In the words of Charlie Sheen, "Winning!" No, the teams in the minors didn't, but the major pieces of the Pence trade performed great!
Jarred Cosart not only made his debut in the Astros organization, he moved up a level and made his AA debut, and he impressed! He pitched six scoreless innings and allowed just two baserunners (both by hits). He actually faced just one over the minimum as one was thrown out trying to steal. He struck out four and induced ten groundouts. That is a recipe for success. Reports are that he was pitching consistently in the mid 90's and was touching the upper 90's with his fastball. The thing that I noticed and I liked the most was that he consistently located his fastball low in the zone and was efficient (threw less than 80 pitches in six innings).
Jonathan Singleton received his induction into the Cal League with a big loss. Bakersfield posted 20 runs against Lancaster, but the JetHawks did a little damage of their own. Four our guys went yard, and that number included Singleton! Singleton hit his first bomb in the Astros organization and also hit a single.
Oklahoma City lost 13-2
- Nelson Figueroa-3 2/3 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 5/1 GO/AO
- Fernando Abad-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
- Collin DeLome CF-2-4, HR, SO
Corpus Christi lost 4-0
- Jarred Cosart-6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 10/3 GO/AO
- James Van Ostrand 3B-3-4-First game ever at 3B!
Lancaster lost 20-7
- Zachary Grimmett-1 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR
- Kyle Greenwalt-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
- Patrick Urckfitz-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
- Andrew Simunic 2B, P-2-4, 2B, BB, SB-Pitched one inning and gave up three runs!
- Austin Wates CF-3-5, HR
- Jonathan Singleton 1B-2-5, HR, 2 SO-Winning!
- David Flores LF-1-4, HR, BB, SO
- Jonathan Meyer 3B-2-3, HR, BB
Lexington lost 3-2
- Luis Cruz-7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO, 3/5 GO/AO
- Ben Heath C-1-3, 2B, BB, SO
- Tyler Burnett DH-1-4, 2B, SO
- Ben Orloff SS-1-3, 2B
Tri-City lost 12-9
- Euris Quezada-4 1/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 7/1 GO/AO
- Justin Gominsky CF-2-5, CS
- Zach Johnson 1B-2-5, 2B, 2 SO
- Brandon Meredith LF-1-5, 2B, SO
- Drew Muren RF-2-4, SO
- Rafael Valenzuela DH-2-3, SO
- Neiko Johnson SS, 2B-1-1, 2 SB
- Ryan McCurdy C-2-3, 2B, SB
GCL Astros: Off
DSL Astros lost 3-0
- Edison Frias-6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 10 SO, 1 HR, 6/0 GO/AO-When you see double digit strikeouts, you take notice. Then you see that he's 20 already in the DSL. Not a good sign.
- Frangy Colon-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO