Streich Leaves With Injury
Stockton Ports’ RHP Seth Streich left his start on Tuesday in the first inning with an apparent arm injury. Streich is arguably the A’s best healthy starting pitching prospect with Raul Alcantara on the DL with an elbow injury. Going into the start on Tuesday, Streich had a 2.93 ERA and a 115:22 K:BB in 113.2 innings pitched. He allowed three hits in the first before leaving with the injury and all three runners came around to score, leaving him with a 3.16 ERA.
Nunez Homers In Win
Stockton Ports’ third baseman Renato Nunez hit his 26th homerun of the season and outfielder Jaycob Brugman hit his second for Stockton (10th overall) in the Ports’ 7-6 win over Inland Empire. Nunez moved back to within four homers of teammate Matt Olson’s total. Olson leads the Cal League in homers with 30, while Nunez is second in the league. The Ports’ single season team record is 39, established by Chris Carter in 2008. Nunez leads the team in RBI with 75.
Milone Struggles Versus Isotopes
Since being sent down to Triple-A, LHP Tommy Milone has made four starts. Two of those starts have been very good. The other two have not. The common dominator between his two poor starts has been the team he has faced: the Albuquerque Isotopes. On Tuesday, Milone allowed 10 hits and six runs in six innings in the River Cats’ 7-4 loss. Milone did strike-out six and he walked only two. He allowed homeruns to Joc Pederson and Brock Peterson.
Loehr has Career Night
A’s 2014 sixth-round pick Trace Loehr had a career-best night in the AZL A’s 14-2 thrashing of the AZL Giants. The shortstop reached base five times with three hits and two walks. He scored twice and one of those hits was his first pro triple. Outfielder Robert Martinez had three hits, including his fourth homerun of the season and two doubles. He drove-in five. Vicmal de la Cruz also had three hits. Michael Soto hit his second homerun.
LHP Dillon Overton got the start and he allowed one hit and one unearned run in three innings. He struck-out three and walked none. Overton now has 31 strike-outs and only three walks in 22 innings. Branden Kelliher earned his first pro win with three scoreless innings. He walked five, but he also struck-out five and didn’t allow a hit. He lowered his ERA to 2.84.
Marincov’s Streak Continues
The Beloit Snappers fell, 6-4 in 10 innings, but outfielder Tyler Marincov continued his torrid stretch at the plate. Marincov doubled (25) and homered (15) in the loss. Over his last 10 games, Marincov has homered five times and is 17-for-34. He also has seven doubles and a triple and he has driven in 14. Marincov’s slashline is .257/.347/.493 with 16 stolen bases.
Marincov is fifth in the league in homers, sixth in slugging percentage and 12th in OPS.
Matthes Homers Again
The Midland RockHounds dropped a 6-2 decision to their rivals, the Frisco RoughRiders, but Kent Matthes continued to swing a heavy bat. Matthes homered for the fourth straight game. He has five homers in those four games and now has 11 on the year (10 for Midland). Matthes has 15 RBI over his last four games and 19 over his last eight.
Sportman Hits First Homer
Vermont outfielder J.P. Sportman hit his first professional homer in the Lake Monsters’ 5-3 loss to Hudson Valley. Shortstop Yairo Munoz extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a double. Munoz, 19, is batting .306/.325/.486 on the year with 11 doubles, three triples and three homers in 40 games.