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Astros Tuesday Minor League Recap

Although the big league club was able to pick up a much needed win on a much needed solid start from Wandy Rodriguez.  Unfortunately, last night was the exact opposite for the minor leagues, since nobody won.  Two of our top pitching prospects, Jordan Lyles and Tanner Bushue, both got shelled in short outings.  Lyles pitched three and a third innings and gave up six runs, all of which were earned.  Before this game, his ERA was a little below 2.70, now its 3.07.  He gave up eight hits and six walks, which led to all of the runs, and only struck out one.  Not a good night at all.  His GO:FO ratio was typical for some of his starts at 5:4.  The problem was obviously his control with the six walks.  Of his 82 pitches, he only threw 43 strikes.  Here's to hoping he gets that cleaned up. 

Tanner Bushue's start was little better.  He lasted four and a third innings, but also allowed six runs, which again were all earned.  He allowed five hits and walked three while striking out three.  His GO:FO ratio was a better than his normal outing with 5:3.  Here's to hoping he continues to improve with groundouts but gets back to his old form from the beginning of the year.  I'm going to go ahead and cation all of you to not hold Bushue at the same level as Lyles.  He's not as polished as Lyles and doesn't have the plus command that Lyles has.  Therefore, I doubt that Bushue skips Lancaster.

But, there is good news, Ross Seaton had a career high in strikeouts.

Round Rock lost 5-4

Shane Loux got shelled for five earned runs on ten hits, one walk, and four strikeouts during his six and a third innings.  Collin DeLome went 2 for 4 with two strikeouts and a stolen base while batting leadoff.  Edwin Maysonet is back to RR from his DL/rehab stint and went 1 for 4 with a double, walk, and two strikeouts.  Brian Bogusevic went 1 for 5 with a double and a strikeout.  German Duran was recently promoted to RR and in his fourth game, he went 2 for 3 for his first two hits in RR.

Corpus Christi lost 7-1

As mentioned earlier, Lyles got knocked around and consequently picked up the loss.  Although, Danny Meszaros seems to be back to his old form and struck out four in two scoreless and hitless innings.  Jack Shuck has lost his leadoff spot to Jose Vallejo and responded by going 2 for 4.  Jhon Florentino went 2 for 3 with a walk.  Koby Clemens' bat is heating up, after hitting two homeruns last night, he went 1 for 2 with a double, two walks, and a strikeout.  Marcos Cabral went 1 for 4 with a homerun.

Lancaster lost 8-6

Ross Seaton's outing was eye-popping since he gave up four runs (three earned) in his five and a third innings.  He gave up seven hits, two of which were homeruns, and one walk.  The part that was impressive though, was his career high eight strikeouts.  That is impressive for any pitcher, especially for Ross Seaton who has been criticized often for not having high strikeout rates.  To make it even more impressive, they came against Inland Empire who ranks second best to our Lancaster in striking out the least.  I also credit one of the homeruns to Lancaster since the other was over 410 feet according to Zachary Levine's Twitter.  Andrew Simunic must like Lancaster.  He went hitless, but he drew three walks.  Freddy Parejo went 2 for 4.  Lee Cruz went 3 for 4 with TWO homeruns.  John Curtis went 1 for 3 with a double and a walk. 

Lexington lost 9-5

Bushe's start was reported earlier and he picked up the loss.  The other pitchers didn't pitch much better.  Colton Pitkin struck out two in an inning and a third but allowed an unearned run on two hits.  Jose Altuve went 2 for 5 with a strikeout and a stolen base.  Grant Hogue went 3 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base.  Jake Goebbert went 1 for 4 with a double.  Jonathan Meyer went 2 for 4 with a double and a strikeout.  Jordan Comadena went 1 for 4 with his first homerun of the season and a strikeout.  Brian Kemp went 2 for 4. 

Tri-City lost 5-4 in extra innings

Tommy Shirley's scoreless streak ended with an unearned run.  So, his ERA stays perfect, so for our sake, it continues.  He pitched four innings and allowed just two hits and one walk while continuing his impressive strikeout rate with six.  Ben Orloff went 2 for 5.  Enrique Hernandez went 2 for 6 with a strikeout.  Daniel Adamson went 2 for 5 with a strikeout and a stolen base.  Tyler Burnett went 1 for 4 with a double, walk, and a strikeout.  Adam Bailey went 1 for 5 with a double and a strikeout.  Renzo Tello went 1 for 3 with two walks.

Greeneville lost 6-2

Ricardo Batista pitched five innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and no walks while striking out three.  Travis Smink continued his scoreless season with two innings and only allowed two hits.  Jamaine Cotton also kept his ERA perfect with a perfect inning.  Jhonny Medrano went 1 for 4 with a triple and two strikeouts.  Chris Wallace went 2 for 4 with a double. 

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