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Sunday, August 16th: Sean Manaea Throws 6 Scoreless Innings & Matt Olson Hits 14th HR in Hounds’ 5-Hit Shutout while Sean Doolittle Strikes Out the Side in Sounds’ Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Sean Manaea (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds LHP Sean Manaea (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Tulsa Drillers                  0

Midland RockHounds  9

WP – Manaea 3-1 / 2.84

HR – Olson (14)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Manaea

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

LHP Sean Manaea led the RockHounds to their 16th shutout of the season on Sunday. The former 1st-round draft pick scattered 4 hits while striking out 5 over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 3rd win, and two of the recently-acquired lefty’s four starts for Midland have now resulted in shutouts. RHP Kris Hall tossed a scoreless 7th, while RHP Andres Avila pitched a perfect 8th, and RHP Jonathan Joseph got the the final three outs in the 9th to nail down the 5-hit shutout for the Hounds. Right fielder Matt Olson had a big day at the plate, doubling in a pair in the bottom of the 3rd, hitting a 2-run homer in the 5th and doubling and scoring in the 7th, and Olson now has 31 doubles and 14 home runs on the season. Designated hitter Chad Pinder had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run, while center fielder Jaycob Brugman doubled in a pair. Left fielder Josh Whitaker had a pair of hits and drove in a run, and catcher Beau Taylor walked and doubled in the first run of the game for the RockHounds.

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Friday, August 14th: Cody Martin Throws 7 Strong Innings & Sean Doolittle Makes Rehab Appearance in Sounds Win while Chris Iriart Hits Game-Winning HR for Vermont

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Cody Martin (7 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 3 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Cody Martin (7 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 3 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  9

Iowa Cubs               2

WP – Martin 2-3 / 5.14

HR – Roberts (11)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Cody Martin

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

When he was scratched from his scheduled start for Nashville on Thursday, it was expected that RHP Cody Martin would be making his next start for Oakland on Friday. But the A’s decided to select LHP Brad Mills to make the start at Baltimore. Martin did end up making a start on Friday, not for the A’s at Baltimore, but for the Sounds at Iowa. And Martin turned in a strong start for Nashville, allowing just 2 runs while striking out 6 over 7 innings of work to earn is 2nd win for the Sounds. Rehabbing LHP Sean Doolittle struck out 1 in 1 scoreless inning while throwing 12 pitches, 8 for strikes, and RHP Ryan Dull got the final three outs in the 9th to close out the win for Nashville. First baseman Rangel Ravelo singled and tripled in a pair of runs in the top of the 1st, while second baseman Joey Wendle singled, tripled in a run in the 2nd, doubled in a run in the 9th and scored 3 times. Designated hitter Ryan Roberts walked twice and hit his 11th home run in the top of the 4th, and outfielder Jason Pridie had a pair of hits and drove in 3 runs for the Sounds. With Mills’ promotion to Oakland, RHP Arnold Leon was optioned back to Nashville, RHP Taylor Thompson was designated for assignment, LHP Jim Fuller was activated from the disabled list and RHP Kris Hall was returned to the RockHounds.

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Monday, August 3rd: Jake Sanchez Leads Hounds to Shutout Win while Sounds Stage Comeback Victory & Jacob Nottingham hits 1st HR for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Jake Sanchez (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Jake Sanchez (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders       0

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Sanchez 9-7 / 4.78

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jake Sanchez

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

Starter Jake Sanchez allowed just 3 hits while striking out 4 over 6 shutout innings to earn his 9th win for Midland on Monday. And it was the second straight start in which Sanchez has not allowed an earned run over 6 innings of work for the RockHounds. RHP Tucker Healy tossed a scoreless 7th and RHP Ryan Doolittle got the final six outs to complete the 4-hit shutout for the Hounds. Designated hitter Ryon Healy had 2 hits and 2 walks and drove in 2 runs, while right fielder Matt Olson singled, doubled and drove in a run for the RockHounds. Healy was named the Texas League Player of the Week, while LHP Sean Manaea was named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week. Healy went 12 for 27 with 2 doubles and 2 home runs while driving in 9 runs last week. And Manaea struck out 9 in 7 shutout innings to earn the win in his debut for Midland last week after coming over from Kansas City in the Ben Zobrist trade.

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Friday, July 24th: Max Kuhn, Michael Soto & Chris Iriart All Have Big HRs to Lead Beloit, Stockton & Vermont to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Max Kuhn (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Max Kuhn (HR / 3 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers        13

Cedar Rapids Kernels  7

WP – Johnson 2-5 / 4.38

HR – Kuhn (5)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Max Kuhn

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

Outfielder Max Kuhn singled in the Snappers’ first run of the game in the top of the 1st inning. Then, with one on, one out and the game tied in the top of the 5th, Kuhn clubbed a 2-run homer to give Beloit the lead, and the Snappers would never look back on Friday. Second baseman Tim Proudfoot collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 4, while shortstop Yairo Munoz singled, doubled and drove in a run, and designated hitter Argenis Raga had 2 hits and a walk and drove in a pair for the Snappers. Starter Joey Wagman had a rough outing, allowing 5 runs over just 3 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Kevin Johnson picked up the win despite giving up 1 run in 1 2/3 innings of relief for Beloit.

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Thursday, July 23rd: Parker Frazier Leads Midland to Shutout Win while Franklin Barreto & Dylan Covey Land on DL for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Parker Frazier (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 1 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Parker Frazier (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 1 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions    0

Midland RockHounds  7

WP – Frazier 2-0 / 0.44

HR – Olson (9)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Parker Frazier

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

RHP Parker Frazier, recently acquired from the Arizona organization, allowed just 3 hits over 8 shutout innings to earn the win for the RockHounds on Thursday. And Frazier has now tossed 14 2/3 scoreless innings over his last two starts for Midland. RHP Ryan Doolittle returned from the disabled list to toss a scoreless 9th and complete the 4-hit shutout for the RockHounds. Left fielder Jaycob Brugman had 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in a run, while center fielder Chad Oberacker singled, doubled, tripled and scored twice. Right fielder Matt Olson slugged his 9th home run, his first since June 20, and second baseman Colin Walsh had a pair of doubles to run his league-leading total to 29.

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Friday, July 17th: Parker Frazier Leads Hounds to Shutout Victory while Zach Neal Is Solid in Sounds’ Walk-Off Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Parker Frazier (6 2/3 IP / 7 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 0 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Parker Frazier (6 2/3 IP / 7 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 0 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions    0

Midland RockHounds  2

WP – Frazier 1-0 / 0.73

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Parker Frazier

(6 2/3 IP / 7 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 0 K / Win)

RHP Parker Frazier, recently acquired from the Arizona organization, led the RockHounds’ shutout of San Antonio on Friday. Frazier scattered 7 hits over 6 2/3 shutout innings to earn his 1st win for Midland. Relievers Omar Duran, Tucker Healy and Ryan Dull combined to throw 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, with Dull earning his 11th save for the Hounds. Right fielder Matt Olson singled, doubled and drove in his 40th run of the season for the RockHounds.

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Saturday, July 11th: Jonathan Joseph Leads Hounds to Shutout Victory while Jason Pridie Hits 12th Home Run in Sounds Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Jonathan Joseph (7 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Jonathan Joseph (7 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds   2

NW Arkansas Naturals   0

WP – Joseph 6-3 / 2.45

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jonathan Joseph

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

RHP Jonathan Joseph turned in his second straight strong start on Saturday, allowing 5 hits while striking out 5 over 7 shutout innings to earn his 6th win for the RockHounds. Since reaching the Double-A level for the first time this season, the 27-year-old minor league veteran has been impressive. And in 14 innings over his last 2 starts, Joseph has allowed just 1 earned run. After Joseph exited, RHP Tucker Healy pitched a perfect 8th, and RHP Ryan Dull got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 8th save and complete the 5-hit shutout on Saturday. Outfielder Matt Angle singled, stole a base and scored Midland’s first run in the top of the 1st, while second baseman Colin Walsh singled in a run for the Hounds. And with Matt Olson and Renato Nunez set to participate in the Futures Game, infielder Rangel Ravelo was assigned to Midland on Saturday and went 0 for 3 with a walk in his RockHounds debut.

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Tuesday, July 7th: Chad Oberacker’s Big Bat Helps Hounds Win while Nate Long, Kyle Finnegan & Brett Graves All Have Solid Outings for Sounds, Ports & Snappers

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Chad Oberacker (2 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Chad Oberacker (2 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

NW Arkansas Naturals   8

Midland RockHounds   9

WP – Avila 1-1 / 4.56

HR – Walsh (10)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Chad Oberacker

(2 for 4 / Double / 3 RBIs)

With two on, two outs and the game tied in the bottom of the 5th, outfielder Chad Oberacker singled in a pair of runs to give the RockHounds a 2-run lead on Tuesday night. Oberacker also doubled, walked and drove in another run in the game, while second baseman Colin Walsh hit his 10th home run to lead off the 5th, and catcher Bruce Maxwell, shortstop Chad Pinder and first baseman Matt Olson each had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the RockHounds. After three straight quality starts, RHP Jake Sanchez had a rough outing on Tuesday, allowing 6 runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings, and he left the game with his team down by 3 runs. RHP Andres Avila pitched 2 1/3 perfect innings in relief to earn his 1st win, while RHP Seth Frankoff allowed 2 unearned runs in the 9th, with the help of a fielding error by third baseman Renato Nunez, but held on to pick up his 4th save for the Hounds.

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Friday, June 19th: Matt Chapman’s 9th HR Helps Ports Win 7th Straight while Nate Long Pitches Hounds to Victory & Vermont Drops Season Opener

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

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Matt Chapman (HR / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  5

Stockton Ports    7

WP – Duran 2-0 / 5.27

HR – Chapman (9), Marincov (7), Vertigan (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

With two on, two outs and the game tied in the bottom of the 7th, third baseman Matt Chapman crushed a 3-run homer over the left field fence to provide the Ports with all they would need to win their seventh straight on Friday. Chapman’s 9 home runs now tie him for second-most in the A’s minor league system, even though he’s appeared in just 39 games after getting off to a late start this season due to a knee injury. Center fielder Brett Vertigan belted his 3rd home run in the 1st, while right fielder Tyler Marincov homered for the 7th time this season in the 2nd. Second baseman Melvin Mercedes drew a pair of walks and doubled in 2 runs, including the tying run, in the 7th, while shortstop Franklin Barreto singled and doubled for Stockton. Starter Dylan Covey was solid, allowing just 1 run while striking out 6 over 6 innings of work and left the game with a 1-run lead. But Sam Bragg gave up 3 unearned runs in the top of the 7th with the help of 3 errors by first baseman John Nogowski, catcher Nick Rickles and shortstop Franklin Barreto. LHP Omar Duran picked up the win despite giving up 1 run in 1 1/3 innings of relief, and RHP Ben Bracewell got the final four outs to post his 3rd save for the Ports.

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Friday, June 12th: Sandber Pimentel Slugs 10th HR in Snappers’ Extra-Inning Win while A.J. Griffin Struggles in 1st Rehab Start for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Sandber Pimentel (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Sandber Pimentel (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers              4

Bowling Green Hot Rods  3

WP – Huber 2-3 / 3.09

HR – Pimentel (10), Gilbert (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Sandber Pimentel

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

Although outfielder Justin Higley had the big hit for Beloit with his RBI triple to unlock the tie in the top of the 12th, first baseman Sandber Pimentel accounted for two of the Snappers’ four runs with his 2-run homer in the 1st. It made Pimentel the A’s first minor leaguer to reach 10 home runs this season and put him two ahead of his nearest competitor, Stockton third baseman Matt Chapman, who has 8. Second baseman Trent Gilbert homered in the 3rd and doubled in the 11th, while starter Daniel Gossett allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 5 innings of work and left with the game tied – and the game remained tied until Higley’s triple in the top of the 12th. Relievers Kevin Johnson, Jose Torres and Rob Huber combined to throw 7 scoreless innings, with Huber picking up his 2nd win for the Snappers.

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