Saturday, May 28th: Joey Wendle’s Big Bat Leads Sounds to 6th Straight Win while Hounds, Ports & Snappers All Fall

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (3 for 5 / Grand Slam / Triple / 5 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds 2B Joey Wendle (3 for 5 / Grand Slam / Triple / 5 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  12

Salt Lake Bees          6

WP – Overton 4-4 / 3.99

HR – Wendle (5), Lambo (3), Brugman (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joey Wendle

(3 for 5 / Grand Slam / Triple / 5 RBIs)

Second baseman Joey Wendle’s bat has really been heating up lately. And on Saturday, he collected 3 hits, including a triple and a grand slam, and ended up driving in 5 runs to help the Sounds win their sixth straight. Wendle is now 9 for 13 with 3 doubles, 2 triples and a home run over his last 3 games. Left fielder Andrew Lambo singled and homered, while center Jaycob Brugman belted his 1st home run for Nashville, a 2-run shot, and shortstop Chad Pinder singled, tripled and walked for the Sounds. Starter Dillon Overton allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 5 innings of work to earn his 4th win for Nashville. Meanwhile, with RHP Zach Neal making a relief appearance for Oakland on Saturday, the A’s will now be in need of someone to make the start for them on Tuesday. LHP Eric Surkamp is currently set to start for the Sounds on Sunday, with RHP Daniel Mengden scheduled to make the start on Monday and RHP Chris Smith set to take the mound on Tuesday. All could be options for the A’s, but considering how dominant he’s been all season, Mengden would certainly seem to be the most deserving choice for the assignment. And in other news, Sounds catcher Bryan Anderson was placed on the 7-day disabled list on Saturday.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

Tulsa Drillers                  8

LP – Seddon 1-4 / 7.80

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Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(2 for 3 / Double / Walk / RBI)

 

RHP Joel Seddon had a rough start for the RockHounds on Saturday, surrendering 6 runs over 5 2/3 innings to suffer his 4th loss for Midland. Catcher Beau Taylor singled, walked and doubled in the RockHounds’ first run, and second baseman Franklin Barreto doubled in the Hounds’ only other run in the loss.

RHP Joel Seddon: 5 2/3 IP / 9 H / 6 ER / 2 BB / 3 K

RHP Kris Hall: 2 1/3 IP / 1 H / 2 ER / 3 BB / 1 K

2B Franklin Barreto: 1 for 4 / Double / RBI

CF J.P. Sportman: 1 for 3 / HBP

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports         2

Lake Elsinore Storm  7

LP – Meisner 0-8 / 4.09

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Prospect Of The Game:

Left Fielder Melvin Mercedes

(2 for 3)

 

Starter Casey Meisner allowed 4 runs, 2 earned, over 5 innings of work to suffer his 8th loss for Stockton on Saturday. Left fielder Melvin Mercedes and center fielder James Harris had a pair of hits apiece as the Ports dropped their third straight.

RHP Casey Meisner: 5 IP / 9 H / 4 R / 2 ER / 1 BB / 3 K

CF James Harris: 2 for 4

RF Seth Brown: 1 for 4 / RBI / SB

SS Richie Martin: 1 for 4 / RBI

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers          1

Kane County Cougars  4

LP – Murray 0-1 / 1.69

HR – Lopez (2)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Jesus Lopez

(1 for 4 / Home Run)

 

The A’s 32nd-round draft pick last year, RHP Michael Murray, made his professional debut for the Snappers on Saturday and was solid, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, over 5 1/3 innings, but he still ended up suffering the loss. Second baseman Jesus Lopez smacked his 2nd home run in the top of the 1st inning to provide the Snappers with their only run in the loss.

RHP Michael Murray: 5 1/3 IP / 5 H / 2 R / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K

LHP Andrew Tomasovich: 1 2/3 IP / 0 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 2 K

RHP Armando Ruiz: 1 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 0 K

SS Edwin Diaz: 2 for 3 / Walk

 

Sunday’s Games:

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

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

Stockton @ Lake Elsinore – 1:00pm PT

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

 

 

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