Tuesday, May 24th: Josh Rodriguez’s Big Bat Helps Sounds Win while Kyle Friedrichs’ 8 Shutout Innings Lead Snappers to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Josh Rodriguez (3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Josh Rodriguez (3 for 4 / HR / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  10

Las Vegas 51s          4

WP – Surkamp 2-1 / 3.91

HR – Pinder (3), Rodriguez (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Josh Rodriguez

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

Josh Rodriguez, who’s played sparingly since joining the Sounds earlier this month, got the start at shortstop on Tuesday and had a big night at the plate. The 31-year-old minor league veteran had a home run and a pair of doubles and drove in 4 runs to help Nashville notch its ninth win in its last ten games on Tuesday. Right fielder Matt Olson collected 4 hits, including a double, while designated hitter Ryon Healy had 3 hits and drove in a run, and second baseman Chad Pinder slugged a 3-run homer for the Sounds. Starter Eric Surkamp allowed 4 runs over 6 innings of work to earn his 2nd win for Nashville.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  3

Springfield Cardinals      2

WP – Bragg 2-1 / 9.82

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Vertigan

(2 for 5 / Double / GWRBI)

 

With two outs and Matt Chapman on third in the top of the 10th inning, center fielder Brett Vertigan singled to drive him home and provide Midland with the margin of victory on Tuesday. Vertigan also doubled but was left stranded in the 3rd, while Chapman and designated hitter Tyler Marincov had a pair of hits apiece. Starter Corey Walter tossed 5 shutout innings and has now failed to allow a run in 15 innings over his last 3 starts. RHP Kris Hall surrendered 1 run in 2 innings of relief, while RHP Sam Bragg gave up the tying run in the bottom of the 8th but stuck around to throw 2 scoreless innings after that and wound up picking up the win for the RockHounds.

SS Matt Chapman: 2 for 3

DH Tyler Marincov: 2 for 4

RHP Corey Walter: 5 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 3 K

RHP Kris Hall: 2 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 0 K

RHP Sam Bragg: 3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 1 K

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports          9

Lancaster JetHawks  11

LP – Erwin 1-5 / 4.99

HR – Brizuela (3)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jose Brizuela

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

 

LHP Zack Erwin had his third straight shaky start for Stockton on Tuesday, allowing 7 runs, 4 earned, in just 2 innings of work to suffer his 5th loss for the Ports. Third baseman Jose Brizuela singled, doubled, homered and drove in 3 runs, while designated hitter Iolana Akau had 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in 2, and catcher Argenis Raga had 2 hits and drove in a pair for the Ports.

LHP Zack Erwin: 2 IP / 6 H / 7 R / 4 ER / 1 BB / 1 K

DH Iolana Akau: 3 for 5 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs

C Argenis Raga: 2 for 4 / 2 RBIs

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  1

Beloit Snappers                2

WP – Friedrichs 3-2 / 1.25

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Friedrichs

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

 

RHP Kyle Friedrichs turned in another solid start for the Snappers on Tuesday, allowing just 4 hits over 8 shutuout innings to earn his 3rd win, and Friedrichs has now failed to allow an earned run in 19 innings over his last 3 starts. RHP Cody Kurz picked up his 5th save despite surrendering 1 unearned run during a rainy 9th inning. First baseman Chris Iriart singled, doubled, walked and scored twice, while designated hitter Ryan Howell had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the Snappers. Meanwhile, RHP Xavier Altamirano was placed on the disabled and infielder Jesus Lopez was activated off the DL on Tuesday.

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

1B Chris Iriart: 2 for 3 / Double / Walk

DH Ryan Howell: 2 for 4 / RBI

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Nashville @ Las Vegas – 7:05pm PT / 9:05pm CT

Midland @ Springfield – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Stockton @ Lancaster – 6:35pm PT

Quad Cities @ Beloit – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

 

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