Friday, August 22nd: Dusty Coleman’s 2 HRs Help Hounds Win while Matt Chapman’s Grand Slam Sends Snappers to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Dusty Coleman (Grand Slam / Home Run / 5 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Dusty Coleman (Grand Slam / Home Run / 5 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks        8

Midland RockHounds  10

WP – Long 12-8 / 3.25

HR – Coleman 2 (17), Nakajima (5)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Dusty Coleman

(Grand Slam / Home Run / 5 RBIs)

Shortstop Dusty Coleman hit 2 home runs, including a 1st-inning grand slam, to help lead the RockHounds to a 10-8 victory over Corpus Christi on Friday. Coleman also slugged a solo shot in the 5th inning and currently leads the team with 17 home runs on the season. Third baseman Hiro Nakajima hit his 5th home run, while right fielder Kent Matthes singled, doubled and drove in a pair, and left fielder D’Arby Myers had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in a run for the RockHounds. Starter Nate Long allowed 4 runs over 5 2/3 innings to earn his 12th win, tying him with teammate Chris Jensen for the Texas League lead in wins, while RHP Ryan Dull got the final five outs for his 4th save.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  1

Memphis Redbirds             4

LP – Leon 10-7 / 5.17

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Arnold Leon

(6 IP / 8 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

 

RHP Arnold Leon turned in a solid start for Sacramento, allowing 3 runs, just 2 earned, while walking none and striking out 5 over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss on Friday. RHP Paul Smyth tossed 1 scoreless inning, while RHP Fernando Rodriguez gave up 1 run in 1 inning of relief for the River Cats. Outfielder Nick Buss singled, walked twice and scored the only run for Sacramento. Meanwhile, the A’s sent RHP Dan Otero to the River Cats while outfielder Craig Gentry returned to Oakland.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports                       8

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  3

WP – Covey 2-4 / 7.45

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(3 for 5 / Triple / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

RHP Dylan Covey delivered his best start for Stockton on Friday, allowing 3 runs and striking out 7 over 6 innings of work to earn his 2nd win, while RHPs Michael Ynoa, Rodolfo Fernandez and Austin House each tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief for the Ports. First baseman Matt Olson singed, doubled, tripled and drove in 2 runs, while shortstop Daniel Robertson singled, doubled and drove in 3, and second baseman Chad Pinder had a pair of hits, stole a base and scored twice for Stockton.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  6

Beloit Snappers                9

WP – Finnegan 7-8 / 3.56

HR – Chapman (5)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

(Grand Slam / Double / 6 RBIs)

 

1st-round draft pick Matt Chapman had a big night in Beloit, hitting a grand slam to bring in the winning run while also doubling and driving in another pair of runs for the Snappers. Designated hitter Philip Pohl singled, doubled and drove in 2, while right fielder Luis Baez had a pair of hits, and shortstop Branden Cogswell singled, drew 3 walks and scored twice. Starter Kyle Finnegan allowed 3 runs over 5 innings of work to post his 7th win for the Snappers.

 

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

Staten Island Yankees         1

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

WP – Grundy 4-6 / 4.13

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jerad Grundy

(6 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

LHP Jerad Grundy turned in a strong start for the Lake Monsters on Friday, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits and striking out 3 in 6 innings of work to earn his 4th win, while RHPs Dominique Vattuone, Fernand Cruzado and Koby Gauna each tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief, with Gauna picking up his 10th save for Vermont. Third baseman Jose Brizuela singled, walked and drove in a pair, while left fielder Max Kuhn singled in a run, and center fielder Ben McQuown singled, scored a run and swiped a pair of bases for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s           6

AZL Mariners  0

WP – Beasley 4-2 / 6.27

HR – Mercedes (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Victor Veliz

(4 1/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 3 K)

 

Starter Victor Veliz was solid on Friday, striking out 3 over 4 1/3 scoreless innings for the A’s, while LHP Derek Beasley picked up the win after tossing 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief. Third baseman Miguel Mercedes singled, homered and drove in 3, while second baseman Edwin Diaz singled, tripled and scored, and outfielder Robert Martinez singled, doubled and drove in a run for the A’s.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Memphis – 4:05pm PT

Frisco @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Rancho Cucamonga – 7:05pm PT

Quad Cities @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Staten Island @ Vermont – 3:05pm PT / 6:05pm ET

AZL Mariners @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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