Thursday, August 17th: Sounds Win Behind Barreto’s Big Bat while Fillmyer Leads Hounds to Shutout Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Franklin Barreto (4 for 5 / Home Run / Triple / 4 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Franklin Barreto (4 for 5 / Home Run / Triple / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  11

Memphis Redbirds   8

WP – Gossett 4-4 / 3.66

HR – Barreto (14)

Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto

(4 for 5 / Home Run / Triple / 4 RBIs)

Shortstop Franklin Barreto had a big night at the plate to help Nashville win a slugfest in Memphis on Thursday. The 21-year-old collected 4 hits, including a home run and a triple, while driving in 4 runs and scoring 3 times for the Sounds. Left fielder Mark Canha singled twice, doubled twice and drove in 3, while center fielder Jaff Decker singled, doubled, walked twice, stole a base and drove in a run. Catcher Beau Taylor had 3 hits and scored 3 runs, and designated hitter Josh Phegley went 1 for 4 with a walk and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in his second rehab game with the Sounds. RHP Daniel Gossett turned in his second straight quality start, allowing 2 runs and striking out 6 over 6 innings of work to earn the win, while RHP Lou Trivino got the final three outs to secure his 2nd save for the Sounds.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

NW Arkansas Naturals   0

Midland RockHounds   6

WP – Fillmyer 9-4 / 3.45

HR – Rosa (15)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Heath Fillmyer

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

 

The RockHounds shut out the Naturals on just 4 hits to win their fourth straight on Thursday. RHP Heath Fillmyer had his third straight quality start, allowing just 4 hits over 7 shutout innings to notch his 9th win, and the 23-year-old has now given up just 3 earned runs in 20 frames over his last 3 starts. RHP Joel Seddon and LHP Cody Stull each pitched 1 perfect inning in relief to complete the shutout on Thursday. First baseman Viosergy Rosa had 3 hits, including his team-leading 15th home run, and drove in 3 runs to bring his league-leading RBI total to 100. Center fielder B.J. Boyd singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run, while second baseman Max Schrock walked and singled in a run, and right fielder J.P. Sportman doubled in a run for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports                      0

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  8

LP – Duno 8-8 / 4.95

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Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Mikey White

(2 for 4)

 

Stockton was shut out on just 5 hits on Thursday. Third baseman Mikey White had 2 hits, while shortstop Richie Martin, catcher Argenis Raga and left fielder Brett Siddall all singled in the loss. RHP Angel Duno had a rough start, allowing 8 runs on 11 hits, including 4 home runs, over 5 innings of work to suffer his 8th loss for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #1

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  7

Beloit Snappers                 3

LP – Milburn 7-10 / 4.45

HR – Nowlin (11), Goldstein (3)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Jason Goldstein

(1 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

The Snappers went down to defeat in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader to drop their fifth straight. Starter Matt Milburn surrendered 7 runs in 5 frames to suffer his 7th loss. Catcher Jason Goldstein hit a 2-run homer, while designated hitter Kyle Nowlin slugged a solo shot to account for all the Snappers’ scoring in the loss.

 

GAME #2

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  1

Beloit Snappers                 3

WP – Camacho 2-3 / 3.23

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Xavier Altamirano

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

 

The Snappers prevailed in the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader to snap their five-game losing streak. Starter Xavier Altamirano was solid, allowing just 2 hits over 4 scoreless frames, while RHP Joseph Camacho gave up 1 run in 1 1/3 innings of relief to pick up the win, and RHP John Gorman tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings to secure his 2nd save for the Snappers. Designated hitter Kyle Nowlin walked and doubled in a run for Beloit.

 

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

Lowell Spinners                 2

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

WP – Danielak 3-0 / 1.64

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Mickey McDonald

(1 for 2 / Double / 2 Walks / 2 RBIs)

 

Vermont won in a walk-off to notch its third straight victory on Thursday. With two outs, two on and his team down by a run in the bottom of the 9th, center fielder Mickey McDonald, who had just 2 hits in his last 25 at-bats, lined a double to right-center to drive in the tying and winning runs for the Lake Monsters. McDonald also walked twice and stole a base in the game, while shortstop Kevin Merrell and third baseman Will Toffey had a pair of hits apiece. Starter Jesus Luzardo allowed just 1 hit and struck out 5 over 4 shutout frames, while RHP Michael Danielak tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to pick up his 3rd victory for Vermont.

 

Friday’s Games:

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

Arkansas @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Modesto – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Cedar Rapids – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

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

AZL Brewers @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

Franklin Barreto

Franklin Barreto

 

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