Saturday, April 23, 2011

Eddie's Farm: April 22

Oklahoma City (4-11)

Good God, I hate Round Rock. Oklahoma City ran their losing streak to six games with a 2-1 loss to Round Rock. Henry Villar allowed 8H/1ER, 1K:0BB in 5IP, Fernando Rodriguez was excellent - again - with 3IP, 1H/0ER, 2K:0BB (now sporting a 0.79 ERA), and Casey Fien gave up the game-winning homer in the top of the 9th to Luis Cruz, who accounted for both Round Rock runs with solo homers.

The RedHawks were out-hit 10-3, with Carlos Corporan going 1x2 with a solo homer and two walks. Anderson Hernandez and Koby Clemens got your other hits. J.B. Shuck was 0x3 (BB) and an outfield assist. Oswaldo Navarro also drew two walks.

Man of the Match: Henry Villar

Corpus (5-9)

Damn you, Rangers! Frisco was all over Corpus in an 11-0 win, getting out-hit 19-4. So yes, Rangers affiliates out-hit Astros affiliates 29-7 last night. It must have just been one of those nights as Dallas Keuchel allowed 12H/7ER, 2K:2BB, 3HR in 5.1IP. Cesar Carrillo allowed 3H/3ER (and one charged to Keuchel) in 1IP, and David Berner allowed 4H/1ER, 0K:1BB in 1.2IP (two charged to Carrillo).

J.D. Martinez was 1x2 with two walks (hitting .353/.419/.608), but as Greg Rajan noted, snapped an (at least) nine-game RBI streak. Jimmy Paredes was 2x4 and Wladimir Sutil had your other hit. David Flores also drew two walks.

Man of the Match: J.D. Martinez (on base three times, that's why)

Lancaster (8-8)

Stockton got a go-ahead two-run double in the top of the 8th for a 5-4 win over Lancaster. Jose Cisnero allowed 6H/1ER, 4K:2BB in 5IP, so Wander Alvino took the BS/L with 5H/4R (2ER), 4K:0BB in 3IP - with a Johnathan Villar throwing error accounting for the two runs. Jose Trinidad allowed 2H/0ER, 2K:1BB in 1IP.

Kody Hinze was 2x3 with his 7th HR of the season and two walks, Jose Altuve was 3x4, Jonathan Meyer was 2x4 with an RBI, and Austin Wates was 1x4 with a walk - he's now riding a five-game hitting streak.

Man of the Match: Kody Hinze

Lexington (8-8)

We were proud to be able to start the If Chris Wallace Tweeted hashtag - check it out, it has appareances from Brad Dydalewicz, Tanner Bushue, and Mike Foltynewicz. Why? BECAUSE CHRIS WALLACE IS THE NEW NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Wallace was 4x5 with another HR, and was a double away from the cycle. Why a double? Because he got two triples. And had 3RBI on the night in a 6-3 win over Savannah. Wallace is now slugging .914. Even with an 0x4 on April 20, Wallace is hitting .415/.455/1.000 in his last ten games. Ben Orloff and Telvin Nash were both 2x5, with Nash providing an RBI.

Juan Minaya was all over the place, allowing 3H/2R (0ER), 4K:7BB in 5IP. Jason Chowning got the win with 1H/0ER, 2K:0BB in 2IP. Murilo Gouvea allowed 2H/1ER, 3K:1BB in 1.1IP, and Brian Streilein got the final two outs to clamp it down, coming in with the bases loaded and just allowing one run (charged to Gouvea).

Man of the Match: How you livin', Chris Wallace?