Monday, August 5th: Cats & AZL A’s Win in Walk-Offs while Snappers Fall in 9th

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Michael Taylor (Double / 2 RBIs / GWRBI)

Sacramento River Cats OF Michael Taylor (Double / 2 RBIs / GWRBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Round Rock Express         4

Sacramento River Cats  5

WP – Nieve 1-0 / 0.00

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Taylor

(Double / 2 RBIs / GWRBI)

 

With 2 outs, 2 men on and Sacramento down by 1 run in the bottom of the 9th inning, outfielder Michael Taylor doubled in both runs to give the River Cats the walk-off win on Monday night. Third baseman Daric Barton singled, doubled and also drove in a pair of runs in the game. Starter Travis Banwart had a shaky outing for Sacramento, allowing 4 runs, 3 earned, over 6 innings of work, while RHP Fernando Nieve tossed a scoreless 9th to pick up a win in his first appearance for the River Cats.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds

(OFF DAY)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports

(OFF DAY)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers               5

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  6

LP – Vail 5-4 / 3.38

HR – Olson (15), Mathews (11)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dakota Bacus

(8 IP / 6 H / 3 ER / 2 BB / 3 K)

 

RHP Dakota Bacus had a solid start for the Snappers, allowing 3 runs on just 6 hits over 8 innings of work and left the game with the lead in the top of the 9th. But RHP Tyler Vail gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, on 4 hits in the 9th to take the loss. First baseman Matt Olson hit a 3-run homer, while outfielder Ryan Mathews slugged a solo shot for the Snappers.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters

(OFF DAY)

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Mariners  3

AZL A’s          4

WP – Nolasco 2-2 / 4.35

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Ben McQuown

(Double / RBI / GWRBI)

 

Outfielder Ben McQuown, had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning on Monday. Top draft pick Billy McKinney went 0 for 2 in his return to the lineup as the designated hitter after missing almost a week with a sprained ankle. RHP Ronald Herrera turned in a strong start, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits over 5 innings of work, but LHP Alex Nolasco picked up the win despite allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks in 3 innings of relief for the A’s.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Round Rock @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Tulsa – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Wisconsin – 10:05am PT / 12:05pm CT

Jamestown @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

AZL A’s @ AZL Mariners – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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