Astros Thursday Minor League Recap

Manzo is trying to hit his way back into the majors...Barmes who?

Alright TCBer's, the minor league recaps are back!  There seemed to be a big audience for this section last season in what was a little over half a season of recaps, so we are bringing it back.  I have never seen so much excitement over the minors like this past year and off-season, so hopefully this will only help fuel the fire. Although, please bare with me this season as there may be times that this section may not get posted on random mornings.  With me starting Physical Therapy School this summer as well as working, my time may get a little thin.  I hope the quality of this section doesn't decline because of my other obligations, but believe me when I say I will do what I can to get this out for you guys. 

Well, with only one game per level done, we already have some performances to get excited about and some that will cause a slight sigh.  Its only one game so don't worry guys, lets let them get get going and build up some sample sizes.

Two high ceiling pitchers struggled mightily last night.  Folty and Lyles did not pitch well.  They got hit around a good bit but the good news is that they both had very strong groundball rates.  Folty had a 11/1 GO/FO ratio so thats awesome news.  Lyles had a 7/3 ratio.  Either way, if you can induce those kind of numbers, you're going to have some success.  Lyles next start will be Tuesday in Nashville in which I'll be attending and will be there early to watch warm-ups and all.  So, expect a write up on that at some point next week, and hopefully I'll be able to get some quality video as well.

Round Rock WINS! over Memphis 8-7

  • Jordan Lyles-4 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
  • JB Shuck CF-0-5, BB-C'mon Shuckers!
  • Angel Hernandez 2B-2-6, 2B, 2 SO
  • Brian Bogusevic RF-3-4, HR, BB, SB-Good Day for Bogey! I think he's tell the FO he should be in the majors.
  • Koby Clemens 1B-2-4, BB-Nice Koby
  • Drew Locke LF-2-5, SO
  • Tommy Manzella SS-2-5, 2 SO

Corpus Christi lost to Tulsa, 3-2

  • Xavier Cedeno-5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO
  • Shane Wolf-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Patrick Urckfits-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R
  • Wladimir Sutil SS-3-4, BB, SB-Will his offense come around this year?
  • Jimmy Paredes 2B-1-4, SB
  • JD Martinez LF-1-4, 3 SO-not good
  • Jonathan Gaston RF-2-4-Not really power there, but its good to see him put the bat on the ball.
  • Federico Hernandez C-1-4, HR

Lancaster won 5-0

  •  Jose Cisnero-5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 9 SO-Thats a nice start to the season
  • Wes Musick-4 IP, 4 H, 5 SO
  • Jonathan Villar SS-2-4
  • Austin Wates LF-1-4 HR-Legitimate power or Lancaster effect?
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-3-4, 2 2B-He started off hot last year as well...
  • Erik Castro DH-1-2, 2 BB, SO-Plate discipline! Good way to come back from missing a full year.
  • Jose Altuve 2B-2-4, 3B, SO, SB-Oddly hitting last...

Lexington lost 6-1

  • Mike Foltynewicz-5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, BB, 2 SO, HR-Say it ain't so Shoeless Joe!
  • Delino Deshields 2B-0-4, 2 SO
  • Jio Mier SS-2-3, 2B, BB-YAY!
  • Mike Kvasnicka 3B-1-3, BB-Theres some plate discipline...
  • Bryce Lane LF-1-3, SO

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