Thursday, September 7th: Big Games by Brown & Bolt Aren’t Enough to Help Ports Prevail while Rosa Homers Again as Hounds Fall and Even Series

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Seth Brown (2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Seth Brown (2 for 4 / HR / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE NORTH DIVISION FINALS  (High-A)

GAME #2

Stockton Ports  5

Modesto Nuts    11

LP – B.Bailey

HR – S.Brown, S.Bolt

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Seth Brown

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

Stockton went down to defeat for the second straight night in its best-of-five playoff series against Modesto on Thursday. Right fielder Seth Brown continued his hot hitting, collecting a home run, a double and a walk while driving in 3 runs. Center fielder Skye Bolt had 4 hits, including a solo home run, and designated hitter Sandber Pimentel had 3 hits for the Ports. Starter Brandon Bailey was charged with 5 runs, just 1 earned, over 2 innings of work to take the loss for Stockton. Meanwhile, LHP Evan Manarino is set to make the start when Stockton returns home for Game #3 on Friday. Stockton Ports Playoff Roster

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TEXAS LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #2

Midland RockHounds  3

San Antonio Missions    4

LP – J.Naile

HR – V.Rosa

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Viosergy Rosa

(2 for 4 / Home Run / Double)

 

The RockHounds came up short in Game #2 on Thursday to even things up in their best-of-five playoff series with San Antonio. First baseman Viosergy Rosa had another big night at the plate, collecting a home run and a double, and Rosa now has 3 home runs, 2 doubles and 9 RBIs over the first two games of the series. Center fielder J.P. Sportman singled, doubled and drove in a run, while right fielder Jordan Tarsovich had a pair of hits, and shortstop Jorge Mateo singled in a run for the RockHounds. Starter James Naile allowed 4 runs over 3 2/3 frames to suffer the loss for Midland. Meanwhile, RHP Grant Holmes is now scheduled to take the mound when Midland returns home for Game #3 on Friday. Midland RockHounds Playoff Roster

 

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

GAME #1

Vermont Lake Monsters  0

Lowell Spinners                 1

LP – Conley 0-3 / 6.12

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Ivan Andueza

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

 

Vermont was shut out on just 4 hits on Thursday in the completion of Wednesday’s suspended game. Second baseman Javier Godard had 2 hits, including a double, while catcher Iolana Akau and first baseman Hunter Hargrove both singled for the Lake Monsters. LHP Jesus Luzardo started the game on Wednesday by pitching 2 perfect innings. LHP Ivan Andueza took over on Thursday and threw 4 scoreless frames, while RHP Branden Kelliher tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, but RHP Bryce Conley gave up the winning run in the bottom of the 9th to take the loss as Lowell won in a walk-off.

 

GAME #2

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

Lowell Spinners                 1

WP – Jones 1-2 / 3.29

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Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Jarrett Costa

(1 for 3 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Vermont was victorious in its final regular season game on Thursday to finish the season with a 42-33 record. With the game tied in the top of the 6th inning, catcher Jarrett Costa doubled in 2 runs to provide the margin of victory for Vermont. Second baseman Ryan Gridley had a pair of hits, while third baseman Javier Godard singled in a run for the Lake Monsters. Starter Oscar Tovar allowed just 1 run over 4 innings of work, while RHP Malik Jones pitched 1 perfect inning in relief to pick up the win, and RHP Michael Danielak got the final three outs to secure his 4th save for Vermont. Meanwhile, the Lake Monsters are set to open their best-of-three playoff series against Mahoning Valley at home on Saturday. Vermont Lake Monsters Playoff Roster

 

Friday’s Games:

San Antonio @ Midland (Playoff Game #3) – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton (Playoff Game #3) – 7:10pm PT

 

Seth Brown

Seth Brown

 

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