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Astros Minor League Recap: June 2nd, 2013

A player takes the lead in one category across all of the minors and there's just so much offense!

RedHawks First Baseman has a RedHawks First Baseman Kind of Night

Three strikeouts....that is all.

  • Ross Seaton-5 2/3 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 8/4 GO/AO, 85/52 GO/AO
  • Kevin Chapman-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Jason Stoffel-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Brett Wallace 3B-1-4, 2B, 3 SO
  • Brandon Laird 1B-1-4, HR, SO
  • Fernando Martinez RF-1-3, 2B, BB, SO
  • Jonathan Villar SS-2-4, SB

Santana and Springer Power Hooks Double-Header Win

Mike Foltynewicz faced off against the former South Carolina Gamecock, Michael Roth, and limited the overall damage but struggled with his control. That lead to a high pitch count early a few too many walks. Although, his stuff was still there to get the strikeouts that we all love. But, he didn't need to be overly effective as the return of Jose Martinez from injury and the pop in Domingo Santana's bat provided enough offense to win the first game.

  • Michael Foltynewicz-4 1/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 5/2 GO/AO, 81/47 P/S
  • Sergio Escalona-1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • Pat Urckfitz-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Jose Martinez 2B-3-4, 2B
  • Domingo Santana RF-2-4, 3B, HR
  • George Springer CF-1-2, BB, SB
David Martinez wasn't effective but it didn't matter. When you score 13 runs, your pitching can be bad and you can still win. The combination of Jose Martinez, George Springer, Domingo Santana, and Eric Castro in the middle of the lineup was just that lethal. I mentioned above that Jose Martinez made a great return, his hot streak continued into Game 2 with four hits, but Springer steals the show in this one. A first inning home run put him back on top of sole possession as the minor league leader in home runs with 17.
  • David Martinez-2 1/3 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2 HR, 3/2 GO/AO, 54/37 P/S
  • Jorge De Leon-2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • Matt Heidenreich-4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1/2 GO/AO, 57/39 P/S
  • Ben Orloff SS-1-2, BB, SB, E
  • Jose Martinez 2B-4-5, SO, SB
  • George Springer CF-3-5, 2B, HR
  • Domingo Santana RF-1-3, HR, BB
  • Erik Castro 1B-2-5, 2B
  • Michael Burgess DH-1-3, 2B, BB

Monster Offense Equals 16-1 Win for Lancaster

Who needs pitching when you score 16 runs? David Rollins and Tyson Perez were effective but in the end it was the offense that was the real difference maker. They weren't going to be outdone by the Hooks and their offense outburst. The Jethawks did a little bit of something in almost every way. The drew walks (Joe Sclafani) and hit five doubles (MP Cokinos says hi), and knocked in three home runs (you have no idea). When they didn't hit home runs, they were stealing bases (DDJ). The offensive out-pour started early and is highlighted by Chris Epps grand slam in the first inning.

  • David Rollins-5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 SO, 3/6 GO/AO
  • Tyson Perez-4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 6/3 GO/AO
  • Delino DeShields 2B-0-2, BB, SO, 2 SB-Pulled later in the game
  • Joe Sclafani-2-2, 2B, 3 BB, SB-He just does it all
  • Brandon Meredith LF-2-4, HR, BB
  • Preston Tucker RF-1-3, 2B, BB
  • Telvin Nash 1B-0-5, 4 SO
  • Chris Epps CF-3-5, 2B, HR, 2 SO
  • MP Cokinos C-3-4, 2 BB, HR, BB, CS-That's your daily dose of Coke
  • Matt Duffy 3B-1-5, 3 SO

McCullers Picks up Second Win of Career in 3-2 Squeaker

The River Bandits squeaked out a win on the hills of an impressive start for Lance McCullers. It took him almost a year to pick up his first official win with it finally coming in his last start. Now he follows it up with back to back wins. We all know and talk about how wins don't matter and it's a terrible stat, but it can still be a point of pride for a pitcher to pick it up. Despite not having statistical value, it's still a stat starting pitcher will take pride in. So, congratulations goes out to LMJ for achieving that with your truly dominant outing.

  • Lance McCullers-5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 SO, 7/0 GO/AO
  • Daniel Minor-3 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 2/4 GO/AO
  • Cameron Lamb-2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • Austin Elkins 2B-1-4, 2B, BB, SO
  • Teoscar Hernandez CF-2-4, 2B, 2 SO
  • Jordan Scott LF-2-4, SO, CS