The Astros organization swept their way to a few wins across the levels last night. The major league game in Arlington was of utmost importance and excitement, and could be a huge confidence boost for a team that watched the Rangers own them last year. However, quite a bit went on in three levels of the minors, with a lot going on the way of offense, especially in Oklahoma City.
Carlos Correa's slump is another thing to take notice of...or is it? Correa is 1 for his last 23 at the plate after an 0-5 night on Saturday. He's obviously in a slump, but he's maintained a 5:4 K/BB ratio over that span, so he's not getting fooled on everything and striking out a ton. His BABIP is rather low (it was sitting at .267 before Fangraphs included Saturday night's oh-fer, so it's even lower than that today), so hopefully this is just a string of a little bad luck to start the season.
AAA: Oklahoma City Redhawks 12, New Orleans Zephyrs 1
There were a ton of offensive contributors in this affair. the Redhawks recorded 17 hits, including a homer from catcher Carlos Perez and nine more extra base hits. Domingo Santana knocked three doubles, George Springer tripled and eight different players batted in runs. Jon Singleton added to a hot week at the plate knocking in four runs. Jake Buchanan started for OKC and went five innings of scoreless ball, striking out 5.
Austin Wates: 2-5, 2B, 3 runs, RBI , SB(4) (hitting .351 on the year)
Gregorio Petit: 3-3, RBI, BB,
George Springer: 2-4, 3B, BB, K, SB(4)
Jon Singleton: 2-5, 2B, 4 RBI (13)
Domingo Santana: 3-4, 3 2B, RBI, K
Carlos Perez: 2-5, HR(2), 2 K
Jonathan Meyer: 1-5, RBI
Jake Buchanan: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, 5 K 9:0 GO/FO
Jose Cisnero: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
AA: Corpus Christ Hooks 3, Tulsa Drillers 2 (10 innings)
A night after roughing up Jonathan Gray, the Hooks offense didn't do much but the squad squeaked out a win behind a strong starting effort from Brady Rogers and 12 hits from the offense. Rogers threw 5 no-hit innings and only walked one hitter.
Delino DeShields: 1-5, RBI, K
Nolan Fontana: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2K
Andrew Aplin: 0-3, 2 BB
Matt Duffy: 3-5, 2B,
Preston Tucker: 2-5, RBI
Enrique Hernandez: 2-4, K (hitting .344 on the year)
MP Cokinos: 0-3, BB
Jio Mier: 1-3, BB, K
A+: Lancaster Jethawks 7, Lake Elsinore Storm 2
The Jethawks offense only hit one ball for extra bases last night, but Tony Kemp and Teoscar Hernandez contributed on the basepaths with some steals and Kyle Smith had a nice start on the back end of the tandem.
Lance McCullers Jr: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
J.D. Osborne: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER
Kyle Smith: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Quad Cities River Bandits: PPD, Double header tomorrow vs. Great Lakes Loons
April 13 Probables:
Oklahoma City vs. New Orleans: Nick Tropeano (2:05 PM CT)
Corpus Christ vs. Tulsa: David Rollins (1:10 PM CT)
Lancaster vs. Lake Elsinore: TBD (3:05 PM CT)
Quad Cities vs. Great Lakes: Andrew Thurman (Game 1, 11:05 AM CT), Chris Lee (Game 2)