Astros Minor League Recap: August 27, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Fernando Martinez #21 of the Houston Astros connects on a eighth inning base hit against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 26, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Here's what happened this weekend. The GCL and DSL teams wrapped up their seasons and neither made the playoffs. The DSL team was just absolutely horrible this year. After all of the minor league seasons are up, we'll get a lot of content out on all of the teams, so don't think I'm just blowing off the seasons for now. There's a plan to recap each affiliates season in a very in-depth way.

The Greeneville Astros have a few games still remaining but were mathematically eliminated last night with a loss. But, it's their best season since 2004 when they won 41 games and was their first year in Greeneville. Lance McCullers had a start over the weekend, but it didn't go so well. You can head to the minor league game thread fanpost to find an interesting tweet about it.

Lancaster is rolling and have built a two game lead for the wild-card spot, so they are looking like they will be in the playoffs and we will have three minor league teams hunting for hardware. So, keep looking for how the Hooks, JetHawks, and the ValleyCats are doing as they close out their seasons, cause at least one, will be playing more baseball.

As for highlighting a player from last night's games, I have call-out Asher Wojciechowski. Great start! He posted a game score of 70 and only allowed two hits. He has seen a lot of peripherals decline since the trade, but his overall numbers still look good. His advance stats (FIP, SIERA) don't like what he's done as much as what he did pre-trade, because of a lower K%, higher BB%, and a much lower BABIP. That can be a cause of concern, but lets remember that it's a big change for a guy to move organizations and work with new catcher, defense, and coaching staff. Another factor is that he moved leagues as well. He went from a High-A Florida State League to the AA Texas League. So, for him to still have success while having that transition in a step up in level, but a change from a very pitcher friendly league to a neutral league, is quite impressive.

Oklahoma City RedHawks won 4-3

  • Rudy Owens-6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 82 pitches, 7/6 GO/AO
  • Aneury Rodriguez-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Chuckie Fick-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Jimmy Paredes CF-2-4, 2B, HR, SO
  • Mike Hessman 1B-1-4, HR, 3 SO
  • J.D. Martinez LF-1-4, 2B, SO

Corpus Christi Hooks won 2-1

  • Asher Wojciechowski-6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 SO, 6/4 GO/AO, 81 pitches
  • Josh Zeid-2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Arcenio Leon-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Robbie Grossman CF-1-4, 2B, 2 SO
  • Austin Wates LF-3-4, 2 SB
  • George Springer RF-1-3, 2B, BB, SB

Lancaster JetHawks won 7-4

  • Nicholas Tropeano-5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 5/6 GO/AO
  • Chia-Jen Lo-1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
  • Carlos Quevedo-1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Kenny Long-2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Jiovanni Mier SS-1-3, 2 BB
  • Andrew Aplin CF-2-5, SB
  • Domingo Santana RF-1-5, HR, 2 SO, SB
  • Erik Castro 1B-0-3, 2 BB, 3 SO
  • Telvin Nash DH-0-4, BB, 3 SO
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-3-5, 2 2B, SO
  • Grant Hogue LF-2-4, 2B, BB, SB

Lexington Legends lost 5-4

  • Chris Devenski-5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 5 SO, 6/0 GO/AO-Interesting stat line
  • Nathan Pettus-3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 5/1 GO/AO
  • Chan Moon 2B-0-5, 3 SO
  • Ruben Sosa DH-1-5, 2B, 3 SO
  • Jordan Kreke 3B-2-5
  • Matt Duffy 1B-2-4, BB, SB
  • Chris Epps LF-0-4, 4 SO
  • Nolan Fontana SS-2-5, 2 2B, 2 SO
  • Teoscar Hernandez CF-1-3, HR, BB, 2 SO-Welcome to full-season ball
  • Justin Gominsky RF-1-4, HR

Tri-City ValleyCats won 9-4

  • Brady Rodgers-5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 10/2 GO/AO
  • Euris Quezada-3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 2/2 Go/AO
  • Scott Zuloaga-1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Austin Elkins 2B-1-3, 2 BB
  • Preston Tucker RF-1-4, 2B, BB, SO
  • Dan Gulbransen DH-1-3, 2B, 2 BB, SO
  • M.P. Cokinos C-1-4, HR
  • Ryan Dineen 3B-2-4, 2B, SO
  • Emilio King CF-0-3, 3 SO

Greeneville Astros lost 3-2

  • Frederick Tiburcio-6 Ip, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 9/4 GO/AO
  • Erick Gonzalez-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 4/1 GO/AO
  • Mike Hauschild-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Michael Martinez 1B-2-3, 2B, BB, SO
  • Terrell Joyce LF-1-4, 3 SO
  • Ariel Ovando DH-1-4, 2B, SO

GCL Astros-Season Over

DSL Astros-Season Over

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