Wednesday, April 22nd: Michael Soto’s HR Helps Stockton Win while Nate Long Loses Nashville Debut and Arnold Leon Joins A’s

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Michael Soto (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Michael Soto (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  6

Stockton Ports    8

WP – Joseph 2-0 / 1.74

HR – Soto (2), Taylor (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Michael Soto

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

With two on and two outs in the bottom of the 1st inning, third baseman Michael Soto slugged a 3-run homer to give Stockton an early lead on Wednesday. Designated hitter Beau Taylor followed up with a solo shot of his own in the 1st. First baseman John Nogowski walked and singled in outfielder J.P. Sportman, who’d tripled to lead off the 7th, while shortstop Branden Cogswell singled, walked twice and scored twice in the win. Starter Kyle Finnegan was charged with 4 runs on 5 hits and 5 walks over 4 1/3 innings of work, while RHP Jonathan Joseph gave up 1 run 2 2/3 innings of relief to pick up his 2nd win, and RHP Andres Avila got the final four outs to earn his 1st save for Stockton.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Oklahoma City Dodgers  5

Nashville Sounds          2

LP – Long 0-1 / 7.71

HR – Pridie (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Andy Parrino

(3 for 3 / Triple / Walk / RBI)

 

With Wednesday’s scheduled starter Arnold Leon headed to California to join the A’s bullpen in Anaheim, RHP Nate Long was called up from Midland to make the start for Nashville. Long allowed 4 runs on 7 hits over 4 2/3 innings to take the loss. Shortstop Andy Parrino reached base 4 times, on a pair of singles, a triple and a walk, and drove in a run, while outfielder Jason Pridie singled and homered in the loss. On Tuesday, infielder Tyler Ladendorf was placed on the 7-day disabled list with an ankle injury, while catcher Blake Forsythe was activated off the DL for the Sounds.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Burlington Bees    4

Beloit Snappers  3

LP – Fillmyer 0-2 / 5.29

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Argenis Raga

(3 for 4)

 

Starter Heath Fillmyer allowed 4 runs over 7 innings to take his 2nd loss on Wednesday, while RHP Carlos Navas tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief for the Snappers. Catcher Argenis Raga collected 3 hits, while outfielder Robert Martinez singled, doubled and scored twice. First baseman Max Kuhn doubled and walked twice, and shortstop Melvin Mercedes and designated hitter Sandber Pimentel both singled and drove in a run for Beloit.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Oklahoma City @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

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

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

Burlington @ Beloit – 9:00am PT / 11:00am CT

 

 

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