Tuesday, July 12th: A’s Top Pick A.J. Puk Is Solid in Pro Debut for Lake Monsters

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher A.J. Puk (2 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 0 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher A.J. Puk (2 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 0 K)

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  1

Auburn Doubledays           3

LP – Andueza 1-2 / 3.72

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Puk

(2 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 0 K)

The A’s top pick in this year’s draft, LHP A.J. Puk, made his professional debut for the Lake Monsters on Tuesday. The 21-year-old was on a short leash in his initial start but he performed well, tossing 2 scoreless and hitless innings for Vermont. Puk threw a total of 17 pitches – 12 for strikes and 5 for balls – and all six of his outs came on ground balls. He was followed on the mound by 21-year-old Venezuelan LHP Ivan Andueza, who allowed 3 runs over 5 2/3 innings to suffer his 2nd loss for the Lake Monsters. This year’s 12th-round draft pick for the A’s, right fielder Luke Persico, collected 3 hits, including a double, stole a base and scored Vermont’s only run in the loss. With the All-Star Game in San Diego on Tuesday, it was a light schedule throughout the minor leagues, but most affiliates will be back in action on Wednesday.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Midland @ San Antonio – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

High Desert @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ Dayton – 4:00pm PT / 6:00pm CT

Vermont @ Auburn – 9:05am PT / 12:05pm ET

AZL D-backs @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

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