Friday, April 8th: Jesse Hahn’s 6 Scoreless Frames & Renato Nunez’s 11th Inning Triple Help Nashville Win in a Walk-Off

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Jesse Hahn (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Jesse Hahn (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Oklahoma City Dodgers  1

Nashville Sounds          2

WP – Triggs 1-0 / 0.00

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Jesse Hahn

(6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K)

After losing his spot in the A’s starting rotation this spring, RHP Jesse Hahn looked strong in his Nashville debut on Friday night. Hahn allowed just 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5 over 6 scoreless innings, throwing 74 pitches – 50 strikes and 24 balls – and he left the game with a one-run lead. Second baseman Joey Wendle doubled with one out in the bottom of the 1st inning and then came around to score on right fielder Matt Olson’s two-out double to give Nashville the early edge. Wendle also singled and stole a base in the game while Olson would notch another double and draw a walk. LHP Patrick Schuster took over in the 7th after Hahn’s exit and struck out 4 in 2 perfect innings of relief. The Sounds maintained their slim 1-0 lead until the top of the 9th, when RHP Angel Castro came on to secure the save but instead surrendered a leadoff home run to catcher Yasmani Grandal to tie the game. LHP Daniel Coulombe struck out the side in the top of the 10th and RHP Andrew Triggs followed with a scoreless 11th. Third baseman Max Muncy, who’d walked twice in the game, led off the bottom of the 11th with a single and then came around to score when designated hitter Renato Nunez smacked a triple into center field to give the Sounds the walk-off win on Friday night. Nashville native Triggs picked up the win in his debut with the hometown team. And with LHP Eric Surkamp joining Oakland to make the start against Seattle on Friday, outfielder Andrew Lambo was optioned back to Nashville. Meanwhile, LHP Dillon Overton is set to make his first start for the Sounds on Saturday.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  0

Arkansas Travelers        2

LP – Alcantara 0-1 / 3.60

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

(5 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 9 K)

 

RHP Raul Alcantara looked solid in his season debut for Midland, allowing 2 runs while striking out 9 in 5 innings of work. But the RockHounds were shut out on just 3 hits on Friday and Alcantara ended up taking the loss for Midland.

RHP Trey Cochran-Gill: 2 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K

RHP Kris Hall: 1 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 1 K

RF Brett Vertigan: 1 for 3

2B Wade Kirkland: 1 for 3

1B Ryon Healy: 1 for 4

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts     8

Stockton Ports  3

LP – Graves 0-1 / 7.20

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman John Nogowski

(2 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

First baseman John Nogowski singled, doubled and drove in Stockton’s first run in the 2nd inning, but starter Brett Graves was shaky in his season debut, allowing 4 runs over 5 innings to take the loss for the Ports.

RHP Brett Graves: 5 IP / 7 H / 4 ER / 1 BB / 5 K

RHP Bobby Wahl: 1/3 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 1 K

RHP Koby Gauna: 1 2/3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 1 K

RHP Rob Huber: 2 IP / 5 H / 3 ER / 0 BB / 3K

CF James Harris: 1 for 5 / Triple

3B Jose Brizuela: 1 for 4 / Double

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  5

Beloit Snappers                9

WP – Altamirano 1-0 / 0.00

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Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Ryan Howell

(2 for 3 / Double / Walk / RBI)

 

Third baseman Ryan Howell singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run to help the Snappers win a game that was called after 5 innings due to snow. Starter Boomer Biegalski struggled, allowing 4 runs, 3 earned, over 4 innings in his debut for Beloit, but RHP Xavier Altamirano picked up the win with 1 inning of work on Friday.

RHP Boomer Biegalski: 4 IP / 5 H / 3 ER / 3 BB / 2 K

RHP Xavier Altamirano: 1 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 1 K

1B Chris Iriart: 1 for 2 / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs

LF Steven Pallares: 2 for 3 / 2 RBIs

CF Skye Bolt: 2 for 2 / 2 Runs

 

Saturday’s Games:

Oklahoma City @ Nashville – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

Midland @ Arkansas – 5:10pm PT / 7:10pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ Wisconsin – 2:05pm PT / 4:05pm CT

 

 

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