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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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Monday, June 8th: Arnold Leon & Chris Bassitt Both Take Losses as Sounds Drop a Pair while Raul Alcantara Returns to Action in Stockton Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (3 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (3 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

GAME #1

Nashville Sounds       3

New Orleans Zephyrs  4

LP – Leon 0-3 / 3.93

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Kent Matthes

(3 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

In the completion of a game suspended on April 27 due to rain, the Sounds were undone by a 4-run 7th inning and ended up suffering a 4-3 loss on Monday. RHP Arnold Leon started the game in April by throwing 3 2/3 shutout innings and picked up right where he left off on Monday by tossing 3 more scoreless innings before loading the bases with two outs in the bottom of the 7th. RHP Dan Otero was then summoned to make his debut for the Sounds and promptly surrendered three straight singles to bring home 4 runs. Leon ended up being charged with 3 runs in 6 2/3 innings to take the loss, while Otero was charged with 1 run on 5 hits in just 1 1/3 innings of relief. Outfielder Kent Matthes collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 2 of Nashville’s 3 runs, while second baseman Joey Wendle drove in the Sounds’ only other run, and shortstop Niuman Romero and outfielder Jason Pridie had a pair of hits apiece in the loss.

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Wednesday, June 3rd: Chris Bassitt K’s 11 in Sounds Win while Renato Nunez & Yairo Munoz Drive in Winning Runs for Hounds & Snappers

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Chris Bassitt (6 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 11 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds RHP Chris Bassitt (6 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 11 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Salt Lake Bees        1

Nashville Sounds  5

WP – Paterson 2-2 / 6.14

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Bassitt

(6 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 11 K)

RHP Chris Bassitt turned in his most impressive start this season for the Sounds, allowing just 1 unearned run on 5 hits while walking none and striking out 11 over 6 innings of work on Wednesday. And over his last two starts, Bassitt has now allowed just 1 earned run in 11 2/3 innings for Nashville. But the Sounds failed to score until the 7th inning, when shortstop Ryan Roberts singled in a pair of runs to give Nashville the lead. Third baseman Matt Carson doubled in a run in the 9th, while outfielder Kent Matthes singled, tripled and walked, and second baseman Joey Wendle had a pair of singles and drove in a run for the Sounds. LHP Jose Paterson tossed a scoreless 7th to pick up his 1st win for Nashville, while RHP Brock Huntzinger struck out the side in the 8th, and RHP R.J. Alvarez got the final three outs in the 9th to close things out for the Sounds. And with Drew Pomeranz returning from the disabled list for the A’s, RHP Arnold Leon was optioned back to Nashville on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, May 20th: Tyler Marincov Has Big Night in Ports Win while Hounds & Snappers Fall and Arnold Leon, Zach Neal & Chris Lamb Are All on the Move

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (4 for 4 / Home Run)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (4 for 4 / Home Run)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports    8

Bakersfield Blaze  6

WP – Roberts 1-1 / 4.86

HR – Marincov (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(4 for 4 / Home Run)

In his first at-bat of the night in the top of the 2nd, with Stockton down by a run, outfielder Tyler Marincov slugged his 4th home run to tie the game for the Ports. Marincov had a big night at the plate, collecting 4 hits and scoring 3 times for Stockton. Third baseman Matt Chapman and catcher Nick Rickles both singled, doubled and drove in a pair, and Ben Zobrist went 1 for 3 while playing left field and batting third in his second rehab appearance with Stockton. Starter Joel Seddon allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 5 innings of work, while RHPs Sam Roberts and Brendan McCurry both allowed 1 run in 2 innings of relief, with Roberts picking up his 1st win and McCurry posting his 4th save for the Ports.

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Friday, May 15th: Jake Sanchez Shuts Down San Antonio as Hounds Win 7th Straight while Matt Chapman Homers Again in Ports Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Jake Sanchez (7 IP / 8 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Jake Sanchez (7 IP / 8 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions    0

Midland RockHounds  4

WP – Sanchez 3-2 / 5.87

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jake Sanchez

(7 IP / 8 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K / Win)

RHP Jake Sanchez turned in his best start yet for Midland, tossing 7 shutout innings to earn his 3rd win as the RockHounds extended their winning streak to seven on Friday. RHPs Ryan Dull and Bobby Wahl both contributed 1 scoreless inning in the shutout, and Hounds hurlers have now held their opponents scoreless for the last 16 innings. Catcher Carson Blair and left fielder Jaycob Brugman each had a pair of hits and drove in a run, while right fielder Josh Whitaker singled and doubled and has now hit safely in five straight games.

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Saturday, May 9th: Wade Kirkland’s Grand Slam Highlights Hounds’ 23-Run Outburst while Arnold Leon’s Solid Start Can’t Save Sounds from Shutout

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Wade Kirkland (Grand Slam / Triple / 7 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Wade Kirkland (Grand Slam / Triple / 7 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders         8

Midland RockHounds  23

WP – Sanchez 2-2 / 7.18

HR – Blair (2), Kirkland (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Wade Kirkland

(Grand Slam / Triple / 7 RBIs)

After averaging slightly less than 2 runs per game in their past 7 contests, the RockHounds exploded for 23 runs against Frisco on Saturday night. Shortstop Wade Kirkland helped get things off to a good start by slugging a grand slam in the 1st. Kirkland then tripled in 2 runs in the 2nd and singled in another run in the 3rd. Third baseman Ryon Healy collected 5 hits, including a double, and drove in 2, while outfielder Chad Oberacker had 3 doubles and a single and drove in a pair. Designated hitter Carson Blair homered, doubled and drove in 3, and first baseman Matt Olson and outfielder Jaycob Brugman both had 3 hits for the Hounds. Starter Jake Sanchez allowed 4 runs over 5 innings of work to pick up his 2nd win for Mildand.

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Monday, May 4th: Jaycob Brugman Brings in Winning Run in 11th for Hounds while Nate Freiman & Renato Nunez Return to Action for Sounds & Hounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (Triple / Double / GWRBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (Triple / Double / GWRBI)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  4

San Antonio Missions    3

WP – Doolittle 1-0 / 6.75

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(Triple / Double / GWRBI)

With one on, one out and the game tied in the top of the 11th, outfielder Jaycob Brugman provided the big hit by tripling in the winning run for the RockHounds and snapping Midland’s 4-game losing streak on Monday. Brugman also doubled earlier in the game, while first baseman Ryon Healy doubled in the 11th and came across to score the winning run. Outfielder Chad Oberacker had a pair of singles and a walk, and third baseman Renato Nunez returned to action after battling nagging injuries this spring and went 0 for 3 with a pair of walks and made a throwing error at third in his season debut for Midland. Starter Jake Sanchez allowed 3 runs over 5 innings of work, while RHPs Bobby Wahl, Ryan Dull and Ryan Doolittle each tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, with Doolittle picking up his 1st win for the RockHounds.

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A’s Farm Report for Week of April 27-May 3: Pitching Prospects in the Spotlight

LHP Dillon Overton

LHP Dillon Overton

With lots of pitchers on the move in the A’s system last week, it might be a good time to take a quick look at the pitching staffs of all four of the A’s affiliates. The pitching depth is definitely not what it’s been in past years. In pre-season prospect polls, Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin and Dillon Overton were the most common names to top the lists of the A’s pitching prospects. Graveman opened the season with the A’s before being sent to Nashville, while Nolin has been injured but just recently joined the Sounds to begin a rehab assignment, and Overton has been pitching well so far for Stockton. 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 hurlers have been doing below. This weekly minor league report by Athletics Farm originally appeared on Athletics Nation

 

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Thursday, April 23rd: Yairo Munoz Hits Game-Winning HR in Snappers’ Win while Jarrod Parker Loses Rehab Start for Stockton and Chris Bassitt Joins A’s

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Shortstop Yairo Munoz (2 for 4 / Home Run / GWRBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Shortstop Yairo Munoz (2 for 4 / Home Run / GWRBI)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Burlington Bees    2

Beloit Snappers  3

WP – Stull 1-0 / 2.84

HR – Munoz (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Yairo Munoz

(2 for 4 / Home Run / GWRBI)

With the game tied in the bottom of the 8th in Beloit, shortstop Yairo Munoz stepped to the plate and led off the inning with a game-winning home run for the Snappers. Munoz also singled in the game. Right fielder Robert Martinez collected 3 hits, including a double, while center fielder Brett Vertigan singled, doubled and drove in a run. Starter Junior Mendez turned in a solid outing, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, over 5 innings of work. LHP Mike Fagan pitched 2 perfect innings in relief, while LHP Cody Stull tossed a scoreless 8th to pick up his 1st win, and RHP Trevor Bayless got the final three outs to earn his 2nd save for the Snappers.

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