Saturday, May 7th: Zach Neal Earns 4th Win in Sounds Victory while Ryon Healy’s 7th HR Helps Hounds Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Zach Neal (8 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Zach Neal (8 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Memphis Redbirds   1

Nashville Sounds   2

WP – Neal 4-1 / 2.70

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(8 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 4 K / Win)

RHP Zach Neal turned in one of his best starts of the season for the Sounds, allowing just 3 baserunners – on 3 singles – and 1 run over 8 innings of work to earn the win on Saturday. And Neal, who was originally slated to start the season in the Sounds bullpen, now has 4 wins to lead the staff. LHP Patrick Schuster tossed a scoreless 9th to notch his 2nd save. Designated hitter Andrew Lambo doubled in Nashville’s first run in the 4th inning, while catcher Bruce Maxwell singled in the Sounds’ second run in the 7th, and center fielder Jake Smolinski singled, walked and scored a run in the game. Meanwhile, Nashville RHP Andrew Triggs was recalled by the A’s for the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader and then optioned back to the Sounds after the doubleheader was through.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  4

Frisco RoughRiders       3

WP – Sanchez 1-1 / 4.05

HR – Healy (7), Paz (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Ryon Healy

(1 for 3 / Walk / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

First baseman Ryon Healy belted a 2-run homer to bring home the tying and go-ahead runs in the top of the 5th inning for the RockHounds on Saturday. And after Frisco tied the game again in the 6th, catcher Andy Paz clubbed his first home run for Midland, a solo shot, to bring home the winning run for the Hounds. Starter Joel Seddon allowed 3 runs over 5 innings of work, while RHP Jake Sanchez tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win, and RHP Aaron Kurcz got the final six outs for his 4th save.

C Andy Paz: 1 for 3 / Home Run

RHP Joel Seddon: 5 IP / 7 H / 3 ER / 1 BB / 1 K

RHP Jake Sanchez: 2 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 0 K

RHP Aaron Kurcz: 2 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 1 K

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts    10

Stockton Ports  1

LP – Meisner 0-4 / 4.11

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Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Iolana Akau

(2 for 4 / RBI)

 

RHP Casey Meisner had his shakiest start of the season on Saturday, allowing 6 runs in 4 innings of work to suffer his 4th loss for Stockton. Catcher Iolana Akau had a pair of hits and drove in the Ports’ sole run on Saturday.

RHP Casey Meisner: 4 IP / 7 H / 6 ER / 2 BB / 2 K

DH Seth Brown: 1 for 3 / Triple / Walk

2B Joe Bennie: 1 for 4 / Walk

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers   3

South Bend Cubs  6

LP – Miller 0-1 / 2.77

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Boomer Biegalski

(5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)

 

RHP Boomer Biegalski turned in another solid start for the Snappers on Saturday, allowing 1 run on 4 hits over 5 innings of work, but RHP Corey Miller surrendered 3 runs in the 6th inning to suffer the loss. Third baseman Edwin Diaz reached base 4 times, on a walk, a single and a pair of doubles, and drove in a run, while designated hitter Trent Gilbert doubled in a pair of runs in the loss. In other news, RHP Dustin Driver, who was placed on the disabled list on April 26 after exiting a game with elbow pain, is currently being treated for neuritis (nerve inflammation) and hasn’t been diagnosed with any structural damage in his elbow.

RHP Corey Miller: 1 IP / 5 H / 3 ER / 1 BB / 2 K

3B Edwin Diaz: 3 for 3 / 2 Doubles / Walk / RBI

DH Trent Gilbert: 1 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs

 

Sunday’s Games:

Memphis @ Nashville – 12:05pm PT / 2:05pm CT

Midland @ Frisco – 2:05pm PT / 4:05pm CT

Stockton @ Modesto – 1:05pm PT

 

 

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