Wednesday, July 16th: Dusty Brown Helps Lead AZL A’s to Victory while Josh Reddick Goes 0 for 4 in Second Appearance for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: AZL A’s Catcher Dusty Brown (3 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: AZL A’s Catcher Dusty Brown (3 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s       6

AZL Giants  3

WP – Zambrano 3-1 / 5.47

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Dusty Brown

(3 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

Catcher Dusty Brown collected 3 hits, including a double, drove in 3 runs and scored twice to help lead the AZL A’s to victory on Wednesday night. Brown was originally signed with the expectation that he’d be beginning the season at either Sacramento or Midland, but that was before undergoing shoulder surgery in the spring. Brown’s been working his way back in Arizona and is now hitting .400 with a home run, a double and 5 RBIs over his last 5 games and is starting to look like he might be ready to get back in action at a higher level before long. 17-year-old Venezuelan starter Jesus Zambrano allowed 1 run and struck out 6 over 5 innings to earn his 3rd win, while LHP Derek Beasley struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings of relief, and RHP Dawson Brown pitched a perfect 9th to post his 2nd save for the A’s. Meanwhile, 3rd-round draft pick, RHP Brett Graves, 15th-round draft pick, infielder Trent Gilbert, and hot-hitting Korean catcher Seongmin Kim were all promoted from Arizona to Vermont.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

Corpus Christi Hooks      5

LP – Long 8-5 / 3.29

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Dusty Coleman

(Double / RBI)

 

Despite tossing 5 scoreless innings, a 4-run 1st did in starter Nate Long on Wednesday night and he ended up allowing 4 runs on 8 hits while striking out 9 over 6 innings of work to take his 5th loss for the RockHounds. Shortstop Dusty Coleman doubled in a run in the 5th to put the Hounds on the board, while outfielder Jeremy Barfield singled in another run in the 9th, and third baseman Jefry Marte walked and doubled in the loss. First baseman Max Muncy, who’d hit grand slams in each of his last two games, went 0 for 4 on the night, but his on-base percentage of .384 is still good for second-best in the Texas League.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports             1

High Desert Mavericks  9

LP – Bowman 2-7 / 6.07

Brugman

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(3 for 4 / Double)

 

RHP Josh Bowman had a rough start for Stockton, allowing 7 runs on 11 hits over 4 innings of work to take his 7th loss on Wednesday, while RHPs Rodolfo Fernandez and Michael Ynoa each allowed 1 run in relief. Outfielder Jaycob Brugman had 3 hits, including a double, and is now batting .342 since joining the Ports, while second baseman Chad Pinder returned to the lineup from an ankle injury and had a pair of hits and a walk, and catcher Bruce Maxwell singled in Stockton’s only run of the night. And after going 4 for 4 with a home run on Monday, A’s outfielder Josh Reddick went 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts in his second rehab appearance for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Dayton Dragons    5

Beloit Snappers  4

LP – Covey 4-8 / 4.74

Mercedes

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Melvin Mercedes

(3 for 4 / Triple / Walk / Stolen Base)

 

Starter Dylan Covey allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 6 innings of work to take his 8th loss on Wednesday, while RHP Brendan McCurry tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Joel Seddon surrendered a run in the 9th.  Second baseman Melvin Mercedes had 3 hits, including a triple, walked and stole a base, while catcher Philip Pohl singled and doubled, and outfielder Tyler Marincov drew 3 walks, drove in a run and stole his 16th base for the Snappers.

 

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

State College Spikes          7

Vermont Lake Monsters  0

LP – Miller 0-1 / 6.00

NCAA Baseball: Tallahassee Regional-Troy vs Florida State

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman John Nogowski

(1 for 3)

 

This year’s 10th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Corey Miller, allowed 6 runs over 3 innings of work to take the loss on Wednesday, while RHP Lee Sosa gave up 1 run in 2 innings of relief, and RHP Dominique Vattuone struck out 4 over 2 scoreless innings. The Lake Monsters were held hitless until the 8th inning, when first baseman John Nogowski singled with one out, but he was left stranded. Meanwhile, catcher Seongmin Kim went 0 for 3 and second baseman Trent Gilbert went 0 for 4 in their first game for Vermont after being promoted from Arizona. This year’s 3rd-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Brett Graves, was also reassigned to the Lake Monsters.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Albuquerque – 6:05pm PT

San Antonio @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ High Desert – 7:05pm PT

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

State College @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Angels – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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