Monday, July 7, 2014

PreStros Morning Report: July 6


*Astros affiliates go 4-3 on the day; 213-192 composite record
*Robbie Grossman gets four hits, but homers do in Rudy Owens and the RedHawks
*Brady Rodgers throws five strong while Tony Kemp and Ruben Sosa combine for a 7x9, three triple day in a Corpus win.
*Two position players took the mound for Lancaster in a 17-4 blowout loss to Rancho Cucamonga.
*Quad Cities takes both games of a doubleheader behind Brett Phillips' walk-off grand slam.
*Ryan Bottger and J.D. Davis pace the ValleyCats in a big win at Lowell.
*Errors do in the Greeneville Astros in a loss to Bristol

Oklahoma City (47-44, 2.0 GB)

OKC scored in the bottom of the 1st and gave two runs back in the top of the 2nd. Then there was some trading runs in the 6th and 7th, but Iowa got the go-ahead run in the top of the 8th for a 5-4 win over OKC, with homers again from Kris Bryant and Javier Baez. Rudy Owens threw 6.1IP, 8H/4ER, 5K:0BB, 3HR allowed; Alex White took the loss with 4H/1ER, 2K:2BB in 2.2IP.

Robbie Grossman got 40% of the RedHawks' hits, going 4x5 with an RBI and two runs scored; Preston Tucker was 2x4 with an RBI, Austin Wates was 0x4 with a walk, two stolen bases, and an RBI. Ronny Torreyes was 1x3 with a double and two sac flies.

Man of the Match: Robbie Grossman.

Corpus (9-8, 2.0 GB; 43-44 overall)

Corpus jumped all over Tulsa, taking a 4-0 lead by the end of the 4th. Tulsa scored two in the top of the 6th, which Corpus answered by scoring three in the bottom half of the inning in a 7-2 win. Brady Rodgers was dominant, throwing 5IP, 2H/0ER, 1K:1BB and needing only 66 pitches to get through five. Luis Cruz allowed 4H/2ER, 2K:0BB in 4IP.

Tony Kemp continued his hot tear, going 4x5 with a triple, 2RBI, and two stolen bases (now hitting .400/.472/.622 in 11 games for Corpus). Ruben Sosa was 3x4 with two triples, an RBI, three runs scored, and a stolen base. Delino DeShields was 2x3 with an HBP, sac fly, and an RBI. Leo Heras was 1x3 with a walk and a stolen base. Telvin Nash hit his 11th homer of the season.

Man of the Match: Tony Kemp and Ruben Sosa

Lancaster (6-11, 9.0 GB; 50-37, 1.0 GB overall)

The JetHawks' second-half struggles continue with a 17-4 drubbing at the hands of Rancho Cucamonga, with Lancaster going down 9-0 before scoring their first run. Juan Minaya allowed 5H/1ER, 3K:4BB in 3IP; Pat Christensen gave up 10H/8R (5ER), 2K:0BB in 3IP; Jamaine Cotton gave up 6H/4ER, 3K:0BB in 2IP; catcher Jobduan Morales allowed 1H/4ER, 0K:4BB and didn't record an out before 2B Austin Elkins gets the final three outs while allowing just one hit.

Jack Mayfield was 2x4 with a triple, homer, and RBI; Jobduan Morales - in addition to pitching (poorly) - was 1x3 with a double and 2RBI; Conrad Gregor was 1x3 with a double; Teoscar Hernandez hit his 15th homer of the season.

Man of the Match: Jack Mayfield

Quad Cities (10-7, 2.5 GB; 45-41, 12.0 GB overall)

Saturday's game was rained out, so Quad Cities and Wisconsin played a doubleheader on Sunday.

Game 1: Quad Cities jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 2nd and went on to win 5-0. Chris Lee gave up 5H/0ER, 1K:1BB in 6IP and Chris Cotton closed it out with 1IP, 0H/0ER, 0K:0BB. Chase McDonald was 2x3 with an RBI; Thomas Lindauer hit a three-run homer and drew a walk. Ronnie Mitchell was 1x3 with a triple. Jose Fernandez was 0x2 with a walk and two stolen bases.

Man of the Match: Chris Lee.

Game 2: DRAMA. Despite taking an early 1-0 lead, Wisconsin responded with four unanswered runs. Down 4-2 in the bottom of the 7th (minor-league doubleheaders are 7IP each), Dayne Parker, James Ramsay, and Marc Wik singled to load the bases for Brett Phillips...who hit a walk-off grand-slam in a 6-4 win. Jandel Gustave threw 3.1IP, 5H/3ER, 3K:2BB; Michael Feliz allowed 2H/1ER, 6K:1BB in 3.2IP.

Man of the Match: Brett Phillips

Tri-City (15-8, 4.0 up)

A pair of two-run innings for Tri-City started a day that ended with an 11-3 Tri-City win over Lowell. Luis Ordosgoitti threw 5IP, 4H/1ER, 4K:0BB, with 10 groundball outs and no flyball outs; Jose Musgrove allowed 3H/1ER, 1K:0BB in 2IP and Jordan Mills was charged with an unearned run with 2K in 2IP.

Ryan Bottger was 4x4 with two doubles, a homer, a walk, and 4RBI; Bobby Boyd was 3x4 with a walk and an RBI; J.D. Davis was 2x5 with a double, homer, and 5RBI; A.J. Reed, Terrell Joyce (2B, RBI), Jamie Ritchie (BB), and Mott Hyde (2B) had two hits each.

Man of the Match: Ryan Bottger

Greeneville (7-10, 4.5 GB)

Bristol got three runs in the top of the 1st, which is all they would need in a 4-2 win at Greeneville. Errors did in the Gastros, as Reymin Guduan is charged with four unearned runs, throwing 4IP, allowing three hits, with 6K:4BB. Robert Kahana and Zach Davis combined for 5IP of no-hit relief, striking out eight and walking two.

Jason Martin (3B) and Juan Santana provided your RBIs. Antonio Nunez was 1x3 (with two errors), and Jacob Nottingham was 1x4 with two pickoff throws.

Man of the Match: Jacob Nottingham.

GCL Astros (6-8, 2GB)