Astros Minor League Recap: August 16, 2012

LAKE BUENA VISTA FL - FEBRUARY 21: Brett Oberholtzer #69 of the Atlanta Braves during Photo Day at Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports of Complex on February 21 2011 in Lake Buena Vista Florida. (Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

This season, we have discovered that the Pacific Coast League is a little bit rougher of a league than the International League for pitchers. Despite this, there are a lot pretty neutral parks that the Oklahoma City RedHawks play in, their home park being of them. In fact, according to data from last season, OkC suppresses home runs more than any other park in the PCL.

So, I wasn't really surprised to see that Brett Oberholtzer threw a very good game last night and it was a home game. Take a look at his home/away splits:

Home-2.29 ERA, 6 GS, 39 1/3 IP, 30 H, 12 R, 10 ER, 3 HR, 12 BB, 28 SO

Away- 9.42 ER, 6 GS, 28 2/3 IP, 51 H, 31 R, 30 ER, 10 HR, 4 BB, 21 SO

I don't know how to really decipher that. His BB/SO ratio is much better on the road which would make you think he's pitched better on the road which is obviously not the case. His WHIP is much higher on the road which is a driving factor for his worse numbers. The home runs stick out. Eight of those then home runs have come in two games, one was at Memphis and the other was at New Orleans. Now, here are those park factors for those parks based on last years data: Memphis-85; New Orleans-89. Oklahoma City was the one with an 83, so we are talking about parks that can suppress the long ball. See why I'm scratching my head?

We are still dealing with a small amount of data for his splits, but I don't think we can just point to the PCL being rough on pitchers for his splits. His last three starts at home have been encouraging. I would even go as far as saying his last four total, since the other start in there was in Tacoma which has a very talented line-up. I am actually going to see them tonight.

Oklahoma City RedHawks won 7-1

  • Brett Oberholtzer-7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 9/5 GO/AO, 108 pitches-Very encouraging
  • Mark Hamburger-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R< 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Jimmy Paredes CF-2-4, 3B, BB, SO
  • Angel Sanchez 2B-1-3, 2B
  • Matt Downs 1B-2-4
  • Carlos Corporan C-2-3, BB

Corpus Christi Hooks lost 3-0

Lancaster JetHawks won 2-1

  • Tyson Perez-6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 8/3 GO/AO
  • Carlo Quevedo-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Kenny Long-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Jorge De Leon-2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • Delino DeShields Jr. 2B-2-4, SB, CS, PO
  • Erik Castro 1B-1-1, 2B, 3 BB, CS
  • Domingo Santana RF-0-4, 3 SO
  • Telvin Nash DH-1-3, 2B, BB, 2 SO
  • Drew Muren LF-2-3, SO

Lexington Legends lost 8-2

  • Luis Cruz-6 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 5/5 GO/AO
  • Evan Grills-2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Chan Moon 2B-1-4, 2B, BB, SO
  • Zachary Johnson 1B-1-3, 2B, BB, SO

Tri-City ValleyCats won 6-2

  • Juri Perez-5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 5 SO, 3/3 GO/AO
  • Travis Ballew-1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 SO, 5/0 GO/AO
  • John Neely-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Joe Sclafani SS-3-5, SB
  • Preston Tucker RF-2-5, 2B, SO
  • Jesse Wierzbicki 1B-2-3, BB, SB
  • Jarrod McKinney DH-2-4, 2 SO, CS

Greeneville Astros won 5-4

  • Francis Ramirez-2/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO
  • Zachary Dando-3 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3/3 GO/AO
  • Michael Dimock-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Mike Hauschild-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • D'Andre Toney CF-3-5, BB
  • Carlos Correa SS-2-4, 2B, 2 BB, SO
  • Michael Martinez 1B-1-4, 2B, BB, SO
  • Ariel Ovando RF-0-3, 2 BB, SO

GCL Astros won 2-1

  • Edison Frias-7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 8/4 GO/AO
  • Krishawn Holley-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R< 0 BB, 0 SO, 5/1 GO/AO
  • Brett Phillips CF-2-4, SO
  • Darwin Rivera 3B-2-4, 2B
  • Yonathan Mejia DH-2-3, 2B
  • Wallace Gonzalez LF-2-3, BB, SO

DSL Astros won 6-3

  • Edwin Villarroel-5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO, 8/5 GO/AO
  • Yonquelys Martinez-3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO
  • Cristian Murillo CF-1-5, 2B, SO
  • Luis Reynoso SS-2-4, 2 2B, BB, SO
  • Mesac Laguna RF, 1B-2-5, SO
  • Hector Roa DH-2-5, SO
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