Sunday, April 24th: Snappers Come up Short despite 3 Late HRs while Jesse Hahn Struggles in Sounds Loss and Daniel Gossett & Dustin Driver Deal with Injury Issues

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Skye Bolt (3 for 4 / Home Run / Walk)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Skye Bolt (3 for 4 / Home Run / Walk)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  5

Burlington Bees    7

LP – Friedrichs 1-1 / 2.08

HR – Howell (1), Bolt (1), Collins (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Skye Bolt

(3 for 4 / Home Run / Walk)

Down by five runs heading into the 8th inning, the Snappers slugged three home runs over the final two frames to come within two runs of winning their fourth straight on Sunday. Skye Bolt homered in the 9th and reached base three other times in the game, on a pair of singles and a walk, and his .426 on-base percentage currently leads the team. Catcher Nick Collins homered to lead off the 9th and doubled and scored to put Beloit on the board in the 1st, while third baseman Ryan Howell homered to lead off the 8th and walked twice in the game. Starter Kyle Friedrichs allowed 3 runs over 4 innings of work to take the loss. RHP Dustin Driver left the game with elbow pain after grabbing his arm following a wild pitch with one out in the bottom of the 5th and the 21-year-old will be evaluated by A’s medical personnel to determine the extent of his injury. Driver was charged with 2 runs on 3 walks in 1/3 of an inning of relief for the Snappers.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

New Orleans Zephyrs  4

Nashville Sounds       3

LP – Hahn 0-1 / 2.04

HR – Muncy (3)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Left Fielder Max Muncy

(1 for 3 / Home Run / Walk)

 

RHP Jesse Hahn labored through his latest start for the Sounds on Sunday, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks over just 3 1/3 innings to suffer his 1st loss for Nashville. Hahn threw a total of 72 pitches for 42 strikes and 30 balls. Left fielder Max Muncy homered to put his team on the board in the bottom of the 1st inning and also walked and scored the Sounds’ second run in the 6th. Third baseman Renato Nunez singled, doubled and drove in a run in the loss.

RHP Jesse Hahn: 3 1/3 IP / 7 H / 3 ER / 3 BB / 0 K

LHP Daniel Coulombe: 2 2/3 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 0 K

3B Renato Nunez: 2 for 4 / Double / RBI

CF Jake Smolinski: 1 for 4 / Double / RBI

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  5

San Antonio Missions    6

LP – Jensen 1-2 / 5.73

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Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(2 for 3 / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Chris Jensen surrendered 6 runs in 6 innings of work to suffer his 2nd loss on Sunday. Catcher Beau Taylor singled, doubled, walked and drove in 2 runs for the RockHounds. Shortstop Franklin Barreto had a pair of hits and, after going 0 for 13 in his previous three games, he’s now gone 5 for 7 over his last two games for Midland.

RHP Chris Jensen: 6 IP / 7 H / 6 ER / 1 BB / 4 K

SS Franklin Barreto: 2 for 3 / RBI

1B Viosergy Rosa: 1 for 1 / 3 Walks

3B Matt Chapman: 1 for 3 / Double / Walk

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Inland Empire 66ers  8

Stockton Ports        6

LP – Graves 1-3 / 7.11

HR – Marincov (4)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Tyler Marincov

(1 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

Starter Brett Graves allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, over 4 1/3 innings to take his 3rd loss for Stockton on Sunday. Designated hitter Tyler Marincov slugged a 3-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 9th to bring his team within two runs, and shortstop Mikey White had 2 hits and drove in a pair for the Ports. Meanwhile, RHP Daniel Gossett, who exited Saturday’s game early clearly in discomfort, apparently was experiencing some kind of trapezius (shoulder) muscle issue rather than an arm issue. Gossett was still sore but feeling better on Sunday and the team is currently considering treatment options. He hasn’t been placed on the disabled list at this point and his status is currently considered to be day-to-day. 2014’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s has a 3.32 ERA while striking out 26 in 19 innings over 4 starts this season for Stockton.

RHP Brett Graves: 4 1/3 IP / 6 H / 5 R / 4 ER / 4 BB / 1 K

SS Mikey White: 2 for 5 / 2 RBIs

3B Jose Brizuela: 1 for 1 / Double / 3 Walks

RF Seth Brown: 1 for 3 / 2 Walks

 

Monday’s Games:

New Orleans @ Nashville – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

 

 

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