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Astros Minor League Recap-Home Run Derby Edition

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By now, I'm sure many of you have seen what Telvin Nash and Chris Wallace did Sunday afternoon.  They both hit three home runs each!  I'll pause for you to pick your jaws back up and secure them to the rest of your head.........Ready? Oh your getting the duck tape, I'll wait....

Yes, they hit back to back and each hit three home runs.  Its just crazy!  One of the big hits on our farm system was that it didn't have anyone who could hit for legitimate power outside of Lancaster.  That was supposed to be filled by the big Nash but he was so raw that he failed to meet expectations in his first year.  Last year, his bat flashed his power potential and was joined by a late round pick, Chris Wallace, to form a powerful middle of a lineup in Greeneville.  There was also that Ben Heath guy who wowed a few fans as well.

Now, they have teamed back up in Lexington are puting on a show.  Chris Wallace is a college bat who should be advanced enough to beat up on low-A hitters but this is impressive from Nash.  It's even more impressive when you consider that this is only his third or fourth game this season. 

So, does this excite you?  Do you see this as a fluke?  Or, do you see this as a potential breakout year for Nash and Wallace?  Which one are you more excited about?

Sunday Games

Oklahoma City was off

 

Corpus Christi lost 12-9

  • Kyle Greenwalt-6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 9/6 GO/AO
  • Wladimir Sutil SS-3-5-Gettin a little ludicrous!
  • Brandon Barnes LF-2-5, HR, SB
  • JD Martinez DH-1-3, 2B, BB, SO
  • Jonathan Gaston RF-2-5, 2B, 2 SO, SB
  • TJ Steele CF-2-5, SB
  • David Flores 3B-1-4, HR
  • Federico Hernandez C-1-4, HR

Lancaster lost 15-8

  • Jose Cisnero-1 1/3 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR-He didn't last long enough to pile up the strikeouts, but your going to have these kind of games when you pitch a lot in Lancaster and High Desert.
  • Jay Austin CF-2-4, BB, 2 SO, 2 SB
  • Jonathan Villar SS-2-5, SO
  • Jose Altuve 2B-2-4, BB-He just keeps on hitting...anybody surprised by this?
  • Kody Hinze 1B-2-4, HR
  • Jake Goebbert LF-1-4, HR, SO
  • Rene Garcia C-2-4, 2B

Lexington won 18-9

  • Juan Minaya-4 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, SO, HR
  • Ben Orloff 2B-2-6, 2B
  • Jio Mier SS-3-5, BB-I'm liking Jio much better this year!
  • Chris Wallace C-5-6, 2B, 3 HR
  • Telvin Nash DH-5-6, 2B, 3 HR
  • Bryce Lane LF-3-5, SO

Monday Games

Oklahoma City lost 8-6

  • Jordan Lyles-6 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, HR, 7/3 GO/AO-He's 20 years old.  He's not supposed to dominate AAA hitters.  Plus he didn't have great defense last night.  Bogey is a little too stretched in center field.
  • Welsey Wright-1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Andy Van Hekken-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO-Well, I'll be the first to admit I wasn't excited to see him come back this year, but thats a solid outing.
  • JB Shuck lF-2-4, BB, SO
  • Brian Bogusevic CF-1-4, BB, SB
  • Carlos Corporan C-2-4, HR, BB
  • Anderson Hernandez 2B-3B-2-3, HR, BB, SO

Corpus Christi lost 5-1

  • Xavier Cedeno-4 2/3 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, HR, 10/0 GO/AO-That groundout number tells me he's throwing some mistake pitches that are getting capitalized on.
  • Arcenio Leon-2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 SO
  • Wladimir Sutil SS-1-4, SB
  • Andrew Simunic 3B-0-1, 2 BB

Lancaster won 12-8

  •  Andrew Robinson-5 1/3 IP, 12 H, 6 R, 6 ER, BB, 4 SO, 3 HR-The home runs hurt...
  • Kirk Clark-1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO-He hasn't allowed a run in five games and picked up his fourth save, he's climbing the reliever rankings.
  • Jay Austin CF-3-6, 3 2B, SO-His OPS is now over 1.000.  And, at his current rate, he'll have below 100 strikeouts and over 50 walks on the season.  Don't you love small sample sizes?  Or, drastic improvements?
  • Austin Wates RF-2-5, SO
  • Kody Hinze 1B-2-3, HR, 2 BB
  • Jake Goebbert LF-2-4, HR, BB
  • Jose Altuve 2B-3-5, 2B, 3B-Lacked the home run for the cycle, but do you think Ed Wade and Co. are checking their frequent flyer miles for a ticket from Lancaster to Corpus?
  • Erik Castro DH-1-4, HR, BB-Got his first home run in over a year.

Lexington lost 4-1

  • Mike Foltynewicz-6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 5/2 GO/AO-Stay patient, its good news that he's pitching into the 6th.
  • And nobody else is notable...