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Astros Thursday Minor League Recap

I've been talking about how good the Greeneville Astros have been the past few days, well it serves me right to talk about them like that.  You'll have to read to see how bad the game went, but has anyone thought of a TCB Jynx?  It seems pretty often that somebody piles on praise of somebody and the very next time they play, the opposite happens.  Wandy nearly pitched an entire half season badly in spite of us praising his performance last year.  Stephen wrote an article on Brett the other day and...well we're not gonna visit that cause he already feels bad enough.  The list goes on.  You can probably tell already that my jynx has been on the Greeneville Astros.  I guess we you can call it the TCB Curse.

Round Rock lost 5-3

I'm going to reinterate my feelings on the Wesley Wright Experiment, GIVE UP!  Although, this start wasn't that bad.  He pitched three and two-thirds hitless innings but he allowed two runs (one earned) on four walks and five strikeouts.  Brad Thompson pitched a scoreless inning and allowed just two hits while striking out two.  Luis Maza went 2 for 4 with a walk.  Ramon Vazquez went 2 for 3 with a walk and a strikeout.  Matt Kata went 1 for 2 with two walks.  Drew Locke went 1 for 3 with a double.  Bogey went 2 for 5 with his ninth homerun.  On the negative side, Collin DeLome is back from his rehab stint and struck out four times.

Corpus Christi lost 6-2

Tyler Lumsden lost his control and walked four while allowing five hits which led two three earned runs.  Matt Nevarez pitched two scoreless innings and didn't give up a hit and walked one while striking out two.  Erik Abreu pitched two perfect innings.  He only needed his fielders for one out as he struck out FIVE.  Marcos Cabral went 1 for 2 with two walks and a strikeout.  Jhon Florentino was the man of the night at the plate.  He went 2 for 4, what makes it really special?  Both of those hits were homeruns which allowed him to double his homerun total on the season.  Worthy of note: Jose Vallejo who was supposed to be out all season has moved his rehab stint on along to Corpus now.  He made a pinch hit appearance.

Lancaster won 5-4

Ross Seaton pitched one of his better games.  In five innings, he allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits, four walks, and three strikeouts.  Edwin Walker pitched two scoreless innings and allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out three.  David Berner picked up the victory by not allowing a run in two innings and allowing just one hit, two walks, and striking out two.  Jay Austin went 2 for 4 with two doubles and a strikeout.  Brandon Barnes went 2 for 4 with a triple.  John Curtis went 1 for 4 with a double.

Lexington won 6-3

Juan Minaya pitched four and a third innings and gave up three runs (all earned) on five hits and three walks.  He also struck out four.  Jose Trinidad pitched three and two-thirds perfect innings in relief.  He gave up no hits, no walks, no runs, and struck struck out five.  Kirk Clark picked up his 15th save on the year by striking out one and allowing one hit in his one scoreless inning of work.  Aaron Bray has been hitting really well lately and went 2 for 4 yesterday.  Jio Mier has really been bringing his season together lately after a disappointing first half.  Yesterday he went 2 for 3 with a walk.  The offense came through Jonathan Meyer last night with his 4 for 5 showing that included two doubles. 

Tri-City won 4-2

Thomas Shirley pitched another great game, to an extent.  He pitched deeper yesterday by going four innings and once again didn't allow a run on three hits.  He once again put up solid strikeout numbers with six, but the difference was he walked four.  David Martinez struck out two and allowed one hit in a scoreless inning and a third.  Joan Belliard struck out three in a perfect inning and a third.  The former infielder turned hard-throwing reliever Jose De Leon picked up his first save with a strikeout in a perfect inning of work.  Wilton Infante was hitless but drew two walks and struck out once.  Enrique Hernandez went 3 for 5 with a double.  Tyler Burnett went 1 for 2 with a strikeout and two walks.  Adam Bailey went 2 for 4 with a double.  The man at the plate for the night was Ben Heath who went 1 for 2 with a strikeout, a walk, and his third homerun. 

Greeneville lost 21-0

Yeah, you read that right.  There really isn't anything to talk about here after a loss like that.  Jamaine Cotton at least was able to strikeout two in his one inning of work, but came into the game in a bad situation.  He allowed three hits and two walks while allowed five runs, none of them earned.  Jhonny Medrano went 2 for 3 with a double. 

GCL Astros Off

DSL Astros lost 7-5

Reymin Guduan is the only pitcher realy worth mentioning here as he pitched two and two-thirds scoreless innings.  He gave up three hits and one walk while striking out four.  Fredwin Campusano went 2 for 5 with a triple and a strikeout.  Kenny Diaz went 2 for 5 with a strikeout.  Ydarqui Marte went 3 for 4 with a walk.  Max Ayarza went 1 for 2 with a double.  Yonathan Mejia went 1 for 4 with his first professional homerun but struck out three times.

Friday Starters

CC-Jeremy Johnson

Lancaster-Dallas Keuchel

Lexington-Jose Cisnero


Greeneville-Mike Folty