We Get To Keep This AND That!
Sam Dykstra may be my favorite MiLB.com writer. I'm always thrilled when he writes something Astros-y, and he's done just that with his most recent PROspective article, in which he plays "This or That?", pitting George Springer against Jonathan Singleton as prospects the Astros would less like to give up in a trade.
Ed Romero is known for a great many things. A good coach, a good ballplayer, a good husband and father (I'm assuming here. Don't quote me.) But what he's probably best known for is his amazing mustache. And with that in mind, the ValleyCats have announced that they will attempt to set a new world record: The largest gathering of people wearing a fake mustache.
This could only be better if it was being done by the Quad Cities River Bandits, since they all have head starts.
An Even Hundred
George Springer is closing in on every milestone that has ever been created, as he scored his 100th run of the season on his first inning home run in yesterday's game. That goes with his 102 RBI, 36 home runs, and 39 stolen bases. Is anyone still not really sick of waiting for him to get called up? I mean, I get it. We all get it. But goodness gracious, the man is going to explode when he finally gets to the big leagues.
Ricky Gingras Has An Important Announcement
The show Amish Mafia is crazy!— Ricky Gingras (@RGingras25) August 21, 2013
Dude doesn't tweet much, but when he does, he makes it count.
What Happened Was...
Oklahoma City RedHawks (AAA) - The RedHawks won all twelve games in a twelve-game homestand. Then they lost six of their first seven on the subsequent road trip. Then they won the final game of their road trip, as well as the first four games of a five-game homestand. Here, in game number five of that homestand, they looked to be in trouble. Down 5-4 entering the ninth inning, with none other than Javy Guerra on the mound for the Albuquerque Isotopes (LAD), things looked grim. Then Carlos Perez led the inning off with a walk. Ruben Sosa bunted him over, and Trevor Crowe struck out swinging. With George Springer on deck, Jose Martinez got two strikes. Down to the final strike of the game, though, Martinez belted a letter-high fastball into left field for a double, scoring Perez. Then, George Springer did what George Springer does, with a walkoff single. Martinez made an outstanding slide on a play at the plate, and the RedHawks extend their winning streak to seven games, winning this one 6-5.
Oklahoma City: 75-56, 1st - Pacific Coast League American Southern
- 2B Jose Martinez - 3/5, 2B, R, 3 RBI
- RF George Springer - 2/5, HR, R, 2 RBI, K
- 1B Jon Singleton - 0/3, BB, 3 K
- CF Che-Hsuan Lin - 2/3, 3B, R, BB
- C Carlos Perez - 0/2, 2 R, 2 BB, K
- RHP Jake Buchanan - 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- RHP Rhiner Cruz - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- 2B Kike Hernandez - 3/5, 2 K
- LF Michael Burgess - 0/4, 3 K
- CF Drew Muren - 3/4, HR, 2 R, RBI
- RHP Nick Tropeano - 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
- RHP Carlos Quevedo - 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
- RHP Jonas Dufek - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
- 2B Delino DeShields - 1/3, 2B, R, BB, HBP, SB, 2 PO
- CF Andrew Aplin - 2/4, 2 2B, R, RBI, K
- C Tyler Heineman - 1/3, RBI, BB
- LF Dan Gulbransen - 2/3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB
- RHP Vincent Velasquez - 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, WP, HBP
- RHP Michael Dimock - 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- RHP Jordan Jankowski - 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- DH Tony Kemp - 3/5, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI
- CF Teoscar Hernandez - 3/5, 3B, R, RBI, K, SB
- 1B Bobby Borchering - 3/4, 2B, HR, 2 R, RBI, K
- 3B Rio Ruiz - 1/4, 2B, R
- 2B Catfish Elkins - 2/2, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, BB
- LHP Josh Hader - 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER. 2 BB, 2 K, BK, 3 HBP
- RHP Jamaine Cotton - 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
- CF James Ramsay - 0/2, R, 2 BB, PO
- 1B Conrad Gregor - 1/3, 2B, R
- RF Ronnie Mitchell - 2/3, RBI
- RHP Andrew Thurman - 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
- RHP Adrian Houser - 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- RHP Gonzalo Sanudo - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- LF Tanner Mathis - 1/3, RBI, BB, HBP
- CF Marc Wik - 1/3, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, K
- C Brian Holberton - 1/3, R, 2 BB
- DH Edwin Gomez - 0/4, BB, 4 K
- 1B Angel Ibanez - 0/5, R, RBI, 3 K
- SS Juan Santana - 0/2, 2 R, 3 BB, 2 K
- RF Ariel Ovando - 1/3, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, BB
- 2B Darwin Rivera - 0/5, 3 K
- RHP Francis Ramirez - 3.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- RHP Christian Garcia - 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- RHP Ryan Connolly - 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- RF Jason Martin - 3/5, SB, CS
- CF Javaris Reynolds - 0/5, 5 K
- C Jacob Nottingham - 3/4, 2 2B, 3B, 2 R
- RHP Joe Musgrove - 5.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K