Monday, August 29, 2011

Eddie's Farm: August 27-28 Weekend Roundup

Oklahoma City (64-72)

OKC won both games over the weekend 2-1 against the Iowa Cubs.

Saturday’s game featured an outstanding performance by Lucas Harrell. Harrell lasted 8 IP giving up 3H/1R/0ER with 7K:6BB. RF-Drew Locke provided the big hit, finishing the night 2x3 with 1 HR.

Sunday’s starter Andy Van Hekken battled through 5.2 IP allowing 6H/1ER with 2K:3BB. Of his 86 pitches only 44 went for strikes as he managed to pitch through some tough hitter’s counts all game. 1B-Brett Wallace powered up, going 2x4 with 1HR.

Man of the Weekend: In honor of the four-named man (Lucas William Bradley Harrell) we’ll give the award to Harrell Locke Van Hekken Wallace.

Corpus Christi (48-84)

The Hooks lost both games over the weekend, losing 6-0 Saturday and 13-1 Sunday against the San Antonio Missions.

Saturday’s starter Paul Clemens gave up a pair of home runs, as he went 5 IP allowing 4H/5ER with 4K:1BB, taking his first loss as a Hook. At the plate, the Hooks managed just 3 singles, one each by SS-Jonathan Villar, LF-Adam Bailey, and 3B-David Flores.

Sunday’s pitchers got shelled, with starter Erick Abreu getting the worst of it. Abreu threw 3 IP giving up 8H/7ER with 3K:3BB. SS-Jonathan Villar kept the Hooks from being shutout in back-to-back games, going 1x4 with a solo HR. 1B-Kody Hinze was 2x3 with 1BB. OF-Brandon Barnes went 3x3 with 1BB. 3B-Brandon Wikoff was 2x3.

Man of the Weekend: Do I have to? Fine, Jonathan Villar.

Lancaster (50-82)

Lancaster went 1-1 over the weekend against the Lake Elsinore Storm, losing Saturday 1-0 and winning 9-4 Sunday.

JetHawks starter Jake Buchanan had a solid start wasted, as he went 6.2 IP allowing 7H/1R/0ER with 5K:1BB but took the loss. 1B-Jonathan Singleton went 2x4 on the night.

Demonstrating why wins are a near useless stat, Zach Grimmet got the win Sunday after going 6 IP giving up 5H/4ER with 2K:1BB and 2HR allowed. Making Grimmet look good, CF-Austin Wates went 2x5 with 1 2B, 1 3B and 2R/2RBI. RF-Grant Hogue was 3x5 with 1 2B and 2R with 1 SB. 1B-Jonathan Singleton went 2x4 with 2R/1RBI. 3B-Jonathan Meyer was 3x4 with 2 2B and 1R/2RBI.

Man of the Weekend: Jonathan Singleton.

Lexington (55-76)

The Legends split the weekend against the West Virginia Power, winning 11-3 Saturday before going down 9-0 Sunday.

Saturday’s starter Luis Cruz pitched well enough, going 5 IP giving up 8H/3ER with 6K:3BB to get the win. Juan Minaya got a rare 3 IP save, allowing just 1H with 2K:3BB. Every position player had a good day offensively except Tyler Burnett, who went 0x4 with 2 K and 1 CS. 1B-Telvin Nash was 2x5 with a 3R HR. CF-Emilio King was 3x4 with 1 2B, 1 HR and 2R/3RBI, adding an OF assist. C-Roberto Pena went 4x5 with 2 2B and 3R. RF-Domingo Santana was 2x4 with 1 2B and 1R/2RBI, with an OF assist as well.

As good as the Legends looked Saturday, they looked just as bad Sunday. David Martinez gave 4 IP giving up 10H/5R/4ER to take the loss. 2B-Ruben Sosa was 2x4. RF-Emilio King was 2x3 with 1 2B

Man of the Weekend: Emilio King

Tri-City (31-36)

Both of the ValleyCats games were rained out over the weekend.

Greeneville (25-41)

The Greenville Astros lost both games over the weekend, 4-3 Saturday against
Burlington and 12-2 Sunday against Pulaski. They committed a combined 10 errors between the two games.

Saturday’s pitchers were victimized by poor defense, as not a single run scored was earned. Starter Adrian Houser gave a strong performance, going 5 IP allowing 2H/0ER with 5K:2BB. 2B-Josh Magee went 2x5 with 1 RBI and 2 SB/1 CS and a 9th inning error that allowed the eventual winning run to get on base. At DH, 1B-Jesse Wierzbicki was 2x4 with 1 2B and 1 SB.

Sunday was a different story pitching-wise, as the Astros pitchers deserved to give up most the runs they allowed, despite the 6 errors behind them. Starter Ricardo Batista went 3 IP giving up 6H/3ER with 2K:1BB. Paris Shewey got hit hard in his 1 IP, allowing 5H/5ER with 2K. At the plate, Jordan Scott continued his chase of the Appy League batting crown, going 2x4. Scott, now hitting .343 on the season, is behind only Brandon Drury of the Danville Braves, who is hitting .347. With just two games to go, he may not have time to catch the leader, though.

Man of the Weekend: Adrian Houser

GCL Astros (20-34)

Season over

DSL Astros (27-40)

Season over