Thursday, August 27th: Jaycob Brugman’s 4 Hits Help Hounds Win & Clinch Playoff Berth while Chad Pinder is Named Texas League Player of the Year

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (4 for 4 / Walk / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (4 for 4 / Walk / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks       1

Midland RockHounds  10

WP – Overton 4-2 / 3.60

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(4 for 4 / Walk / Double / 3 RBIs)

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman reached base 5 times, on 3 singles, a double and a walk, while driving in 3 runs to help the RockHounds win and clinch a berth in the Texas League playoffs on Thursday. First baseman Anthony Aliotti had a pair of singles and a pair of doubles and drove in a run, while third baseman Renato Nunez singled, doubled and drove in a pair in his return from the disabled list, and second baseman Wade Kirkland collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run for the RockHounds. Starter Dillon Overton had his second straight scoreless outing for Midland on Thursday, scattering 3 hits over 5 shutout innings to earn his 4th win for the RockHounds. In other news, Hounds shortstop Chad Pinder was named the Texas League Player of the Year on Thursday. Pinder has put up an impressive .320/.362/.491 slash line in 113 games and currently leads the Texas League in hits (148), RBIs (86) and total bases (227). In addition, Midland second baseman Colin Walsh, third baseman Ryon Healy and RHP Ryan Dull were all named to the Texas League Postseason All-Star Team.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  5

Tacoma Rainiers   12

LP – Huntzinger 4-4 / 4.63

HR – Ladendorf (1), Ravelo (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Rangel Ravelo

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

 

LHP Brad Mills was scheduled to start for Nashville on Thursday but was scratched and the last minute. It was RHP Dan Otero who was called upon to make the emergency start for the Sounds and he ended up allowing 4 runs in just 2 innings of work. Nashville came back to tie the game, but RHP Brock Huntzinger gave up 3 runs in 2 innings of relief to take the loss. First baseman Rangel Ravelo had a big night, collecting 3 hits, including a 3-run homer that tied the game in the 4th, while shortstop Tyler Ladendorf hit his 1st home run of the season for the Sounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports             8

High Desert Mavericks  2

WP – Finnegan 9-8 / 5.37

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Michael Soto

(2 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

Third baseman Michael Soto singled in Stockton’s first run in the 2nd inning and then doubled in 2 more runs in the 4th, while first baseman John Nogowski also doubled in a run in the 4th, and outfielder Brett Vertigan walked twice, stole a base and tripled in a run for the Ports. Starter Kyle Finnegan turned in a strong start on Thursday, allowing 1 run over 6 innings of work to earn his 9th win for Stockton.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #1

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  4

Beloit Snappers                2

LP – Sosa 0-1 / 3.86

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder James Harris

(3 for 5 / Stolen Base)

 

In the resumption of a suspended game from July 13, the Snappers lost to Wisconsin by a score of 4-2 on Thursday. Joey Wagman originally started the game last month, when he gave up 2 runs in 3 1/3 innings of work, but RHP Lee Sosa was charged with a run in the top of the 6th inning on Thursday to suffer his 1st loss for the Snappers. Outfielder James Harris collected 3 hits and stole a base, while designated hitter Argenis Raga singled in a run, and third baseman Jose Brizuela had a pair of hits in the loss.

 

GAME #2

Beloit Snappers                 1

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  2

LP – Wagman 8-3 / 3.66

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jose Brizuela

(1 for 1 / Walk / Sac Fly / RBI)

 

The Snappers scored 1 run on just 3 hits to suffer the loss in their second game on Thursday. Third baseman Jose Brizuela drove in Beloit’s only run on a sacrifice fly in the 1st inning and then singled but was rubbed out on a double play in the 4th. First baseman Max Kuhn and second baseman Gabriel Santana both singled in the loss. RHP Joey Wagman started Thursday’s second game and allowed 2 runs over 5 innings of work to take his 3rd loss for the Snappers.

 

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

Tri-City ValleyCats             5

Vermont Lake Monsters  6

WP – Gorton 1-1 / 3.00

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Seth Brown

(3 for 5 / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

Center fielder Seth Brown collected 3 hits, stole a base and drove in 2 runs for Vermont on Thursday. With the game tied in the bottom of the 9th, Brown singled to get the rally started and eventually came around to score the winning run on left fielder Brett Siddall’s RBI single as the Lake Monsters were able to celebrate a walk-off win. First baseman Chris Iriart had 3 hits and drove in a pair, while shortstop Richie Martin singled twice, doubled, walked and scored twice, and catcher Seong-min Kim and second baseman Trace Loehr had a pair of hits apiece for Vermont. Starter Corey Miller allowed 1 run in 3 innings of work, while converted catcher Ryan Gorton picked up the win despite giving up 2 runs in the top of the 9th for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Rangers  10

AZL A’s           2

LP – Schwartz 0-1 / 3.29

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jean Carlo Rodriguez

(1 for 2 / Double / Walk / RBI)

Starter Jordan Schwartz had a rough outing on Thursday, allowing 4 runs in just 2/3 of an inning to take the loss for the A’s. Third baseman Jean Carlo Rodriguez walked and doubled in a run, while first baseman Miguel Mercedes drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, and catcher Miguel Guzman doubled and scored twice in the loss.

 

Friday’s Games:

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

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

Inland Empire @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

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

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

AZL Cubs @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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