I'll be taking a brief leave of absence for the next week or so. And, when I mean leave of absence, I mean I'll be chiming in probably on a daily basis with comments but not have the time to write these recaps up for all of you. Sorry, but I'll be be at a lake in Arkansas with my family skiing, knee-boarding, tubing, swimming, grilling, and camping until Thursday! Then until Sunday I'll be getting things ready for my sister's wedding the following Saturday that is also in Arkansas. I'll be back and on my regular schedule until the following Monday. But, now the great news! OremLK has graciously agreed to cover this section until I get back. So, thanks to Orem and be looking forward to his write-ups that I'm sure will be better than mine.
But, on the minor league front, there were a few very solid starting pitching performances as well as a few young catchers tearing the cover off the ball. And, J.D. Martinez got promoted apparently! I'm not trying to take all of the credit but it does seem a bit odd that I write a brief section on my idea about how it would work in Corpus and then later that night, J.D. gets promoted. I'm just giddy with excitement...and I'm not even going to get to write about his debut! Orem, you're so lucky!
Round Rock won 7-6
Wesley Wright had a pretty solid start which is nice for a change from him. He struck out six and walked just one in his six and two-thirds innings. He gave up four and two of them were homeruns which led to the two runs. Gary Majewski picked up the victory and the blown save with two unearned runs on two hits and a walk in his two innings of work that included two strikeouts. Wladimir Sutil went 1 for 5 with a double and two strikeouts. Tommy Everidge went 1 for 4 with a homerun and a walk. Drew Locke went 2 for 5 with a double and a strikeout. Edwin Maysonet went 3 for 4 with a double and a strikeout. Edwin Bellorin went 1 for 4 with a homerun.
J.D. Hooks won 5-4
Jeremy Johnson gave up two runs on four hits and one walk. He also struck out four in six innings of work. Koby Clemens went 1 for 3 with a double, walk, and a strikeout. David Cook went 2 for 3. Freddy Parejo went 1 for 4 with a double. Jonathan Fixler went 2 for 4 with a triple and a stolen base.
Lancaster lost 6-1
Patrick Urkfitz gave up three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four in seven innings. Federico Hernandez went 1 for 3 with a triple and a strikeout. Barry Butera went 1 for 3 with a triple.
Lexington won 3-2
Jose Cisnero was pretty impressive with his eight strikeout performance. He allowed just three walks and two hits in six scoreless innings. Brenden Stines struck out one and gave up two hits in one scoreless inning. The CC Hook, J.D. Martinez, went 2 for 3 with a walk. Rene Garcia went 2 for 3 with a double. Jake Goebbert went 1 for 2 with two walks.
Tri-City won 9-8
Robby Doran can't seem to figure out pro hitting. He gave up five runs on five hits (two homeruns) and a walk while striking out four in three innings. Travis Blankenship struck out two and gave up one hit in two innings. Chris Blazek struck out one in a scoreless inning. Enrique Hernandez went 1 for 4 with a double and a walk. Ben Heath went 1 for 3 with a double, strikeout, and a walk. Adam Bailey went 1 for 4 with a double and a strikeout. Wilton Infante went 2 for 3.
Greeneville won 13-8
Euris Quezada was, well, terrible, with seven runs, five which were earned. Garrett Bullock struck out two and gave up one hit in a scoreless inning and two-thirds. Ryan Cole struck out one and gave up two hits in an inning of work. Ricardo Garcia went 2 for 5 with a double, stolen base, and a strikeout. Pedro Feliz went 1 for 1 with a triple. Jhonny Medrano went 3 for 5. Chris Wallace continues to crush with his 3 for 4 outing that included a triple, strikeout, and a homerun. Marcus Nidiffer went 2 for 4 with a double, walk, and two strikeouts. Carlos Mojica went 3 for 5 with a double and a strikeout. Hector Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a strikeout.
GCL Astros lost 3-0
Jose Perdomo put up yet another solid start with his five innings of just one run ball that wasn't even earned. He gave up two hits and two walks while striking out six. Enmanuel Cedano and Pedro Gomez each gave up one hit in their respective scoreless innings with no walks or strikeouts. Rafael Valenzuela went 2 for 4 with a double. Ryan Ditthardt went 3 for 4. Jose Vargas went 2 for 3. Ernesto Genoves went 1 for 4 with a double.