Astros Minor League Recap

March 7, 2012; Clearwater FL, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Brian Bixler (12) slides into home before the tag by Philadelphia Phillies catcher Erik Kratz (31) to score a run in the sixth inning of the game at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

School and work got in the way of me getting anything done on this site over the weekend, which means I have a lot to get you caught up on. A lot happened over the weekend, and a lot ranges from 14 inning games all the way to players returning from injury. I would do this in a bullet format...because that's what I do in my posts, but I figured there are enough bullets after the jump. So, I'll highlight the happenings at every level.

First up is Oklahoma City who went 1-2 over the weekend. The highlight was a 14 inning game yesterday that started with a very poor AAA debut for Ross Seaton, who is filling in for a spot start only with Paul Clemens out with a slight muscle strain. Brian Bixler resumed his hot hitting, and Jimmy Paredes joined him and has now brought his batting average up to the .300 range. No demotion needed afterall perhaps.

For the Hooks, the bats came alive in a big way, while the pitching stayed hot as they went 3-0 over the weekend to win their series 3-1. Brett Oberholtzer finally had a good game, and when I say a good game, I mean a dominant game. Jarred Cosart returned for a very solid game yesterday, and Jake Buchanan pitched better than his hit total would suggest. On the other side of the game, Jonathan Singleton and Chris Wallace both hit their first homeruns and Brandon Barnes continued to pick up hits (and homeruns) like they are going out of style.

Lancaster went win-less over the weekend, but the pitching was actually good, headlined by an eight inning performance with only two runs from Wes Musick. Ruben Alaniz and David Martinez pitched pretty well considering the environment of the Cal league. The offense was very un-JetHawk like over the weekend however and really only George Springer did things to take note of in a positive manner. Unless, you consider Ben Orloff coming back healthy a positive thing, in which I do. Domingo Santana does continue to look overwhelmed at the plate in terms of strikeouts, and that total is looking terrible. Brad Dydalewicz is also joining the team today.

Lexington did the opposite with a 3-0 weekend, which the headline is that Mike Foltynewicz continues to be awesome this season. Jason Chowning picked up another scoreless outing to grab another save. And Tanner Bushue pitched out of relief. Who didn't see that one coming? DDJ had a good game and Zach Johnson is still pacing the team's offense since he is too advanced for the league, but lacks the upside to leap frog the other 1B prospects in the system.

Friday Games

Oklahoma City Redhawks won 2-1

  • Henry Sosa-7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO, 7/3 GO/AO, 108 Pitches
  • Enerio Del Rosario-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • J.B. Shuck LF-2-4
  • Justin Ruggiano CF-1-3, 2B, BB, SO, SB
  • Jimmy Paredes 2B-2-4, 2B, SO, CS

Corpus Christi Hooks won 6-0

  • Brett Oberholtzer-7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 SO, 8/4 GO/AO, 93 Pitches-Somebody woke up
  • Kevin Chapman-2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1/1 GO/AO, 29 Pitches
  • Austin Wates LF-2-4, SB, CS
  • Jonathan Singleton 1B-1-4, HR, SO
  • Brandon Barnes DH-2-4, 2 HR
  • Chris Wallace C-2-3, BB, SB
  • Andrew Simunic SS, 3B-2-3, SB

Lancaster JetHawks lost 2-1

  • Wes Musick-8 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 12/4 GO/AO
  • Erik Castro DH-1-4, 3 SO
  • Domingo Santana RF-0-3, 2 SO
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-0-3, 2 SO

Lexington Legends won 6-4

  • Kyle Hallock-5 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 4/4 GO/AO
  • Carlos Quevedo-3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 2/3 GO/AO
  • Jason Chowning-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1/2 GO/AO-3 Saves
  • Delino DeShields Jr. 2B-3-5, 2 SO, 2 SB
  • Zachary Johnson 1B-2-3, BB
  • Matt Duffy 3B-2-5
  • Alex Todd SS-2-4
  • Roberto Pena C-0-2, 2 BB, SO

Saturday Games

Oklahoma City RedHawks lost 6-1

  • Aneury Rodriguez-3 2/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR, 2/2 GO/AO, 93 Pitches
  • Enerio Del Rosario-3 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 SO, 5/1 GO/AO
  • Juan Abreu-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Brian Bixler CF-2-5, 2B, SO
  • Justin Ruggiano RF-0-2, 2 BB, 2 SO

Corpus Christi Hooks won 11-3

  • Jake Buchanan-6 IP, 12 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO, 1 HR, 5/2 GO/AO
  • Jason Stoffel-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Arcenio Leon-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Jonathan Singleton LF-2-5, SO
  • Brandon Barnes CF-3-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • Chris Wallace C-1-3, HR, BB
  • T.J. Steele RF-0-4, BB, 3 SO
  • Jonathan Villar SS-3-4, 3B, BB, SB
  • Andrew Simunic 3B-2-3, 2 2B, SB

Lancaster JetHawks lost 4-3

  • David Martinez-3 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 4/0 GO/AO
  • Alex Sogard-4 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 7/2 GO/AO
  • Jorge De Leon-1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • George Springer CF-1-3, 3B, BB
  • Telvin Nash 1B-1-4, 2B, 2 SO
  • Domingo Santana RF-0-3, BB, 3 SO
  • Adam Bailey LF-1-4, 2B

Lexington Legends won 7-1

  • Michael Foltynewicz-6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 3/7 Go/AO
  • Evan Grills-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • Tanner Bushue-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • Alex Todd SS-3-5
  • Zachary Johnson 1B-2-4, 2 2B, SO
  • Drew Muren CF-2-4, 2B

Sunday Games

Oklahoma City RedHawks lost 11-10 (14 innings)

  • Ross Seaton-4 2/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 2/6 GO/AO, 86 Pitches
  • Mickey Storey-2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1/3 GO/AO
  • Xavier Cedeno-1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • Fernando Abad-3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 SO, 5/0 GO/AO
  • Jose Valdez-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • J.B. Shuck CF-0-5, 2 BB, SO
  • Angel Sanchez SS-2-6
  • Brian Bixler 3B-4-7, BB
  • Brad Snyder RF-1-5, 3 BB, 2 SO
  • Jimmy Paredes 2B-4-7, 3 2B, 2 SO
  • Landon Powell C-0-1, 2 BB
  • Carlos Corporan PR, C-1-4, HR, SO
  • Scott Moore 1B-1-2, 2B, 3 BB

Corpus Christi Hooks won 5-3

  • Jarred Cosart-5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 6/2 GO/AO, 74 Pitches-Solid 2nd Start of the year
  • Jason Stoffel-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Brandon Barnes CF-2-3, 2 2B
  • Kody Hinze DH-1-2, 2B, 2 BB, SO
  • Andrew Simunic 3B-3-3

Lancaster JetHawks lost 5-4

  • Ruben Alaniz-7 1/3 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 7/4 GO/AO
  • Ben Orloff SS-3-4, BB
  • George Springer CF-2-5, SO, 2 SB
  • Adam Bailey LF-2-4, 2B, SO
  • Ben Heath C-2-4, HR

Lexington Legends won 11-6

  • Luis Cruz-5 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 4/5 GO/AO
  • Dayan Diaz-3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3/3 GO/AO
  • Murilo Gouvea-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Jordan Scott LF-1-4, 2 BB, 3 SO, CS
  • Alex Todd 2B-2-5
  • Matt Duffy 3B-3-6, 2 SO
  • Mike Kvasnicka DH-2-5, SO
  • Drew Muren CF-3-4
  • Emilio King RF-2-4, BB, SO
  • James Howick SS-1-2, 3 BB
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