Astros Minor League Recap: August 19, 2013

Scott Halleran

Again, two teams take the day off when I do the recaps, but it's all OK as Mark Appel set a new career mark.

OkC Takes it 6-2

Six runs. Six hits. Seven walks. Zero extra-base hits. If there were some stolen bases it would the absolute definition of small ball. Well, at least for one inning. All the damage came in the first inning when the RedHawks just nickled and dimed their way across home plate. Trevor Crowe was the biggest highlight offensively as he reached first base four times.

  • Bobby Doran-7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 9/4 GO/AO, 99/61 P/S
  • Eric Berger-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 SO
  • Jose Cisnero-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Trevor Crowe LF-2-3, 2 BB, SO, CS, PO
  • Jonathan SIngleton DH-0-3, BB, 3 SO
  • Che-Hsuan Lin RF-1-2, 2 BB

Hooks: Off

JetHawks: Off

Appel Sets New Career Mark in Front of Luhnow

Jeff Luhnow has made his way to Quad Cities now on his minor league tour and was in attendance for the River Bandits 6-1 win. Like the RedHawks, they scored six runs without getting an extra-base hit. But, it was Appel who gets the attention. He gave up one run, but he struck out a new career high, six. He said after the game that it was his best pro start in his opinion as he made some adjustments since his last start and was able to command his pitches and keep the ball low in the zone. You can read more of his comments here.

  • Mark Appel-5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, 6/2 GO/AO
  • Mitchell Lambson-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Andrew Walter-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • Anthony Kemp DH-1-3, 2 BB
  • Teoscar Hernandez CF-2-4, BB, SO, SB, CS
  • Danry Vasquez LF-2-4, BB, SO
  • Rio Ruiz 3B-0-3, 2 BB, SO
  • Austin Elkins 2B-2-5, SB
  • Jordan Scott RF-2-4, 2 SO

Bushue Gets Crushed in 7-2 Loss

Tanner Bushue surrendered two home runs amond the five hits he gave up. It wasn't pretty. His pitch count got up quick and he only lasted two innings. Although, there was a positive to take a way from it. He had five groundouts and no flyouts, which is a change for him.

  • Tanner Bushue-2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 2 HR, 5/0 GO/AO
  • Randall Fant-4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO, 6/3 GO/AO
  • Charles Basford-3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO
  • James Ramsay CF-1-4, 2B
  • Ryan Dineen 2B-2-4
  • Tyler White 1B-2-4

G-Ville Strikes out 12, Loses 2-0

That's good pitching, especially when you don't walk anybody either. But, to give nine hits as well isn't good and that's what led to two runs. Offensively, the team just couldn't put enough together as Chase McDonald was the only one with an extra-base hit and two have two hits.

  • Frederick Tiburcio-4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Krishawn Holley-3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1/4 GO/AO
  • Chris Munnelly-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Marc Wik LF-0-2, 2 BB, SO
  • Chase McDonald 1B-2-4, 2B, SO
  • Wallace Gonzalez RF-0-4, 4 SO

New Pitchers Struggle in 5-2 Loss

Kent Emanuel showed his advanced pitching level for the first three innings by not allowing a hit or a run. But, Austin Nicely and Devonte German both struggled to make it through their combined three innings that followed Emanuel. The combined to give up five runs.

  • Kent Emanuel-3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 SO, 2/2 GO/AO
  • Austin Nicely-2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 4/2 GO/AO
  • Devonte German-1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1/0 GO/AO
  • Javier Lozano-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R,1 BB, 1 SO
  • Zachary Dando-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Jean Batista LF-1-4, HR, SO
  • Yonathan Mejia DH-2-4, 2B, SO
  • Jacob Nottingham C-1-4, 2B

DSL Astros Get 1 Hit in 6-1 Loss

Despite just one hit, they reached based five times thanks to four walks. The pitching struggled early as Edwin VIllarroel surrended four runs in his four innings of work.

  • Edwin Villarroel-4 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 9/0 GO/AO
  • Juan Hernandez-1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Junior Garcia-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Carlos Vasquez-2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 HBP
  • Juan Delis-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • Geronimo Franzua-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO
  • Kristian Trompiz SS-1-3, BB
  • Marlon Avea C-0-1, 2 BB
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