Brian VanderBeek Blog
Posted on July 29, 2014
When you commit five errors in one inning, you deserve to lose, which is why the Modesto Nuts’ couldn’t be too upset over Sunday’s loss to Inland Empire.
But the sloppiness of that game doesn’t come close to one of the most bizarre games I’ve covered at John Thurman Field, dating all the way back to Aug. 7, 1999.
That Modesto A’s team clearly was the best in the California League – going 44-28 to win both halves – and would have won it all except for a flurry of injuries in the final two weeks of the regular season that took away their speed and power.
Posted on July 26, 2014
Ex-Stanford star and 2013’s overall No. 1 pick Mark Appel reportedly has been promoted to Double-A despite major struggles in Lancaster
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 25, 2014
Nuts’ 2015 schedule makes them an active member of the South Division and a road warrior for first month
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 24, 2014
David Dahl left Asheville, one of baseball hottest teams, to test his talents in the California League
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 14, 2014
At least one former Modesto minor league player or manager has been in uniform for every Midsummer Classic since Reggie’s 1969 All-Star debut
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 12, 2014
Rockies’ righty Eddie Butler is making a rehab start for the Nuts tonight, and he’s doing it with big-league baseballs
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on July 11, 2014
Sources say Giants’ Triple-A team headed to Sacramento, A’s likely moving prospects to Nashville