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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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Wednesday, May 25th: Matt Chapman’s 2 HRs Help Hounds Win while Daniel Mengden Impresses Again in Sounds’ Extra-Innings Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Matt Chapman (2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Matt Chapman (2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  5

Springfield Cardinals     2

WP – Jensen 3-4 / 5.89

HR – Chapman 2 (13), Marincov (1), Nogowski (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Third Base Matt Chapman

(2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

Third baseman Matt Chapman smacked 2 home runs to take back the Texas League home run lead and help the Hounds win their second straight against Springfield on Wednesday. Chapman slugged a solo shot with two outs in the top of the 1st to give Midland an early lead and then tagged a 2-run homer in his next trip to the plate in the 4th. Right fielder Tyler Marincov immediately followed that up with his 1st Texas League home run as he and Chapman went back-to-back, and designated hitter John Nogowski then notched his 1st home run since joining the RockHounds in the 5th. Starter Chris Jensen had a solid outing, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings of work to earn his 3rd win, and RHP Ben Bracewell got the final three outs to post his 2nd save for Midland.

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A’s Farm Report for Week of May 16-22: More A’s Prospects Moving On Up

Max Muncy:

Max Muncy: Back in the Bigs

There have been an awful lot of players on the move in the A’s system over the past couple of weeks. Prospects like Max Muncy, Ryon Healy, Jaycob Brugman, Tyler Marincov and Ryan Doolittle have all been moving on up. #1 draft pick Richie Martin was set to join Stockton on Monday. And it looks like pitcher Zach Neal will be returning to the A’s to take Sonny Gray’s spot in the starting rotation later this week as well. A version of this weekly minor league report by Athletics Farm originally appeared on Athletics Nation

 

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Tuesday, May 17th: Dillon Overton & Ryon Healy Help Sounds Win 4th Straight while James Naile Pitches Snappers to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Dillon Overton (6 2/3 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Dillon Overton (6 2/3 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 8 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Fresno Grizzlies      1

Nashville Sounds  2

WP – Overton 2-4 / 4.37

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

(6 2/3 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 8 K / Win)

LHP Dillon Overton delivered a strong start for Nashville, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits while walking 1 and striking out 8 over 6 2/3 innings to earn his 2nd victory as the Sounds won their 4th straight on Tuesday. RHP J.B. Wendelken got the final two outs in the 9th to notch his 3rd save for Nashville. First baseman Ryon Healy collected 3 hits, including a triple, and drove in the tying run in his Triple-A debut after being promoted from Midland on Tuesday, while right fielder Matt Olson doubled in the winning run in the 6th inning for the Sounds. Meanwhile, Jesse Hahn and Max Muncy were recalled by the A’s and LHP Eric Surkamp was optioned back to Nashville.

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Tuesday, May 10th: Rangel Ravelo’s HR Helps Sounds Win while Raul Alcantara Pitches Hounds to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds First Baseman Rangel Ravelo (3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds First Baseman Rangel Ravelo (3 for 4 / HR / Double / 3 RBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  8

Iowa Cubs               5

WP – Kurcz 1-0 / 9.00

HR – Muncy (6), Ravelo (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Rangel Ravelo

(3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

First baseman Rangel Ravelo busted out of a 1 for 21 slump in a big way to help lead the Sounds to victory on Tuesday night. Ravelo ripped a 2-run homer to knock in the go-ahead run for Nashville in the 4th inning, doubled in another run in the 6th, and singled but was left stranded in the 8th. Third baseman Max Muncy led off the 4th inning with his 6th home run to put the Sounds on the board, while right fielder Matt Olson doubled home a pair of runs to tie the game later in the same inning. RHP Henderson Alvarez, making what’s expected to be his second to last rehab start, allowed 3 runs on 4 hits while walking 1 and striking out 3 over 4 innings of work. He threw a total of 79 pitches, 50 for strikes and 29 for balls. RHP Aaron Kurcz, who was promoted to Nashville earlier in the day from Midland, picked up the win despite giving up 2 runs in 2 innings of relief, while RHP Tucker Healy tossed a scoreless 9th for his 1st save. In addition to Kurcz, catcher Bryan Anderson also rejoined to Sounds, while RHP J.B. Wendelken was optioned back to Nashville from Oakland, and the A’s added utility man Tyler Ladendorf and relievers Andrew Triggs and Daniel Coulombe. Sounds starter Eric Surkamp is expected to officially rejoin the A’s roster on Wednesday.

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Thursday, May 5th: Raul Alcantara’s 6 Hitless Innings Help Hounds Win while Henderson Alvarez Makes another Rehab Appearance in Sounds Loss

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

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Raul Alcantara (6 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks      0

Midland RockHounds  13

WP – Alcantara 2-1 / 5.53

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

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

The RockHounds shut out the Hooks on just 2 hits on Thursday. RHP Raul Alcantara led the effort by tossing 6 no-hit innings, allowing just 1 walk while striking out 4, before exiting the game after throwing 88 pitches. The 23-year-old righty earned his 2nd win, while RHP Ben Bracewell contributed 3 scoreless innings in relief to pick up the save. Thrid baseman Matt Chapman had 3 hits and drove in 3 runs, while first baseman Ryon Healy doubled, tripled and drove in 2, and designated hitter Viosergy Rosa collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair. Meanwhile, Franklin Barreto, making his fourth start at second base, left the game after fouling a ball off his leg in the bottom of the 1st inning. The RockHounds have now won 9 of their last 11 games.

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A’s Farm Report for Week of April 25-May 1: Prospects On The Move

RHP Daniel Mengden is on the move from Midland to Nashville.

RHP Daniel Mengden is on the move from Midland to Nashville.

There were plenty of players on the move throughout the A’s system this past week. Injuries at the major league level and the minor league level, particularly to pitchers like Chris Bassitt, Daniel Gossett and Dustin Driver as well as others, necessitated a number of different moves. But the promotions of Sean Manaea and Jesse Hahn to Oakland, the return of Yairo Munoz to action at Midland and the promotion of Daniel Mengden to Nashville represented some of the biggest moves this week. A version of this weekly minor league report by Athletics Farm originally appeared on Athletics Nation

 

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Saturday, April 30th: Ryon Healy Helps Hounds Win 6th Straight while Henderson Alvarez and Brett Graves Team up to Pitch Ports to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Ryon Healy (2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Ryon Healy (2 for 4 / HR / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions    3

Midland RockHounds  4

WP – Alcantara 1-1 / 7.06

HR – Healy (5)

Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Ryon Healy

(2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

First baseman Ryon Healy helped lead the RockHounds to their sixth straight win on Saturday. Healy doubled in the Hounds’ first run in the bottom of the 1st inning to tie the game and came around to score the go-ahead run later in the same inning. He then hit his 5th home run, a solo shot, in the 5th inning to extend Midland’s lead to two. And with his 16 extra-base hits, Healy currently holds the Hounds’ best slugging percentage (.652). Shortstop Yairo Munoz had a pair of hits and drove in the go-ahead run in the 1st, while Franklin Barreto, making his first professional start at second base, collected 3 hits to extend his hitting streak to 8 games and also made a number of stellar plays in the field. Starter Raul Alcantara allowed 2 runs over 5 2/3 innings to earn his 1st win, while RHP Ryan Doolittle pitched a perfect 8th to extend his scoreless streak to 10 1/3 innings to start the season, and RHP Aaron Kurcz got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 2nd save.

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Thursday, April 28th: Max Muncy & Matt Olson Homer to Help Sounds win while Dylan Covey Pitches Hounds to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Left Fielder Max Muncy (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Left Fielder Max Muncy (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds      7

Round Rock Express  3

WP – Smith 1-3 / 6.31

HR – Muncy (5), Olson (3)

Prospect Of The Game:

Left Fielder Max Muncy

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

Left fielder Max Muncy smashed his team-leading 5th home run, a 3-run shot, in the top of the 5th inning to provide the Sounds with a healthy 5-run cushion on their way to besting Round Rock on Thursday. It was Muncy’s 3rd home run in his last 4 games and extended his current hitting streak to 8 games. Muncy currently leads all Sounds regulars in batting average (.292), on-base percentage (.382) and slugging percentage (.569). Right fielder Matt Olson socked his 3rd home run, a solo shot, in the 8th, while shortstop Chad Pinder singled in a run and drove in another with a sacrifice fly, and second baseman Joey Wendle singled, tripled and scored twice for the Sounds. Starter Chris Smith allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, over 5 2/3 innings of work to earn his 1st win for Nashville. It’s expected that catcher/outfielder Matt McBride will be rejoining Nashville on Friday once LHP Sean Manaea is officially added to the A’s roster to make his major league debut Friday night against the Astros.

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Tuesday, April 26th: Chad Pinder Doubles in Decisive Run as Sounds Win in a Walk-Off, Daniel Mengden Tosses 5 Shutout Frames to Help Hounds Win and Sean Murphy Passes Away in AZ

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (2 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (2 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

New Orleans Zephyrs  6

Nashville Sounds       7

WP – Brasier 1-1 / 1.00

HR – Muncy (4), Nunez (3)

Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Chad Pinder

(2 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

With the game tied and Joey Wendle on first base in the bottom of the 9th inning, shortstop Chad Pinder stepped to the plate and lined a double into left field to drive in Wendle as the Sounds won in a walk-off on Tuesday. Pinder also doubled and scored in the 1st and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the 2nd. Wendle reached base 4 times in the game, on a pair of singles, a walk and a double, and also stole a base. Third baseman Renato Nunez hit his 3rd home run in the 5th and left fielder Max Muncy smacked his 4th home run in the 7th. Starter Zach Neal allowed 4 runs over 6 innings of work, while RHP Ryan Brasier got the final two outs in the top of the 9th to pick up the win for Nashville. The team will have Wednesday off, with LHP Sean Manaea scheduled to take the mound for the Sounds on Thursday.

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