Tuesday, June 6th: Decker’s 2 HRs Help Sounds Win while Hounds, Ports & Snappers Come Up Short

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Jaff Decker (2 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Jaff Decker (2 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds         7

Omaha Storm Chasers  3

WP – Brady 3-1 / 3.19

HR – Chapman (14), McBride (3), Decker 2 (2)

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaff Decker

(2 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

A four-homer game helped the Sounds sail to victory on Tuesday. Two of those homers came off the bat of right fielder Jaff Decker, who drilled a 2-run drive in the 2nd to give the Sounds the lead and then added a solo shot in the 5th to extend Nashville’s edge. Both of Decker’s round-trippers were part of back-to-back blasts. Catcher Matt McBride socked a solo shot right after Decker’s drive in the 2nd, and third baseman Matt Chapman belted a 2-run blast just before Decker’s big fly in the 5th. Left fielder Jaycob Brugman singled, tripled and drove in a run, while shortstop Franklin Barreto went 0 for 5 with 4 strikeouts and has now gone 0 for 13 with 9 strikeouts over his last 3 games. RHP Michael Brady turned in an impressive start for the Sounds, allowing just 1 run while striking out 10 over 5 innings of work to notch his 3rd win for Nashville. And with RHP Jesse Hahn returning to action for the A’s, first baseman Matt Olson was sent back to the Sounds on Tuesday and Chris Parmelee was placed on the disabled list.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

San Antonio Missions    8

LP – Manarino 1-1 / 6.10

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter B.J. Boyd

(2 for 4 / Triple)

 

The RockHounds scored 2 runs on just 4 hits to fall for the seventh time in their last ten games on Tuesday. Designated hitter B.J. Boyd singled, tripled and scored a run on a throwing error, while catcher Andy Paz doubled in a run for the RockHounds. LHP Evan Manarino struggled in his second start for Midland, allowing 5 runs on 11 hits over 4 1/3 frames to suffer his 1st loss for the Hounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Lake Elsinore Storm  2

Stockton Ports         1

LP – Wagman 1-2 / 2.16

HR – Siddall (6)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dustin Hurlbutt

(7 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K)

 

The Ports fell despite an outstanding pitching performance by RHP Dustin Hurlbutt on Tuesday. The Stockton starter allowed 1 run on just 2 hits while walking none and striking out 8 over 7 innings of work and left with the game a 1-1 tie. But RHP Joey Wagman surrendered the winning run in the top of the 9th to suffer his 2nd loss for Stockton. Designated hitter Brett Siddall slugged his 6th home run, a solo shot, in the 2nd to provide the Ports only run in the loss. Meanwhile, Snappers starter Brendan Butler was promoted to the Ports on Tuesday.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  6

Burlington Bees    7

LP – Jordan 1-5 / 5.12

HR – Goldstein (2)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Jason Goldstein

(1 for 4 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

Beloit was brushed aside in a walk-off on Tuesday. RHP Jesus Zambrano had a shaky start for the Snappers, giving up 5 runs over 4 frames and leaving the game with his team down by 4 runs. Catcher Jason Goldstein belted a big 3-run blast in the 6th to bring Beloit back within a run. In the top of the 9th, center fielder Luis Barrera tripled in the tying run and scored the go-ahead run on right fielder Luke Persico‘s sacrifice fly. But in the bottom of the 9th, RHP Mitchell Jordan allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, thanks to a key two-out throwing error by second baseman Nate Mondou, to suffer his 5th loss as Beloit was beat in a walk-off. Meanwhile, the Snappers lost one of their best starters when RHP Brendan Butler was promoted to the Ports on Tuesday.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Nashville @ Omaha – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Midland @ San Antonio – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Beloit @ Burlington – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

Jaff Decker

Jaff Decker

 

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