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Saturday, May 6th: Puk Pitches Ports to Victory while Midland & Beloit Both Win in Walk-Offs

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher A.J. Puk (5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher A.J. Puk (5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants    2

Stockton Ports   13

WP – Puk 1-3 / 4.26

HR – Iriart (5)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Puk

(5 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 9 K / Win)

Last year’s top draft pick for the A’s, LHP A.J. Puk, turned in his most impressive performance of the season for Stockton on Saturday. The 22-year-old allowed just 1 hit while walking none and notching a pro-career-best 9 strikeouts over a season-high 5 shutout innings to post his 1st win for the Ports. Puk threw a total of 67 pitches, 49 for strikes, in his first post-tandem start for Stockton. LHP Will Gilbert replaced Puk on the mound and gave up 2 runs in 3 innings of relief, while LHP Andrew Tomasovich pitched a perfect 9th to close things out for the Ports. Meanwhile, Stockton’s lineup put a season-high 13 runs on the board on Saturday. Left fielder Tyler Ramirez led the attack by lining 3 hits and driving in 3 runs, while first baseman Chris Iriart hit his 5th home run. Shortstop Eli White singled twice, walked, drove in a run and scored 3 times, and designated hitter Mikey White doubled, drew a walk and drove in 3 for the Ports. Saturday’s game marked the first time that Puk was not pitching as part of a two-man tandem for Stockton. The tandem of RHPs Casey Meisner and Angel Duno is set to pitch on Sunday, while RHP Logan Shore will be the starter on Tuesday, with LHP Evan Manarino making the start on Wednesday, and the tandem of RHPs Dustin Hurlbutt and Boomer Biegalski scheduled to pitch for Stockton on Thursday.

A.J. Puk on the mound in the 1st inning at Stockton on Saturday  (photo: Josh Moore)

A.J. Puk on the mound in the 1st inning at Stockton on Saturday
(photo:Josh Moore)

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Wednesday, May 3rd: Marincov’s 3 HRs Help Hounds Win while Nunez Homers Again in Sounds’ Loss

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 5 / 3 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)

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

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks      3

Midland RockHounds  12

WP – Holmes 2-1 / 5.16

HR – Marincov 3 (6), Rosa (5), Raga (2)

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

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

Five home runs helped the RockHounds put 12 runs on the board in Wednesday’s win. Right fielder Tyler Marincov led the attack, hitting a 3-run homer in the 4th, then following up with solo shots in his next two at-bats in the 6th and the 8th. First baseman Viosergy Rosa singled, drew 3 walks, and hit a 2-run homer in the 1st, while catcher Argenis Raga slugged a 2-run shot in the 2nd, and second baseman Max Schrock doubled, singled twice, walked and drove in a run for the RockHounds. Third baseman Yairo Munoz went 1 for 5 and scored a run in his season debut after returning from the disabled list and, after a stint with the Sounds, shortstop Melvin Mercedes singled and walked in his return to the RockHounds. Starter James Naile gave up 3 runs in 2 2/3 innings of work, while his tandem-starting mate, RHP Grant Holmes, allowed just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 6 over 4 scoreless frames to earn his 2nd win for Midland. And with Munoz and Mercedes returning to the RockHounds roster, RHP Jesus Zambrano was reassigned to the Snappers and infielder Jean Carlo Rodriguez was sent back to extended spring training in Arizona.

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Tuesday, May 2nd: Chapman’s 2 HRs Help Sounds Win 5th Straight while Graves & Meisner Lead Ports to Shutout Victory

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

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

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds    11

Round Rock Express  0

WP – Brady 1-1 / 4.30

HR – Nunez (6), Canha (4), Chapman 2 (2), Wendle (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

(2 Home Runs / 3 RBIs)

The Sounds put 11 runs on the board as they shut out the Express on just 2 hits to win their fifth straight on Tuesday. Not only did Matt Chapman hit his first home run of the season in the 2nd inning to give the Sounds the lead, but he also added his second home run of the season in the 9th to cap off the victory. Left fielder Renato Nunez homered in his third straight game – slugging his team-leading 6th of the season – while right fielder Mark Canha singled, walked and belted his 4th big fly since joining Nashville. Second baseman Joey Wendle singled twice and ripped his 1st round-tripper of the year, and first baseman Matt Olson singled, doubled and drove in a pair for the Sounds. RHP Raul Alcantara was solid in his return to the Sounds, allowing just 1 hit over 3 shutout innings, while RHP Michael Brady threw 3 scoreless frames in relief of Alcantara to earn the win. Relievers Ross Detwiler, Tucker Healy and Aaron Kurcz each tossed a scoreless inning to complete the 2-hit shutout for the Sounds. Meanwhile, infielder Melvin Mercedes was reassigned to the RockHounds and outfielder Jaycob Brugman was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

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Sunday, April 16th: Sportman’s 3-Hit Day Helps Hounds Win while Sounds Drop 5th Straight

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter J.P. Sportman (3 for 5 / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter J.P. Sportman (3 for 5 / 3 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  9

Springfield Cardinals     4

WP – Holmes 1-1 / 4.76

HR – Marincov (2)

Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter J.P. Sportman

(3 for 5 / 3 RBIs)

After dropping their final two games at Tulsa, the RockHounds were able to put a win on the board in their first game at Springfield on Sunday. Designated hitter J.P. Sportman led the attack with 3 hits and 3 RBIs in the game and currently leads the team in both those categories. Sportman singled in Midland’s first run in the 3rd inning and later singled in 2 more runs for the RockHounds in the 8th. Center fielder B.J. Boyd doubled twice and drove in a pair in his return to action after missing three games due to food poisoning, while right fielder Tyler Marincov singled and homered for the Hounds. Starter James Naile allowed 2 runs over 4 innings of work, while his tandem-pitching partner, RHP Grant Holmes, gave up 2 runs and struck out 6 in 3 2/3 innings of relief to pick up the win. RHP Sam Bragg got the final four outs to earn the save on Sunday. And with Chad Pinder’s promotion to Oakland from Nashville, Midland infielder Melvin Mercedes was reassigned to the Sounds, and infielder Jean Carlo Rodriguez was added to the Rockhounds roster.

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A’s Prospects Final Winter League Stats

Dom = Dominican Winter League

Mex = Mexican Pacific Winter League

PR = Puerto Rican Winter League

VZ = Venezuelan Winter League

–Final Regular Season Statistics–

BATTING (min. 20 ABs)

Renato Nunez

Renato Nunez

Beau Taylor (C)

(Dom) 30 AB / 0 HR / 3 BB / 11 K / .400 AVG / .455 OBP / .500 SLG / .955 OPS

Renato Nunez (3B)

(VZ) 168 AB / 11 HR / 21 BB / 38 K / .304 AVG / .389 OBP / .542 SLG / .930 OPS

Rangel Ravelo (1B)

(VZ) 180 AB / 6 HR / 32 BB / 20 K / .300 AVG / .414 OBP / .444 SLG / .859 OPS

Joey Wendle (2B)

(Mex) 137 AB / 3 HR / 8 BB / 16 K / .307 AVG / .345 OBP / .511 SLG / .856 OPS

Melvin Mercedes (IF-OF)

(Dom) 73 AB / 0 HR / 17 BB / 19 K / .260 AVG / .402 OBP / .288 SLG / .690 OPS

Tyler Marincov (OF)

(Dom) 54 AB / 0 HR / 6 BB / 20 K / .167 AVG / .258 OBP / .167 SLG / .425 OPS

Edwin Diaz (3B-SS)

(PR) 26 AB / 0 HR / 4 BB / 6 K / .115 AVG / .233 OBP / .115 SLG / .349 OPS

 

PITCHING (min. 10 IPs)

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Jake Sanchez (RHP)

(Mex) 31 2/3 IP / 27 H / 1 ER / 5 BB / 27 K / 0.28 ERA / 1.01 WHIP

Giovanni Soto (LHP)

(PR) 48 1/3 IP / 42 H / 11 ER / 9 BB / 31 K / 2.05 ERA / 1.06 WHIP

Carlos Navas (RHP)

(VZ) 27 2/3 IP / 19 H / 7 ER / 8 BB / 30 K / 2.28 ERA / 0.98 WHIP

Cesar Valdez (RHP)

(Dom) 41 2/3 IP / 43 H / 17 ER / 7 BB / 27 K / 3.67 ERA / 1.20 WHIP

Aaron Kurcz (RHP)

(Mex) 20 1/3 IP / 22 H / 10 ER / 8 BB / 14 K / 4.43 ERA / 1.48 WHIP

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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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