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Friday, May 22nd: Chad Pinder’s Grand Slam Highlights His 4-Hit Night for Hounds while Ben Zobrist & Sean Doolittle Make Successful Rehab Appearances for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / Grand Slam)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / Grand Slam)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds   8

Corpus Christi Hooks    12

LP – Jensen 3-3 / 5.55

HR – Pinder (6), Walsh (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Chad Pinder

(4 for 5 / Grand Slam)

Despite falling to Corpus Christi 12-8 on Friday, the RockHounds got a huge night from shortstop Chad Pinder. The 23-year-old collected 4 hits, including a grand slam in the 4th inning. Pinder is now hitting .500 over his last 6 games, and his 6 home runs tie him for the team lead with top prospect Matt Olson. Second baseman Colin Walsh doubled and hit his 4th home run, while first baseman Ryon Healy had 3 hits, including a double, and catcher Bruce Maxwell, left fielder Jaycob Brugman, and right fielder Matt Olson had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds. RHP Chris Jensen had one of his roughest starts since joining the A’s system from the Rockies, along with Drew Pomeranz, in the Brett Anderson trade. In just 3 innings of work on Friday, Jensen allowed 10 runs on 8 hits, including 4 home runs – one more than the total of 3 that he allowed in 160 1/3 innings last season – to take the loss.

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Thursday, May 21st: Jose Brizuela & Ryon Healy Homer to Help Snappers & Hounds Win while Barry Zito Takes 4th Loss for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Third Baseman Jose Brizuela (2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Third Baseman Jose Brizuela (2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Kane County Cougars  5

Beloit Snappers          6

WP – Gossett 2-4 / 4.50

HR – Pimentel (5), Brizuela (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jose Brizuela

(2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

With a man on and his team down by two runs in the bottom of the 4th on Thursday, third baseman Jose Brizuela slugged a 2-run homer to tie the game for the Snappers. Brizuela also singled, walked and stole a base in the game. First baseman Sandber Pimentel belted his 5th home run to put Beloit on the board in the 2nd, while outfielder Max Kuhn doubled in a pair of runs in the 3rd, and catcher Jose Chavez doubled and came around to score the decisive run on second baseman Edwin Diaz’s sacrifice fly in the 4th. Starter Daniel Gossett allowed 5 runs, 3 earned, over 5 innings of work to post his 2nd win, while LHP Jerad Grundy tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, and LHP Jose Torres got the final four outs to earn his 3rd save for the Snappers.

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A’s Farm Report for Week of May 11-17: Relievers in the Spotlight

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte

 

With all the issues in the A’s bullpen weighing on everyone’s mind lately, it seems like a good time to take a look at how some of the organization’s top minor league relievers have been doing so far this season. You can always check out the latest A’s affiliate rosters here – Rosters. And you can catch up on how the A’s top minor league relievers have been doing below. This weekly minor league report by Athletics Farm originally appeared on Athletics Nation

 

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Saturday, May 16th: Dillon Overton Pitches Ports to Victory while Sounds Fall in 18-Inning Marathon

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Dillon Overton (5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Dillon Overton (5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts     3

Stockton Ports  6

WP – Overton 1-0 / 2.08

HR – Taylor (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

(5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

LHP Dillon Overton had one of his best starts yet for Stockton on Saturday as he continues his road back from Tommy John surgery. The A’s 2nd-round draft pick in 2013 allowed just 1 run on 4 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 5 innings of work to lower his ERA to 2.08 and earn his 1st win of the season after receiving a no-decision in each of his first 6 starts for the Ports. RHPs Corey Walter and Ben Bracewell both allowed 1 run in 2 innings of relief for Stockton. Catcher Beau Taylor had a big night at the plate, hitting a 2-run homer to put the Ports on the board in the 2nd and doubling in another run in the 4th, while first baseman Michael Soto singled in 2 runs in the 3rd, and outfielder Brett Vertigan and third baseman Melvin Mercedes had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports.

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A’s Farm Report for Week of May 4-10: Hitting Prospects in the Spotlight

1B Matt Olson

1B Matt Olson

 

With two of the A’s top hitting prospects – third basemen Renato Nunez and Matt Chapman – both returning to action and making their season debuts this week, it seems like a good time to take a look at how some of the organization’s top hitting prospects have been doing now that we’re a month into the minor league season. You can always check out the latest A’s affiliate rosters here – Rosters. And you can catch up on how the A’s top minor league hitters have been doing below. This weekly minor league report by Athletics Farm originally appeared on Athletics Nation

 

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Sunday, May 10th: Barry Zito Tosses 7 Shutout Innings to Earn 1st Win for Sounds while Zach Neal & Dillon Overton Are Solid in Hounds & Ports Victories

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds LHP Barry Zito (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Round Rock Express  0

Nashville Sounds      7

WP – Zito 1-3 / 4.70

HR – Parrino (4), Pridie (4), Matthes (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Barry Zito

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

LHP Barry Zito turned in his best start so far this season for the Sounds on Sunday, striking out 5 over 7 shutout innings to earn his 1st win for Nashville. RHP Seth Frankoff threw 2 scoreless frames to close things out for the Sounds. Right fielder Kent Matthes homered, doubled and drove in 3, while shortstop Andy Parrino and left fielder Jason Pridie both singled, walked and homered, and center fielder Craig Gentry singled in a run and walked for Nashville. Rehabbing outfielder Josh Hamilton went 1 for 3 in his debut for Round Rock, while former A’s farmhand Michael Choice went 0 for 2 with a walk versus Zito.

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Friday, May 8th: Andy Parrino Comes up Big in Sounds Victory as Jarrod Parker Exits with Arm Injury and Colin Walsh Helps Hounds Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Andy Parrino (Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Andy Parrino (Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Round Rock Express  6

Nashville Sounds      8

WP – Parker 1-0 / 6.30

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Andy Parrino

(Double / 2 RBIs)

With the bases loaded and Nashville down by a run in the bottom of the 4th, shortstop Andy Parrino doubled home a pair of runners to provide the Sounds with the go-ahead run, and they would never look back on Friday. Third baseman Ryan Roberts and outfielders Kent Matthes and Jason Pridie each had a pair of hits and drove in a run, while second baseman Joey Wendle doubled in Nashville’s first run of the game, and outfielder Craig Gentry singled, walked twice, scored twice and stole a base for the Sounds. But it was rehabbing RHP Jarrod Parker who provided the biggest drama of the night. With two outs in the top of the 6th, Parker unleashed a very wild pitch and immediately collapsed on the field while gripping his surgically-repaired right arm and writhing in pain. He eventually walked off the field in the company of the training staff. No further reports were available on his condition after the game, but it’s definitely not the kind of development that anyone wanted to see in Parker’s return from Tommy John surgery. Parker actually ended up earning the win after allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, on 10 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3 in 5 2/3 innings of work, and RHP Ryan Cook picked up his 2nd save with a scoreless 9th. In other news, the A’s promoted RHP Angel Castro to the major league roster and returned RHP R.J. Alvarez to Nashville. The team also designated outfielder Alex Hassan for assignment once again and acquired outfielder Matt Carson from the Dodgers for cash and assigned him to Nashville. And recent Sounds RHP Chad Smith, who had been designated for assignment, was dealt to the Angels for cash.

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Friday, May 1st: Beloit Wins behind Max Kuhn’s Big Bat while Lou Trivino Pitches Ports to Victory and Kendall Graveman Drops 1st Start for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Max Kuhn (Triple / Double / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Max Kuhn (Triple / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers        10

Kane County Cougars  8

WP – Torres 2-1 / 2.08

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Kuhn

(Triple / Double / 4 RBIs)

With two on, two outs and the game tied in the top of the 9th, first baseman Max Kuhn doubled to drive in both runners and provide the Snappers with the margin of victory on Friday. Kuhn also tripled in 2 runs in the 2nd, while shortstop Yairo Munoz singled, doubled and drove in a pair, and outfielder Brett Vertigan doubled, walked twice, drove in a run and stole a base for Beloit. Starter Brett Graves had a rough outing, allowing 7 runs, 6 earned, on 8 hits over 3 1/3 innings of work, while RHP Carlos Navas tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief. LHP Jerad Grundy threw 2 shutout frames, and LHP Jose Torres gave up 1 run in 2 innings of work to pick up his 2nd win for the Snappers. In other news, RHP Rob Huber was placed on the temporarily inactive list and RHP Tyler Hollstegge was reassigned from Stockton to the Snappers.

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Wednesday, April 22nd: Michael Soto’s HR Helps Stockton Win while Nate Long Loses Nashville Debut and Arnold Leon Joins A’s

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Michael Soto (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Michael Soto (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  6

Stockton Ports    8

WP – Joseph 2-0 / 1.74

HR – Soto (2), Taylor (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Michael Soto

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

With two on and two outs in the bottom of the 1st inning, third baseman Michael Soto slugged a 3-run homer to give Stockton an early lead on Wednesday. Designated hitter Beau Taylor followed up with a solo shot of his own in the 1st. First baseman John Nogowski walked and singled in outfielder J.P. Sportman, who’d tripled to lead off the 7th, while shortstop Branden Cogswell singled, walked twice and scored twice in the win. Starter Kyle Finnegan was charged with 4 runs on 5 hits and 5 walks over 4 1/3 innings of work, while RHP Jonathan Joseph gave up 1 run 2 2/3 innings of relief to pick up his 2nd win, and RHP Andres Avila got the final four outs to earn his 1st save for Stockton.

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Monday, April 13th: Tyler Marincov Drives in 5 in Ports’ Victory while Hounds Come Up Short Despite Matt Olson’s Big Day

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 4 / Triple / 5 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 4 / Triple / 5 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports       13

Lancaster JetHawks  4

WP – Trivino 1-0 / 5.06

HR – Higley (1), Sportman (1), Barreto (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(3 for 4 / Triple / 5 RBIs)

After scoring just 8 runs over their first 4 games, the Ports managed to push 13 runs across the plate on Monday. Outfielder Tyler Marincov had 3 hits, including a triple, and drove in 5 runs, including 4 of Stockton’s first 6 runs to help build the Ports’ lead. J.P. Sportman, getting the start at second base, homered, had a pair of singles and drove in 3, while first baseman John Nogowski collected 4 hits, including a double. Third baseman Michael Soto reached base 4 times on a double, a pair of singles and a walk, and shortstop Franklin Barreto and outfielder Justin Higley both hit their 1st home runs for the Ports. Starter Lou Trivino was in command early on, allowing just 1 unearned run through the first 5 innings. He was charged with 3 runs in the 6th though, but was still able to walk away with the win in his debut for Stockton.

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