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Saturday, July 4th: Jake Smolinski’s Big Bat Helps Sounds Win in Extras while Joel Seddon K’s 8 to Win 6th for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Jake Smolinski (Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Jake Smolinski (Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds      7

Round Rock Express  4

WP – Cook 4-1 / 3.96

HR – Pridie (9), Smolinski (6), Muncy (2), Viciedo (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jake Smolinski

(Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

26-year-old outfielder Jake Smolinski has been quite an offensive force for Nashville since being claimed off waivers by the A’s from Texas almost two weeks ago. And he wielded the big bat once again on Saturday. The former 2nd-round draft pick homered in the 2nd inning to give the Sounds an early lead. He doubled but was left stranded in the 8th and then, with the game tied in the top of the 10th, Smolinski doubled in the winning run as Nashville notched its third win in its last four games on Saturday. Third baseman Max Muncy doubled and scored the winning run in the 10th, while outfielder Jason Pridie, first baseman Dayan Viciedo and Muncy hit back-to-back-to-back home runs for the Sounds in the 6th. Second baseman Joey Wendle collected 3 hits in the game, including 2 doubles, and drove in a run, while catcher Carson Blair had a pair of hits and drove in a run in the win. Starter Zach Neal was impressive on Saturday, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits over 7 innings of work, and he left the game with a 3-run lead. RHP Arnold Leon gave up 1 run in the 8th, and RHP Ryan Cook surrendered a pair of runs to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th but ended up picking up the win after the Sounds came back in the top of the 10th. LHP Jim Fuller got the final three outs in the bottom of the 10th to earn his 1st save for the Sounds. RHP Cody Martin, acquired from Atlanta earlier in the week, is scheduled to make his first start for Nashville on Sunday.

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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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Thursday, July 2nd: Jake Sanchez Earns Win in Hounds Shutout while Richie Martin Makes Debut, Sean Nolin Lands on DL & Nate Freiman is DFA’d

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Jake Sanchez (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Jake Sanchez (6 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Arkansas Travelers        0

Midland RockHounds  4

WP – Sanchez 6-5 / 4.70

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jake Sanchez

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

RHP Jake Sanchez turned in his third straight quality start for the RockHounds, allowing 4 hits while striking out 5 over 6 shutout innings to earn his 6th win on Thursday. And in 14 innings over his last 2 starts, Sanchez has allowed just 2 runs on 7 hits while walking 1 and striking out 10 for the Hounds. Relievers Tucker Healy, Seth Frankoff and Omar Duran each contributed 1 scoreless inning in Thursday’s 5-hit shutout. Catcher Bruce Maxwell singled, doubled and drove in 3, while while a trio of RockHounds – first baseman Matt Olson, third baseman Renato Nunez and designated hitter Ryon Healy – each collected a single and a double in the win.

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Wednesday, July 1st: Nate Long Leads Sounds’ Shutout Victory while Justin Higley’s Grand Slam Highlights Snappers’ Win & R.J. Alvarez Lands on DL

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Nate Long (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Nate Long (7 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  0

Nashville Sounds              2

WP – Long 1-1 / 3.09

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nate Long

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

After his promotion from Midland, RHP Nate Long didn’t waste any time making a positive impression on his new team in Nashville. On Wednesday, the 29-year-old minor league veteran allowed just 2 hits while striking out 5 over 7 shutout innings to earn his 1st win for the Sounds. And Long now leads all A’s minor league pitchers in strikeouts with 78. RHP Arnold Leon pitched a perfect frame in the 8th, and RHP Ryan Cook got the final three outs in the 9th to post his 7th save. Designated hitter Dayan Viciedo doubled with 2 outs in the 4th, and right fielder Jason Pridie singled him in for the Sounds’ first run, then left fielder Jake Smolinski doubled in Pridie for the Sounds’ second and final run of the game. Third baseman Ryan Roberts also doubled but was left stranded in the 6th, while shortstop Andy Parrino had a pair of singles for the Sounds. Meanwhile, RHP R.J. Alvarez was placed on the disabled list with a right forearm strain, while catcher Luke Carlin was released, and catcher Carson Blair was reassigned to Nashville from the RockHounds.

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Tuesday, June 30th: Daniel Gossett Pitches Snappers to Victory while Matt Chapman Hits 12th HR in Ports Loss & A’s Come to Terms with Top Pick Richie Martin

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Daniel Gossett (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Daniel Gossett (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #2

Beloit Snappers                4

Quad Cities River Bandits  1

WP – Gossett 3-7 / 5.42

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Gossett

(7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 4 K / Win)

In one of his best starts so far this season for the Snappers, last year’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Daniel Gossett, allowed just 1 run over 7 innings of work to earn his 3rd win on Tuesday. Shortstop Yairo Munoz doubled in 2 runs in the top of the 2nd and singled and scored in the 6th, while outfielder James Harris singled, doubled and walked twice. Third baseman Jose Brizuela singled, tripled and scored, and outfielder Justin Higley and designated hitter Sandber Pimentel had a pair of hits apiece for the Snappers.

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Monday, June 29th: Chris Kohler K’s 7 in 1st Win for Vermont while Zach Neal Earns 6th Win in Sounds’ Rain-Shortened Victory

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Chris Kohler (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 7 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Chris Kohler (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

GAME #2

Lowell Spinners                 0

Vermont Lake Monsters  1

WP – Kohler 1-0 / 2.70

HR – Kim (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Kohler

(5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 7 K / Win)

LHP Chris Kohler, the A’s 3rd-round supplemental pick in 2013, was impressive in his second start for the Lake Monsters on Monday, allowing just 2 hits while walking 1 and striking out 7 over 5 innings of work to earn his 1st win in the second game of Monday’s doubleheader at Vermont. The 20-year-old struck out the side in both the 2nd and 3rd innings and, after being sidelined due to injuries last season, Kohler has now notched 10 strikeouts in his first 10 innings this year. RHP Corey Miller tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, while LHP Mike Fagan got the final two outs for his 1st save. Catcher Seong-min Kim had 2 hits, including a home run in the 5th inning to provide the only run of the game, while this year’s 10th-round pick, outfielder Steven Pallares, had a pair of hits for Vermont.

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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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Wednesday, June 24th: Jaycob Brugman’s 9th-Inning HR Helps Hounds Win while Joey Wendle Has Big Day in Sounds Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (3 for 5 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Jaycob Brugman (3 for 5 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  10

Frisco RoughRiders         9

WP – Healy 3-1 / 2.20

HR – Brugman (3)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(3 for 5 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

With the game tied in the top of the 9th, outfielder Jaycob Brugman led off the inning with his 3rd home run for Midland to provide the winning run as the RockHounds snapped their 3-game losing streak on Wednesday. Brugman also had a pair of singles and drove in the Hounds’ first run of the game in the 2nd. Outfielder Chad Oberacker collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 3 runs, while second baseman Wade Kirkland also had 3 hits and scored 3 times. Catcher Carson Blair had 2 hits and 2 walks, and shortstop Chad Pinder and outfielder Josh Whitaker drove in a pair of runs apiece in the win. Starter Nate Long had a rare rough outing for the RockHounds, allowing 8 runs in 5 innings of work, while RHP Kris Hall gave up 1 run in 2 innings of relief, and RHP Tucker Healy pitched 2 perfect innings to earn his 3rd win on Wednesday.

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Tuesday, June 23rd: Ryan Roberts Has 4 Hits & Barry Zito Earns 5th Win as Sounds Snap 5-Game Skid while Vermont Comes Up Short despite Seong-min Kim’s Grand Slam

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Third Baseman Ryan Roberts (4 for 4 / Double / RBI)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Third Baseman Ryan Roberts (4 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds   6

Memphis Redbirds   4

WP – Zito 5-6 / 3.94

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Ryan Roberts

(4 for 4 / Double / RBI)

Third baseman Ryan Roberts collected 4 hits for the Sounds for the third time this season on Tuesday. The 34-year-old veteran also drove in a run and scored a run to help the Sounds snap their 5-game losing streak. Outfielder Jake Smolinski, claimed off waivers by the A’s earlier in the week, went 2 for 4 and drove in a pair of runs in his debut for Nashville, while Dayan Viciedo, who’s primarily been playing first base since joining the Sounds, doubled, walked and scored a run. Starter Barry Zito held Memphis scoreless through 4 innings and gave up just 1 run through 6. But he put three men on and allowed one to score in the bottom of the 7th before leaving with no outs. Zito ended up being charged with 3 runs in 6 innings of work and earned his 5th win. RHP Dan Otero tossed 2 scoreless innings while also allowing one of Zito’s runners to score, and RHP Ryan Cook picked up his 6th save despite giving up 1 run in the 9th. Meanwhile, Sounds outfielder Kent Matthes was released on Tuesday.

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Monday, June 22nd: Dustin Driver Looks Sharp in Vermont’s 1st Victory while Rangel Ravelo Debuts with AZL A’s & Bobby Wahl Lands on DL for Hounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Dustin Driver (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 0 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Dustin Driver (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 0 K)

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Aberdeen IronBirds           1

Vermont Lake Monsters  9

WP – Beasley 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Akau (1), Bolt (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dustin Driver

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

After experiencing a few ups and downs in his first four starts at Beloit, RHP Dustin Driver came out strong in his first start for Vermont, allowing just 1 unearned run on 2 hits and 2 walks over 5 innings of work, and he left with the game a 1-1 tie on Monday. LHP Derek Beasley tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win for the Lake Monsters. Catcher Iolana Akau and 4th-round center fielder Skye Bolt hit back-to-back homers in the bottom of the 6th, while right fielder Shawn Duinkerk and 12th-round first baseman Chris Iriart both doubled and drove in a pair. 10th-round left fielder Steven Pallares reached base 4 times, on 3 hits and a walk, and 2nd-round shortstop Mikey White went 1 for 4 to collect his first hit in pro ball on Monday.

Check out highlights from the game, including Akau’s and Bolt’s homers, courtesy of WCAX in Burlington…
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