Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pre Stros April 12th

Astros minor league affiliates all lost on the same day for the first time of the season.

AAA

Oklahoma City Redhawks (5-3)

OKC would find themselves down 3-0 after the 1st and would eventually fall 10-6. Memphis would put 5 runs on the board before OKC plated a run.

Jake Elmore is on fire. Elmore was 4 for 5 tonight with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored. Elmore has 16 hits in 32 at bats putting his average squarely at .500. In this span Elmore has scored 8 runs, hits 4 doubles, 1 homer, walked 3 times and struck out 4 times. Elmore has an OBP of .543 and is slugging .718.(Oscar Taveras is also hitting .500 for the Redbirds)

Mark Krauss hit his 2nd homerun of the year on a 2 for 5 night. Krauss had 3 RBI and scored a run. Jimmy Paredes hit his 4th double of the year on a 2 for 4 night, finishing the night with a .400 average. Brandon Laird, Che-Hsuan Lin, and Cody Clark each had multi hit games. Jonathan Villar went 0 for 3 but walked twice and is currently hitting .036. Villar also had 2 errors on the evening.

Brett Oberholtzer lasted 3 innings, allowing a homer, 6 hits, 6 runs-5 earned, walking two and striking out 1. Oberholtzer got the loss tonight, his first decision of the season.
Kyle Hallock went 2 innings giving up a run.
Lance Day gave up 2 runs in 1.1 innings pitched.
Chuckie Fick went 1.2 innings allowing a run.
Josh Zeid was the only Redhawk pitcher to not allow a run, much less a hit. He struck out 2.

Man of the match: Jake Elmore.

AA

Corpus Christi Hooks (6-2)

The Hooks fell to the Springfield Cardinals (3-5) 3-5. Matt Heidenreich was tagged with the loss after
allowing 4 runs on 4 hits in 2 innings pitched.

The Hooks offense would collect 7 hits including doubles from Rene Garcia, George Springer, and Ben Orloff. Springer and Orloff each had two hits.

Pat Urckfitz would put out the fire temporarily after Hedenreich left the game, , throwing 2 innings of 1 hit ball.
Ruben Alaniz would follow, allowing 2 runs in 2 innings.
Andrew Robinson pitched a scoreless 8th.

Man of the match: George Springer.

A

Lancaster Jethawks (6-2)

The Jethawks ended their 5 game win streak, losing 4-1 to the Modesto Nuts (4-5). The Jethawks scattered 4 singles tonight. Brandon Meredith had the only RBI for the Jethawks on a sac fly.

Luis Cruz started the game and pitched relatively well. Cruz allowed 3 hits and a run in 4.2 innings, striking out an impressive 9 batters.
Aaron West came on in the 5th and gave up 6 hits and 3 runs. That would be the difference of the game.

Man of the match: Luis Cruz

Low A

Quad City River Bandits (5-2)

It was the home opener for Quad City and they would go into the 10th with the game tied 1-1. However the Peoria Chiefs would put up 3 runs in the 10th that would be the difference of the game.

Leadoff man Teoscar Hernandez had 3 hits on the evening, all singles. Carlos Correa had a double on the evening and drove in the only run for the River Bandits. Jesse Wierzbicki and Jordan Scott each had doubles, their only hits of the game. The River Bandits struck out 14 times and walked 4 times, going 1 for 18 with runners in scoring position and leaving 10 on base. Rio Ruiz was 0 for 5 with 4 k's and is hitting .115 on the season.

Mike Hauschild started the game and pitched 5 innings of 3 hits ball. Hauschild allowed 1 run and struck out 2.
Colton Cain threw 3 innings of scoreless ball with 3 K's.
John Neely would get tagged with the loss giving up 3 runs in the 10th and walking 2.

Man of the match: Kind of tough but I will go with my minor league man crush, Teoscar Hernandez. 3 hits in 5 at bats.

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