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Friday, April 29th: Matt Chapman Hits 7th HR in Hounds Romp while Eric Surkamp Wins Sounds Debut

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Matt Chapman (3 for 4 / Home Run / Triple / Walk / 4 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Matt Chapman (3 for 4 / Home Run / Triple / Walk / 4 RBI)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions      7

Midland RockHounds  19

WP – Jensen 2-2 / 5.59

HR – Chapman (7), Sportman (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Matt Chapman

(3 for 4 / Home Run / Triple / Walk / 4 RBIs)

The RockHounds exploded for 19 runs on Friday night, and Matt Chapman, who was serving as the designated hitter for the Hounds, had as big a night as anyone. 2014’s 1st-round draft pick for the A’s singled, tripled, walked, homered and drove in 4 runs for the RockHounds. Chapman’s home run was his 7th and he currently leads all A’s minor league regulars in both home runs and slugging percentage (.623). Left fielder J.P. Sportman homered, had a pair of singles and a walk and also drove in 4, while third baseman Ryon Healy collected 4 hits, including a triple and a double, and drove in 3 runs, and second baseman Wade Kirkland had a pair of doubles and also drove in 3. Starter Chris Jensen allowed 4 runs over 7 innings of work to earn his 2nd win for the RockHounds.

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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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Wednesday, April 27th: Joel Seddon Pitches Hounds to Victory while Sean Manaea Is Set to Start for A’s on Friday

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Joel Seddon (5 2/3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 1 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Joel Seddon (5 2/3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 1 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  3

Corpus Christi Hooks     1

WP – Seddon 1-2 / 11.74

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Joel Seddon

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

Starter Joel Seddon held the Hooks hitless through the first 4 innings on Wednesday and ended up allowing just 1 run over 5 2/3 innings to earn the win in his best outing so far this season for the RockHounds. RHP Corey Walter pitched 3 1/3 perfect innings in relief to pick up his 1st save for Midland. Right fielder Jaycob Brugman singled in the Hounds’ first run in the 5th inning, while designated hitter Ryon Healy and left fielder J.P. Sportman both doubled and walked in the game, and catcher Beau Taylor and shortstop Franklin Barreto had a pair of hits apiece in the win. Yairo Munoz, who was activated off the disabled list, made the start at second base and went 1 for 4 in his Midland debut. Catcher Andy Paz and RHP Ben Bracewell also joined the RockHounds roster from Stockton, while catcher Carson Blair and RHP Sam Bragg were placed on the disabled list for Midland.

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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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Monday, April 25th: Matt Chapman Homers in 14th to Help Hounds Win while Sounds Fall in 10th

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Matt Chapman (2 for 6 / Home Run / Walk / GWRBI)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Matt Chapman (2 for 6 / Home Run / Walk / GWRBI)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  8

Corpus Christi Hooks     7

WP – Kurcz 4-0 / 2.00

HR – Chapman (5), Barreto (2)

Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

(2 for 6 / Home Run / Walk / GWRBI)

Third baseman Matt Chapman delivered the big blow for Midland on Monday, smacking his 5th home run to lead off the top of the 14th inning and send the RockHounds to victory in a game in which the Hounds came back to overcome an early 7-run deficit. With Monday’s round-tripper, Oakland’s top draft pick in 2014 became the first A’s minor leaguer to make it to 5 home runs this season. Chapman also walked and scored in the 5th inning and singled in the 6th. Shortstop Franklin Barreto slugged his 2nd home run of the season to tie the game in the top of the 8th, while first baseman Ryon Healy and left fielder Danny Oh both collected 3 hits and drove in a pair, and designated hitter Viosergy Rosa, right fielder Brett Vertigan and second baseman Wade Kirkland had a pair of hits apiece. Starter Raul Alcantara put the RockHounds in a big hole early, allowing 7 earned runs over the first 2 innings. RHP Sam Bragg relieved Alcantara in the 3rd and began a streak of 12 shutout innings that would be thrown by the Hounds bullpen on Monday night. RHP Aaron Kurcz earned the win by tossing a scoreless 12th and 13th, and infielder Kirkland took the mound in the bottom of the 14th and got the final three outs to register the save for the RockHounds.

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A’s Farm Report for Week of April 18-24: Pitching Prospects in the Spotlight

Sean Manaea

Nashville Sounds LHP Sean Manaea

 

Last week, we took a look at the minor league system’s position players. So this week, we’re going to examine the system’s pitching prospects. We’ll be running down the starting rotations for all four affiliates as well as taking a look at who’s been on the bump in the bullpen. A version of this weekly minor league report by Athletics Farm originally appeared on Athletics Nation

 

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Sunday, April 24th: Snappers Come up Short despite 3 Late HRs while Jesse Hahn Struggles in Sounds Loss and Daniel Gossett & Dustin Driver Deal with Injury Issues

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Skye Bolt (3 for 4 / Home Run / Walk)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Skye Bolt (3 for 4 / Home Run / Walk)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  5

Burlington Bees    7

LP – Friedrichs 1-1 / 2.08

HR – Howell (1), Bolt (1), Collins (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Skye Bolt

(3 for 4 / Home Run / Walk)

Down by five runs heading into the 8th inning, the Snappers slugged three home runs over the final two frames to come within two runs of winning their fourth straight on Sunday. Skye Bolt homered in the 9th and reached base three other times in the game, on a pair of singles and a walk, and his .426 on-base percentage currently leads the team. Catcher Nick Collins homered to lead off the 9th and doubled and scored to put Beloit on the board in the 1st, while third baseman Ryan Howell homered to lead off the 8th and walked twice in the game. Starter Kyle Friedrichs allowed 3 runs over 4 innings of work to take the loss. RHP Dustin Driver left the game with elbow pain after grabbing his arm following a wild pitch with one out in the bottom of the 5th and the 21-year-old will be evaluated by A’s medical personnel to determine the extent of his injury. Driver was charged with 2 runs on 3 walks in 1/3 of an inning of relief for the Snappers.

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Saturday, April 23rd: Justin Higley’s 3 Hits Help Snappers Win 3rd Straight while Daniel Gossett Makes Early Exit in Ports Loss

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Justin Higley (3 for 4 / Triple / Walk / 2 Runs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Justin Higley (3 for 4 / Triple / Walk / 2 Runs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  6

Burlington Bees    5

WP – Duno 1-1 / 2.08

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Justin Higley

(3 for 4 / Triple / Walk / 2 Runs)

The Snappers won their third straight from Burlington on Saturday. Left fielder and leadoff man Justin Higley tripled to start off the game and quickly came around to score the first run and give the Snappers an early lead they would never surrender on Saturday. Higley would reach base 3 more times in the game, on a pair of singles and a walk and would score another run in the 2nd. Catcher Nick Collins singled, walked twice and drove in 2, while third baseman Ryan Howell doubled in a pair in the 1st, and second baseman Trent Gilbert and designated hitter Brett Siddall had a pair of hits apiece for the Snappers. Starter Jesus Zambrano surrendered 2 runs on 7 hits over 3 innings of work, while RHP Angel Duno allowed just 1 unearned run in 4 innings of relief to earn the win, and RHP Corey Miller tossed a scoreless 9th to notch his 1st save for the Snappers.

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Friday, April 22nd: Beloit Wins behind Skye Bolt’s Big Bat while Stockton Wins in a Walk-Off & Nashville Falls despite Sean Manaea’s Solid Start

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Skye Bolt (2 for 4 / Triple / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Skye Bolt (2 for 4 / Triple / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  4

Burlington Bees    3

WP – Manarino 2-0 / 1.04

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Skye Bolt

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

Last year’s 4th-round draft pick for the A’s, center fielder Skye Bolt, continued his hot start to the season by driving in 3 of the Snappers’ 4 runs on Friday. The 22-year-old tripled and scored in the 3rd inning to put Beloit on the board, then doubled in both the tying and winning runs in the top of the 7th for the Snappers. Bolt is now batting .340 for the season, which ties him for the team lead with fellow outfielder Brett Siddall, who tripled and walked in the game. Left fielder Justin Higley had 3 hits, a walk and a stolen base, while catcher Santiago Chavez had a pair of hits for the Snappers. Starter James Naile gave up 2 runs over 4 innings of work, while LHP Evan Manarino allowed just 1 run in 4 innings of relief to earn his 2nd win, and LHP Jared Lyons pitched a perfect 9th to pick up the save.

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Thursday, April 21st: Andrew Lambo’s Grand Slam Leads Sounds to Victory while Chapman, Healy & Rodriguez all Homer to Help Hounds Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Designated Hitter Andrew Lambo (3 for 4 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Designated Hitter Andrew Lambo (3 for 4 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds              9

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  8

WP – Neal 2-1 / 3.52

HR – Wendle (3), Lambo (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Andrew Lambo

(3 for 4 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

Designated hitter Andrew Lambo had a big day at the plate for the Sounds on Thursday. The 27-year-old singled, doubled and slugged a grand slam in the 6th inning to clear the bases and break a 4-4 tie, and he ended up finishing the day with 5 RBIs. Second baseman Joey Wendle hit his 3rd home run in the 5th and also doubled in the game, while left fielder Max Muncy had 2 doubles and a walk and scored twice, and first baseman Rangel Ravelo and third baseman Renato Nunez had a pair of hits apiece and each drove in a run. Starter Zach Neal allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, through 5 1/3 innings but still picked up his 2nd win, and RHP Ryan Brasier got the final two outs in the 9th to earn his 1st save.

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