Friday, June 12th: Sandber Pimentel Slugs 10th HR in Snappers’ Extra-Inning Win while A.J. Griffin Struggles in 1st Rehab Start for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Sandber Pimentel (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Sandber Pimentel (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers              4

Bowling Green Hot Rods  3

WP – Huber 2-3 / 3.09

HR – Pimentel (10), Gilbert (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Sandber Pimentel

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

Although outfielder Justin Higley had the big hit for Beloit with his RBI triple to unlock the tie in the top of the 12th, first baseman Sandber Pimentel accounted for two of the Snappers’ four runs with his 2-run homer in the 1st. It made Pimentel the A’s first minor leaguer to reach 10 home runs this season and put him two ahead of his nearest competitor, Stockton third baseman Matt Chapman, who has 8. Second baseman Trent Gilbert homered in the 3rd and doubled in the 11th, while starter Daniel Gossett allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 5 innings of work and left with the game tied – and the game remained tied until Higley’s triple in the top of the 12th. Relievers Kevin Johnson, Jose Torres and Rob Huber combined to throw 7 scoreless innings, with Huber picking up his 2nd win for the Snappers.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds            7

Oklahoma City Dodgers  11

LP – Griffin 0-1 / 10.38

HR – Pridie (6)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jason Pridie

(3 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

A’s RHP A.J. Griffin had a rough time in his first rehab start for the Sounds on Friday. Griffin gave up 6 runs, 5 earned, on 8 hits – including 4 home runs – while walking none and striking out 5 over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss. He threw a total of 80 pitches, 49 of them for strikes. Outfielder Jason Pridie had 3 hits, including a 3-run homer in the 9th, while first baseman Ike Davis went 1 for 3 with a double in his first rehab appearance with the Sounds, and catcher Luke Carlin, shortstop Niuman Romero and first baseman Anthony Aliotti had a pair of hits apiece and each drove in a run in the loss. And with pitcher Pat Venditte landing on the disabled list for Oakland, Sounds RHP Arnold Leon was recalled by the A’s.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     3

Midland RockHounds  1

LP – Jensen 4-5 / 5.35

HR – Nunez (7)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(Home Run)

 

Third baseman Renato Nunez slugged his 7th home run to provide the RockHounds’ only run on Friday and tie him for the team home run lead with first baseman Matt Olson, second baseman Colin Walsh and shortstop Chad Pinder. Outfielder Jaycob Brugman had a pair of hits, while Walsh collected his team-leading 19th double as the RockHounds lost their seventh straight. RHP Chris Jensen had a solid start for the Hounds, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, over 7 innings of work but still ended up taking his 5th loss for Midland.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports                      1

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  5

LP – Overton 2-3 / 4.03

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

(2 for 4 / Triple / Double)

 

Starter Dillon Overton allowed 4 runs on 7 hits and struck out 4 in 5 innings of work to take his 3rd loss for Stockton, while LHP Matt Stalcup gave up 1 run in 3 innings of relief. The Ports managed just 1 run on 5 hits on Friday. Third baseman Matt Chapman doubled, tripled and scored Stockton’s only run on first baseman John Nogowski’s groundout in the 7th.

 

In Other News…

The A’s announced on Friday that they’d agreed to terms with 18 of their draft picks, including 7 of the team’s top 10 picks. The complete list is below…

#2 Mikey White SS (Alabama), #5 Kevin Duchene LHP (Illinois), #6 Bowdien Derby RHP (San Diego State), #7 Kyle Friedrichs RHP (Long Beach State), #8 Nick Collins C (Georgetown), #9 Jared Lyons LHP (Liberty), #10 Steven Pallares OF (San Diego State), #13 Brett Siddall OF (Canisius), #20 James Naile RHP (Alabama-Birmingham), #24 Heath Bowers RHP (Campbell), #25 Evan Manarino LHP (Irvine), #28 Marc Berube RHP (Pittsburgh), #29 Armando Ruiz RHP (Alabama State), #30 Brendan Butler RHP (Dowling), #31 John Gorman RHP (Boston College), #32 Michael Murray RHP (Florida Gulf Coast), #33 Mike Martin CF (Harvard), #34 Shane Conlon 1B (Kansas State)

 

Saturday’s Games:

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

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

Stockton @ Rancho Cucamonga – 7:05pm

Beloit @ Dayton – 4:00pm PT / 6:00pm CT

 

 

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