Sunday, May 4, 2014

PreStros Morning Report: May 2 & 3

The Constable has been out of action because his mother's basement got flooded, and shorted the computer gear out.  We apologise for missing the May 2 Morning Report, so you get a double-helping of Morning Report this morning.

Summary Bits and Pieces

All affiliates went 1-1 on the May 2 and May 3 games, to maintain perfect balance in the Universe.  As did the ML club!  Very zen!!  The  affiliates stand at a combined 60-57.

Oklahoma City (1-1 to go to 16-14)

Oklahoma City has been playing against the Omaha Storm Chasers (12-16), who were made famous by Peyton Manning earlier in the year.  In the first game, they beat that young, up-and-coming Omaha pitching prospect, Brett Tomko, and gave up only 1 run in the process.  In the second game, they lost a tight one, 4-2.

On the Bumps:  The first game resembled a bit of a 'pen start, with David Martinez pitching three innings (4 H, 1 R/ER, 1 HR, 36 pitches, 4 GO vrs 1 FO), then being relieved by Richard Rodriguez (3 IP, 4 H, 2 K, 52 pitches), followed by Jason Stoffel (2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K) and Josh Zeid (1 perfect inning).  Rodriguez got the win.

In the second game, Bobby Doran started, and took the loss with 5IP, 2 H, 3 R/ER, 4 BB, 3 K).  Rhiner Cruz (1 H, 2 K), Chia-Jen Lo (3 H, 1 ER) and Kevin Chapman (1 BB, 2 K) all pitched one inning each.  Bobby Doran threw 80 pitches and gave up two doubles.

With the Bats:  In the May 2 game, Jon Singleton hit a home run (you may have seen it on the telecast of the Astros game today) and drew a walk in a 1-3 day.  Also getting a hit was Domingo Santana, Gregorio Petit, Jonathan Meyer, Ronald Torreyes (Sac) and Andy Simunic (2 B).  Drawing walks were Singleton, Carlos Perez, Meyer and Simunic.  Santana made an error in the field.

In the May 3 game, Robbie Grossman (BB) and Enrique Hernandez (2 B) led the charge, both going 3-4.  Domingo Santana went 2-5.  Jonathan Meyer went 1-4 and hit a home run.  Andy Simunic went 2-4.  Ronald Torreyes went 1-4 with a BB.  Grossman and Simunic were both caught stealing, and Santana made another error.

Men of the Matches: Game 1 - Jon Singleton (who got a game off for the second game) and Game 2 - Robbie Grossman (on base 4 times)

Corpus Christi (went 1-1 to go 15-14)

Corpus lost their May 2 game to the strong Midland (18-9) squad by a score of 6-8.  The won the May 3 game against a less-strong San Antonio (12-16) by a score of 4-1.

On the Bumps:  In the May 2 game, Troy Scribner started ok, throwing 3 IP, giving up 3 H, 1 R/ER and getting 4 K.  He was relieved by Michael Dimock, who there 3 IP, and gave up 5 R/ER on 7H and 1 HR.  He struck out one.  Andrew Robinson finished the game, pitching 2 innings, giving up 3 H, 2 R/ER, walking 3 and striking out 2.  Scribner's ERA now sits at 1.80 and Robinson's ERA now sits at 1.98.

In the May 3 game, only two pitchers were used.  Luis Cruz got the win (5 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 4 BB and 6 K), and he was effectively relieved by Jordan Jankowski (4 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K).  Cruz's ERA now sits at 1.71.

With the Bats:   In the May 2 game, Andrew Aplin went 2-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 BB to continue his filthy-hot streak.  Matt Duffy and Tyler Heineman both collected 2 hits, and Heineman and Tucker both had doubles.

In the May 3 game, Nolan Fontana (BB, 2 RBI) and Rene Garcia both went 2-3.  Matt Duffy, Jio Meir, Tyler Heineman and MP Cokinos all went 1-3, with Meir's hit a double.

Men of the Matches:  Game 1 - Andrew Aplin.  Game 2 - Luis Cruz.

Lancaster (1-1 to go to 17-13)

The JetHawks got up early on San Jose, and held on to win 6-3 in the May 2 game.  On May 3, they lost 5-4 to San Jose.

On the Bumps:  May 2: Mike Hauschild and Brian Holmes made tandem starting look like a dream.  Hauschild (5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 7K) got the win, and Brian Holmes (3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K) got the save.

May 3: Kyle Westwood started and went 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 K.  He was relieved by Vincent Velasquez (2 IP, 1 H, 3 K) and Tyson Perez (2 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 K).  Westwood took the loss, and gave up a home run, likely assisted by the 17mph wind out to CF

With the Bats:  May 2 was notable for multi-hit games from Anthony Kemp (2-3, R, BB), Teoscar Hernandez (3-4, R), Brandon Meredith (2-4, R, 2 B), Carlos Perdomo (2-3, BB) and Roberto Pena (2-3, R).  Rio Ruiz went 1-4, but made it count with a 3 R double.  Carlos Correa went 0-3, BB, R at DH.

May 3 was less of an offensive party, with multi-hit games from Kemp (2-5, R), Ruiz (2-4, R, HR,) and Carlos Perdomo (2-4, R, 3 B).  Correa went 1-5 in the DH slot again.  Teoscar Hernandez and Ruben Sosa went 1-3 with a walk each.

Men of the Matches:  Carlos Perdomo wins the Men of the Matches here, not really because he deserves it, but more because of his fantastic offensive performance since Carlos Correa has been out.    For those that don't know, Perdomo is a 24 year old Venezuelan shortshop, currently hitting .387/.438/.548.  Since Carlos Correa has been out, he has gone 13-31 (.419), 2 3B, HR, BB, K, 2SB, scoring 7 runs in 9 games.  Not a prospect, but credit where it is due.

Quad Cities (1-1 to go to 12-16)

Quad Cities and the 10-18 Beloit Loch Ness Monsters Snappers played two perfectly symmetrical games, each winning one, with a score of 5-3 each game.

On the Bumps:  Evan Grills started and won the May 2 game, going 6 IP, working around 10 H, 3 R/ER, BB, 2 K.  Kevin Comer provided excellent relief and got the save, throwing 3 IP with 2 H, 1 K.

On May 3, Edison Frias took the loss, going 4 IP, yielding 5 H, 4 R/ER, BB.  Zach Morton relieved and gave up a run in 3.1 IP (2 K) and Albert Minnis got the last two outs, giving up 2 hits and getting a solitary strikeout.  The only inherited runner scored.

With the Bats:  May 2: Ronnie Mitchell (2x2 B), Tyler White and Brett Philips (2 R, BB, SB) all had multi-hit games, all going 2-4.  Tanner Mathis went 1-2, SB, but drew 2 walks.  Beloit made two errors to assist the scoring.

On the May 3 game, Tanner Mathis went 3-4, 3x2 B, and Tyler White went 0-1, 2 BB.  Everyone else did.... not much.

Men of the Matches:  Tanner Mathis had the best two days.  He is a LH hitting outfielder from Lake Charles, LA, who is turning 23 in 6 weeks.  Last 10 games: .429/.486/.914

Thanks for reading!!

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