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Opening Night A Dud For A's Affiliates

Chris Denorfia had a big game for Sacramento.

After a successful 2008 season, expectations are high for the Oakland A's minor league system in 2009. The system got off to a rough start to the season, however, dropping all four games on Opening Night. We have the details inside…

Mazzaro Shines, But Bullpen Falters For Sacramento Right-hander Vince Mazzaro looked a lot like the guy who won the Texas League's Pitcher of the Year award in 2008. He tossed four hitless innings in his 2009 season debut, but the Sacramento bullpen faltered and the River Cats lost their opener to the Tacoma Rainiers by a score of 9-4. Mazzaro used a steady diet of sinkers to work through four...

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