Wednesday, June 1st: Nunez & Olson Homer as Sounds Snap 9-Game Win Streak with Loss in the 10th while Daniel Gossett Drops Double-A Debut

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Third Baseman Renato Nunez (2 for 5 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Third Baseman Renato Nunez (2 for 5 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Round Rock Express  15

Nashville Sounds        9

LP – Brasier 3-2 / 3.96

HR – Nunez (10), Olson (6)

Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(2 for 5 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

The Sounds had their nine-game winning streak snapped in a 10-inning loss to rival Round Rock on Wednesday. Nashville was down by 6 runs heading into the bottom of the 9th inning, but third baseman Renato Nunez’s team-leading 10th home run, a 3-run shot, cut the deficit in half. And after the Sounds plated another run, right fielder Matt Olson, who had struck out 3 times in the game, tagged a 2-run homer to tie things up and send the game to extra innings. But RHP Ryan Brasier surrendered 6 runs in the top of the 10th to take the loss. Nunez also singled in the 1st inning and drove in the Sounds’ first run with a sacrifice fly in the 5th, while center fielder Jaycob Brugman had 4 hits, including a double as well as an RBI triple in the 7th, and second baseman Chad Pinder singled, walked and doubled in a run in the 10th. Starter Angel Castro allowed 7 runs, 4 earned, over 4 innings of work, while RHP Eduard Santos struck out 5 in 3 scoreless innings of relief for the Sounds.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Springfield Cardinals     6

Midland RockHounds  4

LP – Gossett 0-1 / 5.14

HR – Sportman (2)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder J.P. Sportman

(3 for 5 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Daniel Gossett allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, while striking out 7 in 7 innings of work to suffer the loss in his Double-A debut for the RockHounds on Wednesday. Left fielder J.P. Sportman had 3 hits, including his 2nd home run, and drove in a pair, while shortstop Franklin Barreto tripled in a run. Second baseman Wade Kirkland had a pair of hits, and catcher Beau Taylor and first baseman John Nogowski both doubled in the loss.

RHP Daniel Gossett: 7 IP / 6 H / 5 R / 4 ER / 1 BB / 7 K

SS Franklin Barreto: 1 for 4 / Triple / RBI

2B Wade Kirkland: 2 for 4

C Beau Taylor: 1 for 3 / Double / Walk

1B John Nogowski: 1 for 4 / Double

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  6

Stockton Ports    4

LP – Miller 0-1 / 9.00

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder B.J. Boyd

(2 for 4 / Walk / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Brett Graves allowed 4 runs over 7 innings of work on Wednesday, while RHP Corey Miller gave up the winning run in the top of the 8th to take the loss in his first appearance for the Ports since being promoted from Beloit on Tuesday. Center fielder B.J. Boyd had a pair of hits and a walk and drove in 2 runs, including the tying run in the 7th inning for Stockton, while first baseman Sandber Pimentel singled and doubled, and catcher Iolana Akau collected 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, for the Ports. In other news, the A’s released Stockton RHP Ryan Gorton, who was drafted as a catcher in 2012 but converted to pitching last season.

RHP Brett Graves: 7 IP / 9 H / 4 ER / 2 BB / 6 K

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

1B Sandber Pimentel: 2 for 4 / Double

C Iolana Akau: 3 for 4 / 2 Doubles

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Cedar Rapids Kernels  8

Beloit Snappers          2

LP – Manarino 5-1 / 1.46

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Iriart

(2 for 3 / Walk / RBI)

 

Starter Evan Manarino allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 7 innings of work to suffer his 1st loss for the Snappers on Wednesday. LHP Andrew Tomasovich was charged with 3 runs in just 1/3 of an inning in relief and exited with an apparent injury, while RHP Rob Huber came on to get the final two outs in the top of the 9th in his first appearance for the Snappers after being reassigned from Stockton on Tuesday. First baseman Chris Iriart had 2 hits and a walk and drove in a run, while left fielder Jean Carlo Rodriguez doubled and drove in a run in the loss.

LHP Evan Manarino: 7 IP / 10 H / 4 R / 3 ER / 1 BB / 6 K

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

RHP Rob Huber: 2/3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 0 K

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

LF Jean Carlo Rodriguez: 1 for 4 / Double / RBI

 

Thursday’s Games:

Round Rock @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Springfield @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Cedar Rapids @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

 

 

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