Saturday, July 22nd: Altamirano Pitches Snappers to Victory while Ports Can’t Prevail in Extras

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Xavier Altamirano (6 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Xavier Altamirano (6 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

South Bend Cubs  3

Beloit Snappers   6

WP – Altamirano 6-2 / 3.06

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Xavier Altamirano

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

RHP Xavier Altamirano turned in his second straight quality start for the Snappers on Saturday. The 23-year-old allowed 3 runs, just 2 earned, while striking out 6 over 6 innings of work to earn his 6th win for the Snappers. RHP John Gorman tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Yordys Alejo got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 3rd save. Center fielder Mike Martin collected 3 hits, including a double, stole a base and scored twice, while first baseman Kyle Nowlin had 2 hits and a walk and drove in a pair, and left fielder Luke Persico singled twice and drove in a run for the Snappers.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds

New Orleans Baby Cakes

(POSTPONED)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks

Midland RockHounds

(POSTPONED)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts    11

Stockton Ports  6

LP – Blackwood 0-3 / 3.46

HR – Pimentel (6)

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Sandber Pimentel

(3 for 5 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

First baseman Sandber Pimentel slugged a 2-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game and send it to extra innings, but Stockton still ended up suffering its seventh loss in its last eight games on Saturday. Pimentel also singled twice, while second baseman Nate Mondou walked and tripled in a run, and third baseman Mikey White and left fielder Luis Barrera each had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the Ports. Starter Brandon Bailey allowed 5 runs over 3 1/3 innings of work, while RHP Kyle Friedrichs was outstanding in relief, striking out 6 over 4 2/3 scoreless and hitless frames. But RHP Sam Sheehan was charged with 5 runs, 4 earned, in 1 1/3 innings of relief to suffer his 3rd loss for Stockton.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  11

Aberdeen IronBirds             2

WP – Reagan 1-0 / 3.38

HR – Arruda (2)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Oscar Tovar

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

 

Starter Bryce Conley gave up 1 run in 2 innings of work, while LHP Josh Reagan allowed 1 run in 3 innings of relief to earn his 1st victory for Vermont, and RHP Oscar Tovar tossed 4 scoreless frames to secure his 2nd save for the Lake Monsters on Saturday. First baseman Aaron Arruda belted a 2-run homer, while left fielder Anthony Churlin singled, tripled and drove in a run. Right fielder Greg Deichmann singled twice and drove in a pair, and second baseman Ryan Gridley and center fielder Logan Farrar had 3 hits apiece to help the Lake Monsters win their second straight on Saturday.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

GAME #1

AZL A’s       6

AZL Angels  7

LP – Falk 0-3 / 8.10

HR – Rodriguez (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Jhonny Rodriguez

(1 for 4 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

Rehabbing RHP Raul Alcantara made the start in Saturday’s regularly-scheduled game and allowed 1 hit and struck out 3 over 2 scoreless innings. But RHP Josh Falk surrendered 4 runs in 1 inning of relief to suffer his 3rd loss for the A’s. Right fielder Jhonny Rodriguez ripped a 3-run homer, while designated hitter Lazaro Armenteros singled, doubled and drove in a run, and catcher Santis Sanchez and second baseman Marcos Brito had a pair of hits apiece in the loss.

 

GAME #2

AZL Angels  4

AZL A’s       5

WP – Hurtado 2-0 / 1.83

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Jhenderson Hurtado

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

 

Six pitchers appeared for the A’s in the makeup of Friday’s postponed game, but LHP Jhenderson Hurtado tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to earn the win. Center fielder Austin Beck had a pair of hits, while third baseman Jake Lumley tripled, and shortstop Marcos Brito and first baseman Alonzo Medina both singled and drove in runs for the A’s.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Nashville @ New Orleans – 11:00am PT / 1:00pm CT

Corpus Christi @ Midland (Game #1) – 10:00am PT / Noon CT

Corpus Christi @ Midland (Game #2)

Modesto @ Stockton – 6:10pm PT

South Bend @ Beloit – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Tri-City @ Vermont – 2:05pm PT / 5:05pm ET

 

Xavier Altamirano

Xavier Altamirano

 

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