Saturday, August 6th: Chapman’s 2 HRs Help Hounds Win while Mengden Pitches Sounds to Victory and Boyd’s Grand Slam Helps Ports Prevail

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Matt Chapman (3 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Triple / 6 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Matt Chapman (3 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Triple / 6 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     2

Midland RockHounds  7

WP – Bracewell 7-1 / 1.54

HR – Chapman 2 (26)

Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

(3 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Triple / 6 RBIs)

Third baseman Matt Chapman had a big night at the plate for the RockHounds on Saturday. 2014’s 1st-round draft pick for the A’s drilled a pair of home runs to go along with a triple while driving in a total of 6 runs on the night. Chapman is currently riding an eight-game hitting streak, during which he’s batting .406, and his 26 home runs, 75 RBIs and .507 slugging percentage all lead the Texas League. Catcher Beau Taylor, first baseman Josh Rodriguez and center fielder J.P. Sportman had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds. Starter Corey Walter allowed 2 runs over 4 innings of work, while RHP Ben Bracewell was impressive in relief, throwing 5 shutout innings to earn his 7th win on Saturday.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds              5

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  2

WP – Mengden 5-1 / 1.46

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Mengden

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

 

Starter Daniel Mengden delivered his second straight solid start since returning to the Sounds on Saturday. The 23-year-old threw 4 shutout innings before allowing 2 runs in the 5th inning and ended up striking out 3 without allowing a walk over 5 frames to notch his 5th win for Nashville in a game that ended in the 6th inning due to rain. RHP Eduard Santos got the final out to pick up his 5th save for the Sounds. First baseman Rangel Ravelo had a pair of doubles and drove in a run, while left fielder Colin Walsh also doubled twice and scored twice, and right fielder Matt Olson doubled in a pair as the Sounds won their third straight. And with LHP Dillon Overton optioned back to Nashville on Saturday, LHP Patrick Schuster was recalled by the A’s.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   9

San Jose Giants  4

WP – Graves 7-8 / 4.87

HR – Boyd (7), White (5)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder B.J. Boyd

(2 for 4 / Grand Slam / Walk / Stolen Base)

 

Center fielder B.J. Boyd slugged a grand slam in the top of the 4th inning to help the Ports prevail on Saturday. The 23-year-old also singled, walked and stole a base in the game, while second baseman Mikey White walked, homered and drove in 3 runs, and left fielder James Harris walked twice, singled twice, scored twice, stole a base and drove in a run for the Ports. RHP Brett Graves turned in his third straight strong start for Stockton, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings of work to earn his 7th win on Saturday.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers        3

Clinton LumberKings  4

LP – Blackwood 0-2 / 7.71

HR – Gilbert (3)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Angel Duno

(5 1/3 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 2 K)

 

Starter Zack Erwin allowed 1 run in 2 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Angel Duno was solid in relief, allowing just 1 run over 5 1/3 innings, and he left the game with a one-run lead. But RHP Nolan Blackwood surrendered 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th to suffer his 2nd loss as the Snappers dropped their fourth straight on Saturday. Second baseman Trent Gilbert slugged a two-run homer, while catcher Jordan Devencenzi had a pair of singles and drove in a run, and right fielder Luis Barrera had a pair of hits and is now 5 for 7 in his first two games for the Snappers.

 

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

State College Spikes         3

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

LP – Damron 0-2 / 2.70

HR – Rodriguez (2)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dakota Chalmers

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

 

After surrendering 8 runs in his last outing, 19-year-old RHP Dakota Chalmers delivered an impressive start for the Lake Monsters on Saturday, allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks over 6 shutout innings, but he left with the game a scoreless tie. This year’s 6th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Brandon Bailey, followed with 3 1/3 scoreless frames in relief, but a pair of errors and a passed ball helped let 3 runs score, 1 earned, off LHP Ty Damron in the top of the 11th inning, who suffered his 2nd loss for the Lake Monsters. Right fielder Jhonny Rodriguez hit a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 11th, but it wasn’t enough as the Lake Monsters lost their sixth straight. And with outfielder Rob Bennie and RHP Matt Milburn recently joining the roster, outfielder James Terrell and catcher Miguel Guzman were both reassigned to the Arizona League A’s on Saturday.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Nashville @ Round Rock – 4:05pm PT / 6:05pm CT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Stockton @ San Jose – 5:00pm PT

Beloit @ Clinton – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

State College @ Vermont – 2:05pm PT / 5:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL D-backs – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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