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Thursday, May 28th: Nate Long & Brad Mills Pitch Hounds & Sounds to Victory while Sandber Pimentel Homers Again in Snappers Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Nate Long (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Nate Long (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Tulsa Drillers                  0

Midland RockHounds  9

WP – Long 3-3 / 2.81

HR – Olson (7), Walsh (5)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nate Long

(7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / Win)

The RockHounds shut out Tulsa on just 5 hits on Thursday. After a 90-minute rain delay, RHP Nate Long took the mound and ended up striking out 8 over 7 shutout innings to earn his 3rd win for the Hounds. It was the 29-year-old’s sixth quality start since moving into Midland’s starting rotation in late-April. RHP Jonathan Joseph tossed a scoreless 8th and 9th to close things out for the RockHounds. Top prospect Matt Olson, making his 12th start this season in right field, drew 3 walks, singled and slugged his team-leading 7th home run, while second baseman Colin Walsh clubbed his 5th homer. Catcher Carson Blair drew a pair of walks and doubled with the bases loaded to drive in 3 runs, and outfielder Chad Oberacker collected 2 doubles and drove in a pair to help the Hounds notch their fourth win in their last five games.

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Wednesday, May 27th: Zach Neal Pitches Sounds to 3rd Straight Win over Sacramento while Sandber Pimentel Slugs 8th HR in Snappers Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Zach Neal (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Zach Neal (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds        11

Sacramento River Cats  4

WP – Neal 3-0 / 1.53

HR – Pridie (5)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

RHP Zach Neal turned in an impressive start on Wednesday, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 6 over 7 innings of work to earn his 3rd win for Nashville as the Sounds bested Sacramento for the third straight game. A’s LHP Eric O’Flaherty gave up 2 singles while tossing a scoreless 8th inning in his first rehab appearance for the Sounds, and LHP Joe Paterson surrendered 3 runs, 2 earned, in the 9th in his first appearance since being signed to a minor league contract by the A’s and assigned to Nashville. Catcher Bryan Anderson collected 3 doubles and drove in 4 runs on the night, while designated hitter Jason Pridie had 3 hits, including 2 doubles and his team-leading 5th home run, while driving in a pair. Giants’ rehabbing RHP Jake Peavy allowed 6 runs in 4 2/3 innings to take the loss for Sacramento.

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Tuesday, May 26th: Barry Zito Leads Sounds’ 2nd Straight Shutout of Sacramento while Carson Blair’s Big Hit Helps Hounds Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds         3

Sacramento River Cats  0

WP – Zito 2-4 / 4.72

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Barry Zito

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

Barry Zito played for the River Cats during their inaugural season in Sacramento in 2000, earning 8 wins for the Cats before being promoted by the A’s and posting 7 wins for Oakland later that same season. And 15 years later, Zito returned to Raley Field to shut down the Cats, allowing just 3 hits while walking 2 and striking out 5 over 6 shutout innings to earn his 2nd win for Nashville on Tuesday. LHP Ryan Verdugo followed with 1 2/3 scoreless innings and RHP R.J. Alvarez got the final four outs to complete the Sounds’ second straight shutout of Sacramento and earn his 1st save for Nashville. First baseman Anthony Aliotti singled, doubled and drove in 2 runs, while second baseman Joey Wendle had a pair of hits and stole a base, and third baseman Ryan Roberts doubled and drove in a run for the Sounds. And with LHP Sean Doolittle returning to action for the A’s, RHP Angel Castro was optioned back to Nashville.

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Monday, May 25th: Ports Win behind Brett Vertigan’s Big Bat while Sean Nolin Leads Sounds’ Shutout of Sacramento & Hounds Fall Despite Bruce Maxwell’s Grand Slam

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Brett Vertigan (3 for 6 / Double / 3 RBIs / Stolen Base)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Brett Vertigan (3 for 6 / Double / 3 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports       12

Lake Elsinore Storm  6

WP – Seddon 2-3 / 4.15

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Vertigan

(3 for 6 / Double / 3 RBIs / Stolen Base)

With the bases loaded, two outs and Stockton down by a run in the top of the 4th inning, outfielder Brett Vertigan stroked a bases-clearing double to bring home 3 runs and give the Ports a lead they would never surrender on Monday. Vertigan also had a pair of singles and stole his 6th base for Stockton and his 12th on the season. Outfielder Tyler Marincov walked twice and tripled in a pair in the 6th, while catcher Nick Rickles singled and doubled in 2 runs in the 9th, and shortstop Franklin Barreto collected 3 hits and drove in a pair for the Ports. Starter Joel Seddon allowed 3 runs over 5 innings of work to earn his 2nd win for Stockton. RHP Sam Roberts gave up 1 run in 2/3 of an inning in relief, while LHP Matt Stalcup was charged with 2 runs over 1 1/3 innings, and RHP Ben Bracewell got the final six outs to post his 2nd save for the Ports.

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Sunday, May 24th: Tim Atherton Pitches Hounds to Victory while Dan Straily Beats Chris Bassitt and the Sounds on Sunday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Tim Atherton (5 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 8 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Tim Atherton (5 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 8 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  6

Corpus Christi Hooks     2

WP – Atherton 2-2 / 4.81

HR – Whitaker (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tim Atherton

(5 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 8 K / Win)

After experiencing his roughest start of the season his last time out, RHP Tim Atherton returned to form for the RockHounds on Sunday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 8 over 5 2/3 innings to earn his 2nd win for Midland. RHP Bobby Wahl tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, while RHP Ryan Dull gave up his first run of the season while striking out three in the 9th. Outfielder Josh Whitaker slugged a 2-run homer in the 6th inning, while second baseman Colin Walsh singled in a pair in the 9th. Catcher Carson Blair singled, doubled, walked and scored twice, and shortstop Chad Pinder and outfielder Chad Oberacker both had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the RockHounds.

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Saturday, May 23rd: Yairo Munoz’s 2 HRs Help Snappers Win while Dylan Covey Pitches Ports to Victory & R.J. Alvarez Takes Loss in 11th for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Shortstop Yairo Munoz (3 for 5 / 2 Home Runs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Shortstop Yairo Munoz (3 for 5 / 2 Home Runs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Cedar Rapids Kernels  6

Beloit Snappers          7

WP – Torres 3-3 / 4.97

HR – Pimentel (6), Munoz 2 (4), Harris (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Yairo Munoz

(3 for 5 / 2 Home Runs)

Shortstop Yairo Munoz had a big night for Beloit, collecting 3 hits, including a pair of home runs, on Saturday. The 20-year-old infielder’s first homer tied the game in the 3rd inning, while his second round-tripper helped extend the Snappers’ lead in the 7th. Designated hitter Sandber Pimentel followed Munoz’s first home run in the 3rd with one of his own, his team-leading 6th, and had 2 singles as well, while outfielder James Harris homered to put Beloit on the board in the bottom of the 1st. Starter Dustin Driver allowed 2 runs in 2 innings of work but didn’t return to the mound for the 3rd inning, and we’ll have to wait to find out if his early exit was injury-related. RHP Jordan Schwartz gave up 1 run in 2 1/3 innings of relief, while RHPs Rob Huber and Carlos Navas combined on 3 2/3 scoreless innings. LHP Jose Torres allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, in the top of the 9th to tie things up though and the game went to extra innings. But outfielder Shawn Duinkerk singled in Sandber Pimentel in the bottom of the 10th to give Beloit the walk-off win, and Torres was credited with the victory after tossing a scoreless frame in the top of the 10th for the Snappers.

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Friday, May 22nd: Chad Pinder’s Grand Slam Highlights His 4-Hit Night for Hounds while Ben Zobrist & Sean Doolittle Make Successful Rehab Appearances for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / Grand Slam)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Chad Pinder (4 for 5 / Grand Slam)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds   8

Corpus Christi Hooks    12

LP – Jensen 3-3 / 5.55

HR – Pinder (6), Walsh (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Chad Pinder

(4 for 5 / Grand Slam)

Despite falling to Corpus Christi 12-8 on Friday, the RockHounds got a huge night from shortstop Chad Pinder. The 23-year-old collected 4 hits, including a grand slam in the 4th inning. Pinder is now hitting .500 over his last 6 games, and his 6 home runs tie him for the team lead with top prospect Matt Olson. Second baseman Colin Walsh doubled and hit his 4th home run, while first baseman Ryon Healy had 3 hits, including a double, and catcher Bruce Maxwell, left fielder Jaycob Brugman, and right fielder Matt Olson had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds. RHP Chris Jensen had one of his roughest starts since joining the A’s system from the Rockies, along with Drew Pomeranz, in the Brett Anderson trade. In just 3 innings of work on Friday, Jensen allowed 10 runs on 8 hits, including 4 home runs – one more than the total of 3 that he allowed in 160 1/3 innings last season – to take the loss.

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Thursday, May 21st: Jose Brizuela & Ryon Healy Homer to Help Snappers & Hounds Win while Barry Zito Takes 4th Loss for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Third Baseman Jose Brizuela (2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Third Baseman Jose Brizuela (2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Kane County Cougars  5

Beloit Snappers          6

WP – Gossett 2-4 / 4.50

HR – Pimentel (5), Brizuela (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Jose Brizuela

(2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

With a man on and his team down by two runs in the bottom of the 4th on Thursday, third baseman Jose Brizuela slugged a 2-run homer to tie the game for the Snappers. Brizuela also singled, walked and stole a base in the game. First baseman Sandber Pimentel belted his 5th home run to put Beloit on the board in the 2nd, while outfielder Max Kuhn doubled in a pair of runs in the 3rd, and catcher Jose Chavez doubled and came around to score the decisive run on second baseman Edwin Diaz’s sacrifice fly in the 4th. Starter Daniel Gossett allowed 5 runs, 3 earned, over 5 innings of work to post his 2nd win, while LHP Jerad Grundy tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, and LHP Jose Torres got the final four outs to earn his 3rd save for the Snappers.

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Wednesday, May 20th: Tyler Marincov Has Big Night in Ports Win while Hounds & Snappers Fall and Arnold Leon, Zach Neal & Chris Lamb Are All on the Move

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (4 for 4 / Home Run)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder Tyler Marincov (4 for 4 / Home Run)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports    8

Bakersfield Blaze  6

WP – Roberts 1-1 / 4.86

HR – Marincov (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(4 for 4 / Home Run)

In his first at-bat of the night in the top of the 2nd, with Stockton down by a run, outfielder Tyler Marincov slugged his 4th home run to tie the game for the Ports. Marincov had a big night at the plate, collecting 4 hits and scoring 3 times for Stockton. Third baseman Matt Chapman and catcher Nick Rickles both singled, doubled and drove in a pair, and Ben Zobrist went 1 for 3 while playing left field and batting third in his second rehab appearance with Stockton. Starter Joel Seddon allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 5 innings of work, while RHPs Sam Roberts and Brendan McCurry both allowed 1 run in 2 innings of relief, with Roberts picking up his 1st win and McCurry posting his 4th save for the Ports.

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Tuesday, May 19th: Chris Bassitt Helps Sounds Hang on to Win in 9th while Ben Zobrist & Sean Doolittle Make Rehab Appearances for Ports & Hounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Chris Bassitt (4 1/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Chris Bassitt (4 1/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

New Orleans Zephyrs  1

Nashville Sounds       2

WP – Alvarez 2-1 / 6.48

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Bassitt

(4 1/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K)

LHP Sean Nolin made the start for the Sounds on Tuesday and allowed 1 run on 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3, but he left with his team down by a run with 2 outs in the 3rd inning after throwing a total of 59 pitches. With Nolin exiting early, RHP Chris Bassitt took over and shut down New Orleans on just 1 hit while striking out 5 in 4 1/3 shutout innings to give the Sounds the chance to come back and tie things up in the bottom of the 5th on an RBI-single by catcher Luke Carlin. The game remained tied until the bottom of the 9th, when left fielder Matt Carson doubled to lead off the inning and one out later right fielder Kent Matthes doubled him home to give Nashville the walk-off win on Tuesday. RHP R.J. Alvarez tossed a scoreless 8th and 9th to earn his 2nd win for the Sounds.

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