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Astros Minor League Recap

I don't like to use the word disapointing when talking about player performances in smaller sample sizes. I only use that in terms of half-season performances in some cases and for a full-seasons worth of data. But, for the sake of getting a point across here, I'm going to use it.

Nick Tropeano hasn't necessarily struggled this year in his first six starts, but the results have been a little disappointing compared to what I expected. He's had games in which he has limited runs but they were always associated with low strikeout numbers or high walk totals. But, I will say he's been better than almost anyone with inducing groundballs.

I put that disappoint on myself some for puting early expectations too high, but with later round picks doing such a good job so far, I figured he should too. Jonas Dufek went over twenty innings without giving up a run. I just took that a guy with a changeup as advanced as Tropeano's, could really do damage in the lower levels of the minors. So, to an extent, his performance up to this point was a little disappointing. (You see why I don't like the word disappointing? It's just so individualistic and based off premature expecatations)

Then, last night came! Trope (is that a good nicname?) really put up a performance that I've been waiting for. He not only shutout the opposing lineup for six innings, he limited them two hits and walk while striking out NINE! Yes, NINE!

Oklahoma City won 7-0

  • Andy Van Hekken-7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 SO, 6/4 GO/AO-I've been very impressed with him this year, complete turn around fom his terrible performance last year. He's lowered his ERA to 2.98.
  • Wesley Wright-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Luis Durango CF-2-5, 3B, SO
  • JB Shuck LF-3-5
  • Andy Van Hekken-1-1, 2 BB

Corpus Christi lost 2-1

  • Erik Abreu-6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO, 4/5 GO/AO
  • Chris Hicks-1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 4/1 GO/AO
  • Jonathan Villar SS-2-4, BB, SO
  • Jake Goebbert RF-2-4, CS
  • Chris Wallace C-2-4, SO
  • Brandon Barnes LF-2-4, 2B

Lancaster lost 5-4

  • Jake Buchanan-6 IP, 7 H, 5 R< 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 3 HR, 9/4 GO/AO
  • Wander Alvino-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 SO
  • Wes Musick-2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Austin Wates CF-2-3, 2 2B-Nice return from the DL
  • Erik Castro 1B-1-4, 2B, SO

Lexington lost 4-2

  • Alex Sogard-4 2/3 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 8/2 GO/AO
  • Gabriel Garcia-3 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Roberto Pena C-2-3

Tri-City won 2-0

  • Nick Tropeano-6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 SO, 7/1 GO/AO-Now that's the start we have been looking for!
  • Mitchel Lambson-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO
  • John Hinson 2B-2-5, HR, CS, PO
  • Justin Gominsky CF-2-5, 2B, 2 SO, CS
  • Matt Duffy 3B-2-4, 2B
  • Brandon Meredith LF-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Drew Muren RF-2-3, 2B, BB

Greeneville lost 4-3

  • Chris Lee-5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 8/1 GO/AO
  • Jesse Wierzbicki 1B-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Garen Wright LF-1-4, 2B, 2 SO
  • Luis Alvarez C-2-3, 3B, SO

GCL Astros won 8-7

  • Enderson Franco-5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 3/5 GO/AO
  • Justin Gill-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Javaris Reynolds CF-1-3, 2 BB, 2 SO, SB
  • Jose Fernandez SS-2-5, SO
  • Chris Epps DH-2-5, HR, 3 SO
  • Yonathan Mejia 2B-1-5, 2B, SO
  • Jean Carlos Batista 3B-2-4, 2B, SO
  • Jarrod McKinney RF-1-3, 2B, SO

DSL Astros: Off for All-Star Game

  • We had two participants in this years All-Star Game
  • Juan Santana SS-0-1
  • Franny Polanco C-1-1