Monday, May 6, 2013

Pre Stros Morning Report May 5th


Game 1

Oklahoma City (17-11)

The Redhawks dropped the 1st game of a double header against the Iowa Cubs (10-16) Sunday, 5-2. Oklahoma took the lead in the top of the 2nd. Mark Krauss (R, BB, K) walked to lead off the inning and advanced to second on a Brett Wallace (H, BB, K) single. Jonathan Villar (2K) reached on a sac bunt to load the bases with no outs. Carlos Perez (H, R, HR, RBI) popped to short for the first out. The 2nd out came on a sac fly off the bat of Andrew Simunic (RBI, BB) that scored Marc Krauss. The Hooks took the lead again in the top of the 4th on Carlos Perez's first AAA homer, but fell behind for good in the bottom half of the inning. Trevor Crowe (2H, CS) had 2 hits. Jake Elmore (H, 2B, SB) hit his 8th double of the year and also swiped a bag.

Brett Oberholtzer (1-3) was tagged with the loss. (3.2IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR)
Josh Zeid tossed 1 inning. (2H, ER, 3BB)
Rhiner Cruz pitched the final 1.1 innings. (BB)

Man of the match: Carlos Perez

Game 2

Oklahoma City (18-11)

The Redhawks earned their 18th win of the season in the 2nd match of a double header with the Iowa Cubs (10-17), taking the game 4-2 in 10 innings. The I-Cubs scored a run in the bottom of the first, but Oklahoma City put up 2 of their own in the top of the 2nd. Brett Wallace (3H, 2R, 2HR, 2RBI, K) hit his 3rd homer of the season with one out in the inning, a solo shot to center. Andrew Simunic (H, R, K) scored on a single of the bat of Cody Clark (2H, R, RBI, K). The game was all tied up going into the 9th and the Redhawks put up a run to take the lead on Brett Wallace's 2nd homer of the game, a solo shot to right. Iowa matched the run in the bottom of the inning, sending the game to extras. Cody Clark led of the 10th with a single and advanced to 2nd on a sac bunt from Trevor Crowe (BB, K, SB). Che-Hsuan Lin (H, RBI) singled to center with 2 outs and scored Cody Clark, which proved to be the game winning run. Jake Elmore (H, 2K, SB) and Jason Jaramillo (H, 2K) each had a base hit. Jimmy Paredes (2H, 2B, BB) hit his 9th double of the year.

Hyle Hallock started the 2nd game of the double header. (4IP, 4H, ER, 2BB)
Jason Stoffel pitched 1.2 perfect innings. (0K)
Kevin Chapman got his first blown save of the year with a 1 out appearance. (0.1IP, 2H, ER, BB, K)
C.J Fick threw 2 scoreless innings. (2H, K)
Jose Valdez (2-0) also got a blown save, his 2nd of the year, but set himself up for the win. (2H, ER, 3BB, K)
Eric Berger earned his 1st save of the year. (1IP, H, K)

Man of the match: Brett Wallace


Corpus Christi (18-12)

The Hooks took the 2nd game of a 4 game series with the San Antonio Missions (15-15) on Sunday, 7-3. Corpus started the scoring in the top of the 2nd with a 2 run frame. Jiovani Mier (H, R, HR, 2RBI) hit his 2nd home run of the season, a two run shot to center that scored Enrique Hernandez (2H, R, BB). The Hooks put up a run in the 3rd inning to retake the lead after the Mission matched their run out put in the 2nd. George Springer (H, 2R, HR, RBI, K, 2SB) reached base on a fielding error by Reymond Fuentes and ended up on 2nd. Springer stole 3rd and eventually scored on a ground out from still rehabbing J.D. Martinez (3H, R, HR, 4RBI, K). In the 5th, the Hooks had their biggest frame. Zach Johnson (H, R) led off the inning with a single and advanced to 2nd after a walk from Austin Wates (R, BB, 2K). J.D. Martinez homer to left center scoring Johnson and Wates and putting the Hooks on top 6-2. Corpus scored their final run in the 7th via George Springer's 10th home run of the season, a solo shot to right with 2 outs in the inning. Jonathan Meyer had a hit and a K.

Bobby Doran (4-0) got the win. (5IP, 3H, 2ER, BB, 4K, HR)
Nick Tropeano earned his 4th save of the year. (4IP, 4H, ER, HR)

Man of the match: George Springer


Lancaster (17-12)

The Jethawks defeated the High Desert Mavericks (16-14) 4-1 on Sunday. Lancaster only scored in one inning, the 7th, but it was a 4 run frame. Telvin Nash (2H, R, 2B) singled to lead off the inning and scored from first on a double off the bat of Tyler Heineman (2H, R, 2B). Heineman advanced to 3rd on a throwing error and scored on a single from Brandon Meredith (H, R, RBI). Meredith advanced to 2nd on a ground out by Carlos Perdomo (BB, SB). Nolan Fontana  (2H, 3B, CS) singled to left putting runners on 1st and 3rd. Fontana was erased after being caught trying to steal 2nd. MP Cokinos (H, R, HR, 2RBI) predictably homered to left after the caught stealing. It was Cokinos 2nd jack of the year. Matt Duffy went 1 for 3 with a single.

The combination of Blair Walters (5IP, 2H, ER, 2BB, 4K) and Aaron West (1-1) (4IP, 3H, 5K) would hold the Mavericks to 1 run on 5 hits.

Men of the match: Blair Walters and Aaron West.

Low A

Quad Cities (17-11)

The River Bandits defeated the West Michigan Whitecaps (13-15) 5-4 on Sunday. Quad Cities scored in the top of the 1st to start the game. Teoscar Hernandez (2H, 2R, 2B, BB, K) led of the inning with a walk and advanced to 2nd on a Joe Sclafani (2H, 2B, RBI, BB) walk. Austin Elkins (H, R, RBI) advanced the runners with a sac bunt. Ryan Dineen (2BB) walked to load the bases and Ariel Ovando (RBI, BB, 2K) walked in an RBI for the first run of the game. The River Bandits put up fence posts in the 4th and 5th. In the 4th Teoscar Hernandez singled with 2 outs and reached 3rd on an errant pick off attempt. Joe Sclafani scored Hernandez with a double to center. In the 5th Jesse Wierzbicki (R, 4BB, K) led of the inning with a walk and advanced to 2nd on a balk. Terrell Joyce (H, RBI, 2K, CS, PO) singled with 2 outs and scored Wierzbicki. Quad Cities would again score a run in consecutive innings in the 7th and 8th. In the 7th Austin Elkins singled to lead off the inning and reached 2nd on a passed ball. Wierzbicki scored on a fielding error by right fielder Zach Kirksey. In the 8th Brian Blasik (H, R, 2BB, K) walked to lead off the inning and reached 2nd on a sac bunt off the bat of Teoscar Hernandez. Joe Sclafani hit an infield single to put runners on the corners. Blasik scored on a sac bunt from Austin Elkins that would prove to be the game winning run.

Lance McCullers was, simply put, a bad melon farmer on Sunday afternoon, turning in his strongest start of the year. (5IP, 2H, 0ER, BB, 9K)
Daniel Minor got the hold after pitching 1.2 innings. (1.2IP, 4H, 3R, 1ER, BB, 2K)
Michael Dimock (4-0) got the blown save (1) but also earned the win. (0.1IP, 2H, ER)
Mitchell Lambson earned his 2nd hold of the year. (1.2IP, BB, 2K)
John Neely got the final out for his 5th save on the year. (0.1IP, 2BB, K)

Man of the match: Lance McCullers. In the top 10 in K's in the Midwest League with 26.2 IP.