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Astros Minor League Recap: August 29, 2012

This would have been such an amazing photo...if we had won last night...But they are our Astros and that didn't happen...
This would have been such an amazing photo...if we had won last night...But they are our Astros and that didn't happen...

Serious question. How many times this season have we seen somebody draw an absurd amount of walks? My guess is just a handful, and my guess would be that Nolan Fontana owns half of those games in his short stent in the organization so far. But, Dan Gulbransen can add his name to the hat for this category as of last night. Despite picking up an 0-fer...0-fer 0! He drew four walks! That is all...

Greeneville wrapped up their season last night with a win. Despite having one of the best records they've every owned in Greeneville, they are still packing up and heading home for the off-season. Some of them will be getting a short break and heading back to Florida for the Instructional League, while some are going to go home and train. It's good to see a young team with a lot of talent in the lower parts of the system.

Domingo Santana needs some love! He's been raking and one of the reasons for Lancaster's win streak that could carry them into the post-season. They've won eight of their last ten and three straight. That three game lead in the wild-card race has a little something to do with the offense he's been providing (not all of it, of course. Erik Castro's been legit too). In the three games, he has two home runs and two doubles. He's also struck out just twice and walked once. Over the ten games, he's hitting .361/.465/.611 for a pretty OPS of 1.076.

Domingo's strikeout rate of nearly 30% is quite alarming, but let's be honest, it's not Telvin Nash's. But, I've got some good news! His trend is a nice trend to see from a guy who just turned 20 years old and is playing in High-A Lancaster. It's trending downward. It started in the high 30's and has settled in with a monthly strikeout rate in the mid 20's. He has also brought that down to just 20% over the last ten games.

Oklahoma City RedHawks won 6-5

  • Jose Cisnero-4 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, 3/3 GO/AO, 81 pitches
  • Sergio Perez-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Aneury Rodriguez-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • Mark Hamburger-0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • Brian Sanches-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Jose Valdez-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Matt Downs 2B-2-4, HR
  • Matt Dominguez 3B-1-4, HR-Show me the power

Corpus Christi Hooks lost 2-1

  • Bobby Doran-5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO, 3/3 GO/AO, 95 pitches
  • Jake Buchanan-3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 6/1 GO/AO
  • Jonathan Singleton 1B-1-2, 2 BB, SO
  • Drew Locke DH-1-4, 2B, 2 SO
  • Austin Wates LF-0-1, 2 BB

Lancaster JetHawks won 7-2

  • David Martinez-6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 9/5 GO/AO, 89 pitches
  • Jorge De Leon-3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO
  • Jiovanni Mier SS-1-5, 2B
  • Domingo Santana RF-2-5, 2 2B
  • Erik Castro DH-2-2, HR, BB
  • Telvin Nash LF-2-3, 2B, HR, BB-No Strikeouts!
  • Rafael Valenzuela 1B-1-3, 2B

Lexington Legends won 10-9

  • Michael Foltynewicz-3 2/3 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 5/3 GO/AO-.................
  • Thomas Shirley-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Dayan Diaz-1 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • Nolan Fontana SS-2-5, SO
  • Chan Moon 2B-2-5, SO
  • Zachary Johnson 1B-0-2, 3 BB
  • Jordan Kreke 3B-0-5, 4 SO
  • Justin Gominsky RF-3-5, 2B
  • Teoscar Hernandez CF-3-4, 2B, BB, SB
  • Ruben Sosa LF-2-4, BB, SO
  • Ryan McCurdy C-0-2, 2 BB, 2 SB

Tri-City ValleyCats won 1-0

  • Lance Day-7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 10/3 GO/AO
  • Travis Ballew-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 2/1 GO/Ao
  • Austin Elkins 2B-0-2, 2 BB
  • Dan Gulbransen CF-0-0, 4 BB-Line of the day!
  • Ryan Dineen 3B-2-4, SO

Greeneville Astros won 5-2

  • Michael Feliz-5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 SO, 4/5 GO/AO
  • Christian Garcia-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Brad Propst-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Jordan Jankowski-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • D'Andre Toney CF-1-3, BB, 2 SO, SB
  • Angel Ibanez LF-3-4
  • Brian Blasik 2B-2-4, 2B
  • Rio Ruiz 3B-1-4, 3B
  • Ernesto Genoves C-2-4, SO
  • Ricky Gingras DH-2-4