Wednesday, August 27th: Dylan Covey Tosses 7 Shutout Innings in Ports Victory while Nate Long Notches League-Leading 13th Win for RockHounds

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Dylan Covey (7 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 2 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Dylan Covey (7 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Bakersfield Blaze  2

Stockton Ports    5

WP – Covey 3-4 / 6.00

HR – Healy (15)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dylan Covey

(7 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 2 K / Win)

Stockton starter Dylan Covey had a no-hitter going through 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday until giving up a single with 2 outs in the top of the 7th inning. It was the only hit that Covey would allow over 7 shutout innings as he earned his 3rd win for the Ports. RHP Michael Ynoa came on to strike out the side in a spotless 8th, but RHP Bobby Wahl surrendered 2 solo home runs before retiring the side in the 9th. Designated hitter Ryon Healy hit his 15th home run, while first baseman Matt Olson had a pair of doubles, and catcher Beau Taylor and outfielder Tyler Marincov drove in a pair of runs apiece for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  8

Nashville Sounds              5

WP – Savery 7-1 / 2.98

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Arnold Leon

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

 

Sacramento starter Arnold Leon held the opposition hitless through the first 3 innnings on Wednesday night and eventually allowed 2 runs on just 2 hits and struck out 5 before exiting after 5 innings of work with the game tied 2-2. RHP Paul Smyth gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, in the 6th, but LHP Joe Savery picked up the win after tossing a scoreless 7th, and RHP Jeremy McBryde got the final three outs for his 16th save. Newly-acquired catcher Bryan Anderson singled, tripled and drove in 2 runs in just his second game for Sacramento, while designated hitter Colin Walsh collected 3 hits and drove in a run, and outfielder Billy Burns, second baseman Jose Martinez and third baseman Alden Carrithers had a pair of hits apiece for the Cats.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

San Antonio Missions    1

WP – Long 13-8 / 3.18

HR – Matthes (15)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nate Long

(6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

Midland starter Nate Long allowed just 1 run over 6 innings of work on Wednesday to earn his 13th win and take sole possession of the Texas League lead in wins. RHP Drew Granier tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Ryan Dull got the final three outs for his 5th save. Meanwhile, outfielder Kent Matthes smacked a 2-run homer in the 4th to provide the RockHounds with all the runs they would on the night.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  2

Peoria Chiefs        4

LP – Finnegan 7-9 / 3.69

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

(2 for 4 / RBI)

 

Starter Kyle Finnegan allowed 4 runs on 7 hits over 6 innings of work to take his 9th loss on Wednesday, while RHP Sam Roberts tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief for the Snappers. Third baseman Matt Chapman and designated hitter Ryan Mathews each had a pair of hits and drove in a run in the loss.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

Tri-City ValleyCats             2

WP – Vattuone 2-1 / 3.60

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Ben McQuown

(2 for 4 / Triple / 2 RBIs)

 

Outfielder Ben McQuown singled in 2 runs to tie the game in the 3rd and would later triple and score the winning run in the 6th on Wednesday. Designated hitter Max Kuhn had a pair of hits, while first baseman John Nogowski singled, walked and scored twice for the Lake Monsters. Starter Jerad Grundy allowed 2 runs over 4 2/3 innings, while RHP Dominique Vattuone tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to earn the win, and RHP Fernand Cruzado struck out the side in a spotless 9th for his 4th save.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

Game #1

AZL A’s    4

AZL Cubs  3

WP – Veliz 2-1 / 2.43

HR – Montz (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Victor Veliz

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

 

LHP Victor Veliz turned in a solid start in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits over 6 innings of work to earn his 2nd win, while RHP Rob Huber picked up his 1st save despite giving up 2 runs in 1 inning of relief. Designated hitter Luke Montz singled and hit his 2nd home run, while first baseman Miguel Mercedes and outfielder Vicmal De La Cruz both singled and doubled for the A’s.

 

Game #2

AZL A’s    2

AZL Cubs  3

LP – Ferreras 2-3 / 6.67

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Cody Stull

(2 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K)

 

The A’s managed just 4 hits in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, with shortstop Edwin Diaz doubling for the A’s only extra-base hit of the game. Starter Cody Stull allowed just 1 hit while striking out 2 in 2 innings of work, and the left-hander has now struck out 27 in 18 1/3 innings while posting a 1.47 ERA for the A’s. LHP Kevin Ferreras gave up 3 runs in 3 innings of relief to take the loss.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Reno @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ San Antonio – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

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

Vermont @ Staten Island – 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET

AZL Cubs @ AZL A’s – 5:00pm PT

 

 

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