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Astros Minor League Recap: April 7, 2013

Oklahoma City and Quad Cities have to play extra to bring home wins while Lancaster's bats come alive and Corpus' pitching staff stole the show.


I'm going to forget the major league club exists for just a moment. Yesterday was an organizational sweep day! From top to bottom, every team won! OK, major league club is back and we now have a three day win streak in the minors.

Oklahoma City Takes the Win 14-10 after 11 Innings

Jake Elmore was the story of the game with a 5-6 night that included his first home run of the season. But, it was Robbie Grossman who was the man of the night when his RBI single in the 11th allowed the RedHawks to take the lead and and Trevor Crowe's three-run shot to put them firmly ahead.

  • Brett Oberholtzer-4 1/3 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 9/2 GO/AO, 79/51 pitches/strikes
  • Kevin Chapman-1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • Kyle Hallock-1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1/3 GO/AO-AAA debut after jumping from Low-A
  • Jose Valdez-2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 5/2 GO/AO
  • Robbie Grossman CF-2-4, 3 BB
  • Jake Elmore 2B, 3B-5-6, HR, BB
  • Trevor Crowe DH-1-6, HR, BB
  • Brandon Laird 3B, 1B-3-7, 2B-Continues his hot hitting
  • Jimmy Paredes RF-3-6, CS-Batting .533
  • Marc Krauss 1B-1-2, HR, 3 BB-Not the stat line you expected from him last season
  • Ruben Sosa PR, 2B-1-1, 2B-When did he get called up from EST?
  • Che-Hsuan Lin LF-0-3, 2 BB, SO, 2 SB

Hooks Rack up Double-Digits in the Hit Column win 3-2 Win

Jonathan Meyer has gotten off to a hot start this year and continued by adding two doubles and was still outdone by Kike Hernandez who picked up three hits which included a double and a home run. Despite a great hit count, they only racked up three runs and relied on pitching to keep the game close. Ruben Alaniz allowed two runs in the second, but he and the bullpen shut the game down after that.

  • Ruben Alaniz-3 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 6/2 GO/AO, 74/47 pitches/strikes
  • Jorge De Leon-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Matthew Heidenreich-3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 4/1 GO/AO, 41/31 P/S
  • Jason Stoffel-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Austin Wates LF-2-4, 1 BB, SO
  • George Springer CF-1-3, 2B, BB, SO
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-2-4, 2 2B
  • Enrique Hernandez 2B-3-4, 2B, HR, PO
  • Carlos Perez C-2-4, 2B

JetHawks Take Off With a 10-4 Win

The bats erupted for the Lancaster in true California League fashion as Drew Muren, Rafy Valenzuela, and Preston Tucker all launched bombs. Let's also take a second to talk about how awesome Nolan Fontana is. He drew another two walks and picked up two more hits. I know it's a small sample size, but he has a .632 OBP after four games. Aaron West made his season debut after pitching in the exhibition game before the season started. He gave up four runs, but did what he was asked and only walked one while striking out five.

  • Aaron West-4 1/3 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 4/2 GO/AO
  • Luis Cruz-4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 SO, 3/2 GO/AO
  • Delino DeShields 2B-0-3, 1 BB, 1 SO, CS
  • Nolan Fontana SS-2-3, 2B, 2 BB
  • Andrew Aplin CF-3-5, 2B, SO, OF Assist
  • Zachary Johnson DH-1-4, 2B, BB, SO
  • Preston Tucker LF-2-4, HR
  • Matt Duffy 3B-1-3, 3B, BB
  • Drew Muren RF-2-4, HR, SO, OF Assist
  • Rafael Valenzuela 1B-1-4, HR

River Bandits Complete the Sweep with 13 Inning Win

Quad Cities finished their 3-1 win in extras since they were limited to just one run on one hit through nine innings. Teoscar Hernandez hit a triple and scored on a wild pitch to take the lead that would be extended later by Carlos Correa who scored on a Jesse Wierzbicki single. Cameron Lamb picked up the Win for QC after also picking up the save on Saturday.

  • Brian Holmes-5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 7/1 GO/AO
  • Jordan Jankowski-3 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 4/3 GO/AO
  • John Neely-3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 4/1 GO/AO
  • Cameron Lamb-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 0/3 GO/AO
  • Teoscar Hernandez CF-1-6, 3B, SO
  • Carlos Correa SS-0-5, BB-Intentional walk in the 13th
  • Chase Davidson DH-1-5, 2B, 3 SO
  • Terrell Joyce LF-0-1, 2 BB, SB
  • Jobduan Morales C-2-5, 2B, SO