Tuesday, July 5th: Healy, Pinder & Maxwell All Homer to Help Sounds Win while Brandon Mann Helps Pitch Hounds to Victory in TX League Debut

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Designated Hitter Ryon Healy (3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Designated Hitter Ryon Healy (3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)



Nashville Sounds   8

Memphis Redbirds   2

WP – Overton 9-4 / 3.01

HR – Pinder (10), Healy (6), Maxwell (5)

Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Ryon Healy

(3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

While he may be looking forward to appearing in next week’s All-Star Futures Game, Ryon Healy’s head clearly is still in the game at hand. And on Tuesday, he helped Nashville snap its five-game losing streak by contributing 3 hits, including a home run and a double, while driving in 4 runs for the Sounds. Healy’s home run and double on Tuesday now give him a total of 46 extra-base hits on the season, which is tops among all A’s minor leaguers. Shortstop Chad Pinder and catcher Bruce Maxwell also homered in the win, while Max Muncy, making his first start at second base in the A’s system, walked, doubled, singled twice and scored twice, and left fielder Colin Walsh walked and singled in a run in his first game since returning from the disabled list. Starter Dillon Overton was solid in his return to the Sounds, allowing 2 runs over 6 innings of work to notch his 9th win for Nashville.

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Midland RockHounds  3

Arkansas Travelers        1

WP – Avila 3-2 / 2.74



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brandon Mann

(6 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 4 K)


After spending most of the past five seasons pitching in Japan and independent leagues and recently serving an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, LHP Brandon Mann turned in a strong start for Midland in his Texas League debut on Tuesday. The 32-year-old allowed just 1 run over 6 innings of work but left the game with his team down by a run. Left fielder Josh Rodriguez tripled in the tying run in the top of the 8th inning, while second baseman Wade Kirkland singled in the winning run later in the same inning, and right fielder Tyler Marincov singled in an insurance run in the 9th. Third baseman Matt Chapman doubled and scored a run, and center fielder J.P. Sportman singled twice and scored. RHP Andres Avila tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 3rd win, while RHP Bobby Wahl got the final three outs for his 3rd save.



Lake Elsinore Storm  3

Stockton Ports         6

WP – Wagman 3-4 / 3.92

HR – Pimentel (12), Brown (4), White 2 (3)



Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Mikey White

(2 for 3 / 2 Home Runs / Walk)


First baseman Sandber Pimentel, right fielder Seth Brown and second baseman Mikey White belted back-to-back-to-back home runs in the 1st inning on Tuesday. And White ripped another round-tripper in his next trip to the plate for the Ports in the 3rd inning as Stockton won its second straight after snapping a seven-game losing streak. Starter Brett Graves gave up 2 runs over 4 innings of work, while RHP Joey Wagman allowed 1 run in 3 innings of relief to pick up his 3rd win, and RHP Lou Trivino tossed 2 scoreless innings to post his 2nd save for Stockton.



Beloit Snappers                1

Quad Cities River Bandits  2

LP – Huber 1-3 / 4.02

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dustin Hurlbutt

(5 1/3 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 6 K)


RHP Dustin Hurlbutt had another solid start for the Snappers, allowing just 1 run over 5 1/3 innings of work, but he left the game with his team down by a run on Tuesday. Third baseman Jean Carlo Rodriguez collected 3 hits, while designated hitter Skye Bolt singled, doubled and drove in the tying run in the top of the 8th inning with a sacrifice fly for the Snappers. But RHP Rob Huber took the loss after he put the winning run on base, who later scored when RHP Tyler Willman walked him in with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 8th.


NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Vermont Lake Monsters     7

Mahoning Valley Scrappers  0

WP – Altamirano 1-0 / 0.63

HR – Marinez (1)



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Xavier Altamirano

(5 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)


RHP Xavier Altamirano turned in an outstanding start for the Lake Monsters on Tuesday, tossing 5 shutout innings to earn his 1st win for Vermont. LHP Dalton Sawyer and RHP Branden Kelliher each tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to complete the 5-hit shutout for the Lake Monsters. Designated hitter Eric Marinez homered and drove in 3 runs, while catcher Sean Murphy singled in a pair, and shortstop Jesus Lopez walked, singled in a run and scored twice for Vermont.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Angels  7

AZL A’s      11

WP – Highberger 1-0 / 2.57



Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Josh Vidales

(3 for 3 / Double / 5 RBIs)


This year’s 28th-round draft pick for the A’s, second baseman Josh Vidales, had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 5 runs to help the AZL A’s win their fifth straight on Tuesday. 18th-round catcher Skyler Weber had a pair of hits, stole a base and drove in a run, while shortstop Jesus Lage tripled, walked and drove in a pair, and third baseman Javier Godard and designated hitter Robert Bennie each singled, tripled and drove in a run. 29th-round RHP Matt Milburn allowed 6 runs, just 2 earned, over 3 innings of work, while 30th-round RHP Nick Highberger tossed 2 scoreless innings to earn his 1st professional win on Tuesday.


Wednesday’s Games:

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

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Lake Elsinore @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ Quad Cities – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Vermont @ Mahoning Valley – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET



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