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HOUSTON - JULY 24:  Pitcher Nelson Figueroa #28 of the Houston Astros throws against the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park on July 24 2010 in Houston Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - JULY 24: Pitcher Nelson Figueroa #28 of the Houston Astros throws against the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park on July 24 2010 in Houston Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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It seems that most people want to do Option 1 yesterday but we are going to do a poll, just to be safe and for people who'd like to vote but didn't want to post yesterday. A little reminder of what each option is:

Option 1: Discuss minors in the major league game thread, and Minor League Open Thread on off-days.

Option 2: Daily Minor League Open Thread.

Option 3: Use every mornings' recap to discuss that night, to prevent a ton of stories or sections.

On another note. I'm very disappointed to see that JD and Keuchel are still in Corpus while Hinze continues to dominate Lancaster. Personally I think it's a bad sign they haven't been promoted, mostly because it indicates they won't be for awhile, if at all this season. Could it be they don't think they have the upside to make their spot at the next level a priority and want to give other players playing time in AAA/AA? That would conflict with other reports that they are high on JD and Keuchel, so I'm left confused. I'll bring it up again that they want their prospects to experience success and leaving them there would help them to do that in AA. But, what about Hinze? He'll experience more wins in CC than Lancaster. But, Lancaster would then struggle to score runs.

I'm starting to get the feeling based off of comments from Ed Wade, that they feel a few of these guys can make the AA to majors jump in September, meanwhile experiencing a winning second half season in AA. I'm not a fan of the AA to majors jump. Sure, prospects do it all the time, but I don't think it's in the best interest of player development. Focus goes from being on development in certain aspects of the game that need work to instantly focusing on results and consequently losing focus on development. David Carpenter even said his short time in AAA really helped him in how he prepared and approached the game. Wouldn't they want that for all of their prospects?

Oklahoma City lost 3-1

  • Nelson Figueroa-1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR-He got tossed from the game
  • Danny Meszaros-3 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 SO, 5/1 GO/AO
  • Casey Fien-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Ross Wolf-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Koby Clemens 1B-1-4, HR, 2 SO

Corpus Christi lost 4-3

  • Jonnathan Aristil-5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 8/3 GO/AO
  • Blake King-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • Jonathan Villar SS-2-5, 2 SO, SB
  • JD Martinez LF-2-3, 2B, BB

Lancaster lost 10-6

  • Zachary Grimmett-3 2/3 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR
  • Jay Austin CF-2-3, BB
  • Austin Wates LF-4-5, 2 2B-Promotion?
  • Jose Carlos Thompson 2B-2-4
  • Rene Garcia C-2-3, 2B, HR, BB, SO
  • Andrew Simunic RF-2-3, 3B, BB

Lexington lost 5-4 (in 14 innings)

  • Carlos Quevedo-7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 6/9 GO/AO
  • Jason Chowning-2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Gabriel Garcia-4 1/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Delino DeShields 2B-2-7, 2 SO, SB
  • Kike Hernandez LF-2-6, 2 2B
  • Mike Kvasnicka 3B-0-3, 2 BB, SO
  • Telvin Nash RF-2-6, SO, SB
  • Jhonny Medrano 1B-2-5, BB
  • Ben Orloff SS-2-5, BB, SB

Tri-City lost 8-0

  • Euris Quezada-2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • Adam Champion-3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Miles Hamblin C-2-4, 2 SO
  • Zach Johnson 1B-2-3, BB

Greeneville lost 11-10

  • Tyson Perez-4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 3/4 GO/AO
  • Ruben Sosa CF-1-2, 2B, BB, SO
  • Jordan Scott LF-2-3, 2B, 2 BB-I'm a fan of this kid...
  • Chase Davidson DH-2-5, 2B, BB, SO
  • Darwin Rivera 3B-2-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • Jose Monzon CF, RF-2-5, 2 SO

GCL Astros lost 4-1

  • Enderson Franco-5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 8/1 Go/AO
  • Blake Ford-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Luca Martone 2B-1-3, 2B

DSL Astros lost 20-4...yeah

  • No notable pitchers
  • Andru Sierra CF-1-3, HR, SO
  • Franny Polanco C-2-2