I'm going to keep this pretty short today, but yesterday's action had several promising arms on the mound for the Astros (Jordan Lyles, Dallas Keuchel, Aneury Rodriguez, Jarred Cosart, and Michael Foltynewicz). Of the above mentioned only Foltynewicz through what would be classified as a quality start, and continued an impressive 2012 campaign so far. Jordan Lyles and Aneury Rodriguez split the first game of Oklahoma City's double header, and Lyles only pitched 2 innings making it seem like he may be called up the next time the Astros need a starter again. Aneury got hit around a little bit but managed to pick up the win. Dallas Keuchel started the second game and threw his second consecutive stinker. He got hit hard, and has seen his ERA rise over 2 full runs in his last two outings.
That brings us to Jarred Cosart. Cosart spent a lot of time pitching from the stretch again, but this time not due to walks, but because he got hit. He gave up 12 hits total, and 4 of them were doubles. With that being said he did a good job of getting out of trouble for the most part and limiting the damage. After the first inning he did a good job of mixing in his curveball, and when he is able to locate that pitch and throw it for a strike he is tough to beat. When he can't find the strike zone with it then hitters sit on his fastball and he gets into trouble.
The real story tonight though was the Corpus Christi Hooks offense. They slugged 14 hits, 3 homeruns, and 5 doubles.
Edit 10:30 a.m.: Game Scores added
Oklahoma City RedHawks Game 1 - Won 7-4
- Jordan Lyles-2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 3/1 GO/AO
- Aneury Rodriguez-3 2/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 3/5 GO/AO
- David Carpenter-1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/2 GO/AO
- Jimmy Paredes 2B-1-3, BB, SO
- Justin Ruggiano LF-2-4, HR, 2 SO
- Fernando Martinez RF-3-4, CS
- Scott Moore 3B-2-4, 2B, SO
Oklahoma City RedHawks Game 2 - Lost 9-2
- Dallas Keuchel-3 2/3 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 6/2 GO/AO, GS: 14 - What has happened to Keuchel these last two games?
- Juan Abreu-1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0/1 GO/AO
- Adalberto Flores-1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1/1 GO/AO
- Jonnathan Aristil-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1/0 GO/AO
- Fernando Martinez RF-1-3, 2B, SO
- Scott Moore 3B-2-3
- Brett Wallace 1B-1-3, 2B
- Brad Snyder CF-1-3, HR, SO
- Landon Powell C-1-2, BB
Corpus Christi Hooks Won 13-4
- Jarred Cosart-7 IP, 12 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, 7/3 GO/AO, GS: 41 - 1st outing since the Twitisode. Still hittable, but walked less and did last 7 innings with 6 strikeouts. Something to build on I guess.
- Kevin Chapman -1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1/0 GO/AO
- Henry Villar -1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
- Austin Wates CF-1-2, 2B, E - Made a great catch, but also misplayed a routine grounder. Left the game after being hit by a pitch.
- Jonathan Villar SS-2-5, 2 SO - That average is still climbing. (.252)
- Jose Martinez 2B-3-5, HR, 2 2B
- Jonathan Singleton 1B-4-5, HR, SO
- Ryan McCurdy C-2-4, 2B, HR - Grand Slam that is.
Lancaster JetHawks Lost 12-6
- Jorge De Leon-2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 2 HR 4/1 GO/AO - This guy named Nick Tropeano might be able to do better
- Zachary Grimmett -5 1/3 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 6/4 GO/AO, GS:
- Jose Trinidad -1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 3/2 GO/AO
- George Springer CF-0-5, SO - And with that Springer's hitting streak came to an end.
- Domingo Santana RF-2-3, 2B, HR, BB, SO
- Erik Castro 1B-2-3, 2B, BB, SO
- Jonathan Meyer 3B-2-4
Lexington Legends won 7-3
- Michael Foltynewicz -6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, 7/2 GO/AO, GS: 51
- Carlos Quevedo-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 2/2 GO/AO
- Jason Chowning-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0/1 GO/AO
- Delino DeShields 2B-2-3, 3B, 2 BB, SB, CS
- Jordan Scott CF-3-4, BB, SB, CS
- Matt Duffy 3B-2-4, BB
- James Howick SS 2-4, 2 2B