Wednesday, August 9th: Lumley, Mengden & Kelly Lead AZL A’s to Victory while Montas Suffers Loss for Sounds

A’s Prospect Of The Day: AZL A's First Baseman Jake Lumley (2 for 5 / Triple / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: AZL A’s First Baseman Jake Lumley (2 for 5 / Triple / 3 RBIs)

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s     7

AZL Cubs  2

WP – R.Kelly 1-0 / 0.00

Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Jake Lumley

(2 for 5 / Triple / 3 RBIs)

This year’s 33rd-round draft pick for the A’s, first baseman Jake Lumley, had another big night at the plate to help make the AZL A’s the only A’s affiliate to record a win on Wednesday. The 22-year-old out of Canisius College singled and tripled with the bases loaded to drive in 3 runs, and he’s now sporting a .359/.419/.500 slash line over his first 21 pro games for the AZL A’s. Left fielder Ben Spitznagel and designated hitter Lazaro Armenteros each had a pair of hits and drove in a run, and center fielder Austin Beck doubled in a run. Rehabbing RHP Daniel Mengden made the start and struck out 6 while throwing 3 scoreless and hitless innings, and 20-year-old Dominican RHP Rafael Kelly allowed just 1 unearned run in 4 innings of relief to earn his 1st win for the A’s. Meanwhile, LHP Jhenderson Hurtado and outfielder Jeramiah McCray were both reassigned from Vermont to the AZL A’s on Wednesday.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  2

Tacoma Rainiers     9

LP – Montas 0-2 / 5.22

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Prospect Of The Game:

Center Fielder Yairo Munoz

(2 for 3 / Walk / 2 Stolen Bases)

 

Starter Frankie Montas allowed 4 runs on 5 hits over 4 frames to suffer his 2nd loss for the Sounds on Wednesday. Center fielder Yairo Munoz singled twice, walked and stole a pair of bases, while designated hitter Franklin Barreto doubled but was left stranded, and catcher Ryan Lavarnway singled and drove in a run in his return to the Sounds on Wednesday.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds   4

NW Arkansas Naturals   6

LP – Mann 3-5 / 3.71

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Viosergy Rosa

(1 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

Starter A.J. Puk threw 4 scoreless frames to start things off but ended up allowing 3 runs on 7 hits over 5 innings of work, and LHP Brandon Mann was charged with 2 runs in 1/3 of an inning of relief to suffer the loss as the RockHounds fell for the fifth time in their last six games on Wednesday. First baseman Viosergy Rosa doubled and drove in 3 runs to extend his league-leading RBI total to 94, while center fielder B.J. Boyd had 3 hits and scored twice, and shortstop Jorge Mateo and second baseman Max Schrock had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants  12

Stockton Ports     5

LP – Butler 4-4 / 5.23

HR – E.White (3)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Eli White

(1 for 3 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

RHP Brendan Butler had a rough start for Stockton, allowing 8 runs, 3 earned, over just 1 2/3 innings of work to suffer the loss as the Ports fell for the fifth time in their last six games on Wednesday. Shortstop Eli White slugged a 3-run homer, while catcher Argenis Raga doubled, and right fielder Seth Brown walked and singled in a run for Stockton.

 

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

Batavia Muckdogs             5

Vermont Lake Monsters  0

LP – Blanco 3-5 / 3.83

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Argenis Blanco

(6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 5 K)

 

The Lake Monsters were shut out on just 4 hits on Wednesday. Center fielder James Terrell had a pair of hits, and right fielder Greg Deichmann and designated hitter Logan Farrar both singled in the loss. 21-year-old Venezuelan RHP Argenis Blanco turned in a solid start, allowing just 2 runs over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up suffering his 5th loss for the Lake Monsters on Wednesday.

 

Thursday’s Games:

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

Midland @ NW Arkansas – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

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

Batavia @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL Angels @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

Jake Lumley

Jake Lumley

 

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