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Astros Minor League Recap

Jake Buchanan pitch a complete game shutout for the JetHawks last night.  That is big rarity in the extreme offensive environment of the California League.  He has been dominant in all five of his starts with an extreme groundball rate.  Now, we learn a few of his pitches which include a new cutter that has been very effective for him.

Few pitchers have had success in the Cal League, especially in Lancaster.  Dallas Keuchel is close to the only name on that list from the Astros organization.  David Berner is the only other I think.  Buchanan doesn't have a high ceiling but he is showing he's a lot more than just organizational depth.  Anyone who can induce that kind of groundball rate has potential to be a major league pitcher, even if it's just as a reliever.

Oklahoma City lost 10-7

  • Ryan Rowland-Smith-3 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR
  • JB Shuck LF-2-5, BB
  • Brandon Barnes CF-1-6, 2B, SO
  • Anderson Hernandez SS-2-5, SO, SB
  • Drew Locke RF-1-5, 2B, BB
  • Brian Dopirak 1B-3-5, 2B, 2 HR
  • Ozzie Navarro 3B, 2B-1-3, 2 BB, SO
  • Jose Vallejo 2B-0-2, 3 BB

Corpus Christi lost 9-2

  • Ross Seaton-6 2/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, HR, 6/5 GO/AO
  • JD Martinez DH-1-3, 2B, BB
  • TJ Steele CF-1-4, 2B, PO
  • Jimmy Van Ostrand 1B-2-4
  • Brandon Wikoff 2B-3-4

Lancaster won 3-0

  • Jake Buchanan-9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 SO, 13/4 GO/AO-Whenever you pitche a complete game shutout, your doing something right.
  • Jonathan Villar SS-2-4, BB, SO, 3 SB-Yes, three stolen bases.
  • Jose Altuve 2B-1-5, 2 SO, 2 SB
  • Kody Hinze 1B-0-2, 3 BB, SO, SB
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-0-2, 2 BB, 2 SO, SB
  • Jake Goebbert LF-2-4, 2B, SO
  • Rene Garcia C-2-3

Lexington lost 5-4

  • Tanner Bushue-5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR, 6/5 GO/AO-He's slowly getting better.
  • Jason Chowning-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Jio Mier SS-2-4, 2 2B, SO-He's hitting really well!
  • Adam Bailey RF-2-3, 2B, BB, SO
  • Mike Kvasnicka DH-3-4, CS
  • Jhonny Medrano 3B-2-4