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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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Sunday, August 2nd: Joe Bennie’s 2 HRs Help Snappers Snap 7-Game Skid while 3-Run HRs by Ryon Healy & Brent Morel Aren’t Enough to Help Hounds & Sounds Prevail

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Joe Bennie (4 for 5 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Joe Bennie (4 for 5 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Peoria Chiefs        6

Beloit Snappers  8

WP – Stull 3-3 / 4.89

HR – Bennie 2 (6), Higley (6), Akau (2), Santana (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Joe Bennie

(4 for 5 / 2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

The Snappers used 5 home runs to snap their seven-game losing streak on Sunday. Left fielder Joe Bennie had a big day at the plate for Beloit, collecting 4 hits, including a pair of home runs, while driving in 3. Center fielder Justin Higley, catcher Iolana Akau and second baseman Gabriel Santana also homered for the Snappers. Starter Junior Mendez allowed 5 runs over 4 2/3 innings of work, while LHP Cody Stull tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to earn the win, and RHP Carlos Navas got the final out in the 9th to notch his 2nd save.

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Thursday, July 30th: Brad Mills Is Solid Again in Sounds Loss as Brent Morel Joins Nashville, Dayan Viciedo Is Released and All Six A’s Affiliates Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Brad Mills (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Brad Mills (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Iowa Cubs               5

Nashville Sounds  4

LP – Coke 0-2 / 11.37

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brad Mills

(7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

LHP Brad Mills turned in his third straight quality start for the Sounds, allowing just 1 run while striking out 5 over 7 innings of work, and he left the game with a 2-run lead on Thursday. But RHP Brock Huntzinger gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, in the 8th inning to allow Iowa to tie the game. And it remained tied until the top of the 12th, when LHP Phil Coke surrendered 2 runs to suffer his 2nd loss for the Sounds. First baseman Nate Frieman collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run, while outfielder Jason Pridie drew 3 walks and singled in a run, and Nashville’s new third baseman, Brent Morel, singled and doubled in a run for the Sounds. The A’s signed Morel, a former 3rd-round draft pick for the White Sox who’s appeared in 220 major league games, to a minor league contract after he was given his release by the Pirates earlier in the week. In order to make room for him on the Sounds roster, the A’s released another recent minor league free agent signee, Dayan Viciedo, who struggled at Nashville, posting a .221/.282/.336 slash line in just 30 games for the Sounds.

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Wednesday, July 29th: Ryon Healy’s 5 Hits Help Hounds Win 5th Straight while Matt Chapman Hits 22nd HR in Ports Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Ryon Healy (5 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Ryon Healy (5 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  5

Frisco RoughRiders       4

WP – Sanchez 8-7 / 5.02

HR – Healy (7)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Ryon Healy

(5 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

Third baseman Ryon Healy had a big night at the plate for the RockHounds on Wednesday, collecting 5 hits, including his 7th home run, while driving in 3 runs to help the Hounds win their fifth straight. And it was the second time this season that Healy’s had a 5-hit game. Second baseman Colin Walsh had 3 hits, including a double, to run his hitting streak to 17 games, while right fielder Matt Olson and designated hitter Rangel Ravelo each singled in a run in the 1st for the RockHounds. Starter Jake Sanchez was solid, allowing just 2 unearned runs while striking out 6 over 6 innings of work to earn his 8th win on Wednesday. RHP Brendan McCurry pitched 2 perfect innings in his first appearance for Midland, and RHP Seth Frankoff picked up his 6th save despite giving up 2 runs in the 9th for the RockHounds. Meanwhile, recently-acquired LHP Sean Manaea has joined the team and should soon be officially added to the RockHounds roster.

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Tuesday, July 28th: Parker Frazier Earns 3rd Straight Win for Hounds while Coco Crisp Hits 2 HRs in Rehab Appearance for Stockton

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

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Parker Frazier (6 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  6

Frisco RoughRiders       1

WP – Frazier 3-0 / 0.34

HR – Rickles (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Parker Frazier

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

RHP Parker Frazier, who was acquired from the Arizona organization earlier in the month, turned in his third straight quality start on Tuesday, allowing just 1 unearned run while striking out 5 over 6 innings of work to earn his 3rd win for Midland. And Frazier has now failed to allow an earned run in 20 2/3 innings over his last 3 starts for the RockHounds. Catcher Nick Rickles singled and slugged a 2-run homer, while first baseman Rangel Ravelo singled, doubled and drove in a pair, and outfielder Chad Oberacker collected 2 hits and 2 walks, stole 2 bases and scored 3 times in the win. Meanwhile, Midland’s saves leader, RHP Ryan Dull, was promoted to Nashville and Stockton’s saves leader, RHP Brendan McCurry, was reassigned to the RockHounds.

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Sunday, July 26th: Matt Olson’s HR Helps Hounds Win while Matt Chapman Hits 21st HR in Ports Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Matt Olson (Home Run / Double)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Matt Olson (Home Run / Double)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions    5

Midland RockHounds  6

WP – Jensen 6-9 / 5.68

HR – Olson (10)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Matt Olson

(Home Run / Double)

A’s top prospect Matt Olson started off the season hot, hitting 6 home runs in 20 games in April. He cooled off considerably in May and June though, hitting just 1 home run in each month. But Olson’s been getting his power stroke back lately. He hit his second home run in Midland’s 4-game series with San Antonio on Sunday and also collected his 8th double of the month in the game. Second baseman Colin Walsh had 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, while first baseman Rangel Ravelo had 2 hits and a walk and drove in the go-ahead run for the RockHounds. Starter Chris Jensen allowed 4 runs over 7 innings of work to earn his 6th win, while RHP Ryan Doolittle got the final six outs to post his 1st save for Midland.

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Saturday, July 25th: Chad Pinder’s 4 Hits & 5 RBIs Help Hounds Win while Matt Chapman Hits 20th HR & Daniel Mengden Impresses in Ports Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 5 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / HR / Double / 5 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions    1

Midland RockHounds  9

WP – Overton 3-1 / 3.96

HR – Pinder (10)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Chad Pinder

(4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 5 RBIs)

Shortstop Chad Pinder continued his hot hitting of late, collecting 4 hits, including his 10th home run and his 24th double, while driving in 5 runs for the RockHounds on Saturday. Pinder ran his hitting streak to 18 games, matching the longest in the Texas League this season, raised his team-leading batting average to .319 and took over the Texas League RBI lead with 60. Outfielder Chad Oberacker and first baseman Rangel Ravelo both had a pair of singles and a double, and designated hitter Renato Nunez had 2 hits and a walk and drove in a run for the RockHounds. Starter Dillon Overton was strong, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings of work to earn his 3rd win for Midland.

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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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Tuesday, July 21st: Renato Nunez’s Early HR Helps Hounds Win while Jason Pridie Delivers Decisive Blow in Sounds Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Renato Nunez (Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds DH Renato Nunez (Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  9

Corpus Christi Hooks     7

WP – Duran 1-0 / 1.86

HR – Nunez (14), Pinder (9)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Renato Nunez

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

Designated hitter Renato Nunez delivered a big blow early by belting a 3-run homer in the top of the 1st inning to give the RockHounds an early lead on Tuesday. Nunez later doubled with two outs in the 8th but was left stranded and, over his last 2 games, he’s now gone 5 for 10 with 2 home runs. Shortstop Chad Pinder collected 4 hits, including his 9th home run, while first baseman Rangel Ravelo had 3 hits and drove in a run for the RockHounds. Starter Chris Jensen allowed 7 runs, 4 earned, over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss, while LHP Omar Duran threw 2 shutout frames to earn the win. RHP Seth Frankoff contributed another 1 2/3 scoreless innings, and RHP Tucker Healy got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 3rd save.

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