Thursday, August 24th: Shore & Brown Star as Ports Prevail in Extras while Carter & Barreto Help Sounds Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Logan Shore (7 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 7 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Logan Shore (7 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 7 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts     1

Stockton Ports  2

WP – Wagman 3-2 / 5.21

HR – Brown (25)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Logan Shore

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

The Ports prevailed in an 11-inning walk-off to move back into a three-way tie for first place in the California League North Division on Thursday. RHP Logan Shore turned in one of his best starts of the season, allowing just 1 run while striking out 7 over 7 innings of work, and he now has an ERA of 1.96 over his last 3 starts for Stockton. Shore left with the game a 1-1 tie, and his team’s sole run to that point came when right fielder Seth Brown homered for the fifth straight game, tagging his team-leading 25th home run, a solo shot, in the 2nd inning. RHP Armando Ruiz pitched a pair of perfect frames in the 8th and 9th to hold Modesto in check and send the game to extra innings. Then, in the bottom of the 11th, right fielder Luis Barrera walked and third baseman Branden Cogswell brought him home with a double to right field as Stockton won in a walk-off and made a winner of RHP Joey Wagman, who tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief on Thursday.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Round Rock Express  3

Nashville Sounds      9

WP – Bassitt 4-2 / 6.48

HR – Carter (5)

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Carter

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

First baseman Chris Carter’s bat has been starting to heat up lately, and it’s coming at a good time, since he clearly wouldn’t mind earning a September call-up. The 30-year-old collected 3 hits, including a 2-run homer, on Thursday and is now hitting .387 with 3 home runs and 9 RBIs over his last 8 games for the Sounds. Shortstop Franklin Barreto singled twice, tripled and drove in a pair, while right fielder Yairo Munoz had 3 singles and scored twice, and designated hitter Jake Smolinski went 1 for 5 with an RBI double in his first rehab game with the Sounds. Starter Daniel Mengden allowed 3 runs and struck out 7 over 4 innings of work, while RHP Chris Bassitt tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to notch his 4th win for Nashville.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  0

Corpus Christi Hooks     0

(CANCELLED)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  5

Beloit Snappers                2

LP – Martinez 4-9 / 3.61

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Martinez

(6 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 3 K)

 

After no-hitting the River Bandits on Wednesday, Beloit was bested by Quad Cities on Thursday to suffer its sixth loss in its last seven games. RHP Seth Martinez turned in a solid start for the Snappers, allowing 3 runs, just 1 earned, over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss on Thursday. Left fielder J.C. Rodriguez singled, doubled and drove in a run in the loss.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  6

Lowell Spinners                 0

WP – Howard 1-1 / 1.27

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Parker Dunshee

(4 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

 

Starter Parkee Dunshee allowed just 1 hit and struck out 6 over 4 shutout frames to extend his scoreless-innings streak to 35 1/3 on Thursday. RHP Brian Howard threw 3 shutout innings in relief to earn his 1st victory for Vermont, and RHP Heath Donica tossed 2 scoreless innings in his first appearance for the Lake Monsters after being promoted from the AZL A’s. First baseman Aaron Arruda collected 3 hits, while third baseman Will Toffey singled twice and drove in a run, and catcher Jarrett Costa singled, walked and drove in a run for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s          0

AZL Mariners  1

LP – R.Kelly 1-1 / 0.92

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Rafael Kelly

(4 2/3 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

The AZL A’s were shut out on just 2 hits on Thursday. Rehabbing designated hitter Chris Iriart singled, and catcher Santis Sanchez doubled for the team’s only extra-base hit in the loss. 20-year-old Dominican RHP Rafael Kelly turned in a solid start, allowing just 1 unearned run and striking out 6 over 4 2/3 frames, but he still ended up suffering the loss on Thursday.

 

Friday’s Games:

Round Rock @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Stockton @ San Jose – 7:00pm PT

Beloit @ Burlington – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

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

AZL Reds @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

Logan Shore

Logan Shore

 

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