Monday, September 2, 2013

PreStros Morning Report: September 1

*OKC, Corpus, Lancaster, Quad Cities all begin playoff series this week.
*Tri-City 0.5 up with three to play

Oklahoma City (81-62)

Memphis took a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the 9th, but OKC erupted for four runs with two outs in the bottom half on Jimmy Paredes' two-run triple and Jose Martinez's two-run homer, and got the walk-off in the 11th on Jose Martinez's single that scored Jon Singleton. OKC wins its 81st game (the most for an Astros' Triple-A franchise since the 2005 Express won 85 games in 2006. Blair Walters came up from Lancaster for the start and allowed 4H/2ER, 4K:3BB in 4.1IP; Pat Urckfitz (2.1IP) and Jose Cisnero (1.1IP) threw scoreless outings, striking out two each; Hector Ambriz got the win with 5H/2ER, 1K:0BB in 3IP.

Martinez was 3x6 with the aforementioned homer and 4RBI on the day; Jimmy Paredes (BB, RBI) and Carlos Perez were each 3x5. Marc Krauss (2B) and Che-Hsuan Lin (2B, BB) had two hits each. George Springer was 0x4 with a walk and a stolen base; Jon Singleton was 1x5 with the game-winning run.

Man of the Match: Jose Martinez

Corpus (82-57)

San Antonio had a 5-3 lead going into the 5th...when they scored eight runs. Corpus mounted a rally, but fell 13-9. David Rollins allowed 10H/8ER, 4K:3BB in 4.1IP; Theron Geith gave up 5H/5ER (plus two charged to Rollins) in 2.2IP; Cameron Lamb and Carlos Quevedo threw perfect 8th and 9th innings, respectively.

Preston Tucker (2B, HR, 3RBI), Domingo Santana (2B, BB), Michael Burgess (HR, 3RBI), and Ronny Torreyes (2B) had two hits each.

Man of the Match: How about Preston Tucker?

Lancaster (81-58)

Lancaster had a 1-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 5th, when Rancho Cucamonga got the tying run. Chris Epps was thrown out at home plate to end the top of the 10th and Rancho Cucamonga tacked on the walk-off in the bottom of the 10th for a 2-1 win over Lancaster. Vincent Velasquez allowed 2H/1ER, 8K:1BB in 6IP; Kenny Long allowed two hits over four outs and Travis Ballew took the loss in a 2H/1ER, 4K:0BB, 2IP outing.

Dan Gulbransen was 2x5; Delino DeShields was 1x4 with a walk and his 51st stolen base of the season. Brandon Meredith provided the lone run on a 4th inning solo home run. MP Cokinos and Carlos Perdomo had your other hits.

Man of the Match: Vincent Velasquez

Quad Cities (80-57)

Quad Cities withstood a 5-run 7th from Beloit to win their 80th game of the season, 8-7. Josh Hader allowed 2H/2ER, 4K:6BB in 4.2IP; Pat Christensen scattered three hits and two strikeouts over 1.1 scoreless; Jorge Perez, fresh up from the GCL, allowed 5H/5ER, 1K:1BB; Andrew Walter got the save with 1H/0ER in 2.1IP.

Danry Vasquez was 2x4 - both hits leaving the yard for 3RBI; Rio Ruiz (2 doubles and a walk) and Bobby Borchering (3B, BB, RBI) had two hits each. Carlos Correa was 1x4 with 2RBI; Austin Elkins and Jordan Scott had a hit and a walk each.

Man of the Match: Danry Vasquez

Tri-City (42-31), 0.5 up

Lowell got four runs in the bottom of the 1st for what looked like would put them up 1.5 with three games to play, but Tri-City answered with four in the top of the third to tie it, and three runs in the 7th and 8th for a 7-4 win to put the ValleyCats back on top of the division. Michael Feliz allowed 5H/4ER, 10K:2BB in 7IP and Gonzalo Sanudo got the save with 1H/0ER, 4K:1BB (his first walk issued since June 23) in 2IP. That's 48K:4BB in 37IP this season for Sanudo.

Chan Moon was 3x4 with a double, walk, and two runs scored; James Ramsay (BB, RBI), Conrad Gregor (2B, BB, 3RBI), and Ronnie Mitchell (RBI) had two hits each; Jon Kemmer (SB) and Tyler White (RBI) had a hit and a walk each.

Man of the Match: Conrad Gregor