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Astros Prospect Report: June 12th, 2015

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Five teams. Eight-ish games. Four-ish games with extra innings. Oh, and Musgrove is still awesome.

Tim Deblock

Grizzlies Score Three to Finish April Game

The Grizzlies started the day with a completion of a game that was suspended in the bottom of the 10th back in April. In the top of the 11th, Nolan Fontana led off with a double followed by an L.J. Hoes walk. Jon Singleton would score both of them with a double of his own and then score on a wild pitch after being moved over to third on Robbie Grossman groundout. Kevin Chapman would keep the Bees scoreless in the bottom of the 11th to get the win.

Luis Cruises Through 6 Innings in 9-2 Win

Luis Cruz has had an up and down season. He'll have stellar games and real stinkers. Last night was arguably one of his best as he allowed just one run and struck out nine through six innings of work. Coincidently, one of his other best games also came against Salt Lake Bees earlier this season.  The game that the finished before this one started.

  • Luis Cruz-6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO, 1 HR, 5/4 GO/AO, 102/63 P/S, 68 GS
  • Mitch Lambson-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • James Hoyt-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Richard Rodgriguez-1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • Tony Kemp 2B-1-4, BB, SB
  • Matt Duffy 3B-2-4, BB, 2 SO
  • L.J. Hoes DH-2-4, 2B, BB, SB
  • Domingo Santana RF-2-3, 2B, 2 BB
  • Alex Presley CF-2-5, 2 SO

Musgrove Continues to Shine In Double-A Debut

Joe Musgrove reclaimed prospect status last season with a very strong showing in the NYPL and pushed himself up top prospect lists. But, nobody expected him to do what he's done this season. He has completely forced the Astros hand into promoting him quicker than any other prospect in recent memory. He started off in Low-A Quad Cities and now has made a debut in AA. And still impressed in that showing. He allowed just one run on a solo shot and allowed just six base runners. Is there any doubt he's the minor league pitcher of the year?

  • Joe Musgrove-7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 6/8 GO/AO, 87/56 P/S, 64 GS
  • Chris Cotton-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Travis Ballew-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Teoscar Hernandez RF-1-4, 3B
  • Andrew Aplin CF-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Conrad Gregor 1B-0-2, 2 BB, SO
  • Jiovanni Mier SS-2-4, SO, CS
  • Jon Kemmer DH-0-2, 2 BB, SO
  • Roberto Pena C-1-3, 2B, SO

Lancaster Blanked By Lake Elsinore

Lancaster failed to get a run across with their nine baserunners in Kevin Comer's first High-A start. Comer and Musgrove were drafted together in the same compensation round and traded together to the Astros. Comer hasn't had quite the success Musgrove has had this season but has shown some flashes. He was solid in his debut at for Lancaster but struggled with control in his first start. Although, give him plenty of credit since he allowed just one run despite working around seven base runners.

  • Kevin Comer-3 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 6/0 GO/AO, 69/43 P/S, 50 GS
  • Edison Frias-4 1/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 5/3 GO/AO, 66/48 P/S
  • Derek Fisher CF-2-4, SB
  • Chase McDonald DH-1-3, 2B, 2 SO
  • Alfredo Gonzalez C-2-3, CS
  • Marc Wik LF-0-4, 3 SO

Dykxhoorn Dominant in Game 1

In the first game of the double header, Brock Dykxhoorn struck out 10 batters in his six innings. Four of them game came against the first fix batters. Seven of them were swinging. He showed very good stuff on the night.

The real excitement came in the bottom of the six when QC was able to put up eight runs. Oddly similar to the Astros first inning. Six of them came with one out and was started by Thomas Lindauer's two-run home run.

  • Brock Dykxhoorn-6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 SO, 1 HR, 1/4 GO/AO, 70 GS
  • Angel Heredia-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Jamei Ritchie DH-2-4, 2 SO
  • Jason Martin LF-0-1, 2 BB
  • Jacob Nottingham C-2-4
  • Ryan Bottger 1B-1-3, 2B, BB, SO
  • Sean McMullen RF-0-1, 2 BB, CS
  • Thomas Lindauer 2B-1-2, HR, BB, SO, SB

James One-Ups Dykxhoorn, But QC Falls in Extras

Joshua James took the mound in game two and posted an even better game score thanks to not allowing a run. He had less baserunners and an extra inning or work. The issue is that the offense left nothing on the table after their sixth inning explosion in the first game. So, onto the extra innings as both teams had failed to cross home plate through the schedule seven innings. Eric Peterson relieved James but couldn't hold the tie.

  • Joshua James-7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO, 9/2 GO/AO, 80 GS
  • Eric Peterson-1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
  • Jacob Nottingham DH-1-4, 3 SO
  • Nick Tanielu 1B, 3B-1-4, 2B, SO

DSL Orange Puts Up 7 in the Top of the 11th

Another big inning allows for a win. The top position player that the Astros signed in IFA last year, Miguel Angel Sierra picked up his first professional home run in the game and is off to a pretty good start to his professional career. He has five doubles and is hitting .273/.373/.465. Not bad a 17 year old short stop.

  • Jorge Guzman-4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 4/5 GO/AO, 55 GS
  • Jose Ramos-5 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 7/3 GO/AO
  • Gabriel Pirela-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Juan Fuente LF-2-7, SO, SB
  • Miguel Angel Sierra SS-3-5, 2B, HR, BB, 2 SO
  • Marocs Almonte 2B-2-6, 2B, BB, SB
  • Randy Vasquez 1B-3-5, 2 BB
  • Anthony Rodriguez 3B-1-4, BB, 3 SO
  • Ronny Rafael CF-2-6-Another top signing

DSL Blue Loses in Extras 6-5

More free baseball.

  • Enrique Chavez-5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 6/3 GO/AO, 51 GS
  • Hansel Paulino-1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
  • Luis Castro-1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Jorge Alcala-1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO
  • Jacques Sambo-1 IP, 1 H, 1 R,1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO
  • Any Pineda CF-1-2, BB, SB, CS
  • Reiny Beltre 3B-1-3, HR, BB-First HR of two year career
  • Angel De Leon RF-0-5, 3 SO
  • Cristopher Luciano 1B-2-3, BB, 2 CS, PO