Tuesday, August 18th: Top TX League Hitter Chad Pinder Has 4 Hits & 3 RBIs for Hounds while Aaron Brooks Makes Nashville Debut & Phil Coke Gets Cut

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / 2 Doubles / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / 2 Doubles / 3 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  3

Springfield Cardinals      4

LP – McCurry 0-1 / 1.69

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Chad Pinder

(4 for 5 / 2 Doubles / 3 RBIs)

The A’s organizational RBI and batting average leader, shortstop Chad Pinder, did more to improve his numbers on Tuesday. The 23-year-old went 4 for 5 with a pair of doubles while driving in all 3 of the RockHounds’ runs in the team’s 1-run loss. And Pinder’s 82 RBIs and .323 batting average both lead the Texas League as well. Starter Parker Frazier allowed 3 runs over 5 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Brendan McCurry, who hadn’t walked a batter in 9 innings since joining Midland, walked the bases loaded and then walked in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th to give Springfield the literal “walk-off” win on Tuesday. Meanwhile, RHP Tucker Healy landed on the disabled list with a right forearm strain and first baseman Anthony Aliotti returned from the temporarily inactive list for the RockHounds.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

El Paso Chihuahuas  9

Nashville Sounds     4

LP – Huntzinger 3-3 / 4.30

HR – Wendle (7)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Aaron Brooks

(5 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)

 

Starter Aaron Brooks delivered a solid effort in his Nashville debut, allowing 2 runs over 5 innings of work, and he left the game with a 2-run lead on Tuesday, but RHP Brock Huntzinger gave up 4 runs in just 1/3 of an inning of relief to take the loss for the Sounds. Second baseman Joey Wendle homered and doubled, while outfielder Jason Pridie collected 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and third baseman Brent Morel had a pair of doubles and drove in a pair of runs in the loss. And with Brooks’ addition to the Sounds roster, veteran LHP Phil Coke, who had a 9.82 ERA in 10 relief appearances for Nashville, was released.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants  3

Stockton Ports   0

LP – Covey 6-8 / 3.93

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(2 for 4 / Double)

 

RHP Dylan Covey returned from the disabled list on Tuesday to allow 2 runs while striking out 8 over 4 2/3 innings of work to take his 8th loss for Stockton. The Ports were shut out on 6 hits on Tuesday. Right fielder Tyler Marincov had 2 of those hits, collecting a single and a double, while center fielder Brett Vertigan doubled in the loss. And while Covey returned from the disabled list, outfielder J.P. Sportman returned to the DL for the third time this season, and RHP Carlos Navas was promoted from the Snappers to the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  0

Peoria Chiefs        6

LP – Gauna 2-2 / 1.28

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Heath Fillmyer

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

 

RHP Heath Fillmyer turned in a strong start for the Snappers on Tuesday, striking out 5 over 5 shutout innings, and he left with the game a scoreless tie, but RHP Koby Gauna allowed 1 run in 2/3 of an inning of relief to suffer his 2nd loss. The Snappers were shut out on just 5 hits on Tuesday. Catcher Argenis Raga had a pair of singles and outfielder Shawn Duinkerk doubled in the loss. Meanwhile, RHP Carlos Navas was promoted to the Ports and RHP Rob Huber returned from the disabled list.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

GAME #1

AZL Indians  3

AZL A’s        2

LP – Peters 1-1 / 4.50

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Rodolfo Penalo

(1 for 3 / Triple / Walk / RBI)

Rehabbing starter Tanner Peters allowed 2 runs in 2 innings of work to take the loss on Tuesday, while fellow rehabbing RHP Ryan Brasier tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief, and LHP Victor Veliz gave up 1 run over 4 innings. Center fielder Rodolfo Penalo collected his third triple in the last two days and drove in a run in the 7th to bring the A’s within a run, while designated hitter Robert Mullen doubled and scored as the A’s dropped the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader.

 

GAME #2

AZL A’s        0

AZL Indians  2

LP – Blanco 4-6 / 3.55

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Eric Marinez

(1 for 3 / Double)

The A’s were shut out on just 2 hits as they dropped the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Shortstop Eric Marinez doubled and outfielder Jean Carlo Rodriguez singled for the A’s. Starter Dakota Chalmers pitched 2 perfect innings to start things off right, while 19-year-old Venezuelan RHP Argenis Blanco gave up 2 runs in 4 innings of relief to take his 6th loss for the A’s.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

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

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

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

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

Tri-City @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Reds – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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