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Astros Thursday Minor League Recap

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Not a whole lot to talk about in this intro, sorry. Although, the poll generated some interesting conversation yesterday. The whole conservative philosophy could be overblown by several comments from the organization saying it was going to be conservative as well as the overall lack of talent. I agree that there was a huge lack of talent that contributed to the need of being conservative because nobody warranted a call-up nor showed the need to be challenged. But, could a few guys have turned out better if they would have been challeged? Could Wandy have developed sooner and not have been a late bloomer if the organization would have pushed him harder?

I know this is all hindsight, which we know is 20-20 vision, but it makes sense to me. Dallas Keuchel performed well in Tri-City last year and the organization showed confidence in him and pushed him straight to Lancaster this season. Well, I don't have to remind you how that has turned out so far this season. My point is that the organization has to show confidence in their players to help motivate them to perform and develop. Otherwise, they begin to think that no matter how they do, they will spend the whole season at that same level and be moved up a level next season just because that is the natural order of progression. They simply become complacent at where they are at.

Round Rock-Off

Corpus Christi lost 3-0

  • Henry Villar (4.02)-5 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 SO
  • Edwin Walker (2.84)-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Albert Cartwright (.269)-0-3, BB, 2 SO
  • J.D. Martinez (.337)-0-4, 2 SO
  • Kody Kirkland (.275)-1-3, 2B

Lancaster-Off

Lexington lost 4-2

  • Juan Minaya (5.04)-6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR
  • Brad Dydalewicz (8.20)-0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 2 hit batters
  • Grant Hogue (.278)-2-3, BB
  • Jake Goebbert (.286)-2-4, SB
  • Aaron Bray (.258)-0-2, 2 BB

Tri-City lost 5-2

  • Jake Buchanon (3.92)-4 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR
  • Michael Kvasnicka (.237)-1-4, 2B
  • Dan Adamson (.291)-1-4, 2 SO
  • Wilton Infante (.264)-1-3, 2B, SO

Greeneville lost 4-1

  • Garen Garcia (4.70)-3 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
  • Jonathan Merritt (.217)-2-4, SO
  • Rafael Valenzuela (.290)-2-4

GCL Astros lost 14-7

  • Mark Jones (4.02)-1 2/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO
  • Juri Perez (6.75)-1/3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 2 HR-What happened? He pitched so well in Greeneville last year!
  • Delino DeShields (.111)-1-4, BB
  • Jordan Scott (.265)-2-4, BB, SO
  • Joshua Magee (.265)-4-5, HR
  • Garen Wright (.216)-2-5, SO
  • Bryce Lane (.429)-1-3, 2 BB, 2 SO

DSL Astros won 6-1

  • Leonardo Alayon (3.39)-7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO-NICE!
  • Raymer Lopez (.248)-2-4
  • Luis De La Rosa (.280)-1-2, 2B, 2 BB, SO
  • Kelvin Vizcaino (.194)-1-4, 2B
  • Franny Polanco (.254)-2-4, SB
  • Kenny Diaz (.210)-1-4, 2B-Interestingly played 3B!