Tuesday, April 26th: Chad Pinder Doubles in Decisive Run as Sounds Win in a Walk-Off, Daniel Mengden Tosses 5 Shutout Frames to Help Hounds Win and Sean Murphy Passes Away in AZ

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (2 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (2 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)



New Orleans Zephyrs  6

Nashville Sounds       7

WP – Brasier 1-1 / 1.00

HR – Muncy (4), Nunez (3)

Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Chad Pinder

(2 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

With the game tied and Joey Wendle on first base in the bottom of the 9th inning, shortstop Chad Pinder stepped to the plate and lined a double into left field to drive in Wendle as the Sounds won in a walk-off on Tuesday. Pinder also doubled and scored in the 1st and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the 2nd. Wendle reached base 4 times in the game, on a pair of singles, a walk and a double, and also stole a base. Third baseman Renato Nunez hit his 3rd home run in the 5th and left fielder Max Muncy smacked his 4th home run in the 7th. Starter Zach Neal allowed 4 runs over 6 innings of work, while RHP Ryan Brasier got the final two outs in the top of the 9th to pick up the win for Nashville. The team will have Wednesday off, with LHP Sean Manaea scheduled to take the mound for the Sounds on Thursday.

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Midland RockHounds  2

Corpus Christi Hooks     0

WP – Mengden 2-0 / 0.78

HR – Healy (4)



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Mengden

(5 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / Win)


RHP Daniel Mengden delivered his fourth straight strong start for Midland, striking out 8 over 5 shutout innings to earn his 2nd win on Tuesday. And Mengden now has a 0.78 ERA after allowing just 2 runs over his first 4 starts. RHP Trey Cochran-Gill tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief, while RHP Andres Avila got the final three outs in the 9th for his 1st save. First baseman Ryon Healy hit his 4th home run in the 8th inning for the Hounds.

RHP Trey Cochran-Gill: 3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 3 K

RHP Andres Avila: 1 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K

1B Ryon Healy: 1 for 4 / Home Run



Stockton Ports    2

San Jose Giants  11

LP – Fillmyer 2-1 / 5.66

HR – Marincov (5)



Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(1 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)


RHP Heath Fillmyer had a rough start for Stockton, allowing 9 runs over just 3 2/3 innings to take the loss on Tuesday, while right fielder Tyler Marincov slugged a 2-run homer in the top of the 4th inning to provide the Ports only runs of the night.

RHP Heath Fillmyer: 3 2/3 IP / 9 H / 9 ER / 1 BB / 3 K

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

2B Joe Bennie: 1 for 4 / Double



Lansing Lugnuts   1

Beloit Snappers  0

LP – Kurz 0-1 / 2.57



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Boomer Biegalski

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


The Snappers were shut out on just 3 hits on Tuesday. Beloit’s Boomer Biegalski turned in a strong start though, striking out 6 over 5 shutout innings, but he left with the game a scoreless tie. RHP Cody Kurz gave up the winning run in the top of the 9th to take the loss on Tuesday.

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

RHP Cody Kurz: 2 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 1 K

LF Justin Higley: 1 for 4 / SB


In Other News…

It was announced on Tuesday that 27-year-old RHP Sean Murphy had unexpectedly passed away in Arizona on Monday. No further details were released. Murphy had undergone Tommy John surgery in September of 2014 and was sidelined all of last season. He was currently serving a suspension after he had a second positive test for a drug of abuse this past February. The 33rd-round draft pick from a small Pennsylvania college got off to a great start with Burlington in 2012, posting a 1.97 ERA over 8 starts before earning a promotion to Stockton. He eventually reached Triple-A Sacramento in 2014, his last season on the mound before being sidelined with arm trouble. A’s Farm first met Murphy in Stockton shortly after his promotion in 2012, and he always seemed exceedingly friendly and polite. If you’d like to see that first interview with him from 2012, you can find it here… Sean Murphy


Wednesday’s Games:

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

Stockton @ San Jose – 6:30pm PT

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



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