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Astros Minor League Recap: August 12, 2013

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Teams don't like to play on the days I do recaps...I'm getting a complex! And...don't worry about Mark Appel.

Scott Halleran

Paul Clemens Gets Rocked

The RedHawks are on their west coast road trip, but Tucson isn't one of those ridiculous hitter friendly parks like some of the other west coast PCL parks. Yet, Clemens still got roughed up like it was. Take that for what you will.

  • Paul Clemens-5 1/3 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 SO, 10/5 GO/AO, 85/45 P/S
  • Eric Berger-2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3/0 GO/AO, 41/28 P/S
  • Trevor Crowe DH-2-5
  • Brandon Laird 3B-3-5, HR
  • Marwin Gonzalez SS-1-5, 2B, SO
  • Carlos Perez C-2-4, 2B
  • Che-Hsuan Lin LF-1-2, 2 BB

Corpus Christi Hooks: Off

Lancaster JetHawks: Off

Appel Gets Rocked in Farewell Game

Sunday, Steve Batterson of the QC Times reported that this would be Appel's last start for QC. But, after the last nights game, Omar Lopez said that the Astros would make that decision in the coming days. He also said that Appel looked tired. Mark Appel also stated he didn't know either as for his coming change. As for the game having an impact on this situation. It's possible, but I don't think it would be for the results. Reports are that he elevated a lot of fastballs which is quite common when a pitcher is fatigued. Fatigue creates a lot of dragging in mechanics and ruins timing. Leading to late arms and early releases. That would be the reason for holding him back. He's thrown over 130 innings this year between college and the pros and could very easily be fatigued. I am in no way worried.

  • Mark Appel-3 1/3 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 7/1 GO/AO
  • Mitchell Lambson-3 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 4/4 GO/AO
  • Jamaine Cotton-2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 3/3 GO/AO
  • Teoscar Hernandez CF-0-3, BB, 3 SO
  • Austin Elkins 3B-2-3, 2B

Tri-City ValleyCats: OFF

Greeneville Has Offensively Exciting Loss

A 7-5 loss isn't exciting. But the home run from Chase McDonald and the two walks each from McDonald and Ariel Ovando are. I'm as disappointed as the rest of you with Ovando, but my homerism still rings true and yearns for him to pull it out.

  • Jandel Gustave-4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 3/2 GO/AO
  • Raul Rivera-3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 5/1 GO/AO
  • Krishawn Holley-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/1 GO/AO
  • Darwin Rivera 3B-1-2, 2B
  • Angel Ibanez PH, DH-1-2, 2B
  • Chase McDonald 1B-1-3, HR, 2 BB, SO
  • Ariel Ovando RF-1-2, 2B, 2 BB, SO
  • Jack Mayfield SS-1-2, 2B

Luis Ordosgoitti Makes a Nice Rehab Start

I'll take what he did any day of the week. Any Day. He led them to 3-2 win because he started the game on a good run. On the bad news side of things...Jacob Nottingham had three passed balls.

  • Luis Ordosgoitti-5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, 7/1 GO/AO
  • Matt Heidenreich-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1/1 GO/AO
  • Jorge Perez-1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Erick Gonzalez-1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Jason Martin CF-1-3, 2B
  • Yonathan Mejia 1B-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Jose Solano 3B-2-3, CS


DSL Astros Blank Royals

A 3-0 win is always great. I absolutely love when a pitching staff shuts down a team. It's the DSL and things are about as random as they can be in the minors. But, there are a few interesting arms on this team. The results are intriguing despite unspectacular peripherals.

  • Harold Arauz-6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 11/1 GO/AO
  • Cristopher Santamaria-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Angel Heredia-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Luis Payano CF-2-3, CS, PO
  • Randy Cesar 3B-2-4, 2B
  • Brauly Mejia RF-3-4, 2B
  • Hector Roa 1B-1-4, 2B
  • Alexander Melendez DH-0-4, 3 SO