Sunday, September 6th: Renato Nunez’s 2nd Grand Slam in 2 Days Helps Hounds Win Again while Barry Zito Makes Last Appearance in Sounds Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Renato Nunez (3 for 4 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Renato Nunez (3 for 4 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  7

Frisco RoughRiders       1

WP – Overton 5-2 / 3.06

HR – Nunez (18)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Renato Nunez

(3 for 4 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

For the second night in a row, designated hitter Renato Nunez slugged a grand slam to help the RockHounds rout the RoughRiders. While Nunez collected 5 hits and 6 RBIs on Saturday, he tallied 3 hits and 5 RBIs on Sunday, with his big 4-run blow coming with two outs in the top of the 3rd to give the RockHounds an early lead that they would never relinquish. Center fielder Chad Oberacker singled in a pair of runs with 2 outs in the 4th, while second baseman Colin Walsh doubled and drew 3 walks to bring his league-leading total to 123 on the season. LHP Dillon Overton turned in his fourth straight scoreless start for Midland, striking out 5 over 5 shutout innings to earn his 5th win for the RockHounds. And Overton has failed to allow a run while striking out 19 in 19 2/3 innings over his last 4 starts for the Hounds.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds         8

Omaha Storm Chasers  3

WP – Sanchez 1-1 / 8.00

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jake Sanchez

(6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

RHP Jake Sanchez was solid in his second start for the Sounds on Sunday, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings of work to earn his 1st win for Nashville. And in his return from the disabled list, LHP Barry Zito came in to toss a scoreless frame in the 7th inning to close out his season, and possibly his professional baseball career. Zito finished the season with an 8-7 record while posting a 3.46 ERA and notching 91 strikeouts in 138 innings for Nashville. Center fielder Craig Gentry collected 3 hits and drove in 2 runs, while second baseman Joey Wendle tripled, doubled, walked and drove in a run, and third baseman Max Muncy and right fielder Brent Morel both doubled in a pair of runs for the Sounds. And with Zito’s return to the active roster, RHP Jesus Zambrano was reassigned to the AZL A’s on Sunday.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts      0

Stockton Ports  3

WP – Trivino 10-5 / 3.91

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(Triple / Walk / 2 RBIs)

 

With two outs, two on and the game a scoreless tie in the bottom of the 6th, outfielder Tyler Marincov tripled in both base runners to give the Ports all the runs they would need on Sunday. Shortstop Melvin Mercedes singled in another run in the 7th, while outfielder B.J. Boyd and first baseman John Nogowski had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports. Starter Raul Alcantara tossed 3 shutout innings, while RHP Lou Trivino followed up with 3 scoreless frames of his own to earn his 10th win. LHP Jose Torres threw a scoreless 7th and 8th, and RHP Ben Bracewell got the final three outs in the 9th to complete the 6-hit shutout and post his 7th save for Stockton.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  14

Beloit Snappers                  2

LP – Graves 12-8 / 5.36

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jose Brizuela

(Double / RBI)

 

RHP Brett Graves had a rough start in his last outing of the season for the Snappers, allowing 8 runs over 5 innings of work to suffer his 8th loss on Sunday. Thrid baseman Jose Brizuela doubled in a run for Beloit, while shortstop Mikey White had a pair of hits in the loss.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  1

Lowell Spinners                 7

LP – Miller 2-4 / 2.91

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Ryan Howell

(Double / RBI)

 

The Lake Monsters scored just 1 run on 7 hits on Sunday. Third baseman Ryan Howell doubled in Vermont’s only run of the game with two outs in the top of the 4th, while shortstop Trace Loehr singled and doubled in the loss. Starter Corey Miller allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 5 innings of work to take his 4th loss for the Lake Monsters.

 

Monday’s Games:

Nashville @ Omaha – 10:05am PT / 12:05pm CT

Midland @ Frisco – 4:05pm PT / 6:05pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 6:10pm PT

Quad Cities @ Beloit – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Vermont @ Lowell – 10:05pm PT / 1:05pm ET

 

 

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