Thursday, May 26th: Joey Wendle Leads Hit Parade as Sounds Score 13 in 4th Straight Win while Stockton Surrenders 29 Runs in Loss to Lancaster

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / Triple / Walk / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / Triple / Walk / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  13

Las Vegas 51s          2

WP – Smith 3-5 / 4.19

HR – Muncy (7), Healy (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joey Wendle

(4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / Triple / Walk / 3 RBIs)

The Sounds scored a season-high 13 runs on a season-high 19 hits as they won their fourth straight to sweep their 4-game series with Las Vegas on Thursday. Second baseman Joey Wendle led the hit parade with 4 hits, including a pair of doubles and a triple, and also walked and drove in 3 runs in the game. Left fielder Max Muncy and first baseman Ryon Healy each had 3 hits and homered, while shortstop Chad Pinder also collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair. Starter Chris Smith allowed 2 runs in 6 innings of work to earn his 3rd win for the Sounds, who now lead the American Southern Division by a game and a half over rival Round Rock.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  1

Springfield Cardinals     9

LP – Alcantara 4-3 / 4.30

HR – Vertigan (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Vertigan

(3 for 4 / Home Run / Double)

 

RHP Raul Alcantara had his first rocky start this month on Thursday, allowing 6 runs on 11 hits, including a pair of round-trippers, over 6 innings of work to suffer his 3rd loss for the RockHounds. Center fielder Brett Vertigan, who’s been revitalized since returning to the leadoff spot, had 3 of Midland’s 4 hits on the night, singling, doubling and homering for the Hounds.

RHP Raul Alcantara: 6 IP / 11 H / 6 ER / 1 BB / 3 K

RHP Andres Avila: 2 IP / 4 H / 3 ER / 0 BB / 3 K

LF J.P. Sportman: 1 for 3

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports         11

Lancaster JetHawks  29

LP – Graves 2-5 / 5.33

HR – Pimentel (7), Harris (2)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder James Harris

(4 for 6 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs / SB)

 

Stockton surrendered a total of 29 runs, along with a whopping 7 home runs, while putting 11 runs of their own on the board in the high desert air of Lancaster on Thursday. Starter Brett Graves had a rough outing, allowing 10 runs, 8 earned, over 2 1/3 innings to take his 5th loss, while LHP Matt Stalcup gave up 9 runs in just 1 inning of relief. Center fielder James Harris had 4 hits, including a home run and a double, drove in 3 runs and stole a base, while first baseman Sandber Pimentel singled, doubled and homered for the Ports.

RHP Brett Graves: 2 1/3 IP / 7 H / 10 R / 8 ER / 2 BB / 1 K

LHP Matt Stalcup: 1 IP / 6 H / 9 ER / 2 BB / 2 K

RHP Rob Huber: 1 1/3 IP / 5 H / 7 ER / 3 BB / 1 K

1B Sandber Pimentel: 3 for 5 / Home Run / Double

RF Seth Brown: 2 for 5 / Double / 3 RBIs / SB

SS Mikey White: 3 for 5 / Triple / RBI

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #1

Quad Cities River Bandits  5

Beloit Snappers                3

LP – Biegalski 4-1 / 2.60

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Iriart

(1 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

RHP Boomer Biegalski had his first shaky start this month for the Snappers, allowing 5 runs over 6 innings of work to suffer his 1st loss in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader. First baseman Chris Iriart doubled in a pair of runs to put Beloit on the board in the 3rd inning, while second baseman Jesus Lopez singled in a run in the 5th, and catcher Tom Gavitt and designated hitter Trent Gilbert had a pair of hits apiece for the Snappers. In other news, RHP Michael Murray was added to the roster, while RHP Xavier Altamirano and outfielder Steven Pallares were both sent to extended spring training in Arizona on Wednesday.

RHP Boomer Biegalski: 6 IP / 7 H / 5 ER / 2 BB / 3 K

2B Jesus Lopez: 1 for 4 / RBI

C Tom Gavitt: 2 for 2 / Walk

DH Trent Gilbert: 2 for 4

 

GAME #2

Quad Cities River Bandits  4

Beloit Snappers                3

LP – Lyons 2-2 / 2.04

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Kevin Johnson

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

 

RHP Kevin Johnson was solid in the second game of Thursday’s twinbill, tossing 4 scoreless frames for the Snappers, but LHP Mike Fagan was charged with 3 runs in relief, and LHP Jared Lyons surrendered the winning run in the top of the 5th inning to suffer his 2nd loss as the Snappers were swept in Thursday’s doubleheader. First baseman Chris Iriart doubled in a run, while designated hitter Trent Gilbert singled in a run, and third baseman Ryan Howell tripled and scored in the loss.

LHP Mike Fagan: 1/3 IP / 1 H / 3 ER / 1 BB / 0 K / HBP 1 / WP 2

LHP Jared Lyons: 1 2/3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 3 K

1B Chris Iriart: 1 for 2 / Double / RBI

DH Trent Gilbert: 1 for 3 / RBI

3B Ryan Howell: 1 for 3 / Triple

 

Friday’s Games:

Nashville @ Salt Lake – 5:35pm PT / 7:35pm CT

Midland @ Tulsa – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Stockton @ Lake Elsinore – 7:00pm PT

Beloit @ Kane County – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

 

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