May 12, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Detailed view of the Mother

Recapping the Minors: Weekend Edition (May 10th-12th)


While the Astros were getting swept this weekend, the Astros minor league clubs each won at least one game. Each affiliate has over 20 wins on the season, which no other organization in baseball can say. The Jethawks themselves had a 19-run game AND a no-hitter during this weekend. Let’s take a look at all the notable combined stat-lines from the weekend!

OKC (22-14) 1-2 on the weekend

Brett Wallace – 2/11, 1 3B, 2 BB, 4 K

Brandon Laird – 2/11, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K

Marc Krauss – 2/8, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 3 K

Austin Wates – 3/9, 1 SB - His first three hits at OKC

Che-Hsuan Lin – 3/9, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB (6)

Brett Oberholtzer (W) – 5.2 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K - Great start!

Ross Seaton (L) – 5 IP, 4 Hits, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Jarred Cosart – 6 IP, 2 Hits, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K - Love the 12-2 groundouts-flyouts ratio on the night!

Josh Zeid – 1.1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Kevin Chapman (L) – 1 IP, 1 Hit, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K

Jason Stoffel – 1.2 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Jose Valdez (S) – 1 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Wes Musick – 2 IP, 4 Hits, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

Eric Berger – 2 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Rhiner Cruz – 1.1. IP, 5 Hits, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Notes: With the demotion of Philip Humber, a lot of people thought the Astros should look into calling up Cosart. Cosart has done a great job this year with a 2.18 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 39 IP. The Astros have to be happy with the way Cosart has pitched this year, but they will likely wait until the super-two cutoff date. Once the date passes (which is reported to be around mid-June), the Astros will have no other reason not to call him up, and he should be given a chance in the rotation within a month or two.

 

Corpus Christi (21-15) 2-1 on the weekend

Jiovanni Mier – 4/13, 2 HR (4), 3 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K

George Springer – 3/6, 1 HR, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K - 12th HR of the year!

Domingo Santana – 3/10, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K

Zach Johnson – 2/8, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 Error

Nick Tropeano – 4 IP, 2 Hits, 1 Run, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Bobby Doran (W) – 3.1 IP, 2 Hits, 3 Runs, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

David Martinez (W) – 5 IP, 6 Hits, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Michael Foltynewicz (S) – 4 IP, 2 Hits, 1 Run, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K – 0.00 ERA in 9 IP for CC!

Ruben Alaniz (L) – 5 IP, 6 Hits, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HR

Matt Heidenreich – 2.1 IP, 1 Hit, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 ER, 0 K

Jorge De Leon – 1.1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Kenny Long – 1 IP, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Andrew Robinson – 1 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Notes: It’s nice to see the home runs from the offense, but the team doesn’t do a great job of getting hits. With Springer and Rene Garcia given off days on Sunday, the team had no batter hitting above .247 (Santana). It would be nice to see guys like Mier and Santana get on base at a better clip than they have so far this season. On the other hand, the pitching staff had another outstanding weekend. Martinez has continued to surprise me and will earn his spot on OKC eventually.

Lancaster (22-15) 3-0 on the weekend

Nolan Fontana -1/10, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 Error - Just 5 hits in his last 32 at-bats

Andrew Aplin – 5/12, 1 3B, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 2 BB

MP Cokinos – 3/12, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

Telvin Nash – 3/12, 2 HR (5), 7 RBI, 8 K

Matt Duffy – 2/9, 2 HR (6), 5 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K - Sounded like his defense was great this weekend

Brady Rodgers – 4.2 IP, 7 Hits, 7 Runs, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Theron Geith – 0.1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Chris Devenski (W) – 4 IP, 6 Hits, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 HR - When your team puts up 19 runs, you can even get a win with those numbers!

Tyson Perez – 3.2 IP, 7 Hits, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Jonas Dufek – 1.1 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

David Rollins (W) – 4 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Kyle Hallock (W) – 5 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K NO

Luis Cruz – 4 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K - Hitter!

Notes: We all know Telvin Nash can hit for power, but the problem is his strikeouts. A 2009 3rd-rounder, Nash had 198 strikeouts in 393 at-bats (50.38%) last season at Lancaster. Nash knew he needed to cut down on his strikeouts in a repeat year at the High-A level, and has done a better job this year. His 27 strikeouts in just 71 at-bats lowers his percentage to (a still bad) 38%, and this weekend didn’t help much with his eight strikeouts. I’d like to see the strikeout rate drop a bit more, before a potential call-up. Another difference this year is that Nash has hit the ball a lot better, already hitting five home runs along with a .296 average (.72 points higher than last year). If Nash continues to lower his strikeout rate, and continues hitting for a good average, then he may receive a call-up in the near future.

 

Quad Cities (20-15) 1-4 on the weekend (two doubleheaders)

Carlos Correa – 3/12, 1 RBI,  4 BB, 4 K, 1 Error (4) - Activated over the weekend, played in 4/5 games

Rio Ruiz – 3/11, 1 HR (2), 2 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K - Activated over the weekend, played in 3/5 games

Terrell Joyce – 3/8, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K

Ariel Ovando – 1/10, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K

Jordan Scott – 3/12, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 SB (9), 1 CS (2)

Jamaine Cotton – 4 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K - Great Debut!

Cameron Lamb (L) – 3.1 IP, 5 Hits, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Mitchell Lambson (W) – 2.2 IP, 2 Hits, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Vincent Velasquez (L) – 4.2 IP, 9 Hits, 5 ER, 0 BB, 9 K - Struggling, though nice to see 0 BB and 9 K

Gera Sanchez – 2.1 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Daniel Minor (L) – 4 IP, 9 Hits, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Michael Dimock – 3 IP, 1 Hit, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Lance McCullers – 5 IP, 4 Hits, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K - Ridiculous that he has yet to receive a win (1.71 ERA)

Mike Hauschild – 5 IP, 5 Hits, 2 Runs, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

Colton Cain (L) – 4 IP, 2 Hits, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Notes: Both Carlos Correa and Rio Ruiz spent time on the DL this past week, but both came back this weekend. Though Correa only hit .250, he added four walks, which is nice to see from the 18-year old. Correa will not be rushed in any way as he has had a slow start to the season. Rio Ruiz has also had a tough start, but may have shown signs of improvement, knocking out his second home run of the year. Astros fans are hoping Ruiz can start to swing a hot bat, as he is one of the top prospects in the organization.

 

Today’s Scheduled Starting Pitchers (According To Team Website):

OKC - Brad Peacock (6.00 ERA)

CC - Carlos Quevedo (4.84 ERA)

LC - Blair Walters (3.63 ERA)

QC - Jordan Jankowski (3.42 ERA)

 

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