Monday, June 22nd: Dustin Driver Looks Sharp in Vermont’s 1st Victory while Rangel Ravelo Debuts with AZL A’s & Bobby Wahl Lands on DL for Hounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Dustin Driver (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 0 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Dustin Driver (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 0 K)


NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Aberdeen IronBirds           1

Vermont Lake Monsters  9

WP – Beasley 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Akau (1), Bolt (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dustin Driver

(5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 0 K)

After experiencing a few ups and downs in his first four starts at Beloit, RHP Dustin Driver came out strong in his first start for Vermont, allowing just 1 unearned run on 2 hits and 2 walks over 5 innings of work, and he left with the game a 1-1 tie on Monday. LHP Derek Beasley tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win for the Lake Monsters. Catcher Iolana Akau and 4th-round center fielder Skye Bolt hit back-to-back homers in the bottom of the 6th, while right fielder Shawn Duinkerk and 12th-round first baseman Chris Iriart both doubled and drove in a pair. 10th-round left fielder Steven Pallares reached base 4 times, on 3 hits and a walk, and 2nd-round shortstop Mikey White went 1 for 4 to collect his first hit in pro ball on Monday.

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Midland RockHounds  4

Frisco RoughRiders       5

LP – Doolittle 2-1 / 3.78

HR – Walsh (8)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Colin Walsh

(Home Run / 3 Walks / Stolen Base)


Second baseman Colin Walsh led off the game with his 8th home run of the season to give the RockHounds a quick lead in the top of the 1st on Monday. Walsh would also walk 3 times and swipe his 5th base before the game was through, while outfielder Matt Angle singled in a pair of runs to briefly give the Hounds the lead in the 8th. Starter Jonathan Joseph allowed 2 runs over 5 innings of work, while RHP Ryan Doolittle gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, in 3 innings of relief to take the loss. In other news, RockHounds RHP Chris Jensen was named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week after allowing just 1 earned run in 14 innings over his last 2 starts for Midland. And RHP Bobby Wahl was placed on the disabled list and LHP Omar Duran joined the RockHounds roster from Stockton.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Giants  6

AZL A’s     10

WP – Blanco 1-0 / 3.60

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Argenis Blanco

(5 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 3 K / Win)

19-year-old Venezuelan RHP Argenis Blanco was solid in his first start for the AZL A’s, allowing just 2 runs over 5 innings of work to earn his 1st win on Monday. RHP Phillip Ortiz, 21st-round LHP Andrew Tomasovich and 29th-round RHP Armando Ruiz each tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief for the A’s. 11th-round center fielder James Terrell and 35th-round shortstop Tim Proudfoot both doubled and drove in a pair, while right fielder Jhonny Rodriguez had 3 hits and drove in a run. Left fielder Luis Barrera reached base 4 times, on 2 hits and 2 walks, while scoring 3 times, and first baseman Rangel Ravelo, who’s on a rehab assignment from Nashville, singled in a pair of runs and walked 3 times for the A’s. Meanwhile, 16th-round RHP Dustin Hurlbutt, 31st-round RHP John Gorman and 33rd-round outfielder Mike Martin were added to the AZL A’s roster on Monday.


Tuesday’s Games:

Nashville @ Memphis – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Midland @ Frisco – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Aberdeen @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Giants – 7:00pm PT



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