Tuesday, August 20th: Olson’s HR Helps Snappers Win, while Cats, Hounds & Ports All Come Up Short

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

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

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



Tucson Padres                  7

Sacramento River Cats  6

LP – Billings 13-6 / 4.21

HR – Peterson (12), Goebbert (2)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(Home Run / 2 Walks / 2 Runs)


Starter Bruce Billings had a rough outing for the River Cats, allowing 7 runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings to take his 6th loss on Tuesday. Outfielder Shane Peterson hit his 12th home run, walked twice and scored twice, while designated hitter Jake Goebbert slugged his 2nd home run for Sacramento, and first baseman Anthony Aliotti had 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs for the River Cats. With Derek Norris breaking his toe in Oakland on Tuesday night, it’s possible that one of Sacramento’s catchers, David Freitas or Ryan Ortiz, could soon be seeing time in Oakland.

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Midland RockHounds  2

Corpus Christi Hooks      3

LP – Dull 0-1 / 4.91

HR – Muncy (2)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Murphy Smith

(6 2/3 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 2 BB / 7 K)


Starter Murphy Smith had a strong outing for the RockHounds on Tuesday, allowing 2 runs and striking out 7 over 6 2/3 innings and left with the game tied. RHP Ryan Dull gave up the game-winning run in the 10th inning to take the loss. First baseman Max Muncy singled in a run to tie the game in the 4th inning and homered to give the RockHounds the lead in the 7th.



San Jose Giants  13

Stockton Ports    2

LP – Simmons 7-7 / 5.65



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(3 for 5 / Triple / RBI)


RHP James Simmons had his 8th straight shaky start for Stockton, allowing 5 runs over 7 innings to take his 7th loss on Tuesday. Outfielder Bobby Crocker had 3 hits, including a triple, and drove in a run, while shortstop Addison Russell singled and tripled, and first baseman Tony Thompson doubled and drove in a run for the Ports.



Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  4

Beloit Snappers               6

WP – Bayless 1-1 / 5.68

HR – Olson (19)



Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)


First baseman Matt Olson homered for the second straight day, hitting a 3-run shot on Tuesday, giving him a total of 19 round-trippers on the year. Designated hitter John Wooten singled, doubled and drove in a pair for the Snappers. Starter Dylan Covey gave up just 1 run and struck out 6 over 4 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Trevor Bayless allowed 1 run in 2 1/3 innings of relief to pick up the win, and LHP Chris Lamb got the final 5 outs for his 2nd save.


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

Vermont Lake Monsters  1

Tri-City ValleyCats              2

LP – Adkins 0-1 / 1.20



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Hunter Adkins

(6 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 2 K)


RHP Hunter Adkins had another solid outing, allowing 2 runs over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss on Tuesday. Outfielder Tyler Marincov doubled and scored a run, while designated hitter Xavier Macklin drove in the only run of the game for the Lake Monsters.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s       4

AZL Angels  5

LP – Massad 1-4 / 4.38

HR – Paz (2)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Andy Paz

(Home Run)


RHP Ronald Herrera allowed 3 runs on 8 hits over 6 innings and left the game with a 1-run lead, but RHP Jonathan Massad allowed 2 runs in 2 innings of relief to take the loss. Catcher Andy Paz homered to give his team the lead in the 3rd inning, while outfielder Billy McKinney tripled and drove in a run, and designated hitter Kyle Wheeler drove in a pair for the A’s.


Wednesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Colorado Springs – 5:35pm PT

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

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Kane County – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Tri-City @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Giants – 7:00pm PT



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2 comments for “Tuesday, August 20th: Olson’s HR Helps Snappers Win, while Cats, Hounds & Ports All Come Up Short

  1. Wes
    August 21, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Think it might be time to shut Simmons down? He hasn’t thrown this many innings since 2009…. just a thought.

    • August 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Think he’ll be a minor league free agent this year, so they’re probably just letting him do what he wants at this point.

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