Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pre Stros Morning Report April 5th

AAA - OKC Redhawks (0-1)
Game 1:
The Redhawks lost their first game of a doubleheader to the Redbirds (1-0) 9-0. Jordan Lyles was on the mound for the opener and retired 9 out of 10 hitters after allowing a run in the first inning. However in the 4th Lyles exited after loading the bases. The Redhawks couldn't get a runner across the plate and they were shut out 9-0 in 7 innings. Jimmy Paredes was 1 for 2 with a 2B and a BB, the only Redhawk with an XBH. Jonathan Villar and Marc Krauss went hitless.
Jordan Lyles 4.1 IP 3H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 2 SO.
Keving Chapman 0.0 IP 1H, 2R, 2ER. 1BB
C.J. Fick .2 IP, 2H, 3 ER, 2BB
Josh Zeid 1 IP, 0H, 0ER, 1BB, 3SO.

Man of the match: Josh Zeid. Stuck out the side and did not allow a hit.

Game 2:
The Redhawks (1-1) took the second game of the double header with Memphis (1-1) by a score of 8-7 in 7 innings. The Redhawks found themselves down 2-1 in the bottom of the 3rd but would put up 3 runs via RBI's from Trevor Crowe and Robbie Grossman and a 2 run HR from Brandon Laird. The 3 would drive in a run each the following inning to put up the Redhawks 8-2. Brandon Laird (HR), Jimmy Paredes (2B), and Cody Clark (2B) each had an XBH, with Laird (4), Crowe(2), and Grossman (2) accounting for the RBI totals. Jonathan Villar went hitless. 
Paul Clemens got the W. 5 IP, 7H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0BB, 3K.
Wes Musick 1.2 IP 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB
Jose Valdez got the 1 out save. 1H, 1BB.

Man of the match: Brandon Laird. 4RBI including a 2 run homer.

AA - Corpus Christi Hooks (1-1)

Corpus got 1 hit in their second game with the Sprinfield Cardinals (1-1). Austin Wates logged the only hit for the Hooks, an infield single to lead off the game. Nick Tropeano (Nitro) got his first start at AA tonight and went 5 innings, allowed 3 hits, 1 ER (HR) and struck out 5. Bobby Doran threw 3 innings allowing the other earned runs of the evening, walking 1 and striking out 2. Andrew Robinson pitched a scoreless inning for the Hooks.
George Springer, Domingo Santana, Jonathan Meyer, and Eric Castro each struck out 3 times.
Domingo Santan threw out a runner at the plate for an outfield assist.

Man of the match: Nick Tropeano 5k's in 5 IP with 1 BB for his first start at AA.

A - Lancaster Jethawks (1-1)

Lancaster fell 7-3 to High Desert (1-1) tonight. Preston Tucker hit a two run homer in the 3rd to put the Jethawks up 3-1 but it would not be enough. Rafael Valenzuela had a 2B to go with Tuckers' homer for the only XBH's for the evening. Tucker and Brandon Meredith each had 2 hits, DDJ and Nolan Fontana each had a single.

Brady Rodgers got the L. Pitched 3.2 innings allowing 4 ER (HR), walking 3, and striking out 5.
Theron Geith allowed 2 earned runs in 1.1 IP.
Chris Devenski pitch 3 IP allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run.
Jonas Dukes pitched a scoreless 9th walking one and striking out one.

Man of the match: Preston Tucker

Low A - Quad Cities Bandits (2-0)

Lance McCullers Jr got his first start of the season and it was a good one. McCullers pitched 5 innings and struck out 5 and left the game in the position to earn his first W of the season. Daniel Minor allowed the tying run to cross the plate in the 7th inning, earning a blown save. Minor would be awarded the win after the QC Bandits rallied in the 8th. A BB, sac fly, and another walk put runners on 2nd (Sclafani) and first (Correa). Sclafani came home on a fielding error by Kane County (0-2) 2nd baseman Wes Darvill. Rio Ruiz would follow with a double that scored two and put the Bandits up 4-1.

Carlos Correa went hitless but walked and scored a run. Rio Ruiz, Ariel Ovando, and Roberto Pena each had a double. Ruiz had 2 hits and 2 RBI on the day.

Men of the match: Lance McCullers and Rio Ruiz.