Tuesday, August 16th: Hahn Returns to Hill to Help Sounds Win while Chapman, Pinder & Iriart Are All on the Move

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Jesse Hahn (4 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 6 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Jesse Hahn (4 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 6 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Tacoma Rainiers     1

Nashville Sounds  2

WP – Castro 1-7 / 4.91

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Jesse Hahn

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

It was a day filled with lots of intriguing roster news for Nashville fans. But on the field, it was the first chance for Jesse Hahn to return to the mound since he landed on the disabled list after his last start for Oakland. Hahn allowed just 1 run while striking out 6 over 4 innings of work on Tuesday. He left the game with a one-run lead and turned the game over to the Sounds bullpen, which held Tacoma scoreless over the next 5 frames. RHP Angel Castro earned his 1st win of the season, while RHP Tucker Healy got the final three outs to notch his 8th save for Nashville. The Sounds managed just 3 hits in the win. Catcher Matt McBride singled in a run, while right fielder Jaycob Brugman walked, singled and scored a run when designated hitter Rangel Ravelo was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Renato Nunez made his second start in the last three days in left field and went 0 for 4 in the game. Meanwhile, the Texas League’s top home run hitter, third baseman Matt Chapman, was added to the Sounds roster on Tuesday. And with Chapman’s addition to the squad, there’s a need for Nunez to increase his versatility. The San Francisco Chronicle and other sources also reported on Tuesday that Nashville shortstop Chad Pinder was set to join the A’s on Wednesday, and Josh Rodriguez made the start at shortstop for the Sounds on Tuesday. And in other news, Nashville reliever Ryan Doolittle was sent to the Arizona League A’s.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Tulsa Drillers                  9

Midland RockHounds  5

LP – Avila 5-3 / 2.86

HR – Vertigan (2)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Vertigan

(3 for 3 / Home Run / Double / Walk)

 

Center fielder Brett Vertigan had a big night at the plate for Midland on Tuesday, singling, doubling and homering for the Hounds. Left fielder J.P. Sportman singled in a pair of runs to give the RockHounds the lead in the 3rd inning, while shortstop Franklin Barreto singled, doubled and scored a run in the game. Catcher Beau Taylor singled twice and walked twice to raise his league-leading on-base percentage to .391 and, with Texas League Player of the Week Matt Chapman joining Nashville, Yairo Munoz made the start at third base on Tuesday and went 0 for 4 with a walk. Starter Joel Seddon was solid, allowing 2 runs over 5 innings of work, and he left the game with a one-run lead. But RHP Andres Avila surrendered 4 runs in the 6th to suffer his 3rd loss for Midland.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   6

Visalia Rawhide   7

LP – Holmes 9-6 / 4.68

HR – Brizuela (13)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jose Brizuela

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Former Dodgers’ 1st-round draft pick Grant Holmes had his third straight shaky start for Stockton, allowing 6 runs, 5 earned, over 5 innings of work to suffer the loss on Tuesday. And the 20-year-old has now surrendered 15 earned runs in 14 innings since joining Stockton. Third baseman Jose Brizuela continued his hot hitting of late, collecting 3 hits, including his 13th home run, a two-run shot, while left fielder B.J. Boyd also had 3 hits, and designated hitter John Nogowski had 2 hits and drove in a pair for the Ports. And in roster news, Beloit’s top slugger, first baseman Chris Iriart, was promoted to the Ports on Tuesday.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  2

Burlington Bees    9

LP – Duno 6-5 / 2.44

HR – Barrera (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Luis Barrera

(1 for 3 / Home Run / Walk)

 

RHP Angel Duno had a rare rough start for the Snappers, allowing 6 runs in 5 innings of work to take his 5th loss on Tuesday. Designated hitter Luis Barrera belted his 1st home run for Beloit, while right fielder Brett Siddall singled, doubled and drove in a run in the loss. And with first baseman Chris Iriart promoted to the Ports, first baseman Michael Soto was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. Infielder Edwin Diaz also returned from the disabled list, while outfielder Robert Martinez landed on the DL for the Snappers.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Tacoma @ Nashville – 10:05pm PT / 12:05pm CT

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

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

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

Vermont @ West Virginia – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL Brewers @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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