Saturday, August 24, 2013

PreStros Morning Report: August 23

Playoff Picture

OKC up 7.0 with 10 to play
Quad Cities up 4.5 for 2nd playoff spot with 10 to play
Tri-City up 2.0 with 11 to play
Greeneville 0.5 GB with 7 to play
Corpus and Lancaster already clinched a playoff spot

Oklahoma City (77-57), 7.0 up

A 2-0 Round Rock lead evaporated as OKC scored the final four runs of the game in a 4-2 win that pushed the division lead back to 7.0 games with ten to play. Asher Wojciechowski threw 6.2IP, 7H/2ER, 6K:1BB; Wade LeBlanc and Jason Stoffel each got two outs and Jorge De Leon closed it out with a perfect 9th inning.

George Springer hit his 18th home run - a two-run shot - for OKC (37HR/41SB on the season); Jimmy Paredes was 2x4 with a double, Jon Singleton was 1x3 with a walk and his first stolen base for Oklahoma City. Trevor Crowe added his third homer for OKC.

Man of the Match: Asher Wojciechowski

Corpus (37-23, 1.0 GB) 78-52 overall

Midland had a 3-1 lead heading into the 6th, but the Hooks chipped away, tying it up in the 7th. Ryan McCurdy started the bottom of the 9th with a walk, Ronald Torreyes bunted him over to second, Enrique Hernandez was intentionally walked, and then Leo Heras drew a walk to load the bases for Erik Castro, who knocked a single up the middle for the walk-off 4-3 Corpus win. Mike Foltynewicz struggled with some control, allowing 4H/3ER, 4K:4BB in 4.2IP; Carlos Quevedo inherited a bases-loaded jam in the 5th, but emerged unscathed; Alex Sogard threw 2.2IP, 1H/0ER, 1K:1BB and Jonas Dufek got the final out of the 9th.

Erik Castro was 2x2 with three walks and the walk-off single; Enrique Hernandez was 1x2 with two walks; Leo Heras was 1x4 with a double and a walk in his Corpus debut. Matt Duffy was 1x4 with a solo homer. Preston Tucker was 0x4 with 2K but had two outfield assists.

Man of the Match: Erik Castro

Lancaster (37-23, 8.0 up), 76-54 overall

Lancaster and Rancho Cucamonga traded runs, leaving the game at 3-3 heading into the bottom of the 10th, when Delino DeShields hit a triple to lead off the inning and a fielding error by the RC center fielder allowed him to complete the inside-the-park walkoff triple/error. Lancaster wins 4-3. Kyle Smith threw 6IP, 7H/3ER, 6K:1BB; Tyson Perez (2IP), Travis Ballew (1IP) and Kenny Long (1IP) retired the last 12 batters in order.

MP Cokinos was 3x4 with a 2-run homer and two runs scored; Tyler Heineman was 2x4; Dan Gulbransen was 1x3 with an RBI and an outfield assist. Delino DeShields was 1x4 with the aforementioned walkoff, a walk, and two runs scored.

Man of the Match: Delino DeShields

Quad Cities (35-24, 4.5 GB), 73-55 overall

The River Bandits scored in the 6th and 7th to edge out Cedar Rapids 3-2 in the rubber match. Joe Bircher threw 5.2IP, 7H/2ER, 2K:0BB; Andrew Walter allowed just 1H/0ER, 5K:0BB in 3.1IP. Teoscar Hernandez was 2x4; Tony Kemp, Danry Vasquez and Jordan Scott each had a hit and an RBI. Carlos Correa and Jobduan Morales drew walks.

Man of the Match: Andrew Walter

Tri-City (38-25) 2.0 up

A 9-run third inning paced Tri-City to an 11-6 win over Staten Island. Troy Scribner allowed 6H/4ER, 5K:3BB in 4IP; Zach Dando allowed two hits in a scoreless inning, and Kyle Westwood gave up 6H/2R (1ER), 2K:1BB in 4IP for the win.

D'Andre Toney (2B, 2RBI, SB), Tyler White (RBI), Conrad Gregor (HR, 3RBI), and Jake Rodriguez had two hits each. James Ramsay added 2RBI and a stolen base.

Man of the Match: Conrad Gregor

Greeneville (35-26), 0.5 GB

Greeneville recovered from Thursday's heartbreaker with a 5-3 win at Danville. Luis Ordosgoitti allowed 5H/1R (0ER), 3K:3BB in 5IP; Jose Montero gave up 3H/2ER, 4K:3BB, 3WP in 1.1IP and Jordan Mills allowed 3H/0ER, 2K:3BB in 2.2IP.

Chase McDonald was 3x4 with a homer and 3RBI; Angel Ibanez and Ariel Ovando added the other RBIs. Tanner Mathis had a hit and a walk.

Man of the Match: Chase McDonald

GCL Astros (25-29)

Suspended due to rain