Sunday, May 28th: Walter Pitches Sounds to Doubleheader Split while Big HRs by Brown & Mercedes Help Ports & Snappers Prevail

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Corey Walter (7 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Corey Walter (7 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

GAME #2

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  1

Nashville Sounds              2

WP – Walter 1-0 / 2.79

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Corey Walter

(7 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

After spending most of the season pitching for Double-A Midland, RHP Corey Walter looked more than ready for Triple-A on Sunday. 2014’s 28th-round draft pick for the A’s allowed just 1 run on 6 hits while throwing a 7-inning complete game to earn his 1st win for the Sounds in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader. The game was a 1-1 tie until the bottom of the 7th inning, when third baseman Matt Chapman doubled to lead off the inning and then came in to score the winning run on catcher Ryan Lavarnway‘s RBI single as the Sounds won in a walk-off to split the twinbill. First baseman Matt Olson doubled and walked in the game, and designated hitter Renato Nunez walked and drove in the Sounds’ first run with a sacrifice fly. RHP Paul Blackburn, who’s riding a 13-inning scoreless streak, is set to take the mound on Monday for Nashville.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

GAME #1

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  8

Nashville Sounds              0

LP – Smith 2-2 / 3.86

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Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

(1 for 3)

 

The Sounds were shut out on just 2 hits in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader. Third baseman Matt Chapman and shortstop Franklin Barreto both singled, and Barreto made his 8th error of the season in the loss. RHP Chris Smith had a rare rough start, allowing 6 runs over 3 1/3 frames to suffer his 2nd loss for the Sounds. RHP Chris Jensen tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief in his return to Nashville after spending some time with Stockton. Two position players also ended up taking the mound. First baseman Chris Parmelee gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and 4 walks in 2/3 of an inning, but catcher Ryan Lavarnway came on to record the final out on a ground out.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds    6

NW Arkansas Naturals   10

LP – Friedrichs 1-4 / 5.35

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Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Yairo Munoz

(3 for 4 / Double / 3 Runs)

 

A 5-run 3rd inning made it a rocky start for RHP Ben Bracewell, who was charged with 5 earned runs on 4 hits and 3 walks in 4 innings of work on Sunday. RHP Kyle Friedrichs didn’t fare any better in relief, giving up 5 runs over 2 1/3 innings to suffer his 4th loss for the RockHounds. Third baseman Yairo Munoz doubled, walked, singled twice and scored 3 runs, while designated hitter Tyler Marincov singled twice and drove in 2 runs. Left fielder Brett Vertigan had a pair of hits, and center fielder B.J. Boyd doubled in a run for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports                      7

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  4

WP – Duno 4-1 / 6.61

HR – Brown (10)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Seth Brown

(2 for 5 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

With the game tied 3-3 in the top of the 5th inning, right fielder Seth Brown hit a 3-run homer to provide the margin of victory for the Ports on Sunday. Brown also singled in the game, while shortstop Eli White had 3 hits, including a triple, and second baseman Branden Cogswell and designated hitter Tyler Ramirez each had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the Ports. Starter Angel Duno allowed 4 runs over 5 frames to earn his 4th win, while LHP Jared Lyons tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Joey Wagman got the final six outs to post his 1st save for Stockton.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers                7

Quad Cities River Bandits  5

WP – Damron 3-4 / 5.11

HR – Mercedes (9), Diaz (6), Theroux (6)

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Miguel Mercedes

(1 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

First baseman Miguel Mercedes broke a 2-2 tie with his team leading 9th home run, a 2-run shot, in the top of the 6th inning to help the Snappers win for the third time in their last four games on Sunday. Right fielder Luis Barrera collected 3 hits, including a triple, and drove in a run, while shortstop Edwin Diaz slugged his 6th home run in the 2nd inning, and catcher Collin Theroux socked his 6th home run in the 7th. Starter Zack Erwin was charged with 2 unearned runs over 3 innings of work in his first appearance this season since returning from the disabled list. His tandem-pitching partner, LHP Ty Damron, allowed 3 runs in 4 2/3 innings of relief to pick up his 3rd win, and RHP Sam Sheehan got the final four outs to post his 1st save for the Snappers.

 

Monday’s Games:

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

Stockton @ Rancho Cucamonga – 2:05pm PT

Beloit @ Quad Cities – 3:15 PT / 5:15pm CT

 

Corey Walter

Corey Walter

 

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