Wednesday, August 14, 2013

PreStros Morning Report: August 13

Oklahoma City (69-55), 2.0 up

The RedHawks dropped their fourth straight game (and are 1-5 on this eight-game road trip) in a 13-6 loss at Tucson. Asher Wojciechowski allowed 8H/7R (6ER), 4K:2BB, WP, HBP in 5IP; Rhiner Cruz gave up 2H/3ER, 0K:1BB; Wade LeBlanc threw 1.2IP, allowing one of Rhiner Cruz's runs in an odd 0H/0ER, 0K:0BB outing. Jose Cisnero gave up 4H/3ER, 2K:1BB and Pat Urckfitz got the last out of the game.

Trevor Crowe (2B) and Brandon Laird had three hits each; Carlos Perez was 2x4 with an RBI; George Springer was 1x4 with his 13th homer for OKC (32nd overall) with a walk and two strikeouts. Jon Singleton was 1x4 with a double, RBI, BB.

Man of the Match: How about George Springer?

Corpus (30-21, 1GB) 72-49 overall

NW Arkansas scored the final eight runs of the game in a 10-1 beatdown of Corpus. NW Arkansas' Lane Adams had three homers and 7RBI, so that didn't help anything. Mike Foltynewicz allowed 6H/3ER, 2K:3BB in 5.1IP; Theron Geith gave up 2H/2ER, 1K:1BB in 1IP and Cameron Lamb allowed 5H/5ER, 0K:3BB, 2HR in the final 1.2IP.

Preston Tucker (2B, BB), Erik Castro (RBI) and Jonathan Meyer (2B, BB) had two hits each. And that's pretty much all there is to say about losing 10-1 with nine hits, two doubles, and a 1x11 w/RISP night.

Man of the Match: Uhh. Erik Castro?

Lancaster (32-19, 5.5 up), 71-50 overall

Lancaster let a 4-0 lead get to 4-4 in the top of the 5th, but came back with five runs in the bottom half of the inning, going on to beat Inland Empire 11-5.  Luis Cruz allowed 7H/4ER, 8K:1BB in 7IP; Kenny Long allowed 3H/1ER, 2K:0BB.

Dan Gulbransen was 3x5 with a double and a three-run homer to finish with 4RBI; Nolan Fontana was 1x4 with a walk and a grand slam. Delino DeShields was 2x5 with a double, RBI, and his 43rd stolen base of the season. Jesse Wierzbicki was 0x2 but drew three walks.

Man of the Match: Dan Gulbransen

Quad Cities (30-19, 1.5 GB) 68-50 overall

Mark Appel had a rough start as Wisconsin got out to 7-0 lead after four innings, beating Quad Cities 9-1. Appel gave up 9H/7ER, 2K:0BB in what was easily his worst start of his young career. Mitchell Lambson allowed 2H/0ER, 3K:1BB in 3.2IP and Jamaine Cotton allowed two unearned runs in the 8th and 9th.

Austin Elkins got two of the River Bandits' four hits, with a double and an RBI. Danry Vasquez was 1x4 with an outfield assist.

Man of the Match: Austin Elkins

Tri-City (32-22, 1.5 up)

Last night was the New York-Penn League All-Star Game, in which the ValleyCats played for the National League team to keep the leagues balanced at seven teams each (how's that for irony?). The American League won 4-3. The ValleyCats' Michael Feliz threw a perfect inning, striking out two; Chris Cotton allowed 1H/1ER, 1K:0BB in 1IP. Chan Moon was 1x2 with a run scored.

Greeneville (33-19), 3.5 up

Greeneville had a 2-1 lead after an inning and a half, and then Johnson City went off and scored nine of the next ten runs in a 10-3 win over the Gastros. Frederick Tiburcio allowed 9H/6ER, 2K:2BB in 3IP; Kevin Ferguson allowed 5H/4ER, 1K:1BB, 2HR in 2IP; Christian Garcia (2IP) and Ryan Connolly (1IP) each had scoreless outings.

Chase McDonald was 1x2 with two walks; Angel Ibanez and Wallace Gonzalez each added a double. Tanner Mathis and Ibanez had your RBIs.

Man of the Match: Chase McDonald

GCL Astros (22-24, 7GB)

A 4-3 lead turned into a GCL Astros' 6-4 loss to the GCL Tigers yesterday. Kent Emanuel threw 2IP, 1H/0ER (running his three-game pro career to 6IP, 6H/0ER, 4K:0BB). Austin Nicely had a 3.1IP, 3H/4ER, 3K:4BB outing. Devonte German took the BS/L with 2H/1ER, 0K:1BB in 0.2IP; Justin Hess allowed 3H/1ER in 1.1IP and Javier Lozano got the final two outs of the game.

Luis Reynoso was 2x4 with a walk; Jean Batista was 2x4 with a three-run homer and four total RBI. Yonathan Mejia and Jose Solano each had a hit and a walk.

Man of the Match: Jean Batista

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