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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 14:  Jordan Lyles #41 of the Houston Astros throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 14, 2011 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 14: Jordan Lyles #41 of the Houston Astros throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 14, 2011 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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There was quite a few good pitching performances last night.  Not so much on the other side of the ball though.  There were a few good hitting lines, but not an abundance of them.  Hyphen pitched decently, but he's more of an after-thought now.  As far as prospects go though, the best came from Ross Seaton, Nick Tropeano, Tommy Shirley, and Luis Ordosgoitti.  

We all know the frustrations that come from Seaton this season; the string of performances that make you giddy followed by hurricane Katrina for a couple out outings that make you throw your own laptop from the top of a skyscraper.  Wait, is that just me who did that?  Seaton has tons of talent, we know all know that.  He has hard fastball and breaking ball that flashes great potential.  But does he do it consistently?  Heck NO!  Ya'll have no idea how bad I want an overslot guy like Seaton to make it, but I can't help myself from thinking, "Ok, so is the disaster coming in the next start?" 

Nick Tropeano's season started off a little rougher than I expected it would, but his last three starts have been solid.  Last night, his changeup was apparently the best it has been this season and had great movement on it.  He was able to get through the first inning on nine pitches.  They pulled him early, and I don't know why since he was pitching very well.  It was the last game before their All-Star break, so maybe it was to get a few more guys some innings before they head into the break.  That includes Tommy Shirley, who releived him and dominated, just like he did last year.

Now can we get Springer signed today please?  And, maybe Stubblefied and Armstrong?

Oklahoma City won 2-1

  • Ryan Rowland-Smith-5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 6/3 GO/AO
  • Wesley Wright-1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Sammy Gervacio-2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Juan Abreu-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO

Corpus Christi won 5-3

  • Ross Seaton-7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, 8/3 GO/AO
  • Henry Villar-1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • TJ Steele PH, CF-2-2, 2B, HR-Last night it said he was at 2B, not CF.
  • Adam Bailey RF-2-4, SO, CS
  • Emerson Frostad C-0-2, 2 BB
  • Jonnathan Villar PH, SS-0-0, 2 BB

Lancaster lost 7-5

  • Robert Donovan-5 2/3 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 3 HR, 5/4 GO/AO
  • Patrick Urckfitz-3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO
  • Andrew Simunic 3B-1-5, HR, BB, SO
  • Jio Mier SS-0-3, 2 BB, 2 SO
  • Austin Wates LF-2-3, 2 BB
  • Jonathan Singleton 1B-2-5, SO

Lexington lost 9-1

  • Carlos Quevedo-4 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 2/4 GO/AO
  • Murilo Gouvea-3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO-I give him pitcher of the week and he does this?
  • Ben Heath C-2-4, SO

Tri-City won 2-0

  • Nick Tropeano-3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 3/2 GO/AO-I don't know why they pulled him so early, he was working efficiently.
  • Tommy Shirley-3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3/1 GO/AO-He's baaack!
  • Dayan Diaz-3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO
  • Drew Muren RF-1-3, 2B, 2 Outfield Assists!

Greeneville lost 11-7

  • Chris Lee-3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • Rodney Quintero-2/3 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Joshua Magee 2B-5-5, 2 2B
  • Jean Carlos Batista SS-3-5, SO, CS
  • Ariel Ovando RF-2-5, SO
  • Kellen Kiilsgaard LF-1-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • Ronald Sanchez 1B-2-5, 2 SO

GCL Astros lost 5-0

  • Luis Ordosgoitti-4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 4/4 GO/AO
  • Evan Grills-3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3/3 GO/AO
  • Luca Martone 2B-2-3, 2B

DSL Astros: Off