Friday, August 5th: Ravelo Helps Sounds Win Again while Holmes & Manarino Make Debuts for Ports

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds First Baseman Rangel Ravelo (2 for 4 / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds 1B Rangel Ravelo (2 for 4 / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs)



Nashville Sounds             12

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  7

WP – Detwiler 4-0 / 3.86

Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Rangel Ravelo

(2 for 4 / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs)

Only one A’s affiliate wound up in the winning column on Friday, and first baseman Rangel Ravelo led the attack that helped the Sounds win for the eighth time in their last ten games to retain a ten-game division lead. Ravelo walked and scored in the 4th inning, singled in a pair of runs in the 7th and doubled in another run in the 9th, while designated hitter Colin Walsh and center fielder Jaycob Brugman both singled, doubled, drove in runs and scored twice. Third baseman Renato Nunez walked and doubled in a run, and right fielder Matt Olson walked twice and singled in a pair. Starter Ross Detwiler allowed 5 runs over 6 innings of work to notch the win for Nashville, while RHP Aaron Kurcz picked up the save despite giving up 2 runs in 3 innings of relief for the Sounds. And with RHP Jesse Hahn and second baseman Jed Lowrie landing on the disabled list for Oakland, RHP Andrew Triggs and outfielder Brett Eibner were both recalled by the A’s.

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Corpus Christi Hooks     3

Midland RockHounds  2

LP – Bragg 2-3 / 4.93



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Heath Fillmyer

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


RHP Heath Fillmyer turned in another strong start for the RockHounds on Friday, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings of work, and he’s now allowed just 5 earned runs in 20 innings over his first 4 starts for Midland. The game was tied 1-1 after 5 innings and remained that way until the top of the 10th, when an error by second baseman Yairo Munoz allowed an unearned run to score off reliever Bobby Wahl. Munoz then tripled in the tying run in the home half of the inning, but RHP Sam Bragg surrendered the winning run in the 11th to suffer his 3rd loss for the RockHounds. Right fielder Tyler Marincov collected 4 hits in the game, while third baseman Matt Chapman singled, doubled and walked, and shortstop Franklin Barreto had a pair of hits for the Hounds.



Stockton Ports   3

San Jose Giants  6

LP – Holmes 8-5 / 4.20

HR – Pimentel (20)



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Evan Manarino

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


20-year-old RHP Grant Holmes, who was recently acquired from the Dodgers in the Josh Reddick/Rich Hill deal, was shaky in his first start for Stockton on Friday, allowing 6 runs, 4 earned, over 4 innings of work to suffer the loss. But LHP Evan Manarino was outstanding in his Stockton debut, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 5 in 4 scoreless innings of relief on Friday. Designated hitter Sandber Pimentel collected 3 hits, including his 20th home run, and he currently holds the second-highest total among A’s minor leaguers next to Matt Chapman, who has 24.



Kane County Cougars  3

Beloit Snappers          0

LP – Tomasovich 1-1 / 6.14



Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Luis Barrera

(3 for 4)


With RHP Michael Murray landing on the disabled list, reliever Rob Huber was forced to make the emergency start on Friday, and he performed well, throwing 3 scoreless innings for the Snappers. But LHP Andrew Tomasovich allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, in 1 inning of relief to take the loss. The Snappers were shut out on 7 hits on Friday, and center fielder and leadoff hitter Luis Barrera collected 3 of those hits in his debut for Beloit. In addition to Murray, infielder Michael Soto was also placed on the disabled list for the Snappers.


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

Vermont Lake Monsters  9

Lowell Spinners                13

LP – Zambrano 2-2 / 5.53



Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter JaVon Shelby

(2 for 5 / Double / 4 RBIs)


RHP Jesus Zambrano had a rough start on Friday, allowing 8 runs, 6 earned, over 3 2/3 innings to suffer his 2nd loss for the Lake Monsters. This year’s 5th-round draft pick for the A’s, designated hitter JaVon Shelby, singled, doubled and drove in 4 runs, while the 7th-round pick, left fielder Tyler Ramirez, tripled, doubled, walked and drove in 2, and 13th-round second baseman Nate Mondou singled twice and drove in a pair as the Lake Monsters lost their fifth straight. And while Vermont outfielder Luis Barrera was promoted to the Snappers, outfielder Rob Bennie and RHP Matt Milburn were reassigned to the Lake Monsters from the AZL A’s on Friday.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Padres  9

AZL A’s        4

LP – Charles 4-1 / 9.30



Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Casey Thomas

(2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)


This year’s 10th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Mitchell Jordan, tossed 2 scoreless frames to get things off to a good start for the AZL A’s on Friday. Rehabbing RHP Kris Hall threw 1 scoreless inning in relief, while 19-year-old Dominican RHP Wandisson Charles was charged with 5 runs in just 1/3 of an inning to take the loss. This year’s 34th-round pick, shortstop Casey Thomas, singled, doubled and drove in a pair, while first baseman Charley Gould singled, doubled and drove in a run, and catcher Collin Theroux walked and doubled in the loss. AZL A’s outfielder Rob Bennie and RHP Matt Milburn were both promoted to the Vermont Lake Monsters on Friday.


Saturday’s Games:

Nashville @ Colorado Springs – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ San Jose – 5:00pm PT

Beloit @ Clinton – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

State College @ Vermont – 3:05pm PT / 6:05pm ET



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