Sunday, August 17th: Dillon Overton Impresses Again for Vermont while Deck McGuire Takes the Loss for Sacramento

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Dillon Overton (3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Vermont Lake Monsters Pitcher Dillon Overton (3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

 

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

Brooklyn Cyclones               7

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

LP – Graves 3-2 / 6.75

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

(3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

One of the best stories in the A’s system in the second half of the season has to be the return of last year’s 2nd-round draft pick for the A’s, LHP Dillon Overton, to the mound 12 months after undergoing Tommy John surgery. On Sunday, Overton allowed just 1 baserunner while striking out 5 over 3 scoreless innings for the Lake Monsters. Since returning to action, Overton has struck out 42 and walked just 4 over 31 innings while putting up a 1.45 ERA, and has now allowed just 1 run and struck out 11 over 9 innings of work since joining Vermont. After Overton exited Sunday’s game, this year’s 3rd-round draft pick, RHP Brett Graves, allowed 5 runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief to take the loss. Designated hitter Max Kuhn tripled, doubled and scored, while shortstop Yairo Munoz and outfielder Ben McQuown both singled, stole a base and scored a run for the Lake Monsters.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Oklahoma City RedHawks  7

Sacramento River Cats    2

LP – McGuire 1-3 / 9.00

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(3 for 4 / Double / 2 Runs)

 

Outfielder Shane Peterson doubled, had a pair of singles and scored both the River Cats’ runs on Sunday, but Sacramento would manage just 3 other hits on the night. RHP Deck McGuire had his third straight rough start for the River Cats, allowing 7 runs, 6 earned, in just 3 1/3 innings to take his 3rd loss for Sacramento, while relievers Tucker Healy, Seth Frankoff, Joe Savery and Paul Smyth combined on 5 2/3 scoreless innings of relief for the River Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  1

Springfield Cardinals       5

LP – Long 11-8 / 3.12

HR – Barfield (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeremy Barfield

(Home Run)

 

Starter Nate Long was a little shaky on Sunday, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits over 5 2/3 innings to take his 8th loss for Midland. Right fielder Jeremy Barfield hit his 3rd home run to provide the RockHounds’ only run of the game, while center fielder Kenny Wilson doubled for the team’s only other extra-base hit of the day, and first baseman Max Muncy contributed a pair of hits for the Hounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

San Jose Giants   6

Stockton Ports   2

LP – Covey 1-4 / 8.22

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Renato Nunez

(2 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

Starter Dylan Covey allowed 5 runs in 5 innings of work to take his 4th loss for Stockton on Sunday. Designated hitter Renato Nunez singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run, while shortstop Daniel Robertson singled, doubled, walked and scored a run, and second baseman Chad Pinder doubled in a run, stole a base and scored in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers        3

Clinton LumberKings  4

LP – Vail 3-5 / 4.58

HR – Ludy (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Josh Ludy

(Home Run)

 

Starter Kyle Finnegan allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, over 5 innings of work, while RHP Joel Seddon pitched 2 perfect innings in relief, but RHP Tyler Vail gave up the winning run in the bottom of the 9th to take the loss for the Snappers. Catcher Josh Ludy homered and walked twice, while second baseman Chih Fang Pan went 4 for 4 with a walk, and outfielder B.J. Boyd singled, walked, stole a base and scored twice for the Snappers.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Dodgers  6

AZL A’s           7

WP – Beasley 3-2 / 6.88

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Kevin Ferreras

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

 

Starter Kevin Ferreras got things off to a good start on Sunday, striking out 5 over 3 scoreless innings of work, but LHP Alex Nolasco came on to give up 5 runs in just 1/3 of an inning, and RHP Travis Pitcher gave up 1 run in 1 2/3 innings of relief. LHP Derek Beasley tossed 2 scoreless innings to pick up his 3rd win, while RHP Ben Bracewell got the final six outs for his 3rd save. Outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz tripled, walked twice and drove in a pair of runs, while designated hitter Trace Loehr had a pair of hits, stole his 5th base and scored twice. Third baseman Jean Carlo Rodriguez singled, stole a base and drove in a run, and first baseman Miguel Mercedes had a pair of hits and a walk and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 7th for the A’s.

 

Monday’s Games:

Oklahoma City @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Peoria – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

AZL A’s @ AZL Dodgers – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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