Monday, August 19th: Olson’s Big Bat Leads Beloit to Victory while Vermont Wins and Sacramento Falls

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers First Baseman Matt Olson (Home Run / 2 Doubles / 3 RBIs)

Beloit Snappers First Baseman Matt Olson (Home Run / 2 Doubles / 3 RBIs)



Tucson Padres                13

Sacramento River Cats  3

LP – Hernandez 0-2 / 8.00

HR – Ortiz (2)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Ryan Ortiz

(3 for 4 / Home Run)


After looking solid in his first start for Sacramento, LHP Carlos Hernandez had a much rougher time of it in his second outing, allowing 8 runs, 6 earned, on 11 hits over just 3 innings to take the loss on Monday. Catcher Ryan Ortiz had 3 hits, including a home run, and scored twice for the River Cats.

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Midland RockHounds




Stockton Ports




Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  5

Beloit Snappers               8

WP – DeYoung 6-5 / 4.46

HR – Olson (18), Bostick (14)



Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Home Run / 2 Doubles / 3 RBIs)


First baseman Matt Olson had a big night at the plate, collecting 2 doubles and a home run while driving in 3 runs, including the go-ahead run in the 3rd inning. Second baseman Chris Bostick had 3 hits, including his 14th home run, and drove in 2 runs, while outfielder Brett Vertigan singled, tripled, walked twice and drove in a pair. Starter Derek De Young had a shaky outing for the Snappers, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits over 5 innings but still ended up posting the win, while RHP Austin House got the final 3 outs to pick up his 8th save.


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

Vermont Lake Monsters  7

Tri-City ValleyCats              2

WP – Finnegan 3-3 / 2.70

HR – Boyd (7), Healy (3)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Finnegan

(5 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)


Starter Kyle Finnegan had another strong outing on Monday, allowing just 1 unearned run while walking none over 5 innings of work to earn his 3rd win for Vermont. Third baseman Ryon Healy hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning, and outfielder B.J. Boyd hit a 3-run homer in the 2nd inning to provide all the offense the Lake Monsters would need.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Cubs  4

AZL A’s     5

WP – Michaud 1-0 / 3.48



Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Edwin Diaz

(2 Doubles / Walk / RBI / Run)


Rehabbing RHP Ryan Doolittle had another solid outing on Monday, allowing just 1 hit over 3 scoreless innings for the A’s. 17-year-old shortstop Edwin Diaz had a pair of doubles, walked, drove in a run and scored a run, while outfielder Justin Higley singled, tripled and drove in a run, and outfielder Billy McKinney singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 9th inning. RHP Joseph Michaud picked up the win after having gotten the final out in the top of the 9th for the A’s.


Tuesday’s Games:

Tucson @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Wisconsin @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Vermont @ Tri-City – 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Angels – 7:00pm PT



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1 comment for “Monday, August 19th: Olson’s Big Bat Leads Beloit to Victory while Vermont Wins and Sacramento Falls

  1. Jack Rux
    August 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Note to writer of this update. Always enjoy them. But note this, when Billy McKinney knocks in the “go-ahead run” in the bottom of the ninth, it’s more than the “go-ahead” run, it’s the “winning” run. Write it that way. Also guard against lazy habits of being wordy … example .. So and So got the win with six solid innings “of work.” “Of work” are almost always excess baggage, needless words. Sort of like “new” record. Yeah, it just happened, so it goes without saying it’s “new.” Of course, in the grand tradition of live sports broadcasts it NEVER goes without saying. It’s always said. Just as the whatever inning doesn’t ever simply “end.” It “comes to an end.” After all why say something in one word if you can take four to say the same thing instead?

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