Saturday, July 18th: Matt Chapman Hits 17th HR as Ports Win in Extras while Jason Pridie Helps Sounds Win in a Walk-Off

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Matt Chapman (Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Matt Chapman (Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  3

Stockton Ports    4

WP – Roberts 4-2 / 3.30

HR – Chapman (17)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

(Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

Designated hitter B.J. Boyd may have singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 14th for the Ports on Saturday, but it was third baseman Matt Chapman who was the hitting star for Stockton. Chapman collected 3 extra-base hits on the night, including 2 doubles to go along with his 17th home run, while driving in a pair for the Ports. Starter Matt Stalcup allowed 2 runs over 6 innings of work, while RHP Sam Roberts tossed a scoreless top of the 13th and 14th to post his 4th win for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Omaha Storm Chasers  3

Nashville Sounds         4

WP – Kurcz 1-0 / 3.18

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jason Pridie

(4 for 5 / 2 Doubles / RBI / Run / Stolen Base)

 

The Sounds’ sole PCL All-Star, outfielder Jason Pridie, helped lead Nashville to a walk-off win in 10 innings on Saturday. Pridie singled to lead off the bottom of the 10th and eventually came around to score the winning run when shortstop Niuman Romero was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Pridie collected 4 hits in the game, including a pair of doubles, and also stole a base and drove in a run for the Sounds. Starter Cody Martin allowed 3 runs over 5 1/3 innings of work, while LHP Phil Coke tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in his Nashville debut, and RHP Aaron Kurcz, recently acquired from Atlanta, threw 3 shutout innings to earn his 1st win for the Sounds.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions    11

Midland RockHounds  10

LP – Joseph 6-4 / 3.52

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Colin Walsh

(4 for 5 / 2 Doubles / 3 Runs / Stolen Base)

 

The RockHounds fought their way back from an 8-run deficit but still came up a run short on Saturday. Second baseman Colin Walsh collected 4 hits, including a pair of doubles, stole a base and scored 3 times, while first baseman Ryon Healy singled and tripled with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th to drive in 3 runs and bring the Hounds within a run. Shortstop Chad Pinder had 2 hits and drove in a pair in the 9th, and designated hitter Rangel Ravelo walked twice and tripled in a run in the 1st for Midland. Starter Jonathan Joseph had a rare rough outing for the RockHounds, allowing 10 runs, 9 earned, over 5 1/3 innings to take his 4th loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Clinton LumberKings  3

Beloit Snappers        8

WP – Graves 9-3 / 4.82

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brett Graves

(5 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

RHP Brett Graves had a solid outing for the Snappers on Saturday, allowing 3 runs, just 2 earned, on 4 hits over 5 innings of work to earn his 9th win for Beloit. First baseman Sandber Pimentel doubled and drove in 3 runs, while third baseman Jose Brizuela had 3 hits, including a double, and shortstop Yairo Munoz singled, doubled and drove in a pair for the Snappers.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

Brooklyn Cyclones             3

WP – Massad 2-2 / 3.62

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jon Massad

(5 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

RHP Jon Massad had a strong start for the Lake Monsters on Saturday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 7 over 5 innings of work to earn his 2nd win, while RHP James Naile got the final four outs for his 3rd save. This year’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s, Mikey White – who’s been seeing a lot of time at third base of late – doubled with the base loaded in the top of the 3rd to drive in 3, while catcher Nick Collins collected a pair of hits and a walk for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s    10

AZL Cubs   2

WP – Blanco 4-2 / 2.40

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Argenis Blanco

(5 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K / Win)

This year’s 3rd-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Dakota Chalmers, walked 3 in 2 scoreless innings to start things off for the A’s on Saturday. 19-year-old Venezuelan RHP Argenis Blanco then followed with 5 shutout innings to earn his 4th win for the A’s. First baseman Shane Conlon collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 3 runs, while third baseman Miguel Mercedes tripled and drove in a pair for the A’s.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Omaha @ Nashville – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 4:05pm PT / 6:05pm CT

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 6:10pm PT

Clinton @ Beloit – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Vermont @ Brooklyn – 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm ET

AZL White Sox @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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