Tuesday, August 29th: Mateo Triples Twice for Hounds while Carter Homers Again for Sounds & Arizona Fall League Rosters Are Announced

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Jorge Mateo (3 for 6 / 2 Triples / RBI)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Jorge Mateo (3 for 6 / 2 Triples / RBI)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions   10

Midland RockHounds   8

LP – Mann 3-7 / 4.44

Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Jorge Mateo

(3 for 6 / 2 Triples / RBI)

Shortstop Jorge Mateo turned in another strong performance for the RockHounds on Tuesday. The 22-year-old, who was acquired from the Yankees in the Sonny Gray deal, collected 3 hits, including a pair of triples, while driving in a run and scoring twice, and he’s now hitting .300 with 2 home runs and 9 RBIs over his last 9 games for Midland. Designated hitter Jermaine Curtis singled, tripled, walked and drove in 3 runs, while second baseman Max Schrock and center fielder B.J. Boyd both had 2 hits and drove in runs for the RockHounds. Starter Grant Holmes allowed 1 run on 3 hits while walking 6 and striking out 8 over 5 innings of work for Midland. RHPs Sam Bragg and Kyle Finnegan each surrendered 3 runs in relief, while LHP Brandon Mann was charged with 2 unearned runs in the top of the 9th to take the loss as the RockHounds suffered their fourth straight defeat on Tuesday.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Omaha Storm Chasers  9

Nashville Sounds         3

LP – Mengden 2-4 / 3.96

HR – Carter (8)

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Carter

(1 for 4 / Home Run)

 

Starter Daniel Mengden allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 5 frames to suffer his 4th loss for the Sounds on Tuesday. First baseman Chris Carter homered for the third time in his last four games, while shortstop Yairo Munoz had 2 hits, including a double, and second baseman Franklin Barreto walked twice and singled in a pair of runs as the Sounds lost their second straight to the Storm Chasers.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide  10

Stockton Ports    5

LP – Duno 8-9 / 5.32

HR – Bolt (14)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Skye Bolt

(1 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

RHP Angel Duno had a rough start for Stockton, allowing 8 runs over 2 2/3 innings to take the loss on Tuesday, while LHP Andrew Tomasovich tossed 4 scoreless frames in relief for the Ports. Center fielder Skye Bolt belted a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 7th inning, while left fielder Brett Siddall doubled and drove in a run, and shortstop Mikey White walked and singled in a run as Stockton suffered its third loss in its last four games on Tuesday.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  0

Brooklyn Cyclones             0

(POSTPONED)

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Mariners  6

AZL A’s          4

LP – R.Kelly 1-2 / 2.38

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeramiah McCray

(2 for 4 / Double)

 

Starter Josh Falk tossed 2 scoreless frames, but RHP Rafael Kelly gave up 4 runs in 3 innings of relief to suffer his 2nd loss for the AZL A’s on Tuesday. Right fielder Jeramiah McCray singled, doubled and scored a run, while third baseman Jake Lumley and designated hitter Santis Sanchez had a pair of hits apiece for the A’s in the loss.

 

In Other News…

Initial rosters were announced for the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday. Catcher Sean Murphy, infielder Sheldon Neuse, outfielder Tyler Ramirez (all currently playing for Midland) and RHPs Logan Shore and Miguel Romero (both with Stockton) are all set play for the Mesa Solar Sox. The A’s are expected to add a couple of more players to the squad at some point. Shore was the 2nd-round pick, Murphy was the 3rd-round pick and Ramirez was the 7th-round pick for the A’s in last year’s draft, while Neuse was acquired from Washington in the Ryan Madson/Sean Doolittle deal, and Romero was signed as an international free agent out of Cuba in the offseason. Neuse has put up an impressive .429 on-base percentage since joining the A’s organization, while Ramirez is boasting a .330 batting average for the RockHounds, and Murphy has a .251/.309/.399 slash line for Stockton and Midland this season. Shore has put up an ERA of 4.11 over 16 games for Stockton while also missing a couple of months with a lat strain, and Romero has compiled a 4.88 ERA in 14 games for Stockton and Beloit this season.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

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

San Antonio @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ Wisconsin – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Vermont @ Brooklyn (Game #1) – 3:00pm PT / 6:00pm ET

Vermont @ Brooklyn (Game #2)

AZL D-backs @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

Jorge Mateo

Jorge Mateo

 

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