Not a lot of action today in the minors due to a Lancaster off day and rain postponing Oklahoma City. Both Corpus and Lexington won their games so I guess you could call yesterday an organizational sweep by default. Today we will look at Luis Ordosgoitti's outing for Lexington yesterday, which featured a 4-0 shutout over West Virginia.
Luis Ordosgoitti had struggled in his first three starts for the Legends where he only lasted a total of 11.2 innings while allowing 11 runs. It was nice to see him have a good outing.
Ordosgoitti was a little shaky with his command in the first inning. After issuing a leadoff walk he was able to induce two flyouts and a groundout to get out of the inning. Both of the flyouts were squared up decently but were hit right at the left and right fielders. He started out the second inning with another flyout to left field, and then retired the next batter on a foul popup after he hit the previous pitch over the left field wall foul. That was the last ball that was hit hard off of Ordosgoitti until he gave up a leadoff single to right in the fifth, which was the first hit he had allowed. He got out of that inning by recording a popup and inducing a double play.
Ordosgoitti had only given up one hit through the first six, but appeared to tire a little in the seventh. He started the inning out with a popup, before allowing a single to centerfielder Jordan Scott. Scott misplayed the ball, and the runner tried to stretch the single to a double but was called out at second when he over slid the bag. DeShields did a nice job of staying with the play and keeping the tag on the runner. The next batter hit a sharp single up the middle that knocked Ordosgoitti down as he was trying to get out of the way of the ball. It appeared that he hurt his leg on the play, but stayed in the game to retire the next batter on a groundout to short to end the inning. I was surprised to see Ordosgoitti come back out for the eight, but his pitch count was pretty low. He recorded one out on a popup, and then allowed a single and a walk on four straight pitches to end his night.
Overall it was a very strong performance for Ordosgoitti, who struck out four (two swinging), and allowed three walks, four hits, and no runs in 7 1/3 innings pitched. After giving up a few hard hit outs in the first two innings he settled in and recorded eight groundouts and induced weak contact for the most part until the seventh inning.
Edit 10:09 a.m.: Game Scores added
Oklahoma City RedHawks Postponed - Double Header schedule for today at 5:05 PM
Corpus Christi Hooks Won 9-5
- Jake Buchanan-8 1/3 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, BB, 4 SO, 18/0 GO/AO, GS: 54 - 22 of his 25 outs recorded were either a strikeout or a groundout.
- Josh Zeid-2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 2 SO, 0/0 GO/AO
- Austin Wates LF-2-4, 2B
- Jonathan Villar SS-1-4, HR, SO - Hit his first homerun of the season. Also has his average up to .247.
- Jonathan Singleton 1B-2-4, 2B
- Brandon Barnes CF-3-4, HR, SO
- Andrew Simunic 3B-2-4
- Jair Fernandez C-2-4
Lancaster JetHawks OFF
Lexington Legends won 4-0
- Luis Ordosgoitti-7 1/3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 8/3 GO/AO GS: 71
- Murilo Gouvea-2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1/0 GO/AO
- Dayan Diaz-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 SO, 1/0 GO/AO
- Delino DeShields 2B-1-5, SO, SB
- Jordan Scott CF-1-4, 3B, SO
- Matt Duffy 3B-2-4, 2B
- Mike Kvasnicka-2-4, SO