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Thursday, August 27th: Jaycob Brugman’s 4 Hits Help Hounds Win & Clinch Playoff Berth while Chad Pinder is Named Texas League Player of the Year

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (4 for 4 / Walk / Double / 3 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (4 for 4 / Walk / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks       1

Midland RockHounds  10

WP – Overton 4-2 / 3.60

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(4 for 4 / Walk / Double / 3 RBIs)

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman reached base 5 times, on 3 singles, a double and a walk, while driving in 3 runs to help the RockHounds win and clinch a berth in the Texas League playoffs on Thursday. First baseman Anthony Aliotti had a pair of singles and a pair of doubles and drove in a run, while third baseman Renato Nunez singled, doubled and drove in a pair in his return from the disabled list, and second baseman Wade Kirkland collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run for the RockHounds. Starter Dillon Overton had his second straight scoreless outing for Midland on Thursday, scattering 3 hits over 5 shutout innings to earn his 4th win for the RockHounds. In other news, Hounds shortstop Chad Pinder was named the Texas League Player of the Year on Thursday. Pinder has put up an impressive .320/.362/.491 slash line in 113 games and currently leads the Texas League in hits (148), RBIs (86) and total bases (227). In addition, Midland second baseman Colin Walsh, third baseman Ryon Healy and RHP Ryan Dull were all named to the Texas League Postseason All-Star Team.

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Wednesday, August 26th: Yairo Munoz Helps Ports Win Big while Corpus Christi Can’t Keep Colin Walsh Off Base in Hounds Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Yairo Munoz (2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Shortstop Yairo Munoz (2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports           10

High Desert Mavericks  4

WP – Mengden 6-3 / 4.45

HR – Nogowski (4), Munoz (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Yairo Munoz

(2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

Shortstop Yairo Munoz has a big night at the plate for the Ports on Wednesday. The 20-year-old brought in a run with a sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning, hit a 2-run homer in the 4th, and then doubled in a run and came around to score on a throwing error in the 6th. First baseman John Nogowski hit his 4th home run in the 2nd, while designated hitter Jacob Nottingham singled, doubled and drove in a run, and third baseman Melvin Mercedes had 2 hits and a walk, stole a base, drove in 2 runs and scored 3 times for the Ports. RHP Daniel Mengden turned in a strong start for Stockton, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings of work to earn his 6th win on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, August 25th: Colin Walsh Helps Hounds Stage Comeback Win while Cody Martin & Junior Mendez Pitch Sounds & Snappers to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Second Baseman Colin Walsh (2 for 2 / 3 Walks / GWRBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Second Baseman Colin Walsh (2 for 2 / 3 Walks / GWRBI)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     3

Midland RockHounds  6

WP – Urlaub 1-0 / 1.50

Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Colin Walsh

(2 for 2 / 3 Walks / GWRBI)

With two outs, two on and the game tied in the bottom of the 8th on Tuesday, second baseman Colin Walsh stepped to the plate and singled in the winning run for the RockHounds. Walsh reached base 5 times in the game, on a pair of singles and 3 walks, and he’s now reached base in 17 straight games and currently leads the Texas League with 105 walks and a .442 on-base percentage. Third baseman Ryon Healy singled in the 1st and doubled in a pair in Midland’s 4-run 8th, while catcher Bruce Maxwell had a pair of doubles and drove in a run for the Rockounds. Starter Chris Jensen allowed 3 runs over 7 innings of work and left with his team down by a run. LHP Jeff Urlaub tossed a scoreless 8th to pick up the win, and RHP Brendan McCurry pitched a perfect 9th to notch his 3rd save for the Hounds.

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Monday, August 24th: Max Kuhn Helps Lead Snappers to Walk-Off Win in Extras while Nashville, Stockton, Vermont & AZL A’s All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Max Kuhn (2 for 5 / Double / RBI / Run)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Max Kuhn (2 for 5 / Double / RBI / Run)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Kane County Cougars  2

Beloit Snappers          3

WP – Gauna 3-2 / 1.39

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Max Kuhn

(2 for 5 / Double / RBI / Run)

With a man on and Beloit down by a run in the bottom of the 8th on Monday, first baseman Max Kuhn stepped to the plate and singled in the tying run for the Snappers. And the game remained tied until the bottom of the 10th, when Kuhn doubled, advanced to third base on a wild pitch, and then came in to score the winning run on catcher Argenis Raga’s RBI single as Beloit won in a walk-off on Monday. Starter Daniel Gossett was solid for the Snappers, allowing just 2 unearned runs over 7 innings of work, while LHP Cody Stull tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Koby Gauna got the final four outs to pick up his 3rd win for the Snappers.

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A’s Farm Report for Week of August 17-23: A’s Affiliate Update

2B Joey Wendle

Hot-hitting 2B prospect Joey Wendle

 

Well, with the end of August arriving, there’s now just about two weeks left in the minor league season. So let’s take a quick look at what’s been happening with each of the A’s six affiliates over the past month.

You can always check out the latest A’s affiliate rosters here – Rosters. A version of this weekly minor league report by Athletics Farm originally appeared on Athletics Nation

 

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Sunday, August 23rd: Aaron Brooks Impresses in Sounds Win while Frazier, Covey, Fillmyer & Miller Are All Solid in Midland, Stockton, Beloit & Vermont Victories

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Aaron Brooks (7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Aaron Brooks (7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds  8

Reno Aces              4

WP – Brooks 7-5 / 3.56

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Aaron Brooks

(7 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)

Starter Aaron Brooks was impressive for the Sounds on Sunday, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits while walking none and striking out 8 over 7 innings of work to earn the win for Nashville. Catcher Bryan Anderson and shortstop Tyler Ladendorf each had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 2 runs, while second baseman Joey Wendle had 2 hits and drove in a pair. Third baseman Brent Morel collected 4 hits, including a double, and scored 3 times, and outfielder Craig Gentry had 3 hits and drove in a run for the Sounds.

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Friday, August 21st: Ryon Healy’s 5 Hits Help Hounds Win in Extras while Daniel Mengden & Brett Graves Pitch Ports & Snappers to Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Ryon Healy (5 for 7 / Double / RBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Ryon Healy (5 for 7 / Double / RBI)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  4

Tulsa Drillers                  1

WP – Avila 4-1 / 3.64

HR – Taylor (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Ryon Healy

(5 for 7 / Double / RBI)

Third baseman Ryon Healy had his third 5-hit game this season for the RockHounds, going 5 for 7 with a double while also driving in a run in the 14th inning on Friday. Healy has gone 9 for 17 over his last 3 games and is now batting .303 in 111 games for Midland this season. With a man on and the game tied in the top of the 14th, catcher Beau Taylor homered for the second time in as many days, this time off first baseman Lars Anderson who was pressed into service for Tulsa, and Healy then followed up with an RBI single later in the inning. Starter Dillon Overton was solid, scattering 3 hits while walking none and striking out 4 over 5 shutout innings and left the game with a 1-run lead. RHP Jonathan Joseph allowed the tying run in the 7th, while RHP Andres Avila threw 3 scoreless innings in relief to earn the win for the RockHounds.

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Thursday, August 20th: Casey Meisner Leads Stockton to Shutout Victory while Sean Doolittle Strikes Out Side Again for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Casey Meisner (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Casey Meisner (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  3

Modesto Nuts     0

WP – Meisner 1-1 / 4.15

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Casey Meisner

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

On Thursday, RHP Casey Meisner turned in his best start for Stockton since being acquired from the Mets in the Tyler Clippard trade. The 20-year-old gave up a single in the 1st inning and then retired the next 11 hitters before giving up another single in the 5th. Meisner ended up allowing just those 2 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 5 shutout innings to earn his 1st win for Stockton. RHP Lou Trivino tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Ben Bracewell got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 5th save and nail down the 3-hit shutout for Stockton. First baseman Michael Soto singled, doubled twice and drove in a pair, while right fielder Tyler Marincov also had 2 doubles and scored twice, and left fielder B.J. Boyd had a pair of hits for the Ports.

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Wednesday, August 19th: Chris Jensen Pitches Hounds to Victory while Bolt, Pimentel & Higley All Homer as Vermont & Beloit Both Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Chris Jensen (6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  10

Springfield Cardinals       1

WP – Jensen 8-9 / 5.33

HR – Healy (10)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Jensen

(6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 8 K / Win)

RHP Chris Jensen delivered an impressive outing for the RockHounds on Wednesday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 8 over 6 innings of work to earn his 8th win for Midland. RHPs Andres Avila, Ryan Doolittle and Seth Frankoff each tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief. Third baseman Ryon Healy collected 3 hits, including his 10th home run, and drove in 2 runs, while outfielder Josh Whitaker singled, doubled, walked and drove in a pair for the Hounds.

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Sunday, August 16th: Sean Manaea Throws 6 Scoreless Innings & Matt Olson Hits 14th HR in Hounds’ 5-Hit Shutout while Sean Doolittle Strikes Out the Side in Sounds’ Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Sean Manaea (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds LHP Sean Manaea (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Tulsa Drillers                  0

Midland RockHounds  9

WP – Manaea 3-1 / 2.84

HR – Olson (14)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Manaea

(6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

LHP Sean Manaea led the RockHounds to their 16th shutout of the season on Sunday. The former 1st-round draft pick scattered 4 hits while striking out 5 over 6 scoreless innings to earn his 3rd win, and two of the recently-acquired lefty’s four starts for Midland have now resulted in shutouts. RHP Kris Hall tossed a scoreless 7th, while RHP Andres Avila pitched a perfect 8th, and RHP Jonathan Joseph got the the final three outs in the 9th to nail down the 5-hit shutout for the Hounds. Right fielder Matt Olson had a big day at the plate, doubling in a pair in the bottom of the 3rd, hitting a 2-run homer in the 5th and doubling and scoring in the 7th, and Olson now has 31 doubles and 14 home runs on the season. Designated hitter Chad Pinder had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run, while center fielder Jaycob Brugman doubled in a pair. Left fielder Josh Whitaker had a pair of hits and drove in a run, and catcher Beau Taylor walked and doubled in the first run of the game for the RockHounds.

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