Wednesday, July 5th: Mondou Helps Ports Prevail while Lazaro Hits 1st HR & Sounds Drop a Doubleheader

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Second Baseman Nate Mondou (3 for 3 / 3 RBIs / Walk / Sac Fly / Stolen Base)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Second Baseman Nate Mondou (3 for 3 / 3 RBIs / Walk / Sac Fly / Stolen Base)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports         6

Inland Empire 66ers  3

WP – Tomasovich 3-3 / 3.26

Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Nate Mondou

(3 for 3 / 3 RBIs / Walk / Sac Fly / Stolen Base)

Second baseman Nate Mondou had a productive night at the plate to help the Ports prevail on Wednesday. Last year’s 13th-round draft pick for the A’s collected 3 singles, walked, stole a base and drove in 3 runs. He notched his first RBI of the night with a sacrifice fly in the 3rd inning to tie the game, singled in what would prove to be the winning run in the 5th, then singled in another run in the 6th. And the 22-year-old is now batting .343 since being promoted to the Ports from Beloit last week. Left fielder Brett Siddall continued his hot hitting of late, singling and doubling twice, and he’s now 13 for 23 over his last 6 games for Stockton. Starter Kyle Friedrichs allowed 2 runs over 4 1/3 frames, while LHP Andrew Tomasovich gave up 1 run in 2 innings of relief to record the win, and LHP Jared Lyons tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings to secure his 1st save for Stockton. Meanwhile, Ports pitchers held the rehabbing Mike Trout hitless in 3 at-bats. And in other news, Stockton starter Logan Shore began a rehab assignment with the AZL A’s on Wednesday.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

GAME #1

Nashville Sounds                6

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  10

LP – Walter 2-5 / 6.75

HR – Canha (9), Taylor (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(3 for 3 / Home Run)

 

RHP Corey Walter had his second straight disastrous start for the Sounds on Wednesday. After giving up 11 earned runs in his last appearance, Walter surrendered 9 runs, 8 earned, over just 2 2/3 innings to suffer the loss in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader. Catcher Beau Taylor collected 3 hits, including his 1st home run for Nashville, and right fielder Mark Canha slugged a 2-run homer for the Sounds in the loss. And with Oakland catcher Josh Phegley going on paternity leave, Sounds catcher Ryan Lavarnway joined the A’s on Wednesday.

 

GAME #2

Nashville Sounds                6

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  13

LP – Sawyer 0-1 / 11.42

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Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(3 for 4 / Triple / Double / RBI)

 

LHP Dalton Sawyer, who was called up from Stockton to make a spot start in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, allowed 8 runs over 2 2/3 innings to take the loss as the Sounds suffered their fourth straight loss. Third baseman Renato Nunez singled, doubled, tripled and drove in a run, while center fielder Jaff Decker singled, doubled and drove in a pair for the Sounds.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  3

Springfield Cardinals      5

LP – Meisner 0-2 / 9.35

HR – Boyd (2), Tarsovich (2), Ramirez (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jordan Tarsovich

(2 for 4 / Home Run)

 

Starter Casey Meisner allowed 5 runs over 4 1/3 frames to suffer the loss as the RockHounds fell for the fifth time in their last six games on Wednesday. Three home runs, all solo shots, accounted for all the Hounds’ scoring in the game. Left fielder Tyler Ramirez hit his 1st Texas League homer in the 3rd inning, while center fielder B.J. Boyd belted his 2nd big blast for Midland in the 5th, and third baseman Jordan Tarsovich, who also singled in the game, ripped his 2nd round-tripper for the RockHounds in the 8th.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  0

Peoria Chiefs        1

LP – Erwin 1-2 / 2.65

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Zack Erwin

(5 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 7 K)

 

The Snappers were shut out on just 4 hits on Wednesday. Third baseman Edwin Diaz doubled for Beloit’s only extra-base hit, while left fielder Mike Martin singled and swiped a pair of bases. LHP Zack Erwin turned in a solid start, allowing just 1 run while striking out 7 over 5 innings of work, but he still ended up suffering his 2nd loss for the Snappers. Meanwhile, Beloit RHP Mitchell Jordan was activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  6

Connecticut Tigers             4

WP – Andueza 3-0 / 1.80

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Aaron Arruda

(2 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

The Lake Monsters won for the fifth time in their last six games on Wednesday. First baseman Aaron Arruda had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair, while right fielder Anthony Churlin doubled twice, and shortstop Kevin Merrell, designated hitter Jordan Devencenzi and left fielder Javier Godard had a pair of hits apiece. Starter Bryce Conley gave up 1 run in 2 innings of work, while LHP Ivan Andueza picked up the win after allowing 3 runs in 5 innings of relief, and RHP Branden Kelliher tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his 2nd save for Vermont.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Angels  7

AZL A’s       3

LP – Puckett 0-1 / 9.00

HR – Armenteros (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Lazaro Armenteros

(1 for 5 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Stockton RHP Logan Shore, who’s returning from a lat strain, made a rehab start for the AZL A’s on Wednesday and pitched 2 perfect frames. 21-year-old Venezuelan LHP Jhenderson Hurtado replaced him on the mound and allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, over 4 2/3 innings. 18-year-old Cuban left fielder Lazaro Armenteros lauched his 1st home run, a 2-run shot, to left field in the bottom of the 6th inning to tie the game for the A’s on Wednesday. LHP Cody Puckett then gave up 5 runs, 4 earned, in the top of the 10th inning to suffer the loss. This year’s top draft pick for the A’s, center fielder Austin Beck, went 0 for 5 with 4 strikeouts in the game.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Nashville @ Colorado Springs – 5:40pm PT / 7:40pm CT

Midland @ Springfield – 5:10pm PT / 7:10pm CT

Stockton @ Inland Empire – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Peoria – 5:00 PT / 7:00pm CT

Vermont @ Connecticut – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Angels – 7:00pm PT

 

Nate Mondou

Nate Mondou

 

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