Monday, August 15th: Meisner Earns 1st Win of Season for Stockton while Iriart Homers Twice in Snappers Loss

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Casey Meisner (4 2/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports RHP Casey Meisner (4 2/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   2

Visalia Rawhide   1

WP – Meisner 1-12 / 3.99

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Casey Meisner

(4 2/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

RHP Casey Meisner endured a rough start to his season by suffering 12 straight losses for Stockton, but the 21-year-old finally managed to earn his 1st win on Monday. LHP Evan Manarino started the game and gave up just 1 run over 4 1/3 innings of work. Meisner then came on and preserved a slim one-run lead by allowing just 1 base runner, on a two-out single, while striking out 6 over the 4 2/3 scoreless frames to post his first victory for the Ports. Meisner began the month of July with an ERA of 4.72 and has now whittled it down to a more respectable mark of 3.99. Third baseman Jose Brizuela had 3 hits and drove in a run, while designated hitter Sandber Pimentel singled, doubled and scored the tying run for Stockton in Monday’s win.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Reno Aces              3

Nashville Sounds  2

LP – Cotton 10-6 / 4.35

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Arismendy Alcantara

(2 for 4 / Triple / Double / RBI)

 

Center fielder Arismendy Alcantara continued his hot hitting of late, tripling, doubling and driving in the Sounds’ first run on Monday, and he’s now 6 for 13 with 5 extra-base hits and 4 RBIs over his last 3 games for Nashville. Left fielder Rangel Ravelo singled, doubled and scored a run, while right fielder Jaycob Brugman had a pair of singles and drove in a run for the Sounds. Coming off a near-perfect game in his last start, RHP Jharel Cotton allowed 3 runs over 5 2/3 innings to suffer his 6th loss, while rehabbing LHP Sean Doolittle tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief. Cotton was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week after allowing just 1 hit while walking none and striking out 12 over 9 scoreless innings to earn the complete-game shutout victory in his last outing for the Sounds.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  3

Burlington Bees    4

LP – Huber 1-4 / 2.81

HR – Iriart 2 (16)

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Iriart

(2 for 3 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

First baseman Chris Iriart clubbed a 2-run homer in the top of the 4th inning to tie the game and then slugged a solo shot in the 6th to give Beloit the lead, but it wouldn’t be enough to allow the Snappers to prevail on Monday. RHP Brendan Butler allowed just 2 unearned runs over 6 innings of work and left the game with a one-run lead, but RHP Rob Huber surrendered 2 runs in the 7th to suffer his 4th loss for the Snappers.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s             6

AZL White Sox  4

WP – Sanchez 4-0 / 4.09

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Mitchell Jordan

(4 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K)

 

This year’s 10th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Mitchell Jordan, was perfect through 4 innings for the AZL A’s on Monday, notching a pair of strikeouts along the way. 20-year-old Dominican RHP Miguel Sanchez picked up the win despite allowing 3 runs, 2 earned, in 4 innings of relief, and LHP Kevin Ferreras got the final three outs for his 1st save. Shortstop Casey Thomas drove in 3 runs, while right fielder James Terrell singled, doubled and scored twice. Designated hitter Charley Gould singled in a pair, and third baseman Javier Godard singled twice, walked twice and scored twice for the A’s.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Tacoma @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Tulsa @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

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

 

 

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