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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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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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Friday, April 17th: Max Muncy Helps Nashville Win Home Opener in Extras while Beloit Snaps 7-Game Skid & Midland Falls Despite Chad Pinder’s 3rd HR

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds First Baseman Max Muncy (Double / GWRBI / 2 Walks)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds First Baseman Max Muncy (Double / GWRBI / 2 Walks)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  2

Nashville Sounds              3

WP – Cook 2-0 / 0.00

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Muncy

(Double / GWRBI / 2 Walks)

Nashville first baseman Max Muncy had the biggest hit of the night on Friday when he doubled home outfielder Billy Burns in the bottom of the 10th to give the Sounds the walk-off win in their home opener, which also happened to be the inaugural game at the brand new First Tennessee Park in Nashville. Muncy also walked twice and scored the tying run earlier in the game. Burns had a pair of singles and is now 16 for 38 on the season, putting him third in the league in hits. Starter Arnold Leon allowed 2 runs while striking out 7 but exited after throwing 87 pitches in just 4 innings. Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte followed up with 3 shutout innings, while RHP Chad Smith tossed 2 scoreless frames, and RHP Ryan Cook pitched a perfect 10th to earn his 2nd win for the Sounds.

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Sunday, April 12th: Joey Wendle’s 2 HRs Help Sounds Win while Hounds, Ports & Snappers All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds              16

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  11

WP – Venditte 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Wendle 2 (2), Parrino (1), Matthes (1), Anderson (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joey Wendle

(2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

Nashville exploded for 16 runs at Colorado Springs on Sunday. Second baseman Joey Wendle belted 2 home runs, a 3-run shot in the 6th and a solo shot in the 8th, while shortstop Andy Parrino, catcher Bryan Anderson and designated hitter Kent Matthes all homered as well. Third baseman Alden Carrithers reached based 5 times on 4 hits and a walk, and outfielder Anthony Aliotti had 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in 5 runs for the Sounds. Starter Arnold Leon allowed 5 runs over 4 1/3 innings of work, while switch-pitcher Pat Venditte picked up the win in relief. With outfielder Josh Reddick returning to action with Oakland, the A’s optioned infielder Tyler Ladendorf to Nashville.

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A’s Trade Triple-A RHP Matt Buschmann to Tampa Bay to Make Way for Possible Addition of Barry Zito to Nashville Rotation

Could Barry Zito be Nashville bound?

Could Barry Zito be Nashville bound?

The A’s traded Triple-A RHP Matt Buschmann to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash on Thursday. We’€™ve also learned that, though no final decision has been made yet, the A’€™s front office thinks it’s likely that non-roster pitcher Barry Zito will agree to join the Triple-A Nashville Sounds to start the season. And if that is indeed the case, then the Buschmann deal would serve to open up a spot in Nashville’s starting rotation for Zito.

If Zito does agree to accept the Triple-A assignment, then the Sounds would open the season with a starting staff consisting of LHPs Zito, Brad Mills and Rudy Owens as well as RHPs Chris Bassitt and Arnold Leon. The team’s bullpen would likely include 8 of the following 10 relievers: Ryan Cook, Eury De La Rosa, Fernando Rodriguez, Pat Venditte, Brock Huntzinger, Kevin Whelan, Ryan Verdugo, Jim Fuller, Chad Smith and Angel Castro.

In other news, the A’€™s released three more minor leaguers on Thursday. Outfielder Zeke DeVoss and RHPs Tyler Vail and Joseph Michaud were all given their releases. They join hurlers Paul Smyth, Murphy Smith, Drew Granier, Deck McGuire, Brandon “€œBranch”€ Kloess and Dakota Freese, as well as first baseman Ryan Huck, who were all released earlier this week.

DeVoss was a light-hitting 24-year-old outfielder who’€™s appeared in just two dozen games above Class-A in his career and played primarily at Stockton last season. The 23-year-old Michaud was drafted in the 33rd round in 2013 and looked good at Vermont early last season but had a tough time after being promoted to Beloit. Also 23, Vail has mostly struggled since being selected by the A’€™s in the 5th round of the 2010 draft. He posted a career 4.56 ERA over 290 innings in the A’s minor league system.

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