Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Eye Witness Report: July 8th Greenevile 2 - Bristol 5

Well, Bristol got their first road win of the season.  Greeneville had their chances in this game but couldn't get a timely hit or a timely out.  Here are my fan observations from last nights game:

On the mound:
Fredrick Tiburcio was sandwiched some good outs in between a rough start and a bad finish.  A lead off single followed a solid triple resulted in a first inning run for the B-Sox.  He got out of the man on third no out jam and then completed three straight one, two, three innings.  He then blew up in the fifth.  A lead off triple, a walk and a single led to one run and then a two out double plated two more.  This was his longest outing of the year. 

The bullpen did an excellent job.  Christian Garcia fanned the  side in his inning of work.  Scott Zuloaga scattered three fly balls around the outfield in his one inning.  Euris Quezada got a bunch of ground balls but they were often hit hard.  One took a bad hop and caught Mike Martinez in the throat. It was a scary moment but he stayed in the game.  Another handcuffed Jimmy Howick at short for an error that led to an unearned run.  Michael Dimock did a nice job in his inning as well. 

At the plate:
Ariel Ovando went one for four but also just missed on a missile down the right field line in the ninth that would have been for extra bases.  On the down side, later in that at bat, he hit a hard grounder to first that pinballed around the first baseman's feet.  Ovando didn't hustle down the line and allowed the late covering pitcher to beat him by several steps.

Brian Blasik impressed me yet again with a bunt single that was perfectly placed in the sixth.  I am not sure if it was called or not but it put a runner on base when Greeneville was having trouble creating any momentum.   He also got on with a walk. 

Josh Magee went one for three, but he hit the ball hard all night. 

Terrell Joyce extended his hitting streak to nine games with a one for four night. 

In the field: 

Joyce made the play of the night with a great diving catch in left.  The ball was hit to left and was tailing toward the line.  He ran a long way and made a great dive at the ball about a foot off the ground and came up with the catch.

The loss, combined with an E-Twins loses keeps the G-Stros 2 1/2 games back of Elizabethton and 1 1/2 ahead of Johnson City for the wild card spot. 

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