Monday, July 7th: Renato Nunez Hits Pair of HRs to Help Stockton Win while Ports’ Powell Gets Suspension

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Renato Nunez (2 Home Runs / 6 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Renato Nunez (2 Home Runs / 6 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   7

San Jose Giants   0

WP – Castillo 1-2 / 9.00

HR – Nunez 2 (20)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(2 Home Runs / 6 RBIs)

Third Baseman Renato Nunez pretty much took care of things single-handedly for Stockton on Monday night. The 20-year-old hit a 2-run homer to put the Ports on the board in the top of the 1st and then followed that up by slugging a grand slam in the 7th. Outfielder Aaron Shipman doubled, while designated hitter Matt Olson walked 3 times and scored twice, and outfielder Jaycob Brugman went 1 for 4 and scored a run in his Stockton debut. Starter Yeiper Castillo turned in his first solid outing for the Ports, tossing 5 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the win. Brugman joined the Stockton outfield from Beloit after Billy McKinney was traded and Herschel “Boog” Powell was suspended. Powell was banned for 50 games after testing positive for a banned amphetamine. RHP Tim Atherton returned to the Ports after making an emergency start for Sacramento this weekend, and RHP Rodolfo Fernandez was assigned to Stockton after being acquired from the Brewers on Monday.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  6

Fresno Grizzlies                  4

WP – Smyth 4-2 / 3.11

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Jake Elmore

(2 for 5 / Double / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

Starter Matt Buschmann gave up 3 runs on 8 hits over 4 1/3 innings for Sacramento on Monday, while RHP Paul Smyth picked up the win after allowing 1 unearned run in 1 2/3 innings of relief, and RHP Evan Scribner tossed a scoreless 9th for his 13th save. Second baseman Jake Elmore singled, doubled, stole a base, drove in the tying run and scored the winning run in the 7th for Sacramento. Catcher Luis Exposito had 2 doubles and drove in a run, while designated hitter Shane Peterson, shortstop Andy Parrino and left fielder Alden Carrithers had a pair of hits apiece, and center fielder Nick Buss drove in a pair of runs in his return to the River Cats after he cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. The A’s also claimed outfielder Kenny Wilson off waivers from the Blue Jays on Monday and assigned him to Sacramento, while RHP Drew Granier was returned to the RockHounds and RHP Tim Atherton was sent back to Stockton.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  6

Arkansas Travelers          3

WP – Haviland 5-5 / 3.24

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Shawn Haviland

(6 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

RHP Shawn Haviland had another solid start for Midland on Monday, allowing 3 runs, 2 earned, on just 4 hits over 6 innings of work to earn his 5th win, while RHP Jose Flores got the final three outs for his 2nd save. Catcher Beau Taylor doubled in 2 runs, while designated hitter Kent Matthes had 2 hits, and outfielder Conner Crumbliss drove in a pair of runs for the RockHounds. RHP Drew Granier returned to the RockHounds after making an emergency start for Sacramento on Sunday.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Lowell Spinners                    6

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

LP – Grundy 0-3 / 3.51

HR – Kuhn (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Max Kuhn

(Home Run)

 

Starter Jerad Grundy allowed 3 runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings to take his 3rd loss on Monday, while 4th-round draft pick Jordan Schwartz gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, in 1 2/3 innings of relief in his Lake Monsters debut, and 2nd-round pick Daniel Gossett tossed a scoreless 8th and 9th in the loss. The A’s 13th-round draft pick, third baseman Max Kuhn, hit his 1st home run, while second baseman Joe Bennie, shortstop Yairo Munoz and outfielder Ben McQuown had a pair of hits apiece, and outfielder Justin Higley went 0 for 3 before being promoted to Beloit.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s             4

AZL White Sox  1

WP – Navas 1-2 / 4.37

HR – Kim (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Carlos Navas

(6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

RHP Carlos Navas turned in an impressive start on Monday, striking out 7 over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 1st win, while 24th-round draft pick Dawson Brown allowed 1 run in 3 innings of relief to post his 1st save. Catcher Seongmin Kim hit his 3rd home run, while shortstop Edwin Diaz and outfielder J.P. Sportman both doubled, and first baseman Michael Soto and designated hitter Trent Gilbert had a pair of hits apiece for the A’s.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Fresno – 7:05pm PT

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Burlington @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Lowell @ Vermont – 8:05am PT / 11:05am ET

AZL White Sox @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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