Friday, August 23, 2013

PreStros Morning Report: August 22

Playoff Picture

OKC up 6.0 with 11 to play
Quad Cities up 3.5 for 2nd playoff spot with 11 to play
Tri-City 1.0 up with 11 to play (unless they reschedule last night's wetout)
Greeneville 0.5 GB with 8 to play
Corpus and Lancaster already clinched
GCL Astros already eliminated

Oklahoma City (76-57), 6.0 up

Well. A 3-1 lead in the 6th evaporated when an OKC error and an apparently missed call led to a 10-run Round Rock 6th who went on to win 12-3. Paul Clemens gave up 6H/8R (7ER), 4K:2BB, 2HBP in 5IP; Jose Cisnero allowed 3H/3ER (as well as two of Clemens' runs), 1K:1BB in 1IP; Rhiner Cruz allowed a walk and struck out two in 1IP and Pat Urckfitz gave up 2H/1ER in 1IP.

The RedHawks were held to five hits - two from Brandon Laird (HR/2RBI) and another homer from Marc Krauss. George Springer was 0x2 with two walks and his 40th and 41st stolen bases of the season.

Man of the Match: Brandon Laird

Corpus (35-24, 2.0 GB), 77-52 overall

Despite an 8th inning Jonathan Meyer home run, Midland took the game at Corpus 4-3. David Rollins allowed 7H/3ER, 5K:1BB in 4.1IP; Cameron Lamb allowed 2H/0ER, 2K:1BB in 2.2IP; Theron Geith (2H/1ER) and Kyle Hallock threw scoreless innings.

Erik Castro was 3x4 with an RBI; Jonathan Meyer was 2x4 with a solo homer. Enrique Hernandez (RBI), Preston Tucker, Raoul Torrez, Matt Duffy, and Ronald Torreyes (3B) had your other hits as the Hooks were 2x9 w/RISP.

Man of the Match: Erik Castro

Lancaster (36-23, 7.0 up), 75-54 overall

Lancaster never trailed in this one, and enjoyed a 6-run 9th inning in a 12-4 win at Lake Elsinore. Mike Hauschild threw a strong start, going 7IP, 7H/2ER, 2K:2BB; Jordan Jankowski walked one in 1IP and Travis Ballew allowed a 2-run homer in the 9th.

Delino DeShields was 3x5 with a walk, RBI, and two stolen bases; Tyler Heineman (2B, 3RBI), Brandon Meredith (2B, BB, RBI), Dan Gulbransen (2RBI), and Joe Sclafani (3B, RBI) had two hits each. Nolan Fontana had a hit, stolen base, and a walk.

Man of the Match: Delino DeShields

Quad Cities (34-24, 5.5 GB) 72-55 overall

The River Bandits fell behind league-leading Cedar Rapids, 1-0 in the 4th, but then scored seven unanswered runs in a 7-1 win. Chris Devenski allowed 9H/1ER, 8K:0BB in 7IP; Zach Morton closed out the game with 2IP, 2H/0ER, 1K:0BB.

Teoscar Hernandez was 2x5 with two runs scored, his 24th stolen base of the season, and an outfield assist. Carlos Correa was 1x3 with a double, walk, and 2RBI; Tony Kemp was 1x4 with an RBI and a walk.

Man of the Match: Chris Devenski

Tri-City (37-25) 1.0 up

Wet grounds forced the postponement of the Tri-City at Vermont game.

Greeneville (34-26) 0.5 GB

Now that. That hurts. Up 6-4 heading into the bottom of the 9th at 25-32 Danville (who were just 11-14 at home coming into the game), the Braves score three with two out in the bottom of the 9th. A pop-up single to short dropped in, a single to left put runners on 2nd and 3rd and a fielding error by 3B Parker Hipp loaded the bases, which were promptly cleared with a walk-off triple. The real heartbreaker? Six of the seven Danville runs were unearned. Danville wins 7-6 and the Gastros fall to a half-game back of Kingsport.

Enderson Franco allowed 7H/4R (1ER), 4K:1BB in 3IP; Sebastian Kessay (3H) and Austin Chrismon (1H) threw two scoreless innings; Raul Rivera gets the BS/L with 4H/3R (0ER) in 1.2IP.

Alfredo Gonzalez was 4x5; Ariel Ovando, Thomas Lindauer (2B, BB, RBI) and Parker Hipp (2BB, 2SB, 2RBI) had two hits each. Tanner Mathis was 1x3 with a walk and an RBI. Juan Santana was 1x4 with 2RBI.

Man of the Match: Jeebus. Alfredo Gonzalez

GCL Astros (25-29)

The GCL Astros got the better of the GCL Yankees1 yesterday, letting a 3-1 lead turn into a 5-3 deficit before responding for a 7-6 win. Javier Lozano allowed 5H/3ER, 4K:1BB in 3.2IP; Samil De Los Santos allowed a hit and a walk to the two batters he faced (scoring to runs charged to Lozano), Jorge Perez allowed 5H/2ER, 3K:1BB while Justin Hess got his first professional win with 2H/0ER, 3K:1BB in 1.1IP.

Alex Gonzalez and Yonathan Mejia (RBI) two hits each; Jose Fernandez was 1x4 with a triple and 2RBI. Mesac Laguna had 2RBI and a stolen base.

Man of the Match: Let's give it to Hess.