Saturday, May 21st: Brett Graves Throws 8 Shutout Innings for Stockton while Josh Phegley Helps Sounds Win 7th Straight in a Walk-Off

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Brett Graves (8 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Brett Graves (8 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide   4

Stockton Ports   0

LP – Navas 1-1 / 3.54

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brett Graves

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

On a night filled with solid pitching performances by A’s prospects, perhaps the most impressive outing came in a losing cause. 2014’s 3rd-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Brett Graves, turned in his strongest start so far this season, allowing just 5 hits and 1 walk over 8 shutout innings for Stockton on Saturday. The 23-year-old worked efficiently and his command was on point. He threw just 89 pitches – 64 for strikes and just 25 for balls – and never allowed a runner past second base. Graves exited with the game a scoreless tie. And it remained knotted until the top of the 10th inning, when RHP Carlos Navas allowed 4 runs, 1 earned, with the help of 3 fielding errors, one of which was his own, to take the loss. Stockton was shut out on just 7 hits on Saturday, and third baseman Jose Brizuela and designated hitter Argenis Raga had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  3

Nashville Sounds         4

WP – Brasier 2-1 / 1.50

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Josh Phegley

(2 for 4 / Walk / GWRBI)

 

With the bases loaded, one out and the game tied in the bottom of the 9th inning, designated hitter Josh Phegley, making his first rehab appearance for Nashville, laced a single to left field to drive in the winning run as the Sounds won in a walk-off to extend their winning streak to 7 games on Saturday. Phegley went 2 for 4 with a walk in his first game back in action since landing on the disabled list for the A’s. And he’s expected to start behind the plate for the Sounds in Sunday’s game. First baseman Rangel Ravelo had 3 hits, including a triple, while catcher Bruce Maxwell collected 3 walks, and center fielder Jaycob Brugman went 1 for 3 and drove in a run in his first game for the Sounds after being reassigned from the RockHounds on Saturday. Starter Chris Smith allowed 3 runs in 7 innings of work, while RHP Ryan Brasier tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief to notch his 2nd win for Nashville.

1B Rangel Ravelo: 3 for 4 / Triple

C Bruce Maxwell: 0 for 1 / 3 Walks

CF Jaycob Brugman: 1 for 3 / RBI

RHP Chris Smith: 7 IP / 8 H / 3 ER / 3 BB / 4 K

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

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     1

Midland RockHounds  3

WP – Alcantara 4-2 / 3.69

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

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

 

For his fourth straight start, RHP Raul Alcantara allowed just one run or less for the RockHounds. On Saturday, the 23-year-old surrendered 1 run over 7 innings of work to earn his 4th win as the team snapped its 7-game losing streak. RHP Ben Bracewell tossed a scoreless 8th and RHP Jake Sanchez got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 3rd save for the Hounds. Center fielder Brett Vertigan, getting a shot in the leadoff spot with Jaycob Brugman moving up to Nashville, made the most of the opportunity by collecting 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and driving in a run for the RockHounds. Catcher Andy Paz and right fielder Tyler Marincov had a pair of hits apiece. And with Brugman’s promotion to the Sounds, first baseman John Nogowski was reassigned to the RockHounds from Stockton on Saturday.

RHP Ben Bracewell: 1 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 0 K

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

CF Brett Vertigan: 3 for 4 / 2 Doubles / RBI

C Andy Paz: 2 for 3

RF Tyler Marincov: 2 for 3 / Walk

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  10

Peoria Chiefs          1

WP – Manarino 4-0 / 1.34

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Evan Manarino

(6 1/3 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)

 

Starter Evan Manarino had another solid outing for the Snappers on Saturday, allowing just 1 run while walking none and striking out 9 over 6 1/3 innings to earn his 4th win for Beloit. Center fielder Justin Higley singled, doubled, tripled, walked and drove in a run, while second baseman Jean Carlo Rodriguez singled, doubled twice and drove in 3, and shortstop Trace Loehr had 3 hits, including a double, stole a base and drove in a pair for the Snappers.

CF Justin Higley: 3 for 4 / Triple / Double / Walk / RBI

2B Jean Carlo Rodriguez: 3 for 5 / 2 Doubles / 3 RBIs

SS Trace Loehr: 3 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs / SB

RHP Corey Miller: 1 2/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 1 K

RHP Cody Kurz: 1 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 0 K

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Nashville – 11:05am PT / 1:05pm CT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Visalia @ Stockton – 2:09pm PT

Beloit @ Peoria – 3:00pm PT / 5:00pm CT

 

 

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