Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PreStros Morning Report: May 5


*A Fresno error led to three unearned runs in a 6-3 loss to Jason Lane and El Paso, despite homers from Jon Singleton and Max Stassi, and Preston Tucker's professional baseball-leading 32nd RBI.
*Corpus enjoyed a 5-run 2nd inning to defeat Midland, and Carlos Correa goes off yet again.
*Lancaster got a lead-off homer in the top of the first...and then watched that 1-0 lead turn into an 8-1 loss.
*Quad Cities can't stop won't stop and are 20-6 after Daniel Mengden's strong start defeats Kane County.

Fresno (12-13)

A second inning error led to three unearned runs, which just happened to be the margin in a 6-3 El Paso defeat of Fresno. Handsome Dan Straily allowed 9H/4R (1ER), 2K:1BB, HBP, in 5.1IP; Tommy Shirley gave up 3H/2ER, 0K:1BB in 1.2IP, and Jordan Jankowski allowed just 1H/0ER, 2K:1BB in 2IP.

Preston Tucker was 3x4 with a double and his 32 RBI lead all of professional baseball; Domingo Santana and Andrew Aplin (2B) were each 2x4. Max Stassi hit his 3rd homer of the year, and Jon Singleton hit his 5th - both solo shots.

Jason Lane was your winning pitcher for El Paso, and Brett Wallace got two hits. Because of course.

Man of the Match: Preston Tucker

Corpus (15-10)

A 5-run 2nd inning put Corpus out in front, and they would cruise to a 6-1 win over Midland. Chris Devenski allowed only 2H/0ER and struck out six, but walked five in 5.2IP. Mitch Lambson struck out two of the three batters he faced; Josh Hader allowed 2H/1ER, 4K:3BB in 3.2IP, and Travis Ballew recorded the final out of the game.

Are you ready for this? Carlos Correa was 3x4 with a three-run homer and two stolen bases to push his slash line back to .398/.468/.735, and going 13/13 on stolen base attempts. He has three straight three-hit games, and is hitting .462 with 5K:7BB in his last ten games. Tony Kemp (BB, RBI), Jon Kemmer (HR, RBI), and Tyler White (BB) had two hits each. Tyler Heineman was 0x2 with two walks.

Man of the Match: Carlos Correa

Lancaster (11-15)

Jose Fernandez hit a home run to lead off the game for Lancaster, and then, well, that was it. Stockton defeated Lancaster 8-1. Blaine Sims allowed 5H/4ER, 3K:1BB in 5IP, and Adrian Houser closed it out with 3IP, 6H/4ER, 3K:1BB, 2HBP.

Fernandez was 2x4 with a stolen base and the aforementioned homer; Ronnie Mitchell and Jack Mayfield were each 2x3 with a walk.

Man of the Match: Jose Fernandez

Quad Cities (20-6)

And Quad Cities keeps rolling with a pair of two-run innings for a 4-0 win at Kane County. Daniel Mengden threw 6IP, 5H/0ER, 4K:0BB; Keegan Yuhl allowed 1H/0ER, 0K:0BB in 2IP, and Ryan Thompson threw a perfect 9th inning.

Nick Tanielu was 3x5 with an RBI; Kristian Trompiz was 2x4; Mott Hyde, Sean McMullen (BB), and Jason Martin (BB) each added an RBI.

Man of the Match: Daniel Mengden