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Astros Minor League Recap: July 16, 2012

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I didn't have time to put the whole weekend together, so it's just going to be box scores from the yesterday. But I'll try to run through some of the headlines from Friday through Sunday.

Probably the biggest is that Lance McCullers Jr. made his debut on Friday and Rio Ruiz made his debut Saturday. LMJ pitched three innings and allowed just one hit and no walks while striking out two. He also had a 3/2 GO/AO, which nice to see. Great to see him on the mound. Rio hit from the DH role and went 1-3 with two walks and a strikeout. Nice debut for a guy who is mostly tools at 3B.

The Tri-City pitching staff continues to dominate and make sure every game is winnable, but that's easy with a lineup like theirs. Aaron West and Vincent Velasquez both pitched good outings on Friday and Saturday. Vince picked up eight strikeouts! Speaking of their lineup, Andrew Aplin hit a homerun on Friday and a triple on Saturday. He was then hit in the ankle by a pitch and was injured. Hopefully he's not out long.

In Lancaster, the offense went off last night and George Springer is on a hitting streak of three multi-hit games in a row. Domingo Santana also had two home runs over the weekend.

Oklahoma City RedHawks won 12-3

  • Brett Oberholtzer-6 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 1HR, 3/9 GO/AO, 94 pitches-Better overall numbers, but peripherals don't look great
  • Juan Abreu-1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • David Carpenter-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Brandon Barnes CF-2-5, 2B, SO
  • Jimmy Paredes 2B-2-3, BB, CS
  • Fernando Martinez RF-1-4, 2B, BB
  • Mike Hessman 1B-2-4, 2B, SO
  • Brett Wallace 3B, SS-2-3, 2 BB-Another appearance at SS!
  • J.B. Shuck LF-1-3, 2B, 2 BB

Corpus Christi Hooks won 4-1

  • Jarred Cosart-5 2/3 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO, 11/2 GO/AO, 97 pitches
  • Kevin Chapman-2 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Jason Stoffel-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Austin Wates LF-3-5, HR, SO
  • Chris Wallace C-2-3

Lancaster JetHawks won 12-8

  • David Martinez-7 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 3 HR, 10/5 GO/AO
  • Grant Hogue LF-0-3, 2 BB, SB
  • George Springer CF-3-5, HR, SO-18 HR's
  • Erik Castro 1B-2-4, 2B, BB
  • Domingo Santana RF-2-4, 2B, HR, BB, SO-14 HR's
  • Telvin Nash DH-2-4, HR, SO-22 HR's
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-2-5, SO
  • Enrique Hernandez 2B-2-4, 3B, BB, CS
  • Alex Todd SS-2-5, HR

Lexington Legends-Suspended

  • DDJ was doing good, I'll put it all in the next recap

Tri-City ValleyCats: PPD

Greeneville Astros won 4-1

  • Frederick Tiburcio-7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO, 9/3 GO/AO-Awesome, I wonder what his pitch count was since it was a 7 inning game
  • Terrell Joyce DH-2-3, 2 HR-I'm telling you...SLEEPER!

Greeneville Astros won 4-0

  • Mike Hauschild-3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 SO, 4/0 GO/AO-He's starting because of the double-header. But, he is pitching well to start off
  • Christopher Lee-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO-Good outing. He might have some of the best upside in the system for lefty pitchers.
  • Michael Dimock-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • Tanner Bushue-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • D'Andre Toney DH-1-4, 2B
  • Angel Ibanez 3B-2-4
  • Brian Blasik 2B-2-4
  • Jean Batista 1B-1-3, 2B, SO
  • Ernesto Genoves C-1-2, 2B, BB

GCL Astros: Off

DSL Astros All-Star Game

  • Samil De Los Santos-2/3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • Edwin Villarroel-1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO