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Astros Minor League Recap: Memorial Day Edition

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Happy Memorial Day! I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you that have served this country. Our freedoms are not free, they come with a price. Thankfully, there are men and women out there just like you who have paid that price, no matter what your duty was, whether it was as a mechanic or on the front-lines. You all deserve to be appreciated. Today is your day. Thank you! Because of you, we have the freedom to appreciate baseball, so let's talk baseball!

Let's take a look at the records for each team. Right now, OkC is 28-22 and just half a game back on the Albuquerque Isotopes who are in the lead of the division. They actually face the Isotopes again tonight to finish off the series and hopefully bring it to a tie for 1st place

The Corpus Christi Hooks have been playing better baseball and have a division best 6-4 record over the last ten games but still rest 6 games back from 1st with a 23-26 record. They have a three game lead over last place and in a series with Springfield who is the other division but boasts the same record.

Lancaster recently hit a skid that included getting swept by the division leading High Desert Mavericks in which they started the series tied for 1st and now are three games back. They lost last night against Lake Elsinore, whom they are now tied with for 2nd place. They continue this series tonight and try get back into 2nd place and over their current .500 record as they race for the first half championship.

Lexington has the be the most improved team lately as they have posted at 7-3 record over the last ten games and now have one of the better records in the system with a 26-23 record. Although, they have a huge deficit to climb as they are still 7.5 games back from 1st place and 4 games back from 3rd place. They start a series tonight against Augusta who is a sub-.500 team right now and they hope to gain a little more momentum to climb back into the race.

In other news, T.J. Steele was released yesterday. Now, I do feel bad for guys when they are released because usually it means that their dreams of Major League baseball is over, and nobody wants to see a guy have to give up on his dream. With T.J. Steele, I still feel that way and wish him luck in the future, but this move was a long time coming.

Oklahoma City lost 11-9

  • Paul Clemens-5 1/3 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO, 3 HR, 3/3 GO/AO, 106 pitches
  • Scott Moore 3B, 1B-2-4, 2B, BB, 2 SO
  • Brett Wallace 1B-1-3, 2B, 2 SO
  • Fernando Martinez PH-1-1, 2B
  • Landon Powell PH-1-1, 2B
  • Angel Sanchez SS-2-2, 2B

Corpus Christi Hooks lost 10-1

  • Brett Oberholtzer-6 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR, 6/3 GO/AO, 97 pitches
  • Henry Villar-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Erick Abreu-1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO-Is he next on the cut list?
  • Brett Oberholtzer-1-2, 2B

Lancaster JetHawks lost 6-5 (14 innings)

  • Bobby Doran-7 1/3 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR, 10/5 GO/AO
  • Kirk Clark-1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 0 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Gabriel Garcia-2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 2/0 GO/AO
  • George Springer CF-1-6, BB, 2 SO, 2 SB
  • Domingo Santana RF-3-6, 3B, SO
  • Rafael Valenzuela 1B-0-7, 3 SO
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-3-5, BB, SO

Lexington Legends won 6-4

  • Nicholas Tropeano-6 1/3 IP, 12 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 7/5 GO/AO
  • Murilo Gouvea-1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 2/1 GO/AO
  • Jason Chowning-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO-Get him to C.C.
  • Delino DeShields Jr. 2B-0-5, 3 SO
  • Zachary Johnson DH-1-3, HR, BB, SO
  • Matt Duffy 3B-2-4, 2B, SO
  • Brandon Meredith LF-2-5, 2B, SO
  • Chris Epps RF-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Chan Moon SS-1-3, 2B, BB, SO