Sunday, July 10th: Rosa’s Big Day Leads Hounds to Victory while Overton Wins 10th to Snap Sounds’ Skid

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Viosergy Rosa (5 for 6 / 2 Home Runs / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Viosergy Rosa (5 for 6 / 2 Home Runs / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Arkansas Travelers          6

Midland RockHounds  17

WP – Sanchez 5-4 / 2.76

HR – Chapman (22), Rosa 2 (6)

Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Viosergy Rosa

(5 for 6 / 2 Home Runs / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

First baseman Viosergy Rosa, whom the A’s acquired in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft in the offseason, had one of the biggest days of any A’s minor leaguer so far this season on Sunday. After going 2 for 36 over his last 9 games, the 26-year-old collected 5 hits, including 2 home runs and 2 doubles to give him a total of 13 total bases on the day while driving in 4 runs for the RockHounds. Third baseman Matt Chapman smacked his league-leading 22nd home run and drove in 4 runs, while catcher Beau Taylor had 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in 3. RHP Raul Alcantara had a rough start for the RockHounds, allowing 6 runs over 5 innings of work, but RHP Jake Sanchez threw 3 scoreless innings in relief to earn the win for Midland. Infielder Franklin Barreto sat out on Sunday after being hit in the knee with a pitch in Saturday’s game.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

New Orleans Zephyrs  2

Nashville Sounds       8

WP – Overton 10-4 / 2.98

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

(7 IP / 8 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

On Sunday, LHP Dillon Overton turned in his sixth straight quality start for the Sounds and his second solid effort since returning from a brief stint with Oakland. The 24-year-old allowed just 2 runs while walking none and striking out 6 over 7 innings of work to earn his 10th win and snap Nashville’s four-game losing streak. Catcher Bruce Maxwell singled, doubled and drove in 4 runs, while designated hitter Colin Walsh singled twice, walked twice and drove in a run, and center fielder Arismendy Alcantara had 3 hits and drove in a pair for the Sounds. Meanwhile, Nashville infielder Ryon Healy went 2 for 3 with a single, a double and a walk while serving as the designated hitter in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   4

San Jose Giants  5

LP – Navas 2-5 / 4.42

HR – Pimentel (14)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Matt Sergey

(6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 8 K)

 

RHP Matt Sergey turned in his second straight strong start since joining Stockton, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, while striking out 8 over 6 innings of work, and he left the game with a 2-run lead. But RHP Carlos Navas gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th to take the loss as the Ports lost in a walk-off on Sunday. First baseman Sandber Pimentel homered for the second straight day, slugging his 14th home run, a 2-run shot, in the top of the 4th inning to provide the go-ahead run for the Ports, while right fielder Joe Bennie collected 3 hits, including a double, in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Burlington Bees    4

Beloit Snappers  5

WP – Hurlbutt 2-0 / 3.15

HR – Siddall (5), Diaz (4)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Siddall

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

 

Starter Angel Duno threw 3 scoreless innings on Sunday as he works his way back from a disabled list stint. RHP Dustin Hurlbutt then allowed 4 runs in 4 innings of relief but still wound up picking up the win, while RHP Tyler Willman got the final six outs to earn his 2nd save for the Snappers. Right fielder Brett Siddall homered, doubled and drove in 2 runs, while third baseman Edwin Diaz drilled his 4th home run, and second baseman Trent Gilbert singled in a pair for the Snappers.

 

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

Batavia Muckdogs             6

Vermont Lake Monsters  5

LP – Chalmers 3-1 / 2.53

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Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Nate Mondou

(2 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

With rain threatening once again in Vermont, RHP Jordan Schwartz made the start instead of scheduled starter Dakota Chalmers on Sunday. Schwartz gave up 1 run in 2 innings of work before being replaced by Chalmers. The 19-year-old allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, without permitting a hit and only allowing 1 walk and ended up suffering his 1st loss, primarily due to 3 errors in the 3rd inning. This year’s 13th-round draft pick for the A’s, second baseman Nate Mondou, singled, doubled and drove in 2 runs, while left fielder Steven Pallares singled twice, walked twice and stole a pair of bases in the loss. In other news, 1st-round draft pick A.J. Puk and 6th-round draft pick Brandon Bailey were both added to the Lake Monsters roster on Sunday, and Puk is scheduled to make his professional debut on Tuesday.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s             3

AZL White Sox  6

LP – Szynski 0-2 / 10.13

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Robert Martinez

(2 for 3 / Double / Walk / RBI)

 

This year’s 4th-round draft pick for the A’s, 18-year-old RHP Skylar Szynski, allowed 2 runs, just 1 earned, on 2 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 3 innings of work and ended up suffering his 2nd loss for the AZL A’s on Sunday. Right fielder Robert Martinez singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run, while left fielder Robert Bennie doubled in a run in the loss.

 

Monday’s Games:

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

Stockton @ San Jose – 12:30pm PT

Burlington @ Beloit – 10:00am PT / Noon CT

Vermont @ Auburn – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

 

 

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