I hope you all had a great Mother's Day weekend! You better have let the women in your lives know they're appreciated.
The weekend definitely had it's highlights. If you didn't check TCB Saturday, I suggest you go back and read the MiLB recap and check out what George Springer did. Then, Saturday night, Domingo Santana did his own magic with walk-off grand slam. Jonathan Singleton wouldn't be out totally outdone, and launched his 5th homerun. Possibly even a bigger story was Paul Clemens getting back on track and posting a great game score.
But, lets get you updated on the standings.
Oklahoma City is still in 3rd place in their division with a 20-17 record. They currently stand 3.5 games back, but they are still 3.5 games ahead of the Rangers affiliate, Round Rock. Yep, Round Rock fans are still on the losing end. It's Glorious! A few bats are cooling a little like Brian Bixler, but some bats are warming up (Brett Wallace is hitting a little better), while Fernando Martinez still is the offensive leader of this team. The pitching staff has had a rough run, and things may not get better as they soon will start a trip to the West Coast teams and their offensive parks.
The most talented team is still in the cellar with a 15-21 record. The Hooks struggled and had a stretch of 1-9 baseball. They have looked better over the last few days as the offense has improved with Singleton showing some more power and Jose Martinez stepping up. The pitching staff was probably biggest reason for the struggle as there were some rough starts and a few relievers are pretty bad. Things seems to be clearing up there and hopefully Cosarts start yesterday is a step in that direction.
Lancaster sets out today to become .500 as their record stands at 18-19. Even with that record, they are just 2 games back in their division and are on a 3 game win streak. The offense is legit, as we all knew. The struggles are with the pitching staff. They've lost the most stable starter in Wes Musick to AA, but have gained another in Tyson Perez. This team has confidence and I think the pitching staff will improve as the season moves on.
Lexington is in the middle of the division with their 4th place ranking and 17-18 record. They are 7.5 games back, but are far from last place. The Rome Braves are 6-28! That's rough! The pitching staff has struggled outside of Folty and Tropeano for the most part, but they've taken steps to improve in that area. The pitching will likely improve and the offense should remain stable as the anchors of the lineup are older prospects.
Oklahoma City RedHawks won 6-5
- Paul Clemens-7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 SO, 6/8 GO/AO, 84 pitches, 77 GS
- Jose Valdez-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
- Fernando Martinez RF-2-4
- Mike Hessman 1B-2-4, HR
- Jimmy Paredes 2B-2-4
- Landon Powell C-2-4
Corpus Christi Hooks lost 2-1 (12 innings)
- Jake Buchanan-7 2/3 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 16/2 GO/AO, 91 pitches-I don't understand how he does it.
- Josh Zeid-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
- Kevin Chapman-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
- Jason Stoffel-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
- Austin Wates LF-0-3, 3 SO
- Jose Martinez 2B-0-3, 2 BB
- Brandon Barnes CF-1-5, 2B, 2 SO
- Jair Fernandez C-1-2, 2B, BB
Lancaster JetHawks won 8-4
- Jorge De Leon-3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 4/2 GO/AO
- Zachary Grimmett-3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 2/4 GO/AO-Is there a starting pitcher spot open?
- Kirk Clark-1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/1 GO/AO
- Ben Orloff-2-4, BB
- George Springer CF-1-2, HBP-left game with a hand injury on HBP, X-Rays were negative and will be out a few days.
- Domingo Santana-1-5, HR, 2 SO-Walk-off Grand Slam!
- Erik Castro 1B-3-4, 2 2B, SO
- Telvin Nash DH-0-4, 3 SO
- Enrique Hernandez 2B, LF-2-4, SO
- Rene Garcia C-2-4, 2 2B
Lexington Legends lost 7-5
- Luis Ordosgoitti-4 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO, 5/1 GO/AO
- Jason Chowning-1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR, 2/1 GO/AO-First runs of the season
- Jordan Scott CF-1-3, 2B, SO
- Mike Kvasnicka DH-1-3, HR, BB
- Chan Moon SS-2-4, SO
Oklahoma City RedHawks won 6-5
- Aneury Rodriguez-4 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR, 7/2 GO/AO, 83 pitches
- Adalberto Flores-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1/2 GO/AO
- Xavier Cedeno-1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1/1 GO/AO
- Fernando Martinez RF-3-4
- Justin Ruggiano CF-2-2, 2B, BB, PO
- Mike Hessman 1B-0-5, 3 SO
- Brett Wallace 3B-3-5, SO
- Jimmy Paredes 2B-4-5, 2B, 2 SB
- Carlos Corporan C-2-5, SO
Corpus Christi Hooks won 7-3
- Jarred Cosart-6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 6/2 GO/AO, 101 pitches
- Arcenio Leon-2 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 2/3 GO/AO
- Austin Wates LF-2-5
- Jonathan Villar SS-2-4, 2B, SO, CS
- Jonathan Singleton 1B-2-3, HR (5), BB
- Brandon Barnes CF-3-4, 2B, SO, SB, OF assist
- Jake Goebbert RF-2-4, 3B, 2 SO