Friday, September 1st: Mateo, Boyd & Rosa Help Hounds Win Big while Bracewell, Manarino & Altamirano Are Solid for Sounds, Ports & Snappers

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Jorge Mateo (4 for 5 / Triple / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Jorge Mateo (4 for 5 / Triple / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)



San Antonio Missions      5

Midland RockHounds  12

WP – Naile 2-3 / 3.21

HR – Rosa (18)

Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Jorge Mateo

(4 for 5 / Triple / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)

The RockHounds won their final home game of the regular season to snap their six-game losing streak and reduce their magic number for a playoff berth to three with just three games remaining. Shortstop Jorge Mateo had another big night at the plate, collecting 4 hits, including a triple, while scoring 4 runs, driving in a pair and swiping a base. It was the 22-year-old’s 18th triple and 52nd stolen base of the season, and Mateo is now hitting .450 over his last 4 games for Midland. Center fielder B.J. Boyd drove in 4 runs while notching 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, to take back the Texas League batting lead by raising his average to a robust .329. First baseman Viosergy Rosa walked, singled in a run and slugged a 3-run homer to extend his league-leading RBI total to 110, while designated hitter Jermaine Curtis walked, singled twice and doubled in a run for the RockHounds. RHP James Naile turned in his third straight quality start, allowing just 2 unearned runs and striking out 5 over 6 frames to earn his 2nd win of the season on Friday.

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Nashville Sounds             3

New Orleans Baby Cakes  2

WP – Schuster 4-2 / 6.02



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Ben Bracewell

(5 IP / 8 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)


Nashville notched a one-run win to snap its three-game skid on Friday. RHP Ben Bracewell turned in his third straight strong start for the Sounds, allowing just 1 run while striking out 5 over 5 frames, and he’s now allowed just 1 earned run in 18 innings over his last 3 starts for Nashville. LHP Patrick Schuster pitched 1 perfect inning in relief to pick up the win, while RHP Lou Trivino got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 3rd save for the Sounds. First baseman Chris Carter walked, singled and doubled in a run, while third baseman Joey Wendle doubled and singled in the winning run in the 8th inning for Nashville. Left fielder Renato Nunez walked, tripled and scored the winning run, and shortstop Yairo Munoz singled to run his hitting streak to 8 games for the Sounds. And with major league rosters expanding in September, the A’s promoted Nashville shortstop Franklin Barreto and LHP Sam Moll and activated catcher Josh Phegley and Jake Smolinski from the disabled list to end their rehab assignments with the Sounds. Meanwhile, Nashville activated RHP Jesse Hahn from the disabled list on Friday.



San Jose Giants   1

Stockton Ports  12

WP – Manarino 7-8 / 4.89

HR – Brown (28)



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Evan Manarino

(6 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 3 K / Win)


After scoring 22 runs on Thursday night, the Ports put 12 runs on the board on Friday to win their third straight. LHP Evan Manarino had an outstanding start, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings of work to earn his 7th win for Stockton. First baseman Seth Brown singled and homered for the second straight night, tagging a 2-run shot to take over the league lead with 28 and extend his league-leading RBI total to 106. Designated hitter Mikey White walked, doubled twice and drove in 3 runs, while shortstop Eli White had 3 hits and scored 3 times, and third baseman Branden Cogswell singled and drove in 3 runs for Stockton.



Beloit Snappers                7

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  2

WP – Altamirano 8-6 / 3.59



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Xavier Altamirano

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


RHP Xavier Altamirano turned in an impressive start for the Snappers, allowing just 1 run while striking out 7 over 6 innings of work to earn his 8th win on Friday. RHP Sam Sheehan pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings in relief to secure his 6th save for the Snappers. Left fielder Josh Vidales and center fielder Mike Martin each had 3 hits and drove in a run, while third baseman Edwin Diaz and first baseman Miguel Mercedes had a pair of hits apiece for Beloit.


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

Vermont Lake Monsters    6

Hudson Valley Renegades  3

WP – Tovar 3-2 / 3.69



Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Payton Squier

(3 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)


Left fielder Payton Squier collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 2 runs, while third baseman Will Toffey had a pair of hits and stole a base. Second baseman Ryan Gridley doubled and walked twice, and catcher Iolana Akau walked, doubled and drove in a pair for the Lake Monsters. Starter Oscar Tovar allowed 2 runs over 5 innings of work to earn his 3rd victory for Vermont, while RHP Michael Danielak tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to post his 3rd save for the Lake Monsters.


Saturday’s Games:

Nashville @ New Orleans – 2:00pm PT / 4:00pm CT

Midland @ Frisco – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Cedar Rapids @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Vermont @ Hudson Valley – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL Padres @ AZL A’s – 10:00am PT


Jorge Mateo

Jorge Mateo


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