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Astros Minor League Recap: June 2, 2012

Once again this week, the only team preventing an organizational sweep was the big league Astros. Despite what you think of J.A. Happ, he pitched well last night and has been stinging some good starts together. That is what stands out from last night. From top to bottom, there was good starting pitching through the entire organization. Paul Clemens and Brett Oberholtzer represented the Bourn trade quite well last night with two runs allowed (one earned) between them. Juan Abreu even had a shutout inning too. Bobby Doran induced his regular high number of groundouts to limit damage while his run support went crazy in the 5th inning. Aside from not finishing the 6th inning, Nicholas Tropeano was just filthy and dominant on his way to racking up nine strikeouts.

Since the draft is just a two days away and Mark Appel's draft profile won't go up until tomorrow, I'm going to clue you in on his performance last night. Appel pitched a complete game and was just filthy with his off-speed pitches. He gave up just one run on four hits and two walks. The best stat is that he struck out eleven. Most of the hits and walks came in the 7th and 8th innings when he struggled a little bit but was able to shut it down when it counted. A very impressive start and very timely with it being just three days before the draft. The unfortunate part is that Jeff Luhnow, Bobby Heck, and the regional cross-checkers started sitting down and talking about the 1-1 pick on Thursday in Houston, so it's unlikely they were at the game scouting it. But, I'm sure they had a scout there and were able to at least watch some parts of the game.

Oklahoma City RedHawks won 5-3

  • Paul Clemens-7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 7/4 GO/AO, 96 pitches: He needed a big outing!
  • Juan Abreu-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Brian Bixler SS-1-3, HR, 2 BB, SO
  • Brad Snyder LF-2-3, BB, SO, SB
  • Brandon Barnes CF-1-2, 2 BB

Corpus Christi Hooks won 3-1

  • Brett Oberholtzer-6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 6/4 GO/AO, 103 pitches
  • Henry Villar-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Josh Zeid-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Austin Wates CF-3-3, BB, CS, OF assist
  • Jake Goebbert LF-1-3, 2B, BB, SO, OF Assist
  • Jonathan Singleton DH-2-4, 2B, HR, BB, SO
  • Adam Bailey RF-1-4, 2B, SO, OF Assist

Lancaster JetHawks won 15-4

  • Bobby Doran-6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 10/3 GO/AO
  • Brad Dydalewicz-1 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Brian Streilein-1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • George Springer CF-1-5, BB, SO
  • Erik Castro 1B-3-5, HR, BB, SO
  • Domingo Santana RF-1-4, 2 BB, 2 SO
  • Telvin Nash DH-0-3, 2 BB, 2 SO
  • Enrique Hernandez 2B-3-5, 2B, 3B
  • Alex Todd 3B-2-5, SO
  • Rene Garcia C-2-5
  • Grant Hogue LF-3-5, SO

Lexington Legends won 4-1

  • Nicholas Tropeano-5 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO, 3/2 GO/AO-Pulled for pitch count
  • Dayan Diaz-2 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 1 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • Jason Chowning-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/1 GO/AO-#FreeJasonChowning
  • John Hinson 2B-3-4, SB-Tweaked his hamstring
  • Justin Gominsky RF-2-4, SO
  • Roberto Pena C-2-3, SO
  • James Howick SS-1-3, 2B