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Monday, July 6th: Chad Pinder & Colin Walsh Homer as Jonathan Joseph Pitches Hounds to Victory while Franklin Barreto Has 3 Hits for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Jonathan Joseph (7 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Jonathan Joseph (7 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

NW Arkansas Naturals   4

Midland RockHounds   5

WP – Joseph 5-3 / 2.79

HR – Walsh (9), Pinder (8)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jonathan Joseph

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

After spending most of his career pitching out of the bullpen, 27-year-old veteran minor league RHP Jonathan Joseph has turned into a solid starter for the RockHounds. And Joseph turned in his best start yet on Monday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 6 to earn his 5th win for Midland. RHP Ryan Dull got the final two outs in the 9th to notch his 7th save. Shortstop Chad Pinder walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 3rd to tie the game and then hit a 2-run homer in the 5th, while second baseman Colin Walsh slugged a 2-run shot in the 4th to break the tie and doubled but was left stranded in the 6th, and catcher Nick Rickles, outfielder Josh Whitaker and third baseman Renato Nunez had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds.

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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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Saturday, May 30th: Beloit Wins behind Max Kuhn’s Big Blast while Matt Carson’s Big Hit Helps Sounds Win 6th Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Max Kuhn (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Max Kuhn (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #2

Beloit Snappers                 6

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  4

WP – Stull 2-1 / 4.44

HR – Kuhn (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Max Kuhn

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

With two on, one out and his team down by a run in the top of the 8th inning, outfielder Max Kuhn drove an 0-2 pitch over the left field wall to provide the margin of victory for the Snappers on Saturday. Designated hitter Joe Bennie singled and doubled in a pair of runs in the 3rd for Beloit. Starter Junior Mendez was charged with 3 runs over 5 innings of work, while Kuhn’s big blow helped LHP Cody Stull pick up the win despite giving up the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 7th, and RHP Rob Huber tossed a scoreless 8th and 9th to earn his 4th save for the Snappers.

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Wednesday, May 13th: #1 Pick Matt Chapman Hits 1st HR for Ports in Loss while Ryan Cook Coughs up Lead in 9th as Sounds Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Matt Chapman (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Designated Hitter Matt Chapman (Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

High Desert Mavericks  6

Stockton Ports            5

LP – Walter 0-2 / 3.55

HR – Soto (3), Chapman (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Matt Chapman

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

The A’s #1 pick in last year’s draft, Matt Chapman, came to the plate with a man on in the bottom of the 4th inning and Stockton down by a run and slugged his 1st home run of the season to give the Ports a 1-run lead on Wednesday. Before Wednesday, Chapman had gone 1 for 18 in his first 5 games since returning from a knee injury he suffered right before the start of spring training. Third baseman Michael Soto also hit a 2-run shot in the 3rd for Stockton. But unfortunately, the lead that Chapman provided the Ports with wouldn’t last for long. RHP Dylan Covey, who’d given up 4 runs in the 1st, also allowed the tying run in the top of the 5th. Covey ended up allowing 5 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks over 5 innings of work and left with the game a 5-5 tie. RHP Corey Walter tossed a scoreless 6th but loaded the bases in the 7th before giving way to RHP Sam Bragg, who walked in the winning run, giving Walter his 2nd loss for Stockton. In other news, LHP Sean Doolittle is set to join the Ports on Thursday to begin his rehab assignment in Stockton.

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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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Sunday, April 26th: Joe Bennie’s Grand Slam Helps Snappers Sweep Twinbill while Chad Pinder Leads Hounds to Walk-Off Win in 12th

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Joe Bennie (3 for 3 / 2 Doubles / Grand Slam / GWRBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Joe Bennie (3 for 3 / 2 Doubles / Grand Slam / GWRBI)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #2

Clinton LumberKings  5

Beloit Snappers        6

WP – Johnson 1-1 / 4.97

HR – Bennie (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Joe Bennie

(3 for 3 / 2 Doubles / Grand Slam / GWRBI)

With Beloit down by three runs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 6th, left fielder Joe Bennie belted a grand slam to provide the winning margin for the Snappers in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader. Bennie went 3 for 3 in the game with a pair of doubles to add to his big blast. Center fielder Brett Vertigan singled, doubled and scored a run, while shortstop Yairo Munoz singled and drove in the Snappers’ first run on a sacrifice fly. Starter Jordan Schwartz gave up 2 runs in 4 innings of work, while RHP Kevin Johnson picked up the win despite allowing 3 runs, 2 earned, in 2 innings of relief, and LHP Jerad Grundy got the final three outs to earn the save in his season debut for the Snappers.

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Thursday, April 16th: Michael Soto & Matt Olson HRs Help Ports & Hounds Win while Nashville Comes Up Short and Snappers Drop a Pair

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Michael Soto (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Third Baseman Michael Soto (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide   3

Stockton Ports   4

WP – Seddon 1-1 / 3.38

HR – Soto (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Michael Soto

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

Third baseman Michael Soto smacked a 2-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 1st to put the Ports on the board. Then, with the game tied in the 6th, he singled in the go-ahead run for Stockton. Right fielder Tyler Marincov doubled in a run, while first baseman John Nogowski singled, walked and scored a run, and left fielder B.J. Boyd had a pair of hits for the Ports. Starter Tim Atherton turned in another solid effort, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, while striking out 5 over 5 innings of work, but he left with the game tied. RHP Joel Seddon gave up 1 run in 2 1/3 innings of relief to pick up the win, while RHP Sam Bragg tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his 1st save for Stockton.

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Saturday, April 11th: Kent Matthes Leads Sounds to Victory while Hounds & Ports Come Up Short and Snappers Drop A Pair

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds              5

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  3

WP – Verdugo 1-0 / 2.45

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Kent Matthes

(2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

With two on and two outs in the 1st inning, outfielder Kent Matthes doubled in Nashville’s first two runs of the game and the Sounds would never look back on Saturday. Catcher Luke Carlin collected 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs. Starter Angel Castro allowed 2 runs over 3 1/3 innings, while LHP Ryan Verdugo gave up 1 run in 3 2/3 innings of relief to earn the win. LHP Eury De La Rosa pitched a perfect 8th and RHP Chad Smith tossed a scoreless 9th to earn his 1st save for the Sounds.

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A’s Trade Triple-A RHP Matt Buschmann to Tampa Bay to Make Way for Possible Addition of Barry Zito to Nashville Rotation

Could Barry Zito be Nashville bound?

Could Barry Zito be Nashville bound?

The A’s traded Triple-A RHP Matt Buschmann to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash on Thursday. We’€™ve also learned that, though no final decision has been made yet, the A’€™s front office thinks it’s likely that non-roster pitcher Barry Zito will agree to join the Triple-A Nashville Sounds to start the season. And if that is indeed the case, then the Buschmann deal would serve to open up a spot in Nashville’s starting rotation for Zito.

If Zito does agree to accept the Triple-A assignment, then the Sounds would open the season with a starting staff consisting of LHPs Zito, Brad Mills and Rudy Owens as well as RHPs Chris Bassitt and Arnold Leon. The team’s bullpen would likely include 8 of the following 10 relievers: Ryan Cook, Eury De La Rosa, Fernando Rodriguez, Pat Venditte, Brock Huntzinger, Kevin Whelan, Ryan Verdugo, Jim Fuller, Chad Smith and Angel Castro.

In other news, the A’€™s released three more minor leaguers on Thursday. Outfielder Zeke DeVoss and RHPs Tyler Vail and Joseph Michaud were all given their releases. They join hurlers Paul Smyth, Murphy Smith, Drew Granier, Deck McGuire, Brandon “€œBranch”€ Kloess and Dakota Freese, as well as first baseman Ryan Huck, who were all released earlier this week.

DeVoss was a light-hitting 24-year-old outfielder who’€™s appeared in just two dozen games above Class-A in his career and played primarily at Stockton last season. The 23-year-old Michaud was drafted in the 33rd round in 2013 and looked good at Vermont early last season but had a tough time after being promoted to Beloit. Also 23, Vail has mostly struggled since being selected by the A’€™s in the 5th round of the 2010 draft. He posted a career 4.56 ERA over 290 innings in the A’s minor league system.

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