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Thursday, April 20th: Barreto Notches 4 Hits for Nashville as All 4 A’s Affiliates Fall

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Franklin Barreto (4 for 4 / Triple / RBI)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Franklin Barreto (4 for 4 / Triple / RBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds          3

Oklahoma City Dodgers  4

LP – Brady 0-1 / 5.91

Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto

(4 for 4 / Triple / RBI)

On a day when all four A’s affiliates fell, Franklin Barreto put together an impressive night at the plate for Nashville, notching 4 hits, including an RBI triple that drove in the tying run for the Sounds. After starting off the season blazing hot, Barreto had fallen into a bit of a slump lately, going 1 for 16 with 9 strikeouts over his previous 4 games. But Barreto’s bat was back in business on Thursday, and the 21-year-old now leads the team in most major offensive categories, including hits, runs, RBIs, total bases and slugging percentage. Mark Canha, getting the start in center field, singled in Barreto for the Sounds’ second run of the game, while second baseman Melvin Mercedes had a pair of singles and a walk and scored twice in the loss. RHP Corey Walter, making his first start for the Sounds, allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, while striking out 6 over 2 2/3 innings of work on Thursday. Barreto’s triple tied the game in the top of the 5th, but RHP Michael Brady surrendered the winning run in the bottom of the 5th to suffer his 1st loss for the Sounds. And with Nashville RHP Cesar Valdez joining Oakland to make the start for the A’s on Thursday night, catcher Bruce Maxwell was optioned back to the Sounds.

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Saturday, April 15th: Butler Leads Beloit to Shutout Victory while Graves Shines in Stockton’s Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Brendan Butler (4 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Brendan Butler (4 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Peoria Chiefs         0

Beloit Snappers  12

WP – Gilbert 2-0 / 4.50

HR – Diaz (3), Mercedes (3), Shelby (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brendan Butler

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

Three pitchers combined to throw a 5-hit shutout for the Snappers on Saturday. Starter Brendan Butler, who threw 4 1/3 no-hit innings in his last appearance, allowed just 2 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 4 shutout frames on Saturday. LHP Will Gilbert then pitched a perfect 5th to pick up the win, while Butler’s tandem-pitching partner, LHP Ty Damron, tossed 4 scoreless innings in relief to earn the save for the Snappers. Third baseman Edwin Diaz had 3 hits, including a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 3rd to put Beloit on the board, and ended up driving in a total of 3 runs on the day. Second baseman Nate Mondou singled, doubled and also drove in 3, while center fielder JaVon Shelby singled, scored twice and slugged a 3-run homer in the 6th, and first baseman Miguel Mercedes smacked a 2-run shot later in the same inning to wrap up the Snappers 12-run outburst on Saturday.

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Monday, April 10th: Walter Helps Pitch Hounds to Victory while Puk Impresses in Ports Debut

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Corey Walter (4 IP/ 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Corey Walter (4 IP/ 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Springfield Cardinals     1

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Walter 1-0 / 1.29

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Corey Walter

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

A number of solid 4-inning performances have been delivered during the first week of the A’s minor league tandem-pitching experiment. And RockHounds RHP Corey Walter delivered one of the best on Monday, tossing 4 near-perfect, no-hit innings to earn the win for Midland. Walter faced the minimum 12 batters over 4 frames. The only base runner reached after being hit by a pitch and was then thrown out trying to steal second in the 4th inning. Starter Brandon Mann threw 3 scoreless innings to start things off and has now failed to allow a run over 7 innings of work so far this season. Designated hitter Melvin Mercedes doubled in 2 runs in the bottom of the 2nd to give the RockHounds an early lead, while catcher Andy Paz had a pair of hits and drove in a run, and first baseman Viosergy Rosa doubled, walked and scored twice to help Midland win on Monday.

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Thursday, April 6th: Mann Pitches Hounds to Victory while Barreto’s Big Hit Isn’t Enough to Help Sounds Prevail in Extras

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brandon Mann (4 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds LHP Brandon Mann (4 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Tulsa Drillers                  1

Midland RockHounds  4

WP – Mann 1-0 / 0.00

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brandon Mann

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

Working on the back end of a tandem start, veteran LHP Brandon Mann was nearly perfect over 4 shutout innings, allowing a single to the first batter he faced in the 4th inning, then retiring the next twelve batters in order without allowing another base runner in his impressive season debut for the RockHounds. And the 32-year-old’s strong effort ended up earning him the victory on opening night in Midland. RHP Corey Walter was the front-end starter in Thursday’s tandem arrangement, allowing just 1 run over 3 innings of work. RHP Sam Bragg held Tulsa scoreless in the 8th, and RHP Jake Sanchez pitched a perfect 9th to pick up the save. First baseman Viosergy Rosa doubled, singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 1st and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the 5th. Right fielder Tyler Marincov drove in the RockHounds’ first run with a sacrifice fly and also walked and singled in the game, while left fielder J.P. Sportman singled, walked, stole a base, scored twice and made an impressive catch in left field to save a potential run in the 4th inning for the RockHounds on Thursday. Meanwhile, the tandem of RHPs James Naile and Grant Holmes are scheduled to take the mound for Midland on Friday.

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Thursday, September 15th: Hounds Drop Game #3 Despite Brandon Mann’s Solid Effort

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brandon Mann (6 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 8 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brandon Mann (6 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 8 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #3

NW Arkansas Naturals   4

Midland RockHounds   0

LP – Mann 0-1 / 1.50

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brandon Mann

(6 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 8 K)

The RockHounds were shut out on just 3 hits to lose Game #3 on Thursday and they now hold a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five Texas League Championship Series with the final two games set to be played in Midland. First baseman Viosergy Rosa collected 2 of the Hounds’ 3 hits while right fielder Tyler Marincov singled and walked twice in the loss. Starter Brandon Mann was solid, allowing just 1 run while striking out 8 over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up suffering the loss on Thursday. LHP Cody Stull surrendered 2 runs in 1 inning of relief, while RHP Kris Hall gave up 1 run in 2 innings for the RockHounds. RHP James Naile is set to take the mound for Midland in Game #4 on Friday.

 

Friday’s Game:

NW Arkansas (RHP Glenn Sparkman) @ Midland (RHP James Naile) – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

 

 

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Saturday, September 10th: Hounds Clinch Divisional Playoff Series while Sounds Fall to Force Decisive Game #5

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brandon Mann (6 1/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brandon Mann (6 1/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #4

Corpus Christi Hooks     2

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Mann 1-0 / 0.00

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brandon Mann

(6 1/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

The RockHounds clinched their third straight Texas League South Division title by earning their third victory in four games over Corpus Christi on Saturday. 32-year-old LHP Brandon Mann turned in an outstanding start, striking out 6 while throwing 6 1/3 shutout innings to earn the win for Midland. RHPs Trey Cochran-Gill and Jake Sanchez each allowed 1 run in relief for the RockHounds. Third baseman Yairo Munoz and left fielder J.P. Sportman each singled twice, doubled and drove in a run, while right fielder Tyler Marincov walked, scored twice and doubled in a run for the RockHounds. Midland will now move on to meet Northwest Arkansas as the team tries to capture its third straight Texas League championship. Midland RockHounds Playoff Roster

(Photo: Cody Stull Twitter)

(Photo: Cody Stull Twitter)

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Monday, September 5th: Nogowski Drives in Game-Winner to Earn the Win for Stockton while Beloit & Vermont Are Victorious in Season Finales

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter-Pitcher John Nogowski (3 for 6 / Double / GWRBI - 1 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 1 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter-Pitcher John Nogowski (3 for 6 / Double / GWRBI – 1 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 1 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  10

Stockton Ports    11

WP – Nogowski 2-0 / 3.00

HR – Iriart (6)

Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter – Pitcher John Nogowski

(3 for 6 / Double / GWRBI – 1 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 1 K / Win)

John Nogowski accomplished something fairly rare in Stockton’s season finale on Monday night. He drove in the winning run to make himself the winning pitcher for the Ports. Nogowski threw a scoreless frame in the top of the 12th inning, then came up with two outs and two men on in the bottom of the 12th and singled in the winning run to make himself the winning pitcher on Monday. Nogowski had also singled, doubled and scored twice in the game, while first baseman Chris Iriart singled, doubled, homered, walked and drove in 3 runs to help the Ports finish the season on a high note. This year’s 10th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Mitchell Jordan, was charged with 4 runs in 3 innings of work in his first start for Stockton. And with the win, the Ports finished the season with a 60-80 record.

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Wednesday, August 31st: Munoz, Marincov & Sportman Homer to Help Hounds Win 4th Straight while Chapman Is Named TX League MVP & AFL Rosters Are Announced

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Yairo Munoz (2 for 3 / Home Run / Double / 2 Walks / 2 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Yairo Munoz (2 for 3 / Home Run / Double / 2 Walks / 2 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions      8

Midland RockHounds  11

WP – Mann 3-3 / 4.40

HR – Marincov (10), Munoz (9), Sportman (5)

Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Yairo Munoz

(2 for 3 / Home Run / Double / 2 Walks / 2 RBIs)

Shortstop Yairo Munoz homered for the second straight day and reached base 4 times to help the RockHounds win their fourth straight on Wednesday. Munoz tagged a 2-run homer in the 1st inning to give the Hounds an early lead they would never relinquish. The 21-year-old also doubled and drew a pair of walks in the game. Left fielder J.P. Sportman homered, doubled and drove in 3 runs, while right fielder Tyler Marincov singled, homered, walked twice and drove in 2, and second baseman Max Schrock singled twice and drove in a pair in his Double-A debut. Starter Brandon Mann allowed 3 runs and struck out 10 over 6 innings of work to earn the win, while RHP Jake Sanchez tossed a scoreless 9th to notch his 8th save on Wednesday. Along with Schrock, RHP James Naile was also promoted to Midland from the Ports on Wednesday, while shortstop Franklin Barreto and RHP Chris Jensen were both reassigned from the RockHounds to the Sounds. Barreto, catcher Beau Taylor and third baseman Matt Chapman were all named to the Texas League Postseason All-Star Team on Wednesday. Chapman was also named the Texas League Player of the Year, and Midland manager Ryan Christenson was named the Texas League Manager of the Year. And after clinching a playoff berth for the third straight season on Tuesday, the Hounds are now set to begin postseason play on Wednesday, September 7 at Corpus Christi.

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Friday, August 26th: Cotton Earns Win & McBride Delivers Big Blow to Help Sounds Clinch Division Title while Murray Leads Snappers to Shutout Victory

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

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

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds   5

Memphis Redbirds   3

WP – Cotton 11-6 / 4.50

HR – McBride (7), Rodriguez (5)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Jharel Cotton

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

RHP Jharel Cotton turned in a strong start for the Sounds, allowing 2 runs over 7 innings of work to earn the win as Nashville clinched the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division title on Friday. And the team’s 78-56 record is currently the best in the PCL. After Cotton exited with a 3-run lead, RHP Eduard Santos pitched a perfect 8th. RHP Bobby Wahl then came on to close things out. He made things close by surrendering a run while also putting the tying run on base, but he managed to escape the jam to notch his 4th save for Nashville. Catcher Matt McBride had the big blow, belting a 3-run homer in the 4th inning to give the Sounds the lead. Shortstop Josh Rodriguez added a solo shot in the 5th, while second baseman Joey Wendle singled and doubled, and designated hitter Renato Nunez singled in a run in the win. The team’s last regular season game will be against New Orleans on Monday, September 5, with the Pacific Coast League playoffs set to begin on Wednesday, September 7. And in roster news, LHP Cody Stull, who posted a 1.46 ERA in 36 relief appearances for Stockton this season, was reassigned to the Sounds on Friday.

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The division-winning Nashville Sounds

The division-winning Nashville Sounds (photo:milb.com)

Saturday, August 20th: Hounds Win Behind Bennie’s Big Bat while Brugman Leads Sounds to Victory & Puk Is Impressive for Vermont

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Joe Bennie (2 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Joe Bennie (2 for 4 / 2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Springfield Cardinals       3

Midland RockHounds  11

WP – Mann 2-2 / 4.57

HR – Bennie 2 (2)

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Joe Bennie

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

After going 4 for 34 in his first 9 games since his promotion to Double-A, right fielder Joe Bennie had a big night at the plate on Saturday, belting a pair of home runs and driving in 4 runs for the RockHounds. With the game tied in the bottom of the 5th inning, Bennie blasted a solo shot to give the Hounds the lead and he then added a 3-run drive in Midland’s 9-run 8th. Left fielder J.P. Sportman had 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs for the RockHounds, while LHP Brandon Mann delivered an outstanding start on Saturday, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings of work to earn his 2nd win for Midland.

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