Monday, September 7th: Brett Siddall’s Grand Slam Helps Vermont Win while Wendle, Olson, Barreto & Brizuela Homer as All A’s Affiliates Win Finales

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Outfielder Brett Siddall (3 for 5 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Outfielder Brett Siddall (3 for 5 / Grand Slam / 5 RBI)

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  9

Lowell Spinners                 7

WP – Ferreras 4-2 / 2.66

HR – Siddall (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Siddall

(3 for 5 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

With his team holding a slim 1-run lead in the top of the 9th on Monday, outfielder Brett Siddall slugged a grand slam to give the Lake Monsters a 5-run lead, which would come in handy since Lowell would come back to put 3 runs on the board in the bottom of the 9th. But Vermont held on to claim victory in their season finale on Monday. Siddall also had a pair of singles and drove in the Lake Monsters’ first run in the 4th, while shortstop Trace Loehr singled and doubled in 3 runs, including the tying run, and outfielder Seth Brown walked, doubled and tripled in the go-ahead run in the 7th. Starter Dustin Driver gave up 2 runs over 3 innings of work, while LHP Kevin Ferreras allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, in 3 innings of relief to earn his 4th win. LHP Tyler Painton surrendered 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th, but RHP James Naile came on to get the final two outs and post his 6th save for the Lake Monsters. And Vermont finished its season with a 33-42 record.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds         6

Omaha Storm Chasers  3

WP – Martin 4-4 / 5.10

HR – Wendle (10)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joey Wendle

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

The Sounds held a 1-run lead heading into the top of the 9th, when second baseman Joey Wendle belted a big 3-run homer, and his team would need that cushion with Omaha coming back to score a run in the bottom of the 9th. It was Wendle’s 10th home run, and he finished the season leading all A’s minor leaguers in extra-base hits with 60. Shortstop Brent Morel collected 3 hits, while outfielder James Harris had a pair of singles to tally his first two Triple-A hits, and catcher Nick Rickles doubled in a run to notch his first hit for Nashville. Starter Cody Martin was solid for the Sounds, allowing 2 runs while striking out 7 over 6 innings of work to earn his 4th win as Nashville finished its season with a 66-78 record.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  6

Frisco RoughRiders       4

WP – Hall 5-0 / 2.50

HR – Olson (17), Kirkland (5)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Matt Olson

(Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Right fielder Matt Olson finished the season with a bang, blasting his 17th home run, a 2-run shot in the top of the 2nd, to give the RockHounds a lead they would never relinquish on Monday. Olson collected his 37th double in the 8th but was left stranded, while second baseman Wade Kirkland also homered in the 2nd and doubled and ended up stealing home in the 7th. Starter Jonathan Joseph allowed 1 run in 3 innings of work, while RHP Kris Hall tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 5th win, and RHP Ryan Doolittle pitched a perfect 9th to post his 4th save. The RockHounds finished the season with an overall record of 83-57. Their second-half record of 48-22 was the best in the Texas League, and they will begin battling Corpus Christi in the best-of-5 Texas League South Division Championship Series on Wednesday. In other news, third baseman Renato Nunez and LHP Sean Manaea were named the Texas League Player and Pitcher of the Week. Nunez went 11 for 27 with 3 doubles, 2 grand slams and 12 RBIs, while Manaea struck out 13 in 6 scoreless innings for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts     7

Stockton Ports  8

WP – Seddon 8-8 / 3.59

HR – Barreto (13)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto

(3 for 5 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

With two outs, a man on and his team down by a run in the bottom of the 7th, shortstop Franklin Barreto belted a 2-run homer to bring in the tying and go ahead runs for Stockton on Monday. Modesto came back to tie the game in the top of the 8th, but the Ports wound up winning in a walk-off thanks to a throwing error on Barreto’s ground ball in the bottom of the 9th. Barreto also had a pair of singles in the game, while outfielder Brett Vertigan had 2 hits, 2 walks and drove in 2 runs. Third baseman Melvin Mercedes doubled in a run, and second baseman Branden Cogswell had a pair of hits for the Ports. Starter Kyle Finnegan allowed 6 runs, 3 earned, over 5 innings of work, while RHP Sam Bragg gave up the tying run in the top of the 8th, but RHP Joel Seddon pitched a perfect 9th to pick up the win for the Ports. Stockton finished the season with an overall record of 74-66 and will begin a best-of-3 playoff series at San Jose on Wednesday. Dylan Covey, Daniel Mengden and Matt Stalcup are the scheduled starters, but third baseman Matt Chapman recently re-injured his wrist and is not expected to be available for the series.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  3

Beloit Snappers                4

WP – Gorton 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Brizuela (11)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jose Brizuela

(Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Third baseman Jose Brizuela blasted a 2-run homer to briefly give Beloit the lead in the bottom of the 4th on Monday. He also doubled but was left stranded in the 2nd, while designated hitter Joe Bennie drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 8th. Starter Joey Wagman allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 6 innings of work, while LHP Cody Stull tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief, and converted catcher Ryan Gorton pitched 2 perfect innings to pick up his 1st win for the Snappers. And Beloit ended up finishing the season with a 55-84 record.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

No Games Scheduled

 

 

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