Wednesday, June 14th: Walter Pitches Sounds to Victory while Puk K’s 11 in Ports Loss

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Corey Walter (6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Corey Walter (6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Iowa Cubs               1

Nashville Sounds  6

WP – Walter 2-1 / 2.96

HR – Olson (16), Canha (6)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Corey Walter

(6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

RHP Corey Walter turned in another outstanding start for the Sounds on Wednesday. 2014’s 28th-round draft pick for the A’s gave up just 1 run over 6 innings of work to earn his 2nd win for Nashville, and the 24-year-old has now allowed 1 earned run or less in three of his last four starts for the Sounds. First baseman Matt Olson homered in his first game back in Nashville, while right fielder Mark Canha also slugged a solo shot for the Sounds. Left fielder Matt McBride singled, tripled and drove in 3 runs, and designated hitter Bruce Maxwell singled in his first at-bat since his return from the disabled list. Olson returned to Nashville when RHP Daniel Gossett from promoted to the A’s on Wednesday. Though nothing official has yet been announced, Susan Slusser reported in the Chronicle that third baseman Matt Chapman, who was not in the Sounds lineup on Wednesday, was set to join the A’s on Thursday. And it’s looking likely that RHP Frankie Montas, who’s appeared strictly out of the bullpen so far this season, will start one of the three games that Nashville is scheduled to play this weekend.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks

Midland RockHounds

(POSTPONED)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide   3

Stockton Ports   0

LP – Puk 4-5 / 3.69

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Puk

(6 2/3 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 11 K)

 

The Ports were shut out on just 4 hits on Wednesday, but the team still remained tied with Modesto for first place in the California League North Division. And despite suffering his 5th loss, LHP A.J. Puk turned in another impressive start for Stockton. Last year’s top draft pick for the A’s allowed just 1 run while striking out 11 over 6 2/3 innings of work, and the 22-year-old has now notched a total of 29 strikeouts over his last 16 1/3 frames for the Ports. LHP Jared Lyons was charged with 1 unearned run over 1 1/3 innings, while RHP Joey Wagman surrendered 1 run in 1 inning of relief for Stockton. Catcher Sean Murphy collected a pair of hits, while third baseman Mikey White and center fielder Skye Bolt both singled in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers        2

Clinton LumberKings  3

LP – Martinez 1-2 / 2.21

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Twomey

(3 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)

 

The Snappers suffered their sixth loss in their last seven games on Wednesday. Last year’s 17th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Seth Martinez, allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 5 innings of work to suffer the loss in his first pro start, while LHP Kyle Twomey struck out 3 scoreless over 3 scoreless innings of relief in his first game for the Snappers. Right fielder Luke Persico singled in a run, while shortstop Edwin Diaz singled, walked and scored a run in the loss.

 

Thursday’s Games:

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

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Lake Elsinore – 7:00pm PT

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

 

Corey Walter

Corey Walter

 

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