Astros Minor League Recap: July 17, 2012

Moves are coming...and not all good ones either. It's out on twitter that somebody from Lancaster has been released. I have my guesses, but I'm not gonna say. It very well could be out by the time this publishes. If not, be on the lookout for that information to break.

But, releases are typically associated with either the team giving up on a prospect or that somebody that is a better prospect has earned a promotion to take their spot. I don't which it is in this case as I don't know who it is. This comes just hours after this quote from Fred Nelson is put up on Astros.com.

I think there's some guys we've targeted who could be upward moves, some pitching guys and position players," he said. "When the time is appropriate, we'll do that.

I find this kind of interesting in another way. Who are these pitchers he's speaking of? As far as rotation arms, I don't think anyone has really done enough to be promoted besides Ross Seaton and Mike Foltynewicz, and I'm not a fan of promoting either. I'd like to see Seaton stay in CC as he has shown, and continues to show great progress there. Folty has pitched very well but I would like to see the same thing for him and wouldn't like the Lancaster jump for him nor would I like to see him in Lancaster just yet. The only one's that make sense are the Tri-City guys and I don't think he's talking about those considering he also mentioned letting them get settled in later on. I would have to assume that it's bullpen guys like Jason Stoffel that may be earning a promotion.

He spoke pretty candidly about a Springer promotion, but you have to think that it's in the works and will happen very soon. Heck, he even drew two walks last night. It may be that time.

Oklahoma City RedHawks won 16-6

Corpus Christi Hooks: PPD

Lancaster JetHawks won 2-1 (10 innings)

  • Tyson Perez-6 2/3 IP, 10 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 9/5 GO/AO-That can't be easy to do
  • Carlos Quevedo-3 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 SO
  • George Springer CF-1-3, 2 BB

Lexington Legends won 11-1 (Continued from yesterday)

  • Michael Foltynewicz-4 Ip, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 4/2 GO/AO
  • Mitchell Lambson-4 Ip, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 SO, 4/2 GO/AO
  • Gabriel Garcia-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Delino DeShields Jr. 2B-0-2, 2 BB, SB
  • Ruben Sosa LF, 2B-3-5, BB, SB-He's doing pretty good
  • Nolan Fontana SS-2-2, 3 BB-Ridiculous
  • Jose Fernandez DH-2-4, 2 2B, BB, SO

Lexington Legends won 8-4

  • Luis Cruz-5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO, 6/4 GO/AO
  • Murilo Gouvea-1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Delino DeShields Jr. 2B-3-3, 2B, BB-Gettin closer to .300
  • Nolan Fontana SS-1-4, HR, SO-Boom!
  • Zachary Johnson 1B-2-4, 2 2B
  • Mike Kvasnicka RF-2-3, 2B, HR
  • Luis Alvarez C-2-2, 3B, BB

Tri-City ValleyCats won 3-0

  • Brian Holmes-6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 SO, 8/5 GO/AO
  • Blake Ford-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Austin Elkins 2B-2-3, 2 3B-Yep, two triples

Tri-City ValleyCats won 4-1

  • Lance Day-5 Ip, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 9/1 GO/AO
  • Travis Ballew-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 SO
  • Austin Elkins 2B-2-4, 2B, SB-He was feeling it yesterday
  • Ryan Dineen 3B-0-1, 2 BB

Greeneville Astros won 6-2

  • Adrian Houser-5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO, 4/2 GO/AO
  • Zachary Dando-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • Jordan Jankowski-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Andrew Walter-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Angel Ibanez 3B-2-4
  • Jean Batista 1B-2-4, HR
  • Ricky Gingras C-1-3, HR, SO
  • James Howick SS-2-4, SB

GCL Astros won 5-4

  • Chia-Jen Lo-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO-Is his rehab over yet...geeze
  • Jose Montero-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Alan Abreu-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Ambiorix De Leon-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • Brett Phillips CF-1-5, SO-Walk-off hit
  • Rio Ruiz DH-1-3, 2B, BB, SO-First extra base hit and RBI
  • Darwin Rivera 3B-1-3, 2B, BB, 2 SO
  • Teoscar Hernandez RF-1-3, HR, SO
  • Edwin Gonzalez LF-1-2, 2B, BB

DSL Astros won 4-3

  • Rayderson Chevalier-6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 5/6 GO/AO
  • Jarico Reynoso CF-2-4, BB, SO
  • Randy Cesar 3B-1-5, 2B
  • Frederick Serrano DH-3-3
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