Thursday, April 19, 2012

PreStros Farm Report: April 18


PreStros: April 18


Oklahoma City (9-4) 

Dallas Keuchel had another good outing as the RedHawks beat Nashville (MIL) 7-5.

Keuchel went 7 innings and allowed 2 R on 5 H and 3 BB with 3 K and 1 PO. Juan Abreu had another multi-run outing as he gave up 2 R in 1 IP on 1 H and 1 BB. Jose Valdez got his third save as he allowed 1 R (unearned) on 1 H in 1 IP.

The OKC offense was homer happy in support. SS-Brian Bixler went 2x5 with 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, and 1 SB. 3B-Scott Moore was 2x3 with 1 HR, 2 BB, 1 R, and 2 RBI. RF-Justin Ruggiano was 3x4 with 1 HR, 1 BB, and 1 SB. LF-Fernando Martinez went 2x4 with 1 BB, 2 R, and 1 RBI.

Man of the Match: Dallas Keuchel

Corpus Christi (5-7) 

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Off Day Spotlight:

Andrew Simunic
Born:                August 7, 1985
Bats/Throws:   R/R
Height/Weight: 6’0”/170lbs
Acquired:     Drafted by Houston Astros , 2008 (17th round)
Position:          UT

Simunic hit .263/.354/.368 last season between Lancaster, Corpus, and a three game stint in OKC. For his career he’s hitting .271/.366/.344. He has a very high percentage of successful steal attempts, but hasn’t run much since being promoted from Lexington in 2010. Andrew has the ability to hit a few doubles, but has little power. He shows good patience at the plate. He's played a little outfield; he's actually appeared at every position except catcher, but is best at second base where he’s spent the most time. In 2012 he’s hitting .200/.333/.200 through 18 plate appearances with two walks and 1 strikeout while playing third base exclusively.


Lancaster (5-8) 

Timely big hits helped propel the JetHawks to a come from behind 8-6 victory over High Desert (SEA) to take the series after being swept by the Mavericks in the opening series.

Zach Grimmett turned in an adequate performance, going 6 innings while allowing 4 R on 9 H, including 2 HR, and 1 HBP with 6 K. Jose Trinidad pitched a scoreless 7th to get the win. Jorge De Leon “earned” the save with 2 IP giving up 2 R on 4 H and 2 BB with 2 K and 1 WP.

SS-Jio Mier continued to heat up offensively as he went 2x4 with 1 2B, 1 R, and 3 RBI. 1B-Telvin Nash was 1x4 with his minor league leading 7th HR. DH-Ben Heath went 2x3 with 1 BB and 2 R. 3B-Jonathan Meyer was 2x4 with 1 2B and 1 R. RF-Domingo Santana went 2x4 with 1 R and 2 RBI. 2B-Kike Hernandez was 1x4 with 2 R.

Man of the Match: Jio Mier


Lexington (4-10) 

The Legends pushed across two runs in the ninth to avoid being shutout as the lost to Greenville (BOS) 4-2.

Jonas Dufek was knocked out of the game when he took a liner off his arm. Before leaving, he had thrown 1.2 innings allowing 2 BB with 2 K. Nathan Pettus stepped in and pitched around some wildness until the 6th, when he loaded the bases with no one out. He ended up with 3.1 IP and was charged with 3 R on 1 H with 4 BB, 2 HBP, and 1 K. Dayan Diaz came in for Pettus and allowed all three inherited runners to score before settling down for 3 IP with 4 H and 1 BB with 3 K. Scott Zuloaga pitched the ninth and allowed 1 solo HR and 1 BB.

3B-Matt Duffy provided most of the offense as he went 3x4 with a 2 R HR with two out in the bottom of the ninth to prevent the shutout.

Man of the Match: Matt Duffy

Tri-City (0-0) 

Season begins June 18.


Greeneville (0-0) 

Season begins June 19.


GCL Astros (0-0) 

Season begins June 18.


DSL Astros (0-0) 

Season schedule not yet posted.

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