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Astros Minor League Recap: August 7,2012

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Last night was a disappointment for the top two levels (including Houston). Both Houston and OkC last at about the exact same time. The offense had gone anemic for the RedHawks and the relievers had them chasing everything out of the zone and whiffing on high fastballs. It looked bad. It finally ended in true Astros fashion as Hector Ambriz gave up a walk-off home run in extras.

In other disappointing news, Matthew Heidenreich gave up five runs without recording a single out in his start for the Astros. He threw 31 pitches and didn't record a single out. You see that from time to time with relievers but that's a first for a starter. At least Adrian Houser performed better, but he gave up eight runs and didn't make it out of the 5th.

As for good news? Marc Krauss and Bobby Borchering both drew two walks and Preston Tucker posted his second home run for the season.

Oh yeah, pitching news. Ross Seaton had a solid start in his second stint at OkC. It's hard to complain about any part of his stat line besides being pulled in the fifth. Mike Foltynewicz limited his to just just two but still put for more runners on with four walks. But hey, he cranked those strikeouts up there. Joseph Musgrove and Lance McCullers Jr. both made their Greeneville debut and McCullers was the more impressive one. He seemed to like the number four with four innings, four walks, and four strikeouts.

It's hard to find much excitement with a DSL team, but I think Samil De Los Santos steals the show. I'm not excited, but I am intrigued. He's 18 and tall while striking out people at a rate over 9 K/9.

Oklahoma City RedHawks lost 4-3 (10 innings)

  • Ross Seaton-5 1/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 5/3 GO/AO, 86 pitches-Not bad
  • Jose Valdez-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO-He looked filthy
  • Jimmy Paredes CF, 2B-2-5, 2B, SO
  • Fernando Martinez DH-1-5, HR, 2 SO
  • Mike Hessman 1B-1-4, 3 SO
  • Matt Dominguez 3B-2-4, SO

Corpus Christi Hooks lost 8-4

  • Matthew Heidenreich-0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 31 pitches-I don't even know....
  • Jake Buchanan-4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 4/5 GO/AO
  • Adalberto Flores-2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO
  • Alex Sogard-1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Marc Krauss LF-1-3, 2 BB, SO, SB
  • Drew Locke RF-3-5, 2B, SO
  • Bobby Borchering 3B-1-3, 2 BB, 2 SO
  • Kody Hinze DH-0-4, BB, 3 SO

Lancaster: Off

Lexington Legends won 3-1

  • Michael Foltynewicz-6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 7 SO, 5/4 GO/AO-I plan on watching this start today
  • Murilo Gouvea-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 SO
  • Delino DeShields Jr. 2B-1-3, BB, 2 SO, SB

Tri-City ValleyCats won 5-1

  • Brady Rodgers-6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO, 5/3 Go/AO-Dominant
  • Jeremiah Meiners-3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO
  • Joe Sclafani SS-2-3, BB, 2 SB
  • Tyler Heineman C-1-2, 2B, BB
  • Preston Tucker RF-1-3, HR
  • Jobduan Morales DH-1-4, 3B, 2 SO

Greeneville Astros lost 5-1

  • Lance McCullers-4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 4 SO, 4/3 GO/AO-Solid debut
  • Joseph Musgrove-1 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • Euris Quezada-1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Angel Ibanez 3B-1-2, 2B, BB
  • Jean Batista 1B-1-3, 2B
  • Marc Wik DH-0-3, 3 SO

Greeneville Astros lost 8-2

  • Adrian Houser-4 1/3 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 3/5 GO/AO-He's had better days
  • Mike Hauschild-1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • Andrew Walter-1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • D'Andre Toney CF-1-3, 2B
  • Angel Ibanez 3B-1-3, 2B

GCL Astros: PPD

DSL Astros won 4-0

  • Samil De Los Santos-5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 SO, 4/0 GO/AO-Very Nice
  • Jesus Castillo-2 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • Angel Heredia-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Jarico Reynoso CF-3-5, SO, 2 CS
  • Luis Reynoso SS-2-4
  • Johan Tomas De La Cruz LF-0-2, 2 BB
  • Jean Carlos Cortorreal 2B-1-4, 3B