Sunday, April 10th: Heath Fillmyer Pitches Ports to Victory while Chris Iriart’s Big Bat Helps Beloit Split Twinbill

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Heath Fillmyer (5 2/3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 3 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Heath Fillmyer (5 2/3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts      2

Stockton Ports  4

WP – Fillmyer 1-0 / 1.59

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Heath Fillmyer

(5 2/3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 3 K / Win)

2014’s 5th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Heath Fillmyer, had a 1-hit shutout going through 5 innings before surrendering a run and exiting with two outs in the top of the 6th inning on Sunday. Fillmyer ended up allowing just 1 run on 3 hits over 5 2/3 innings to earn the win in his California League debut. RHP Carlos Navas tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, while RHP Ben Bracewell allowed 1 run over the final 2 innings to pick up the save for the Ports. Third baseman Jose Brizuela and designated hitter James Harris drove in runs with back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the 5th, while center fielder B.J. Boyd and second baseman Joe Bennie followed with back-to-back RBI singles in the same inning to account for all of Stockton’s scoring on the day. In other news, A’s infielder Eric Sogard is scheduled to join Stockton on Monday to begin a rehab assignment.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Oklahoma City Dodgers  3

Nashville Sounds          1

LP – Neal 0-1 / 1.80

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)

 

Originally ticketed for bullpen duty in 2016, RHP Zach Neal got a shot to rejoin the Sounds starting rotation after Eric Surkamp’s elevation to the A’s. And he made the most of it on Sunday, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings of solid work. But since the Sounds could only manage 1 run on 5 hits against Oklahoma City, Neal ended up being saddled with the loss on Sunday.

RHP J.B. Wendelken: 2 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K

RHP Angel Castro: 2 IP / 1 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 2 K

CF Tyler Ladendorf: 2 for 4

DH Andrew Lambo: 1 for 3 / Walk

1B Rangel Ravelo 1 for 3

3B Renato Nunez: 1 for 4

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds    2

NW Arkansas Naturals  16

LP – Seddon 0-1 / 19.64

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Viosergy Rosa

(2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Joel Seddon and reliever Sam Bragg each surrendered 8 runs as the RockHounds were slammed by the Naturals on Sunday. First baseman Viosergy Rosa singled in the Hounds’ first run in the 4th and doubled in the Hounds’ second run in the 6th to account for all of Midland’s scoring on the day.

RHP Joel Seddon: 3 2/3 IP / 8 H / 8 ER / 2 BB / 2 K

RHP Sam Bragg: 4 1/3 IP / 9 H / 8 ER / 2 BB / 1 K

LF J.P. Sportman: 2 for 4 / Double

CF Brett Vertigan: 1 for 3 / Double / Walk

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #1

Beloit Snappers                2

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  4

LP – Naile 0-1 / 8.31

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Trent Gilbert

(1 for 3 / Double)

 

Making his first start in the A’s organization since being drafted in the 20th round last year, RHP James Naile allowed 4 runs in 4 1/3 innings of work to take the loss for the Snappers in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader.

RHP James Naile: 4 1/3 IP / 5 H / 4 ER / 2 BB / 4 K

LHP Andrew Tomasovich: 1 2/3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K

2B Jesus Lopez: 1 for 3 / RBI

1B Chris Iriart: 1 for 3 / RBI

 

GAME #2

Beloit Snappers                4

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  3

WP – Manarino 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Iriart 2 (2)

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Iriart

(3 for 3 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

First baseman Chris Iriart, last year’s 12th-round draft pick for the A’s, had a big day at the plate to help Beloit win the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, clubbing a pair of home runs and a double while driving in all 4 of the Snappers runs. Starter Evan Manarino tossed 5 scoreless innings to earn the win, while RHP Armando Ruiz got the final out for the save.

LHP Evan Manarino: 5 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K

RHP Corey Miller: 1 2/3 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 1 K

RHP Armando Ruiz: 1/3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 0 K

RF Brett Siddall: 1 for 3

 

Monday’s Games:

Colorado Springs @ Nashville – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

Midland @ NW Arkansas – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Lancaster @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ Clinton – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

 

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