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Thursday, July 2nd: Jake Sanchez Earns Win in Hounds Shutout while Richie Martin Makes Debut, Sean Nolin Lands on DL & Nate Freiman is DFA’d

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Jake Sanchez (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Arkansas Travelers        0 Midland RockHounds  4 WP – Sanchez 6-5 / 4.70 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Jake Sanchez (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win) RHP Jake Sanchez turned in his third straight quality start for the RockHounds, allowing...
Via Athletics Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Smith Streak To 13, Matz Loses 1-0

Nashville 1, Las Vegas (29-22) 0 Steven Matz made one mistake in the 1st inning when he gave up a double to Nate Freiman that scored Ryan Roberts for the only run of the game. Matz went 5 innings allowing four hits, two walks, while striking out just two which is his lowest total since he also K’ed two on May 6th. 2014. Matz was pulled after just 79 pitches (50) in an effort...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday, May 4th: Jaycob Brugman Brings in Winning Run in 11th for Hounds while Nate Freiman & Renato Nunez Return to Action for Sounds & Hounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (Triple / Double / GWRBI)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  4 San Antonio Missions    3 WP – Doolittle 1-0 / 6.75 Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (Triple / Double / GWRBI) With one on, one out and the game tied in the top of the 11th, outfielder Jaycob Brugman provided the...
Via Athletics Farm
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Javy Baez Back in Action at Extended Spring Training

Renato Nunez drilled an RBI double, walked twice, and scored a run, Iolana Akau ripped an RBI double and a single, Nate Freiman (on Oakland A's 15-day DL with a lower back strain) reached base three times (walk, single, and HBP), and Matt Stalcup tossed four innings of shutout ball, leading the Athletics to a 4-1 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action...
Via Cub Reporter
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

MAG Surrenders Tenth-Inning HR, Phils Lose 8-6

The Phillies out-hit the A’s thirteen to nine but fell short in the column that counts: runs. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez allowed a tenth-inning Nate Freiman single before Josh Donaldson drove a 94 MPH fastball to center field, ending the game in favor of the Athletics, 8-6. Byrd Starts Hot Marlon Byrd doubled in the first inning, scoring Chase Utley. In the top of the third, Byrd...
Via Phillies Nation
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros walk past A's, 4-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Houston Astros scored two runs in the ninth without a hit, including Dexter Fowler's bases-loaded walk for the tiebreaking run, and beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday. Jose Veras (4-0) pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings as the Astros (63-80) took the rubber game of the weekend series. The victory means Houston's streak of 100-loss seasons ends at three...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lineup Maximizer: Ride the Rivera

Quick! Before Rudy completely makes my column obsolete with great new tools like the Hitter Planner, let's get in another Lineup Maximizer. Sometimes there are players I want to highlight as pickups, but don't have a game on Thursday, so they don't fit the criteria for this article. Nate Freiman, the A's regular at first when facing a lefty, is one such player. Over the past week...
Via Razzball
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Saturday, August 30th: Ryon Healy Hits Game-Winning HR in 11th for Ports while Daric Barton Drives in 3 to Help Cats Win and Nate Freiman Homers in Beloit Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Ryon Healy (Home Run / Double / GWRBI)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Stockton Ports  5 Modesto Nuts     4 WP – House 3-4 / 3.46 HR – Healy (16) Farmhand Of The Game: Designated Hitter Ryon Healy (Home Run / Double / GWRBI) With the game tied in the top of the 11th, designated hitter Ryon Healy led off the inning...
Via Athletics Farm
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blue Jays, A's part of the most confusing review yet

Alright folks, let’s watch this play in Oakland and try to unwrap what happened. With the bases loaded and one out in the second inning, Anthony Gose hit a grounder to first baseman Nate Freiman. Freiman attempted a swipe tag on Munenori Kawasaki, going from first to second, and missed, according to first base umpire Vic Carapazza. Freiman then threw home to catcher Stephen Vogt...
Via The Outside Corner
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays and Athletics were part of the most confusing review yet

Alright folks, let’s watch this play in Oakland and try to unwrap what happened. With the bases loaded and one out in the second inning, Anthony Gose hit a grounder to first baseman Nate Freiman. Freiman attempted a swipe tag on Munenori Kawasaki, going from first to second, and missed, according to first base umpire Vic Carapazza. Freiman then threw home to catcher Stephen Vogt...
Via Bloguin Best
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Top AAA Hitters

George Springer continues to be the power hitter the Houston Astros were waiting to see, but his average sits at just .245.  Gregory Polanco is hitting .288, but just 3 XBH for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Oscar Taveras was called up by the St. Louis Cardinals for the 2nd time, and Jon Singleton is hitting under .200.  Those are your top prospects who have made it to the Big Leagues...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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)   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...
Via Athletics Farm
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Struggling Marlins swept at home by Athletics

MIAMI -- Nate Freiman hit a three-run homer in his 2014 debut and the Oakland Athletics beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep. The Athletics trailed 1-0 in the sixth inning before breaking out against rookie Andrew Heaney with four consecutive hits, including Freiman's home run. Freiman, who spent all of last season with the A's, was recalled from...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday, June 23rd: Ports Win Behind Renato Nunez’s Big Bat while Nate Freiman’s 2 HRs Lead Cats to Victory, Dillon Overton Returns to Mound and #1 Pick Matt Chapman Heads to Beloit

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Renato Nunez (Home Run / 3 Doubles / 4 RBIs)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Stockton Ports         8 Lancaster JetHawks  7 WP – Barfield 4-1 / 4.81 HR – Nunez (12) Farmhand Of The Game: Third Baseman Renato Nunez (Home Run / 3 Doubles / 4 RBIs) Third baseman Renato Nunez had a huge night for the Ports on Monday, collecting...
Via Athletics Farm
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wednesday, June 18th: Arnold Leon Pitches Sacramento to Victory as Josh Reddick Begins Rehab Stint with River Cats

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Arnold Leon (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Sacramento River Cats  3 Round Rock Express         0 WP – Leon 7-2 / 4.91 HR – Freiman (12) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Arnold Leon (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win) RHP Arnold Leon was impressive on Wednesday, allowing...
Via Athletics Farm
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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)   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...
Via Athletics Farm
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday, June 13th: Nate Freiman’s Grand Slam Leads Cats to Victory while Ports & Snappers Win, Hounds Fall and Vermont Drops Season Opener

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Designated Hitter Nate Freiman (Grand Slam)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Iowa Cubs                           5 Sacramento River Cats  7 WP – Smyth 1-1 / 3.21 HR – Freiman (10) Farmhand Of The Game: Designated Hitter Nate Freiman (Grand Slam) Designated hitter Nate Freiman wielded the big stick for Sacramento...
Via Athletics Farm
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday, June 3rd: Walsh’s Big Bat Leads Cats to Victory while Hounds & Ports Are Winners as well

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats Second Baseman Colin Walsh (4 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 3 RBIs)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Sacramento River Cats  7 Fresno Grizzlies                  5 WP – Straily 3-0 / 4.40 HR – Peterson (4), Walsh 2 (2) Farmhand Of The Game: Second Baseman Colin Walsh (4 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 3 RBIs) Second...
Via Athletics Farm
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday, May 30th: Freiman Helps Cats Win in another Walkoff while Hounds, Ports & Snappers All Fall on Friday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Sacramento River Cats First Baseman Nate Freiman (3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Albuquerque Isotopes        7 Sacramento River Cats  8 WP – McBryde 3-1 / 3.33 HR – Freiman (8), Buss (3) Farmhand Of The Game: First Baseman Nate Freiman (3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs) The River Cats won in another...
Via Athletics Farm
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down The Platoon Advantage in Major League Baseball

Back in the days of Casey Stengel and Earl Weaver, the platoon was commonly used. It was very successful as far as offensive production was concerned, using two players who received a good amount of playing time at the same position. There are many different types of platoons, they include: right-handed hitter versus left-handed hitter, fastball hitter versus off speed pitch hitter...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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