Friday, April 24, 2015

PreStros Morning Report: April 23


*Org goes 2-2 on the night; cumulative 37-21 (.638) record
*Fresno loses a pitcher's duel at Salt Lake, 1-0, despite Alex White's strong start.
*Corpus stormed back at Frisco to win 8-2 in a Mark Appel 4IP, 6H/2ER start. Tyler Heineman was 3x5 with two doubles and 2RBI.
*Lancaster's J.D. Davis was just a triple short of the cycle (see below for a joke) in an 11-5 loss to Modesto.
*Quad Cities got strong pitching from Austin Chrismon and A&M's Daniel Mengden to overcome three unearned runs in a 4-3 win.

Fresno (8-7)

While the Grizzlies held Salt Lake to one run on seven hits, Salt Lake did just a little bit better, holding the Grizzles to, um, no runs on two hits. Fresno loses, 1-0, which I imagine is a pretty rare thing in the Pacific Coast League. Alex White threw 5.2IP, 5H/1R (0ER - a Jon Singleton throwing error led to the run) - 2K:1BB; Darin Downs and Tyson Perez allowed a hit each in the last two innings.

Your only two hits came courtesy of Nolan Fontana, who had a double and a walk, and L.J. Hoes. The Grizzlies struck out ten times, walked twice, and were 0x3 w/RISP.

Man of the Match: Alex White

Corpus (9-4)

Corpus was down 2-1 at the end of the second and then got two in the 3rd and four in the 4th, cruising to an 8-2 win over Frisco. Mark Appel threw 4IP, 6H/2ER, 3K:0BB, HBP, with 51 of his 71 pitches for strikes and six groundouts to two flyouts. Angel Baez threw a perfect 5th inning, and Kyle Westwood threw 4IP of "relief," allowing 4H/0ER, 1K:1BB. So far for Appel, three outings, 14IP, 10H/3ER, 11K:2BB.

Tyler Heineman led the way, going 3x5 with two doubles and 2RBI; Colin Moran was 2x5 with two doubles and an RBI; Carlos Correa was 2x5 with a double and an RBI; Conrad Gregor and Brandon Meredith each went 2x4 with a double, walk, and an RBI. Tyler White was 1x3 with two walks, and Tony Kemp - back at 2B - was 1x4 with a walk.

Man of the Match: Tough one. How about Tyler Heineman?

Lancaster (8-7)

Modesto scored early and often as the JetHawks fall 11-5. Blaine Sims allowed 6H/4ER, 3K:3BB in 5IP, Randall Fant allowed 4H/4ER in 0.1IP; Tyler Brunnemann gave up 2H/0ER, 5K:2BB in 2.2IP, and Frederick Tiburcio allowed 2H/3ER, 1K:2BB in the 9th.

J.D. Davis was just a triple short of the cycle (reminder: a triple short of the cycle is like being a second girl short of a threesome. That's copyrighted by me, by the way.) going 3x4 with 3RBI. Brett Phillips (two doubles) and Chan Moon (2B) were each 2x5. Chase McDonald hit his 5th homer of the year, and Jose Fernandez hit his first home run of the year.

Man of the Match: J.D. Davis

Quad Cities (12-3)

Quad Cities overcame two errors and a 3-0 deficit in the 5th to defeat Peoria, 4-3. Austin Chrismon threw 5IP, 5H/3R (0ER), 6K:0BB, and Daniel Mengden allowed just 2H/0ER, 5K:1BB in 4IP.

Alfredo Gonzalez (BB, RBI) and Mott Hyde (2B, BB) had two hits each; Sean McMullen (2B), Jacob Nottingham (BB, RBI), Alex Hernandez, and Thomas Lindauer (2BB, SB) had your other hits.

Man of the Match: Chrismon and Mengden.