Sunday, June 25th: Hurlbutt Impresses in Ports’ Loss while Barrera, Terrell & McDonald Wield Big Bats for Beloit, Vermont & AZL A’s

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Dustin Hurlbutt (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Dustin Hurlbutt (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts     3

Stockton Ports  1

LP – Tomasovich 2-3 / 3.77

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dustin Hurlbutt

(8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

Despite the fact that the Ports didn’t end up prevailing on Sunday, RHP Dustin Hurlbutt delivered another impressive start for Stockton. The 24-year-old allowed just 3 hits over 8 shutout innings and, setting aside his one spot start for Nashville, he’s now given up just 2 earned runs, struck out 24 and failed to allow a walk over his last 21 innings of work for Stockton. At one point, Hurlbutt retired 13 consecutive batters on Sunday, but he left after 8 frames with the game a scoreless tie. An error by shortstop Eli White helped lead to an unearned run off LHP Cody Stull in the top of the 9th. White then tripled and scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 9th, but LHP Andrew Tomasovich surrendered a pair of runs in the top of the 10th to suffer his 3rd loss for Stockton. To find out more about this year’s Stockton Ports, check out our recent podcast with Stockton skipper Rick Magnante here – A’s Farm Podcast with Rick Magnante

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds          1

Oklahoma City Dodgers  3

LP – Walter 2-3 / 3.38

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Jermaine Curtis

(2 for 4 / RBI)

 

The Sounds suffered their fifth straight defeat and their eighth loss in their last nine games on Sunday. Starter Corey Walter allowed 3 runs over 5 2/3 frames to take his 3rd loss for the Sounds. First baseman Jermaine Curtis had a pair of hits and drove in the Sounds’ sole run in the loss, while third baseman Yairo Munoz went 0 for 5 with 3 strikeouts in his Triple-A debut on Sunday.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  1

San Antonio Missions    5

LP – Navas 0-3 / 5.09

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Viosergy Rosa

(2 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

The RockHounds fell for the sixth time in the last seven games on Sunday. With rain slightly delaying the game and threatening to return, reliever Carlos Navas made the start and allowed 2 runs in 2 innings of work before giving way to scheduled starter Grant Holmes, who gave up 3 runs over 6 innings of relief. First baseman Viosergy Rosa singled, doubled and drove in the RockHounds’ only run in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers        7

Clinton LumberKings  5

WP – Camacho 1-1 / 1.23

HR – Mercedes (12), Persico (4), Barrera (3)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Luis Barrera

(1 for 1 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

With two outs, a man on and the game tied in the top of the 9th, pinch-hitter Luis Barrera belted a 2-run blast to provide the winning run as the Snappers won their third straight on Sunday. Right fielder Luke Persico had a pair of hits, including a 2-run homer in the 6th, and drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly in the 8th, while designated hitter Miguel Mercedes singled, homered and drove in a pair. Starter Zack Erwin allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, over 6 innings of work, while RHP Joseph Camacho threw 3 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 1st win for the Snappers.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  10

Tri-City ValleyCats               9

WP – Sanchez 1-0 / 18.00

HR – Gonzalez (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder James Terrell

(1 for 3 / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs)

 

With two outs, the bases loaded and his team down by 2 runs in the top of the 7th, left fielder James Terrell stepped to the plate and lined a bases-clearing double to provide the margin of victory for Vermont on Sunday. Catcher Roger Gonzalez homered in the top of the 1st to give the Lake Monsters an early lead and also drew a pair of walks and scored 3 times in the game, while designated hitter Jordan Devencenzi singled twice, walked twice and drove in a pair of runs. 19-year-old Dominican RHP Richard Jose Morban made the start and allowed 3 runs over 4 frames, while 19-year-old Panamanian RHP Carlos Sanchez picked up the win despite surrendering 6 runs in 2 innings of work, and RHP Branden Kelliher threw 3 scoreless frames of relief to secure the save as the Lake Monsters won their third straight on Sunday.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Cubs  5

AZL A’s     8

WP – Krall 1-0 / 0.00

HR – McDonald (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Mickey McDonald

(4 for 5 / Home Run / Triple / 3 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

The A’s 18th-round pick in this year’s draft, outfielder Mickey McDonald, had a big night in his pro debut on Sunday. The Bay Area native collected 4 hits, including a home run and a triple, drove in 3 runs and also stole a base. 18-year-old Cuban left fielder Lazaro Armenteros went 3 for 3 and drove in a run in his U.S. debut, while 27th-round right fielder Ben Spitznagel and 36th-round designated hitter Logan Farrar had a pair of hits apiece for the A’s. 19th-round RHP Michael Danielak made the start and allowed 3 runs, 1 earned, in just 2/3 of an inning of work, while 28th-round LHP Pat Krall tossed 2 scoreless frames to pick up the win, and 6th-round LHP Logan Salow got the final five outs for the A’s to earn the save.

 

Monday’s Games:

Round Rock @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Stockton @ San Jose – 7:00pm PT

Beloit @ Peoria – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

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

AZL A’s @ AZL Dodgers – 7:00pm PT

 

Dustin Hurlbutt

Dustin Hurlbutt

 

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