Friday, April 29th: Matt Chapman Hits 7th HR in Hounds Romp while Eric Surkamp Wins Sounds Debut

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Matt Chapman (3 for 4 / Home Run / Triple / Walk / 4 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Matt Chapman (3 for 4 / Home Run / Triple / Walk / 4 RBI)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions      7

Midland RockHounds  19

WP – Jensen 2-2 / 5.59

HR – Chapman (7), Sportman (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Matt Chapman

(3 for 4 / Home Run / Triple / Walk / 4 RBIs)

The RockHounds exploded for 19 runs on Friday night, and Matt Chapman, who was serving as the designated hitter for the Hounds, had as big a night as anyone. 2014’s 1st-round draft pick for the A’s singled, tripled, walked, homered and drove in 4 runs for the RockHounds. Chapman’s home run was his 7th and he currently leads all A’s minor league regulars in both home runs and slugging percentage (.623). Left fielder J.P. Sportman homered, had a pair of singles and a walk and also drove in 4, while third baseman Ryon Healy collected 4 hits, including a triple and a double, and drove in 3 runs, and second baseman Wade Kirkland had a pair of doubles and also drove in 3. Starter Chris Jensen allowed 4 runs over 7 innings of work to earn his 2nd win for the RockHounds.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds      3

Round Rock Express  2

WP – Surkamp 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Nunez (4)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Eric Surkamp

(7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 10 K / Win)

 

LHP Eric Surkamp was solid in his first start for the Sounds on Friday, allowing just 2 unearned runs while striking out 10 to earn the win in his debut outing for Nashville. RHP Ryan Brasier tossed a scoreless 8th and RHP J.B. Wendelken struck out the side in the 9th to pick up his 1st save. Third baseman Renato Nunez hit his 4th home run in the 4th inning to put the Sounds on the board, while right fielder Matt Olson doubled in a pair of runs later in the same inning, and center fielder Jake Smolinski collected 3 hits, including a double, for the Sounds. With LHP Sean Manaea and RHP Andrew Triggs promoted to Oakland on Friday, catcher/outfielder Matt McBride was optioned back to Nashville. And Sounds starter Jesse Hahn is expected to make his return to the mound for the A’s on Saturday.

RHP Ryan Brasier: 1 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K

RHP J.B. Wendelken: 1 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K

3B Renato Nunez: 1 for 4 / Home Run

RF Matt Olson: 1 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs

CF Jake Smolinski: 3 for 4 / Double

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  9

Modesto Nuts     8

WP – Butler 1-0 / 3.00

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Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joe Bennie

(3 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Second baseman Joe Bennie had a pair of singles and also doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs for Stockton in the 3rd inning on Friday. Left fielder Tyler Marincov had 2 doubles and drove in a pair, while first baseman John Nogowski and right fielder Seth Brown had 3 hits apiece for the Ports. Starter Joey Wagman gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, in 3 innings of work, while RHP Brendan Butler allowed 1 run in 3 innings of relief to pick up the win in his first appearance for the Ports, and RHP Kyle Finnegan got the final out in the 9th to notch his 1st save for Stockton.

LF Tyler Marincov: 2 for 5 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs

1B John Nogowski: 3 for 5 / Double

RF Seth Brown: 3 for 5 / RBI

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

RHP Brendan Butler: 3 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 4 K

RHP Kyle Finnegan: 1/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 0 K

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Great Lakes Loons  3

Beloit Snappers   10

WP – Duno 2-1 / 1.96

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Angel Duno

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

 

Starter Angel Duno allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, over 5 2/3 innings of work to earn his 2nd win for the Snappers on Friday. Shortstop Jesus Lopez singled, doubled and drove in 3 runs, while left fielder Brett Siddall singled, doubled and drove in a pair, and catcher Santiago Chavez collected 3 hits and drove in a run in the win. In other news, RHP Jesus Zambrano joined RHP Dustin Driver and shortstop Trace Loehr on the Snappers disabled list on Friday.

SS Jesus Lopez: 2 for 5 / Double / 3 RBIs

LF Brett Siddall: 2 for 3 / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs / SB

C Santiago Chavez: 3 for 4 / RBI

 

Saturday’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 – 2:00pm PT / 4:00pm CT

 

 

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