AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 6-6 tie with Colorado Springs (MIL)
-> A.J. Reed: 3-for-5, 2B, RBI, R
-> Danny Worth: 2-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R
-> Eury Perez: 2-for-5, 2B, solo HR
-> Andrew Aplin: 2-for-6, 3B, SB, RBI, R
-> Jack Mayfield: 1-for-5, 2B, R
-> Jon Kemmer: 1-for-5, RBI
-> Max Stassi: 1-for-5, RBI
-> Nolan Fontana: 1-for-5
SP Cesar Valdez: 6.0 IP, 5 ER, 11 H, 0 BB, 3 K
RP Reymin Guduan: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K
RP Josh Fields: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
RP James Hoyt: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 K
Yeah, a tie. Weird ending. Basically it was agreed pre-game that the game would be over at a set time, regardless of the score, because Colorado Springs had to catch a flight. The game was tied after the 10th inning and that was that.
Reed is starting to heat things up at the dish. He has seven hits in his last four games, and has his season line up to .258/.357/.470. His last long ball was May 4 though, and not long after he ahd the hamstring injury.
How legit is Danny Worth? It's worth asking, because Marwin Gonzalez isn't doing much with the bat at the MLB level. Meanwhile Worth just keeps raking. He's hitting .394 over his last ten games, and is up to .359/.454/.588 on the season. 43 games isn't a titanic sample size, but it's also more than just a hot couple of weeks. You just have to wonder if the Astros will want to see him at some point, or deal him to another club for a PTBNL or something. It would be a bit of a shame for him to just keep languishing in Triple-A.
James Hoyt is a monster, ya'll. He's sitting with a 1.73 ERA and a 14.9 K/9 right now. He's allowed a grand total of 14 base hits all year, good for an absurd 4.9 H/9. 19 of his 23 games have been scoreless appearances. Outside of his worst outing on April 16, he has a Musgrovian 10.5 K/BB. Unfortunately for him, the Astros' bullpen has been performing well.
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: Off Day
A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 8-3 win over High Desert (TEX)
-> Johnny Sewald: 2-for-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
-> Bobby Boyd: 2-for-4, 2B, HR, SB, R, 2 RBI
-> Antonio Nunez: 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI
-> Kristian Trompiz: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, R
-> Ramon Laureano: 0-for-2, SB, R, 2 BB
-> Garrett Stubbs: 0-for-3, BB, R
-> Brooks Marlow: 0-for-3, BB, R
-> Jason Martin: 0-for-3, BB
-> Bryan Muniz: 0-for-4, SB, RBI
SP Brock Dykxhoorn: 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 9 H, 2 BB, 3 K
RP Andrew Thome: 4.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K (win)
Nice comeback at home for the JetHawks. A six-run sixth inning did the job.
Boyd has caught fire, hitting .390 in his last ten games. He's up to .314/.349/.471 with 13 XBH, 23 steals, and just 27 strike outs in 32 games. It's not too far from what he showed with Quad Cities last year, though his power was doubles and triples last year. With four long balls providing a suddent boost in SLG, we'll have to see if he keeps it up outside of Lancaster.
There's something to be said for results. Just as Tyler White. An undrafted free agent, Andrew Thome has allowed just nine earned runs in his entire professional career to this point. His ERA is 1.16 in 69.2 innings across three levels.
A- Quad Cities River Bandits: 6-5 loss to Peoria (STL)
-> Myles Straw: 3-for-5, R
-> Dexture McCall: 2-for-4
-> Arturo Michelena: 2-for-4, R
-> Christian Correa: 1-for-2, BB, RBI, R
-> Connor Goedert: 1-for-4, 2B
-> Kyle Tucker: 1-for-5, RBI
-> Keach Ballard: 1-for-5, RBI
-> Pat Porter: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB
SP Franklin Perez: 5.0 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 6 H, 1 BB, 5 K
RP David Schmidt: 2.1 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K
RP Ralph Garza: 1.2 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 2 K (loss)
Michelena is off to a nice start. A notable international signing out of Venezuela, the future defense and athleticism aren't big question marks. He should be at least a solid MLB shortstop. The hit tool is the question. He doesn't have any real present power, and isn't likely to have a ton later, but he has some contact skills, so if he can hit, he'll be a Major Leaguer some day. He's 13-for-28 with four strike outs in eight games so far.
Tucker has fallen off recently, hitting just .167 over his last ten games. He's managed to continue making contact and keeping strike outs in check, though, and his overall line is still a solid .293/.370/.397 in 47 games. With three more steals in his last nine games, he's continuing to show surprising ability on the bases. He's 22-for-25 (88%) in steal attempts this season.
Today's Scheduled Starters
AAA: Joe Musgrove vs. Harrison Musgrave
AA: Cy Sneed vs. Victor Alcantara
A+: TBD vs. D.J. Snelten
A-: Albert Abreu vs. Art Warren