Friday, August 26, 2011

Eddie's Farm: August 25

Oklahoma City (61-72)

OKC won 7-6 in 10 innings. Dallas Keuchel shut down the Iowa Cubs with 7 IP allowing 4H/1ER with 3K:0BB. Jordan Lyles struggled in his return to OKC, lasting 1.1 IP while giving up 5H/4ER with 1K:1BB. Jeff Fulchino got the win in relief, throwing .2 IP allowing 1H/0ER.

1B-Brett Wallace was a force for the RedHawks, as he continued his hot hitting going 4x5 with 2 2B and 2R/3RBI. 2B-Oswaldo Navarro delivered the walkoff single as he went 1x5 on the night. Wallace is hitting .359/.465/.462 with 15BB:19K since his demotion, but has yet to hit a HR for OKC through 78 AB.

Man of the Match: Brett Wallace

Corpus Christi (48-80)

Postponed, to be played as part of a double header today.

Off Day Spotlight: OF-Adam Bailey

Adam was the 23rd round pick in the 2010 draft out of the Univ. of Nebraska and 23 years old. He started the year at Lexington, where he hit .282/.329/.494 with 16 HR and 19BB:57K in 312 AB and was named a Sally League Mid-Season All-Star before being promoted to Lancaster. In his month with the JetHawks, Bailey hit .289/.316/.430 with another 5 HR and 5BB:23K in 128 AB. Since his promotion to Corpus, he’s hitting .326/.333/.500 with 1 HR and 1BB:7K in 46 AB. His combined line on the season is .288/.326/.477 with 22 HR and 25BB:86K in 486 AB across the three levels. Bailey also has an astounding 21 OF assists this season. He doesn’t strike out too much for a power hitter and if he can improve his BB rate I think he has a good chance of continuing his quick rise through the system.

Lancaster (48-81)

Lancaster gave up 9 runs in the 8th inning to lose to the 66ers 14-6. Starter Robert Donovan went 7 IP allowing 8H/5ER with 2K:1BB. Then three pitchers failed to record a single out as 8 straight 66ers reached based to start the 8th. Michael Ness gave up 2H/2ER, Colton Pitkin allowed 1H/1ER, and Kirk Clark gave up 2H/4ER with 2BB. All with 0 IP.

At the plate, CF-Austin Wates was 2x4 with 1R/1RBI as the DH. 3B-Jonathan Meyer went 1x3 with 1R/2RBI on a HR.

Man of the Match: Jonathan Meyer

Lexington (54-74)

The Legends won 5-4 in 10 innings, their second extra inning game in as many nights. Tommy Shirley got the start but ended his scoreless innings streak, going 2 IP with 1H/3ER and 2K:4BB. Alex Sogard stepped up HUGE in relief, throwing 5 IP giving up 4H/1ER with an amazing 10K:1BB. Gabriel Garcia finished out the game with 3 IP only allowing 1BB/0H/0ER with 3K to get the win. Sogard, whose brother Eric recently hit his first ML HR as an IF for the A’s, has a 4.27 ERA with 103K:24BB in 97 IP for
Lexington this season. His ERA may be inflated some by luck, as his FIP is currently 3.55.

RF-Domingo Santana continued his fireworks show, going 2x4 with 2R/2RBI and 1HR, his 4th in 9 games with Lexington. 2B-Delino DeShields was 2x5 with 2R/1RBI and hit his 8th HR of the season.

Man of the Match: Alex Sogard

Tri-City (30-36)

The Valley Cats lost to
Brooklyn by the familiar score of 7-4. Four of the last five games against Brooklyn have ended 7-4!

Starter Nick Tropeano went 4 IP allowing 3H/1R/0ER with 7K:2BB . Travis Blankenship took the loss, going 1 IP giving up 3H/4R/1ER with 1K:1BB. Tropeano, the 5th round pick in this year’s draft, is 2-2 with a 2.61 ERA and 56K:19BB in 48.1 IP while only allowing 1 HR this season.

1B-Rafael Valenzuela was 2x5. RF-Drew Muren was 2x3 with 2R/1RBI and 1 BB.

Man of the Match: Drew Muren

Greeneville (25-38)

Greeneville lost 7-2 to the Burlington Royals. The Astros went halvsies on pitching duties, as starter Chris Lee went 4 IP allowing 2H/2R/1ER with 5K:2BB. Luis Ordosgoitti gave the other 4 IP giving up 6H/5ER with 6K:2BB.

2B-Josh Magee went 2x4 with 1R. RF-Ariel Ovando was 1x4 with 1 2B and 1R.

Man of the Match: Josh Magee

GCL Astros (19-34)

Game Cancelled due to rain. The last game of the season is scheduled for
noon today against the Mets, assuming there’s not more rain.

Off Game Spotlight: 3B-Kyle Redinger

Redinger, the 11th round pick in the 2010 draft, has struggled in his second go-round in the GCL. He’s hitting just .151/.244/.202 through 135 plate appearances, with 10BB:42K. He did get 5 HBP, so that’s something. His defensive numbers are identical to last season, as he’s committed 10 errors in 102 chances.

After two poor seasons with the GCL Astros, I don’t see Redinger making an impact in our farm system.

DSL Astros (26-40)

Season over.