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Astros Prospect Report: April 23rd, 2015

Doubles. Strikeouts. Home runs. Pretty usual night. Oh wait...265 pound second baseman!

Chase McDonald
Chase McDonald
Tim Deblock

White Gets on Track But Receives No Support

Alex White's rough few years is well documented. And he needed something to get on track. Last night was a step in that direction. The strikeouts weren't there but he at least limited damage. Six batters reached based safely and only one crossed home plate. The control (based on just one walk) appears to have been there.

  • Alex White-5 2/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 8/4 GO/AO, 82/52 P/S, Game Score 58
  • Darin Downs-1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Tyson Perez-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Nolan Fontana SS-1-2, 2B, BB

Seven Doubles Lead Hooks to 8-2 Win

Dat offense doe...

Appel pitched well. He gave up a run in each of this first two innings which included a home run. He then settled in well. However, it took him a few too many pitches as he only lasted four under the pitch count restrictions. Anything and everything is better than Lancaster. He is doing quite well this season as his ERA is still under 2.

  • Mark Appel-4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 6/2 GO/AO, 71/51 P/S
  • Angel Baez-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 7/6 P/S
  • Kyle Westwood-4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 5/3 GO/AO, 43/28 P/S
  • Colin Moran 3B-2-5, 2 2B, SO
  • Carlos Correa SS-2-5, 2B, SO
  • Conrad Gregor 1B-2-4, 2B, BB, SO
  • Brandon Meredith RF-2-4, 2B, BB
  • Tyler Heineman C-3-5, 2 2B, SO
  • Tyler White DH-1-3, 2 BB, SO

Lancaster Gets 3 HR's But It's Far From Enough

On most nights, if you hit three home runs, you win. Plain and simple. Even in Lancaster. But, if you surrender four, maybe not. Blaine Sims still had a rough night, but it was light years better than last time. And, better than Randall Fant. The good news is that he had ten groundouts.

We've talked about how this team has a chance to put up a ton of home runs this season with A.J. Reed, J.D. Davis, and Chase McDonald. Reed was the one that was expected to really slaughter baseballs but so far, it's been McDonald. Last night he sent his fifth one out of the park while hitting close to .400. The most interesting thing actually is that he played second base. I would have loved to have seen that. How many 265 pounders play second base? I honestly don't expect that to be a real possibility.

  • Blaine Sims-5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 10/0 GO/AO
  • Randall Fant-1/3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2 HR
  • Tyler Brunnemann-2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 SO
  • Frederick Tiburcio-1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR
  • Brett Phillips CF-2-5, 2 2B, 3 SO, CS
  • Chan Moon SS-2-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • J.D. Davis 3B-3-4, 2B, HR, SO
  • Chase McDonald 2B-1-4 ,HR, 2 SO
  • Jose Fernandez DH-1-3, HR, BB, SO

Tandem Staff Racks Up 11 K's in 4-3 Win

Austin Chrismon and Daniel Mengden are paired together and last night were able to actually put together all nine innings on their own shoulders without the assistance of the bullpen. Christen allowed three unearned runs but racked up six strikeouts on his own. Mengden picked up five and actually allowed a walk. Yeah...his first of the season...and second as a professional pitcher. No big deal, 1/19 BB/SO ratio this season in 12 2/3 innings.

Not bad for what many of you called "least favorite Luhnow pick" and "just an aggy that Texas destroyed"

  • Austin Chrismon-5 IP, 5 H, 3 R 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, 6/2 GO/AO, 62/48, P/S
  • Daniel Mengden-4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 SO, 6/1 GO/AO, 62/38 P/S
  • Bobby Boyd CF-0-4, 3 SO
  • Alfredo Gonzalez C-2-4, BB, SO
  • Sean McMullen RF-1-5, 2B, SO
  • Mott Hyde DH-2-4, 2B, BB
  • Thomas Lindauer SS-1-2, 2 BB, SO, SB