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Saturday, September 3rd: Chapman Hits 3 HRs in Sounds Loss while Martin’s 5 RBIs Help Hounds Win & Mercedes Plays 9 Spots for Ports

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Third Baseman Matt Chapman (4 for 5 / 3 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Third Baseman Matt Chapman (4 for 5 / 3 HRs / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds       5

New Orleans Zephyrs  6

LP – Castro 2-8 / 5.15

HR – Chapman 3 (7)

Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

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

Third baseman Matt Chapman’s home run pace certainly hasn’t slowed down since his promotion to Triple-A and, on Saturday, the 23-year-old slugged 3 home runs for the Sounds. Chapman tagged a 2-run homer in the top of the 1st inning to give his team an early lead, then slammed a solo shot in the 3rd to tie the game, and followed that by drilling another solo drive in the 5th before singling in the 7th. Chapman now has 7 home runs in his first 17 games for the Sounds and a total of 36 on the season. Unfortunately, Chapman’s home run heroics weren’t enough to help his team prevail on Saturday. Starter Angel Castro allowed 6 runs over 4 innings of work to suffer the loss, while LHP Colt Hynes, recently acquired from Cleveland in the Coco Crisp trade, pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings in relief in his Sounds debut. Meanwhile, Nashville RHP Daniel Mengden was recalled by the A’s and LHP Cody Stull was reassigned to the RockHounds on Saturday.

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Friday, June 17th: Colin Walsh Helps Sounds Win in a Walk-Off while RockHounds Split Twinbill, Manarino Pitches Snappers to Victory & Vermont Is Shut Out in Season Opener

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Left Fielder Colin Walsh (3 for 5 / 2 Doubles / RBI)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Left Fielder Colin Walsh (3 for 5 / 2 Doubles / RBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Round Rock Express  4

Nashville Sounds      5

WP – Brasier 4-2 / 3.52

Prospect Of The Game:

Left Fielder Colin Walsh

(3 for 5 / 2 Doubles / RBI)

Left fielder Colin Walsh’s one-out double in the bottom of the 10th inning led to the Sounds winning in a walk-off on Friday. Joey Wendle pinch-ran for Walsh and then came in to score the winning run after two wild pitches. Walsh had 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and also drove in the first run for the Sounds in the 4th inning. Center fielder Jaycob Brugman singled, doubled and drove in a run, while second baseman Arismendy Alcantara singled and swiped a pair of of bases for the Sounds. Pacific Coast League strikeout leader Chris Smith allowed 3 runs and struck out 4 over 5 innings of work, while RHP Eduard Santos gave up 1 run in 1 1/3 innings of relief, and RHP Ryan Brasier picked up the win after tossing a scoreless frame in the top of the 10th for Nashville.

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Thursday, June 9th: Sounds Split Doubleheader while Hounds Drop 6th in a Row & Stockton Suffers 9th Straight Loss

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Catcher Matt McBride (2 for 2 / 2 Doubles / Walk / RBI)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Catcher Matt McBride (2 for 2 / 2 Doubles / Walk / RBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

GAME #2

Nashville Sounds          4

Oklahoma City Dodgers  1

WP – Alvarez 1-0 / 0.00

Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Matt McBride

(2 for 2 / 2 Doubles / Walk / RBI)

After going 4 for 4 with a home run in Nashville’s last game on Tuesday, catcher Matt McBride came back to go 2 for 2 with 2 doubles and a walk to help the Sounds win the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader. And McBride has now failed to record an out in his last 8 plate appearances. Center fielder Jaycob Brugman singled and drove in a pair for the Sounds. RHP Eduard Santos came out of the bullpen to start the second game of the twinbill and performed well, allowing just 1 run while striking out 5 over 3 innings of work. After appearing in two games with Stockton, RHP R.J. Alvarez struck out 3 over 1 2/3 perfect innings of relief in his first rehab appearance for the Sounds, and LHP Patrick Schuster got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 5th save for Nashville. In other news, the A’s traded Chris Coghlan to the Cubs on Thursday in return for second baseman Arismendy Alcantara, who was assigned to the Sounds. And since Max Muncy did not appear in either game of Thursday’s doubleheader, it seems safe to assume that he may be set to take Coghlan’s roster spot with the A’s.

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Monday, June 6th: Surkamp Pitches Sounds to Victory while Ports Fall in Extras

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Eric Surkamp (6 1/3 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds LHP Eric Surkamp (6 1/3 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds         3

Omaha Storm Chasers  1

WP – Surkamp 3-1 / 3.07

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Eric Surkamp

(6 1/3 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

LHP Eric Surkamp pitched Nashville to victory in his return to the Sounds on Monday. Surkamp threw 6 1/3 shutout innings, striking out 6 in the process, to earn his 3rd win as the Sounds won for the 19th time in their last 22 games. RHP J.B. Wendelken gave up 1 run in 1 inning of relief, while RHP Tucker Healy got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 3rd save for Nashville. Shortstop Chad Pinder singled, doubled and scored twice, while left fielder Andrew Lambo doubled, walked and drove in a run, and center fielder Jaycob Brugman doubled, walked and scored the first run of the game for the Sounds. First baseman Rangel Ravelo left the game after running into the dugout railing while catching a foul ball in the 8th inning. And with infielder Colin Walsh rejoining the roster, infielder Josh Rodriguez was reassigned to the RockHounds on Monday.

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Saturday, May 28th: Joey Wendle’s Big Bat Leads Sounds to 6th Straight Win while Hounds, Ports & Snappers All Fall

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (3 for 5 / Grand Slam / Triple / 5 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds 2B Joey Wendle (3 for 5 / Grand Slam / Triple / 5 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  12

Salt Lake Bees          6

WP – Overton 4-4 / 3.99

HR – Wendle (5), Lambo (3), Brugman (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joey Wendle

(3 for 5 / Grand Slam / Triple / 5 RBIs)

Second baseman Joey Wendle’s bat has really been heating up lately. And on Saturday, he collected 3 hits, including a triple and a grand slam, and ended up driving in 5 runs to help the Sounds win their sixth straight. Wendle is now 9 for 13 with 3 doubles, 2 triples and a home run over his last 3 games. Left fielder Andrew Lambo singled and homered, while center Jaycob Brugman belted his 1st home run for Nashville, a 2-run shot, and shortstop Chad Pinder singled, tripled and walked for the Sounds. Starter Dillon Overton allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 5 innings of work to earn his 4th win for Nashville. Meanwhile, with RHP Zach Neal making a relief appearance for Oakland on Saturday, the A’s will now be in need of someone to make the start for them on Tuesday. LHP Eric Surkamp is currently set to start for the Sounds on Sunday, with RHP Daniel Mengden scheduled to make the start on Monday and RHP Chris Smith set to take the mound on Tuesday. All could be options for the A’s, but considering how dominant he’s been all season, Mengden would certainly seem to be the most deserving choice for the assignment. And in other news, Sounds catcher Bryan Anderson was placed on the 7-day disabled list on Saturday.

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Thursday, May 19th: Jake Smolinski’s Late HR Helps Sounds Win while Matt Chapman & Franklin Barreto Both Homer for Hounds

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Jake Smolinski (3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Jake Smolinski (3 for 4 / HR / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  5

Nashville Sounds         6

WP – Kurcz 2-0 / 11.25

HR – Smolinski (3)

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Jake Smolinski

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

With the game tied 5-5, center fielder Jake Smolinski led off the bottom of the 8th inning by slugging his 3rd home run of the season to provide the winning run for the Sounds on Thursday. Smolinski also doubled in a run in the 3rd and singled but was caught trying to steal home in the 6th. Shortstop Chad Pinder drove in 2 runs, including the go-ahead run in the 7th, and collected 4 hits in 4 at-bats. The 24-year-old had been 2 for 17 in 5 games through last Friday but has now gone 10 for 18 in his last 5 games since then. Third baseman Renato Nunez doubled in a pair to briefly give Nashville the lead in the 3rd, while first baseman Rangel Ravelo walked twice and scored twice, and second baseman Joey Wendle singled, doubled, scored a run and was picked off first base in the 1st. Starter Eric Surkamp allowed 3 runs over 5 innings of work in his first start since being optioned back to Nashville, while RHP Aaron Kurcz vultured his 2nd win for the Sounds after giving up 2 runs in the 8th to surrender the lead, and RHP Tucker Healy pitched a perfect 9th to pick up his 2nd save. In other news, catcher Bruce Maxwell was activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

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Wednesday, May 18th: Casey Meisner & Angel Duno Suffer Losses as Ports & Snappers Go Down to Defeat

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Melvin Mercedes (2 for 2 / Double / 2 Walks)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Melvin Mercedes (2 for 2 / Double / 2 Walks)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants  8

Stockton Ports   1

LP – Meisner 0-6 / 4.54

Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Melvin Mercedes

(2 for 2 / Double / 2 Walks)

Stockton lost its second straight to San Jose on Wednesday. RHP Casey Meisner had his third straight shaky start for the Ports, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks over 5 innings of work to suffer his 6th loss, while RHP Carlos Navas surrendered another 4 runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief. The Ports managed just 6 hits in the game. Shortstop Melvin Mercedes singled, doubled and walked twice, while first baseman John Nogowski singled in Stockton’s only run in the loss.

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Monday, August 24th: Max Kuhn Helps Lead Snappers to Walk-Off Win in Extras while Nashville, Stockton, Vermont & AZL A’s All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Max Kuhn (2 for 5 / Double / RBI / Run)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Max Kuhn (2 for 5 / Double / RBI / Run)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Kane County Cougars  2

Beloit Snappers          3

WP – Gauna 3-2 / 1.39

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Kuhn

(2 for 5 / Double / RBI / Run)

With a man on and Beloit down by a run in the bottom of the 8th on Monday, first baseman Max Kuhn stepped to the plate and singled in the tying run for the Snappers. And the game remained tied until the bottom of the 10th, when Kuhn doubled, advanced to third base on a wild pitch, and then came in to score the winning run on catcher Argenis Raga’s RBI single as Beloit won in a walk-off on Monday. Starter Daniel Gossett was solid for the Snappers, allowing just 2 unearned runs over 7 innings of work, while LHP Cody Stull tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Koby Gauna got the final four outs to pick up his 3rd win for the Snappers.

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Wednesday, August 5th: Chad Pinder’s Grand Slam Helps Hounds Win while Dustin Driver Earns 1st Win for Vermont & Rangel Ravelo Joins Nashville

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (Grand Slam)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (Grand Slam)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders       7

Midland RockHounds  8

WP – Manaea 2-1 / 3.60

HR – Pinder (13), Maxwell (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Chad Pinder

(Grand Slam)

Shortstop Chad Pinder has wielded the big bat in Midland’s series against Frisco. After hitting 2 home runs on Tuesday, Pinder slugged a grand slam in the 2nd inning on Wednesday to stake the RockHounds to a big lead early in what would turn out to be a tight, 1-run game. And Pinder is now hitting .450 with 2 doubles, 3 home runs and 7 RBIs over his last 5 games. Catcher Bruce Maxwell singled in a run in the 2nd and then hit a 2-run homer in the 3rd. Starter Sean Manaea allowed 4 runs on 10 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 over 6 innings of work to pick up his 2nd win for the RockHounds. Meanwhile, infielder Rangel Ravelo was promoted to Nashville, first baseman Anthony Aliotti was reassigned to the RockHounds, and RHP Tanner Peters was sent to the AZL A’s on a rehab assignment.

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Saturday, May 30th: Beloit Wins behind Max Kuhn’s Big Blast while Matt Carson’s Big Hit Helps Sounds Win 6th Straight

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 (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #2

Beloit Snappers                 6

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  4

WP – Stull 2-1 / 4.44

HR – Kuhn (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Max Kuhn

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

With two on, one out and his team down by a run in the top of the 8th inning, outfielder Max Kuhn drove an 0-2 pitch over the left field wall to provide the margin of victory for the Snappers on Saturday. Designated hitter Joe Bennie singled and doubled in a pair of runs in the 3rd for Beloit. Starter Junior Mendez was charged with 3 runs over 5 innings of work, while Kuhn’s big blow helped LHP Cody Stull pick up the win despite giving up the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 7th, and RHP Rob Huber tossed a scoreless 8th and 9th to earn his 4th save for the Snappers.

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