Tuesday, June 9th: 3-Run HRs by Matt Carson & B.J. Boyd Help Sounds & Ports Win while Colin Walsh Hits 2 HRs in Hounds Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Matt Carson (Home Run / 3 RBIs / Stolen Base)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Matt Carson (Home Run / 3 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds       6

New Orleans Zephyrs  3

WP – Castro 2-1 / 3.12

HR – Carson (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Matt Carson

(Home Run / 3 RBIs / Stolen Base)

With two on, one out and his team down by a run in the 2nd inning, outfielder Matt Carson smacked a 3-run homer to give the Sounds a lead they would never surrender on Tuesday. Carson reached base on a fielder’s choice in the 4th, then stole second and eventually came around to score on catcher Carson Blair’s sacrifice fly. He also scored the Sounds’ final run in the 6th after being hit by a pitch and ultimately coming home on a single by outfielder Craig Gentry. Designated hitter Jason Pridie had a pair of hits and drove in outfielder Kent Matthes, who’d doubled in the 5th. Starter Sean Nolin allowed 2 runs over 3 2/3 innings in his return from the 7-day disabled list, while RHP Angel Castro gave up 1 run in 1 1/3 innings of relief in a game that was called in the top of the 6th due to rain. While Nolin was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, infielder Ryan Roberts was placed on the temporarily inactive list for the Sounds.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     5

Midland RockHounds  2

LP – Long 3-4 / 2.83

HR – Walsh 2 (7)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Colin Walsh

(2 Home Runs)

 

Second baseman Colin Walsh continued his hot hitting for the Hounds, connecting on 2 home runs to provide all the scoring that Midland would do on Tuesday. And Walsh now shares the team home run lead with shortstop Chad Pinder and first baseman Matt Olson. But he also made a throwing error that helped lead to a run in the 7th. Catcher Carson Blair and third baseman Ryon Healy both doubled, while outfielder Chad Oberacker went 0 for 5 in his return from the disabled list. Starter Nate Long allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 6 1/3 innings to take his 4th loss for the Hounds. And while Oberacker was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, catcher Philip Pohl was placed on the DL.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Inland Empire 66ers  3

Stockton Ports        9

WP – Covey 6-3 / 3.28

HR – Boyd (4)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder B.J. Boyd

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

Stockton headed into the bottom of the 1st inning with a 2-run deficit on Tuesday, but the Ports put 6 runs of their own on the board before the frame was through and never looked back. Outfielder B.J. Boyd had the big blow, belting a 3-run blast to cap things off in the bottom of the 1st. Second baseman Branden Cogswell singled, walked, drove in a run and stole a base, while shortstop Melvin Mercedes, third baseman Matt Chapman and designated hitter Brett Vertigan had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports. RHP Dylan Covey turned in another solid start, allowing 2 runs while striking out 6 over 5 innings of work to earn his 6th win for Stockton.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Inland Empire @ Stockton – 7:10pm

Beloit @ Bowling Green – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

 

 

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