Saturday, July 5, 2014

PreStros Morning Report: July 4

*Domestic affiliates go 5-2 on the day; 205-187 overall
*OKC gets four in the bottom of the 8th to defeat Iowa
*Corpus dominates Springfield behind Kyle Smith's strong outing
*Lancaster continued its 2nd-half struggles, falling to red-hot Rancho Cucamonga. Mark Appel made a half-decent start.
*Quad Cities disintegrated in the 9th in a loss to Wisconsin
*J.D. Davis and A.J. Reed - The Initials - go 5x8 in a Tri-City win
*Joshua James struck out seven in 3IP as Greeneville destroys Kingsport.
*The GCL Astros whipped the GCL Blue Jays behind Marlon Avea's perfect day.

Oklahoma City (46-43, 2.0 GB)

Iowa had a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th before the RedHawks exploded for four runs, winning 4-3. Asher Wojciechowski threw 5IP, 4H/3ER, 3K:2BB and allowed homers by Kris Bryant and Javier Baez. Pat Urckitz threw 2IP, 1H/0ER, 3K:0BB, Jason Stoffel got the win with 1.2IP, 1H/0ER, 4K:0BB, and Kevin Chapman got the last out for his 3rd save.

OKC only managed six hits, but Jonathan Villar had 2RBI, with Joe Sclafani and Ronny Torreyes adding RsBI. Robbie Grossman had a hit and a walk.

Man of the Match: The bullpen. 4IP, 2H/0ER, 7K:0BB

Corpus (7-8, 3.0 GB; 41-44 overall)

A pair of three-run innings put the game out of reach with Corpus dominating Springfield 8-0, holding the Cardinals to four hits. Kyle Smith allowed 4H/0ER, 6K:1BB in 6IP; Mitchell Lambson threw two perfect innings, striking out two, and Travis Ballew walked one in the 9th.

Tyler Heineman was 3x4 with a double and a walk; Tony Kemp (2B, BB, RBI), Delino DeShields (BB, 3RBI), and Jonathan Meyer (2RBI) had two hits each. Ruben Sosa was 1x1 with a walk and two runs scored in a pinch-runner/DH role. Andrew Aplin drew two walks and had an outfield assist.

Man of the Match: Tyler Heineman - called the game behind the plate and provided three hits.

Lancaster (5-10, 9.0 GB; 49-36 overall)

A quick note. Lancaster has struggled in the second half, going 5-10 as you see above, but freakin' Rancho Cucamonga is 14-1 in the 2nd half, so... anyway. It's Rancho Cucamonga who got out to a 3-0 lead by the middle of the 2nd, which was all they needed as Lancaster fell 4-2, despite out-hitting RC 9-6. Mark Appel got the start, throwing 5IP, 5H/4R (3ER), 3K:2BB getting nine groundball outs. Brian Holmes came in for the final 4IP and allowed just 1H/0ER, 3K:0BB.

Conrad Gregor was 2x3 with two walks (hitting .374/.459/.634 in 32 games since getting promoted); Roberto Pena and Jack Mayfield (2B) added two hits each. Jordan Scott (SB), Teoscar Hernandez (2B) each got a hit and drew a walk, and Austin Elkins got a hit and two walks.

Man of the Match: Brian Holmes

Quad Cities (8-7, 3.5 GB; 43-41 overall)

Quad Cities plated two runs in the 4th, and had held Wisconsin to two hits before Frederick Tiburcio allowed a hit and three walks in the 9th and Andrew Walter allowed all those runs to score plus one of his own. Quad Cities got a run back in the bottom of the 9th, but it wasn't enough as Quad Cities falls 5-3. Adrian Houser threw a gem: 6IP, 2H/0ER, 8K:1BB with eight groundball outs; Tyler Brunnemann threw 2IP, 0H/0ER, 2K:0BB to set up the 9th. Tiburcio's final line is 1H/4ER, 0K:3BB in 0.1IP and Walter's 0.2IP, 2H/1ER.

Jose Fernandez hit a two-run homer and Brian Holberton provided your 9th inning RBI. Ronnie Mitchell added a double, with Marc Wik and Brett Phillips getting your other hits.

Man of the Match: Adrian Houser

Tri-City (13-8, 2.0 up)

Back-and-forth game with Lowell, with the score going 1-0 Tri-City, 1-1, 3-1 TC, 3-2 TC, 3-3 before a pair of two-run innings put the game out of reach for a 7-4 Tri-City win. Brandon McNitt allowed 2H/2ER, 3K:3BB in 3.2IP; Kevin Ferguson got the final out of the 4th inning; Austin Chrismon allowed 2H/1ER, 3K:0BB in 3IP, and Chris Munnelly allowed 3H/1ER, 4K:0BB in 2IP.

J.D. Davis was 3x4 with a double and 3RBI; A.J. Reed was 2x4 with a double and an RBI; Terrell Joyce was 1x4 with a two-run homer; Alfredo Gonzalez was 2x4.

Man of the Match: J.D. Davis

Greeneville (7-8, 2.5 GB)

Good GAWD that was ugly. Greeneville put up six runs in the bottom of the first, and then scored the next eight runs of the game before Kingsport got a consolation run in the top of the 9th. 14-1 Greeneville. Jose Montero threw 5IP, 2H/0ER, 4K:3BB; Joshua James then came in for 3IP, allowing one hit, no runs, striking out seven and walking one. Jorge Perez allowed 2H/1ER, 2K:1BB in the 9th.

Kingsport's pitching staff line: 8IP, 11H/14ER, 7K:13BB, 7 wild pitches. Jason Martin was 2x3 with three walks and an RBI; Juan Santana (BB, 2RBI), Sean McMullen (2 doubles, BB, RBI), and Luis Reynoso (2RBI) had two hits each; Jacob Nottingham was 1x4 with a walk and 3RBI; Antonio Nunez was 1x2 with two walks.

Man of the Match: Jason Martin.

GCL Astros (6-7, 1GB)

The GCL Astros put up four in the 1st inning on the GCL Blue Jays, who responded in the bottom of the 3rd with three of their own. Then the GCL Astros scored nine of the next ten runs in a 13-4 win at the Blue Jays. Junior Garcia allowed 6H/3ER, 3K:2BB in 4IP, Alejandro Solarte allowed 2H/1R (0ER), 2K:0BB in 2IP; J.D. Osborne threw 1IP, 1H/0ER, 1K:0BB and Aaron Vaughn threw 2IP, 0H/0ER, 2K:1BB.

Marlon Avea was 4x4 with a walk and 3RBI; Alexander Melendez (2SB, RBI) and Will Dupont (2RBI) had three hits each. Randy Cesar added two hits. Kristian Trompiz was 1x5 with a walk.

Man of the Match: Marlon Avea