Tuesday, August 4th: Ryan Roberts’ 2 HRs Help Sounds Win in 12 while Brett Graves Leads Snappers to Shutout Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Designated Hitter Ryan Roberts (2 Home Runs / Double / Walk / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Designated Hitter Ryan Roberts (2 Home Runs / Double / Walk / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds         8

Omaha Storm Chasers  6

WP – Huntzinger 2-2 / 3.59

HR – Roberts 2 (8)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Ryan Roberts

(2 Home Runs / Double / Walk / 4 RBIs)

Designated hitter Ryan Roberts had another big night for Nashville on Tuesday. With the game tied in the top of the 12th, Roberts slugged his second home run of the game to provide the winning run for the Sounds. Roberts also hit a solo shot in the 4th and doubled in 2 runs in the 2nd, and he’s now hit 4 home runs in his last 4 games for Nashville. Starter Brad Mills allowed 6 runs over 4 1/3 innings of work, but the Sounds’ bullpen was solid. Relievers Ryan Dull, Pat Venditte, Angel Castro and Brock Huntzinger combined on 7 2/3 shutout innings, and Huntzinger picked up the win by tossing a scoreless 11th and 12th to close things out for the Sounds. Meanwhile, with Danny Valencia’s addition to the A’s roster, infielder Max Muncy was optioned back to Nashville.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders       8

Midland RockHounds  5

LP – Duran 2-1 / 6.23

HR – Nunez (15), Pinder 2 (12), Healy (9)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Chad Pinder

(3 for 4 / 2 Home Runs)

 

The RockHounds lost despite hitting 4 home runs on Tuesday night. Shortstop Chad Pinder homered in both the 2nd and 4th innings, while third baseman Ryon Healy hit a 2-run homer to tie the game in the 3rd, and designated hitter Renato Nunez ripped his 15th homer in the 4th to give the RockHounds a 1-run lead. Pinder also singled in the 8th for the Hounds’ only other hit of the night. Starter Dillon Overton allowed 3 runs over 5 innings of work and left the game with a 2-run lead, but RHP Andres Avila was charged with 2 runs, 1 earned, in 1 inning of relief, and LHP Omar Duran gave up 3 runs in just 1/3 of an inning to take his 1st loss for Midland.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   1

Visalia Rawhide   4

LP – Stalcup 1-3 / 3.70

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(1 for 3 / RBI)

 

The Ports scored just 1 run on 4 hits on Tuesday. Outfielder Tyler Marincov singled and drove in Stockton’s only run, while Jacob Nottingham, getting the start at first base, was hit by a pitch twice in the game, and third baseman Matt Chapman missed his second straight game with a wrist injury. Starter Matt Stalcup allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, over 6 innings of work to take his 3rd loss, while LHP Jeff Urlaub gave up 1 run in 2 innings of relief in his first appearance for Stockton this season.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers     2

Great Lakes Loons  0

WP – Graves 10-5 / 4.87

HR – Higley (7), Bennie (7)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brett Graves

(6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

Last year’s 3rd-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Brett Graves, turned in one of his best starts yet for the Snappers on Tuesday, allowing just 3 hits while striking out 6 over 6 shutout innings to earn his 10th win for Beloit. RHP Lee Sosa pitched a perfect 7th, while RHP Carlos Navas got the first out of the 8th before LHP Mike Fagan came in to get the final five outs of the game to complete the 4-hit shutout and earn his 2nd save for the Snappers. Right fielder Justin Higley homered in the 1st inning and left fielder Joe Bennie homered in the 3rd to provide all the offense the Snappers would need on Tuesday.

 

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

Staten Island Yankees       3

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

LP – Gorton 0-1 / 4.15

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Jesus Lopez

(Double / 2 RBIs)

 

18-year-old Nicaraguan second baseman Jesus Lopez doubled in 2 runs with two outs in the bottom of the 4th for Vermont, but that would be all the scoring the Lake Monsters would do on Tuesday. RHP Heath Bowers tossed 3 scoreless innings to start things off for Vermont, but LHP Evan Manarino gave up 2 runs in 3 innings of relief to allow Staten Island to tie the game, and converted catcher Ryan Gorton gave up the winning run in the top of the 10th to take his 1st loss for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s       4

AZL Royals  5

LP – Kelliher 0-2 / 8.55

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Ivan Andueza

(4 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 3 K)

 

Starter Branden Kelliher allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on 1 hit and 4 walks in 2 innings of work to take his 2nd loss for the A’s on Tuesday. But 20-year-old Venezuelan LHP Ivan Andueza was solid in relief, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 3 over 4 scoreless innings to keep things close. Shortstop Eric Marinez doubled in 2 runs in the top of the 9th to bring the A’s within two, and second baseman Carlos Hiciano then singled in Marinez to narrow the gap to one, but that’s as close as the A’s would come on Tuesday. In other news, one of the AZL A’s top hitters, outfielder Jhonny Rodriguez, was transferred to the Dominican Summer League A’s.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

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

Frisco @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

Beloit @ Great Lakes – 4:05pm PT / 6:05pm CT

Staten Island @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL Padres @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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