Monday, July 31st: Milburn Impresses in Snappers’ Walk-Off Win while Hahn Is Solid in Sounds’ Loss & A’s Add 4 Prospects in Deadline Deals

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Matt Milburn (7 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Matt Milburn (7 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)



Burlington Bees    3

Beloit Snappers  4

WP – Alejo 4-3 / 4.03

HR – Nowlin (10)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Matt Milburn

(7 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

RHP Matt Milburn turned in another outstanding start to help the Snappers win their fifth straight. Last year’s 29th-round draft pick for the A’s allowed 2 runs on just 5 hits over 7 innings of work but left with the game a 2-2 tie on Monday. The 24-year-old has now compiled an impressive 1.85 ERA in 8 starts for the Snappers in the second half. RHP Joseph Camacho gave up the go-ahead run in the top of the 8th, but first baseman Kyle Nowlin belted a game-tying home run in the bottom of the 8th. And the game remained tied until the bottom of the 12th, when right fielder Mike Martin beat out a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded to bring home second baseman Trace Loehr as the Snappers won in a walk-off. RHP Yordys Alejo tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to earn the win as Beloit notched its ninth victory in its last ten games on Monday.

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Salt Lake Bees      11

Nashville Sounds  5

LP – Bassitt 1-2 / 8.72



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Jesse Hahn

(6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 3 K)


After getting off to a shaky start by throwing 54 pitches over the first 3 frames, RHP Jesse Hahn settled down and turned in a strong start, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings of work, and he left the game with a 4-run lead. Rehabbing RHP Bobby Wahl then gave up 3 runs in 1 inning of relief, and RHP Chris Bassitt surrendered 6 runs while recording just one out in the 8th to suffer his 2nd loss for the Sounds. Shortstop Franklin Barreto and right fielder Mark Canha each collected a triple and a double in the loss. And with RHP Sonny Gray being dealt off the major league roster on Monday, RHP Michael Brady was recalled by the A’s.



Midland RockHounds  4

Frisco RoughRiders       2

WP – Fillmyer 7-4 / 3.83



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Heath Fillmyer

(5 1/3 IP / 7 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)


RHP Heath Fillmyer had his third straight solid start to help the Hounds win their third straight on Monday. The 23-year-old allowed 2 runs and struck out 5 over 5 1/3 frames to earn his 7th win, while RHP Joel Seddon tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Tyler Sturdevant got the final three outs to secure his 3rd save for Midland. Second baseman Max Schrock had a pair of singles, and first baseman Jermaine Curtis doubled in a run for the RockHounds.



Inland Empire 66ers  6

Stockton Ports         3

LP – Duno 8-7 / 4.82

HR – Brown (15), Pimentel (10)



Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Sandber Pimentel

(2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)


RHP Angel Duno allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on 11 hits over 5 innings of work to suffer his 7th loss as Stockton had its three-game winning streak snapped on Monday. Designated hitter Sandber Pimentel homered for the third straight night, slugging a 2-run shot, and also singled and walked in the game, while right fielder Seth Brown belted his 15th home run in the loss.


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

Vermont Lake Monsters  0

Tri-City Valley Cats            1

LP – Berube 2-2 / 4.60



Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Iolana Akau

(1 for 3)


The Lake Monsters were shut out on just 1 hit in a 10-inning loss on Monday. Starter Wyatt Marks threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings before RHP Parker Dunshee tossed 2 2/3 shutout frames to extend his scoreless-innings streak to 21 for Vermont. LHP Logan Salow tossed 2 hitless innings in relief, while RHP Marc Berube pitched a scoreless 9th, and the game went to extra innings a scoreless tie. But Berube ended up walking in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th to suffer his 2nd loss for the Lake Monsters. Catcher Iolana Akau kept his team from being no-hit when he singled in the top of the 8th to collect Vermont’s sole hit in the loss.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Cubs  1

AZL A’s     5

WP – Kohler 3-1 / 3.86



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Kohler

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


Starter Jesus Luzardo tossed 2 scoreless innings before being replaced by LHP Chris Kohler, who allowed 1 unearned run on just 1 hit over 4 frames to earn his 3rd win for the AZL A’s on Monday. Second baseman Marcos Brito singled twice, walked twice and drove in a run, while center fielder Ben Spitznagel walked, stole a pair of bases and doubled in a run for the A’s.


In Other News…

The A’s acquired four prospects in deadline deals for RHP Sonny Gray and infielder Adam Rosales on Monday. 22-year-old center fielder Dustin Fowler was sporting an impressive .542 slugging percentage in 70 games at Triple-A this season before rupturing his right patellar tendon in his first game with the Yankees, and he currently remains on the major league disabled list. 22-year-old shortstop Jorge Mateo has put up a slash line of .300/.381/.525 since joining Double-A Trenton a little over a month ago, and he’s stolen a total of 39 bases in 99 games this season. 23-year-old RHP James Kaprielian was the Yankees’ 1st-round draft pick in 2015 and compiled an ERA of 1.50 in 3 starts in the Florida State League last year before undergoing Tommy John surgery this April, and he’s currently on the disabled list. Acquired from Arizona, 22-year-old RHP Jeferson Mejia has notched 208 strikeouts in 208 1/3 innings over parts of five minor league seasons in the Cubs’ and D-backs’ systems.


Tuesday’s Games:

Salt Lake @ Nashville – 10:05am PT / 12:05pm CT

Midland @ Frisco – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Inland Empire @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Burlington @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Vermont @ Tri-City – 8:00am PT / 11:00am ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Dodgers – 7:00pm PT


Matt Milburn

Matt Milburn


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