Saturday, July 23rd: Gossett K’s 7 in Hounds Loss while Blanco Throws 5 Shutout Frames in AZL A’s Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Daniel Gossett (7 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Daniel Gossett (7 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

San Antonio Missions    3

LP – Cochran-Gill 4-4 / 3.42

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Gossett

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

2014’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Daniel Gosssett, gave up just 1 earned run in his third straight start for the RockHounds, but it wouldn’t be enough to earn the win on Saturday. Gossett also allowed 1 unearned while striking out 7 and walking none, and he left after 7 innings with the game a 2-2 tie. RHP Lou Trivino tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief in his Double-A debut, while RHP Bobby Wahl struck out the side in the bottom of the 10th, but RHP Trey Cochran-Gill gave up the winning run in the bottom of the 11th as the RockHounds lost in a walk-off. Center fielder Brett Vertigan collected 3 hits, while second baseman Josh Rodriguez doubled and drew a pair of walks. Designated hitter Tyler Marincov had a pair of hits, and right fielder Danny Oh singled in a run for the RockHounds.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Omaha Storm Chasers  6

Nashville Sounds         4

LP – Wendelken 1-4 / 4.66

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(2 for 4 / RBI)

 

Starter Chris Smith allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 7 innings of work for the Sounds on Saturday. But Nashville was no-hit through the first 6 innings by former Sounds starter Nick Tepesch. Nashville managed just 3 hits on Saturday, and right fielder Jaycob Brugman collected 2 of those hits and drove in the tying run for the Sounds in the bottom of the 8th. But RHP J.B. Wendelken gave up 2 runs in the top of the 9th to take the loss. Meanwhile, Sounds catcher Bruce Maxwell was called up by the A’s on Saturday, and this year’s 33rd-round draft pick, catcher Jarrett Costa from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, replaced him on Nashville’s roster.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   4

Visalia Rawhide   6

LP – Stalcup 3-1 / 7.04

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder James Harris

(3 for 5 / Double)

 

Starter James Naile allowed 3 runs while striking out 7 over 6 innings of work in his debut for Stockton on Saturday, and he left with the game a 3-3 tie. But LHP Matt Stalcup gave up 3 runs in 2 innings of relief to take the loss. Left fielder James Harris collected 3 hits, including a double, while designated hitter Joe Bennie had 3 singles, and second baseman Melvin Mercedes singled, doubled and drove in a run in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Fort Wayne TinCaps

Beloit Snappers

(POSTPONED)

 

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

GAME #1

(completion of Friday’s suspended game)

Hudson Valley Renegades  2

Vermont Lake Monsters    3

WP – Zambrano 1-1 / 3.50

HR – White (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Xavier Altamirano

(5 2/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 3 K)

 

Pinch hitter Tyler Ramirez’s RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning led the Lake Monsters to a walk-off win in the completion of Friday’s suspended game. Shortstop Eli White singled, doubled and homered, while second baseman Nate Mondou contributed 3 hits. Starter A.J. Puk allowed 2 runs and struck out 4 in 2 1/3 innings of work, while RHP Xavier Altamirano threw 5 2/3 shutout innings in relief, and RHP Jesus Zambrano tossed a scoreless top of the 11th to pick up the victory for Vermont. Meanwhile, RHP Jordan Schwartz was reassigned to the Snappers on Saturday.

 

GAME #2

Hudson Valley Renegades  3

Vermont Lake Monsters    2

LP – Damron 0-1 / 0.00

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Heath Bowers

(6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)

 

RHP Heath Bowers turned in a solid start for the Lake Monsters, allowing 2 runs over 6 innings of work on Saturday. But a throwing error by shortstop Jesus Lopez with two outs in the top of the 7th inning allowed the winning run to score off of this year’s 15th-round draft pick for the A’s, LHP Ty Damron out of Texas Tech, who was saddled with the loss in his professional debut for the Lake Monsters. Vermont managed just 3 hits on Saturday. Lopez, third baseman JaVon Shelby and right fielder Tyler Ramirez all singled in the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Angels  2

AZL A’s      13

WP – Blanco 2-2 / 3.00

HR – Nowlin (2), Vidales (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Argenis Blanco

(5 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / Win)

 

20-year-old Venezuelan RHP Argenis Blanco delivered a strong start for the AZL A’s, throwing 5 shutout innings to earn his 2nd win on Saturday. And Blanco has now allowed just 3 earned runs over his last 22 innings of work. This year’s 21st-round draft pick for the A’s, left fielder Kyle Nowlin, had a big night at the plate, collecting 4 hits, including a home run and a double, while right fielder Robert Bennie doubled twice, singled twice and drove in a pair, and second baseman Josh Vidales hit a 2-run homer and tripled and scored for the A’s.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Omaha @ Nashville – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

Midland @ San Antonio – 4:05pm PT / 6:05pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 6:00pm PT

Fort Wayne @ Beloit – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Vermont @ Tri-City – 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm CT

AZL Cubs @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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