Wednesday was not a good day for Peoria as they fell to the Glendale Desert Dogs 4-0. This brought the Javelinas record down to 5-8 on the fall. But again, their record is not my biggest concern here, as the continued development of Houston’s prospects is what matters.
I know that these are just eight of Houston’s plethora of minor leaguers, but you never can have enough prospects. This is something the Cardinals have proved this season on their journey to the World Series. Also, as the free agent market gets diluted by teams retaining their own players, the trade market could prove to be where the Astros will have to shop to rebuild their team. And for that, plenty of minor leaguers are needed.
With that being said, let’s take a look at how the Astros playing for Peoria did on Wednesday.
- Delino DeShields got two of Peoria’s three hits on the day from the leadoff spot. DeShields’ two singles brought his average up to .324. The centerfielder was not without his follies as he had a throwing error (his third error of the season), and was also picked off first base.
- Nolan Fontana‘s 0-4 effort from the second spot in the order brought his average down to .143 as he struck out twice.
- Japhet Amador was back in the cleanup spot, and the first baseman went 0-3 with a walk.
- Jonathan Meyer got the start at third base going 0-4 with two strikeouts bringing his average to .235 on the season.
- Andrew Robinson pitched a perfect eighth inning for Peoria striking out one batter and seeing his ERA fall to 1.93.