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Monday, May 4th: Jaycob Brugman Brings in Winning Run in 11th for Hounds while Nate Freiman & Renato Nunez Return to Action for Sounds & Hounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (Triple / Double / GWRBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (Triple / Double / GWRBI)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  4

San Antonio Missions    3

WP – Doolittle 1-0 / 6.75

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(Triple / Double / GWRBI)

With one on, one out and the game tied in the top of the 11th, outfielder Jaycob Brugman provided the big hit by tripling in the winning run for the RockHounds and snapping Midland’s 4-game losing streak on Monday. Brugman also doubled earlier in the game, while first baseman Ryon Healy doubled in the 11th and came across to score the winning run. Outfielder Chad Oberacker had a pair of singles and a walk, and third baseman Renato Nunez returned to action after battling nagging injuries this spring and went 0 for 3 with a pair of walks and made a throwing error at third in his season debut for Midland. Starter Jake Sanchez allowed 3 runs over 5 innings of work, while RHPs Bobby Wahl, Ryan Dull and Ryan Doolittle each tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, with Doolittle picking up his 1st win for the RockHounds.

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A’s Farm Report for Week of April 27-May 3: Pitching Prospects in the Spotlight

LHP Dillon Overton

LHP Dillon Overton

With lots of pitchers on the move in the A’s system last week, it might be a good time to take a quick look at the pitching staffs of all four of the A’s affiliates. The pitching depth is definitely not what it’s been in past years. In pre-season prospect polls, Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin and Dillon Overton were the most common names to top the lists of the A’s pitching prospects. Graveman opened the season with the A’s before being sent to Nashville, while Nolin has been injured but just recently joined the Sounds to begin a rehab assignment, and Overton has been pitching well so far for Stockton. You can always check out the latest A’s affiliate rosters here – Rosters. And you can catch up on how the A’s top minor league hurlers have been doing below. This weekly minor league report by Athletics Farm originally appeared on Athletics Nation

 

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Sunday, May 3rd: Ports Fall despite Tyler Marincov’s Big Day while Sounds Lose Jarrod Parker’s First Rehab Start for Nashville

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants  8

Stockton Ports   7

LP – Wagman 0-1 / 18.00

HR – Marincov (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(3 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

With two on, two outs and Stockton up by a run in the bottom of the 5th, right fielder Tyler Marincov smacked a 3-run homer to give the Ports a 4-run lead. Marincov also had a pair of singles in the game and has now gone 8 for 12 over his last three games to raise his average to a healthy .333. Center fielder B.J. Boyd and first John Nogowski both singled, doubled and drove in a run, while third baseman Jose Brizuela doubled in a run and walked, and left fielder Coco Crisp went 1 for 3 with a walk and drove in a run in his first rehab appearance for the Ports. Starter Kyle Finnegan had a solid outing for Stockton on Sunday, allowing 2 runs over 5 1/3 innings, and he left the game with a 3-run lead. But RHP Joey Wagman gave up 6 runs in 3 innings of relief and ended up taking the loss in the first appearance for the Ports. Meanwhile, Stockton’s most dependable bullpen arm, RHP Andres Avila, was reassigned to the RockHounds.

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Saturday, May 2nd: Justin Higley’s 3-Run HR Helps Ports Win while Chad Smith Allows 2 Runs in the 9th as Sounds Lose in a Walk-Off

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Justin Higley (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Justin Higley (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants  7

Stockton Ports   8

WP – Covey 2-2 / 2.96

HR – Higley (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Justin Higley

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

With two on, one out and the game tied in the bottom of the 3rd, outfielder Justin Higley slugged his 3rd home run of the season to give the Ports a lead they would never relinquish on Saturday. Shortstop Franklin Barreto, third baseman Michael Soto and outfielder Tyler Marincov had 3 hits apiece for the Ports. Starter Dylan Covey allowed 2 runs over 5 innings of work to earn his 2nd win for Stockton. RHP Ben Bracewell gave up 3 runs in the 6th inning, while RHP Sam Bragg surrendered 2 runs in the 7th to bring San Jose within a run. But RHP Trevor Bayless followed with 1 2/3 scoreless innings, and RHP Andres Avila got the final three outs to earn his 3rd save for Stockton.

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Friday, May 1st: Beloit Wins behind Max Kuhn’s Big Bat while Lou Trivino Pitches Ports to Victory and Kendall Graveman Drops 1st Start for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Max Kuhn (Triple / Double / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Max Kuhn (Triple / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers        10

Kane County Cougars  8

WP – Torres 2-1 / 2.08

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Kuhn

(Triple / Double / 4 RBIs)

With two on, two outs and the game tied in the top of the 9th, first baseman Max Kuhn doubled to drive in both runners and provide the Snappers with the margin of victory on Friday. Kuhn also tripled in 2 runs in the 2nd, while shortstop Yairo Munoz singled, doubled and drove in a pair, and outfielder Brett Vertigan doubled, walked twice, drove in a run and stole a base for Beloit. Starter Brett Graves had a rough outing, allowing 7 runs, 6 earned, on 8 hits over 3 1/3 innings of work, while RHP Carlos Navas tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief. LHP Jerad Grundy threw 2 shutout frames, and LHP Jose Torres gave up 1 run in 2 innings of work to pick up his 2nd win for the Snappers. In other news, RHP Rob Huber was placed on the temporarily inactive list and RHP Tyler Hollstegge was reassigned from Stockton to the Snappers.

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Thursday, April 30th: Daniel Gossett Surrenders 1 Hit but Snappers Still Come up Short while Jason Pridie Homers in Barry Zito’s 2nd Loss for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Daniel Gossett (6 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 7 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Daniel Gossett (6 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 7 K)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  1

Peoria Chiefs        3

LP – Gossett 0-3 / 5.57

HR – Pimentel (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Gossett

(6 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 4 BB / 7 K)

The A’s 2nd-round pick in last year’s draft, RHP Daniel Gossett, had his best outing so far this season for the Snappers. The 22-year-old allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, on just 1 hit, a solo home run in the 3rd, while striking out 7 over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up taking his 3rd loss on Thursday. LHP Cody Stull tossed a scoreless 7th, while RHP Rob Huber gave up 1 run in the 8th. Beloit managed just 4 hits in the game, with first baseman Sandber Pimentel homering in the top of the 4th to provide the Snappers with their only run in the loss.

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Wednesday, April 29th: Midland Wins behind Ryon Healy’s Big Bat while Yairo Munoz Belts 3-Run HR in Beloit Victory and Dillon Overton Is Solid in Stockton Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Designated Hitter Ryon Healy (3 for 4 / Double / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds DH Ryon Healy (3 for 4 / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     10

Midland RockHounds  11

WP – T.Healy 1-0 / 0.00

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Ryon Healy

(3 for 4 / Double / 4 RBIs)

With the game tied and the bases loaded in the bottom on the 7th inning on Wednesday, designated hitter Ryon Healy doubled to clear the bases and give the RockHounds a 3-run margin, all of which they would need with the Hooks coming back to put 2 runs on the board in the top of the 9th. Healy also had 2 singles and drove in another run earlier in the game. Second baseman Colin Walsh collected a pair of singles and a double as well while driving in 2 runs. Outfielder Josh Whitaker tripled, doubled, walked and scored twice, while shortstop Chad Pinder had 2 hits and drove in a run, and third baseman Wade Kirkland singled and drove in a pair. Starter Jake Sanchez had a rough outing for the RockHounds, allowing 8 runs on 11 hits over 5 innings of work, while RHP Tucker Healy earned the win with 2 shutout innings in relief. RHP Seth Frankoff tossed a scoreless 8th, and RHP Bobby Wahl picked up his 3rd save despite giving up 2 runs in the 9th for the RockHounds. Meanwhile, Tuesday’s winning pitcher for Midland, RHP Joey Wagman, was reassigned to Stockton.

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Tuesday, April 28th: Joey Wagman Notches Victory in Midland Debut while Jarrod Parker Wins Rehab Start for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Joey Wagman (5 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 3 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Joey Wagman (5 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 3 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     4

Midland RockHounds  8

WP – Wagman 1-0 / 1.80

HR – Walsh (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Joey Wagman

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

RHP Joey Wagman was called up from extended spring training in Arizona to make the start for Midland on Tuesday and looked impressive, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits over 5 innings of work to earn the win in his Double-A debut. LHP Jim Fuller gave up 1 run in 3 innings of relief, and RHP Ryan Doolittle surrendered 2 runs in the 9th. Second baseman Colin Walsh singled, doubled, homered, walked and scored 3 times, while outfielder Matt Angle had a pair of doubles, a walk and drove in a run. First baseman Matt Olson singled in 2 runs and walked twice, and third baseman Ryon Healy and outfielders Josh Whitaker and Jaycob Brugman had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds. In recent RockHounds roster moves, RHP Tanner Peters was placed on the disabled list with a right elbow injury, while LHP Chris Lamb was sent to extended spring training in Arizona. After making one start for Nashville, RHP Zach Neal was returned to the RockHounds and RHP Tim Atherton was reassigned from Stockton to Midland.

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Monday, April 27th: Matt Olson Slugs 6th HR & Drives in Game-Winner as Hounds Win in a Walk-Off and Kyle Finnegan Picks up 1st Win for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Matt Olson (Home Run / 2 RBIs / GWRBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Matt Olson (Home Run / 2 RBIs / GWRBI)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     8

Midland RockHounds  9

WP – Joseph 1-0 /3.00

HR – Olson (6), Pinder (4), Brugman (1), Blair (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Home Run / 2 RBIs / GWRBI)

In a game that went back and forth many times on Monday night, it was first baseman Matt Olson’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th that provided the RockHounds with their second walk-off win in as many nights on Monday. Olson also hit his league-leading 6th home run in the 4th inning to bring the Hounds within three. Shortstop Chad Pinder hit his 4th home run in the 2nd and also singled in the game, while right fielder Jaycob Brugman hit a 3-run homer to tie the game in the 5th. Designated hitter Carson Blair homered in the 9th to tie the game once again, and center fielder Matt Angle and left fielder Chad Oberacker had 3 hits apiece for the Hounds. Starter Nate Long allowed 5 runs, 2 earned, over 6 innings of work, while RHP Kris Hall surrendered 2 runs in 1 inning of relief, and RHP Jonathan Joseph gave up 1 run in 2 innings of work to pick up his 1st win for the Hounds. In other news, RHP Tim Atherton, who had a 1.17 ERA over his first four starts for Stockton, and RHP Joey Wagman were both reassigned to the RockHounds.

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A’s Farm Report for Week of April 20-26: Busy Week In Nashville

1B Max Muncy

1B Max Muncy

 

Well, once we hit the third week of the season, the roster shuffling began in earnest. And no affiliate was busier in the past week than the Triple-A Nashville Sounds, who had at least 14 transactions affecting their roster this week. You can check out the latest rosters here – Rosters – and catch up on all the past week’s highlights below. This weekly minor league report by Athletics Farm originally appeared on Athletics Nation

 

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