Thursday, August 4, 2011

Eddie's Farm: August 3

Oklahoma City (49-63)

Back-and-forth game in Las Vegas. OKC was down 4-1 after the 1st inning, crawled back to tie it up, then they traded runs, with Las Vegas leading 6-5 going into the 9th. But OKC got two runs in the top of the 9th for a 7-6 win. Andy Van Hekken had a rare rough start, throwing 5.2IP, 13H/6R (5ER), 2K:2BB; Sam Gervacio (1.1IP), Mickey Storey (0.2IP), and Doug Arguello (0.1IP) threw hitless/scoreless outings; and Jeff Fulchino got the final three outs for his first save.

OKC got 14 hits - but twelve of them were singles. Brett Wallace was 4x4 with two doubles, a walk, and 3RBIs (in an F You game to the Astros); J.R. Towles (SB) was 3x4, and Anderson Hernandez (SB) and Jake Goebbert (RBI) had two hits each.

Man of the Match: Brett Wallace

Corpus (42-67)

Oof. The Hooks get four hits, and are shutout by San Antonio, 7-0. Ross Seaton gave up 6H/4ER, 2K:1BB in 5.2IP; Danny Meszaros allowed 2H/2ER, 2K:2BB in 0.2IP, and Chris Hicks allowed 3H/1ER (and one of Meszaros'), 1K:1BB in 1.2IP.

Jimmy Van Ostrand got a double, and Ross Seaton got his first double of the season to provide your only extra-base hits. Brandon Barnes and Jon Gaston had your other hits.

Man of the Match: Uh...Van Ostrand?

Lancaster (42-67)

Lancaster was all over Inland Empire, winning 11-6. Bobby Doran threw 3.2IP, 6H/3ER, 3K:1BB; Mike Ness followed up with 4.1IP, 6H/3ER, 3K:1BB, and Pat Urckfitz - recently sent back to Lancaster - threw a perfect 9th inning.

Austin Wates went 3x4 with a walk, RBI, stolen base, and an outfield assist (mancrush alert); Miguel Arrendell, Andy Simunic, and Jonathan Meyer (2RBI) each had two hits. Grant Hogue had a hit and a walk, and David Flores was 1x4 with a sac fly and a three-run homer.

Man of the Match: Austin Wates

Lexington (48-58)

Lexington never trailed in this one, getting a 5-1 win over Kannapolis. Carlos Quevedo threw 7IP, 6H/0ER, 7K:0BB, and Gabe Garcia allowed an unearned run over the last 2IP.

Jay Austin (RBI) and Bryce Lane (2B) had two hits each. Ben Orloff, Telvin Nash, and Hector Rodriguez each got a hit and a walk. Mike Kvasnicka was 0x4 with 2RBI.

Man of the Match: Carlos Quevedo

Tri-City (17-28)

Five unanswered runs typically hurts, and Jamestown used it to go on to a 6-3 win over Tri-City. Kyle Hallock threw 4IP, allowing 6H/4R (0ER), 4K:2BB; Travis Smink allowed 2H/2ER, 2K:1BB in 2.2IP, and Joan Belliard allowed 2H/0ER, 2K:1BB in 1.1IP.

Justin Gominsky (SB) and Zach Johnson (2B, RBI) had two hits each; Miles Hamblin and Rafael Valenzuela provided your other RBI, and Neiko Johnson went 1x4 with a walk - over his last ten games, he's hitting .313/.465/.313 with 4K:9BB, and 9SB. So, no pop, but he can get on base and steal some more.

Man of the Match: Neiko Johnson

Greeneville (17-25)

The Gastros never trailed, but they did allow five unanswered Bluefield runs, including two in the 7th and 9th to send it to extras - where a Chase Davidson RBI single provided the winning run. Greeneville wins 8-7. Jamaine Cotton went 5IP, 8H/2ER, 3K:2BB. Danilo Del Rio allowed 6H/3ER in 1.2IP; Scott Zuloaga gave up 2H/1ER in 2IP, and Steve Martin allowed 3H/1ER (and Zuloaga's ER), not recording an out. Paris Shewey gets the win with 2.1IP, 0H/0ER.

Davidson was 4x6 with a triple and 4RBI seriously - send this guy to Tri-City, or Lexington - and Ariel Ovando was 4x5 with a triple and a walk. Josh Magee was 2x4 with a walk and an HBP, and Darwin Rivera hit a two-run homer.

Man of the Match: Chase Davidson

GCL Astros (12-25)

The Astros also scored a run in extra innings for a 3-2 win that puts them in a virtual tie for last place with the team they beat - the GCL Nationals. Michael Feliz allowed 3H/0ER, 2K:2BB in 5IP; Richard Rodriguez allowed an earned run in 1IP; Zach Hardoin and Juan Mojica threw scoreless IPs and Blake Ford gets the Brandon Lyon (BS/W) with 2H/1R (0ER).

Kelvin Vizcaino was 2x3 with 2BB; Justin Shults had your only RBI, going 1x4 with a walk. Luca Martone also got a hit and a walk.

Man of the Match: Michael Feliz

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