Saturday, August 19th: Martinez Impresses in Snappers’ Loss & Ramirez Has 4 Hits for Hounds as A’s Affiliates All Fall

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Seth Martinez (7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 6 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Seth Martinez (7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 6 K)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers          0

Cedar Rapids Kernels  1

LP – Martinez 4-8 / 3.77

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Martinez

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

The Snappers were shut out on just 2 hits on Saturday, but last year’s 17th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Seth Martinez, turned in one of his best starts of the season. The 22-year-old allowed 1 run on just 3 hits while striking out 6 over 7 innings of work, but he still ended up being saddled with the loss. LHP Ty Damron tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief, and left fielder J.C. Rodriguez and designated hitter Kyle Nowlin both singled as the Snappers suffered their seventh loss in their last eight games on Saturday.

Click here for more on Nashville, Midland, Stockton, Vermont & AZL A’s…

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Iowa Cubs               4

Nashville Sounds  0

LP – Mengden 2-3 / 3.29

cw657794b

 

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Corey Walter

(3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)

 

The Sounds were shut out on 6 hits on Saturday. First baseman Matt McBride singled twice, and second baseman Melvin Mercedes doubled for the Sounds’ only extra-base hit of the game. RHP Daniel Mengden allowed 3 runs in 3 innings of work to suffer the loss, while RHP Corey Walter was solid in relief, throwing 3 scoreless frames to keep the Sounds close. But RHP Raul Alcantara gave up 1 run in 2 innings of relief, and the Sounds’ offense remained quiet for the rest of the night on Saturday.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Arkansas Travelers        8

Midland RockHounds  3

LP – Naile 1-3 / 3.81

tr669262b

 

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Ramirez

(4 for 4 / Triple)

 

The RockHounds had their five-game winning streak snapped on Saturday. Left fielder Tyler Ramirez collected 4 hits, including a triple, and scored twice, and last year’s 7th-round draft pick for the A’s is now batting .485 over his last 9 games for Midland. RHP James Naile turned in a strong start for the RockHounds, allowing just 2 runs over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up suffering the loss on Saturday.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  4

Modesto Nuts     9

LP – Butler 4-5 / 6.21

HR – Brown (21)

sb664913

 

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Seth Brown

(2 for 3 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

Starter Brendan Butler had his third straight shaky outing for Stockton, surrendering 7 runs, 5 earned, on 8 hits over just 2 2/3 innings of work to suffer the loss on Saturday. Right fielder Seth Brown singled, walked and hit his team-leading 21st home run, a 3-run shot in the top of the 6th inning that also tied him for the league RBI lead with 83. Center fielder Eli White tripled, doubled and drove in a run in the loss.

 

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

Connecticut Tigers             8

Vermont Lake Monsters  6

LP – Kelliher 2-2 / 3.20

pd670161

 

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Parker Dunshee

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

 

The Lake Monsters saw their four-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday. This year’s 7th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Parker Dunshee made the start and was solid once again, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 4 while throwing 4 shutout frames to extend his scoreless-innings streak to 31 1/3 for Vermont. RHP Branden Kelliher was charged with 3 runs, just 1 earned, in 2/3 of an inning of relief to suffer the loss. Right fielder Greg Deichmann singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run, while second baseman Jesus Lage had 3 hits, scored twice, drove in a run and stole a base in the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s        5

AZL Giants  10

LP – Evans 0-1 / 2.61

0abAustin_Beck_t1u2zolz_rloc5a7f130e

 

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Austin Beck

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

 

Starter Josh Falk allowed 2 runs in just 1 inning of work, while RHP Caleb Evans gave up 3 runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief to suffer the loss for the A’s on Saturday. Center fielder Austin Beck drew a pair of walks and doubled in a run, while second baseman Yerdel Vargas doubled and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the loss.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Iowa @ Nashville – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

Arkansas @ Midland – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Stockton @ Modesto – 6:05pm PT

Beloit @ Cedar Rapids – 12:05pm PT / 2:05pm CT

Connecticut @ Vermont – 2:05pm PT / 5:05pm ET

AZL Giants @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

Seth Martinez

Seth Martinez

 

Be sure to like A’s Farm’s page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @AthleticsFarm. You can also get our exclusive A’s minor league newsletter e-mailed to you free by signing up here.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: