Monday, August 11, 2014

PreStros Morning Report: August 10


*Astros Affiliates went 4-2 on the day
*Asher Wojciechowski and Paul Clemens got lit up by Iowa in a 10-2 loss.
*Mark Appel gave up 4ER in 5IP (but with 7K:1BB!) in a Corpus loss.
*Brian Holmes dominated San Jose for a Lancaster win
*Bobby Boyd got two hits in his Quad Cities debut - a win
*Jason Martin got three hits in his Tri-City debut - a win
*Greeneville shutout Burlington in a home win.

Oklahoma City (62-61, 3.0 GB)

Despite only being out-hit 12-11, the Iowa Cubs put up ten runs in a 10-2 OKC loss on Sunday. Asher Wojciechowski threw 6IP, 6H/5ER, 5K:2BB and allowed 2HR on the day. Pat Urckfitz allowed 2H/1ER, 1K:0BB in 1IP; Paul Clemens gave up 3H/4ER, 0K:2BB in 0.1IP, Tommy Shirley allowed 1H/0ER in 0.2IP, and Anthony Bass walked one batter in 1IP.

Matt Duffy was 3x4 with a double; Ronny Torreyes and Andrew Aplin were each 2x4 (Aplin is hitting .371 since getting called up to OKC). Jonathan Villar, Joe Sclafani, Preston Tucker (RBI) and Max Stassi (RBI) added hits.

Man of the Match: Matt Duffy

Corpus (21-29, 8.0 GB; 55-65 overall)

A couple of crooked numbers for Arkansas resulted in an 8-3 Corpus loss yesterday. Mark Appel took the mound for the Hooks, and we saw what we saw from Appel in Lancaster (albeit not as disastrous): 5IP, 8H/4ER, 7K:1BB. The K/9, BB/9, and K:BB is there, he's just getting tagged. Colton Cain came in and got worked over for 5H/4ER, 2K:1BB in 2IP. Mitchell Lambson threw a perfect 8th inning.

The Hooks only got four hits, but two of those were homers by Teoscar Hernandez and Leo Heras - who also drew three walks. Tony Kemp and Colin Moran added hits in the losing effort.

Man of the Match: Leo Heras

Lancaster (27-23, 1.0 up; 71-49 overall*)
*already clinched playoff berth

The JetHawks never trailed in this one and scored four unanswered runs in a 6-2 win at San Jose. Brian Holmes straight up dominated, throwing 8IP, 6H/1ER, 5K:1BB; Daniel Minor allowed a solo homer in the 9th.

You wouldn't expect to see a team that went 3x19 w/RISP win the game, but that's what happened. Jon Kemmer (2B, HR, RBI) and Danry Vasquez (BB) each had three hits. Rio Ruiz (2B, BB, RBI) had two hits. Chan Moon had a hit and a walk; Ronnie Mitchell was 0x3 with two walks and an RBI. Brett Phillips was 1x5 to lower his Avg in Lancaster to .414.

Man of the Match: Brian Holmes

Quad Cities (25-24, 4.0 GB; 60-58 overall)

Quad Cities put up six runs by the end of the 3rd inning, cruising to a 6-1 win over Beloit. Michael Feliz threw 5IP, 3H/1ER, 5K:0BB; Chris Lee struck out four in three perfect innings, and Chris Cotton struck out two in the 9th.

A.J. Reed (3B, RBI) and Bobby Boyd (RBI) - in his Quad Cities debut - had two hits each. Chase McDonald and Jose Fernandez (RBI) each had a hit and drew a walk. Ryan Bottger and J.D. Davis added your other RBIs.

Man of the Match: Bobby Boyd!

Tri-City (37-19, 7.0 up)

Tri-City scored three runs in the 8th to take a 4-2 lead, and withstood Hudson Valley getting two in the bottom of the 9th for a 4-2 win. Austin Chrismon threw 5.2IP, 4H/0ER, 1K:4BB; Derick Velasquez struck out four in 2.1IP; Ryan Thompson allowed 3H/2R (1ER) in 0.1IP and Jordan Mills closed it out by getting the final two outs of the game.

Jason Martin made his Tri-City debut, going 3x5 with a triple; Jamie Ritchie, Ricky Gingras, Nick Tanielu, and Juan Santana had RBIs for the ValleyCats as nine of the ten ValleyCats batters recorded at least one hit.

Man of the Match: Jason Martin

Greeneville (26-22, 1.5 GB)

Greeneville got three runs in the bottom of the 1st and cruised to a 6-0 win over Burlington. Reymin Guduan threw 5IP, 4H/0ER, 4K:2BB; Elieser Hernandez allowed 1H/0ER, 2K:1BB in 3IP; Aaron Greenwood closed out the 9th with a hit allowed.

Edwin Medina was 2x3 with a sac fly and a stolen base; Sean McMullen (2B, RBI), Yonathan Mejia (solo HR), and Jeffry Santos had two hits each; Jacob Nottingham (RBI) and Ydarqui Marte added hits.

Man of the Match: Reymin Guduan

GCL Astros (23-21, 3.0 GB)