WISHING A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
9-8: IF Kolbey Carpenter (23)
9-9: OF Darlin Figueroa (21)
9-10: 3B Michael Garcia (19)
9-10: RHP Kyle Smith (24)
9-6: RHP Brad Peacock recalled to Houston from Fresno
9-5: C Raymond Henderson assigned from Greeneville to Fresno
9-5: C Max Stassi recalled to Houston from Fresno
9-5: LHP Kevin Chapman recalled to Houston from Fresno
9-3: RHP Ricardo Castro assigned from Greeneville to Tri-City
FINAL REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS/PLAYOFF PREVIEW
The regular season is over and playoffs start tomorrow for Lancaster and Corpus Christi.
AAA Fresno 3rd 73-70 (+1 tie) .510 8.0GB W3
AA Corpus Christi 1st 85-55 .607 0.0GB W2 (Overall)
2nd half: 2nd 38-32 .543 7.0GB W3
(CLINCHED PLAYOFF BERTH by winning first half)
The Hooks ended the season in style with a sweep over San Antonio that allowed them to claim second place in the second half. Now on to the playoffs! Corpus Christi will host Midland (A's) for Games 1 and 2 of the South Division Playoff Series on Wednesday and Thursday. Games 3, 4 and 5 (if all are necessary) will be played in Midland from Friday, September 9th through Sunday, September 11th. Midland leads the season series 18-14, but the Hooks took three of four in their most recent matchup. The winner of the South Division series will face the winner of the North Division series, either the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) or the Springfield Cardinals.
A+ Lancaster 3rd 77-63 .550 5.0GB L1 (Overall)
2nd half: 1st 42-28 .600 0.0GB L1
(CLINCHED PLAYOFF BERTH by winning second half)
The JetHawks not only clinched a playoff berth a couple days ago, they also clinched the second half title for their division. They will face Wild Card Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers) in a best-of-three mini-series starting Wednesday in Rancho Cucamonga. Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) will be at home at The Hangar. The season series between the two teams is dead even. The winner of the mini-series will face first half winner High Desert (Rangers) starting Saturday in Adelanto for a best-of-five South Division playoff series.
A- Quad Cities 7th 61-78 .439 24.5GB W1 (Overall)
2nd half: 7th 30-40 .429 17.0GB W1
SSA Tri-City 3rd 38-38 .500 9.0GB L1
Rk+ Greeneville 3rd 33-34 .493 5.5GB W3
Rk- GCL 5th 22-31 .415 10.5GB W1
FRk DSL Blue 3rd 42-23 (+1 tie) .646 6.5GB W1
FRk DSL Orange 4th 31-37 .456 16.0GB W2
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ...
I posted the WTHB Pitchers and Players for the month of August over the weekend.
Also, I posted the first of four interviews from my Greeneville trip here.
I'll have more from my Greeneville trip coming out this week. In the meantime, enjoy a little stretch with former Astro (and current Greeneville Hitting Coach) Cesar Cedeno.
Cesar Cedeno - August 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen