A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Matt Carson (Home Run / 3 RBIs / Stolen Base)
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (Triple-A)
Nashville Sounds 6
New Orleans Zephyrs 3
WP – Castro 2-1 / 3.12
HR – Carson (3)
Farmhand Of The Game:
Outfielder Matt Carson
(Home Run / 3 RBIs / Stolen Base)
With two on, one out and his team down by a run in the 2nd inning, outfielder...
DETROIT (AP) The Oakland Athletics have reinstated reliever Eric O'Flaherty from the disabled list and optioned reliever Angel Castro to Triple-A Sacramento.
O'Flaherty has been dealing with a strained left shoulder. The left-hander has made eight appearances for the A's this season.
Castro has appeared in four games for Oakland this year. He made his major league debut last month...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Athletics left-hander Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 28, with a strained left shoulder before Saturday's game with the New York Yankees.
The A's recalled right-hander Angel Castro from Triple-A Nashville.
Doolittle opened the season on the disabled list after missing spring training with a strained left rotator...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Pablo Sandoval homered leading off the 11th inning in his return to the Bay Area, where he won three championships for the Giants, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Monday night.
Sandoval just cleared the fence in right on an 0-2 pitch from Angel Castro (0-1) for his fourth homer of the year and second in two days, helping Boston win consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
May 12, 2015
The Oakland Athletics have designated outfielder Alex Hassan for assignment, according to a league source. The move is to clear a roster spot for right-handed pitcher Angel Castro, who will join the teams bullpen, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Hassan has now been designated for assignment four times now since February.
Hassan, 27, played in four games...
A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Lou Trivino (6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)
MIDWEST LEAGUE (Class-A)
Beloit Snappers 6
Peoria Chiefs 4
WP – Trivino 7-9 / 4.85
HR – Higley (1)
Farmhand Of The Game:
Pitcher Lou Trivino
(6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)
Starter Lou Trivino turned in a strong start for the Snappers, allowing 2 runs...
A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Dillon Overton (3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)
NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (Class-A Short-Season)
Aberdeen IronBirds 0
Vermont Lake Monsters 6
WP – Graves 3-1 / 4.61
Farmhand Of The Game:
Pitcher Dillon Overton
(3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)
Led by last year’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s, Dillon...
The Memphis Redbirds’ pitching staff has undergone some serious changes in the past week, plus. This point was highlighted in the last couple days when several pitchers were added to the roster, while more were sent out. These pitching moves led to a small ripple effect throughout the system. Let’s take a look at the latest moves.
Ryan Sherriff and Justin Wright promoted to the...
The High Minors went 2-2 on Tuesday. Memphis outlasted Round Rock 5-4 in 10 innings. Springfield lost to Frisco 9-1. Palm Beach had an off day. Peoria split their double-header with Cubs affiliated Kane County.
Round Rock 4
The Memphis bullpen blew another save against Round Rock, but this time they came away victorious 5-4 in 10 innings...
The High Minors went 0-3 on Wednesday. Memphis got one-hit by Omaha in a 5-0 loss. Springfield’s game was rained out. Palm Beach fell to Lakeland 5-3 despite three RBI by Bruce Caldwell. Peoria lost to Beloit 4-3 in 11 innings.
Thomas Pham had the only hit for the Redbirds in their 5-0-shutout loss to Omaha, snapping their six-game...
The High Minors went 3-1 on Friday. Memphis garnered a narrow win over Iowa 3-2. Springfield fell to NW Arkansas 4-1. Palm Beach crushed Brevard County 13-7. Peoria beat Lansing 1-0 behind Blake McKnight’s incredible start.
John Gast remained hot after securing his third win of the year in a 3-2 victory over the Iowa Cubs. Gast allowed one...
Springfield notched a shutout victory over NW Arkansas 3-0. Palm Beach suffered a devastating blowout loss to Daytona 9-1. Memphis and Peoria were both shutout.
Colorado Springs 4
After shutting out Colorado Springs in both games of their double-header on Saturday, Colorado Springs got revenge against the Redbirds on Sunday. It was a pitchers duel...
Angel Castro and Stephen Piscotty both played in the Triple-A All-Star game. Springfield lost to Arkansas 4-3. Palm Beach escaped Tampa 3-2. Peoria dropped the opening game of their series with West Michigan 4-2.
Memphis All-Star Update:
Stephen Piscotty did not start the game, but pinch-hit and went one for two. Angel Castro came in and faced two batters, allowing one hit and...
Pacific Coast League All-Star Angel Castro dropped his seventh game of the year as Memphis lost 6-2. Springfield could not produce with runners in scoring position and lost 6-4. Palm Beach beat Clearwater 3-1 in Nick Petree’s return. Peoria beat Burlington 4-3 in 12 innings.
New Orleans 6
Xavier Scruggs hit his ninth homerun of the year, a two-run...
Memphis’ bullpen spoiled John Gast’s perfect game through five and two thirds innings as they lost to Nashville 4-2. Springfield had an off day. Palm Beach was rained out and will play a double-header on Wednesday. Peoria lacked offense in their 4-2 loss to Clinton.
John Gast had a perfect game going through five and two thirds innings...
Wow, Sunday was a rough day for Cardinal Nation. They were getting over the news that Kolen Wong was placed on the disabled list, then late in the day a shocker came. The Cardinals lost 40% of their starting rotation when Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia were also going to be disabled. Sammy Stava has more information on that HERE. The question then became who would replace them?...
Memphis’ offense is on fire; they have scored 25 runs in their last two games. Springfield couldn’t get the win in former Ole Miss pitcher Mike Mayer’s debut. Palm Beach wins handily again thanks to another gem from Silfredo Garcia. Peoria splits the double header despite scoring a total of two runs total on Friday.
Salt Lake 4
Memphis won a shootout over Salt Lake 12-9. Springfield couldn’t produce more than one run for the team leader in wins Kyle Hald losing 9-1. Palm Beach got another gem on the mound from Joe Cuda and won easily over Charlotte 6-1. Peoria was rained out in Quad Cities and will play a double-header on Friday.
Salt Lake 9
Pete Kozma fuels Memphis yet again...
The St. Louis Cardinals have already announced that Adam Wainwright’s next start will be “skipped”. While all signs point to the ace missing just one start, we thought it prudent to review potential rotation candidates in the event that the tendinitis takes some time to quiet down. While publicly they’ve stated that there are no concerns, behind closed doors, they have...
Memphis lost a heartbreaker in the ninth, Marco Gonzales was terrific on the mound for Springfield en route to his second win, and Peoria blew out Clinton with a plethora of offense throughout the lineup.
Angel Castro got into trouble early as he allowed three runs in the third. Castro would finish the day allowing three runs off eight hits...
Memphis got plenty of run support along with a gem on the mound from Angel Castro in order to get the win. Springfield continued to show a lack of offense, Palm Beach won their sixth in a row as Thomas Lee got his fifth win of the year. Peoria dropped a double header, in which they lost both games in the bottom of the sixth.
Big day for...
Angel Castro got in trouble early and Memphis’ couldn’t produce runs as they went on to lose 8-1. Springfield had an off day and will start Marco Gonzales in their matchup against Arkansas on Tuesday. Palm Beach lost in extras despite a great performance from John Gast who had just been activated from the DL. Rob Kaminsky led Peoria to a huge victory as they beat Kane County...
As I began my research to find the pitcher in the Cardinals organization that had the best month, I kept coming across names and stat lines that were very impressive. There were a lot of pitchers between the four Cardinals’ affiliates in action who had a strong May. We will get to the runners-up in a minute. This is the first time I recall giving a monthly award to a relief pitcher...
Jonathan Cornelius was spectacular on their mound leading Springfield to a 4-1 victory and his fourth win of the year, Palm Beach’s defense spoiled a good outing by Thomas Lee as they would lose 8-4, and Peoria couldn’t close out Cubs affiliate Kane Count, yet again. Memphis’ game tonight was postponed due to rain.
The farm went 2-2 tonight as Memphis got down big early and couldn’t come back, Springfield lacked offense, and Palm Beach got their third win in a row. Justin Ringo and Kenny Peoples-Walls saved Peoria from a loss thanks to a pair of clutch hits in the ninth.
Colorado Springs 9
Angel Castro only lasted two thirds of an inning in this one as he gave...