Monday, July 2, 2012

Minor League Schedule and Recaps

Monday's Games
DSL Astros
DSL Indians
9:30 CST

GCL Marlins
GCL Astros
11:00 CST

6:00 CST
6:05 CST

6:05 CST
Corpus Christi
7:05 CST

Oklahoma City
7:05 CST
9:05 CST
Sunday's Results

Tri-City over Lowell 6-3
Tri-City has now won nine in a row. This one was a bit closer, but they still never trailed. Aaron West allowed two runs over 4.2 innings. Jeremiah Meiners allowed one run in 2.1 innings of relief, but got the win, and Blake Ford got his fifth save of the short season and still has a 0.00 ERA. Jobduan Morales hit his second home run in as many nights; Andrew Aplin had a triple; and Dan Gulbransen, Ryan Dineen, Morales and Joe Sclafani all had multi-hit games.

Asheville over Lexington 10-7
The bad news is that Asheville has won three in a row over Lexington. The worse news is that it's a five game series. Starter Luis Cruz allowed two runs in his five innings of work, and Lexington was up 6-2 through six. Then two of their best relievers had a meltdown. Evan Grills and Murilo Gouvea (L, 2-4) combined to allow seven runs in only three innings. Delino DeShields was three-for-four and is now hitting .275, .333 over his last ten games. Roberto Pena had four RBIs including a three-run home run. Chan Moon was two-for-four with a double.

Oklahoma City over Memphis 6-2
Armando Galarraga (W, 2-1) had a nice start as he allowed only two runs on seven hits over six innings, and Xavier Cedeno and Hector Ambriz provided scoreless relief, which was literally a relief after OKC allowed 20 runs last night. Marwin Gonzalez was two-for-three with a solo home run in his rehab appearance. Jimmy Paredes was two-for-four and Brett Wallace was two-for-three as he waits patiently for a big, fat bloated first baseman contract to get out of his way. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that's going to happen anytime soon.

Northwest Arkansas over Corpus Christi 2-1
Ross Seaton had a beautiful outing, allowing only two runs on six hits over seven innings but still got pegged with the loss as the Hooks were only able to scrape across four hits and one run on a Chris Wallace home run. Josh Zeid was reportedly dialing it up a notch in his relief outing as he allowed one hit and struck out two. Kevin Chapman also provided a scoreless inning.

Lancaster over Modesto 3-1
Nick Tropeano had a fantastic first start for Lancaster as he allowed only one unearned run on five hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in eight innings of work. Andrew Robinson closed it out in the ninth with no hits and two strikeouts for his fifth save. The JetHawks were held to four hits. Thankfully, two of them were home runs - a two-run shot by Domingo Santana in the first and a solo homer by George Springer (his 16th) to add insurance in the ninth.

Game of the Day
Greeneville over Kingsport 12-0
Starting pitcher Francis Ramirez walked more batters than I would like, but he got away with it as he didn't allow a run over his six innings. As a matter of fact, he only allowed two hits and the bullpen only allowed one hit for a combined three-hit shutout. Greeneville had three big innings as they hit well with runners on base. D'Andre Toney, Ernesto Genoves and Ariel Ovando all hit two run doubles, and Jimmy Howick hit a two run home run.

What went right: Hitting with runners in scoring position and really good pitching.

What went wrong: Quite frankly, one caught stealing and one wild pitch is not worth mentioning, so I won't.

Francis Ramirez (W, 2-0) - 6IP 2H 0R 5BB 7SO
Zachary Hardoin - 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 0SO
Andrew Walter - 1IP 1H 0R 1BB 0SO
Euris Quezada - 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 0SO

D'Andre Toney - 2x4 2B 2RBI BB SO
Ernesto Genoves - 1x3 2B 2RBI BB SO R
Ariel Ovando - 1x4 2B 2RBI BB SO 2R
Jimmy Howick - 1x4 HR 3RBI 2R
Jose Monzon - 2x3 BB SO 2R

Player of the Day: Roberto Pena has always been a good catcher and defensive player. If he really puts it together as a hitter as he appears to be doing, he will indeed be the whole package.

Pitcher of the Day: Nick Tropeano just proved in his first start for Lancaster that his promotion was absolutely justified.

1 comment:

  1. What went wrong? LOL The Corpus bats took the night off. The magic just wasn't there. Except for the lone HR.