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Sunday, July 13th: Zach Neal Solid in Cats Loss as A’s Option Drew Pomeranz to Sacramento and Billy Burns Snatches 44th Base for Midland

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Zach Neal (6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Reno Aces                          2 Sacramento River Cats  1 LP – Neal 2-5 / 4.80 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Zach Neal (6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 4 K) With the A’s top five affiliates all losing on Sunday, RHP Zach Neal turned...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday, July 3rd: Chris Jensen, Billy Burns and Addison Russell Help Hounds Snap Losing Streak while Cats Fall Despite Zach Neal’s Best Efforts

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  3 NW Arkansas Naturals    1 WP – Jensen 5-7 / 3.80 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Chris Jensen (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win) The RockHounds put together some strong pitching, hitting and defensive performances to snap...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Saturday, June 28th: Nick Buss’s 4th Hit Helps Cats Win in a Walk-Off while Jake Sanchez Pitches Ports to Victory and Billy Burns Steals 40th Base in Hounds Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Nick Buss (4 for 6 / Double / RBI / Stolen Base)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Las Vegas 51s                   6 Sacramento River Cats  7 WP – Smyth 3-1 / 2.84 Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Nick Buss (4 for 6 / Double / RBI / Stolen Base) With two outs in the bottom of the 10th and the game tied, left...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

A 2 RBI Sac Fly... The Guy On Second Is Fast...

((HT: prospect Billy Burns was on second base for the Midland RockHounds as they were going against NW Arkansas last night...And this happened showcasing his speed all over again...Not bad for being fast, eh...???
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Prospect Scores on Sacrifice Fly From Second Base (Video)

Billy Burns lived up to his last name and then some on Tuesday. The 24-year-old speedster, who currently plays for the Oakland A’s Double-A affiliate Midland RockHounds, turned on the burners in the second inning against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals to score on a sacrifice fly. A seemingly routine play, except for the fact that he scored from second base. Burns used his wheels...
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A's prospect Billy Burns scores on a sac fly ... from second base (VIDEO)

Billy Burns' name matches his play on the basepaths. The minor league outfielder stole 74 bases in 81 attempts while splitting time between Nationals' Class-A and Double-A affiliates last season. Burns was traded to the A's at the end of 2013 seems to be blazing a trail to the big leagues.The 24-year-old prospect — playing for the Midland Rockhounds —already has people...
Via The Other Paper
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Burns and Hamilton Share a Thing Besides a Name

While managing editor Dave Cameron will typically find any manner of excuse to dissuade the present author from providing transaction analysis to these hallowed and electronic pages, he’s made an exception in the particular case of the Jerry Blevins-Billy Burns trade, it appears, between Oakland and Washington, on account of the latter of those players is one upon whom I’ve waxed...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

A’s Notes: Jerry Blevins Traded to Nationals for Billy Burns; Mark Mulder Making a Comeback

At some point Billy Beane is going to get some sleep and quit trading A’s players, right? Following the expected departure of Brett Anderson to the Colorado Rockies yesterday in exchange for Drew Pomeranz and Chris Jensen, the A’s dealt away their longest tenured player in left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins on Wednesday to the Washington Nationals. Blevins has been with the...
Via BaySportsNet
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland deals Blevins to Nats for Burns

Oakland sent left-hander Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals for minor league outfielder Billy Burns, the Athletics' fifth trade in 10 days. Blevins was 5-0 with a 3.15 ERA in a career-high 67 games this year and has a 13-6 record with a 3.30 ERA in 281 big league games over seven seasons, all with the Athletics. He's averaged 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Nats acquire Jerry Belvins from Oakland

The Washington Nationals have acquired left handed reliever Jerry Blevins from the Oakland A’s in exchange for infield prospect Billy Burns.  Burns was the Nats minor League system player of the year last year. More coming …
Via DC Pro Sports Report
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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