Friday, June 3rd: Joe Bennie Homers & R.J. Alvarez Makes 1st Rehab Appearance in Ports Loss while Hounds & Snappers Go Down to Defeat

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Second Baseman Joe Bennie (2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Second Baseman Joe Bennie (2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  8

Stockton Ports    6

LP – Meisner 0-9 / 4.55

HR – Brizuela (5), Bennie (3)

Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joe Bennie

(2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs)

On a night when none of the A’s affiliates were able to notch a win, Stockton dropped its fourth straight despite second baseman Joe Bennie’s big night at the plate. Bennie belted a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 1st inning to give the Ports an early lead, then doubled and scored in the 8th and also walked in the game. Third baseman Jose Brizuela hit his 5th home run, a solo shot in the 7th, while shortstop Richie Martin had a pair of hits for the Ports. Starter Casey Meisner allowed 7 runs, 5 earned, on 9 hits, including 3 home runs, over 4 2/3 innings of work to suffer his 9th loss, while RHP R.J. Alvarez allowed a home run and struck out 2 in 1 inning of relief in his first rehab appearance for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Round Rock Express

Nashville Sounds

(POSTPONED)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Tulsa Drillers                  3

Midland RockHounds  1

LP – Seddon 1-5 / 7.30

HR – Rosa (4)

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Viosergy Rosa

(1 for 3 / Home Run)

 

Midland managed just 1 run on Friday, putting a run on the board in the bottom of the 4th inning on first baseman Viosergy Rosa’s 4th home run of the season. Right fielder Tyler Marincov and designated hitter J.P. Sportman had a pair of hits apiece for the RockHounds, while starter Joel Seddon allowed 3 runs over 6 2/3 innings to take his 5th loss on Friday.

RF Tyler Marincov: 2 for 4

DH J.P. Sportman: 2 for 4

RHP Joel Seddon: 6 2/3 IP / 7 H / 3 ER / 2 BB / 1 K

RHP Kyle Finnegan: 1 1/3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K

RHP Bobby Wahl: 1 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 0 K

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Clinton LumberKings  4

Beloit Snappers        2

LP – Naile 2-6 / 3.35

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher James Naile

(7 IP / 7 H / 3 ER / 2 BB / 2 K)

 

Starter James Naile allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 7 innings of work to suffer his 6th loss in his return to the Snappers on Friday. Shortstop Jesus Lopez had 3 hits, and first baseman Ryan Howell doubled in a run in the loss. In other news, outfielder Skye Bolt, first baseman Chris Iriart and LHP Andrew Tomasovich were all placed on the disabled list, while infielder Michael Soto, outfielder Mike Martin and RHPs Marc Berube and Dustin Hurlbutt were all added to the Snappers roster, and LHP Mike Fagan was released on Friday.

SS Jesus Lopez: 3 for 4

1B Ryan Howell: 1 for 4 / Double / RBI

LHP Jared Lyons: 2/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 1 K

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

 

Saturday’s Games:

Nashville @ Omaha – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

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

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Clinton @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

 

 

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