Tuesday, August 30th: Gossett Earns Win for Sounds in Triple-A Debut while Jensen Pitches Hounds to Victory as Midland Clinches Postseason Spot

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Daniel Gossett (7 IP / 7 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Daniel Gossett (7 IP / 7 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Iowa Cubs               2

Nashville Sounds  8

WP – Gossett 1-0 / 2.57

HR – Olson (17), Chapman (3), Anderson (3)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Gossett

(7 IP / 7 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / Win)

RHP Daniel Gossett looked strong in his first start for the Sounds on Tuesday. Oakland’s 2nd-round draft pick in 2014 allowed 2 runs over 7 innings of work to earn the win in his Triple-A debut. And combined with his last 3 outings for Double-A Midland, the 23-year-old has now allowed just 5 earned runs in 26 innings over his last 4 starts. Rehabbing LHP Sean Doolittle struck out 2 in 1 scoreless inning of relief, while RHP Aaron Kurcz got the final three outs to close out the Sounds’ fifth straight win on Tuesday. First baseman Matt Olson singled and slugged his 17th home run, while catcher Bryan Anderson and third baseman Matt Chapman both belted 2-run shots for the Sounds. In other news, RHP Jesse Hahn returned to Nashville on a rehab assignment and is expected to take the mound for Wednesday’s start. A’s Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane told Sounds play-by-play man Jeff Hem on Tuesday’s pre-game show that second baseman Joey Wendle would soon be joining the A’s pending the completion of other transactions, presumably the reported trade of Coco Crisp to Cleveland, and Wendle – who’s batting an even .500 over his last 8 games – was not in Nashville’s lineup on Tuesday.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions     3

Midland RockHounds  11

WP – Jensen 7-4 / 4.62

HR – Munoz (8)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Jensen

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

 

Starter Chris Jensen was solid in his return to the RockHounds on Tuesday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 7 over 6 innings of work to earn his 7th win for Midland. Third baseman Yairo Munoz singled, doubled, homered and drove in a pair of runs, while designated hitter Andy Paz had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run. Shortstop Franklin Barreto singled, doubled, drove in 3 and stole his 30th base, and left fielder J.P. Sportman and right fielder Tyler Marincov both singled, tripled and drove in runs to help the RockHounds clinch the second-half division title and assure the team a spot in postseason play for the third straight season.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide   4

Stockton Ports   2

LP – Alvarez 0-1 / 4.76

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Jared Lyons

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

 

RHP Henderson Alvarez allowed 2 runs, just 1 earned, on 2 hits in 1 inning of work while throwing 25 pitches – 18 strikes and 7 balls – to take the loss in his first rehab start for Stockton on Tuesday. LHP Jared Lyons was outstanding in relief, striking out 5 of the 6 batters he faced in 2 perfect innings of relief. Designated hitter Mikey White singled, doubled and scored a run, while center fielder Seth Brown singled in a run in the loss.

 

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

Tri-City ValleyCats             1

Vermont Lake Monsters  7

WP – Bailey 2-1 / 2.91

HR – Mercedes (11), Shelby (3)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brandon Bailey

(5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

This year’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Logan Shore, turned in his best start yet for the Lake Monsters on Tuesday, allowing just 1 unearned run and striking out 7 in 4 innings of work, while 6th-round RHP Brandon Bailey was impressive in relief, giving up just 1 hit over 5 scoreless innings to earn his 2nd win for Vermont. Third baseman Eric Marinez singled, doubled, tripled and drove in a pair, while designated hitter JaVon Shelby doubled and homered, and first baseman Miguel Mercedes launched his league-leading 11th home run to help the Lake Monsters snap their five-game losing streak on Tuesday.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Iowa @ Nashville – 10:05am PT / 12:05pm CT

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

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

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

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

 

 

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