Thursday, September 1st: Barreto Has Big Hit in Sounds’ Walk-Off Win while Manarino Pitches Ports to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Franklin Barreto (3 for 5 / Triple / GWRBI)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Franklin Barreto (3 for 5 / Triple / GWRBI)



Iowa Cubs               5

Nashville Sounds  6

WP – Santos 3-2 / 3.03

Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto

(3 for 5 / Triple / GWRBI)

With one out, a man on and the game tied in the bottom of the 9th, shortstop Franklin Barreto lined a triple to right-center field to bring home the winning run as the Sounds won in a walk-off in their final home game on Thursday. Including his big 9th-inning triple, Barreto had 3 hits in just his second game for the Sounds. Left fielder Colin Walsh singled, doubled, walked and drove in 2 runs, while catcher Bryan Anderson tripled in a pair, and first baseman Matt Olson singled and walked twice in the win. RHP Jharel Cotton turned in his second straight strong start, striking out 6 over 5 2/3 shutout innings, and he left with the game a scoreless tie on Thursday. But RHP Bobby Wahl walked 4 and was charged with 2 runs in just 2/3 of an inning in relief, while RHP Ryan Brasier gave up 2 runs over 1 1/3 innings of work, and RHP Eduard Santos picked up the win despite giving up the tying run in the top of the 9th for Nashville. The Sounds have already clinched the division title and are set to begin playoff play in Oklahoma City next Wednesday, September 7. On Thursday afternoon, A’s general manager David Forst told 95.7 The Game’s Damon Bruce that the A’s first September call-ups from Nashville will primarily be starting pitchers, and he mentioned RHPs Daniel Mengden, Jharel Cotton and Raul Alcantara as the most likely candidates. He also suggested that recent Sounds Joey Wendle and Chad Pinder are likely to split time at second base for the A’s the rest of the way this season.

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San Antonio Missions    3

Midland RockHounds  1

LP – Seddon 9-9 / 4.40



Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Tyler Marincov

(1 for 3 / Double / Walk / RBI)


Starter Joel Seddon allowed 3 runs over 6 innings of work to suffer his 9th loss for Midland on Thursday. Designated hitter Tyler Marincov walked and doubled in the RockHounds’ only run, while outfielders Danny Oh and J.P. Sportman both singled and doubled in the loss.



Visalia Rawhide    1

Stockton Ports  12

WP – Manarino 2-1 / 1.27

HR – Brown (8), Iriart (3), Alcantara (1)



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Evan Manarino

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


LHP Evan Manarino had his second straight outstanding start for Stockton on Thursday, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 7 innings of work to earn his 2nd win for the Ports, while RHP Nick Highberger, who recently arrived from the AZL A’s, tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief in his California League debut. Center fielder Arismendy Alcantara tripled, homered, walked and drove in 3 runs, while right fielder Seth Brown collected 4 hits, including a home run, and drove in 3, and first baseman Chris Iriart singled, walked and homered to help the Ports win on Thursday.



Beloit Snappers  2

Peoria Chiefs        1

WP – Ruiz 3-4 / 3.46



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Armando Ruiz

(5 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)


RHP Armando Ruiz was solid in his first career start for the Snappers on Thursday, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings of work to earn the win, while RHP Rob Huber tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Nolan Blackwood got the final four outs to post his 2nd save for the Snappers. Third baseman Trace Loehr singled, doubled and drove in the tying run in the top of the 2nd inning, while second baseman Trent Gilbert singled in the winning run in the 5th for Beloit.


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

Vermont Lake Monsters    2

Hudson Valley Renegades  3

LP – Puk 0-4 / 3.03

HR – Shelby (5)



Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter JaVon Shelby

(2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)


This year’stop draft pick for the A’s, LHP A.J. Puk, allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, and struck out 6 over 4 innings of work to suffer his 4th loss for the Lake Monsters, while 21-year-old Venezuelan LHP Ivan Andueza tossed 4 scoreless frames in relief for Vermont. Designated hitter JaVon Shelby homered for the third straight game, tagging a 2-run shot to provide his team’s only runs in the loss.


Friday’s Games:

Nashville @ New Orleans – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

San Antonio @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Bakersfield @ 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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