Month: April 2015

Monday, April 20th: Billy Burns Helps Sounds Win despite Barry Zito’s Struggles while Hounds Split a Pair

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Billy Burns (2 for 4 / Walk / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Billy Burns (2 for 4 / Walk / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  5

Nashville Sounds             11

WP – Huntzinger 1-0 / 1.35

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Billy Burns

(2 for 4 / Walk / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)

As usual, center fielder Billy Burns was in the middle of much of the action for the Sounds on Monday night. Burns reached base 3 times, on a pair of singles and a walk, drove in 2 runs, notched his 5th stolen base, and scored 3 runs, including the tying run in the bottom of the 5th for Nashville. Right fielder Kent Matthes doubled with the bases loaded in the 7th to bring in 3, while third baseman Niuman Romero singled, doubled, walked and scored twice for the Sounds. Starter Barry Zito had a shaky outing, allowing 5 runs on 9 hits over 3 2/3 innings of work. Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, while RHP Brock Huntzinger pitched a perfect 7th to pick up the win, and RHP Chad Smith got the final six outs for the Sounds.

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Sunday, April 19th: Kent Matthes Leads Sounds to Victory while Daniel Gossett Struggles in Snappers’ Loss and Ports Get Shut Out on Sunday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  1

Nashville Sounds              2

WP – Bassitt 1-1 / 3.38

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Kent Matthes

(Double / 2 RBIs)

Outfielder Kent Matthes doubled in a pair of runs with 2 outs in the bottom of the 1st to give the Sounds all the runs they would need to prevail on Sunday. Nashville tallied just 3 other hits in the game but managed to draw a total of 7 walks. First baseman Max Muncy, third baseman Tyler Ladendorf and outfielder Billy Burns all singled and walked for the Sounds. RHP Chris Bassitt was scheduled to start, but RHP Fernando Rodriguez took the ball to begin the game with Bassitt following for an extended stint in relief. Rodriguez allowed 1 run over 2 1/3 innings, while Bassitt threw 4 2/3 shutout innings to earn the win. LHP Eury De La Rosa tossed a scoreless 8th, and RHP Ryan Cook pitched a perfect 9th to pick up his 1st save for the Sounds.

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Saturday, April 18th: Beloit Wins Behind Brett Vertigan’s Big Bat while B.J. Boyd Homers in Stockton’s 11-Inning Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Brett Vertigan (3 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Brett Vertigan (3 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers        6

Clinton LumberKings  5

WP – Torres 1-1 / 3.18

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Vertigan

(3 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

Outfielder Brett Vertigan had a big night for Beloit, collecting 3 hits, including a double in the 7th inning to drive in the tying and go-ahead run for the Snappers on Saturday. Designated hitter Sandber Pimentel doubled and walked, while catcher Argenis Raga singled, walked and scored twice in the win. Starter Junior Mendez allowed 4 runs, 2 earned, in 4 innings of work, while LHP Jose Torres struck out 3 over 3 scoreless innings to earn the win, and RHP Rob Huber gave up 1 run in 2 innings of relief to pick up his 1st save for the Snappers.

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Friday, April 17th: Max Muncy Helps Nashville Win Home Opener in Extras while Beloit Snaps 7-Game Skid & Midland Falls Despite Chad Pinder’s 3rd HR

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds First Baseman Max Muncy (Double / GWRBI / 2 Walks)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds First Baseman Max Muncy (Double / GWRBI / 2 Walks)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  2

Nashville Sounds              3

WP – Cook 2-0 / 0.00

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Muncy

(Double / GWRBI / 2 Walks)

Nashville first baseman Max Muncy had the biggest hit of the night on Friday when he doubled home outfielder Billy Burns in the bottom of the 10th to give the Sounds the walk-off win in their home opener, which also happened to be the inaugural game at the brand new First Tennessee Park in Nashville. Muncy also walked twice and scored the tying run earlier in the game. Burns had a pair of singles and is now 16 for 38 on the season, putting him third in the league in hits. Starter Arnold Leon allowed 2 runs while striking out 7 but exited after throwing 87 pitches in just 4 innings. Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte followed up with 3 shutout innings, while RHP Chad Smith tossed 2 scoreless frames, and RHP Ryan Cook pitched a perfect 10th to earn his 2nd win for the Sounds.

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Thursday, April 16th: Michael Soto & Matt Olson HRs Help Ports & Hounds Win while Nashville Comes Up Short and Snappers Drop a Pair

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)

Visalia Rawhide   3

Stockton Ports   4

WP – Seddon 1-1 / 3.38

HR – Soto (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Michael Soto

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

Third baseman Michael Soto smacked a 2-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 1st to put the Ports on the board. Then, with the game tied in the 6th, he singled in the go-ahead run for Stockton. Right fielder Tyler Marincov doubled in a run, while first baseman John Nogowski singled, walked and scored a run, and left fielder B.J. Boyd had a pair of hits for the Ports. Starter Tim Atherton turned in another solid effort, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, while striking out 5 over 5 innings of work, but he left with the game tied. RHP Joel Seddon gave up 1 run in 2 1/3 innings of relief to pick up the win, while RHP Sam Bragg tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his 1st save for Stockton.

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Wednesday, April 15th: Franklin Barreto Helps Ports Split Twinbill while Sounds Lose Barry Zito’s Second Start in Extras

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Franklin Barreto (2 for 4 / Triple / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Franklin Barreto (2 for 4 / Triple / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

GAME #2

Stockton Ports         7

Lancaster JetHawks  3

WP – Joseph 1-0 / 0.00

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto

(2 for 4 / Triple / 3 RBIs)

With two on, two outs and the game tied in the top of the 5th, shortstop Franklin Barreto tripled in 2 runs to give the Ports a lead they would not relinquish in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Lancaster. Barreto singled in another run in the 7th, while third baseman Michael Soto singled and tripled in a pair, and first baseman John Nogowski and designated hitter J.P. Sportman had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports. Starter Andres Avila allowed 1 run in 2 1/3 innings of work, while RHP Jonathan Joseph tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the win, and RHP Brendan McCurry picked up his 2nd save despite allowing 2 runs in 2 innings of relief for Stockton.

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Tuesday, April 14th: Billy Burns Brings in Winning Run in 10th for Nashville while Daniel Gossett Loses in Debut for Beloit

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Billy Burns (4 for 5 / Triple / GWRBI / 2 Stolen Bases)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Billy Burns (4 for 5 / Triple / GWRBI / 2 Stolen Bases)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds          7

Oklahoma City Dodgers  6

WP – Smith 1-0 / 2.25

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Billy Burns

(4 for 5 / Triple / GWRBI / 2 Stolen Bases)

Outfielder Billy Burns had a big day for Nashville on Tuesday, collecting 4 hits, including a 10th inning triple that drove in the winning run for the Sounds. Burns also swiped a pair of bases in the game. Shortstop Tyler Ladendorf had 3 hits and drove in a run in his first game for Nashville, while catcher Bryan Anderson and outfielder Alden Carrithers had a pair of hits apiece for the Sounds. Starter Chris Bassitt was in command early, holding Oklahoma City scoreless through the first 6 innings but was charged with 2 runs in the 7th. Bassitt ended up allowing 2 runs on just 3 hits while striking out 9 over 6 1/3 innings of work. Errors by third baseman Andy Parrino and first baseman Max Muncy combined with a pair of walks and a hit batter by LHP Eury De La Rosa enabled Oklahoma City to tie the game in the 7th. After Nashville took the lead again in the top of the 8th, RHP Chad Smith gave up a run in the bottom on the 9th to send the game to extra innings, where Billy Burns was able to drive in the decisive run in the 10th.

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Monday, April 13th: Tyler Marincov Drives in 5 in Ports’ Victory while Hounds Come Up Short Despite Matt Olson’s Big Day

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 4 / Triple / 5 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 4 / Triple / 5 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports       13

Lancaster JetHawks  4

WP – Trivino 1-0 / 5.06

HR – Higley (1), Sportman (1), Barreto (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(3 for 4 / Triple / 5 RBIs)

After scoring just 8 runs over their first 4 games, the Ports managed to push 13 runs across the plate on Monday. Outfielder Tyler Marincov had 3 hits, including a triple, and drove in 5 runs, including 4 of Stockton’s first 6 runs to help build the Ports’ lead. J.P. Sportman, getting the start at second base, homered, had a pair of singles and drove in 3, while first baseman John Nogowski collected 4 hits, including a double. Third baseman Michael Soto reached base 4 times on a double, a pair of singles and a walk, and shortstop Franklin Barreto and outfielder Justin Higley both hit their 1st home runs for the Ports. Starter Lou Trivino was in command early on, allowing just 1 unearned run through the first 5 innings. He was charged with 3 runs in the 6th though, but was still able to walk away with the win in his debut for Stockton.

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Sunday, April 12th: Joey Wendle’s 2 HRs Help Sounds Win while Hounds, Ports & Snappers All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds              16

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  11

WP – Venditte 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Wendle 2 (2), Parrino (1), Matthes (1), Anderson (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joey Wendle

(2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

Nashville exploded for 16 runs at Colorado Springs on Sunday. Second baseman Joey Wendle belted 2 home runs, a 3-run shot in the 6th and a solo shot in the 8th, while shortstop Andy Parrino, catcher Bryan Anderson and designated hitter Kent Matthes all homered as well. Third baseman Alden Carrithers reached based 5 times on 4 hits and a walk, and outfielder Anthony Aliotti had 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in 5 runs for the Sounds. Starter Arnold Leon allowed 5 runs over 4 1/3 innings of work, while switch-pitcher Pat Venditte picked up the win in relief. With outfielder Josh Reddick returning to action with Oakland, the A’s optioned infielder Tyler Ladendorf to Nashville.

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Saturday, April 11th: Kent Matthes Leads Sounds to Victory while Hounds & Ports Come Up Short and Snappers Drop A Pair

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds              5

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  3

WP – Verdugo 1-0 / 2.45

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Kent Matthes

(2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

With two on and two outs in the 1st inning, outfielder Kent Matthes doubled in Nashville’s first two runs of the game and the Sounds would never look back on Saturday. Catcher Luke Carlin collected 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs. Starter Angel Castro allowed 2 runs over 3 1/3 innings, while LHP Ryan Verdugo gave up 1 run in 3 2/3 innings of relief to earn the win. LHP Eury De La Rosa pitched a perfect 8th and RHP Chad Smith tossed a scoreless 9th to earn his 1st save for the Sounds.

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