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Oakland Athletics Minor League Notebook: Franklin Barreto on fire

Franklin Barreto’s hot bat gave the Nashville Sounds another come-from-behind win. That news and more in our Friday night edition of Oakland A’s Minor League Notebook…

Franklin Barreto / Photo by Chris Lockard
Franklin Barreto had another multi-hit game. / Photo by Chris Lockard

Franklin Barreto had four hits and his walk in the 11th inning led to the Nashville Sounds’ game-winning run in a 6-5 victory over the Round Rock Express.

Barreto hit his 15th minor league homerun of the season and he singled three times and walked. He scored three runs, including the game-winner in the 11th. In the 11th, Barreto drew a two-out walk. He then stole second base, his second stolen base of the game. After Chris Carter walked, Joey Wendle singled to drive home Barreto and give Nashville the win.

Barreto is batting .391 over his last 10 games and he has four-straight multi-hit games. His season slashline is up to .289/.333/.461 for the year.

Wendle was the only other Nashville hitter who had more than one hit. He singled twice. The game was a back-and-forth affair, with the lead changing sides seven times. Down 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth, Nashville tied it up on a Jaff Decker homerun. Corey Walter and Patrick Schuster each threw scoreless innings in extras to give Nashville a chance to win.

Zach Neal started the game and he threw six solid innings, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk. He struck-out three.

Before the game, the A’s placed RHP Paul Blackburn on the DL and recalled Michael Brady and Mark Canha from Nashville.

Other News:

— Ivan Andueza (5 IP) and Oscar Tovar (4 IP) combined to hold the Aberdeen IronBirds to two runs on nine hits in a 5-2 Vermont win. Ryan Gridley had two hits and two RBI and Aaron Arruda also drove-in two.

— The AZL Athletics scored three times in the bottom of the ninth, but their rally fell one run short in an 8-7 loss to the AZL Reds. Nick Allen had two hits and a walk and Austin Beck tripled and singled. Ben Spitznagel and Jake Lumley added doubles.

— The Stockton Ports dropped game one of a crucial series with the San Jose Giants, 7-4. Brandon Bailey struck-out eight in 3.2 innings, but he was hung with the loss when he allowed three runs on four hits and two walks. Seth Brown‘s streak of five straight games with a homer ended, but he had two hits and a walk. Skye Bolt also had two hits and he drove-in two.

— The Burlington Bees scored two runs in the seventh and two runs in the eighth to complete a come-from-behind win over the Beloit Snappers, 6-5. Kyle Nowlin doubled twice and Mike Martin had three hits and two stolen bases. Martin now has 23 stolen bases on the season. In his second game since coming off of the DL, Trace Loehr had two hits. Kyle Twomey had an outstanding start, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks in six innings, but he had a no decision.

— Four DSL Athletics pitchers held the DSL Dodgers1 to three hits in a 5-2 DSL A’s win. Christopher Quintin had two hits, as did Kevin RichardsIraj Serrano and Jordan Diaz. Serrano stole two bases, including a swipe of home. Alexander Caledron earned his sixth win with five shutout innings. He lowered his ERA to 1.35.

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