Tuesday, July 25th: Cotton & Canha Combine to Help Sounds Win while Fillmyer & Duno Pitch Hounds & Ports to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Jharel Cotton (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 9 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Jharel Cotton (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 9 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Las Vegas 51s          4

Nashville Sounds  10

WP – Cotton 3-0 / 2.95

HR – Nunez (26), Olson (20), Canha 2 (11)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Jharel Cotton

(6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 9 K / Win)

RHP Jharel Cotton made an impressive rehab start for the Sounds on Tuesday, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 9 over 6 shutout innings to notch his 3rd win of the season for Nashville. After making a pair of rehab appearances for Stockton, RHP Bobby Wahl made his first rehab appearance for the Sounds on Tuesday and gave up 1 run in 2/3 of an inning of relief. Right fielder Mark Canha had a huge night at the plate, collecting 5 hits, including a pair of home runs, while driving in 4 runs. First baseman Matt Olson belted his 20th home run, a 2-run blast, while left fielder Renato Nunez, slugged his league-leading 26th home run, a solo shot, and shortstop Franklin Barreto had 3 hits and drove in a run for Nashville. Meanwhile, A’s RHP Chris Bassitt was activated from the disabled list and assigned to the Sounds on Tuesday.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders       2

Midland RockHounds  7

WP – Fillmyer 6-4 / 3.86

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Heath Fillmyer

(7 IP / 7 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

RHP Heath Fillmyer turned in his second straight quality start to help the RockHounds win their fifth straight on Tuesday. The 23-year-old allowed 2 runs over 7 innings of work to earn his 6th win for Midland. Center fielder B.J. Boyd and first baseman Viosergy Rosa each had 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs for the RockHounds. Meanwhile right fielder J.P. Sportman left the game after being hit in the hand with a pitch in the 5th inning.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   2

Visalia Rawhide   1

WP – Duno 8-6 / 4.79

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Angel Duno

(6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

RHP Angel Duno failed to allow an earned run for his third straight start on Tuesday. The 23-year-old gave up just 1 unearned run on 4 hits while walking none and striking out 6 to earn his 8th win for Stockton. RHP Armando Ruiz tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Nolan Blackwood pitched a perfect 9th to pick up his 11th save for the Ports. Right fielder Seth Brown doubled twice and drove in a run for Stockton. And in other news, Ports play-by-play man Zack Bayrouty reported that 23-year-old Cuban RHP Norge Ruiz was suspended for 10 games and fined by the California League for doctoring the ball after he was found to have a foreign substance on his left arm in Monday’s match.

 

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

Tri-City ValleyCats              3

Vermont Lake Monsters  11

WP – Marks 1-0 / 4.63

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Parker Dunshee

(4 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K)

 

This year’s 7th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Parker Dunshee, turned in another solid start for Vermont, throwing 4 scoreless frames, and the 22-year-old has now tossed a total of 18 1/3 scoreless innings for the Lake Monsters. 13th-round RHP Wyatt Marks allowed 1 run in 3 2/3 innings of relief to earn his 1st victory for Vermont. 4th-round third baseman Will Toffey doubled twice and drove in 3 runs, while 19-year-old Venezuelan second baseman Jesus Lage singled, doubled and drove in a pair, and 11th-round shortstop Ryan Gridley and 16th-round left fielder Payton Squier had 3 hits apiece for Vermont.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Padres  2

AZL A’s        0

LP – Luzardo 0-1 / 2.70

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Jesus Luzardo

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

 

The AZL A’s were shut out on just 4 hits on Tuesday. 18-year-old Cuban left fielder Lazaro Armenteros doubled, while 18-year-old Dominican first baseman Alonzo Medina had a pair of hits and a walk, and 20-year-old Cuban right fielder Enrry Pantoja singled and walked in the loss. 19-year-old LHP Jesus Luzardo, acquired from the Nationals in the Ryan Madson/Sean Doolittle deal, allowed just 1 run while striking out 4 over 4 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss on Tuesday. Meanwhile, rehabbing RHP Raul Alcantara pitched 2 perfect innings in relief for the A’s.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Las Vegas @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Frisco @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

Beloit @ Kane County – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

AZL D-backs @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

Jharel Cotton

Jharel Cotton

 

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