PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (Triple-A)
Nashville Sounds 2
Omaha Storm Chasers 4
LP – Gossett 3-3 / 3.41
HR – Nunez (15)
Prospect Of The Game:
First Baseman Renato Nunez
(3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)
Renato Nunez, starting his second straight game at first base, continued his hot hitting on Monday. The 23-year-old Venezuelan singled, doubled and hit his team-leading 15th home run, a game-tying 2-run shot in the top of the 6th. And Nunez is now 9 for 20 with 2 doubles, 3 home runs and 6 RBIs over his last 6 games for the Sounds. Designated hitter Joey Wendle had 3 hits and stole a base in the loss. Starter Daniel Gossett allowed 4 runs over 7 innings of work to suffer his 3rd loss, while LHP Felix Doubront struck out 2 in 1 scoreless inning of relief for the Sounds. In other news, the Chronicle’s Susan Slusser reported on Monday night that first baseman Matt Olson was packing up his stuff after the game in Oakland and preparing to head back to Nashville.
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (High-A)
Lake Elsinore Storm 4
Stockton Ports 6
WP – Tomasovich 2-1 / 3.48
Prospect Of The Game:
Outfielder Skye Bolt
(2 for 4 / 2 Doubles / RBI)
The Ports prevailed in their third straight game on Monday, and it was also the team’s eighth win in its last nine contests. Center fielder Skye Bolt doubled twice, scored twice and drove in a run, and he’s now hitting .400 over his last 6 games for Stockton. First baseman Seth Brown had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in a run, while right fielder Brett Siddall singled, doubled and scored a run. Starter Casey Meisner allowed 4 runs in 4 2/3 frames and left with the game tied, while LHP Andrew Tomasovich tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win. Rehabbing reliever Sean Doolittle struck out the side in order in the 7th on 14 pitches, 9 of them strikes, and RHP Nolan Blackwood got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 6th save for Stockton.
Dominican Summer League News
23-year-old Cuban RHP Norge Ruiz made his debut on Monday and allowed just 2 hits over 4 scoreless frames, while 19-year-old Dominican RHP Rafael Kelly threw 3 scoreless innings to earn the win, and 20-year-old Dominican RHP Ruber Aquino got the final two outs to pick up the save. Center fielder and cleanup hitter Lazaro Armenteros went 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts, while 17-year-old Yerdel Vargas, getting the start in left field, had 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs to help the DSL A’s win 4-1 on Monday.
Nashville @ Omaha – 10:05am PT / 12:05pm CT
Midland @ San Antonio – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT
Lake Elsinore @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT
Beloit @ Burlington – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT