Friday, August 25th: Barreto Stars in Sounds’ Walk-Off Win while Gridley Leads Vermont to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Franklin Barreto (4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs / 2 Stolen Bases)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Franklin Barreto (4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs / 2 Stolen Bases)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Round Rock Express  5

Nashville Sounds      6

WP – Schuster 3-1 / 6.20

HR – Barreto (15), Decker (5)

Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Franklin Barreto

(4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs / 2 Stolen Bases)

Nashville notched its third straight win, this one in an 11-inning walk-off, on Friday. Second baseman Franklin Barreto had a big night at the plate, collecting 4 hits, including a home run and a double, while also drawing a walk, swiping a pair of bases, driving in 3 runs and scoring 3 times, and the 21-year-old has now gone 12 for 19 over his last 4 games for the Sounds. Starter Zach Neal allowed 2 runs over 6 innings of work and left the game with a 1-run edge. RHP Josh Smith gave up 2 runs in the top of the 7th to surrender the lead, but Barreto singled in the tying run in the bottom of the 7th for the Sounds. A fielding error by shortstop Yairo Munoz led to an unearned run in the top of the 9th off RHP Lou Trivino, but center fielder Jaff Decker led off the bottom of the 9th with a solo shot to tie things up once again and send the game to extra innings. Barreto drew a walk to get on board in the bottom of the 11th and then came around to score on third baseman Joey Wendle‘s RBI single as Nashville won in a walk-off and made a winner of LHP Patrick Schuster, who’d pitched a perfect frame in the top of the 11th for the Sounds. And with center fielder Rajai Davis dealt to the Red Sox and RHP Paul Blackburn landing on the disabled list, the A’s recalled RHP Michael Brady and outfielder Mark Canha from Nashville on Friday.

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CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   4

San Jose Giants  7

LP – Bailey 1-1 / 4.97

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Skye Bolt

(2 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Stockton starter Brandon Bailey surrendered 3 runs over 3 2/3 frames to suffer his 1st loss for the Ports, while RHP John Gorman gave up 2 runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief in his California League debut on Friday. Right fielder Seth Brown singled twice, walked, stole a base and drove in a run, while center fielder Skye Bolt singled, doubled and drove in a pair for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  5

Burlington Bees    6

LP – Jordan 2-9 / 5.89

HR – Theroux (13)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Twomey

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

 

LHP Kyle Twomey turned in a solid start for the Snappers, allowing 2 runs on just 2 hits over 6 innings of work, and he left the game with a 3-run lead. But RHP Mitchell Jordan gave up 4 runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief to suffer the loss as the Snappers fell for the seventh time in their last eight games on Friday. Catcher Collin Theroux clubbed his 13th home run, while first baseman Kyle Nowlin doubled twice, and center fielder Mike Martin had 3 singles, drove in 2 runs and swiped a pair of bases for the Snappers.

 

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

Aberdeen IronBirds            2

Vermont Lake Monsters  5

WP – Tovar 2-2 / 3.70

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Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Ryan Gridley

(2 for 3 / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

Second baseman Ryan Gridley singled, doubled, walked, stole a base and drove in 2 runs, including the winning run in the bottom of the 6th inning, to help the Lake Monsters win their third straight on Friday. Starter Ivan Andueza allowed 2 runs over 5 innings of work, while RHP Oscar Tovar threw 4 scoreless frames in relief to earn his 2nd victory for Vermont.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Reds  8

AZL A’s     7

LP – Krall 3-5 / 3.55

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Austin Beck

(2 for 5 / Triple / RBI)

 

Starter Chris Kohler allowed just 1 run over 3 innings of work, but LHP Pat Krall surrendered 3 runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief to suffer his 5th loss on Friday. Center fielder Austin Beck singled, tripled and drove in a run, while shortstop Nick Allen singled, doubled and walked. Left fielder Ben Spitznagel doubled, drove in a run and stole a base, and catcher Cooper Goldby singled in a pair for the A’s in the loss.

 

Saturday’s Games:

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

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

Stockton @ San Jose – 5:00pm PT

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

Aberdeen @ Vermont – 3:05pm PT / 6:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Padres – 7:00pm PT

 

Franklin Barreto

Franklin Barreto

 

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