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A’s minor league recap: Weeks hits grand slam as Ports end losing streak

Here’s a brief look at what happened down on the farm Thursday for the A’s affiliates:

SACRAMENTO (Triple-A)

RiverCats 3, Tacoma (Mariners) 2: Story l Boxscore

Dana Eveland is now 4-0 for the RiverCats as the lefty went six innings and allowed just one earned run. Eveland gave up three hits, three walks and struck out five.

Ryan Webb (fourth round, ‘04) got his first save.

Gregorio Petit had a two-run home run, his third homer of the season.

Travis Buck went 1-for-3 and is hitting .364 through four games while on rehab assignment.

MIDLAND (Double-A)

Corpus Christi 4 (Astros), RockHounds 3: Story l Boxscore

First baseman Chris Carter blasted his ninth homer of the season and second baseman
Alex Valdez also homered, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a RockHounds loss.

Jared Lansford gave up two runs in the eighth and was tagged with the loss. Corpus Christi catcher Jason Castro, the ex-Castro Valley High and Stanford star, scored the game-winning run.

STOCKTON (High Single-A)

Ports 5, Visalia (Diamondbacks) 4: Story l Boxscore

Jemile Weeks hit his first professional grand slam and Tyson Ross picked up his first pro win as the Ports ended their eight-game losing streak.

Weeks, whose grand slam highlighted a five-run third inning, now has four homers and 14 RBI in 14 games. He has a .464 on-base percentage and his OPS sits at 1.067.

Ross, who lasted five innings and allowed three runs, wound up tying his career-high with seven strikeouts.

KANE COUNTY (Low Single-A)

Cougars 2, Wisconsin (Brewers) 1: Story l Boxscore

Pedro Figueroa continued his solid pitching as he improved to 6-2 by throwing six strong innings. He allowed just one unearned run and has permitted just two earned runs in his last 24 innings, covering four starts.

Closer Mickey Storey notched his seventh save and lowered his ERA to 0.63. The 23-year-old righty has allowed just five hits in 14 1/3 innings and has 19 strikeouts.

Jon Becker

  • Bob

    Looks like Bean assembled a fine group of minor league players who he tries to con A’s fans into believing that they are real major leaguers when he uses them on the A’s major league roster.

  • Bob

    Geren is a LOSER. he manages exactly like the losing manager he is. always takes out the wrong pitcher and the wrong time, and always replacing him with the wrong pitcher. his record since macha left is PROOF POSITIVE that he is one of the worst managers ever in major league history.

    then just watch a’s games for something else- watch how many a’s get thrown out on the besepaths and/or how many should have taken another base but didn’t try to? this is a poorly coached team.

    what outman said i am sure all those young pitchers are thionking now as well about this DUFUS geren who is NOT a big league manager.

  • Bob

    “watch how many a’s get thrown out on the besepaths”

    and another one today.

    how a guy like geren has that job is mindbggling, mind you how beannie has has is even worse and it is he who hired him.

    is the a’s owner an idiot or is he just owning the team for what money he make off it?

  • Jan K Oski

    Bob said, “(Geren) is one of the worst managers ever in major league history.” I agree with you that Geren should be fired, but he isn’t even close to being the worst. How many 100 loss seasons has he managed?

    With 10,000 fans during week games, no flagship radio station and pathetic tv coverage, and one of the worse venues to watch a game, Lee Wolf isn’t owning the team for profit. The man loves the game and wants to do good for the organization and the greater bay area by making the A’s a viable MLB team. Or, are you content in being the major minor league team for the wealthier teams? Honestly, if anyone is too blame, it is the naive population of California who allows the Peaceniks to dictate how we improve our way of life in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

    Finally, the players are professionals. It is easy to blame the coaches or management, but the players ultimately must take personal responsibility like you or I in our own careers. The A’s bullpen is a joke, and it needs new bodies, while the rest should be banished to Sacto or even better Stockton, so Leroy can enjoy them.

  • http://cctimes larry hamilton

    After watching the A’s play this weekend I give up. Bobby running into Cust then Cust almost walking after the inside the park HR I will stick to the Ports the rest of the year. The A’s made the Giants look great witch they are not.

  • Jan K Oski

    Larry, you’re one up on me. I’m too busy raising law-abiding children, and I’ve given up on supporting steriods and other illegal drug use in the MLB. It looks like it will be another few years before I get anywhere near Oakland Coliseum or where the A’s future home will be, how Selig has disgraced his “independent” office.

  • http://times larry hamilton

    When Charley Finley had the A’s they were a great team.These guys really knew how to play the game. Todays players are bigger and stronger but can’t hold the older players jock straps. Other than Holliday none of the A’s of today would make the team. I’ve had fun yanking you around for a couple of season now it’s time to stop. Lots of luck Oski in raising your kids.larryh not leroy