Sunday, August 25, 2013

PreStros Morning Report: August 24

Playoff Picture

OKC 7.5 up with 9 to play
Quad Cities 5.5 up on 2nd playoff spot with 9 to play
Tri-City 3.0 up with 10 to play
Greeneville 0.5 GB with 6 to play
Corpus and Lancaster have already clinched playoff berths

Oklahoma City (78-57), 7.5 up

OKC put Round Rock back in third place in the division with a 6-3 win at Dell Diamond. Bobby Doran allowed 6H/3ER, 3K:2BB (3HR); Rhiner Cruz (0.2IP) and Eric Berger (1.1IP) each walked one batter, Hector Ambriz allowed the tying run to come to the plate with a hit and a walk, but got his 3rd save of the season.

George Springer (2B, BB, SB, RBI), Brandon Laird (RBI), Jon Singleton (RBI), Japhet Amador (RBI), Rene Garcia (2B), and Raoul Torrez (2B) had two hits each.

Man of the Match: Hard not to pick Springer, right?

Corpus (36-25, 2GB), 78-53 overall

2nd-half division leaders San Antonio jumped all over Corpus in a 10-2 win in which San Antonio only outhit Corpus 13-12. Ruben Alaniz threw 3.2IP, 11H/10R (6ER), 4K:2BB; Kyle Hallock allowed 2H/0ER, 2K:0BB in 3.1IP; Theron Geith retired all three batters in the 8th.

Erik Castro was 3x5 with a double, homer, both runs scored, and an RBI; Leo Heras (BB) and Preston Tucker had two hits each.

Man of the Match: Erik Castro

Lancaster (38-23, 8.0 up) 77-54 overall

Lancaster had an 8-2 lead after four innings, and tacked on two more for a 10-2 win over Rancho Cucamonga. Brady Rodgers threw 6IP, 5H/2ER, 8K:2BB; Tommy Shirley, Blair Walters (1H), and Michael Dimock struck out a batter in an inning of relief each.

Delino DeShields and Andrew Aplin (SB) were each 3x5, MP Cokinos was 2x5 with 3RBI. Brandon Meredith was 1x2 with a two-run homer and three walks. Chris Epps drew two walks.

Man of the Match: Brandon Meredith

Quad Cities (36-24), 4.5 GB, 74-55 overall

Quad Cities scored in the first three innings of the game and won at Burlington, 4-1. Brian Holmes threw 6IP, 6H/1ER, 5K:1BB; Mitchell Lambson allowed 0H/0ER, 6K:0BB, 1HBP in 3IP.

Danry Vasquez (BB) and Austin Elkins (2B, 3B) had three hits each; Bobby Borchering was 2x4 with an RBI; Rio Ruiz and Jordan Scott each had a hit, walk, and an RBI. Carlos Correa was 0x3 with two walks.

Man of the Match: Brian Holmes

Tri-City (39-25), 3.0 up

Tri-City never trailed in their 4-2 win over Staten Island. Evan Grills allowed 5H/1R (0ER), 6K:1BB in 5IP; Kevin Comer allowed 4H/1ER, 3K:0BB; J.D. Osborne and Gonzalo Sanudo threw perfect innings to close out the game.

Jon Kemmer was 3x4 with a double and a triple; Adam Nelubowich made up for yesterday's three-error game with a 2x4, 2RBI outing; Tyler White was 1x2 with two walks and an RBI.

Man of the Match: Jon Kemmer

Greeneville (35-27) 0.5 GB

The scoring was taken care of early, with Greeneville taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Danville countered with two in the bottom half and one in the second for a 3-1 win over Greeneville in which both teams had three hits each. Chris Lee allowed 3H/3ER, 2K:3BB in 5IP; Kevin Ferguson (2BB), Gerardo Ramirez (3K), and Chris Munnelly (1K:1BB) held the Braves hitless and scoreless over the final three innings.

Tanner Mathis was 2x4; Wallace Gonzalez was 1x3, and Brian Holberton and Ariel Ovando each drew walks and Thomas Lindauer was hit by a pitch for your baserunners - Greeneville was 0x7 w/RISP.

Man of the Match: Tanner Mathis