Friday, May 22, 2015

PreStros Morning Report: May 21


*Org goes 2-1 on the day; Cumulative 101-60 record
*Fresno scores 10 unanswered runs behind Jon Singleton and Carlos Correa's home runs
*Corpus' game is rained out
*Lancaster goes off with seven in the second, and nine in the 3rd in a 22-5 win over High Desert.
*Quad Cities' offense gets shut down in a 3-0 loss despite Brandon McNitt's strong start.

Fresno (23-17)

Nashville enjoyed a 2-0 lead for an inning and a half, and then Fresno scored the next ten runs for a 10-2 win. Luis Cruz threw 7IP, 5H/2ER, 4K:3BB; Murilo Gouvea, who hadn't pitched for an Astros affiliate since 2012, threw 1IP, 2H/0ER, 1K:0BB; Jason Stoffel struck out the side in the 9th.

Jon Singleton was 3x4 with a double and a two-run homer, with a walk and 3RBI; Carlos Correa was 2x5 with a two-run homer and 3RBI; Matt Duffy (RBI) and Nolan Fontana (3B, BB, 2RBI) added two hits each. Robbie Grossman was 1x4 with a double and a walk.

Man of the Match: Luis Cruz

Corpus (26-13)

Game with San Antonio postponed due to heavy rain in Corpus.

Lancaster (21-20)

High Desert struck first with three runs in top of the first inning, and Lancaster brought it to 3-2. High Desert tacked on another run in the top of the second, but then Lancaster responded with seven runs in the bottom of the second. And then Lancaster responded in the bottom of the third with nine more runs. The JetHawks would add three more in the 7th and one on the 8th to defeat High Desert 22-5. Yes, 22-5. It's not even a franchise record. In August 2013, Lancaster beat Lake Elsinore 26-5.

Evan Grills overcame a three-run homer in the first to throw 6IP, 9H/4ER, 3K:0BB; Tyler Brunnemann allowed 2H/1ER, 1K:2BB in 2IP; and Keegan Yuhl threw 1IP, 1H/0ER, 1K:0BB.

So with 19 hits and eight walks, there were a lot of big nights. Jack Mayfield was 4x6 with 4RBI; A.J. Reed was 3x6 with a double, homer, and 4RBI; Brett Phillips was 3x5 with a walk, two triples, 3RBI, and four runs scored; Danry Vasquez was 3x6 with a double and 3RBI; Marc Wik was 2x3 with two walks. Chase McDonald was 2x5 with a solo homer and a walk.

Man of the Match: A.J. Reed

Quad Cities (31-10)

With a 3-0 loss at Clinton, the River Bandits have lost back-to-back games for the first time since April 25-26 and just the second time all season. Brandon McNitt threw 5IP, 4H/1ER, 6K:2BB; Jose Montero (1.1IP) and Aaron Greenwood (1.2IP) each gave up a run.

Bobby Boyd was 2x3 with an outfield assist, and Jason Martin was 1x3 to provide all the offense Quad Cities could muster. There is no joy in Mudville.

Man of the Match: Brandon McNitt