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Friday, July 3rd: Barry Zito Impresses in Sounds Victory while Dillon Overton Wins Hounds Debut & Matt Chapman Hits 14th HR for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  1

Nashville Sounds              2

WP – Otero 1-0 / 1.23

HR – Smolinski (5)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Barry Zito

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

LHP Barry Zito delivered an impressive start for the Sounds on Friday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 6 over 7 innings, but he left with the game a 1-1 tie. And over his last 2 starts, the veteran has allowed just 3 runs while striking out 10 in 14 innings of work. RHP Dan Otero followed Zito on the mound and pitched 2 perfect innings in relief to earn his 1st win on Friday. Outfielder Jake Smolinski homered in the 3rd inning to put Nashville on the board. And with the game tied in the bottom of the 8th, designated hitter Dayan Viciedo singled in the winning run for the Sounds.

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Saturday, June 27th: Argenis Blanco Pitches AZL A’s to Victory while Sean Nolin Earns 2nd Win for Sounds and Raul Alcantara Is Solid for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: AZL A’s Pitcher Argenis Blanco (5 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: AZL A’s Pitcher Argenis Blanco (5 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL D-backs  0

AZL A’s         4

WP – Blanco 2-0 / 1.80

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Argenis Blanco

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

19-year-old Venezuelan RHP Argenis Blanco was impressive on Saturday, allowing just 5 hits while walking none and striking out 6 over 5 scoreless innings to earn his 2nd win for the A’s. The young righty has now allowed a total of 2 runs and struck out 9 in his first 10 innings this season. This year’s 5th-round draft pick for the A’s, LHP Kevin Duchene, threw 2 shutout innings, while RHP Phillip Ortiz and converted catcher Ryan Gorton each tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief. 11th-round center fielder James Terrell had 3 hits, including a triple, and drove in a run, while second baseman Carlos Hiciano doubled in the A’s first run in the 2nd, and designated hitter Rangel Ravelo singled in a pair of runs in the 6th for the A’s.

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Thursday, June 25th: Tim Atherton & Brad Mills Pitch Hounds & Sounds to Shutout Victories while Snappers Drop 9th Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Tim Atherton (8 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Tim Atherton (8 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  5

San Antonio Missions    0

WP – Atherton 5-3 / 5.31

HR – Nunez (10)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tim Atherton

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

RHP Tim Atherton turned in his best start yet for Midland on Thursday, allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 over 8 scoreless innings to earn his 5th win for the RockHounds as they shut out San Antonio in the opening game of the series. RHP Andres Avila got the final three outs in the 9th to complete the shutout for the Hounds. Third baseman Renato Nunez hit a 2-run homer in the top of the 1st, while left fielder Jaycob Brugman singled in a pair in the 7th, and first baseman Matt Olson and right fielder Josh Whitaker had a pair of hits apiece for the RockHounds. In other news, Olson and Nunez were both selected to participate in the Futures Game, which will be played on Sunday, July 12 in Cincinnati.

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Thursday, June 18th: Chris Jensen Delivers Strong Start in Hounds Win while A.J. Griffin & Raul Alcantara Make Strides in Return from TJ Surgery

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Chris Jensen (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

GAME #1

Midland RockHounds  4

San Antonio Missions    1

WP – Jensen 5-5 / 4.89

HR – Nunez (9), Blair (5)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Jensen

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

RHP Chris Jensen turned in his second straight strong start for the RockHounds, allowing just 1 unearned run on 2 hits and striking out 7 over 7 innings of work to earn his 5th win, while RHP Tucker Healy tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief to post his 2nd save in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader at San Antonio. After enduring a rough patch where he gave up 23 earned runs over 4 starts, Jensen returned to form by allowing just 1 run in his previous outing last Friday and turned in an even more impressive performance on Thursday. But Midland still trailed 1-0 heading into the top of the 7th, when catcher Carson Blair blasted his 5th home run to tie the game. Designated hitter Renato Nunez then hit a 3-run homer in the 8th to provide the margin of victory for Midland. And Nunez is now second in home runs in the A’s minor league system, trailing only Beloit first baseman Sandber Pimentel, who has 10.

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Sunday, June 14th: Nate Long Leads Shutout as Hounds Snap 8-Game Skid while Franklin Barreto Has 4 Hits and Homers in Ports Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Nate Long (7 2/3 IP / 7 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Nate Long (7 2/3 IP / 7 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders       0

Midland RockHounds  8

WP – Long 4-4 / 2.52

HR – Nunez (8)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nate Long

(7 2/3 IP / 7 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K / Win)

RHP Nate Long turned in his 4th straight quality start to snap Midland’s 8-game losing streak on Sunday. The 29-year-old minor league veteran struck out 5 while throwing 7 2/3 shutout innings to earn his 4th win for the RockHounds, and Long now leads all A’s minor league pitchers with 64 strikeouts. RHP Tucker Healy tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to complete the shutout on Sunday. Third baseman Renato Nunez singled, doubled and hit his team-leading 8th home run, a 2-run shot in the bottom of the 1st, and ended up driving in 3 runs for the RockHounds. Center fielder Chad Oberacker singled, doubled, tripled, walked and scored 4 times, while designated hitter Matt Olson singled, walked 4 times, drove in 2 runs and scored twice, and outfielders Jaycob Brugman and Josh Whitaker had a pair of hits apiece in the Hounds’ first win in over a week.

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Friday, June 12th: Sandber Pimentel Slugs 10th HR in Snappers’ Extra-Inning Win while A.J. Griffin Struggles in 1st Rehab Start for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Sandber Pimentel (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Sandber Pimentel (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers              4

Bowling Green Hot Rods  3

WP – Huber 2-3 / 3.09

HR – Pimentel (10), Gilbert (4)

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Sandber Pimentel

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

Although outfielder Justin Higley had the big hit for Beloit with his RBI triple to unlock the tie in the top of the 12th, first baseman Sandber Pimentel accounted for two of the Snappers’ four runs with his 2-run homer in the 1st. It made Pimentel the A’s first minor leaguer to reach 10 home runs this season and put him two ahead of his nearest competitor, Stockton third baseman Matt Chapman, who has 8. Second baseman Trent Gilbert homered in the 3rd and doubled in the 11th, while starter Daniel Gossett allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 5 innings of work and left with the game tied – and the game remained tied until Higley’s triple in the top of the 12th. Relievers Kevin Johnson, Jose Torres and Rob Huber combined to throw 7 scoreless innings, with Huber picking up his 2nd win for the Snappers.

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Thursday, June 11th: Joel Seddon Leads Stockton to Shutout Win while Barry Zito’s Scoreless Streak Ends in Sounds Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Joel Seddon (6 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Joel Seddon (6 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports                      9

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  0

WP – Seddon 4-4 / 4.09

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Joel Seddon

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

RHP Joel Seddon turned in his best start so far this season for Stockton on Thursday, throwing 6 shutout innings to earn his 4th win for the Ports. RHP Sam Roberts then tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief to complete the shutout and earn his 1st save for Stockton. The Ports put 9 runs on the board on 14 hits on Thursday. Center fielder Brett Vertigan collected 3 hits, including a triple, and drove in a run, while right fielder J.P. Sportman singled 3 times and drove in 3, and second baseman Branden Cogswell also had 3 singles and drove in a run. Shortstop Franklin Barreto singled, tripled and scored twice, and first baseman John Nogowski singled in a pair for the Ports.

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Sunday, June 7th: Brett Graves Gets 6th Win for Snappers while Renato Nunez Hits 6th HR in Hounds’ Loss & A.J. Griffin Impresses for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Brett Graves (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Brett Graves (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Lake County Captains  2

Beloit Snappers          5

WP – Graves 6-0 / 4.14

HR – Kuhn (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brett Graves

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

Last year’s 3rd-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Brett Graves, turned in one of his best starts of the season for the Snappers, allowing just 4 hits and striking out 4 over 6 shutout innings to earn his 6th win on Sunday. And the 22-year-old has now allowed just 1 earned run over his last 12 innings of work. RHP Carlos Navas gave up 1 run in 1 1/3 innings of relief, while LHP Jose Torres got the final five outs for his 5th save. First baseman Max Kuhn belted a 2-run homer to put Beloit on the board in the 6th, while second baseman Trent Gilbert and third baseman Jose Brizuela each had a pair of hits and drove in a run, and outfielder Justin Higley drew 3 walks, stole a base and scored a run in his first game for the Snappers since being sent down from Stockton. Catcher Andy Paz also joined the Snappers roster from extended spring training, while catcher Argenis Raga and outfielder Shawn Duinkerk were reassigned to Vermont.

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Thursday, June 4th: Jaycob Brugman’s Grand Slam Highlights Hounds’ 14-Inning Win while 3 Snappers Named All-Stars & Sean Nolin Back to DL for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (Grand Slam)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (Grand Slam)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  9

Tulsa Drillers                  3

WP – Hall 1-0 / 2.76

HR – Nunez (5), Blair (3), Brugman (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(Grand Slam)

It took 14 innings for the RockHounds to win their third straight and sweep their series at Tulsa on Thursday. With the game tied 3-3 in the top of the 14th inning, Midland managed to put 6 runs on the board. Third baseman Renato Nunez and designated hitter Bruce Maxwell each singled in a run to give the Hounds a 2-run lead before outfielder Jaycob Brugman stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and slugged a grand slam to put the game out of reach. Nunez also homered for the second straight day, smacking a 2-run homer in the 7th, while catcher Carson Blair followed Nunez’s blast with a solo shot of his own in the 7th to tie the game. Shortstop Chad Pinder contributed 4 hits, including a double, and scored on Nunez’s homer in the 7th. Starter Tim Atherton was a little shaky, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks over 5 innings of work, but Midland’s bullpen was solid. RHPs Andres Avila, Tucker Healy, Bobby Wahl, Ryan Dull and Kris Hall combined to hold Tulsa scoreless for 9 innings, with Hall picking up his 1st win after pitching 2 perfect innings in relief.

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Wednesday, June 3rd: Chris Bassitt K’s 11 in Sounds Win while Renato Nunez & Yairo Munoz Drive in Winning Runs for Hounds & Snappers

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Chris Bassitt (6 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 11 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds RHP Chris Bassitt (6 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 11 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Salt Lake Bees        1

Nashville Sounds  5

WP – Paterson 2-2 / 6.14

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Bassitt

(6 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 11 K)

RHP Chris Bassitt turned in his most impressive start this season for the Sounds, allowing just 1 unearned run on 5 hits while walking none and striking out 11 over 6 innings of work on Wednesday. And over his last two starts, Bassitt has now allowed just 1 earned run in 11 2/3 innings for Nashville. But the Sounds failed to score until the 7th inning, when shortstop Ryan Roberts singled in a pair of runs to give Nashville the lead. Third baseman Matt Carson doubled in a run in the 9th, while outfielder Kent Matthes singled, tripled and walked, and second baseman Joey Wendle had a pair of singles and drove in a run for the Sounds. LHP Jose Paterson tossed a scoreless 7th to pick up his 1st win for Nashville, while RHP Brock Huntzinger struck out the side in the 8th, and RHP R.J. Alvarez got the final three outs in the 9th to close things out for the Sounds. And with Drew Pomeranz returning from the disabled list for the A’s, RHP Arnold Leon was optioned back to Nashville on Wednesday.

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