Wednesday, August 26th: Yairo Munoz Helps Ports Win Big while Corpus Christi Can’t Keep Colin Walsh Off Base in Hounds Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Yairo Munoz (2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Yairo Munoz (2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports           10

High Desert Mavericks  4

WP – Mengden 6-3 / 4.45

HR – Nogowski (4), Munoz (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Yairo Munoz

(2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

Shortstop Yairo Munoz has a big night at the plate for the Ports on Wednesday. The 20-year-old brought in a run with a sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning, hit a 2-run homer in the 4th, and then doubled in a run and came around to score on a throwing error in the 6th. First baseman John Nogowski hit his 4th home run in the 2nd, while designated hitter Jacob Nottingham singled, doubled and drove in a run, and third baseman Melvin Mercedes had 2 hits and a walk, stole a base, drove in 2 runs and scored 3 times for the Ports. RHP Daniel Mengden turned in a strong start for Stockton, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings of work to earn his 6th win on Wednesday.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  5

Reno Aces             11

LP – Nolin 2-2 / 2.95

HR – Pridie (18)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Right Fielder Jason Pridie

(3 for 4 / Walk / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

LHP Sean Nolin had a shaky start for the Sounds on Wednesday, allowing 3 runs over 4 innings of work to suffer his 2nd loss, while RHP Taylor Thompson gave up 3 more runs in just 1 inning of relief for Nashville. Right fielder Jason Pridie collected 3 hits, including his team-leading 18th home run, a 2-run shot to tie the game in the top of the 4th, while first baseman Nate Freiman doubled, tripled, walked and drove in a run for the Sounds.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     5

Midland RockHounds  3

LP – Duran 2-2 / 5.57

HR – Walsh (13)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Left Fielder Colin Walsh

(3 for 3 / Home Run / Triple / Walk)

 

Colin Walsh, getting the start in left field on Wednesday, had another impressive night for the RockHounds, reaching base in all 4 of his plate appearances, and he’s now reached base in each of his last 10 plate appearances for Midland. On Wednesday, Walsh singled, homered, tripled and walked, and he currently leads the Texas League with a .446 on-base percentage. Shortstop Chad Pinder and right fielder Jaycob Brugman both singled and doubled in the loss. With RHP Jake Sanchez recently landing on the disabled list, RHP Kris Hall came out of the bullpen to make just his second start for Midland on Wednesday, and he did a good job, throwing 3 scoreless innings before exiting with a 1-run lead. RHP Jonathan Joseph then tossed 4 scoreless frames and left with a 2-run lead, but LHP Omar Duran was charged with 4 runs in the 8th inning to take the loss. Meanwhile, catcher Nick Rickles was placed on the disabled list and third baseman Renato Nunez was activated from the DL for Midland.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Kane County Cougars  7

Beloit Snappers          1

LP – Graves 12-7 / 5.02

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Rob Huber

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

 

The Snappers scored 1 run on just 2 hits on Wednesday. Outfielder Justin Higley walked and eventually came around to score on third baseman Jose Brizuela’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 1st, and shortstop Mikey White and outfielder James Harris both singled in the loss. Starter Brett Graves gave up 3 runs, just 1 earned, over 4 innings of work to suffer his 7th loss, while RHP Rob Huber struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings of relief for the Snappers.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

Lowell Spinners                 8

LP – Kohler 2-3 / 5.23

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Center Fielder Steven Pallares

(3 for 4 / Double / Walk)

 

Starter Heath Bowers, allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, over 2 1/3 innings of work on Wednesday, while LHP Chris Kohler was charged with 2 runs in 1 inning of relief to take his 3rd loss for the Lake Monsters. Center fielder Steven Pallares collected 3 hits, including a double, while shortstop Richie Martin singled, doubled and scored twice. Second baseman Trace Loehr singled and drove in a pair, and designated hitter Seth Brown doubled in a run and stole a base for the Lake Monsters.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Nashville @ Tacoma – 7:05pm PT / 9:05pm CT

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

Stockton @ High Desert – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Wisconsin – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

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

AZL Rangers @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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