CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (High-A)
San Jose Giants 4
Stockton Ports 2
LP – Shore 0-1 / 2.81
Prospect Of The Game:
Pitcher Logan Shore
(4 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)
Stockton starter Angel Duno surrendered 2 runs on 5 hits over 3 innings of work and left the game with the Ports down by a run on Friday. RHP Joey Wagman pitched a perfect 4th before Duno’s tandem-pitching partner, RHP Logan Shore, took over in the top of the 5th, and last year’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s was solid once again. Shore threw 3 scoreless frames before allowing a run in the 8th. Unfortunately, since Stockton had tied the game, that proved to be the winning run and, while Shore ended up suffering his 1st loss, he allowed just 1 run and struck out 5 in 4 innings of relief on Friday. And the 22-year-old has now notched 17 strikeouts in 16 innings for Stockton so far this season. Third baseman Mikey White had 2 singles and drove in Stockton’s first run in the 2nd, while designated hitter Branden Cogswell had a pair of hits and brought home the tying run in the bottom of the 5th for the Ports. In other news, A’s starter Sonny Gray is set to make a rehab start for Stockton on Saturday night and, as an added bonus, it’ll also be Asparagus Night at the ballpark for the Ports!
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (Triple-A)
Nashville Sounds 1
Oklahoma City Dodgers 1
HR – Barreto (3)
Friday night’s contest was suspended with the game a 1-1 tie when a bank of lights went out during the 8th inning in Oklahoma City. Sounds shortstop Franklin Barreto had just hit his 3rd home run of the season to lead off the 8th and even the match. RHP Paul Blackburn turned in another strong start for the Sounds, allowing just 1 run and striking out 8 over 5 innings of work on Friday, while RHP Chris Jensen tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief before the power outage. The game will be completed during Nashville’s next trip to Oklahoma City for a June 22-25 series. Meanwhile, Oakland recalled Nashville first baseman Matt Olson on Friday and optioned RHP Cesar Valdez back to the Sounds.
TEXAS LEAGUE (Double-A)
San Antonio Missions 16
Midland RockHounds 13
LP – Twomey 0-1 / 31.50
Prospect Of The Game:
Catcher Argenis Raga
(3 for 5 / Double / 4 RBIs)
Midland came up on the short end of a slugfest on Friday. Starter Grant Holmes gave up 6 runs over 2 innings of work, while LHP Kyle Twomey surrendered 7 runs in just 2 innings of relief to suffer the loss. Twomey was making his first official appearance in the A’s system since signing as a free agent after the Cubs released him towards the end of spring training. The A’s had originally made Twomey their 3rd-round pick in the 2012 amateur draft, but he never signed and instead chose to attend USC. He was then a 13th-round pick by the Cubs in 2015 before Chicago released him after two seasons in its minor league system. RockHounds RHP James Naile followed Twomey to the mound and allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 3 2/3 innings, and RHP Kyle Finnegan finally stopped the bleeding with 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. Catcher Argenis Raga collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 4 runs, while third baseman Jordan Tarsovich singled, tripled, walked and drove in 3. Right fielder Tyler Marincov singled, doubled walked and drove in 2, and left fielder Brett Vertigan and designated hitter Viosergy Rosa had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds.
MIDWEST LEAGUE (Class-A)
Burlington Bees 8
Beloit Snappers 4
LP – Chalmers 0-2 / 6.97
Prospect Of The Game:
Outfielder JaVon Shelby
(3 for 4 / Double / 2 Runs / Stolen Base)
After striking out 10 over 4 scoreless frames in his last outing, RHP Dakota Chalmers got off to a rough start for the Snappers on Friday, surrendering 2 runs on 4 walks, 4 wild pitches and 1 hit batter before being pulled with just one out in the 1st inning. He ended up suffering his 2nd loss. His starting-tandem mate, RHP Michael Murray, allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, over 3 2/3 innings, while LHP Will Gilbert tossed 2 2/3 scoreless frames in relief. Right fielder JaVon Shelby had 3 hits, including a double, stole a base and scored twice, while third baseman Trace Loehr singled, doubled and drove in a run but also made 3 throwing errors in the game, and catcher Jason Goldstein and second baseman Nate Mondou had a pair of hits apiece for the Snappers.
Nashville @ Colorado Springs – 3:00pm PT / 5:00pm CT
San Antonio @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT
San Jose @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT
Burlington @ Beloit – 2:00pm PT / 4:00pm CT