Thursday, July 30th: Brad Mills Is Solid Again in Sounds Loss as Brent Morel Joins Nashville, Dayan Viciedo Is Released and All Six A’s Affiliates Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Brad Mills (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Brad Mills (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Iowa Cubs               5

Nashville Sounds  4

LP – Coke 0-2 / 11.37

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brad Mills

(7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

LHP Brad Mills turned in his third straight quality start for the Sounds, allowing just 1 run while striking out 5 over 7 innings of work, and he left the game with a 2-run lead on Thursday. But RHP Brock Huntzinger gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, in the 8th inning to allow Iowa to tie the game. And it remained tied until the top of the 12th, when LHP Phil Coke surrendered 2 runs to suffer his 2nd loss for the Sounds. First baseman Nate Frieman collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run, while outfielder Jason Pridie drew 3 walks and singled in a run, and Nashville’s new third baseman, Brent Morel, singled and doubled in a run for the Sounds. The A’s signed Morel, a former 3rd-round draft pick for the White Sox who’s appeared in 220 major league games, to a minor league contract after he was given his release by the Pirates earlier in the week. In order to make room for him on the Sounds roster, the A’s released another recent minor league free agent signee, Dayan Viciedo, who struggled at Nashville, posting a .221/.282/.336 slash line in just 30 games for the Sounds.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     4

Midland RockHounds  0

LP – Overton 3-2 / 4.50

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Chad Oberacker

(1 for 3 / Walk / Stolen Base)

 

The RockHounds were shut out on just 5 hits to snap their 5-game winning streak on Thursday. Outfielder Chad Oberacker reached base twice, on a single and a walk, and collected his team-leading 15th stolen base, while designated hitter Renato Nunez doubled for the team’s only extra-base hit of the game. Starter Dillon Overton allowed 4 runs on 8 hits and struck out 6 over 5 innings of work to take his 2nd loss for Midland. Meanwhile, LHP Sean Manaea, acquired from Kansas City in the Ben Zobrist trade, is scheduled to make his first start for the RockHounds on Friday.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   1

San Jose Giants  4

LP – Stalcup 1-2 / 3.96

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Trent Gilbert

(2 for 4 / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

Starter Matt Stalcup allowed 3 runs while striking out 8 over 6 innings of work to suffer his 2nd loss as the Ports dropped their fifth straight on Thursday. Designated hitter Trent Gilbert had 2 hits, stole a base and drove in Stockton’s only run of the night, while shortstop Yairo Munoz and center fielder B.J. Boyd had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports, and left fielder Coco Crisp went 1 for 4 with a walk in his third rehab game for Stockton.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  4

Beloit Snappers                3

LP – Johnson 2-6 / 4.64

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Joey Wagman

(6 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

 

RHP Joey Wagman had a solid start for the Snappers on Thursday, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings of work, but LHP Jose Torres gave up 2 runs in the 9th to allow Quad Cities to tie the game. And it remained tied until the top of the 12th, when RHP Kevin Johnson surrendered the winning run to take his 6th loss as the Snappers dropped their fifth straight. First baseman Max Kuhn singled, doubled and walked, while shortstop Mikey White and designated hitter Joe Bennie both doubled in runs in the bottom of the 8th for Beloit.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  1

State College Spikes        10

LP – Manarino 2-1 / 3.60

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Seth Brown

(3 for 5 / Double)

 

Vermont scored just 1 run on 6 hits on Thursday. And designated hitter Seth Brown had half of those hits, with 2 singles and a double, while outfielder Steven Pallares tripled and walked. Shortstop Richie Martin singled and walked twice, and second baseman Trace Loehr singled in Vermont’s only run of the game with 2 outs in the top of the 2nd. Starter Evan Manarino allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 3 innings of work to take his 1st loss for the Lake Monsters, while RHP Cody Kurz gave up 4 more runs in 1 inning of relief.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Royals  5

AZL A’s       3

LP – Biegalski 0-1 / 0.00

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jesus Zambrano

(3 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)

This year’s 14th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Boomer Biegalski, made his debut for the AZL A’s on Thursday, allowing 3 unearned runs and striking out 1 in 2 innings of work to take the loss. Rehabbing LHP Jeff Urlaub tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, while 18-year-old Venezuelan RHP Jesus Zambrano struck out 3 over 3 shutout frames in the 5th, 6th and 7th to keep his team within a run. Catcher Robert Mullen collected a pair of doubles, while designated hitter Mike Martin had a pair of hits and a walk and stole a base, and third baseman Miguel Mercedes doubled in a run in the loss.

 

Friday’s Games:

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

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ San Jose – 7:00pm PT

Peoria @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

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

AZL A’s @ AZL Indians – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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