Thursday, August 10th: Brown & Neuse Homer Again to Help Ports Prevail while Holmes Notches 9th Win for Hounds

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Seth Brown (2 for 4 / Home Run / Triple)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Seth Brown (2 for 4 / Home Run / Triple)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants  4

Stockton Ports   6

WP – N.Ruiz 3-0 / 3.98

HR – Brown (20), Neuse (7)

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Seth Brown

(2 for 4 / Home Run / Triple)

Right fielder Seth Brown had a big night at the plate as the Ports won the rubber game of their three-game series with San Jose on Thursday. Brown tripled and scored a run in the 4th inning and then slugged a solo shot in the 6th. The blast was Brown’s team-leading 20th home run of the season. Shortstop Sheldon Neuse singled, homered and drove in a pair of runs for the Ports, and Brown and Neuse have both belted 3 home runs over their last 3 games for Stockton. Starter Norge Ruiz allowed 3 runs over 6 innings of work to earn his 3rd win, while RHP Nolan Blackwood tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to secure his 13th save for Stockton.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  7

Tacoma Rainiers     4

WP – Bracewell 2-2 / 6.21

HR – McBride (9)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Ben Bracewell

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

 

Nashville notched its fifth win in its last seven games on Thursday to split its four-game series with Tacoma. Starter Ben Bracewell allowed 2 runs, just 1 earned, on 2 hits over 5 innings of work to earn his 2nd win for the Sounds, while RHP Raul Alcantara got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 1st save for Nashville. Designated hitter Matt McBride homered, doubled and drove in 3, while third baseman Joey Wendle singled and tripled in a run for the Sounds.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds   4

NW Arkansas Naturals   2

WP – Holmes 9-11 / 4.82

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Grant Holmes

(5 2/3 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

RHP Grant Holmes turned in a solid start for the RockHounds on Thursday, allowing 2 runs and striking out 8 over 5 2/3 frames to notch his 9th win, while RHP Sam Bragg pitched 2 perfect innings in relief to pick up his 4th save for Midland. Left fielder Tyler Ramirez had 3 hits and drove in a run, while first baseman Viosergy Rosa singled, doubled and scored a run, and catcher Sean Murphy singled in a run for the RockHounds.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Clinton LumberKings  1

Beloit Snappers        4

WP – Twomey 2-2 / 4.15

HR – Lopez (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Twomey

(5 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

LHP Kyle Twomey turned in his third straight strong start to help the Snappers snap their five-game losing streak on Thursday. The 23-year-old allowed just 1 unearned run over 5 innings of work to post the win, while RHP Jesus Zambrano threw 3 scoreless frames in relief, and LHP Ty Damron got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 2nd save for the Snappers. Left fielder Josh Vidales had 3 hits, walked, stole a base and drove in a run, while second baseman Jesus Lopez walked and belted his 1st home run for Beloit, and center fielder Mike Martin singled twice, walked and drove in a run for the Snappers.

 

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

Batavia Muckdogs             0

Vermont Lake Monsters  6

WP – Dunshee 1-0 / 1.00

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Parker Dunshee

(3 1/3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

Vermont shut out Batavia on just 5 hits as the Lake Monsters won the rubber game of their three-game series on Thursday. Starter Wyatt Marks tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings, and RHP Parker Dunshee struck out 5 while pitching 3 1/3 perfect frames to pick up the win and extend his scoreless-innings streak to 27 1/3 for Vermont. Designated hitter Jordan Devencenzi singled twice and drove in a run, while catcher Jarrett Costa had a pair of hits, and second baseman Ryan Gridley singled, walked, stole a base and drove in 3 runs for the Lake Monsters. Meanwhile, with Vermont LHP Jhenderson Hurtado and outfielder Jeramiah McCray heading to the AZL A’s, LHP Jesus Luzardo was promoted to the Lake Monsters on Thursday.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Angels  12

AZL A’s         5

LP – Kohler 4-2 / 4.55

HR – Rodriguez (2), Beck (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Jhonny Rodriguez

(1 for 3 / Walk / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Chris Kohler allowed 5 runs on 7 hits over 3 innings of work to suffer his 2nd loss for the AZL A’s on Thursday. Right fielder Jhonny Rodriguez walked, hit a 2-run homer and scored twice, while designated hitter Austin Beck belted a 2-run blast, the first home run of his pro career, and second baseman Marcos Brito doubled, walked and scored twice in the loss.

 

Friday’s Games:

Memphis @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Midland @ Arkansas – 5:10pm PT / 7:10pm CT

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

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

Vermont @ State College – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Angels – 7:00pm PT

 

Seth Brown

Seth Brown

 

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