Tuesday, May 6, 2014

PreStros Report: Cinco De Mayo

For those of you who are interested, the Constable has been holed up in the computer room at home for most of this evening, yelling manically.  Random phrases like "suck it Theo" and "Grit my A*& Diamondbacks" have been heard.

Sadly, that means you are stuck with me.  Again.  Pity.  For you.


* Affiliates go 2-2 on the day.  Combined record 63-62.
* OKC win with a dominant pitching performance.
* Corpus also win, but get outhomered 3-1
* Lancaster lose, but Carlos Correa triples.
* Quad Cities lose after the Kernels score 3 in the 8th.

Oklahoma City (17-15)

A welcome change in fortune for the RedHawks, who are coming off a 4-7 stretch.  They won 5-1.  Bad MF broke out the Nasty, and held the Omaha Strom Chasers (13-17) to one measly hit.

On the Bump:  As mentioned above, Mike Foltynewicz went NATO on the Storm Chasers, throwing 6IP, yielding 1H, 1R/ER, and 2BB.  Against 12 strikeouts.  In six innings.  4-2 GO v FO.  93 pitches.

And Paul Clemens was not exactly nice, either.  3IP, 1K.  No H.  No BB.  And he earns the save.  And no hit batters.  Wow.

With the Bats:  Multi-hit games from Ronald Torreyes (2-4, 2x 2B, R, RBI), Kiko Hernandez (2-4, 2B, 2RBI) and Andy Sinumic (ZOMG... him again! 2-3, BB, 2B, RBI).  Both Bob G and Jon S went 1-4, BB with 1 and 2 runs scored respectively.

Man of the Match:  This one clearly goes to the pitching staff.  Hope to see both of these guys doing this in the Majors by the end of the year.

Corpus Christi (16-15)

Corpus also got their heads back over .500 after a 6-3 win over the Missions (13-17) from San Antonio.  The Hooks scored 2 early, then the game was levelled at 2, with the Hooks scoring another pair in the bottom of the 4th and 6th.  Hooks hit one HR versus 3 Missions HR's.

On the Bump:  Thomas Shirley started, got the win, and threw 5.1 innings of quietly effective ball.  To wit: 5.1IP, 6H, 2R/ER, 3BB, 3K, 2HR.  Wind was blowing Right to Left, and fairly strong.  Travis Bellow relieved - 1.2IP, 1HR, 1R, 2K.  And Pat Urckfitz and Jorge De Leon combined for 2 innings of 1 hit, 2K ball to close it out.

With the Bats:  Everyone got a hit except Andrew Aplin, who somehow scored a run (and didn't walk, so reached on an error).  Nolan Fontana went 2-3 Sac, and Preston Tucker went 2-4.  Marc Wik hit a 3 run home-run, which proved to be the difference and Rene Garcia went 1-4, 2B, 2R (after again, reaching on an error).

Man of the Match:  Marc Wik.  Nice work.

Lancaster JetHawks (18-14)

Lancaster lost 7-4 to Lake Elsinore (20-12).  They got behind early, giving up 1 in the first, and five in the second, and were unable to peg it all back despite scoring runs in the 4th, 5th and 6th.

On the Bump:  The game was started by Lance McCullers Jr.  And he had a bad one.  1.2IP, 4H, 6R/5ER, 3BB, 0K.  Juan Minaya then relieved, and threw 4.1 dominant innings (0H, 1BB, 7K), then Jamaine Cotton relieved him and threw 2 innings (3H, 1R/ER, 2BB, K).

With the Bats:  Carlos Correa is back, everyone.  3-4, R, 3B, RBI.  Teoscar Hernandez would have been back if he had gone somewhere (2-4, 2R), and Danry Vasquez never left (2-4, 2x 2B).  The others were all disappointing.  Except Rio Ruiz (1-4, 2B).

Man of the Match:  Reliever, Juan Minaya.

Quad Cities (12-18)

QC continued their slide into irrelevance with a 5-2 loss over the Ceder Rapids Kennels Kernals (18-12).  Grrrr.  QC fell behind 2-0 early, then drew level, then gave up 3 in the 8th.  Double-Grrr.

On the Bump:  Andrew Thurman started, and pitched 5 reasonable innings (6H, 2R/ER, 2BB, 4K)  Relieved by Chris Lee, who too the loss (3IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB.  No K).  Andrew Walter pitched the ninth and tried to give up a run (1IP, 2H, BB, 2K), but didn't.

With the Bats:  Not much going on, with only 4 hits and 4 walks.  Chan Moon went 1-2, BB and Tyler White went 1-3BB.  Chase McDonald hit the only XBH (1-3, solo HR, BB)

Man of the Match:  My attempted curse on Jobduan Morales failed to provide an answer, because he didn't play.  But, we need to find out whether this MOTM curse is real or not.  So, MOTM: Jobduan Morales.

Thanks for reading, apologies for inadvertent spelling mistakes.  Long day at the computing machine.