Wednesday, July 12th: Hurlbutt Helps Hounds Snap Skid while Beloit’s Big Bats Lead to Win and Nunez Named MVP at AAA All-Star Game

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Dustin Hurlbutt (5 1/3 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Dustin Hurlbutt (5 1/3 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)



Corpus Christi Hooks     1

Midland RockHounds  7

WP – Hurlbutt 1-1 / 2.30

HR – Rosa (12)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dustin Hurlbutt

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

RHP Dustin Hurlbutt helped the RockHounds snap their three-game losing streak on Wednesday. The 24-year-old allowed just 2 hits over 5 1/3 scoreless frames to earn his 1st win for Midland, and Hurlbutt has now failed to allow a run over his last 11 1/3 innings of work for the Hounds. First baseman Viosergy Rosa homered, walked and scored twice, while third baseman Jordan Tarsovich had 3 hits, including a double. Left fielder Tyler Ramirez doubled in a pair of runs, and designated hitter Jermaine Curtis went 1 for 3 with a walk in his return to the RockHounds from the Sounds on Wednesday.

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Inland Empire 66ers  7

Stockton Ports         5

LP – Bassitt 0-1 / 2.77

HR – Siddall (13)



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brendan Butler

(4 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 4 K)


Rehabbing RHP Chris Bassitt made the start and surrendered 4 runs on 6 hits in 1 1/3 innings to suffer the loss as Stockton fell for the fourth straight game on Wednesday. RHP Brandon Bailey replaced Bassitt on the mound and gave up 3 runs in 3 2/3 innings of work, but RHP Brendan Butler was outstanding in relief, striking out 4 while throwing 4 scoreless frames for the Ports. Designated hitter Brett Siddall homered and drew a pair of walks, while first baseman Mikey White singled twice. Shortstop Eli White doubled and walked, and third baseman Edwin Diaz and left fielder Luis Barrera both singled and walked in their Stockton debuts. And with Diaz and Barrera promoted to the Ports from Beloit, Stockton infielder Josh Vidales was reassigned to the Snappers on Wednesday.



Beloit Snappers  11

Lansing Lugnuts    1

WP – Martinez 2-4 / 2.75

HR – Nowlin (7)



Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Trace Loehr

(4 for 6 / Triple / Double / RBI)


After losing six in a row, the Snappers won their second straight on Wednesday. Third baseman Trace Loehr had a big night at the plate for Beloit, collecting 4 hits, including a triple and a double, while driving in a run and scoring twice. Designated hitter Kyle Nowlin doubled and drilled a 3-run homer, while right fielder Luke Persico singled twice and drove in 3 runs, and second baseman Jesus Lopez had 3 hits, stole a base and drove in a run in his first game for the Snappers since being promoted from Vermont. Starter Miguel Romero threw 3 scoreless innings, while RHP Seth Martinez allowed 1 run in 5 innings of relief to earn the win. And with Beloit outfielder Luis Barrera and infielder Edwin Diaz promoted to the Ports on Wednesday, Stockton’s Josh Vidales and Vermont’s Lopez were both reassigned to the Snappers.


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

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

Staten Island Yankees       3

LP – Tovar 1-1 / 2.79



Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Will Toffey

(2 for 3 / Walk / RBI)


This year’s 4th-round draft pick for the A’s, third baseman Will Toffey, singled twice, walked and drove in a run in the top of the 9th to bring Vermont within a run, but that’s as close as the Lake Monsters would get on Wednesday. 2nd-round right fielder Greg Deichmann singled, doubled and scored a run, while 11th-round shortstop Ryan Gridley had a pair of hits and stole a base, and 36th-round designated hitter Logan Farrar went 1 for 4 in his first game for Vermont since being promoted from the AZL A’s. 9th-round LHP Jared Poche made the start and tossed 2 scoreless innings in his professional debut, while 19-year-old Venezuelan RHP Oscar Tovar gave up 2 runs in 4 innings of work to suffer his 1st loss for the Lake Monsters.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s        0

AZL Padres  1

LP – Falk 0-2 / 5.14



Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Jhonny Rodriguez

(2 for 4 / Triple)


The AZL A’s were shut out on 8 hits on Wednesday. Designated hitter Jhonny Rodriguez singled and tripled, while first baseman Alonzo Medina singled, doubled and walked, and left fielder Lazaro Armenteros singled, doubled and struck out twice. This year’s 17th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Josh Falk, made the start and gave up 1 run in 2 innings of work to suffer his 2nd loss for the A’s.


In Other News…

Nashville slugger Renato Nunez, who leads the Pacific Coast League with 24 home runs, hit a 3-run homer to lead the PCL to victory and take home his team’s MVP trophy at the Triple-A All-Star Game in Tacoma on Wednesday.


Thursday’s Games:

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

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

Inland Empire @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ Lansing – 4:05pm PT / 6:05pm CT

Vermont @ Staten Island – 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET


Dustin Hurlbutt

Dustin Hurlbutt


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