Wednesday, August 6th: Nate Long Notches 11th Win in RockHounds Victory while Dillon Overton Makes First Start for Vermont

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Nate Long (6 2/3 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Nate Long (6 2/3 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Tulsa Drillers                     0

Midland RockHounds  3

WP – Long 11-6 / 2.99

HR – Matthes (14)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nate Long

(6 2/3 IP / 6 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K / Win)

RHP Nate Long turned in another strong start for the RockHounds, striking out 5 over 6 2/3 shutout innings to earn his league-leading 11th win on Wednesday, while RHP Jose Flores pitched a perfect 9th to post his 7th save. Outfielder Kent Matthes homered in his third straight game, while shortstop Dusty Coleman doubled in a run. First baseman Max Muncy walked, doubled and scored twice, and outfielder Kenny Wilson and designated hitter Hiro Nakajima had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds.

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CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide   4

Stockton Ports   6

WP – Covey 1-2 / 8.56

HR – Brugman (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

RHP Dylan Covey was a little shaky in his third start for Stockton, allowing 4 runs on 9 hits in 5 innings of work, but he still ended up posting his 1st win on Wednesday. RHP Andres Avila tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, while RHP Rodolfo Fernandez pitched a perfect 8th, and RHP Austin House got the final three outs in the 9th to earn his 16th save for Stockton. Outfielder Jaycob Brugman singled and hit a 2-run homer, while catcher Beau Taylor collected 3 hits and drove in a run. Shortstop Daniel Robertson singled, doubled and drove in a pair, and designated hitter Renato Nunez singled, tripled and drove in a run for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers         4

Clinton LumberKings  11

LP – Finnegan 6-8 / 3.61

HR – Baez (7)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Luis Baez

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

RHP Kyle Finnegan had a rough start on Wednesday, allowing 5 runs over just 3 innings of work to take the loss for the Snappers. Third baseman Luis Baez hit a 2-run homer, while outfielder Ryan Mathews collected 3 hits. First baseman Michael Soto tripled in a run, and catcher Philip Pohl and outfielder Tyler Marincov had a pair of hits apiece for the Snappers.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

Aberdeen IronBirds             2

WP – Fagan 2-1 / 6.23

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

(3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 3 K)

 

Last year’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s, LHP Dillon Overton, was promoted to Vermont on Wednesday to make his first start for the Lake Monsters as he continues his return from Tommy John surgery. Overton allowed 1 run on 3 hits while walking 1 and striking out 3 in 3 innings of work in his first start outside of Arizona. RHP Cristhian Perez also gave up 1 run in 3 innings of relief, while LHP Mike Fagan pitched a perfect 7th, RHP Blake McMullen tossed a scoreless 8th, and RHP Koby Gauna got the final three outs in the 9th for his 6th save. Left fielder Max Kuhn collected 3 hits, including 2 doubles, while first baseman John Nogowski and second baseman Trent Gilbert each singled in a run, and shortstop Yairo Munoz and outfielder Brett Vertigan had a pair of hits apiece.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s           6

AZL Rangers  3

WP – Veliz 1-1 / 4.80

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Victor Veliz

(4 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 1 K / Win)

RHP Tanner Peters, who’s missed most of the season with shoulder issues, made his way back to the mound and allowed 2 hits in 1 scoreless inning of work to start the game on Wednesday. LHP Victor Veliz gave up 1 run in 4 innings of relief to earn the win, while RHP Jesus Rivas tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his 4th save. Shortstop Jesus Lopez singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run, while outfielder Rodolfo Penalo had a pair of hits, walked, stole a base, drove in a run and scored 3 times, and catcher Argenis Raga and outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz both doubled in a run for the A’s.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Reno – 7:05pm PT

Tulsa @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Quad Cities – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Vermont @ Aberdeen – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Brewers – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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