Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Eddie's Farm: August 24

This is a first - at least in a very long time - but Eddie's Farm was 0-6 last night. /sadness.

Round Rock
Memphis took it to Round Rock with a 12-7 win, and what sunk the Express was the four consecutive homers given up by new Round Rocker Armando Benitez in the 8th inning, all with two outs, to Glaus, Craig, Hamilton, and Descalso. Reggie Abercrombie hit a grand slam in the 4th for a 3x5, 4RBI day. Chris Johnson was 2x5 with three runs scored. Aside from Benitez, Erick Abreu threw 5IP, 7H/4ER, 3K:4BB; Brocail took the loss with 1IP, 3H/3ER (4 total), 0K:2BB. Roy Corcoran threw a scoreless inning between Brocail and Benitez (the Filler Bs), and Geary closed it out in the 9th with 1IP, 2H/0ER.

Springfield scored two runs in the bottom of the 11th on a two-run walkoff homer off Charlie Weatherby III - look, are his dad/grandpa still playing? Can we drop the "III?" - for a 5-3 win over Corpus. Drew Locke accounted for all the runs with a three-run homer - his 20th - and Jason Castro was also 2x5, and is now hitting .301 for the Hooks. Hooks pitchers allowed nine hits and ten walks. Doug Arguello threw 3IP, 2H/2ER, 1K:5BB in the start, C-Lo threw 2IP, 1H/0ER, Ryan McKeller threw 3IP, 2H/1ER 4K:0BB, Danny Meszaros threw 2IP, 2H/0ER, and then Weatherby gave up two quick hits for the loss.

High Desert scored five runs in the bottom of the 8th for a 10-6 win over Lancater. Jack Shuck was 3x5, Koby Clemens was 2x4, and Marcos Cabral was 2x3. Cabral and Rosario contributed homers to the cause. Jon Gaston has cooled off considerably - after hitting .365 in May, and 11 homers in July, Gaston has one homer in August to go with a .187 average. His OPS, which this season has never been below .886, is .604 in August. Tom Fairchild allowed 10H/5ER (7K:1BB) in 6.1IP, Urckfitz took the loss with 1.1IP, 1H/2ER, and Jack Tilghman gave up 3H/1ER (3 total) in 0.1IP.

The Legends were shutout again, this time 5-0 to Greensboro. Albert Cartwright was 2x4, with Wikoff, Diaz, Hulett, and Dixon contributing the other four hits. The Legends left 13 on base and were 0x8 with RISP. Jordan Lyles threw 5IP, 7H/4R (2ER).

You're not going to win many games giving up seven runs in an inning. That's an old baseball adage. And it rang true in a 12-6 Hudson Valley win over the ValleyCats. Sean Barksdale hit a 2-run pinch-hit jack, Erik Castro was 2x5, and Butera, De Leon and J.D. Martinez each contributed extra-base hits, but Tri-City was 3x15 with RISP. Zach Grimmett threw 3.1IP, 3H/2ER. Dan Sarisky, Max Fearnow, and Brenden Stines combined for 4.2IP of relief, allowing 11H/9ER, 5K:2BB, and 3WP.

Hold a lead one time. The Gastros were up 5-0 going into the 7th, and 5-3 going into the 9th. Elizabethton scored two in the top of the 9th, and seven in the top of the 15th for a 12-5 extra-innings win. Our Boy Aaron Bray was 1x3 with 2RBI and 2BB. Wilton Infante was 2x7 with 4K. Jonathan Meyer was 1x4 with 4 walks. Jose Cisnero got it right in his start, throwing 6IP, 2H/0ER, 6K:0BB. Murillo Gouvea gave up 4H/5ER in 2IP for the blown save, and Joan Belliard gave up 6H/6ER (7 total) in 0.1IP in the 15th, with 0K:2BB.