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Minor League Recap: June 18, 2014

The farm goes 0-5 to complete the bad kind of organizational sweep.

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This and that...

  • Come out to the Joe this weekend for some fun times, including an awesome desktop replica championship ring for the first 1,500 fans!



  • In case you missed it, Greg Rajan teased an upcoming feature he has scheduled to come out on Friday that profiles Carlos Correa. Here are a couple of tweets:
  • Carlos Correa going up to AA and playing in Corpus has definitely been taken from "if" to "when" territory for 2014. I, personally, am pumped about this because I am going to watch some Hooks games when they come to Frisco in mid July. Plus, the Hooks lineup could use some more pop.

Now to the Action...

Oklahoma City Redhawks at the Reno Aces (ARI)

This game was back and forth. The Redhawks entered the bottom of the 9th with a 3 run lead, but blew it to lose in walk-off fashion. 6 OKC Redhawks had mult-hit games, with Domingo Santana leading the way with 3 hits of his own.

Asher Wojciechowski made his return from a small layoff. His command appeared to be lacking as he worked deep into many of the counts and walked 4 while only striking out 1. David Martinez relieved Asher after only 3.1 IP and went 4.2, striking out six and only allowing 1 hit. Andrew Robinson followed and allowed 4 straight hits without recording an out to create a Reno Aces walkoff win.

Redhawks lose 7-6. Record is now 40-34.

Tweet of the Game:

  • LF, Austin Wates - 2/4, R, BB, K
  • SS, Enrique Hernandez - 2/5... He's slashing .315/.357/.455 and can play 3B, SS, 2B, LF, and RF. This is an exciting kid. He seems like a Martin Prado starter kit.
  • CF, LJ Hoes - 2/3, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB... How long before people start calling for him to be called back up?
  • DH, Domingo Santana - 3/4, RBI, BB, K... I don't want to jinx it, but Domingo only has 26 Ks in his last 104 PAs (25%, which is low, for him)
  • RF, Preston Tucker - 1/3, R, RBI, 2 BB, 2 K
  • 1B, Matt Duffy - 2/5, R, 2B, K
  • SP, Asher Wojciechowski - 3.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, K
  • RP, David Martinez - 4.2 IP, H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
  • RP, Andrew Robinson - 0.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER,

Corpus Christi Hooks at the San Antonio Missions (SD)

Jordan Scott made his AA debut after being called up from A+ Lancaster, and the Hooks racked up 12 hits, but were only able to score 2. It wasn't enough. Thomas Shirley was solid on the mound for the Hooks, but not spectacular. Jonathan Meyer had 3 hits.

Hooks lose 5-2. Record drops to 34-38.

Tweet of the Game (not from this game or even this stadium, but HOLY COW!)

  • CF, Delino Deshields - 1/3
  • LF, Ruben Sosa - 2/3
  • SS, Nolan Fontana - 0/4, 2 K
  • DH, MP Cokinos - 2/4, R, K
  • 3B, Jonathan Meyer - 3/4, 2B, 3B, RBI
  • 1B - 2B, Carlos Perdomo - 2/4, RBI
  • 2B - SS, Jiovanni Mier - 0/4, K
  • RF, Leo Heras - 1/1
  • RF, Jordan Scott - 0/3, K
  • C, Tyler Heineman - 1/3
  • SP, Thomas Shirley - 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 2 K
  • RP, Alex Sogard - 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, K

Lancaster Jethawks

Cal Leage All-Star break. Their games start back up tonight.

Quad Cities RiverCats

Midwest League All-Star Break. They also start back up tonight.

Tri-City ValleyCats at the Vermont Lake Monsters (OAK)

The ValleyCats had no answer for Joseph Michaud of Vermont as he tossed 7 strong innings only allowing 4 hits. The ValleyCats starter, on the other hand, allowed 10 hits in 5 innings of work. 7 of the 9 ValleyCats' starters had one hit, but not string any together to score any runs.

ValleyCats lose 6-0. Record stands at 3-3.

Tweet of the Game (not this game, but recent history):

  • 2B, Alex Hernandez - 1/4, 2B
  • 3B, JD Davis - 1/4, K
  • 1B, AJ Reed - 1/4
  • DH, Nick Tanielu - 1/4, K
  • RF, Ariel Ovando - 1/3
  • SP, Austin Chrismon - 5.0 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 K
  • RP, Kevin Ferguson - 1.0 IP, H, BB, K
  • RP, Brandon McNitt - 2.0 IP, 2 H, R, ER, BB, 2 K

DSL Astros Blue at the DSL Rays

Similar to their brethren, the DSL Orange team, the Blue jumped out to an early lead, but squandered it late. Erasmo Pinales pitched a solid game, but the relievers could not hold the lead. The "Wonder Boy" Wander Franco hit a homer, but outside of that it was a box score filled with many zeroes.

DSL Astros Blue loses 6-5. Record is now 7-9.

  • 2B, Jonathan Matute - 2/4, 2 R, RBI, BB
  • 3B, Wander Franco - 1/5, R, HR, 3 RBI
  • SP, Erasmo Pinales - 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 5 K

DSL Rangers2 at the DSL Astros Orange

The Orange team jumped out to a 5-0 lead then the Rangers put up crooked numbers from the 5th inning on to take the win in a rout. Walks killed the Orange as the pitching staff allowed 17 free passes in this game, while only striking out 7.

DSL Astros Orange lose 17-6. Record stands at 5-11

  • SS. Rodrigo Ayarza - 2/4, R, RBI, BB... .375/.492/.479 in 12 games, 6 for 6 in SBs
  • DH, Wison Amador - 1/5, R, SB
  • C, Gabriel Bracamonte - 1/4, 2B, 2 K
  • 2B, Franky Fernandez - 2/4, R, K
  • CF, Andy Pineda - 1/4, R, 3B, 2 RBI, K
  • SP, Starlying Sanchez - 4.0 IP, H, 3 BB, 3 K