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Astros Minor League Recap May 8th, 2012

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March 08, 2012; Melbourne, FL, USA;   Houston Astros  outfielder Fernando Martinez (50) at the plate during the spring training game against the Washington Nationals  at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE
March 08, 2012; Melbourne, FL, USA; Houston Astros outfielder Fernando Martinez (50) at the plate during the spring training game against the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE

Here's an idea, how about I highlight the best pitching performance from last night? Wes Musick was by far the best pitching performer of the night, and he did in his AA debut. Musick has been the best pitcher for Lancaster up until this point, but hasn't really been dominant. He's limited runs but hasn't struck people out at a great clip, which is illustrated by his game scores of 64, 43, 65, 54, 72 (thanks Tim). I'm a proponent of promoting guys after a good game for confidence reasons, and his last start in Lancaster was his best. Unfortunately, this is a temporary stay in CC to replace Jarred Cosart until the pitching injuries iron out.

So, what about his performance last night? His game score was 66 which isn't as good as his previous start due to allowing six hits and walking two, but the strikeouts were there. Pitchers who aren't exactly heavy groundball pitchers can actually improve after leaving Lancaster due to the less offensive environment in which flyballs can't all of a sudden leave the park. Musick could be one of those guys. He likely could have a few more starts, so he'll be interesting to watch to see if he can force his hand into staying in CC. He's already pretty old, so AA is a bit more age appropriate.

Oklahoma City RedHawks lost 8-4

  • Paul Clemens-3 1/3 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO,1 HR, 3/2 GO/AO, 72 pitches
  • Sergio Perez-2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Xavier Cedeno-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 SO, 2/1 GO/AO
  • Rhiner Cruz-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Justin Ruggiano CF-3-4, 2 2B, BB
  • Fernando Martinez RF-1-5, 2B, SO
  • Mike Hessman DH-1-3, HR, BB, SO
  • Jimmy Paredes 2B-1-4, 3B, SO
  • Brad Snyder LF-1-4, 2B, 2 SO

Corpus Christi Hooks lost 1-0

  • Wes Musick-7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, 3/4 GO/AO, 89 pitches
  • Jason Stoffel-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 2/1 GO/AO
  • Jose Martinez 2B-3-4, PO
  • Brandon Barnes CF-1-3, 2B, BB, SO, SB

Lancaster JetHawks lost 9-6

  • Zachary Grimmett-3 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR, 2/5 GO/AO
  • Brian Streilein-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3/2 GO/AO
  • Rafael Valenzuela 1B-1-3, 3B, 2 BB
  • George Springer CF-1-3, BB, SO, SB
  • Telvin Nash LF-3-4, 2B, HR, SO
  • Domingo Santana RF-1-4, 2 SO
  • Adam Bailey DH-0-4, 3 SO
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-0-4, 2 SO
  • Enrique Hernandez 2B-1-4, 2B, 2 SO
  • Rene Garcia C-3-4

Lexington Legends lost 4-3

  • Michael Foltynewicz-6 IP, 5 H,2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO, 7/4 GO/AO
  • Dayan Diaz-2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
  • Delino DeShields Jr. 2B-2-4, SO, CS, PO-He is human on the basepaths
  • Jordan Scott CF-2-3, 2B, BB
  • John Hinson DH-2-4, 2B, SB