Tuesday, April 14, 2015

PreStros Morning Report: April 13


*Org affiliates go 3-1 on the night; cumulative 14-6 record.
*Jon Singleton hit a three-run homer as Fresno overcame a 6-0 deficit to beat Salt Lake 9-8.
*Carlos Correa's one hit - a bases clearing double - broke a 3-3 tie as Corpus improved to 5-0.
*Rough night for Lancaster with three homers allowed and four passed balls in a 13-4 loss.
*Brock Dykxhoorn threw 5IP, 2H/0ER, 6K:2BB and Derek Fisher and Jacob Nottingham hit homers in a win over Clinton.

Fresno (3-2)

You know, when your opponent puts up six runs in the top of the 1st, you expect it to be a long night. But then when you answer with eight runs in the bottom of the 3rd, things get weird. By the time Fresno came up to bat, their win expectancy was just 9.1%, Fresno beats Salt Lake, 9-8. Brady Rodgers got the start for Fresno, giving up 4IP, 11H/7ER, 2K:0BB; Richard Rodriguez threw 2.2IP, 2H/1R (0ER), 0K:1BB for the win; Kevin Chapman faced one batter and got him out; Josh Fields threw the 8th inning and gave up a hit and a walk, and James Hoyt recorded his first save in the organization with a perfect 9th.

Jon Singleton hit a three-run homer in the 3rd and drew a walk; Preston Tucker, Domingo Santana (HR, 2RBI), and L.J. Hoes (2RBI) had two hits each. Fresno took advantage of their opportunities, getting four hits in five ABs with runners in scoring position. (Marc Krauss was 2x4 and former Astro Carlos Perez was 1x5 with 2RBI.)

Man of the Match: Hard to say, but let's go with Jon Singleton.

Corpus (5-0)

The Hooks are 5-0 for the first time since 2008, tying the club record for best start to a season. More impressively, all five games have been on the road. Corpus and Tulsa matched runs, but a three-run 6th gave Corpus the 6-3 win. Mike Hauschild allowed 7H/3ER, 8K:0BB in 5IP; Mitch Lambson gave up 3H/0ER, 3K:0BB in 2IP; Jandel Gustave (who hit 99mph) and Tyson Perez both threw scoreless innings.

The Hooks got six runs off six hits and nine walks (also 13 strikeouts). Tony Kemp was 1x3 with two walks; Carlos Correa was 1x5 with a bases-clearing go-ahead double (3RBI); Colin Moran was 1x4 with a walk; Telvin Nash was 1x5; Brandon Meredith was 1x4 with a walk and 2RBI; and Jio Mier was 1x3 with a walk, RBI, and a stolen base.

Man of the Match: How about Carlos Correa?

Lancaster (2-3)

Hmmm. Jobduan Morales allowed four passed balls (catching knuckleballer Blaine Sims) and Stockton got three homers in a 13-4 win over Lancaster. Blaine Sims ended up allowing 8H/6R (5ER), 4K:2BB in 5IP; Randall Fant allowed 8H/5ER, 1K:1BB, HBP in 3IP; and Chris Cotton gave up 2H/2ER, 1K:1BB in 1IP.

Danry Vasquez was 2x4 with a double and an RBI; Chase McDonald was 1x3 with a double, sac fly and 2RBI; Marc Wik was 1x4 with an RBI double, and A.J. Reed added another hit.

Man of the Match: Uhhhh, Chase McDonald.

Quad Cities (4-1)

Quad Cities got a run in each of the 1st and 2nd innings, and then busted out for four in the 3rd, cruising to a 6-2 win over Clinton. Brock Dykxhoorn threw 5IP, 2H/0ER, 6K:2BB and Joshua James gave up 2H/2ER, 3K:2BB in 4IP.

Nick Tanielu was 3x4 with two doubles and an RBI; Derek Fisher hit a two-run homer and drew a walk and Jacob Nottingham hit a solo homer and drew a walk. Bobby Boyd and Mott Hyde (2B, BB) also had hits. Jamie Ritchie was 0x2 with 2BB.

Man of the Match: Brock Dykxhoorn.