Astros Minor League Recap

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 10: Starting pitcher Henry Sosa #65 of the Houston Astros pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on August 10, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Going into this season, much was made of where several starting pitching prospects were going to end up in the lower levels with the likes of Jonas Dufek, Kyle Hallock, Nick Tropeano, Mike Foltynewicz, Tanner Bushue, Adrian Houser, and a handful more. With the majority ending up in Lexington, the rotation has a bit of a following and thus far, it's been a little disappointing. Hallock's start is something I'll choose to ignore, but Tropeano's relief appearance I won't ignore. The rain out on opening day made some changes in the rotation and forced Trope into action today since he was originally scheduled to pitch today. But, he came into the game in relief and shined against a lineup that included Rick Ankiel and Michael Morse on rehab assignments. But, that didn't phase him as he picked up ten strikeouts including a strikeout on each of the two major leaguers.

In the same game, DDJ continues to put up good numbers at Lexington and even provided a little power with a double. But, he still isn't catching up to Austin Wates ridiculously good looking start. But, even with Wates raking, Jacob Goebbert stole the show last night for Corpus thanks to a walk-off home run!

Final story on the day is that the Lancaster JetHawks broke out into the win column with a shutout victory off the stellar start from Wes Musick and bat of Jonathan Meyer.

Oklahoma City RedHawks won 4-2

  • Henry Sosa-4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 3/4 GO/AO
  • Sergio Perez-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 3/0 GO/Ao
  • Enerio Del Rosario-1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/2 GO/AO
  • Juan Abreu-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Fernando Martinez LF-1-3, BB
  • Landon Powell C-1-2, BB

Corpus Christi Hooks won 7-4

  • Jake Buchanan-5 1/3 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR, 9/1 GO/AO-I love his groundball abilities
  • Kevin Chapman-1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO
  • Josh Zeid-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO
  • Austin Wates LF-3-5, SO-Still goin
  • Jake Goebbert RF-2-5, HR, SO
  • Chris Wallace C-1-4, 2B, 3 SO
  • TJ Steele CF-1-4, HR, 3 SO-He gets to stay in recaps one more day...

Lancaster JetHawks won 6-0

  • Wes Musick-5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO, 4/3 GO/AO
  • Patrick Urckfitz-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Jorge De Leon-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Rafael Valenzuela 1B-2-5, SO
  • George Springer CF-0-4, BB, SO, SB
  • Telvin Nash DH-3-5, 2B
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-3-5, HR, SB
  • Enrique Hernandez 2B-1-4, 2B

Lexington Legends lost 8-7 (in 11 innings)

  • Kyle Hallock-2/3 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR-Not a good start
  • Evan Grills-2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 2/1 GO/AO
  • Nicholas Tropeano-5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Dayan Diaz-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO
  • Luis Cruz-1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Delino DeShields Jr. 2B-2-5, 2B, BB, SO, SB
  • Alex Todd SS-3-6, 2 2B, SO
  • Zachary Johnson 1B-3-5
  • Roberto Pena C-1-5, 2B, 2 SO
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