Sunday, August 6th: Meisner Leads Hounds to Shutout Victory while Nunez’s 30th HR Helps Sounds Win 3rd Straight

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Casey Meisner (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Casey Meisner (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions    0

Midland RockHounds  6

WP – Meisner 4-3 / 4.46

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Casey Meisner

(7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

RHP Casey Meisner turned in his third straight strong start to help Midland snap a three-game skid on Sunday. The 22-year-old allowed just 3 hits while striking out 6 over 7 shutout innings to earn his 4th win for the RockHounds, and he’s now failed to allow a run over his last 14 frames for the Hounds. LHP Brandon Mann and RHP Carlos Navas each contributed a scoreless inning in relief to complete the 3-hit shutout on Sunday. First baseman Viosergy Rosa singled, tripled and walked, while center fielder B.J. Boyd had 3 hits, stole a base and drove in a run for the RockHounds.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  5

Reno Aces              4

WP – Neal 2-7 / 5.37

HR – Nunez (30)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Renato Nunez

(1 for 3 / Home Run / Walk)

 

Renato Nunez homered in his third straight game to help the Sounds win their third straight on Sunday. Nunez’s blast with two outs in the top of the 4th tied the game. His 30 home runs are the most in the minor leagues, and he’s now gone 7 for 14 with 3 home runs and 6 RBIs over his last 4 games for Nashville. Third baseman Joey Wendle singled, tripled and drove in a run, and starter Zach Neal allowed 3 runs over 5 2/3 frames to earn his 2nd win for the Sounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   3

Visalia Rawhide   5

LP – Friedrichs 1-2 / 4.28

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Seth Brown

(2 for 3 / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs)

 

Stockton starter Dalton Sawyer allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, and struck out 7 over 5 frames on Sunday. Center fielder Skye Bolt walked and doubled in a run, while right fielder Seth Brown doubled, walked and singled in a pair of runs in the 6th to tie the game. But RHP Kyle Friedrichs gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, in 2 innings of relief to suffer the loss as Stockton dropped its fourth straight on Sunday.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers                5

Quad Cities River Bandits  6

LP – Damron 3-5 / 5.12

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Heath Bowers

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

 

RHP Xavier Altamirano had a rare rough start for the Snappers, allowing 5 runs over 2 2/3 innings of work on Sunday. RHP Heath Bowers was solid in relief, throwing 4 1/3 scoreless frames, but LHP Ty Damron surrendered the winning run in the bottom of the 9th to suffer the loss as the Snappers dropped their third straight. Designated hitter Miguel Mercedes had 2 hits and drove in a run, while center fielder Mike Martin singled twice and stole a base, and right fielder JaVon Shelby walked and singled in a pair of runs to tie the game in the top of the 9th for the Snappers.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters    9

Hudson Valley Renegades  1

WP – Andueza 6-2 / 3.04

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Ivan Andueza

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

 

22-year-old Venezuelan LHP Ivan Andueza turned in a solid start on Sunday, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits over 6 innings of work to earn his 6th victory for Vermont. This year’s 8th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Brian Howard, threw 3 scoreless innings in relief to secure his 1st save for the Lake Monsters. Left fielder Payton Squier singled, tripled and drove in 3 runs, while center fielder Logan Farrar walked, stole a base, doubled and drove in a pair of runs for Vermont.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Royals  9

AZL A’s       7

LP – Withers 0-2 / 6.75

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Jake Lumley

(4 for 5 / 2 Doubles / Triple / 3 RBIs)

 

This year’s 33rd-round draft pick for the A’s, first baseman Jake Lumley, singled, tripled, doubled twice and drove in 3 runs, while 20-year-old Cuban left fielder Enrry Pantoja walked, swiped a pair of bases and drove in 2 runs for the A’s. Starter Richard Jose Morban allowed 4 runs over 3 1/3 frames, while RHP Brandon Withers gave up 3 runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief to suffer his 2nd loss on Sunday.

 

Monday’s Games:

Nashville @ Tacoma – 7:05pm PT / 9:05pm CT

Beloit @ Quad Cities – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

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

 

Casey Meisner

Casey Meisner

 

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