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Astros Minor League Recap- August 16, 2014

Derek Fisher gets his first pro homer, Colin Moran records three hits and Alex White strengthens his case for a big league promotion

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Juan Santana
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AAA: OKC 7, Sacramento River Cats (OAK) 2

Jonathan Villar: 1-4
Joe Sclafani: 0-4
Jesus Guzman: 3-3
Preston Tucker: 1-4
Domingo Santana: 0-3, 2 BB
Andrew Aplin: 1-4
Matt Duffy: 2-5, HR (12)
Ronny Torreyes: 2-3

Alex White: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

The Redhawks offense only had three extra base hits, but used some timely hitting to put up seven runs in support of Alex White, who put together a strong start that can only help his cause for a promotion to the majors (maybe to replace Brad Peacock). White struck out seven over seven innings, allowing only two walks and two hits.

AA: Corpus Christi 8, Arkansas Travelers 5

Delino DeShields: 1-2, 2 BB
Teoscar Hernandez: 2-5, 3B
Colin Moran: 3-3, BB
Telvin Nash: 3-5, HR (20)

Brady Rodgers: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

The top of the Corpus lineup had a nice night, as Deshields, Hernandez and Moran all reached base multiple times and had some hits. Nash hit another homer and Brady Rodgers turned in another nice start, striking out six.

A+: Bakersfield Blaze (CIN) 5, Lancaster 0

Brett Phillips: 0-3, BB
Chan Moon: 0-4
Rio Ruiz: 1-4, 2B
John Kemmer: 1-3
Danry Vasquez: 0-4

Evan Grills: 4 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Not much going on tonight for the Jethawks, who's offense has struggled a bit as of late. Rio Ruiz had a double and is hitting an even .300 on the season.

A: Quad Cities 7, Burlington Bees (LAA) 6

Bobby Boyd: 0-4, BB
Chase McDonald: 4-5
A.J. Reed: 1-4, BB
J.D. Davis: 2-5, 2B
Ryan Bottger: 1-4

Michael Feliz: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

Chase McDonald had four hits last night, raising his season average to .285 to go along with his ridiculous power surge. What's a brother gotta do for a plane ticket to Lancaster, California? Reed had a hit, and Davis had two, while Michael Feliz put together a solid but not special start. He kept his team in the game by allowing only three earned runs and striking out two.

A-: Tri-City 6, Staten Island Yankees 1

Jason Martin: 1-3, BB
Juan Santana: 2-5
Derek Fisher: 2-5, 2B, HR (1)
Nick Tanielu: 1-5
Terrell Joyce: 0-2, 2 BB
Ariel Ovando: 1-3

Joe Musgrove: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (10 groundouts)
Bryan Radziewski: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K

Jason Martin has adapted well to his new stomping grounds of Tri-City. Remember, this guy was drafted out of high school last season (he's only 18!) and playing with recent college draftees in the NYPL. He reached base twice last night and has a slew of extra base hits (including a homer) since his promotion. Speaking of promotions, the only thing that's been keeping Derek Fisher from Quad Cities is his power, and he hit his first pro homer last night. Fisher has hit well in his pro debut, but finally got that homer out of the way last night. And we can't not talk about Joe Musgrove; he threw six scoreless innings, allowing only one hit as his only baserunner and striking out four.

ROOK: Kingsport Mets 4, Greeneville 3

Jacob Nottingham: 0-3
Hector Roa: 0-3, BB
Kristian Trompiz: 1-3, 2B

Dean Deetz: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Brock Dyxhoorn: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

The Greeneville offense didn't do much last night, but a couple of 2014 draftee pitchers had nice outings. Deetz threw four innings, allowing zero earned runs, while Brock Dyxhoorn went three innings and struck out four.

GCL: Astros 4, Pirates 1

Arturo Michalena: 1-5
Frankeny Fernandez: 1-5, 3B
Dexture McCall: 2-4, HR (1)
Randy Cesar: 3-4, 2 2B
Luis Payano: 2-4, HR (4)
Nestor Tejada: 0-4
Joan Mauricio: 0-3

Ross Seaton: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

The GCL lineup is starting to look pretty great all of a sudden with some promotions. If you're a follower of the Astros international prospects, you have to love this lineup. Fernandez, Michalena, Cesar, Mauricio, Payano, and Tejada are all interesting dudes to watch, and they're all stateside now getting some experience with older players.