Monday, August 29th: Wendle & Boyd Lead Sounds to 4th Straight Victory while Terrell Helps AZL A’s Finish Season on a Winning Note

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (3 for 5 / Double / Stolen Base / 2 Runs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (3 for 5 / Double / Stolen Base / 2 Runs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Iowa Cubs               2

Nashville Sounds  3

WP – Santos 2-2 / 2.95

Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joey Wendle

(3 for 5 / Double / Stolen Base / 2 Runs)

Right fielder B.J. Boyd may have had the big hit, but second baseman Joey Wendle had the big night for Nashville on Monday. He collected 3 hits, including a double, and scored 2 runs, including the winning run in extra innings for the Sounds, and Wendle is now batting an even .500 over his last 8 games. With one out in the bottom of the 11th on Monday, Wendle singled then stole second and eventually came around to score the game-winner when Boyd lined a single to left-center as the Sounds won their fourth straight in a walk-off. It was Boyd’s only hit in 4 at-bats, but he also drew a walk, while left fielder Rangel Ravelo doubled in a run to put Nashville on the board, and shortstop Josh Rodriguez singled in the tying run for the Sounds. RHP Raul Alcantara turned in another solid start, allowing 2 runs over 5 innings of work. And after his exit, RHP Angel Castro pitched 3 perfect innings in relief, while RHP Bobby Wahl threw 1 scoreless frame, and RHP Eduard Santos got the final six outs to earn his 2nd win for the Sounds. It was Barry Zito bobblehead night at First Tennessee Park, with new Nashville native Zito on hand to sign autographs. And it’s worth noting that A’s Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane was also in attendance at the ballpark on Monday. In roster news, Sounds RHP Chris Jensen was reassigned to the RockHounds, while Midland RHP Daniel Gossett was promoted to Nashville. Gossett, who was Oakland’s 2nd-round draft pick in 2014, had a 2.49 ERA in 16 starts for the Hounds and is scheduled to make his Triple-A debut on Tuesday.

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Barry Zito signing autographs on Barry Zito bobblehead day at First Tennessee Park in Nashville on Monday (photo: Nashville Sounds)

Barry Zito signing autographs on Barry Zito bobblehead day at First Tennessee Park in Nashville on Monday (photo: Nashville Sounds)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders

Midland RockHounds

(POSTPONED)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers          1

Kane County Cougars  2

LP – Kurz 3-7 / 4.65

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Boomer Biegalski

(5 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 4 K)

 

RHP Boomer Biegalski turned in a strong start for the Snappers, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings of work, but RHP Cody Kurz was charged with the running run in the bottom of the 9th to suffer his 7th defeat as the Snappers lost in a walk-off on Monday. Right fielder Brett Siddall collected 3 hits, including 2 doubles, while catcher Jose Chavez and designated hitter Michael Soto had a pair of hits apiece in the loss.

 

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

Tri-City ValleyCats             3

Vermont Lake Monsters  0

LP – Chalmers 5-3 / 4.65

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Derek Beasley

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

 

The Lake Monsters were shut out for the second straight day on Monday. Starter Dakota Chalmers allowed 3 runs over 4 innings of work to suffer his 3rd loss, while LHP Derek Beasley was impressive in relief, allowing just 1 hit while walking none and striking out 7 over 3 2/3 innings for the Lake Monsters. Left fielder Rob Bennie had a pair of hits, while center fielder Tyler Ramirez doubled, and shortstop Eli White and right fielder Steven Pallares both singled in the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s     4

AZL Cubs  3

WP – Camacho 2-3 / 3.03

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outielder James Terrell

(2 for 6 / 2 Triples / 2 RBIs)

 

Center fielder James Terrell had 2 triples, drove in a pair of runs, and scored the winning run in the 12th inning as the AZL A’s won their final game of the Arizona League season on Monday. Third baseman Jesus Lage had a pair of hits, including a double, and drove in a run, while left fielder Cole Gruber singled, doubled and stole a pair of bases to finish the season with a league-leading 28, and second baseman Josh Vidales went 0 for 2 to finish the season with a league-leading .345 batting average and .437 on-base percentage. This year’s second overall draft pick for the A’s, RHP Daulton Jefferies, allowed 2 runs and struck out 5 over 2 2/3 innings of work, while 18-year-old Venezuelan RHP Oscar Tovar allowed just 1 unearned run in 4 1/3 innings of relief. 19-year-old Dominican RHP Frederick De La Cruz threw 3 scoreless frames, and RHP Joseph Camacho tossed 2 scoreless innings to earn his second win on Monday. The AZL A’s finished the season with a 29-24 record.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

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

San Antonio @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Tri-City @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

 

 

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