilliant game, going 7 innings, allowing just 1 run, 1 walk and fanning 10 hitters. He lowers his ERA to 1.68. Chad Boyd (LF) was the star on the other side, homering (1), doubling, singling and driving in 4 runs. Justin Sellers (SS) singled 3 times, and Tony Recker (C) and Michael Massero (CF) each twice. Boyd and Sellers each also stole a base. Vancouver won 5-1.

Arizona: Jared Lansford threw 4 scoreless innings, giving up 4 hits a walk and 3 strikeouts. in 17 1/3 innings he has 17 strikeouts and 4 walks to go with his 1.56 ERA. Alex Valdez (3B) singled twice in the loss. Ben Ingold (1B) tripled, while Julio Rivera (C) and Frank Hernandez (SS) each doubled. Hiram Bocachica started in right field and went 0-4. The Athletics lost 9-5.




2005-08-30T22:52:25.520-07:00

Farm Update - 08/30/05

Freddie Bynum made his major league debut tonight, after the Athletics optioned Ron Flores down and Bynum up. Bynum pinch-ran and played in left field, but had no ABs.

Sacramento: Mike Saipe went 6 1/3 innings in his start, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and a walk. Victor Moreno got rocked in relief, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits in just 1 1/3. The offense managed just 4 hits, Matt Watson with 2 of them. Charles Thomas walked twice and scored the only Sacramento run in the 7-1 loss.

Midland: Drew Dickinson... wait for it... got hit hard once again. In 4 2/3 he gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. Marcus Gwyn threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. Just like Sacramento, Midland had just 4 hits. Jason Perry and Andre Ethier, each named to the Texas League end of season All-Star Team each had a single. Midland lost 4-0.

Stockton: Chris Dunwell got a win tonight, despite allowing 5 runs over 5 innings on 9 hits, including 2 home runs. Marcus McBeth, who was bouncing around between Arizona and KC, threw 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Connor Robertson, who has been bouncing around between Stockton and Sacramento, threw a scoreless ninth for the save. Kurt Suzuki went 2-4 with a homer (11) and a double, driving in 3. John McCurdy singled 3 times and drove in a run. Eddie Cornejo and Jed Morris each singled twice. Stockton won 7-6.

Kane County: Cliff Pennington did what a good lead-off man should, walking 4 times, singling once and scoring 3 runs. Tom Everidge homered (12), singled and drove in 5 runs. Travis Buck went 3-5 with a double and an RBI, and Luis Perez doubled, singled and scored 3 runs. Ryan Ford allowed just a run over 8 innings on 10 hits. Jared Trout threw an inning of relief. The Cougars won 8-1.

Vancouver: Jeff Gray allowed a couple runs over 4 innings in a no decision. Stephen Bryant went 3 innings of relief, giving up no runs and striking out 5 for the win. Brad Kilby threw 1 inning of relief, giving up 1 run and striking out 2. Jeff Baisley (3B) went 1-2 with a home run (6) and a walk. Tony Recker (C) also homered (3) and drove in 2 runs. Chad Boyd (LF) doubled, singled and walked from the lead-off spot, and Haas Pratt (1B) singled twice. The Canadians won 4-3.




2005-08-29T22:59:57.823-07:00

Farm Update - 08/29/05

Sacramento: Brant Colamarino went 3-4 with a 2-run home run (11), a double and 3 RBI. Bobby Smith singled 4 times, and Shawn Garrett doubled and drove in 2. Ryan Glynn gave up 2 runs (1 earned) over 2 innings in his start. Connor Robertson threw a scoreless inning, striking out 1 and walking 1. Alex Santos, Britt Reames and Jairo Garcia each threw a perfect inning, with Reames getting the win and Garcia the save.

Midland: Jeremy Brown hit a first inning 2-run homer (20) against a rehabbing Brandon Backe. Brown also doubled, drove in 3 and scored 2 runs. Brian Stavisky singled twice, and Daric Barton walked twice. Brad Ziegler threw a gem, giving up just a run on 5 hits and striking out 8 over 7 innings. Midland won 6-5.

Stockton: Kurt Suzuki homered (10) and drove in 3 runs in Stockton's 7-6 win. Dan Putnam singled 3 times, drove in 3 and stole his first base of the year. Dustin Majewski walked twice and stole a base (11). Keith Dunn got the win, despite allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and 2 home runs over 5 2/3 innings. Jared Burton threw the last 1 1/3 innings, walking 1 and striking out 4.

Kane County: Gregorio Petit and Travis Buck each doubled in Kane County's 10-5 loss. Jose Pineda and David Castillo each walked twice. Joe Scott took the loss after giving up 10 runs (5 earned) over 5 2/3 innings. Shawn Martinez struck out 3 and allowed no runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief.

Vancouver: Brian Sellers, Haas Pratt and Tony Recker each doubled in Vancouver's 3-2 loss. Joseph Newby allowed 3 runs (2 earned) over 6 innings to take the loss.

Arizona (08/28): Alex Valdez (3B) homered (4), doubled and drove in 4 runs for Vancouver. Hiram Bocachica, in a rehab start, doubled, struck out and scored a run. Andre Piper-Jordan (CF) singled, doubled and drove in 2 runs. Scott Deal gave up 5 runs over 4 2/3 innings, walking 2 and striking out 5. Kevin Bunch got a win after giving up a run over 2 2/3 innings. Keith Eusabio threw 1 2/3 innings of relief, surrendering 1 run. The Athletics won 12-7.




2005-08-29T10:29:28.136-07:00

Farm Update - 08/28/05

Sacramento: Juan Cruz threw a brilliant game, going 7 scoreless innings, giving up just 4 hits, a walk and striking out 3. Chris Mabeus went the last 2 scoreless innings, striking out 4. Matt Watson doubled twice and singled from the DH spot. Shawn Garrett went 3-4 with a home run (16) and 3 RBI. Jack Cust singled twice and Bobby Smith doubled. Sacramento won 5-0.

Midland: Steve Bondurant gave up 4 runs over 5 innings, striking out 9 and walking 3 to lower his record to 11-9. Shawn Kohn tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief, striking out 1. Daric Barton went 2-4 and Jeremy Brown 2-3 with a double. In a related note, Andre Ethier was named the Texas League Player of the year, but he went 0-4 tonight.

Stockton: It isn't often you give up 10 runs in the bottom of the 9th and still win, but Stockton did in a 14-12 win. Oddly enough, the game started with Brad Knox giving up just a run over 6 2/3 on 6 hits, a walk and 4 strikeouts. Brad Sullivan relieved him and gave up 7 runs (6 earned) in 1 1/3, and Brigmer Leon 4 earned over 2/3 of an inning. John McCurdy doubled 3 times, singled and scored 3 runs. Jed Morris homered twice (13, 14), walked and drove in 3 runs. Dan Putnam went 3-4 with a homer (14), a double and a walk. Matt Allegra (9) and Kurt Suzuki (9) each homered as well. Amidst all the scoring, Lloyd Turner went 0-6 and Vasili Spanos 0-5.

Kane County: Myron Leslie went 1-2 with a home run (14), 2 walks and 4 runs scored. Jose Pineda (6) and Raul Padron (6) each also homered. Travis Buck doubled and singled, and Cliff Pennington singled and walked twice. Tony Evans got the win after giving up 3 runs on 3 home runs over 5 1/3. Dan Fyvie pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief, allowing no runners and striking out 1.

Vancouver: Wilber Perez (2B) homered (2) and drove in 2 runs for the C's in a 5-3 win. Haas Pratt (1B) singled twice, and Chad Boyd (LF) doubled and singled. Trey Shields gave up 3 runs over 6 innings, walking 2 and striking out 3. John Herrera threw 1 scoreless inning, and Brad Davis 2 scoreless.




2005-08-28T22:59:51.566-07:00

Farm Update - 08/27/05 Not sure why, but many of the box scores aren't in yet. I'll update then when they come up. Update: Sunday evening, boxes for Saturday finally up. Sacramento: Matt Watson went 2-4 with his 17th home run and an double in Sacramento's 3-2 win. John Baker doubled and singled, raise his average to .237. Andrew Beattie and Jack Cust each walked twice. Adam Johnson had his first good start with Sacramento, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits and 1 walk over 7 innings. Victor Moreno threw a scoreless inning for the win, and Jairo Garcia a scoreless inning, allowing 2 hits. Midland: Jeremy Brown hit his 19th home run of the year, a 3-run shot. With Baker playing the way he has in Sacramento, Brown may have passed him on the depth charts. Andre Ethier singled twice, as did Steve Stanley. Daric Barton singled and walked, moving his AA OBP to .420 (175 ABs). Mike Nannini got pounded for 8 runs over 4 innings, lowering his record to 7-1. Midland lost 11-4. Stockton: Ben Fritz threw 4 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits, striking out 1 in his start for Stockton. Elvis Acevedo went the next 3 innings, giving up a run. Justin Crowder took the loss after surrendering a run on a hit and 3 walks over 2 innings. Dustin Majewski doubled and singled twice in the loss. Richie Robnett singled, doubled and walked, and Jed Morris doubled and walked 3 times. Stockton lost 6-5 in 10. Kane County (Game 1): 2 homers by Myron Leslie (12, 13) couldn't prevent a 4-3 KC loss. The only other Cougar hits were singles by Eddie Kim and Ryan Ruiz. Michael Rogers gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks over 5 2/3, but got a no decision. He struck out 7 hitters. Kane County (game 2): Luis Perez hit 2 solo home runs (9,10) in a 8-5 win. Eddie Kim also homered (11). Travis Buck doubled, singled twice and walked. In 81 ABs, the rightfielder has tore up the league to the tune of .346/.442/.481. Cliff Pennington singled twice, drove in 2 runs and stole his 22nd base. Gregorio Petit remained hot by going 2-4 with a triple and a walk. Ryan Webb gave up 4 runs over 4 1/3, surrendering 7 hits, including 2 home runs. JR Pickens got the win after giving up a run over 2 2/3. Vancouver: James Shull had an excelled start, throwing 6 scoreless innings, allowing just 2 hits, a walk and striking out 9. He has a tremendous 66 strikeouts against 8 walks and just 1 home run in 61 innings. Danielin Avendano threw the next 3 scoreless innings, striking out 4. Jose Corchado ended up with the loss after giving up a run in 2 1/3. Haas Pratt (1B) doubled and drove in 2 runs, while Justin Sellers (SS) singled and walked 3 times. Jeff Baisley (3B) and Tony Recker (C) each doubled. Vancouver lost 3-2 in 14. Arizona: JR Franco JR got hit for 3 runs over 2 2/3 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 walks. The loss moved his record to 5-6. Ben Ingold (1B) singled twice, while Gustavo Rosendo (C) and Sam Hernandez (2B) each doubled. Alex Valdez (3B) tripled in the 7-3 loss.[...]




2005-08-27T00:16:15.900-07:00

Farm Update - 08/26/05

Sacramento: Mike Ziegler got tagged for 10 runs (6 earned) on 13 hits over 6 innings. Alex Santos, up from Midland, threw 2 perfect innings of relief. Freddie Bynum singled twice and Shawn Garret doubled, but the offense was otherwise stagnant. Sacramento lost 10-0

Midland: Shane Komine got the start in Midland, but allowed 4 runs over 6 2/3. The good news is that he struck out 10 and walked none. The Midland offense, much like Sacramento, was dead. No player had more than 1 hit, and Steve Stanley was the only hitter to reach base twice, on a single and a walk. Midland got shutout 5-0.

Stockton: Scot Drucker lowered his record to 9-4 after getting hit for 5 runs over 6 innings. Vasili Spanos doubled, singled and walked. Dustin Majewski, Dan Putnam and Lloyd Turner each doubled. Stockton also lost, 5-7.

Kane County: Gregorio Petit had a banner day, going 4-4 with 2 home runs (8,9), a double and 3 RBI. Travis Buck doubled, singled and walked, while Ryan Ruiz walked twice and singled. Ryan Ford pitched the first inning of the game, giving up 1 run on 1 hit. Trent Peterson threw the next 6 scoreless, striking out 4. Derek Tharpe ended up with the loss after giving up a run in 2/3 of an inning. The Cougars lost 4-3 in 10 innings.

Vancouver: The Canadians prevented the A's farm teams from being swept today, posting a 5-4 win. Michael Madsen allowed 3 runs (1 earned) over 5 innings, striking out 6. Brad Kilby and Stephen Bryant each threw 2 scoreless innings of relief. Ty Bubelo (C) hit a solo home run (4), his only hit of the day. Tom Calahan (C) doubled, but no other hitter had 2 hits or an XBH.




2005-08-26T20:46:06.216-07:00

Farm Update - 08/25/05

Sacramento: Mike Saipe gave up just 1 run on 9 hits and a walk over 5 innings to pick up a win. Britt Reames pitched well in relief, going 2 2/3 perfect innings, striking out 3. Jairo Garcia pitched the final 1 1/3 for the save, walking 1 and striking out 2. Andrew Beattie homered (8), doubled and singled to lead the offense. Jack Cust and Tom Gregorio also doubled. Sacramento won 4-1.

Midland: I hate to keep picking on Drew Dickinson, but he keeps getting lit up. Over 4 2/3 he gave up 5 runs (4 earned) to move his record to 6-9. Brian Stavisky doubled, singled, walked and drove in 2. Steve Stanley also doubled and singled, scoring 2 runs. Midland fell 6-5.

Vancouver: Ezekiel Parraz (SS) went 2-2 with 2 doubles, a walk and 3 RBI. Hass Pratt (1B) and Jeff Basiley (3B) each singled twice, with Pratt scoring twice. Jose Garcia (RF) doubled and walked. Jeff Gray gave up 5 runs (3 earned) over 2 innings, but got a no decision. Joe Piekarz went the next 5 and gave up just 1 run. Jason Ray took the loss after giving up a run over 1 2/3, walking 3 and striking out 3.

Arizona: Jared Lansford threw 4 1/3 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits, a walk and 3 strikeouts. Victor Morales (LF) and Wes Long (3B) each singled twice, and Michael Klug (2B) walked 3 times and scored a run. The Athletics lost 7-4.




2005-08-26T20:46:32.066-07:00

Farm Update - 08/24/05

Sacramento: Mario Ramos got touched for 4 runs on 11 hits and 2 walks over 4 1/3 innings. Connor Robertson, back up from Stockton, went 2 innings and allowed a run on a hit, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Chris Mabeus pitched the last 1 2/3 scoreless. Mike Rouse singled twice, and Jack Cust and John Baker doubled. Sacramento lost 5-0.

Midland: Brad Ziegler threw 5 innings and allowed just 1 run, striking out 3. Marcus Gwyn and Alex Santos each threw a scoreless inning, and Shawn Kohn threw 2 scoreless. Kevin Melillo doubled twice and drove in 2 runs. Steve Stanley singled and walked from the lead-off slot. Midland won 3-1.

Stockton: Chris Dunwell moved his record to 8-4 after giving up just a run on 6 1/3, striking out 8. Brad Sullivan threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and striking out 1. Elvis Avendano went 1 perfect inning, striking out 2. Luke Appert went 3-3 with a home run (11), a walk and 4 runs scored. Eddie Cornejo singled 3 times and scored twice. Jed Morris and Dan Putnam each drove in 2 runs, and Richie Robnett went 0-4 with 4 strikeouts. Stockton won 7-1.

Vancouver: Haas Pratt (1B) went 2-4 with his sixth home run of the season and 2 runs scored. Jose Garcia (RF) singled 3 times and Ty Bubelo (DH) doubled and singled. Joseph Newby tossed 6 scoreless innings, striking out 5. Danielin Acevedo got the loss after giving up 2 runs (1 earned) in 1/3 of an inning. Vancouver lost 3-2.

Arizona (08/23): Scott Deal went 3 innings and allowed just 1 uneared run. Steven Sharpe went 3 scoreless innings, striking out 4 and picking up his fifth win against no losses. Andre Piper-Jordan (CF) doubled, walked twice and stole a base (19). Wes Long (3B) and Victor Morales (LF) each singled twice. The Athletics won 3-2.




2005-08-23T23:25:26.146-07:00

Farm Update - 08/23/05

Sacramento: Juan Cruz went just 4 innings tonight, but didn't allow a hit, walked 3 and struck out 4. Victor Moreno picked up the win after throwing 3 innings, giving up 2 runs. Britt Reames threw 2 scoreless innings of relief. Brant Colamarino went 2-5 with a triple and 2 RBI. Mike Rouse also singled and tripled, scoring a run. Shawn Garrett and Jack Cust each had 2 hits. Andrew Beattie and Matt Watson each walked twice, with Watson singling.

Midland: Jeremy Brown went 2-5 with a home run (18) and 2 RBI. Steve Jackson went 2-2 with a triple and 2 walks. Brian Stavisky, Steve Stanley and Francis Gomez each had 2 hits. Stavisky's OBP is up to .395. Steve Bondurant picked up his 11th win after giving up 5 runs over 7 innings. Evan Fahrner threw 2 innings, giving up just a run and struck out 2.

Stockton: Vasili Spanos, recently down from Midland, went 3-4 with a run scored. Dan Putnam went 2-4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Keith Dunn had a good start, throwing 5 2/3 innings, giving up just a run. Brigmer Leon took the loss after getting tagged for 5 runs on 10 runs over 2 1/3. The Ports lost 6-3.

Vancouver: Jose Garcia (RF) doubled and singled twice for the offense. Michael Massero (CF) singled twice and drove in 1, while Haas Pratt (1B) singled twice. Trey Sheilds gave up 3 runs over 7 innings, striking out 6 and walking 1. Jose Corchado gave up a run over 2 innings of relief. Vancouver lost 4-2.




2005-08-23T22:43:25.740-07:00

Farm Update - 08/22/05

Sacramento: Adam Johnson got lit up again in his second start, giving up 6 runs (5 earned) on 9 hits and a walk. Chris Mabeus pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win, allowing no runs and striking out 2. Jairo Garcia pitched a scoreless tenth for the safe. Jermaine Clark doubled twice and singled, scoring 3 runs. Matt Watson singled twice and walked twice en route to 2 RBI. Charles Thomas and Tom Gregorio each doubled and singled. Sacramento won 10-9 in 10 innings.

Stockton: Justin Crowder, in his first start this season, went 5 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits, a walk and 6 strikeouts. Jeff Muessig pitched 3 scoreless innings and Jared Burton 1 to complete the shutout. The only run scored by Stockton was a fifth inning solo home run by Lloyd Turner (5).

Kane County: Joe Scott pitched 7 hitless innings, walking 3 and striking out 5. He ended up with the win, moving his record to 5-1 and ERA to 4.02. Trent Peterson pitched the last 2 scoreless, allowing 2 hits for the shutout. Ryan Ruiz went 2-3 with a walk and a 2-run homer (11). Nicolas Blasi doubled and singled, scoring 3 runs. Cliff Pennington and David Castillo each also doubled and singled in the 8-0 win.

Vancouver: James Shull threw 6 scoreless innings, giving up just 2 hits, a walk and striking out 7. Shull now has 57 Ks and just 7 BBs and a HR in 55 innings. Brad Davis and Jason Ray each threw a scoreless inning of relief. Ty Bubelo (DH) drove in 3 of the C's 5 runs on a 3-run home run (3). Tony Recker (C) doubled twice and scored a run.

Arizona: Wes Long (3B) went 2-3 with a home run (1), 3 walks and 3 runs scored to lead the offense. Andre Piper-Jordan (CF) also homered (1). Ben Ingold (1B) doubled, singled and walked twice. Victor Morales (RF) singled and walked twice. Gustavo Rosendo singled 4 times and drove in 2. TJ Franco Jr. went 5 innings and allowed just a run on 6 hits and 3 walks to get the win. Marcus McBeth threw a scoreless inning. The Athletics scored 15 runs on 15 hits, so you may want to check out the rest of the action in the box score.




2005-08-22T14:44:01.040-07:00

Farm Update - 08/21/05

Sacramento: Mike Ziegler went 7 innings, allowing just 2 runs on 7 hits and 8 strikeouts. Britt Reames pitched the next 1 1/3 innings, and took the loss after giving up a run on 3 hits and a walk. Shawn Garrett had 3 hits and Jermaine Clark tripled and singled. Sacramento lost 3-2.

Midland: Mike Nannini improved his record to 7-0 after giving up 5 runs over 6 innings. Brian Stavisky went 2-4 with a home run, a double, a walk and 3 RBI. Jason Perry doubled twice, tripled and drove in a run. Jeremy Brown, Steve Stanley and Andre Ethier each added a double. Midland won 10-6.

Stockton: Brad Knox gave up 2 runs over 6 innings, striking out 6, but got a no decision. After throwing 2 scoreless innings, Connor Robertson picked up his seventh win. Richie Robnett hit his 19th home run of the season, walked and drove in 3. Jed Morris also homered (12). Morris has a .299/.369/.550 line after 231 ABs. Matt Allegra and Lloyd Turner each added a double and a single in the 6-2 win.

Kane County: Jose Pineda homered (5) and drove in 3 runs despite the Cougars' 9-7 loss. Travis Buck and Cliff Pennington each had 2 hits, and Luis Perez singled and walked 3 times. Tony Evans got ripped for 7 runs (6 earned) over 5 2/3 innings. Derek Tharpe ended up with the loss after giving up 2 unearned runs over 2 2/3.

Vancouver: Jeff Gray pitched 3 perfect innings, striking out 3 to start off Vancouver's game. Michael Madsen went the next 5 innings and allowed 3 runs to take the loss. Steve Kleen (1B) singled and walked, while Tom Callahan (C) and Tony Recker (C) each doubled.

Arizona (08/20): Jared Lansford pitched 4 innings in his start, giving up a run on 4 hits, no walks and 4 strikeouts. Francisco Pena got the win after throwing 3 innings, allowing 1 run. Jose Lugo and Josh Kay each pitched a scoreless inning. Andre Piper-Jordan (CF) doubled, tripled and scored 2 runs for the offense. Alex Valdez (3B) doubled twice and scored a run. Wes Long (3B) singled twice in the 3-2 win.