Thursday, August 20th: Casey Meisner Leads Stockton to Shutout Victory while Sean Doolittle Strikes Out Side Again for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Casey Meisner (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Casey Meisner (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  3

Modesto Nuts     0

WP – Meisner 1-1 / 4.15

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Casey Meisner

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

On Thursday, RHP Casey Meisner turned in his best start for Stockton since being acquired from the Mets in the Tyler Clippard trade. The 20-year-old gave up a single in the 1st inning and then retired the next 11 hitters before giving up another single in the 5th. Meisner ended up allowing just those 2 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 5 shutout innings to earn his 1st win for Stockton. RHP Lou Trivino tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Ben Bracewell got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 5th save and nail down the 3-hit shutout for Stockton. First baseman Michael Soto singled, doubled twice and drove in a pair, while right fielder Tyler Marincov also had 2 doubles and scored twice, and left fielder B.J. Boyd had a pair of hits for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

GAME #1

Albuquerque Isotopes  6

Nashville Sounds       0

LP – Martin 2-4 / 5.63

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Doolittle

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

 

The Sounds were shut out on just 4 hits in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader. First baseman Rangel Ravelo and designated hitter Joey Wendle each doubled, while shortstop Andy Parrino and second baseman Tyler Ladendorf both singled in the loss. Starter Cody Martin was shaky for the Sounds, allowing 6 runs over 6 innings of work to take the loss. Rehabbing LHP Sean Doolittle took over in the 7th inning and, in his second straight appearance, struck out the side for the Sounds.

 

GAME #2

Albuquerque Isotopes  2

Nashville Sounds       3

WP – Mills 5-11 / 4.32

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brad Mills

(6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K)

 

LHP Brad Mills delivered a strong outing in his first start after being designated for assignment and returning to the Sounds. The veteran allowed 1 run on just 3 hits while striking out 7 over 6 innings of work to earn his 5th win, while RHP Angel Castro got the final three outs to pick up his 5th save. Second baseman Joey Wendle had a pair of hits, while left fielder Ryan Roberts doubled and walked, and shortstop Brent Morel, first baseman Nate Freiman and designated hitter Rangel Ravelo each drove in a run for the Sounds.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  7

Springfield Cardinals      1

WP – Hall 4-0 / 2.77

HR – Whitaker (10), Taylor (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Whitaker

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Jake Sanchez allowed 1 run over 4 2/3 innings of work for the RockHounds, while RHP Kris Hall tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 4th win on Thursday. Outfielder Josh Whitaker hit a 2-run homer, while catcher Beau Taylor slugged a solo shot, and first baseman Anthony Aliotti doubled and drove in 3 runs in the RockHounds’ win.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  3

Peoria Chiefs        5

LP – Mendez 3-11 / 5.81

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Mikey White

(2 for 4 / Double / Walk / RBI)

 

RHP Junior Mendez had another rocky start for the Snappers, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and 5 walks over just 4 1/3 innings to suffer his 11th loss on Thursday. This year’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s, shortstop Mikey White, singled, doubled, walked and drove in the Snappers’ first run to tie the game in the 3rd, while catcher Argenis Raga and third baseman Jose Brizuela collected 3 hits apiece in the loss.

 

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

Tri-City ValleyCats             5

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

LP – Duno 0-1 / 2.40

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Siddall

(1 for 3 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Angel Duno allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 5 innings of work to take his 1st loss for the Lake Monsters on Thursday. Left fielder Brett Siddall doubled in Vermont’s first run in the bottom of the 4th and drove in the team’s second run on a sacrifice fly in the 9th, while center fielder Seth Brown doubled and scored for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s          4

AZL Dodgers  8

LP – Zambrano 1-4 / 5.79

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Shane Conlon

(2 for 3 / 2 RBIs)

18-year-old Venezuelan RHP Jesus Zambrano had a rough start on Thursday, allowing 6 runs, 5 earned, in just 2 1/3 innings of work to take his 4th loss for the A’s. First baseman Shane Conlon had 2 hits and drove in a pair in the loss.

 

Friday’s Games:

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

Midland @ Tulsa – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Stockton @ Modesto – 7:05pm PT

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

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

 

 

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