Sunday, May 7th: Hounds Win 6th Straight in a Walk-Off while Alcantara Suffers Loss for Sounds

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brett Graves (5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brett Graves (5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders       1

Midland RockHounds  2

WP – Trivino 3-0 / 0.71

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brett Graves

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

After putting up a 2.55 ERA and striking out 29 while walking just 3 for Stockton this season, RHP Brett Graves was impressive in his Double-A debut for Midland on Sunday. The A’s 3rd-round draft pick in 2014 showed off his improved command by throwing 47 strikes and only 17 balls while allowing just 1 run, walking none and striking out 5 over 5 strong innings of work for the RockHounds. (You can see our recent interview with Graves here). LHP Cody Stull replaced Graves with the game a 1-1 tie in the 6th and threw 3 shutout innings in relief, and RHP Lou Trivino then tossed a scoreless top of the 9th as the game remained knotted. But with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th, second baseman Max Schrock singled in the winning run as the RockHounds won in a walk-off for the second straight day and posted their sixth straight victory on Sunday. The game-winning hit was Schrock’s second single of the game. Right fielder Tyler Marincov and designated hitter Joe Bennie also notched a pair of singles apiece, while first baseman Viosergy Rosa singled and doubled, and catcher Argenis Raga singled and drove in the tying run for the RockHounds on a sacrifice fly in the 2nd. And Trivino picked up his 3rd win of the season after tossing a scoreless top of the 9th for the Hounds.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

El Paso Chihuahuas  3

Nashville Sounds     2

LP – Alcantara 0-1 / 2.57

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Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

(Double / RBI)

 

The Sounds mustered just 6 hits in Sunday’s loss to El Paso. First baseman Matt Olson singled, walked and scored a run, while left fielder Renato Nunez singled in the Sounds’ first run in the 4th, and third baseman Matt Chapman doubled in Nashville’s second run in the 9th. RHP Raul Alcantara allowed 2 runs on 5 hits over 4 innings of work to suffer the loss in his second start since returning to the Sounds. Meanwhile, RHP Daniel Mengden is scheduled to make a rehab start for Nashville on Monday, with RHP Chris Bassitt set to make his rehab start for the Sounds on Tuesday.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants   5

Stockton Ports    0

LP – Meisner 2-5 / 6.33

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Casey Meisner

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

 

Stockton was shut out on 7 hits on Sunday. Third baseman Mikey White tripled and walked, while center fielder Skye Bolt singled and walked. Shortstop Eli White drew 3 walks, and left fielder Tyler Ramirez had a pair of singles for the Ports. Starter Casey Meisner had his second straight solid appearance for Stockton, allowing just 1 run while striking out 6 over 4 1/3 frames, but he still ended up suffering the loss on Sunday.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Bowling Green Hot Rods  6

Beloit Snappers              2

LP – Milburn 2-2 / 6.57

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Mike Martin

(3 for 4)

 

Snappers starter Dakota Chalmers struggled with control issues again, throwing 55 pitches while walking 4 over 2 scoreless innings on Sunday. RHP Matt Milburn gave up 4 runs over 3 1/3 frames to suffer his 2nd loss for the Snappers. Center fielder Mike Martin collected 3 hits, while catcher Collin Theroux and left fielder Luke Persico both singled and doubled, and second baseman Nate Mondou singled in the Snappers’ only two runs in the loss.

 

Monday’s Games:

El Paso @ Nashville – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

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

Beloit @ Lake County – 3:30 PT / 5:30pm CT

 

Brett Graves

Brett Graves

 

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