Astros Minor League Weekend Recap: June 18, 2012

I hope you all enjoyed your Father's Day weekend. A lot happened through the weekend with the minor leagues, so I'm here to catch you up.

Lancaster finished up the first half of the season with a three game streak and tied for first place. But, the team doesn't qualify for a playoff due to their head-to-head records. They officially finished the first half second in their division with a 37-33 record, which is an improvement over last season.

The Corpus Christi Hooks rotation is finally starting to set in. There were two good pitching performances from the weekend with Jose Cisnero and Brett Oberholtzer taking the mound. Cisnero's was the more impressive one as he posted a Game Score of 87, which is tops in the organization this season. You can read about his two-hit shutout here. The thing I took away was the pitching coach emphasized that Cisnero challenged hitters. That's the issue. When he challenges hitters and relies on his stuff, he's very effective.

Brett Oberholtzer didn't allow a baserunner until the 5th inning and was cruising early. He still finished with a great stat line. Oberholtzer has quietly turned his season around and has been improving a lot as of late. If the Astros decide to promote a pitcher from Corpus to OkC to stabilize the musical chairs of a pitching rotation, my money is on ObieHockey.

Last year's 2011 Draft Class mates of Jonas Dufek and Nick Tropeano had their own duo of shutting down hitters over the weekend as well for Lexington. Combined, they allowed just one run over fourteen innings and struck out fourteen.

Today marks the day of two more teams going into action. Vincent Velasquez gets the opening day nod for the Tri-City ValleyCats. He was a 3rd round pick in 2010 before having Tommy John surgery and is now pitching for the first time since 2010. Carlos Correa makes his Astros debut for the GCL Astros this morning. Greeneville gets going tomorrow night.

Game Scores Added 10:40 AM

Saturday Games

Oklahoma City RedHawks won 8-5

  • Armando Galarraga-5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO,1 HR, 4/4 GO/AO, 67 pitches GS: 54
  • Aneury Rodriguez-3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Juan Abreu-1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Brandon Barnes CF-2-4, BB, SB
  • Jimmy Paredes 2B-2-5, 2 SB
  • Mike Hessman DH-2-4, HR, BB, SO
  • Brad Snyder RF-2-4, 3B, HR
  • Angel Sanchez SS-2-4
  • Landon Powell C-1-4, HR

Corpus Christi Hooks won 5-0

  • Jose Cisnero-9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 Bb, 6 SO, 8/12 GO/AO, 118 pitches GS: 87
  • Jonathan Villar SS-2-5, 2B, SO, SB
  • Andrew Simunic 3B-3-4, BB, SB
  • Carlos Lee 1B-2-4, 2 SO
  • Kody Hinze DH-1-3, HR, BB, 2 SO
  • Adam Bailey LF-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Drew Muren CF-2-4, SB, CS

Lancaster JetHawks won 5-3

  • Bobby Doran-7 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 11/6 GO/AO GS: 65
  • Andrew Robinson-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Ben Orloff SS-2-5
  • George Springer CF-2-5, 2B, 2 SO, SB
  • Erik Castro DH-1-4, 1 BB, 3 SO
  • Chris Epps LF-2-3, HR, BB, SO

Lexington Legends won 4-1

  • Jonas Dufek-7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR, 6/4 GO/AO GS: 72
  • Evan Grills-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Dayan Diaz-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Delino DeShields Jr. 2B-0-2, 2 BB, 1 SO, CS
  • Jay Austin CF-0-1, 2 BB, 2 SB
  • Zachary Johnson 1B-2-4, SO
  • Mike Kvasnicka RF-2-4

DSL Astros lost 7-0

  • Johan Arias-3 Ip, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 SO, 3/2 GO/AO
  • Rayderson Chevalier-1 1/3 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR
  • Juan Delis-2 2/3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 7/0 GO/Ao
  • Yonquelys Martinez-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Luis Reynoso SS-1-2, 2 BB, SO
  • Brauly Mejia RF-2-4

Sunday Games

Oklahoma City RedHawks lost 4-2

  • Paul Clemens-6 IP, 13 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 9/1 GO/AO, 93 pitches GS: 34
  • Enerio Del Rosario-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • Jimmy Paredes 2B-1-3, 2B, BB, SB
  • Mike Hessman 1B-1-4, 2B, 2 SO
  • Angel Sanchez SS-3-4, SB
Roy Oswalt-6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 5/7 GO/AO

Corpus Christi Hooks won 14-5 (11 innings)

  • Brett Oberholtzer-6 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 9/5 GO/AO, 96 pitches GS: 64
  • Henry Villar-1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Jason Stoffel-1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • Jonathan Villar SS-2-6, 2B, HR, 2 SO
  • Andrew Simunic 3B-2-5, 2B, BB
  • Jose Martinez 2B-3-7, SB
  • Kody Hinze DH-1-4, HR, 2 BB
  • Adam Bailey LF-3-5, 2B, BB
  • Jair Fernandez C-3-6, HR
  • Drew Muren CF-3-6, 2 2B, 2 SB-Making the most of his chances in AA

Lancaster JetHawks: Off

Lexington Legends won 2-0

  • Nicholas Tropeano-7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 7 SO, 7/3 GO/AO GS: 65
  • Murilo Gouvea-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Dayan Diaz-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Brandon Meredith DH-2-3, 3B
  • Chan Moon SS-1-2, 2B, BB

DSL Astros: Off

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