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Brown, Payton pilot polished A's pack

Experienced bunch enjoy career campaigns in Oakland system
November 22, 2019

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The 2019 season ended in all-too-familiar fashion for the Athletics -- heartbreak in the postseason. Falling

Aviators' Franklin Barreto Named PCL Player of the Month

Infielder earns honor for June after batting .387 with nine HRs and 32 RBI
July 3, 2019

Last week, Franklin Barreto was rewarded for his stellar play in the month of June with a promotion to the big leagues. Today, Barreto received another bit of recognition: He was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Month.After struggling for much of April and May, Barreto caught fire when

MiLB announces June Uncle Ray's Players of the Month

July 3, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball today announced the Uncle Ray's Player of the Month Award winners for each of the 10 leagues for the month of June. In recognition of the honor, each winner will receive an award from Minor League Baseball and Uncle Ray's, the "Official Potato

Sounds Stun Baby Cakes with Late Rally

Anthony Garcia Drills Game-Tying Homer in Ninth, Nashville Scores Four in the 10th
August 28, 2018

The Nashville Sounds scored one run in the ninth and four in the tenth to stun the New Orleans Baby Cakes with a come-from-behind 7-3 win Tuesday night at Shrine on Airline.Trailing 3-2 in the top of the ninth, Anthony García launched a solo homer off Nick Wittgren to even

Sounds Slug Their Way to Series Finale Victory

Three Early Home Runs Help Nashville Avoid Sweep
August 23, 2018

ROUND ROCK, Texas - The Nashville Sounds' batters hit the ball high while starting pitcher Eric Jokisch kept it low en route to a 4-2 win over the Round Rock Express.The Sounds belted three solo home runs within the first two innings while Jokish induced 11 ground outs on the

Barreto homers, doubles twice for Nashville

A's prospect records first game with at least three hits since June
August 23, 2018

After entering the month five games back of the lead in the American League West standings, the A's have had a resurgence fueled by a group of journeyman veterans, as well as a smattering of younger players just beyond prospect status. Now sitting a game behind the defending-champion Astros in

Barreto's Big Night Not Enough for Sounds

Express Spoil Second Baseman's 3-Hit Game with Four-Run First
August 22, 2018

A four-run first inning helped the Round Rock Express top the Nashville Sounds, 7-4, Wednesday night at Dell Diamond. The Sounds have lost six of their last seven games since the 15-game winning streak.The big inning for the Express came just after the Sounds started the game with a three-run

Taylor's Clutch Hit Leads Sounds to Win

Catcher's Go-Ahead Base Hit Helps Snap Four-Game Skid
August 19, 2018

Beau Taylor's clutch base hit in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Nashville Sounds to a 5-4 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes in front of 9,387 fans at First Tennessee Park Sunday night.Taylor's line drive single to left-center scored Anthony García from third to snap a

Sounds Match Franchise Record With 15th Straight Win

15-Game Stretch Matches Record Set by Pirates Affiliate in 1999 Season
11:35 PM EDT

Franklin Barreto homered and Dustin Fowler added three hits as the Nashville Sounds topped the Round Rock Express, 8-4, Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park to extend their winning streak to 15 games. The 15-game streak matches a franchise record set during the 1999 season.Nashville's winning streak started on July

Sounds Extend Winning Streak to 14 Games with Walk-Off at First Tennessee Park

Anthony Garcia's Ninth-Inning Single Completes Dramatic Comeback
August 13, 2018

Anthony García's walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Nashville Sounds to a dramatic, come-from-behind, 6-5 win over the Round Rock Express in front of 6,215 fans at First Tennessee Park Monday night. The win extended Nashville's winning streak to 14 games, one shy of matching

Bassitt's Arm, Barreto's Bat Lead Sounds to 11th Straight Win

Nashville has not trailed in the last five games
August 10, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Chris Bassitt logged seven strong innings, and Franklin Barreto homered for the second consecutive game and went 3-for-4 to lead the Nashville Sounds to their 11th consecutive victory and a 3-1 triumph over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Friday night at Security Service Field. The

Winning Streak Runs to 10 Games as Sounds Rout Sky Sox

Nashville Sets Season-Highs in Runs and Hits
August 10, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS - The Nashville Sounds got offensive Thursday night to outlast the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 18-9 at Security Service Field. The win extended Nashville's season-best winning streak to 10 games, which is the second longest in the franchise's Pacific Coast League era.Big innings were plentiful as each team

Sounds' Rally Falls Short in Salt Lake

Nashville scores two in the 9th but ends game with bases loaded
July 28, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Ramón Laureano and Franklin Barreto each homered, but the Nashville Sounds never enjoyed a lead and saw a ninth-inning rally fall short in an 8-6 loss to the Salt Lake Bees at Smith's Ballpark on Friday night. The Sounds have dropped three consecutive games and

Sounds Split Doubleheader with I-Cubs

Nashville loses early lead, snaps five-game win streak
July 13, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Nashville Sounds couldn't hold an early lead Friday night and ultimately lost 5-3 to the Iowa Cubs in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Principal Park. The Sounds had won the first game of the day-night twinbill 8-3 to move their win streak to five.

Bracewell's Gem Leads Sounds over Cubs

Right-Hander Tosses Six Shutout Innings to Close First Half
July 8, 2018

Ben Bracewell threw six shutout innings and the Nashville Sounds got another home run from Franklin Barreto in a 5-3 win in front of 8,320 fans at First Tennessee Park Sunday night.Bracewell limited the Cubs to just two hits - a single in the first and a single in the

Super Sounds Dispatch Villainous Cubs

Nashville Belts Three Home Runs in Victory
July 7, 2018

NASHVILLE - The Nashville Sounds powered their way to a 5-3 win over the Iowa Cubs Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 10,904 at First Tennessee Park.The Sounds jumped on Iowa's Jen-Ho Tseng early as Ramón Laureano launched a solo home run to lead off the game.

Late-Game Troubles Doom Sounds Again

4-0 Lead Not Enough as Nashville Drops Game One of Road Trip
June 14, 2018

For the third consecutive game, the Nashville Sounds failed to protect an early lead and eventually dropped the series opener to the El Paso Chihuahuas, 7-6, Wednesday night at Southwest University Park.Nashville had a 4-0 lead before El Paso evened the game at 4-4 and eventually took a 6-4 lead.

Sounds Blow Late Lead, Lose to Rainiers

Bullpen Falters After James Naile Turns in Another Quality Start
June 11, 2018

The Nashville Sounds failed to hang on to a 6-1 lead and dropped the series finale to the Tacoma Rainiers, 8-6, in front of 7,824 fans at First Tennessee Park Monday night.Tacoma scored four runs in the seventh and three in the eighth to erase the deficit. It came after

Sounds' Barreto returns with a bang

Third-ranked Athletics prospect rips four hits, game-tying homer
June 3, 2018

In April upon his return to Triple-A, Franklin Barreto went 0-for-10 with eight strikeouts. He then broke out with a 3-for-4 game with a home run.On Sunday, the third-ranked Oakland prospect had a similar emergence. Playing in his first game since arriving back in the Minor Leagues -- Barreto tied

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 22

De Los Santos pushes for Phils move; Chatham hits grand slam
May 23, 2018

Theme of the dayYou get a promotion and you get a promotion and you get a promotion: Some days, the on-the-field action takes a back seat to the news off the diamond. Three of MLB.com's top 100 prospects moved up a level and made their debuts with new clubs Tuesday

Barreto rebounds with authority for Sounds

A's No. 3 prospect ties career highs with two homers, five RBIs
May 6, 2018

Any two-homer game is special, but for Franklin Barreto, it was a particular response that spoke volumes.Following a three-strikeout performance the night before, the No. 64 prospect in baseball surged Sunday with two homers and five RBIs -- matching career highs in a single game -- in Triple A Nashville's

Barreto's Big Day Leads Sounds over Redbirds

Second Baseman Belts a Pair of Home Runs and Knocks in Five
May 6, 2018

Franklin Barreto hit a pair of home runs and Kendall Graveman put together a solid outing in the Nashville Sounds' 8-2 win over the Memphis Redbirds in front of a sellout crowd of 10,712 Sunday afternoon at First Tennessee Park.Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the third, Barreto lined a

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 26

A's Fowler, Barreto tee off; Dodgers' Raley hits two homers
April 27, 2018

Theme of the dayDon't forget about us: Ronald Acuña Jr.'s Major League debut has been thrilling, but there's more to the Braves system than the young outfielder, as Bryse Wilson and Cristian Pache demonstrated with Class A Advanced Florida on Thursday. Wilson's scoreless outing got a full writeup in Chris

Barreto breaks out of Triple-A slump

Oakland's No. 3 prospect goes 3-for-4 with homer for Nashville
April 22, 2018

After a tumultuous stretch of games, Franklin Barreto is seemingly settling back in with Nashville. The third-ranked Athletics prospect went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in the Triple-A Sounds' 4-1 loss to the Storm Chasers on Sunday.

Sounds Crush Baby Cakes on Opening Day

Nashville Pitchers Record First Opening Day Shutout Since 1999
April 5, 2018

The Nashville Sounds got 16 hits from the offense and five shutout innings from starter James Naile in an 11-0 rout over the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Opening Day.  Every member of the starting lineup had at least one hit for Nashville. Dustin Fowler went 3-for-5 to lead six