Sunday, July 16th: Erwin & Meisner Pitch Snappers & Hounds to Victory while Armenteros Homers Again for AZL A’s

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Zack Erwin (5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 7 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Zack Erwin (5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 7 K / Win)



Beloit Snappers     7

Great Lakes Loons  1

WP – Erwin 3-2 / 2.05

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Zack Erwin

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

LHP Zack Erwin turned in another impressive start to help the Snappers notch their fifth win in their last six games on Sunday. The 23-year-old allowed just 1 hit while striking out 7 over 5 shutout frames to earn his 3rd win, and he’s now thrown 11 straight scoreless innings for the Snappers. Shortstop Eric Marinez singled twice, doubled, drove in a pair of runs and stole a base, while second baseman Jesus Lopez had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in a run, and third baseman Trace Loehr singled twice, scored twice, walked, stole a base and drove in a run for the Snappers.

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Nashville Sounds          1

Omaha Storm Chasers  15

LP – Jensen 4-1 / 4.42



Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Kenny Wilson

(3 for 4)


RHP Chris Jensen had a rough start for the Sounds on Sunday, surrendering 5 runs on 7 hits over 5 innings of work to suffer the loss, while rehabbing RHP Chris Bassitt gave up 4 runs in 2 innings of relief. Left fielder Kenny Wilson collected 3 hits in the loss. And with the A’s dealing relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle to the Nationals for RHP Blake Treinen, infielder Sheldon Neuse and LHP Jesus Luzardo on Sunday, Nashville RHP Simon Castro was promoted to Oakland, while Sounds RHP Jake Sanchez landed on the disabled list



Midland RockHounds  7

San Antonio Missions    1

WP – Meisner 1-3 / 6.38



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Casey Meisner

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


RHP Casey Meisner turned in a strong start for the RockHounds on Sunday, throwing 5 scoreless frames to earn his 1st win for Midland. Designated hitter Jermaine Curtis had 3 hits, including a double, drew a pair of walks, drove in a run and stole a base, while right fielder J.P. Sportman had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the RockHounds.



Stockton Ports                       1

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  9

LP – Friedrichs 1-1 / 5.59



Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Brett Siddall

(2 for 4 / Double / RBI)


Stockton suffered its third straight loss on Sunday. RHP Kyle Friedrichs allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 6 innings of work to take the loss, while RHP Armando Ruiz surrendered 6 runs in 2 innings of relief. Designated hitter Brett Siddall singled, doubled and drove in a run, while catcher Argenis Raga had a pair of hits for the Ports.


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

Auburn Doubledays           3

Vermont Lake Monsters  6

WP – Andueza 4-1 / 2.67

HR – Arruda (1)



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Ivan Andueza

(6 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 1 K / Win)


Vermont was victorious for the tenth time in its last thirteen games on Sunday. This year’s 8th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Brian Howard, made the start and gave up 1 run in 3 innings of work, while 22-year-old Venezuelan LHP Ivan Andueza allowed 2 runs in 6 innings of relief to earn his 4th win for the Lake Monsters. 12th-round first baseman Aaron Arruda homered, singled and drove in a pair, while 36th-round left fielder Logan Farrar singled, walked, doubled in a run and scored twice, and catcher Iolana Akau had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the Lake Monsters. Meanwhile, Vermont catcher Roger Gonzalez was released and this year’s 15th-round pick, LHP Josh Reagan, was promoted to the Lake Monsters from the AZL A’s on Sunday.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Reds  5

AZL A’s   13

WP – Hurtado 1-0 / 2.04

HR – Armenteros (3)



Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Lazaro Armenteros

(2 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)


Lazaro Armenteros, serving as the designated hitter for the night, homered for the second straight game on Sunday. The 18-year-old Cuban outfielder slugged a 2-run homer in the 6th inning and also doubled in the game, and he’s now 7 for 19 with a pair of home runs over his last 5 games for the A’s. This year’s 27th-round draft pick for the A’s, center fielder Ben Spitznagel, tripled, doubled, walked and scored 3 times, while 33rd-round third baseman Jake Lumley singled, tripled and drove in a pair. 21-year-old Venezuelan LHP Jhenderson Hurtado made the start and allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, over 5 innings of work to earn the win on Sunday.


Monday’s Games:

Nashville @ Iowa – 5:08pm PT / 7:08pm CT

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

Stockton @ Rancho Cucamonga – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Great Lakes – 11:05am PT / 1:05pm CT

Hudson Valley @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL D-backs – 7:00pm PT


Zack Erwin

Zack Erwin


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