Monday, April 11th: Sean Manaea Wins in Nashville Debut while Chris Iriart’s Hot Hitting Helps Beloit Win Again

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds LHP Sean Manaea (5 1/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  1

Nashville Sounds              7

WP – Manaea 1-0 / 1.69

HR – Ladendorf (1), Smolinski (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Manaea

(5 1/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

The A’s top pitching prospect, LHP Sean Manaea, made an impressive Nashville debut on Monday night. Manaea gave up just 2 singles and no runs through the first 5 innings and ended up allowing 1 run on 4 hits while walking none and striking out 6 over 5 1/3 innings to earn the win. Center fielder Tyler Ladendorf homered to lead things off for the Sounds in the bottom of the 1st inning and then doubled and scored Nashville’s second run in the 3rd. Left fielder Jake Smolinski homered in the 6th and also singled and walked twice in the game, while designated hitter Andrew Lambo singled, tripled and drove in 4 runs, and catcher Bruce Maxwell singled and doubled in a run in the 4th. RHP Andrew Triggs closed out the victory by striking out the side for the Sounds in the 9th.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds   3

NW Arkansas Naturals   5

LP – Sanchez 0-1 / 13.50

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Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Carson Blair

(2 for 4 / 3 RBIs)

 

Catcher Carson Blair drove in all 3 of the RockHounds’ runs with a pair of singles. Starter Dylan Covey allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks over 4 innings of work and left the game with a one-run lead, but RHP Jake Sanchez gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th to take the loss.

RHP Dylan Covey: 4 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 4 BB / 5 K

RHP Trey Cochran-Gill: 2 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K

RHP Jake Sanchez: 1 IP / 3 H / 3 ER / 1 BB / 1 K

RHP Corey Walter: 1 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K

3B Matt Chapman: 1 for 2 / Double / 2 Walks

RF Danny Oh: 1 for 3 / Walk / SB

LF Brett Vertigan: 1 for 4 / Double

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Lancaster JetHawks  10

Stockton Ports          5

LP – Wagman 0-1 / 81.00

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Casey Meisner

(6 IP / 2 H / 2 ER / 3 BB / 4 K)

 

RHP Casey Meisner got off to a rough start on Monday, giving up 2 hits and 2 runs in the 1st inning, but he didn’t allow a hit or a run over the next 5 frames. Meisner ended up allowing 2 runs on 2 hits over 6 innings of work and left the game with a two-run lead, but RHP Joey Wagman was charged with 3 runs in the 7th inning to take the loss. Rehabbing infielder Eric Sogard, batting second and playing second base for Stockton, went 2 for 4 and drove in a run in the loss.

RHP Joey Wagman: 1/3 IP / 1 H / 3 ER / 2 BB / 0 K

RHP Koby Gauna: 2/3 IP / 4 H / 3 ER / 1 BB / 0 K

RHP Lou Trivino: 2 IP / 3 H / 1 ER /1 BB / 3 K

2B Eric Sogard: 2 for 4 / RBI

CF James Harris: 2 for 4 / Triple / Walk

3B Jose Brizuela: 2 for 4 / Double / RBI

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers      10

Clinton LumberKings  6

WP – Zambrano 1-0 / 11.57

HR – Iriart (3), Pallares (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Iriart

(4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

First baseman Chris Iriart continued his hot hitting on Monday, collecting a home run, a double and a pair of singles while driving in 3 runs for the Snappers. It was Iriart’s third homer in the last two days and he now has 7 hits in his last 8 at-bats. Left fielder Steven Pallares slugged a 2-run homer in the top of the 3rd to give his team the lead and also walked 3 times and stole a base in the game.

LF Steven Pallares: 1 for 2 / Home Run / 2 RBIs / 3 Walks / SB

C Santiago Chavez: 3 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs

RHP Angel Duno: 4 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 4 K

RHP Jesus Zambrano: 2 1/3 IP / 3 H / 3 ER / 3 BB / 2 K

 

Tuesday’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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