Sunday, July 22, 2012

Minor League Results

Saturday’s Results

DSL Athletics 0 DSL Astros 4
This game was called in the 7th due to rain but not before Rayderson Chevalier got a chance to go to work on the opponents.  Through 5 innings Chevalier only allowed 2 hits and struck out 8 batters. Chevalier moves to 2-1 on the season with this win.  True to form, the DSL Astros collected just 5 hits Saturday.  The difference Saturday was that the Astros took advantage of a walk and a throwing error in the 1st inning and used good old-fashioned small ball in the 3rd inning.

GCL Astros 4 GCL Nationals 3
The GCL Astros took the lead in the 1st inning and never lost it Saturday.  The bats were hot for the Astros; every starter got a hit except for Juan Santana.  4 guys had multi hit games.   Yonathan Mejia and Brett Phillips both went 3 for 3 with a walk apiece. Wallace Gonzalez got in on the action too. Although he only went 1 for 4, his “1” was a home run in the 4th inning.  That was Gonzalez’s 1st career homer.  Reymin Guduan got the win Saturday after coming on in the 5th for 2 and 2 thirds.  Guduan (1-1) didn’t allow any runs on 4 hits, struck out 3 and walked 2. Erick Gonzalez picked up his 7th save after coming on allowing a run on 2 hits and issuing 2 walks.

Kingsport Mets 4 Greeneville Astros 13
This game was just a good, old-fashioned trouncing.  Greeneville was up by 10 runs before Kingsport even scored on Saturday. The Astros had 18 hits and 5 of those were homers.  Ariel Ovando tied for the biggest night with the stick, going 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs, a walk and a pair of 2-run homers.  Those were Ovando’s first 2 long balls this season.  With Ovando, was Jean Batista who hit 3 for 5 with a pair of RBIs; all 3 of his hits were doubles.  Adrian Houser (2-2) got the win after 5 and 2 thirds innings of work.  Houser allowed a couple runs on 4 hits, walked 2 and K-ed 7.  Scott Zuloaga took the mound for the final frame and had a strong showing, sending the final 3 batters down in order, striking out 1.

Some of the offensive highlights:

Jean Batista- 3X5 2R 3-2B 2RBI
Brian Blasik- 3X5 RBI
Ernesto Genoves- 3X5 3R HR RBI
Terrell Joyce- 2X5 2R HR RBI SO
Michael Martinez- 3X5 R HR 2RBI
Ariel Ovando- 3X4 4R 2HR 4RBI BB SO

Vermont Lake Monsters 3 Tri-City ValleyCats 7
Tri-City had control of this game almost the entire time.  The ValleyCats fell behind a run in the top of the 1st but were up by 1 by the inning’s end and never looked back.  Dan Gulbransen had a good night at the dish, clubbing 2 of 4 with a homer and 2 RBI.  The ValleyCats were wearing down the base paths Saturday, with 4 stolen bases in the game.  Brian Holmes (3-1) had a great start and picked up the win Saturday after 7 innings of work.  Holmes gave up a run on 4 hits and struck out 8 batters. 

Lexington Legends 7 Greenville Drive 5
Lexington provided enough runs for Mike Foltynewicz to work comfortably Saturday and improve his record on the season to 11-2. Foltynewicz allowed 4 runs on 6 hits over 6 innings pitched and struck out 5.  By the time Foltynewicz allowed the 4th run, the Legends had 5 runs thanks to a 5 run 2nd inning.  Delino DeShields went 3 for 5 with a double, a RBI and a run scored.  Brandon Meredith picked up his 9th HR of the season with a 1-run solo-shot in the 8th.  Murillo Gouvea picked up his 2nd save after allowing a run and striking 1 batter out.

Lancaster JetHawks 4 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 2
The JetHawks utilized the long ball to get ahead in the first inning Saturday and it worked.  In the 1st inning, Erik Castro hit a 2 run knock and Telvin Nash hit a solo shot and that was all the lead the JetHawks needed.  Tyson Perez (7-2) picked up the win after tossing the first 6 innings, allowing 2 runs (1ER) on 4 hits, walking 1 and striking out 2. Carlos Quevedo picked up his second save of the season after coming on in the 8th and retiring the 6 batters he faced in a row, striking out 1. 
Frisco RoughRiders 0 Corpus Christi Hooks 3

Saturday, all in attendance at Whataburger Field witnessed the Jarred Cosart show.  Cosart (5-5) went 7 and 2 thirds scoreless, striking out 4, walking 3 and giving up just 3 hits.  Kevin Chapman preserved the shutout after coming on next and collected his first save.  Chapman didn't allow any hits or walks and retired all 4 batters he saw in order.  The bats weren't particularly hot for Corpus Christi Saturday, but they took advantage of a couple of errors to score their first 2 runs. Jake Goebbert and Rene Garcia both went 2 for 3 at the dish.
Oklahoma City RedHawks 2 Memphis Redbirds 6
Oklahoma City pitcher Sergio Perez gave up a run in the 1st inning and a grand slam in the second inning. The RedHawks never recovered.  Perez picked up the loss moving him to 2-2 on the season after 3 innings of work.  Aneury Rodriguez clocked in for the next 3 frames and kept them scoreless, giving up just 2 hits with a single K.  All was not lost however; Jimmy Paredes finished the game a triple short of hitting for the cycle.  Paredes was 3 for 5 on the day.  Travis Buck batted 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and a RBI.
Player of the Day: I’m giving the honor to Ariel Ovando and Jean Batsista of Greeneville.  Ovando clubbed 2 2-run taters and Batista collected 3 doubles.  That’s award worthy any day.

Pitcher of the Day:  Jarred Cosart gets the honor today after shutting out Frisco for almost 8 innings.  Rayderson Chevalier gets a nod for doing the same thing in 5 innings in the DSL and for striking out 8 batters in the process.


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