Thursday, June 29th: Farrar Has 2nd 4-Hit Game for AZL A’s while Hounds Win in a Walk-Off

A’s Prospect Of The Day: AZL A's Outfielder Logan Farrar (4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / Walk / RBI)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: AZL A’s Outfielder Logan Farrar (4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / Walk / RBI)

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Mariners  13

AZL A’s            6

LP – Krall 1-1 / 2.25

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Logan Farrar

(4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / Walk / RBI)

This year’s 36th-round draft pick for the A’s out of Virginia Commonwealth, right fielder Logan Farrar, went for 4 for 4 for the second straight night. Two of those hits were doubles on Thursday, and he also drew a walk in his final plate appearance of the game. Over the last two nights, Farrar has gone 8 for 8 with 3 doubles and a home run for the A’s. 18-year-old Cuban outfielder Lazaro Armenteros, who served as the designated hitter for the night, had 3 hits and a walk and swiped a pair of bases, and he’s now gone 6 for 10 in his first 3 games for the AZL A’s. Starter Chris Kohler gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, in 2 innings of work, while 28th-round LHP Pat Krall gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, over 2 frames to suffer the loss. 21-year-old Panamanian LHP Jorge Martinez surrendered 5 runs, 4 earned, in just 1 1/3 innings of relief, while 30th-round LHP Cody Puckett tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings. 22-year-old RHP Zack Kelly gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, in just 1 inning of work, and 23-year-old LHP Brandon Marsonek pitched 1 scoreless frame in the loss. Kelly and Marsonek both went undrafted but were signed by the A’s after the draft.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Round Rock Express  10

Nashville Sounds       0

LP – Neal 1-4 / 4.09

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Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(1 for 3)

 

The Sounds were shut out on just 3 hits as they went down to defeat for the sixth time in their last eight games on Thursday. Catcher Beau Taylor, center fielder Jaff Decker and designated hitter Ryan Lavarnway all singled in the loss. Starter Zach Neal allowed 5 runs on 10 hits over 4 innings of work to suffer his 4th loss for the Sounds, while RHPs Lou Trivino and Kyle Finnegan each surrendered a pair of runs in relief.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Springfield Cardinals     4

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Sturdevant 1-0 / 0.00

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Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Sean Murphy

(3 for 5 / RBI)

 

Midland mounted a late-game comeback and wound up winning in walk-off in 10 innings on Thursday. Starter Heath Fillmyer allowed 4 runs over 5 1/3 innings to put the Hounds in a 4-run hole. Catcher Sean Murphy collected 3 hits and drove in a run in his Double-A debut, while center fielder B.J. Boyd doubled and drew a pair of walks. Second baseman Max Schrock singled twice and walked twice, and third baseman Branden Cogswell singled and brought home the tying run on a ground out in the bottom of the 8th. Then, in the bottom of the 10th, left fielder Jordan Tarsovich took his third walk of the game, this time with the bases loaded, to help the Hounds win in a walk-off on Thursday. RHP Tyler Sturdevant pitched 2 perfect innings in relief to pick up his 1st win for Midland.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   5

San Jose Giants  8

LP – Manarino 4-3 / 4.01

HR – Brown (12)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Seth Brown

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Evan Manarino struggled in his return to the California League from Midland, surrendering 6 runs in 4 innings of work to suffer his 3rd loss for Stockton. Right fielder Seth Brown singled and slugged his team-leading 12th home run, a 2-run shot in the 6th, while catcher Argenis Raga singled, walked twice and scored twice in his first game back with Stockton, and second baseman Nate Mondou and rehabbing shortstop Marcus Semien both drove in runs in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  8

Peoria Chiefs        2

WP – Altamirano 4-1 / 2.04

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Xavier Altamirano

(5 1/3 IP / 8 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

Starter Xavier Altamirano allowed 2 runs over 5 1/3 innings to earn his 4th win, while RHP Joseph Camacho pitched 2 2/3 perfect innings in relief, and RHP John Gorman, who was reassigned to the Snappers from Vermont earlier in the day, set down the side in order in the 9th. Third baseman Trace Loehr tripled, walked and drove in 3 runs, while second baseman J.C. Rodriguez walked and doubled in a run, and shortstop Edwin Diaz singled twice, scored twice and drove in a run for the Snappers.

 

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

Staten Island Yankees

Vermont Lake Monsters

(POSTPONED)

 

Friday’s Games:

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

Springfield @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

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

Staten Island @ Vermont (Game #1) – 3:05pm PT / 6:05pm ET

Staten Island @ Vermont (Game #2)

AZL A’s @ AZL Giants – 7:00pm PT

 

Logan Farrar

Logan Farrar

 

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