I want to thank everyone who participated in the Minor League Open Thread yesterday, as it was a much bigger success than I expected. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it and hope we'll get the opportunity again on off-days.
Yesterday was a pretty exciting day for the minors, I don't know if that was a coicidence with the open thread or a result. I'm going to go with the latter for now. But, in all honesty, whenever you have a pticher strikeout the first nine batters he faces, it's a good day. AA pitcher, Xavier Cedeno, was completely dominant last night and is now in the record books to prove it with his 14 k's.
In other exciting news, the Lexington Legends were involved in a brawl that had Adam Bailey and reliever Brian Steinlein (who wasn't even in the game) ejected. That's a hardcore releiver and I'm not a fan! On a side note for the Legends, Folty arguable threw his best game of his young career and showed hints of what he was drafted for. I'm not going to hit up his line, you can see that after the jump, but we'll see if this a showing of improvement or a result of extended rest from the All-Star break.
Oklahoma City won 4-1
- Wesley Wright-4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO-Started for Hyphen who was hit in the hand on a bunt attempt in his last outing.
- Ross Wolf-3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
- Fernando Rodriguez-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
- David Carpenter-1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO-Close to ending his 19 inning shutout streak.
- JB Shuck LF-2-5, SB
- Robinson Cancel C-1-4, HR
- Drew Locke RF-2-3, 2 2B, BB
Corpus Christi lost 6-3
- Xavier Cedeno-6 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 14 SO, 6/1 GO/AO-Blows my mind!
- Brandon Wikoff SS-3-5, SO
- Jose Altuve 2B-3-4, SB
- JD Martinez LF-1-4, 2B, SO
- Jimmy Van Ostrand 1B-2-4, SO
Lancaster won 4-3
- Jake Buchanan-6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 7/6 GO/AO
- Chris Hicks-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO
- Kirk Clark-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
- Jay Austin CF-0-2, BB, SO, SB
- Jonathan Meyer 3B-1-2, HR, BB
- Rene Garcia C-2-3, 2B
Lexington lost 2-1
- Mike Foltynewicz-6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 EER, 3 BB, 8 SO, 5/3 GO/AO-This quite possibly could be his best start of his career.
- Jason Chowning-3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO-I want to see some Pitch f/x data on his slider!
- Delino DeShields 2B-2-5, SO
- Mike Kvasnicka 3B-2-4
- Emilio King CF-3-4, 2B
Tri-City lost 6-0
- Nick Tropeano-3 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 9/0 GO/AO
- Brad James-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
- Zach Johnson 1B-1-4, 2B
Greeneville won 15-6
- Chris Lee-3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, HR, 3/1 GO/AO
- Jamaine Cotton-4 Ip, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO
- James Propst-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
- Jordan Scott LF-2-3, 2B
- Chase Davidson 1B-3-4, 2B, HR, BB, SO
- Luis Alvarez C-2-5, HR
- Alex Todd SS-3-5, 2 2B
- Darwin Rivera 3B-4-5, SO
- Jose Monzon CF-2-5, SO
- Ruben Sosa 2B-3-3, 2B
GCL Astros lost 9-3
- Francis Ramirez-3 1/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 SO
- Xavier Baso-1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
- Casey Fien-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
- Brad Dydalewicz-0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB-Not good...
- Telvin Nash 1B-2-4, 2B-He's gotta be close to getting back to Lexington
DSL Astros: Suspended 1-1
- Agapito Barrios-6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 9/2 GO/AO
- Samil De Los Santos-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
- Franny Polanco DH-2-3