The Astros organization won five games today but failed to pull off the organization sweep as Lancaster faltered late. Lexington won a double-header tonight to move into first place in their league.
Henry Villar started this game and pitched good enough for the win allowing 4 runs in 5 innings thanks to an offensive explosion. Villar continues to struggle in triple-A this year and probably has a future in the bullpen. The offense was the star of the show scoring 5 runs in the first, 2 in the second, 3 in the fifth, and 2 in the sixth.
Offense (Players to note)
Oswaldo Navarro (3B) – 1for 2 with 3 walks
Tommy Manzella (SS) – 2 for 4 with 1 walk
Collin DeLome (LF) – 2 for 4 with 4 RBIs and 1 homerun
Henry Villar – 5 innings pitched, 4 earned runs, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts. – The walks are what was the most concerning factor in this outing since he was given such an early lead he should have been attacking hitters.
Wesley Wright – 3 innings pitched, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts. – The former Astro has his ERA down to 3.24 now.
Kyle Greenwalt pitched a gem tonight for the Hooks striking out 8 hitters in 6 innings. He also had a 6-2 groundout to flyout ratio which is a good sign for him. Greenwalt has struggled the last couple of years affecting his status in the organization, but put together a good showing in the Arizona Fall League this past year. If he can string together a couple more outings like this one then his outlook will be promising once again.
Offense (Players to note)
Brandon Wikoff (SS) – 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs and 1 walk – This guy continues to hit since being given an opportunity.
Jimmy Paredes (2B) – 3 for 5 and picked up his 11th stolen base – This guy returned from the disabled list without missing a step.
Van Ostrand – 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs and hit his 3rd homerun of the year
Kyle Greenwalt – 6 innings pitched, 1 earned run, 3 walks, 8 strikeouts – Solid outing.
Danny Meszaros – 2 innings pitched, 0 earned runs, 2 strikeouts – This guy has been very impressive since returning from his suspension for using a banned substance last year.
David Carpenter – 1 inning pitched, 0 earned runs, 1 strikeout
Lancaster was the only team in the organization today that did not pick up a win. That does not however mean that nothing impressive happened. Jose Cisneros, who has struggled since getting off to a good start in his first two outings struck out 13 batters in 7 innings tonight.
Jay Austin – 1 for 2 with 2 walks
Jose Altuve – 2 for 4 with a double
Austin Wates – 1 for 3 with a walk
Jose Cisnero – 7 innings pitched, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, 13 strikeouts – His ERA for the season is still high, but he has piled up quite a few strikeouts.
The Legends played a double-header tonight since their game was rained out yesterday, and won both games. The story of the day here was also their offense scoring 15 runs in the first game and 8 runs in the second game. 2 innings were played yesterday in the game that got suspended, so the starter Brad Dydalewicz did not pitch today. Instead Carlos Quevedo threw 7 innings allowing 2 earned runs to pick up the victory.
Delino DeShields – 2 for 6, and hit his 3rd homerun of the year
Jio Mier – 1 for 2, 3 walks
Adam Bailey – 1 for 5, hit his 7th homerun of the year
Chris Wallace – 3 for 5 with 1 RBI
Mike Kvasnicka – 2 for 4 with 1 RBI
Daniel Adamson – 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs
Burnett – 1 for 5, hit his 2nd homerun of the year
Carlos Quevedo – 7 innings pitched, 2 earned runs, 5 strikeouts
Brad Dydalewicz – 2 innings pitched, 0 earned runs, 2 strikeouts
Delino DeShields – 2 for 3
Ben Orloff – 1 for 2 with 2 walks
Chris Wallace – 1 for 4 with 1 RBI
Medrano – 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs
Ruben Alaniz – 3 innings pitched, 1 earned run, 4 strikeouts
Yordany Ramirez – 0.2 innings pitched, 0 earned runs, 3 walks
Sogard – 3.1 innings pitched – 6 strikeouts, 0 earned runs