Tag Archive for Midland Rockhounds

Monday, May 23rd: Dillon Overton Pitches Sounds to Victory with Help of HRs from Matt Olson & Renato Nunez while Richie Martin Makes Season Debut in Ports Loss

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Dillon Overton (6 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 7 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Dillon Overton (6 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  7

Las Vegas 51s        4

WP – Overton 3-4 / 4.03

HR – Nunez (8), Olson (4)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

(6 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 7 K / Win)

LHP Dillon Overton delivered his second straight impressive start for the Sounds on Monday, giving up just 1 run while striking out 7 over 6 innings of work to notch his 3rd win for Nashville. And Overton has now allowed just 2 runs and struck out 15 in 12 2/3 innings over his last two starts for the Sounds. LHP Patrick Schuster got the final five outs for his 4th save. Third baseman Renato Nunez and right fielder Matt Olson both doubled and hit 2-run homers, while left fielder Andrew Lambo collected 3 hits, and first baseman Ryon Healy and catcher Bruce Maxwell had a pair of hits apiece. Rehabbing second baseman Jed Lowrie went 1 for 4 with a walk, while Josh Phegley, serving as the designated hitter for the night, went 1 for 3 with a pair of walks in his third rehab appearance with the Sounds.

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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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Sunday, May 22nd: Wade Kirkland Helps Hounds Win in a Walk-Off while Ryan Doolittle Drops Nashville Debut

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Second Baseman Wade Kirkland (4 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Second Baseman Wade Kirkland (4 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     6

Midland RockHounds  7

WP – Bragg 1-1 / 11.57

Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Wade Kirkland

(4 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

With one out and a man on third in the bottom of the 10th inning, second baseman Wade Kirkland singled to center field to drive in the winning run as the RockHounds won in a walk-off on Sunday. Kirkland collected a total of 4 hits in the game, including a double, and also drove in a run in the 2nd. Outfielders J.P. Sportman and Tyler Marincov had 3 hits apiece and each drove in a run for the RockHounds, while first baseman John Nogowski went 1 for 4 in his first game for Midland since being promoted from the Ports. Starter Joey Wagman allowed 2 runs over 5 innings of work, and the Hounds held the lead when he left the game before throwing a pitch in the top of the 6th inning with an apparent blister. But RHP Kris Hall was charged with 3 runs in the 7th, while RHP Bobby Wahl surrendered the tying run in the top of the 9th to send the game to extra innings, and RHP Sam Bragg wound up picking up the win after tossing a scoreless top of the 10th for Midland. Meanwhile, with Nashville LHP Daniel Coulombe joining the A’s, RockHounds RHP Ryan Doolittle was reassigned to the Sounds, and Stockton RHP Kyle Finnegan was sent to the Hounds on Sunday.

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Saturday, May 21st: Brett Graves Throws 8 Shutout Innings for Stockton while Josh Phegley Helps Sounds Win 7th Straight in a Walk-Off

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Brett Graves (8 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Brett Graves (8 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide   4

Stockton Ports   0

LP – Navas 1-1 / 3.54

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brett Graves

(8 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)

On a night filled with solid pitching performances by A’s prospects, perhaps the most impressive outing came in a losing cause. 2014’s 3rd-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Brett Graves, turned in his strongest start so far this season, allowing just 5 hits and 1 walk over 8 shutout innings for Stockton on Saturday. The 23-year-old worked efficiently and his command was on point. He threw just 89 pitches – 64 for strikes and just 25 for balls – and never allowed a runner past second base. Graves exited with the game a scoreless tie. And it remained knotted until the top of the 10th inning, when RHP Carlos Navas allowed 4 runs, 1 earned, with the help of 3 fielding errors, one of which was his own, to take the loss. Stockton was shut out on just 7 hits on Saturday, and third baseman Jose Brizuela and designated hitter Argenis Raga had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports.

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Friday, May 20th: Daniel Gossett Pitches Ports to Shutout Victory while Daniel Mengden Twirls Another Gem as Sounds Win 6th Straight

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Daniel Gossett (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 9 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Daniel Gossett (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 9 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide   0

Stockton Ports   7

WP – Gossett 3-1 / 3.18

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Gossett

(7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 9 K / Win)

2014’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Daniel Gossett, delivered his best start so far this season, allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 9 over 7 scoreless innings as Stockton shut out Visalia on Friday to snap a 3-game losing streak. Gossett allowed just one baserunner in the 1st, 4th, 5th and 7th innings and never let a runner past second base in his 7 innings of work. LHP Cody Stull came on to get the final six outs for the Ports. Left fielder James Harris reached base 5 times, on 3 singles, a double and a walk, and drove in a pair, while center fielder Seth Brown had a pair of doubles, a single and a walk and drove in a run for the Ports.

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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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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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Monday, May 16th: Zach Neal Pitches Sounds to Victory while Joe Bennie & Sandber Pimentel Both Homer to Help Ports Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Zach Neal (6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Zach Neal (6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Fresno Grizzlies      1

Nashville Sounds  4

WP – Neal 5-1 / 2.53

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

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

RHP Zach Neal turned in another strong start for the Sounds on Monday, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings of work to notch his team-leading 5th win for Nashville. RHP Tucker Healy tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP J.B. Wendelken struck out the side in the 9th to post his 2nd save. Third baseman Renato Nunez collected a pair of doubles, and catcher Bryan Anderson doubled in a run to help the Sounds win their third straight on Monday.

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Saturday, May 14th: Chris Smith Pitches Sounds to Victory while Snappers Sweep Doubleheader

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Chris Smith (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Chris Smith (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Fresno Grizzlies      1

Nashville Sounds  9

WP – Smith 2-5 / 4.40

HR – Smolinski (2)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Smith

(7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

RHP Chris Smith turned in his best start of the season on Saturday, tossing 7 shutout innings to earn his 2nd win for the Sounds. Center fielder Jake Smolinski slugged a 2-run homer in the 1st inning to give Nashville an early lead and singled, walked and scored 3 times in the game. Shortstop Chad Pinder collected 4 hits, including a double, and drove in a run, while first baseman Rangel Ravelo doubled and drove in 3 for the Sounds.

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Friday, May 13th: Daniel Mengden Delivers another Impressive Outing for Sounds while Ryon Healy Hits His 8th HR as Hounds Fall in Extras

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Daniel Mengden (7 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 3 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Daniel Mengden (7 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 3 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  2

Iowa Cubs               3

LP – Wendelken 0-2 / 4.97

HR – Pinder (2)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Mengden

(7 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 3 K)

RHP Daniel Mengden turned in another stellar start for the Sounds on Friday, allowing 1 run on just 2 hits while walking 1 and striking our 3 over 7 innings of work, and he exited after throwing 95 pitches – 60 strikes and 35 balls. The 23-year-old held Iowa scoreless through the first 6 innings before allowing a solo home run to lead off the inning in the 7th. Mengden’s 6 shutout frames ran his scoreless streak since joining Nashville to 19 innings, and he’s now allowed 1 run over 20 innings of work for the Sounds. (You can check out out recent interview with Mengden here). After throwing 7 solid innings, Mengden left the game with a one-run lead on Friday, but RHP J.B. Wendelken surrendered 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th to take the loss as Iowa came back to win in a walk-off. Shortstop Chad Pinder slugged his 2nd home run, a solo shot, in the 2nd inning, while second baseman Joey Wendle had a pair of hits and stole a base, and third baseman Max Muncy singled and walked in the loss. Meanwhile, the A’s optioned RHP Zach Neal back to Nashville and recalled catcher/outfielder Matt McBride, while catcher Jordan Devencenzi was assigned to the Sounds roster.

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