Monday, August 8th: Terrell Leads AZL A’s to Victory while Nunez Homers & Wahl Makes AAA Debut in Sounds Loss

A’s Prospect Of The Day: AZL A’s Outfielder James Terrell (2 for 5 / Triple / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: AZL A’s Outfielder James Terrell (2 for 5 / Triple / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Cubs  6

AZL A’s     7

WP – Sheehan 2-1 / 3.00

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder James Terrell

(2 for 5 / Triple / Double / 2 RBIs)

With the game tied in the bottom of the 8th inning, center fielder James Terrell stepped to the plate and tripled in 2 runs to provide the margin of victory for the AZL A’s on Monday. The 19-year-old northern California native also doubled and scored in the 4th inning in his second game since returning to the Arizona League from Vermont, while second baseman Josh Vidales singled, doubled twice and drove in a run, and designated hitter Charley Gould had 3 hits and drove in a pair. This year’s second overall draft pick for the A’s, RHP Daulton Jefferies, allowed 1 run on 4 hits while walking none and striking out 3 over 2 innings in his professional debut on Monday. Rehabbing RHP Kris Hall tossed 2 scoreless frames in relief, while 18-year-old Venezuelan RHP Oscar Tovar surrendered 4 runs over 3 innings, and RHP Sam Sheehan gave up 1 run in 2 innings of work to pick up the win for the A’s.

Click here for more on Nashville, Beloit & Vermont…

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds       2

Round Rock Express  13

LP – Jensen 2-5 / 4.23

HR – Nunez (19)

 

rn600524e

 

Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Renato Nunez

(1 for 4 / Home Run)

 

RHP Chris Jensen suffered through a shaky start for the Sounds, allowing 7 runs, 4 earned, over 4 innings of work to take his 5th loss as Nashville saw its four-game winning streak snapped on Monday. RHP Eduard Santos was charged with another 5 runs in just 1 1/3 innings of relief, while RHP Bobby Wahl tossed 2 scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut. Designated hitter Renato Nunez notched his team-leading 19th home run, while first baseman Rangel Ravelo singled twice and drove in a run. Center fielder Jaycob Brugman had a pair of hits, and left fielder Josh Rodriguez went 1 for 3 with a walk in his return from the RockHounds.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers        2

Clinton LumberKings  7

LP – Biegalski 6-7 / 3.79

ci664872

 

Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Iriart

(2 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

Starter Boomer Biegalski had a bumpy outing for Beloit, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned in just 3 innings of work to suffer his 7th loss as the Snappers dropped their sixth straight on Monday. First baseman Chris Iriart singled, doubled and drove in a run, while third baseman Jesus Lopez had a pair of hits, and center fielder Justin Higley doubled in a run in the loss.

 

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

State College Spikes         4

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

LP – Puk 0-2 / 3.31

HR – Mercedes (9)

mm642286

 

Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Miguel Mercedes

(1 for 3 / Home Run / Walk)

 

This year’s top draft pick for the A’s, LHP A.J. Puk, threw 4 scoreless and hitless innings before allowing a pair of singles to lead off the 5th inning and exiting the game after 58 pitches. Both runners eventually came around to score, and Puk ended up being charged with 2 runs on 2 hits while walking none and striking out 7 over 4 innings of work to suffer his 2nd loss as the Lake Monsters dropped their eighth straight on Monday. First baseman Miguel Mercedes walked and scored Vermont’s first run in the 2nd inning and then notched his 9th home run in the 9th inning to provide his team’s only other run of the game and tie him for the league’s home run lead as well. In other news, Mercedes, shortstop Eli White, second baseman Nate Mondou and RHP Xavier Altamirano were all chosen to represent Vermont in next week’s New York-Penn League All-Star Game. White and Mondou were selected by the A’s in this year’s amateur draft, White in the 11th round and Mondou in the 13th, and both are currently among the league’s top five in batting average.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Nashville @ Round Rock – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Midland @ Tulsa – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Stockton @ Modesto – 7:05pm PT

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

Vermont @ Brooklyn – 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Angels – 7:00pm PT

 

 

Be sure to like A’s Farm’s page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @AthleticsFarm. You can also get our exclusive A’s minor league newsletter e-mailed to you free by signing up here.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: