Month: April 2016

Thursday, April 21st: Andrew Lambo’s Grand Slam Leads Sounds to Victory while Chapman, Healy & Rodriguez all Homer to Help Hounds Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Designated Hitter Andrew Lambo (3 for 4 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Designated Hitter Andrew Lambo (3 for 4 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds              9

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  8

WP – Neal 2-1 / 3.52

HR – Wendle (3), Lambo (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Andrew Lambo

(3 for 4 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

Designated hitter Andrew Lambo had a big day at the plate for the Sounds on Thursday. The 27-year-old singled, doubled and slugged a grand slam in the 6th inning to clear the bases and break a 4-4 tie, and he ended up finishing the day with 5 RBIs. Second baseman Joey Wendle hit his 3rd home run in the 5th and also doubled in the game, while left fielder Max Muncy had 2 doubles and a walk and scored twice, and first baseman Rangel Ravelo and third baseman Renato Nunez had a pair of hits apiece and each drove in a run. Starter Zach Neal allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, through 5 1/3 innings but still picked up his 2nd win, and RHP Ryan Brasier got the final two outs in the 9th to earn his 1st save.

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Wednesday, April 20th: Dillon Overton Pitches Nashville to Victory as Sounds Split Twinbill while Henderson Alvarez Makes First Rehab Appearance in Ports Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Dillon Overton (7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Dillon Overton (7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

GAME #2

Nashville Sounds  8

Colorado Springs    1

WP – Overton 1-1 / 2.81

HR – Wendle (2), Muncy (1), Pinder (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

(7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

Starter Dillon Overton allowed 1 run on just 5 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 7 innings of work to earn the 7-inning complete game victory in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader. And Overton has now struck out 15 over 16 innings while posting a 2.81 ERA in his first 3 starts for the Sounds. Max Muncy, making his second start of the season in left field, hit a 2-run homer to put Nashville on the board in the 4th inning and doubled in another run in the 6th. Second baseman Joey Wendle delivered his own 2-run shot in the 4th, while shortstop Chad Pinder slugged a solo shot in the 5th and also doubled and scored in the 4th, and third baseman Renato Nunez collected 3 hits, drove in a run and stole a base as the Sounds salvaged a split in Wednesday’s doubleheader.

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Tuesday, April 19th: James Harris Leads Attack as Stockton Scores 15 to Win while Hounds Come through with another Walk-Off Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder James Harris (4 for 6 / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder James Harris (4 for 6 / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  15

Visalia Rawhide    2

WP – Graves 1-2 / 6.75

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder James Harris

(4 for 6 / Double / 3 RBIs)

The Ports exploded for 15 runs to topple Visalia on Tuesday. Center fielder James Harris led the attack with 4 hits, including a double, while driving in 3 runs, and his batting average on the season now stands at .357 for Stockton. Second baseman Joe Bennie and third baseman Jose Brizuela both singled, doubled and drove in 3. RHP Brett Graves delivered his best start for Stockton so far this season, allowing 2 runs over 6 innings of work to earn his 1st win for the Ports.

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A’s Farm Report for Week of April 11-17: Prospects Get Going

Nashville Sounds 3B Renato Nunez

Nashville Sounds 3B Renato Nunez

 

By now, most people know where most of the A’s minor leaguers have been assigned this season. But which position players are playing every day, what positions are they actually playing, who’s riding the pine and who’s hurt? That’s what we’ll be focusing on here – and next week we’ll take a look at what’s up with the pitchers in the system. A version of this weekly minor league report by Athletics Farm originally appeared on Athletics Nation

 

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Monday, April 18th: Brett Siddall Has 3 Hits & 3 RBIs and Evan Manarino & James Naile Combine for 8 Shutout Innings to Help Snappers Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Brett Siddall (3 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Brett Siddall (3 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 3 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers          6

Kane County Cougars  1

WP – Naile 1-2 / 4.15

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Siddall

(3 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 3 RBIs)

Right fielder Brett Siddall collected 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in 3 runs for the Snappers, and his team-leading batting average on the season now stands at .361. Second baseman Trent Gilbert and designated hitter Skye Bolt each singled, doubled and drove in a run. Starter Evan Manarino tossed 4 shutout innings, and RHP James Naile followed by striking out 5 over 4 scoreless innings of his own to earn the victory on Monday.

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Sunday, April 17th: Matt Chapman Homers Twice & Ryon Healy Drives in Winning Run as Hounds Win in a Walk-Off & Boomer Biegalski Earns 1st Pro Win for Snappers

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Matt Chapman (3 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 5 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Matt Chapman (3 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 5 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

NW Arkansas Naturals   8

Midland RockHounds   9

WP – Kurcz 3-0 / 3.60

HR – Chapman 2 (3), Brugman (2), Barreto (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Third Base Matt Chapman

(3 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Double / 5 RBIs)

Third Baseman Matt Chapman, who’d only had 4 hits on the season, broke through with a big day at the plate on Sunday, collecting 3 hits – 2 home runs and a double – and driving in 5 runs for the RockHounds. Center fielder Jaycob Brugman had 3 hits, including a 1st inning home run, while shortstop Franklin Barreto hit a 2-run homer in the 8th, and designated hitter Ryon Healy doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th to give the Hounds the walk-off win. Starter Dylan Covey allowed 6 runs, just 2 earned, over 4 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Aaron Kurcz picked up the win despite giving up the tying run in the top of the 9th. In other news, RHP Bobby Wahl was reassigned to the RockHounds from the Ports.

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Saturday, April 16th: Sean Manaea K’s 11 in Sounds Victory while Snappers Win in a Walk-Off in 12th

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Sean Manaea (6 2/3 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 11 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds LHP Sean Manaea (6 2/3 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 11 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds          5

Oklahoma City Dodgers  1

WP – Manaea 2-0 / 1.50

HR – Nunez (2), Wendle (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Manaea

(6 2/3 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 11 K / Win)

A’s top pitching prospect Sean Manaea turned in another impressive start for the Sounds on Saturday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 11 over 6 2/3 innings to earn his 2nd win for Nashville. Manaea has allowed just 1 run in each of his first two starts for the Sounds while notching 17 strikeouts in 12 innings of work. RHP Eduard Santos tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to pick up his 1st save. Third baseman Renato Nunez homered for the second straight night and also singled in the Sounds’ first run in the top of the 1st, while second baseman Joey Wendle slugged a 2-run shot in the 2nd, and first baseman Rangel Ravelo singled in Nashville’s final run in the 8th. RHP Chris Smith is set to make the start for the Sounds on Sunday.

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Friday, April 15th: Daniel Mengden Dominates & Ryon Healy Homers in Hounds Win while Renato Nunez & Matt Olson Homer in Sounds Victory & John Nogowski Helps Ports Prevail in 17

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Daniel Mengden (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Daniel Mengden (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Arkansas Travelers        0

Midland RockHounds  1

WP – Kurcz 2-0 / 2.25

HR – Healy (2)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Mengden

(6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K)

RHP Daniel Mengden, who was acquired last summer from from the Astros in the Scott Kazmir trade, delivered his second straight dominant start for the RockHounds on Friday. The 23-year-old Texas native allowed just 2 hits while striking out 8 over 6 shutout innings, and he has now struck out 16 over 12 scoreless frames in his first two starts of the season. When Mengden exited after the 6th inning, the game was a scoreless tie, and it remained that way until first baseman Ryon Healy led off the bottom of the 9th by blasting a home run, his second in the last two days, into the left field bullpen to give the RockHounds the walk-off win. RHP Trey Cochran-Gill tossed a scoreless 7th and 8th, and RHP Aaron Kurcz got the last three outs in the top of the 9th to pick up the win for Midland.

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Thursday, April 14th: Hounds Win Behind Ryon Healy’s Big Bat while Sounds, Ports & Snappers Fall

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Ryon Healy (3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 5 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Ryon Healy (3 for 5 / HR / Double / 5 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Arkansas Travelers        3

Midland RockHounds  9

WP – Avila 1-0 / 4.50

HR – Healy (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Ryon Healy

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

First baseman Ryon Healy had a big night at the plate for the RockHounds on Thursday, singling, doubling, homering and driving in 5 runs to help the Hounds take the opener in their 3-game series against Arkansas. Healy doubled in the tying run then came around to score the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 3rd, he singled in a pair of runs in the 4th, and he then hit a 2-run homer for the Hounds in the 8th. Catcher Carson Blair singled in a pair of runs in the 3rd, and center fielder Jaycob Brugman singled, doubled, walked, drove in a run and stole a base. The RockHounds swiped 5 bases on the night – 1 each by Brugman, left fielder J.P. Sportman and third baseman Matt Chapman and a pair by shortstop Franklin Barreto. Starter Raul Alcantara gave up 2 runs over 4 innings of work, throwing 82 pitches in the process, while RHP Andres Avila allowed 1 run in 2 innings of relief to pick up the win for Midland. RHP Daniel Mengden is set to make the start for the RockHounds in game two of the series on Friday.

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Wednesday, April 13th: Jesse Hahn Delivers Another Impressive Performance in Sounds Victory while Ports Win in a Walk-Off

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Jesse Hahn (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Jesse Hahn (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  1

Nashville Sounds              3

WP – Triggs 2-0 / 0.00

HR – McBride (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Jesse Hahn

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

RHP Jesse Hahn turned in his second straight impressive start for the Sounds on Wednesday, striking out 6 over 6 shutout innings, and the former A’s starter has now thrown a total of 12 scoreless innings since his demotion to Nashville. Hahn left the game with a one-run lead, but RHP J.B. Wendelken surrendered the tying run in the top of the 7th. Catcher Matt McBride then smacked a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 8th, and RHP Andrew Triggs picked up his 2nd win by tossing a scoreless 8th and LHP Patrick Schuster got the final three outs to earn the save. First baseman Rangel Ravelo singled in the Sounds first run in the 2nd, and shortstop Chad Pinder had the team’s only other hit in the 8th as Nashville won while notching just three hits in the game. LHP Dillon Overton is set to make his second start for the Sounds on Thursday.

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