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

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...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Top 5 Minor League Performers of 2015

With just about three weeks left in the minor league season, it seems like a good time to take a look at some of the players in the A’s system who’ve been having true standout seasons on the field this year. Many minor league players can dazzle with an amazing week, or even an amazing month, but being able to perform at a high level over the course of a sometimes grueling minor...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Zito preparing for next full-time job as songwriter

Veteran left-hander Barry Zito has spent the entirety of the 2015 season  with the Oakland Athletics' Triple-A affiliate Nashville Sounds. Zito, 37, has mostly pitched well with the Sounds, posting an 8-7 record and a 3.48 ERA. Despite his success, which includes a six-inning, one-hit effort his last time out, he's still waiting for the A's to call him up. Though he's currently...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday, August 9th: Kirkland’s Big Bat Helps Hounds Win while Stalcup Leads Ports to Shutout Win and Barry Zito & Matt Chapman Land on DL

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Shortstop Wade Kirkland (3 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  8 Corpus Christi Hooks     3 WP – Hall 3-0 / 2.97 HR – Kirkland (3) Farmhand Of The Game: Shortstop Wade Kirkland (3 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs) Midland utility man Wade Kirkland, getting the start at shortstop, turned out to...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Beane Compares Mets’ Staff To A’s

In an interview with Ken Davidoff of the NY Post, Athletics’ General Manager Billy Beane compared the Mets’ young pitchers to his star-studded rotation in Oakland during the early 2000′s. The A’s staff featured three top starters in Barry Zito, Mark Mulder and Tim Hudson, who carried the team to multiple playoff berths. “There’s definitely […]
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday, August 6th: Sounds Win Behind Barry Zito’s 6 Shutout Innings while Chad Pinder’s 4th HR in 3 Days & 5 RBIs Help Hounds Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 3 K / Win)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) GAME #1 Memphis Redbirds   3 Nashville Sounds   8 WP – Zito 8-7 / 3.48 HR – Gentry (4) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 3 K / Win) In the completion of Wednesday’s suspended game, LHP Barry Zito took...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Minor League Leaders – August 2015 Update

The calendar has turned the page to August and, with just about a month left in the minor league season, it’s a good time to take a look at the A’s minor league leaders in a few key hitting and pitching categories. A minimum of 200 at-bats is required for the hitting categories and a minimum of 90 innings is required for the pitching categories, with the exception of saves,...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Saturday, August 1st: Barry Zito Earns 7th Win for Sounds while HRs by Matt Olson & Matt Chapman Help Hounds & Ports Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 2 K / Win)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Nashville Sounds         9 Omaha Storm Chasers  4 WP – Zito 7-7 / 3.64 HR – Roberts (5) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 2 K / Win) LHP Barry Zito turned in another strong start for the Sounds, allowing...
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August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday, July 27th: Matt Olson’s 2 HRs Help Hounds Win while Barry Zito Struggles in Sounds Loss and Yairo Munoz & Trent Gilbert Make Debuts for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Matt Olson (2 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Midland RockHounds  12 Frisco RoughRiders         9 WP – Joseph 7-4 / 4.20 HR – Olson 2 (12), Walsh (12), Ravelo (2) Farmhand Of The Game: First Baseman Matt Olson (2 Home Runs / 5 RBI) First baseman Matt Olson has definitely been heating up again as...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Wednesday, July 22nd: Jason Pridie Hits 4th HR in 3 Days as Barry Zito Gets No-Decision in Sounds Loss and Chris Iriart Drives in Winning Run for Vermont

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Jason Pridie (Home Run / Triple / 2 RBIs)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Nashville Sounds              3 Colorado Springs Sky Sox  4 LP – Kurcz 1-1 / 3.52 HR – Pridie (16) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Jason Pridie (Home Run / Triple / 2 RBIs) Outfielder Jason Pridie hit his 16th home run, his 4th in the...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Thursday, July 9th: Jason Pridie’s 2 HRs Help Sounds Sweep Twinbill as Barry Zito & Zach Neal Both Earn Wins

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Jason Pridie (2 Home Runs / 6 RBIs)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) GAME #2 Nashville Sounds   7 Memphis Redbirds   3 WP – Neal 7-3 / 3.63 HR – Pridie (11) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Jason Pridie (Home Run / 2 Walks / 3 RBIs) Outfielder Jason Pridie slugged a 3-run homer in the 1st inning to give the Sounds...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Listen: Barry Zito talks resilience and comeback attempt on FOX Sports Radio

The Oakland Athletics signed veteran Barry Zito to a minor-league deal before spring training, as the 37-year-old lefty wanted to give his career one more attempt after effectively taking the 2014 season off. Though he's pitched quite well for the A's Triple-A affiliate Nashville Sounds in 2015, he hasn't yet been called up by the A's, in part due to their strong starting pitching...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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)   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...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday, June 28th: Joel Seddon Pitches Ports to Victory while Barry Zito Is Solid in Sounds Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Joel Seddon (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Stockton Ports         4 Inland Empire 66ers  1 WP – Seddon 5-4 / 3.53 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Joel Seddon (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win) RHP Joel Seddon delivered another impressive start for Stockton on Sunday, allowing just 4 hits...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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)   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...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wednesday, June 17th: Dillon Overton Is Solid as Stockton Wins 5th Straight and Craig Gentry Homers as Barry Zito Takes 6th Loss for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports LHP Dillon Overton (5 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 4 K)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Stockton Ports         9 Lake Elsinore Storm  3 WP – Bragg 3-2 / 4.68 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Dillon Overton (5 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 4 K) After a couple of rare rough outings, LHP Dillon Overton returned to form on Wednesday for Stockton...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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)   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...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Friday, June 5th: Barry Zito Throws 7 Shutout Innings in Sounds Victory while Matt Chapman Hits 7th HR to Help Ports Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (7 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Salt Lake Bees        0 Nashville Sounds  1 WP – Zito 4-4 / 3.71 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Barry Zito (7 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win) LHP Barry Zito turned in his third straight scoreless start for the Sounds, tossing 7 shutout...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Zito excelling in Triple-A, named PCL Pitcher of the Week

Veteran pitcher Barry Zito continues to impress for the Oakland Athletics' Triple-A affiliate Nashville Sounds, as the 37-year-old picked up an award on Monday. Zito was named the PCL Pitcher of the Week for May 25-31 as a result of going 2-0 with 14 shutout innings against the Sacramento River Cats (the A's old Triiple-A affiliate) and the Las Vegas 51s. MiLB.com notes that Zito...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday, May 31st: Barry Zito Throws 8 Shutout Innings as Sounds Win 7th Straight while Drew Pomeranz Is Solid in 1st Rehab Outing for Ports

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (8 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 6 K / Win)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Las Vegas 51s        0 Nashville Sounds  1 WP – Zito 3-4 / 4.12 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Barry Zito (8 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 6 K / Win) Barry Zito turned in his best start yet for Nashville on Sunday. The 37-year-old allowed just...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday, May 26th: Barry Zito Leads Sounds’ 2nd Straight Shutout of Sacramento while Carson Blair’s Big Hit Helps Hounds Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Nashville Sounds         3 Sacramento River Cats  0 WP – Zito 2-4 / 4.72 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Barry Zito (6 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win) Barry Zito played for the River Cats during their inaugural season in Sacramento...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Thursday, May 21st: Jose Brizuela & Ryon Healy Homer to Help Snappers & Hounds Win while Barry Zito Takes 4th Loss for Sounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Third Baseman Jose Brizuela (2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Kane County Cougars  5 Beloit Snappers          6 WP – Gossett 2-4 / 4.50 HR – Pimentel (5), Brizuela (3) Farmhand Of The Game: Third Baseman Jose Brizuela (2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs) With a man on and his team down by two runs in the bottom...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton signs baby’s butt before rehab game with Triple-A Round Rock

Josh Hamilton began a rehab assignment with the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock, Texas this week. In his debut with the Express on Sunday, the former AL MVP went 1-for-3 facing Barry Zito, pitching for Oakland’s Triple-A Nashville club. Hamilton followed that up with an 0-for-4 effort. (Kendall Graveman started that game for Nashville.) While Rangers and baseball...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday, May 10th: Barry Zito Tosses 7 Shutout Innings to Earn 1st Win for Sounds while Zach Neal & Dillon Overton Are Solid in Hounds & Ports Victories

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds LHP Barry Zito (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Round Rock Express  0 Nashville Sounds      7 WP – Zito 1-3 / 4.70 HR – Parrino (4), Pridie (4), Matthes (2) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Barry Zito (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win) LHP Barry Zito turned in his best start so far this...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday, May 5th: Daniel Gossett Pitches Snappers to Victory while Ports Win Behind B.J. Boyd’s Big Bat and Barry Zito Takes 3rd Loss as Sounds Drop 6th Straight

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Daniel Gossett (5 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 7 K)   MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A) Burlington Bees    1 Beloit Snappers  8 WP – Gossett 1-3 / 4.73 HR – Bennie (3) Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Daniel Gossett (5 2/3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 7 K / Win) For his second start in a row, the A’s 2nd-round pick in last year’s...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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