Grills/Defense Struggles in 5-1 Loss
Evan Grills gave up four runs across six innings, but only two were earned. The two unearned came after a throwing error by Chan-Jong Moon on what should have been the third out. But, Grills would eventually have an error himself while fielding the ball but wouldn't lead to any runs. Jon Kemmer also had a throwing error later in the game that wouldn't lead to a run either. Grills had one other notable line on the night. He had zero walks. He also had zero strikeouts.
|Chan Jong Moon||SS||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.313|
|Evan Grills (L, 1-2)||6||7||4||2||0||0||1||2.55|
Corpus Christi Falls 7-6
Nick Tanielu played second base mostly in college but was drafted as a third baseman. He's played there mostly in his professional career with occasional time at 2B. However, that time has gotten more consistent lately and when he was promoted to CC, he was promoted as a second baseman. The question mark with him as third baseman was if he'd hit for enough power. He's hit for average in all of his other stops, but outside of Lancaster, hadn't hit for power. His offensive profile is much more suited for 2B. Plus, he's not really going to beat out J.D. Davis who has manned 3B so that Tanielu has had to play second. That said, he's hit for way more power this season, including his time in AA than he had. Now, the recent AFL assignee will need to hone in on his plate disciple to draw more walks.
|a- Drew Ferguson||PH-LF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.317|
|Michael Freeman (H, 3)(L, 3-4)||1.1||0||2||0||1||0||0||7.33|
|Kevin Comer (BS, 1)||1.1||3||1||1||0||1||0||3.68|
Pitching Shines in 4-1 Win
Akeem Bostick turned it perhaps one of his better starts this season, especially over the last 10. He gave up just one run (unearned) and struck out five. The big part is that he walked just one. That's a really good night for him. However, he played with fire a bit with seven hits allowed. That's dangerous in Lancaster.
|Akeem Bostick (W, 5-3)||6||7||1||0||1||5||0||4.98|
|Kevin McCanna (H, 2)||2||1||0||0||2||2||0||5.44|
|Andrew Thome (S, 4)||1||2||0||0||1||0||0||3.91|
Low Scoring Game Doesn't Side with QC; Lose 2-1
Enrique Chavez and Carlos Sierra had combined for four games pitched for QC heading into tonight. Those four games equaled eighteen innings. But, they continued the theme of fresh faces paving the way for QC as together they pitched a very good game. Chavez posted a 9/1 SO/BB ratio in his six innings and allowed just five hits. He was responsible for both runs. He had a 67 Game Score. Sierra was signed out of Cuba this off-season and has pitched well so far with a good strikeout rate and just a few more walks than you want. Considering the road Cuban's have to take to get to the MLB, that's something you'll take early on.
|a- Spencer Johnson||PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.149|
|Enrique Chavez (L, 0-2)||6||5||2||2||1||9||0||3.18|
Robinson, Jones Lead TC to 6-3 Win
Chuckie Robinson and and Taylor Jones each hit a home run and both were rather unlikely heroes out of the draft. Jones was drafted in the 19th round as a powerless first baseman with a huge frame. Robinson was a 21st round pick as a catcher. Not exactly who you expect to pave the way when the second round pick, Ronnie Dawson is on the roster.
Tyler Britton continues to do way more than expected as well. He was a 23rd round selection, yet boasts a 63/12 SO/BB ratio as a professional. He was a reliever this spring in college but has started over half his games as a pro. That said, all of his starts have been short. It'll be interesting to see how he is used next year.
|Alexander De Goti||SS||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0.213|
|Salvador Montano (W, 2-0)||2||2||2||2||4||3||0||5.25|
|Kevin Hill (H, 2)||3||2||0||0||0||2||0||4.37|
|Tyson Perez (S, 1)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0|