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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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Friday, September 16th: RockHounds Clinch Third Straight Texas League Championship

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

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP James Naile (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #4

NW Arkansas Naturals   1

Midland RockHounds   4

WP – Naile 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Rosa (1), Marincov (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher James Naile

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

More great starting pitching enabled the Midland RockHounds to win Game #4 of the best-of-five championship series and clinch their third straight Texas League Championship title on Friday. Starting pitchers Joel Seddon, Corey Walter and Brandon Mann were all solid in the first three games of the series and, on Friday, it was RHP James Naile’s turn. The 23-year-old allowed just 2 hits over 6 shutout innings to earn the win, while RHP Kyle Finnegan was charged with the Naturals’ sole run in relief. RHP Trey Cochran-Gill tossed 2 scoreless innings, and RHP Jake Sanchez pitched a perfect 9th to pick up his 3rd save of the series. First baseman Viosergy Rosa homered in the 2nd inning to give the Hounds an early lead, while right fielder Tyler Marincov homered in the 5th. Center fielder Brett Vertigan doubled in a run, and shortstop Richie Martin, second baseman Max Schrock and third baseman Yairo Munoz had a pair of hits apiece to help the Hounds clinch their third straight championship on Friday.

 

 

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Wednesday, September 14th: Walter Pitches Midland to Victory to Help Hounds Move within 1 Game of Texas League Title

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Corey Walter (5 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 0 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Corey Walter (5 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 0 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #2

Midland RockHounds   6

NW Arkansas Naturals   4

WP – Walter 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Martin (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Corey Walter

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

The RockHounds won their second straight game on Wednesday to go 2-0 in the best-of-five Texas League Championship Series and move within one game of clinching their third straight Texas League title. RHP Corey Walter turned in a solid start, throwing 5 shutout innings to earn the win on Wednesday. RHP Sam Bragg was charged with 3 runs, 2 earned, in just 1/3 of an inning in relief, while RHP Lou Trivino allowed 1 run over 1 1/3 innings. RHP Kyle Finnegan tossed 1 1/3 scoreless frames, and RHP Jake Sanchez struck out the side in the 9th to notch his 2nd save in the series. Shortstop Richie Martin drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the 4th inning and then homered in the 6th. Center fielder Brett Vertigan collected 3 hits, while right fielder Tyler Marincov singled, doubled and scored a run. Designated hitter Andy Paz singled in a pair, and third baseman Yairo Munoz and left fielder J.P. Sportman had a pair of hits apiece and each drove in a run for the RockHounds.

 

Thursday’s Game:

NW Arkansas (RHP Josh Staumont) @ Midland (LHP Brandon Mann) – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

 

 

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Tuesday, September 13th: Marincov Has 3 Hits to Help Hounds Win Game #1 of Texas League Championship Series

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 5 / RBI / Run)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 5 / RBI / Run)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #1

Midland RockHounds   5

NW Arkansas Naturals   4

WP – Seddon 1-0 / 4.50

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(3 for 5 / RBI / Run)

The RockHounds won Game #1 of the best-of-five Texas League Championship Series to move a step closer to clinching their third straight Texas League title on Tuesday. Right fielder Tyler Marincov collected 3 hits, singling and scoring in the 1st inning, then singling in the tying run in the top of the 3rd before singling and being left stranded in the 5th. Second baseman Max Schrock singled, doubled and scored twice, while third baseman Yairo Munoz walked and doubled in a pair of runs, and outfielders J.P. Sportman and Brett Vertigan both singled in runs for the RockHounds. Starter Joel Seddon allowed 3 runs and struck out 6 over 6 innings of work to earn the win, while RHP Trey Cochran-Gill tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Jake Sanchez picked up the save despite giving up 1 run in the 9th for Midland. Before the series, the RockHounds placed RHP Ben Bracewell on the disabled list while adding LHP Evan Manarino to the roster.

 

Wednesday’s Game:

Midland (RHP Corey Walter) @ NW Arkansas (LHP Eric Skoglund) – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

 

 

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Tuesday, August 16th: Hahn Returns to Hill to Help Sounds Win while Chapman, Pinder & Iriart Are All on the Move

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Jesse Hahn (4 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 6 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Jesse Hahn (4 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 6 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Tacoma Rainiers     1

Nashville Sounds  2

WP – Castro 1-7 / 4.91

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Jesse Hahn

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

It was a day filled with lots of intriguing roster news for Nashville fans. But on the field, it was the first chance for Jesse Hahn to return to the mound since he landed on the disabled list after his last start for Oakland. Hahn allowed just 1 run while striking out 6 over 4 innings of work on Tuesday. He left the game with a one-run lead and turned the game over to the Sounds bullpen, which held Tacoma scoreless over the next 5 frames. RHP Angel Castro earned his 1st win of the season, while RHP Tucker Healy got the final three outs to notch his 8th save for Nashville. The Sounds managed just 3 hits in the win. Catcher Matt McBride singled in a run, while right fielder Jaycob Brugman walked, singled and scored a run when designated hitter Rangel Ravelo was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Renato Nunez made his second start in the last three days in left field and went 0 for 4 in the game. Meanwhile, the Texas League’s top home run hitter, third baseman Matt Chapman, was added to the Sounds roster on Tuesday. And with Chapman’s addition to the squad, there’s a need for Nunez to increase his versatility. The San Francisco Chronicle and other sources also reported on Tuesday that Nashville shortstop Chad Pinder was set to join the A’s on Wednesday, and Josh Rodriguez made the start at shortstop for the Sounds on Tuesday. And in other news, Nashville reliever Ryan Doolittle was sent to the Arizona League A’s.

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Thursday, June 16th: Friedrichs Pitches Ports to Victory while Pinder & Healy Homer in Sounds Loss

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Kyle Friedrichs (7 IP / 7 H / 3 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Kyle Friedrichs (7 IP / 7 H / 3 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports             6

High Desert Mavericks  4

WP – Friedrichs 2-1 / 6.97

HR – Pimentel (11)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Friedrichs

(7 IP / 7 H / 3 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

After suffering a disastrous debut for Stockton, RHP Kyle Friedrichs turned in his third straight quality start on Thursday, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 7 innings of work to earn his his 2nd win for the Ports. And Friedrichs has now struck out 23 while failing to allow a walk in 19 innings over his last 3 starts for Stockton. LHP Cody Stull tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief, while RHP Carlos Navas picked up the save despite allowing 1 run in the bottom of the 9th. First baseman Sander Pimentel homered for the second straight night, slugging a 2-run shot in the top of the 8th, while left fielder James Harris doubled in the go-ahead run in the 8th, and center fielder B.J. Boyd singled, doubled and drove in the first run of the game for the Ports. Meanwhile, Stockton LHP Victor Veliz was reassigned to the Snappers on Thursday.

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Thursday, May 26th: Joey Wendle Leads Hit Parade as Sounds Score 13 in 4th Straight Win while Stockton Surrenders 29 Runs in Loss to Lancaster

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / Triple / Walk / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / Triple / Walk / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  13

Las Vegas 51s          2

WP – Smith 3-5 / 4.19

HR – Muncy (7), Healy (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joey Wendle

(4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / Triple / Walk / 3 RBIs)

The Sounds scored a season-high 13 runs on a season-high 19 hits as they won their fourth straight to sweep their 4-game series with Las Vegas on Thursday. Second baseman Joey Wendle led the hit parade with 4 hits, including a pair of doubles and a triple, and also walked and drove in 3 runs in the game. Left fielder Max Muncy and first baseman Ryon Healy each had 3 hits and homered, while shortstop Chad Pinder also collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair. Starter Chris Smith allowed 2 runs in 6 innings of work to earn his 3rd win for the Sounds, who now lead the American Southern Division by a game and a half over rival Round Rock.

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Tuesday, May 24th: Josh Rodriguez’s Big Bat Helps Sounds Win while Kyle Friedrichs’ 8 Shutout Innings Lead Snappers to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Josh Rodriguez (3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Josh Rodriguez (3 for 4 / HR / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  10

Las Vegas 51s          4

WP – Surkamp 2-1 / 3.91

HR – Pinder (3), Rodriguez (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Josh Rodriguez

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)

Josh Rodriguez, who’s played sparingly since joining the Sounds earlier this month, got the start at shortstop on Tuesday and had a big night at the plate. The 31-year-old minor league veteran had a home run and a pair of doubles and drove in 4 runs to help Nashville notch its ninth win in its last ten games on Tuesday. Right fielder Matt Olson collected 4 hits, including a double, while designated hitter Ryon Healy had 3 hits and drove in a run, and second baseman Chad Pinder slugged a 3-run homer for the Sounds. Starter Eric Surkamp allowed 4 runs over 6 innings of work to earn his 2nd win for Nashville.

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Saturday, May 21st: Brett Graves Throws 8 Shutout Innings for Stockton while Josh Phegley Helps Sounds Win 7th Straight in a Walk-Off

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Brett Graves (8 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Brett Graves (8 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide   4

Stockton Ports   0

LP – Navas 1-1 / 3.54

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brett Graves

(8 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

On a night filled with solid pitching performances by A’s prospects, perhaps the most impressive outing came in a losing cause. 2014’s 3rd-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Brett Graves, turned in his strongest start so far this season, allowing just 5 hits and 1 walk over 8 shutout innings for Stockton on Saturday. The 23-year-old worked efficiently and his command was on point. He threw just 89 pitches – 64 for strikes and just 25 for balls – and never allowed a runner past second base. Graves exited with the game a scoreless tie. And it remained knotted until the top of the 10th inning, when RHP Carlos Navas allowed 4 runs, 1 earned, with the help of 3 fielding errors, one of which was his own, to take the loss. Stockton was shut out on just 7 hits on Saturday, and third baseman Jose Brizuela and designated hitter Argenis Raga had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports.

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A’s Final 2015 Minor League Hitting & Pitching Leaders

Included: Nashville Sounds (AAA), Midland RockHounds (AA), Stockton Ports (A), Beloit Snappers (A), Vermont Lake Monsters (A), AZL A’s (Rk)

 

–HITS–

jwWendle, Joey3167 Joey Wendle 2B (Nas)

157 Brett Vertigan OF (Sto-Bel)

153 Ryon Healy 3B-1B (Mid)

151 Chad Pinder SS (Mid)

148 Jason Pridie OF (Nas)

 

–DOUBLES–

jwWendle, Joey342 Joey Wendle 2B (Nas)

39 Colin Walsh 2B (Mid)

37 Matt Olson 1B-OF (Mid)

35 Joe Bennie OF (Bel)

33 Ryan Roberts 3B (Nas)

 

–TRIPLES–

bbBoyd, B.J.28 B.J. Boyd OF (Sto)

8 Jaycob Brugman OF (Mid)

8 Joey Wendle 2B (Nas)

7 Jason Pridie OF (Nas)

7 Brett Vertigan OF (Sto-Bel)

 

–HOME RUNS–

mcChapman, Matt323 Matt Chapman 3B (Sto)

20 Jason Pridie OF (Nas)

18 Renato Nunez 3B-1B (Mid)

17 Matt Olson 1B-OF (Mid)

15 Chad Pinder SS (Mid)

 

–TOTAL BASES–

jwWendle, Joey3255 Joey Wendle 2B (Nas)

246 Jason Pridie OF (Nas)

232 Chad Pinder SS (Mid)

229 Colin Walsh 2B (Mid)

216 Ryon Healy 3B-1B (Mid)

 

–RBIs–

jpPridie, Jason389 Jason Pridie OF (Nas)

86 Chad Pinder SS (Mid)

75 Matt Olson 1B-OF (Mid)

75 Tyler Marincov OF (Sto)

74 Yairo Munoz SS (Bel-Sto)

 

–RUNS–

bvVertigan, Brett298 Brett Vertigan OF (Sto-Bel)

97 Colin Walsh 2B (Mid)

84 Jason Pridie OF (Nas)

82 Matt Olson 1B-OF (Mid)

80 Joey Wendle 2B (Nas)

 

–WALKS–

cwWalsh, Colin3124 Colin Walsh 2B (Mid)

105 Matt Olson 1B-OF (Mid)

68 Brett Vertigan OF (Sto-Bel)

66 Joe Bennie OF (Bel)

62 Jaycob Brugman OF (Mid)

 

–STRIKEOUTS–

jhHigley, Justin2140 Justin Higley OF (Bel-Sto)

140 Tyler Marincov OF (Sto)

139 Matt Olson 1B-OF (Mid)

137 Joe Bennie OF (Bel)

131 Colin Walsh 2B (Mid)

 

–STOLEN BASES–

bvVertigan, Brett230 Brett Vertigan OF (Sto-Bel)

25 Justin Higley OF (Bel-Sto)

25 Craig Gentry OF (Nas)

20 Jason Pridie OF (Nas)

19 Chad Oberacker OF (Mid)

 

–ERRORS–

fbBarreto, Franklin334 Franklin Barreto SS (Sto)

34 Yairo Munoz SS (Bel-Sto)

28 Jose Brizuela 3B (Bel-Sto)

26 Chad Pinder SS (Mid)

19 Matt Chapman 3B (Sto)

 

–BATTING AVERAGE– (minimum 300 at-bats)

cpPinder, Chad3.317 Chad Pinder SS (Mid)

.310 Jason Pridie OF (Nas)

.302 Colin Walsh 2B (Mid)

.302 Ryon Healy 3B-1B (Mid)

.302 Franklin Barreto SS (Sto)

 

–ON-BASE PERCENTAGE– (minimum 300 at-bats)

cwWalsh, Colin3.447 Colin Walsh 2B (Mid)

.388 Matt Olson 1B-OF (Mid)

.380 Jason Pridie OF (Nas)

.365 Brett Vertigan OF (Sto-Bel)

.363 Joe Bennie OF (Bel)

 

–SLUGGING PERCENTAGE– (minimum 300 at-bats)

mcChapman, Matt3.566 Matt Chapman 3B (Sto)

.515 Jason Pridie OF (Nas)

.500 Franklin Barreto SS (Sto)

.486 Chad Pinder SS (Mid)

.480 Renato Nunez 3B-1B (Mid)

 

–ON-BASE + SLUGGING– (minimum 300 at-bats)

cwWalsh, Colin3.918 Colin Walsh 2B (Mid)

.907 Matt Chapman 3B (Sto)

.894 Jason Pridie OF (Nas)

.847 Chad Pinder SS (Mid)

.833 Franklin Barreto SS (Sto)

 

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