Sunday, September 11th: Sounds Drop Dramatic Game #5 to End Season on Sunday

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Franklin Barreto (3 for 5 / Home Run / Triple / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Franklin Barreto (3 for 5 / Home Run / Triple / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE AMERICAN CONFERENCE FINALS  (Triple-A)

GAME #5

Oklahoma City Dodgers  10

Nashville Sounds            9

LP – Brasier 0-1 / 15.00

HR – Nunez (3), Olson (1), Barreto (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto

(3 for 5 / Home Run / Triple / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs)

The Sounds lost a heartbreaker to bring their season to an end on Sunday. Things got off to a rough start for Nashville RHP Chris Jensen, who allowed 3 runs over the first 2 innings to put his team in an early hole. But shortstop Franklin Barreto and first baseman Matt Olson both hit 2-run homers in the bottom of the 3rd inning to give the Sounds a slim one-run lead. RHP Angel Castro then gave up 4 runs, 3 earned, in the top of the 5th to allow Oklahoma City to take back the lead. Designated hitter Renato Nunez notched his 3rd home run of the series in the bottom of the 5th to narrow the lead to two. Barreto then tripled to lead off the bottom of the 6th and the Sounds ended up scoring 4 runs before the inning was through to take a two-run advantage. But RHP Ryan Brasier surrendered a 3-run homer in the top of the 8th to hand the lead back to the Dodgers. The Sounds then loaded the bases with one out in the top of the 9th before Olson and Nunez both popped out to bring an end to the game, the series and the Sounds’ season. Brasier was tagged with the loss, but Barreto had a big game, collecting a double, a triple, a 2-run homer and a walk, while Olson homered, doubled and walked. Nunez homered and had an RBI single to tie the game in the 6th, and left fielder Rangel Ravelo contributed 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs for the Sounds, who finished the regular season with the best record in the Pacific Coast League.

 

Tuesday’s Game:

Midland @ NW Arkansas – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

 

 

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Saturday, September 10th: Hounds Clinch Divisional Playoff Series while Sounds Fall to Force Decisive Game #5

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brandon Mann (6 1/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brandon Mann (6 1/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #4

Corpus Christi Hooks     2

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Mann 1-0 / 0.00

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brandon Mann

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

The RockHounds clinched their third straight Texas League South Division title by earning their third victory in four games over Corpus Christi on Saturday. 32-year-old LHP Brandon Mann turned in an outstanding start, striking out 6 while throwing 6 1/3 shutout innings to earn the win for Midland. RHPs Trey Cochran-Gill and Jake Sanchez each allowed 1 run in relief for the RockHounds. Third baseman Yairo Munoz and left fielder J.P. Sportman each singled twice, doubled and drove in a run, while right fielder Tyler Marincov walked, scored twice and doubled in a run for the RockHounds. Midland will now move on to meet Northwest Arkansas as the team tries to capture its third straight Texas League championship. Midland RockHounds Playoff Roster

(Photo: Cody Stull Twitter)

(Photo: Cody Stull Twitter)

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A’s Final 2016 Minor League Hitting & Pitching Leaders

Includes Nashville Sounds (AAA), Midland RockHounds (AA), Stockton Ports (A), Beloit Snappers (A), Vermont Lake Monsters (A), AZL A’s (Rk)

 

–HITS–

jh605266b157 James Harris OF (Sto-Mid)

155 Jaycob Brugman OF (Nas-Mid)

144 Joe Bennie 2B-OF (Sto-Mid)

138 Tyler Marincov OF (Mid-Sto)

137 Joey Wendle 2B (Nas)

 

–DOUBLES–

tg60754135 Trent Gilbert 2B (Bel)

34 Matt Olson OF-1B (Nas)

33 Jaycob Brugman OF (Nas-Mid)

32 Viosergy Rosa 1B (Mid)

31 Joey Wendle 2B (Nas) / Joe Bennie 2B-OF (Sto-Mid) / James Harris OF (Sto-Mid)

 

–TRIPLES–

jw621563b9 Joey Wendle 2B (Nas)

9 Justin Higley OF (Bel-Sto)

7 Trace Loehr SS-3B (Bel)

7 Jaycob Brugman OF (Nas-Mid)

6 Rob Bennie OF (AZL-VT) / Arismendy Alcantara OF-SS-2B (Nas-Sto)

 

–HOME RUNS–

mc656305d36 Matt Chapman 3B (Mid-Nas)

23 Renato Nunez 3B (Nas)

22 Chris Iriart 1B (Bel-Sto)

21 Sandber Pimentel 1B (Sto)

19 Tyler Marincov OF (Mid-Sto)

 

–TOTAL BASES–

mc656305d267 Matt Chapman 3B (Mid-Nas)

238 Jaycob Brugman OF (Nas-Mid)

227 Tyler Marincov OF (Mid-Sto)

222 Joey Wendle 2B (Nas)

217 James Harris OF (Sto-Mid)

 

–RBIs–

mc656305d96 Matt Chapman 3B (Mid-Nas)

88 Tyler Marincov OF (Mid-Sto)

87 Jaycob Brugman OF (Nas-Mid)

76 Joe Bennie 2B-OF (Sto-Mid)

75 Renato Nunez 3B (Nas)

 

–RUNS–

mc656305d92 Matt Chapman 3B (Mid-Nas)

89 James Harris OF (Sto-Mid)

83 Seth Brown OF (Sto)

81 Joey Wendle 2B (Nas)

80 Tyler Marincov OF (Mid-Sto)

 

–WALKS–

vr59498374 Viosergy Rosa 1B (Mid)

71 Matt Olson OF-1B (Nas)

68 Matt Chapman 3B (Mid-Nas)

65 Seth Brown OF (Sto)

61 Ryan Howell 1B-3B (Bel)

 

–STRIKEOUTS–

mc656305d173 Matt Chapman 3B (Mid-Nas)

168 Justin Higley OF (Bel-Sto)

145 Sandber Pimentel 1B (Sto)

140 Viosergy Rosa 1B (Mid)

134 Joe Bennie 2B-OF (Sto-Mid)

 

–STOLEN BASES–

fb62043930 Franklin Barreto SS-2B (Mid-Nas)

28 Cole Gruber OF (AZL)

23 James Harris OF (Sto-Mid)

20 Justin Higley OF (Bel-Sto)

18 J.P. Sportman OF (Mid)

 

–ERRORS–

cp640461c29 Chad Pinder SS (Nas)

25 Jose Brizuela 3B (Sto)

22 Renato Nunez 3B (Nas)

21 Trace Loehr SS-3B (Bel)

19 Yairo Munoz SS-2B-3B (Mid) / Franklin Barreto SS-2B / Joe Bennie 2B-OF

 

–BATTING AVERAGE– (minimum 300 at-bats)

rh592387c.326 Ryon Healy 1B-3B (Nas-Mid)

.297 James Harris OF (Sto-Mid)

.287 B.J. Boyd OF (Sto-Nas)

.285 Jaycob Brugman OF (Nas-Mid)

.284 Franklin Barreto SS-2B (Mid-Nas)

 

–ON-BASE PERCENTAGE– (minimum 300 at-bats)

bt607333b.383 Beau Taylor C (Mid)

.382 Ryon Healy 1B-3B (Nas-Mid)

.370 James Harris OF (Sto-Mid)

.363 Melvin Mercedes 3B-OF-2B-SS (Sto)

.361 Joe Bennie 2B-OF (Sto-Mid)

 

–SLUGGING PERCENTAGE– (minimum 300 at-bats)

rh592387c.558 Ryon Healy 1B-3B (Nas-Mid)

.519 Matt Chapman 3B (Mid-Nas)

.503 Chris Iriart 1B (Bel-Sto)

.452 Joey Wendle 2B (Nas)

.446 Jose Brizuela 3B (Sto)

 

–ON-BASE + SLUGGING– (minimum 300 at-bats)

rh592387c.940 Ryon Healy 1B-3B (Nas)

.847 Matt Chapman 3B (Mid-Nas)

.843 Chris Iriart 1B (Bel-Sto)

.785 Jaycob Brugman OF (Nas-Mid)

.784 Jose Brizuela 3B (Sto)

 

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Friday, September 9th: Rosa’s Grand Slam Helps Hounds Win in a Walk-Off while Nunez Homers in Sounds Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Viosergy Rosa (2 for 4 / Grand Slam)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Viosergy Rosa (2 for 4 / Grand Slam)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #3

Corpus Christi Hooks     5

Midland RockHounds  7

WP – Friedrichs 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Rosa (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Viosergy Rosa

(2 for 4 / Grand Slam)

With the bases loaded, two outs and the RockHounds down by two runs in the bottom of the 9th, first baseman Viosergy Rosa stepped to the plate and slugged a grand slam to help the Hounds win Game #3 of their Texas League playoff series in a walk-off on Friday. Center fielder Brett Vertigan collected 3 hits, while catcher Beau Taylor singled, doubled and drove in a run, and shortstop Richie Martin and right fielder Tyler Marincov had a pair of hits apiece in the win. Starter Ben Bracewell allowed 5 runs over 3 2/3 innings, but RHP Kyle Friedrichs was outstanding in relief, throwing 5 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win for the RockHounds, who now lead the best-of-five series 2-1 as they head to Game #4 on Saturday. Midland RockHounds Playoff Roster

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Thursday, September 8th: Sounds & Hounds Fall to Tie Both Series 1-1 as Teams Now Head Home to Nashville & Midland

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Corey Walter (5 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 2 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Corey Walter (5 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 2 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #2

Midland RockHounds  4

Corpus Christi Hooks     5

LP – Stull 0-1 / 27.00

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Corey Walter

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

For the second straight night, the RockHounds got 5 scoreless innings from their starting pitcher. On Wednesday, it was RHP Joel Seddon, and on Thursday it was RHP Corey Walter who allowed 3 hits and 4 walks over 5 shutout innings and exited with the game a scoreless tie. Shortstop Richie Martin singled in the first run of the game in the 7th inning then, with the bases loaded and two outs in the 8th, second baseman Max Schrock delivered a bases-clearing double to put 3 more runs on the board and give the RockHounds a 4-run lead late in the game. But RHP Lou Trivino was charged with 2 runs in 2 innings of relief, while RHP Kyle Finnegan gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game, and LHP Cody Stull surrendered the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 9th to suffer the defeat as the RockHounds lost in a walk-off on Thursday. The best-of-five series, which is now tied 1-1, moves to Midland on Friday. Midland RockHounds Playoff Roster

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Wednesday, September 7th: Nunez’s Big Bat Leads Sounds to Victory while Seddon’s 5 Shutout Frames Help Hounds Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Third Baseman Renato Nunez (2 for 3 / Home Run / Double / Walk / 5 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Third Baseman Renato Nunez (2 for 3 / Home Run / Double / Walk / Sac Fly / 5 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE AMERICAN CONFERENCE FINALS  (Triple-A)

GAME #1

Nashville Sounds         10

Oklahoma City Dodgers  7

WP – Kurcz 1-0 / 4.50

HR – Nunez (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(2 for 3 / Home Run / Double / Walk / Sac Fly / 5 RBIs)

Third baseman Renato Nunez put up a big night at the plate to help the Sounds prevail in the first game of their PCL playoff series on Wednesday. Nunez hit a 3-run homer off starter Scott Kazmir in the top of the 1st inning to give the Sounds an early lead, then doubled in another run in the 4th, and drove in his final run of the night with a sacrifice fly in the 6th. Second baseman Colin Walsh singled in a pair in the 2nd, while shortstop Franklin Barreto singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run, and outfielders Jaycob Brugman and B.J. Boyd had 3 hits apiece in the win. RHP Jesse Hahn was charged with 6 runs over 4 1/3 innings of work, while RHP Aaron Kurcz picked up the win despite allowing 1 run in 2 innings of relief, and RHP Tucker Healy tossed a scoreless 9th to notch the save for Nashville. In roster news, Sounds RHP Jharel Cotton was promoted to Oakland on Wednesday while RHP Bobby Wahl was placed on the disabled list. Nashville Sounds Playoff Roster

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Tuesday, September 6th: No Games Scheduled as Nashville & Midland Prepare to Start Playoffs on Wednesday

Nashville Sounds' Game #1 starter Jesse Hahn

Nashville Sounds’ Game #1 starter Jesse Hahn

[Updated: 9/7/16 3:00pm] The A’s top two affiliates, the Nashville Sounds and the Midland RockHounds, will both be beginning postseason play on Wednesday. In the first games of their respective series, Nashville RHP Jesse Hahn is set to face former A’s LHP Scott Kazmir as he makes a rehab start for Oklahoma City, while Midland RHP Joel Seddon will be opposed by Corpus Christi RHP Francis Martes.

Recent additions to the Sounds’ playoff squad include shortstop Franklin Barreto, outfielder Danny Oh, RHPs Daniel Gossett, Andres Avila and Donn Roach and LHP Colt Hynes. RHP Bobby Wahl was just placed on the disabled list, while third baseman Matt Chapman is expected to miss Game #1 with a sore calf. Recent additions to the RockHounds’ playoff roster include shortstop Richie Martin, second baseman Max Schrock, RHPs James Naile and Kyle Friedrichs and LHP Cody Stull. You’ll find both teams’ playoff schedules as well as links to their complete playoff rosters below…

 

Pacific Coast League American Conference Finals

Wednesday, Sept. 7 – Nashville (Jesse Hahn 1-7, 4.32) @ Oklahoma City (Scott Kazmir 0-0, 0.00)

Thursday, Sept. 8 – Nashville (Dillon Overton 2-6, 4.53) @ Oklahoma City (Logan Bawcom 6-5, 1.92)

Friday, Sept. 9 – Oklahoma City (Chase De Jong 1-0, 1.69) @ Nashville (Daniel Gossett 1-0, 1.98)

Saturday, Sept. 10 – Oklahoma City (Lisalverto Bonilla 4-5, 4.28) @ Nashville (Donn Roach 0-0, 0.00)

Sunday, Sept. 11 – Oklahoma City (Alfredo Figaro 1-0, 1.89) @ Nashville (TBD)

Nashville Sounds Playoff Roster

 

Texas League South Division Championship Series

Wednesday, Sept. 7 – Midland (Joel Seddon 9-9, 4.40) @ Corpus Christi (Francis Martes 9-6, 3.30)

Thursday, Sept. 8 – Midland (Corey Walter 3-2, 2.15) @ Corpus Christi (Trent Thornton 3-1, 2.35)

Friday, Sept. 9 – Corpus Christi (Rogelio Armenteros 2-0, 1.96) @ Midland (Ben Bracewell 8-3, 2.14)

Saturday, Sept. 10 – Corpus Christi @ Midland (TBD)

Sunday, Sept. 11 – Corpus Christi @ Midland (TBD)

Midland RockHounds Playoff Roster

 

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Monday, September 5th: Nogowski Drives in Game-Winner to Earn the Win for Stockton while Beloit & Vermont Are Victorious in Season Finales

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter-Pitcher John Nogowski (3 for 6 / Double / GWRBI - 1 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 1 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter-Pitcher John Nogowski (3 for 6 / Double / GWRBI – 1 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 1 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  10

Stockton Ports    11

WP – Nogowski 2-0 / 3.00

HR – Iriart (6)

Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter – Pitcher John Nogowski

(3 for 6 / Double / GWRBI – 1 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 1 K / Win)

John Nogowski accomplished something fairly rare in Stockton’s season finale on Monday night. He drove in the winning run to make himself the winning pitcher for the Ports. Nogowski threw a scoreless frame in the top of the 12th inning, then came up with two outs and two men on in the bottom of the 12th and singled in the winning run to make himself the winning pitcher on Monday. Nogowski had also singled, doubled and scored twice in the game, while first baseman Chris Iriart singled, doubled, homered, walked and drove in 3 runs to help the Ports finish the season on a high note. This year’s 10th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Mitchell Jordan, was charged with 4 runs in 3 innings of work in his first start for Stockton. And with the win, the Ports finished the season with a 60-80 record.

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Sunday, September 4th: Iriart’s 2 HRs Help Ports Prevail while Martin & Paz Lead Hounds to Doubleheader Sweep

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Chris Iriart (2 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Walk / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports First Baseman Chris Iriart (2 for 4 / 2 HRs / Walk / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  2

Stockton Ports    4

WP – Highberger 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Iriart 2 (5)

Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Iriart

(2 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / Walk / 3 RBIs)

First baseman Chris Iriart had a big night at the plate for the Ports on Sunday. The 21-year-old slugger smashed a game-tying home run to lead off the bottom of the 8th inning, and then socked a 2-run shot with two outs in the bottom of the 9th to lead Stockton to a walk-off win on Sunday. Center fielder Justin Higley tripled, doubled and scored Stockton’s first run in the 7th. Starter Brett Graves allowed 2 runs over 4 innings of work, while RHP Joey Wagman threw 3 scoreless frames in relief, and RHP Nick Highberger tossed a scoreless 8th and 9th to notch his 1st win for the Ports. Meanwhile, Stockton RHP Kyle Friedrichs was reassigned to the RockHounds on Sunday.

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Saturday, September 3rd: Chapman Hits 3 HRs in Sounds Loss while Martin’s 5 RBIs Help Hounds Win & Mercedes Plays 9 Spots for Ports

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Third Baseman Matt Chapman (4 for 5 / 3 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Third Baseman Matt Chapman (4 for 5 / 3 HRs / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds       5

New Orleans Zephyrs  6

LP – Castro 2-8 / 5.15

HR – Chapman 3 (7)

Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

(4 for 5 / 3 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

Third baseman Matt Chapman’s home run pace certainly hasn’t slowed down since his promotion to Triple-A and, on Saturday, the 23-year-old slugged 3 home runs for the Sounds. Chapman tagged a 2-run homer in the top of the 1st inning to give his team an early lead, then slammed a solo shot in the 3rd to tie the game, and followed that by drilling another solo drive in the 5th before singling in the 7th. Chapman now has 7 home runs in his first 17 games for the Sounds and a total of 36 on the season. Unfortunately, Chapman’s home run heroics weren’t enough to help his team prevail on Saturday. Starter Angel Castro allowed 6 runs over 4 innings of work to suffer the loss, while LHP Colt Hynes, recently acquired from Cleveland in the Coco Crisp trade, pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings in relief in his Sounds debut. Meanwhile, Nashville RHP Daniel Mengden was recalled by the A’s and LHP Cody Stull was reassigned to the RockHounds on Saturday.

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