Astros Minor League Recap May 7th, 2012

CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 29: Jordan Lyles #41 of the Houston Astros pitches against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 29, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds came from behind to win 6-5. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Let's get you caught up on some of the big stories from the weekend! But first, I just want to remind you that Jarred Cosart is set to make his Triple-A debut tonight. I'm pretty nervous about this one as he hasn't exactly pitched lights out in Corpus so far. So, cross your fingers and hopes that Burt Hooten is going to work his magic.

First off, Nicholas Tropeano is a good pitcher. I mean he makes good pitchers look...not so good. He bounced back from two poor performances in his last two starts, to completely dominate Saturday night. You can read the stat line after the jump, but it's his overall numbers that are the most impressive. He currently ranks third in the Sally League in strikeouts (43) and inning pitched (33 2/3) and sixth in ERA (1.87). He's also only walked ten batters, a 4.3:1 K:BB ratio is quite nice.

I thought Trope would be the man to replace Wes Musick in Lancaster since he was promoted to Corpus to fill Cosart's spot, but Tyson Perez was promoted from EST for that spot. You can read about his debut and what he's been working on here.

The last big thing I want to point out is that I can give you a reason to watch ESPN today. I know that ESPN isn't popular around these parts (and for good reason). The sports network doesn't give the Astros much credit, but they did today for the Astros minor leagues. This video made #2 on top plays for last week and put Austin Wates phenomenal catch on national TV. It was quite an impressive catch to say the least.

Saturday Games

Oklahoma City RedHawks lost 10-9

Corpus Christi Hooks lost 6-0

Lancaster JetHawks won 8-7

  • Bobby Doran-7 1/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 7/5 GO/AO
  • Jorge De Leon-1 1/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR, 0/3 GO/AO
  • Ben Orloff SS-2-4, BB, SO
  • Enrique Hernandez 2B-0-3, 2 BB
  • Telvin Nash DH-0-5, 4 SO
  • Erik Castro 1B-2-3, BB
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-2-4, 2B, SO
  • Adam Bailey LF-2-3, 2 HR, BB, SO

Lexington Legends won 5-1

  • Nicholas Tropeano-7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 SO, 10/1 GO/AO
  • Murilo Gouvea-2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 2/1 GO/AO
  • Zachary Johnson 1B-1-5, 2B
  • Matt Duffy 3B-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Drew Muren CF-1-4, 2B
  • Brandon Meredith DH-2-4, 2B
  • Chris Epps RF-1-4, 2B, 2 SO

Sunday Games

Oklahoma City RedHawks lost 10-7

  • Henry Sosa-5 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 8/4 GO/AO
  • Adalberto Flores-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 2/2 GO/AO
  • Brian Bixler 2B-0-2, 3 BB, SO
  • Scott Moore DH-1-4, HR, BB, SO
  • Justin Ruggiano CF-2-4, HR, BB
  • Fernando Martinez RF-2-5, 2 SO
  • Mike Hessman 1B-2-4, SO
  • Brett Wallace 3B-3-5, 2B
  • Diory Hernandez SS-0-2, 2 BB, SO, CS

Corpus Christi Hooks lost 10-0

  • Jake Buchanan-4 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3 HR, 5/3 GO/AO
  • Jonnathan Aristil-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Kevin Chapman-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO
  • Jose Martinez 2B-2-4, SO
  • Jonathan Villar SS-2-4

Lancaster JetHawks won 6-2

  • Tyson Perez-6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 6/6 GO/AO-Solid debut from EST
  • Jose Trinidad-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Kirk Clark-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Ben Orloff SS-3-5, SB
  • George Springer CF-2-5
  • Erik Castro DH-0-5, 3 SO
  • Domingo Santana RF-2-5, HR, SO
  • Adam Bailey LF-2-5, 2B, SB
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-2-4, SB
  • Ben Heath C-1-4, 2B, 3 SO

Lexington Legends lost 8-5

  • Luis Ordosgoitti-3 2/3 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR, 3/2 GO/AO-Not a good debut
  • Nathan Pettus-3 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO,1 HR, 4/2 GO/AO
  • Euris Quezada-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • John Hinson 2B-2-5, HR, 2 SO
  • Zachary Johnson 1B-1-3, 2B, 2 BB
  • Matt Duffy 3B-3-4, 2B, SO
  • Alex Todd SS-2-4, BB
  • Mike Kvasnicka DH-2-5, 2B, HR, SO
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