Thursday, April 30th: Daniel Gossett Surrenders 1 Hit but Snappers Still Come up Short while Jason Pridie Homers in Barry Zito’s 2nd Loss for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Daniel Gossett (6 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 7 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Daniel Gossett (6 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 7 K)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  1

Peoria Chiefs        3

LP – Gossett 0-3 / 5.57

HR – Pimentel (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Gossett

(6 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 7 K)

The A’s 2nd-round pick in last year’s draft, RHP Daniel Gossett, had his best outing so far this season for the Snappers. The 22-year-old allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, on just 1 hit, a solo home run in the 3rd, while striking out 7 over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up taking his 3rd loss on Thursday. LHP Cody Stull tossed a scoreless 7th, while RHP Rob Huber gave up 1 run in the 8th. Beloit managed just 4 hits in the game, with first baseman Sandber Pimentel homering in the top of the 4th to provide the Snappers with their only run in the loss.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds      5

Round Rock Express  8

LP – Zito 0-2 / 5.96

HR – Pridie (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jason Pridie

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

With two outs and a man on in the top of the 5th, left fielder Jason Pridie slugged his 2nd home run of the season, a 2-run shot that brought the Sounds within a run of Round Rock on Thursday. Center fielder Billy Burns collected 3 hits, while second baseman Joey Wendle singled, doubled and drove in a run for Nashville. Starter Barry Zito allowed 6 runs, 4 earned, over 4 2/3 innings to take his 2nd loss for the Sounds.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     8

Midland RockHounds  1

LP – Neal 2-1 / 5.79

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Wade Kirkland

(2 for 3 / RBI)

 

With Corpus Christi scoring early and often on Thursday, Midland never stood a chance. RHP Zach Neal, in his first start since returning to the RockHounds from Nashville, surrendered 7 runs and exited before registering an out in the top of the 3rd inning. RHP Kris Hall followed with 3 perfect innings in relief, while RHP Jonathan Joseph gave up 1 run in 3 innings of work. Shortstop Wade Kirkland had a pair of hits and drove in the RockHounds’ only run of the game.

 

Friday’s Games:

Nashville @ Round Rock – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Midland @ San Antonio – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ Kane County – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

 

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