Saturday, August 13th: A Pair of Alcantaras Help Sounds Prevail while Gossett & Chapman Combine to Lead Hounds to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Raul Alcantara (5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Raul Alcantara (5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Reno Aces              1

Nashville Sounds  2

WP – Wahl 1-0 / 0.00

HR – A.Alcantara (10)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

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

Two Alcantaras teamed up to lead Nashville to victory on Saturday. RHP Raul Alcantara turned in his fifth straight impressive start for the Sounds, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 5 over 5 shutout innings, and the 23-year-old has now allowed just 2 earned runs in 30 2/3 innings over 5 starts since joining the Sounds. He exited with the game a scoreless tie on Saturday, but RHP Eduard Santos gave up 1 run in 2 innings of relief, and Nashville was down by a run heading into the bottom of the 9th. And that’s when center fielder Arismendy Alcantara stepped to the plate with a man on and two outs and slugged a two-run homer to enable the Sounds win on a walk-off home run for the first time at First Tennessee Park. Second baseman Joey Wendle and right fielder Jaycob Brugman contributed a pair of hits apiece in the winning cause, and RHP Bobby Wahl picked up his 1st Triple-A win after striking out the side in the top of the 9th for the Sounds.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  8

Springfield Cardinals      2

WP – Gossett 4-5 / 2.67

HR – Chapman (29), Rosa (7)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Gossett

(6 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

2014’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Daniel Gossett, delivered another outstanding start for the RockHounds on Saturday, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings of work to earn his 4th win for Midland. And the 23-year-old has posted an impressive 1.84 ERA in 44 innings over his last 7 starts for the Hounds. Third baseman Matt Chapman continued his late-season surge, singling in a run, doubling in a run and slugging a home run to increase his league-leading totals to 29 home runs and 83 RBIs for the RockHounds this season.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

High Desert Mavericks  4

Stockton Ports             8

WP – Naile 3-0 / 4.05

HR – Harris (7)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher James Naile

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

 

RHP James Naile had a solid start for Stockton on Saturday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 7 over 5 innings of work to post his 3rd win for the Ports, while LHP Cody Stull got the final out in the 9th to notch his 4th save. Right fielder James Harris slugged a three-run homer, while left fielder B.J. Boyd and center fielder Seth Brown had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  4

Beloit Snappers                3

LP – Kurz 3-6 / 4.86

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dustin Hurlbutt

(7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 6 K)

 

Last year’s 16th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Dustin Hurlbutt, permitted just 1 earned run in his fourth straight start for the Snappers on Saturday. The 23-year-old also allowed 1 unearned run while striking out 6 in 7 innings of work, and he left the game with a one-run lead. But RHP Jordan Schwartz gave up the tying run in the top of the 8th inning, and RHP Cody Kurz surrendered the winning run in the 11th to suffer his 6th loss for the Snappers. Right fielder Brett Siddall walked twice and singled in 2 runs, while shortstop Jesus Lopez and left fielder Luis Barrera had a pair of hits apiece in the loss.

 

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

Tri-City ValleyCats

Vermont Lake Monsters

(POSTPONED)

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s         3

AZL D-backs  5

LP – Blanco 3-4 / 3.20

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Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Josh Vidales

(4 for 4 / Double / Walk / RBI)

 

20-year-old Venezuelan RHP Argenis Blanco allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 4 innings of work to suffer his 4th loss for the AZL A’s on Saturday. This year’s 28th-round draft pick, second baseman Josh Vidales, reached base 5 times, on 3 singles, a double and a walk, and drove in a run, while right fielder Jhonny Rodriguez singled twice and doubled, and catcher Miguel Guzman had 3 singles and drove in a run in the loss.

 

Sunday’s Games:

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

Midland @ Springfield – 12:10pm PT / 2:10pm CT

High Desert @ Stockton – 6:10pm PT

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

Tri-City @ Vermont (Game #1) – 2:05pm PT / 5:05pm ET

Tri-City @ Vermont (Game #2)

AZL Angels @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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