Astros Minor League Recap: POTW

ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 18: Reliever Jose Valdez #60 of the Houston Astros pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on May 18, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Sunday Players of the Week are back!  I apologize that I was unable to do this last week as school got in the way but these guys made it very easy on me this week.  I'm going to be completely honest in the fact that I did not do any research to pick these guys and I doubt any of you will dispute my choices.  Well, you may pick a different pitcher, but you'll at least agree that my guy was deserving.

Hitter of the Week: Jose Altuve

This guy not only took his promotion to AA Corpus in stride, he went into an extra gear!  You usually see a guy struggle when he's promoted to the next level, especially when he leaves such a hitter's park like Lancaster.  Not even Jason Castro hit this well after he went from Lancaster to Corpus.  But this past week, Altuve went 11-26 which included five straight two-hit games.  Power you ask?  How's three doubles, two triples, and home run?  He drew one walk and struck out four times while stealing two bases and getting caught once. How's that for a hot sheet BA?

Pitcher of the Week: Dallas Keuchel

No, this is not about my man-crush!  I don't care what you say, he earned it!  In his only start this week, Keuchel went into #Beastmode!  You can read about his performance from a link in this morning link post.  But, he lasted seven scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and no walks.  Did I mention he struck out eight?  Yeah, the dude was nasty that night.  If you go by pitch count, he had tons left as I beleive he was in the 70's or 80's but it was 104 degrees that night.  Give the guy a break!

Friday Games

Oklahoma City lost 5-4

  • Andy Van Hekken-2 2/3 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • Douglas Arguello-3 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 5/4 GO/AO
  • Jose Valdez-1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • Anderson Hernandez SS-1-3, 2 BB
  • JB Shuck LF-1-3, 2 BB, SB, CS
  • Brandon Barnes CF-1-3, 3B, BB, SO

Corpus Christi won 4-0

  • Dallas Keuchel-7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 SO, 8/4 GO/AO
  • Sammy Gervacio-2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Jimmy Paredes 3B-2-3, BB, SB
  • Jose Altuve DH-2-4, 2B, SO
  • Jonathan Gaston RF-2-4, 2B
  • Jimmy Van Ostrand 1B-3-4, HR, SB

Lancaster lost 4-2

  • Andrew Robinson-6 IP, 6 H, 2 R 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, HR, 10/3 GO/AO
  • Ben Heath C-0-2, 2 BB

Lexington won 4-2

  • Ruben Alaniz-6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 7/2 GO/AO
  • David Martinez-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB 1 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Jason Chowning-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO-First save of the season.
  • Jordan Scott LF-2-5, SO
  • Tyler Burnett 1B-2-4, 2B
  • Roberto Pena C-0-2, 2 BB, SO
  • Emilio King CF-3-4

DSL Astros won 3-2

  • Reymin Guduan-4 2/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO
  • Juan Delis-2 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 SO
  • Andres Feliz-3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 SO
  • Juan Santana SS-1-3, 2 BB, SB
  • Yoel Silfa 2B-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Marlon Avea DH-2-4, SO

Saturday Games

Oklahoma City won 6-4

  • Sergio Perez-6 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR, 4/8 GO/AO
  • Danny Meszaros-2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO
  • Weslew Wright-2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Shane Wolf-2 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Fernando Abad-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Anderson Hernandez 2B, 3B-4-6
  • JB Shuck LF-2-4, 2 BB, SO
  • Robinson Cancel C-3-6
  • Brian Dopirak DH-2-5, 2B
  • Ozzie Navarro 3B-3-4, 2B, HR, SO

Corpus Christi 9-4

  • Erik Abreu-5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 4/2 GO/AO
  • Matt Nevarez-1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 0 SO
  • Arcenio Leon-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Patrick Urckfitz-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Jimmy Paredes 3B-2-5, 3B, SO
  • Jose Altuve 2B-1-5, 3B, SO, SB
  • Jonathan Gaston DH-2-3, 2 BB
  • JD Martinez LF-1-4, 2B
  • Jacob Goebbert RF-2-4, 2B, BB-I really like this guy

Lancaster lost 10-6

  • Jose Cisnero-4 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 5 SO, 6/1 GO/AO-
  • Yordany Ramirez-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Jay Austin DH-1-5, 3B, 2 SO
  • Austin Wates CF-2-5, SO
  • Andrew Simunic LF-2-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • Jose Carlos Thompson SS-2-5, HR, SO
  • Miguel Arrendell 2B-1-3, 2B, BB
  • Grant Hogue RF-2-3, BB, SB

Lexington lost 8-1

  • Tanner Bushue-4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 3/5 GO/AO
  • Delino DeShields DH-1-4, HR, SO-Homered in his first AB and the Legends picked up only one more hit the rest of the game.

DSL Astros won 6-5

  • Luis Abad-6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 SO, 7/3 GO/AO
  • Darwin Rivera 3B-2-4, 2 2B, SO
  • Mesac Laguna LF-3-4, 2B
  • Franny Polanco C-3-4, SB
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