Monday, May 21, 2012

Minor League Schedule and Results


West Virginia at Lexington at 6:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP Ryan Haffner (0-3, 8.24) and RHP Jonas Dufek (1-0, 4.96)
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Corpus Christi at Midland at 6:30 CST
Probable Pitchers: LHP Brett Oberholtzer (1-2, 6.18) and RHP Murphy Smith (3-0, 2.76)
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Oklahoma City at Colorado Springs at 7:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: TBD
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High Desert at Lancaster at 9:00 CST
Probable Pitchers: TBD

Oklahoma over Reno 10-9
Mickey Storey got a spot start for Oklahoma City and gave up five runs on five hits and two walks over three innings, but still managed to get seven strikeouts. Juan Abreu, Xavier Cedeno, David Carpenter and Jose Valdez combined to go the rest of the way, with Carpenter getting the win and Valdez getting the save. Xavier Cedeno gave up his first earned run of the season. There was a lot of firepower in this one with home runs from Fernando Martinez, Scott Moore, Brett Wallace and Landon Powell. Every starter except for Mike Hessman and Mickey Storey got at least one hit. J.B. Shuck scored what turned out to be the winning run in the seventh inning on a Brian Bixler double.

Midland over Corpus Christi 9-3
Jose Cisnero (L, 2-5) had yet another tough start, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks over four innings. Henry Villar and Alex Sogard kept Corpus in the game, but Midland broke things wide open as Josh Zeid allowed five runs on four hits and a walk in one third of an inning and Erick Abreu had to come in to get the final two outs. Once again, the Hooks were limited to a handful of hits and Jake Goebbert was the only player to get an extra base hit, a double.

High Desert over Lancaster 11-4
David Martinez (L, 1-3) was yet another victim of a rough Sunday for most of the Astros starters. In 4.1 innings pitched, he gave up seven runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out eight. The bullpen in the guise of Jose Trinidad, Pat Urckfitz and Gabriel Garcia allowed another four runs. George Springer and Ben Heath were both 2x4, but it was Adam Bailey that really stood out going 4x4 with a home run and two RBIs.

Lexington over Kannapolis 7-1

What went right: Luis Cruz had an absolutely brilliant start and four Legends had multi-hit days.

Luis Cruz got the win to improve to 4-1 as he allowed only three hits over 7.2 innings. Euris Quezada took it the rest of the way, giving up one run over the final 1.1 innings. Jordan Scott, Zach Johnson, Matt Duffy and Drew Muren all had great days at the plate. Johnson got another two RBIs to bring his season total to 46 over 40 games. Delino DeShields was the only player not to get a hit, but he did draw a walk and score.

Luis Cruz - 7.2IP 3H 0R 2BB 7SO
Euris Quezada - 1.1IP 3H 1R

Jordan Scott -3x5 2B 2R
Zach Johnson - 2x5 2B 2RBI R
Matt Duffy - 4x5 2-2B 2RBI 2R
Drew Muren - 3x45 2B 2RBI BB

What went wrong: A throwing error from Cruz and a couple of GIDPs for DeShields and Muren.

Luis Cruz was a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day of pitching.

I've got to go with Adam Bailey for his 4x4 game and two run home run, but Matt Duffy is a very close second.

1 comment:

  1. Wonder where the Jose Cisnero from April is? In his last win against Midland on Apr. 24th he struck out 12 in five innings and his record was 2-1. In his five starts since, he's had one no decision and four losses.