Thursday, April 28th: Max Muncy & Matt Olson Homer to Help Sounds win while Dylan Covey Pitches Hounds to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Left Fielder Max Muncy (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Left Fielder Max Muncy (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds      7

Round Rock Express  3

WP – Smith 1-3 / 6.31

HR – Muncy (5), Olson (3)

Prospect Of The Game:

Left Fielder Max Muncy

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

Left fielder Max Muncy smashed his team-leading 5th home run, a 3-run shot, in the top of the 5th inning to provide the Sounds with a healthy 5-run cushion on their way to besting Round Rock on Thursday. It was Muncy’s 3rd home run in his last 4 games and extended his current hitting streak to 8 games. Muncy currently leads all Sounds regulars in batting average (.292), on-base percentage (.382) and slugging percentage (.569). Right fielder Matt Olson socked his 3rd home run, a solo shot, in the 8th, while shortstop Chad Pinder singled in a run and drove in another with a sacrifice fly, and second baseman Joey Wendle singled, tripled and scored twice for the Sounds. Starter Chris Smith allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, over 5 2/3 innings of work to earn his 1st win for Nashville. It’s expected that catcher/outfielder Matt McBride will be rejoining Nashville on Friday once LHP Sean Manaea is officially added to the A’s roster to make his major league debut Friday night against the Astros.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  8

Corpus Christi Hooks     1

WP – Covey 1-1 / 2.18

HR – Chapman (6), Munoz (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dylan Covey

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

 

Starter Dylan Covey allowed just 1 run over 6 innings of work to earn his 1st win for the RockHounds on Friday. Catcher Beau Taylor had 2 doubles and drove in a pair, while shortstop Franklin Barreto collected 3 hits and swiped a pair of bases. Third baseman Matt Chapman celebrated his 23rd birthday by belting his team-leading 6th home run, and designated hitter Yairo Munoz smacked his 1st home run for the Hounds.

C Beau Taylor: 2 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs

SS Franklin Barreto: 3 for 4 / 2 SB

3B Matt Chapman: 1 for 5 / Home Run

DH Yairo Munoz: 1 for 3 / Home Run / Walk

RHP Ben Bracewell: 2 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 2 K

RHP Ryan Doolittle: 1 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 0 K

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   2

San Jose Giants  3

LP – Stull 0-1 / 5.40

HR – Marincov (6)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Zack Erwin

(6 2/3 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 5 K)

 

Stockton starter Zack Erwin was solid, allowing just 1 run over 6 2/3 innings on Thursday. LHP Cody Stull gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, in extra innings to take the loss in his Stockton debut. Left fielder Tyler Marincov singled, homered, walked and drove in both Ports runs, while catcher Iolana Akau had a pair of hits in his Ports debut.

LF Tyler Marincov: 2 for 4 / Home Run / Walk / 2 RBIs

C Iolana Akau: 2 for 3

CF James Harris: 2 for 4

RHP Carlos Navas: 2 1/3 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K

LHP Cody Stull: 1 2/3 IP / 3 H / 2 R / 1 ER / 1 BB / 2 K

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Lansing Lugnuts   6

Beloit Snappers  1

LP – Naile 1-3 / 3.27

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher James Naile

(5 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

 

The Snappers lost their fourth straight on Thursday, and Beloit has now scored just 1 run on 13 hits over its last 3 games. Starter James Naile allowed 3 unearned runs, with the help of a fielding error by third baseman Ryan Howell on what should have been the third out in the 3rd inning, but the right-hander was otherwise solid. Left fielder Justin Higley and shortstop Edwin Diaz had a pair of hits apiece in the loss.

LF Justin Higley: 2 for 4 / Double

SS Edwin Diaz: 2 for 3

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

LHP Mike Fagan: 1 1/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 0 K

LHP Jared Lyons: 1 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 1 K

 

Friday’s Games:

Nashville @ Round Rock – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

San Antonio @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Modesto – 7:05pm PT

Great Lakes @ Beloit – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

 

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