Monday, May 16th: Zach Neal Pitches Sounds to Victory while Joe Bennie & Sandber Pimentel Both Homer to Help Ports Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Zach Neal (6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Zach Neal (6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Fresno Grizzlies      1

Nashville Sounds  4

WP – Neal 5-1 / 2.53

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

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

RHP Zach Neal turned in another strong start for the Sounds on Monday, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings of work to notch his team-leading 5th win for Nashville. RHP Tucker Healy tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP J.B. Wendelken struck out the side in the 9th to post his 2nd save. Third baseman Renato Nunez collected a pair of doubles, and catcher Bryan Anderson doubled in a run to help the Sounds win their third straight on Monday.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders       4

Midland RockHounds  2

LP – Alcantara 3-2 / 4.12

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(2 for 3 / Triple / Walk)

 

Starter Raul Alcantara allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, over 6 2/3 innings to take his 2nd loss for Midland on Monday. Center fielder Jaycob Brugman singled, tripled, walked and scored the RockHounds’ first run in the loss.

RHP Raul Alcantara: 6 2/3 IP / 9 H / 3 R / 1 ER / 1 BB / 4 K

RHP Bobby Wahl: 1 1/3 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 0 K

RHP Jake Sanchez: 1 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 1 K

1B Ryon Healy: 1 for 4 / RBI

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports    8

Bakersfield Blaze  4

WP – Stalcup 2-0 / 2.20

HR – Pimentel (4), Bennie (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joe Bennie

(2 for 4 / Walk / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Brett Graves allowed 3 runs in 4 2/3 innings, and LHP Matt Stalcup picked up the win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief. Second baseman Joe Bennie singled, walked, homered and drove in a pair, while designated hitter Sandber Pimentel singled, walked and hit a solo shot for Stockton.

RHP Brett Graves: 4 2/3 IP / 5 H / 3 ER / 3 BB / 4 K

LHP Matt Stalcup: 1 1/3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 1 K

DH Sandber Pimentel: 2 for 4 / Walk / Home Run

CF James Harris: 2 for 4 / Double / Walk / RBI

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Fresno @ Nashville – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

Frisco @ Midland – 9:00am PT / 11:00am CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ Cedar Rapids – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

 

 

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