Friday, June 23rd: Fillmyer Leads Hounds to Shutout Win while Milburn Pitches Snappers to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Heath Fillmyer (7 1/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Heath Fillmyer
(7 1/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  6

San Antonio Missions    0

WP – Fillmyer 4-2 / 3.24

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Heath Fillmyer

(7 1/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

RHP Heath Fillmyer turned in his best start of the season to help the RockHounds snap their four-game losing streak on Friday. The 5th-round draft pick for the A’s in 2014 was outstanding, allowing just 3 hits while striking out 7 over 7 1/3 shutout innings to earn his 4th win for Midland. RHP Sam Bragg gave up 1 hit in 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief to complete the 4-hit shutout for the Hounds. Designated hitter Viosergy Rosa doubled in a pair of runs, while right fielder J.P. Sportman singled in a run, walked and stole a base, and Yairo Munoz, making his first appearance in center field for Midland, singled, doubled and scored a run for the RockHounds. And considering the lack of center field options in the A’s system, it wouldn’t be surprising if this isn’t the last time we see Munoz in center. In other news, Midland outfielder Tyler Marincov successfully underwent surgery on his broken left hand on Friday and he’s expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks. RockHounds RHP Ben Bracewell was reassigned to the Sounds on Friday and is scheduled to make his Triple-A debut for Nashville on Saturday, while LHP A.J. Puk is set to make his second start for Midland on Saturday.

Tyler Marincov post-surgery (photo courtesy of Marincov's Twitter)

Tyler Marincov post-surgery
(photo courtesy of Marincov’s Twitter)

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds          2

Oklahoma City Dodgers  4

LP – Neal 1-3 / 3.47

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Renato Nunez

(2 for 4 / Double)

 

The Sounds suffered their third straight defeat and their sixth loss in their last seven games to fall under .500 for the first time since May 20 on Friday. Designated hitter Renato Nunez singled, doubled and scored a run, while first baseman Matt McBride walked and doubled in a run for Nashville. Starter Zach Neal allowed 2 runs over 5 innings of work to suffer his 3rd loss for the Sounds. Meanwhile, RHP Dustin Hurlbutt was sent back to Stockton on Friday, and RHP Ben Bracewell was reassigned from the RockHounds to the Sounds and is set to make his Triple-A debut when he takes the mound for Nashville on Saturday.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts     5

Stockton Ports  3

LP – Sawyer 0-1 / 1.69

HR – Siddall (10), Pimentel (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Brett Siddall

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

One night after punching a pair of home runs for the Ports, designated hitter Brett Siddall came back to belt a 2-run blast for Stockton on Friday. Siddall also singled in the game, while first baseman Sandber Pimentel walked and slugged a solo shot, and A’s shortstop Marcus Semien went 1 for 3 with a double in the first game of his rehab assignment with Stockton. Starter Dalton Sawyer allowed 2 runs over 5 innings of work to suffer the loss. And after making one start for the Sounds, RHP Dustin Hurlbutt was sent back to Stockton on Friday.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers        8

Clinton LumberKings  1

WP – Milburn 3-5 / 5.13

HR – Marinez (2), Loehr (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Matt Milburn

(7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 12 K / Win)

 

RHP Matt Milburn turned in an impressive start for the Snappers, allowing just 1 run while striking out 12 over 7 innings of work to earn his 3rd win on Friday. Shortstop Eric Marinez collected 3 hits, including a home run, and drove in 3 runs, while third baseman Trace Loehr singled, walked, homered and drove in a pair for the Snappers.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Brooklyn Cyclones             4

Vermont Lake Monsters  5

WP – Andueza 1-0 / 0.00

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Ivan Andueza

(5 2/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

22-year-old Venezuelan LHP Ivan Andueza was solid for the Lake Monsters on Saturday, allowing 2 unearned runs on just 3 hits over 5 2/3 frames to earn his 1st victory for Vermont, while 19-year-old Dominican RHP Jose Mora got the final three outs in the 9th to notch the save. Designated hitter Roger Gonzalez tripled in a pair of runs in the bottom of the 1st inning to give the Lake Monsters an early lead, while center fielder Mike Martin singled twice, stole a base and drove in a pair in the win.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Nashville @ Oklahoma City – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

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

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

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

Vermont @ Tri-City – 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Cubs – 7:00pm PT

 

Heath Fillmyer

Heath Fillmyer

 

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