Friday, August 7th: Colin Walsh Collects 4 Hits as Hounds Lose in a Walk-Off and Sean Doolittle Makes Rehab Appearance for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Second Baseman Colin Walsh (4 for 5 / 2 Doubles / RBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds 2B Colin Walsh (4 for 5 / 2 Doubles / RBI)



Midland RockHounds  4

Corpus Christi Hooks     5

LP – Frankoff 0-1 / 1.75

HR – Whitaker (9)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Colin Walsh

(4 for 5 / 2 Doubles / RBI)

Second baseman Colin Walsh had another big night at the plate as he continues to put together one of the finest seasons on the field of any player in the A’s system this year. The 25-year-old had a pair of singles and a pair of doubles to raise his batting average to .309 while also driving in a run in the RockHounds’ 3-run 4th inning on Friday. Designated hitter Bruce Maxwell singled, doubled and drove in a pair, while outfielder Josh Whitaker hit his 9th home run for the Hounds. Starter Parker Frazier allowed just 1 run through the first 6 innings but then gave up 3 runs in the 7th to tie the game, and he ended up allowing 4 runs on 6 hits over 6 2/3 innings and left with the game a 4-4 tie. RHP Tucker Healy tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, but RHP Seth Frankoff gave up 1 unearned run in the bottom of the 9th, with the help of a fielding error by first baseman Anthony Aliotti, to allow Corpus Christi to win in a walk-off and suffer his 1st loss for the RockHounds.

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Memphis Redbirds   7

Nashville Sounds   4

LP – Neal 7-6 / 3.84

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jason Pridie

(3 for 4 / Triple / 2 Runs)


RHP Zach Neal had his second straight shaky start for the Sounds, allowing 5 runs on 13 hits over 5 2/3 innings to suffer his 6th loss on Friday. Outfielder Jason Pridie collected 3 hits, including a triple, and scored twice, while first baseman Max Muncy singled, walked and drove in 3. Outfielder Jake Smolinski singled in a run, and shortstop Ryan Roberts had a pair of hits in the loss.



Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  9

Stockton Ports                       6

LP – Alcantara 0-2 / 4.67

HR – Munoz (2), Gilbert (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Yairo Munoz

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)


RHP Raul Alcantara had a rough start for the Ports on Friday, allowing 5 runs on 4 hits, including 2 home runs, and a walk in just 1/3 of an inning of work to take his 2nd loss for Stockton. Rehabbing LHP Sean Doolittle pitched one perfect inning in relief, but he reportedly didn’t top 90mph on the radar gun and two of the outs in the inning came on fly balls that reached the warning track. Shortstop Yairo Munoz singled, homered and drove in a pair, while second baseman Trent Gilbert tagged a 2-run homer, and outfielder B.J. Boyd had 3 hits and scored a run for Stockton.



Beloit Snappers   5

Lansing Lugnuts   15

LP – Navas 3-2 / 2.43

HR – Bennie (8), Harris (5), Proudfoot (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Joe Bennie

(2 for 5 / Home Run / Double)


RHP Daniel Gossett had a rocky outing for the Snappers on Friday, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits over 5 innings of work, while RHP Carlos Navas was charged with 3 runs in 1/3 of an inning of relief to take the loss. LHP Mike Fagan gave up 2 runs, 1 earned in just 2/3 of an inning, and RHP Kevin Johnson surrendered 6 more runs, 4 of them unearned with the help of a fielding error by second baseman Tim Proudfoot. Outfielder Joe Bennie doubled in the 2nd and homered in the 4th to briefly give Beloit the lead, while Proudfoot singled, homered, walked twice and drove in 3, and outfielder James Harris hit his 5th home run in the loss.


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

Brooklyn Cyclones             2

Vermont Lake Monsters  7

WP – Ferreras 3-2 / 2.37



Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Skye Bolt

(Double / Walk / 2 RBIs)


Designated hitter Skye Bolt doubled in 2 runs, including the tying run, and then came around to score the winning run in the bottom of the 6th for the Lake Monsters on Friday. Shortstop Richie Martin singled, walked twice, scored twice and stole 3 bases, while outfielder Brett Siddall and third baseman Trace Loehr had a pair of hits apiece. Starter Kyle Friedrichs allowed 1 run in 3 innings of work, while LHP Kevin Ferreras threw 3 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 3rd win for the Lake Monsters. In other news, the A’s acquired RHP Darwin Frias from the Mets and activated RHP Derek DeYoung from the disabled list and assigned both to Vermont.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)


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Saturday’s Games:

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

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Rancho Cucamonga @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ Lansing – 4:05pm PT / 6:05pm CT

Brooklyn @ Vermont – 3:05pm PT / 6:05pm ET

AZL Cubs @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT



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