Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Eddie's Farm: August 30

Oklahoma City (66-72)

OKC got another come from behind win last night to come out on top 7-5 against
New Orleans. That gives them six straight victories and a chance at a .500 record if they can win out.

Dallas Keuchel continued his struggles since being promoted to AAA, putting the RedHawks behind early. He went 5.2 IP giving up 7H/5ER with 1K:3BB.

3B-Chris Johnson went 1x5 with 1 HR. CF-J.B. Shuck was 1x3 with 2 BB and 1R/1RBI. SS-Anderson Hernandez continued his hitting streak, now at 28 games, by going 1x5 with 1R/1RBI and 1 2B. 1B-Brett Wallace was 2x4 with 1 2B and 1R/2RBI. RF-Drew Locke was 3x5 with 1 HR and 1R/2RBI. I’m starting to think that offensively Wallace may be more like Lyle Overbay, Keith Hernandez, Mark Grace…a good batting average, patient, doubles hitting 1B. And that wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Man of the Match: J.B. Shuck

Corpus Christi (50-84)

The Hooks shoved it up Frisco’s a*#, winning 7-1.

Jarred Cosart got fired up for this one, and delivered a strong 5 IP, allowing 4H/1ER with 5K:2BB. Jonnathan Aristil came on strong in relief, throwing 4 IP giving up just 1H with 7K:1BB.

CF-Brandon Barnes was 1x3 with 1 HR and 1R/2RBI. CF-T.J. Steele went 1x4 with 1 2B and 2 RBI. 2B-Brandon Wikoff was 2x4 with 1 R.

Man of the Match: Jarred Cosart/Jonnathan Aristil

Lancaster (51-82)

Lancaster’s game was cancelled due to wet field conditions, despite there being no rain. Blame the grounds crew for this one, they got a little excited wetting down the field before the game.

Lexington (56-77)

The Legends traded 2 run innings with the Power, but came out on top 4-2.

Ruben Alaniz got the start, going 3.2 IP while allowing 4H/0ER with 2K:1BB. Alex Sogard was the pitcher of record for the win, going 4.1 IP and giving up 4H/2ER with 5K:1BB and 2 WP.

RF-Domingo Santana, who is becoming a regular in these recaps, went 3x4 with 1R/1RBI. C-Roberto Pena was 2x3 with 1 BB, 1R/1RBI and 1CS behind the plate.

Man of the Match: Roberto Pena

Tri-City (32-38)

The ValleyCats beat the Aberdeen IronBirds 4-1 Tuesday.

Kyle Hallock continued his strong 1st pro season, going 5 IP allowing 3H/1ER with 5K:2BB. Hallock, the 10th round pick in this year’s draft is 3-4 with a 1.82 ERA and 58K:16BB in 59.1 IP with Tri-City.

At DH for the game, C-Miles Hamblin was 1x4 with 1 3B and 1 RBI. SS-Jacke Healey was 2x4 with 1 2B and 1 R. CF-George Springer went 0x3 but had 1 SB and 1 R after ROE to lead off the game. As I mentioned in last Thursday’s Farm Report, Jacke Healey has struggled this season, but over his last 10 games he’s hitting .270/.289/.459.

Man of the Match: Kyle Hallock

Greeneville (25-43)

Greenville lost 3-1 and finished out the season losing 7 straight and 13 of their last 16.

Christopher Lee got the start, and went 5 IP allowing 3H/1R/0ER with 3K:4BB.

The Astros just couldn’t get their offense going. At DH, SS-Jean Batista was 2x4 with 1 2B and 1RBI. C-Jose Monzon went 1x3 with 1 2B and 1 BB as well as 2 CS behind the plate.

Man of the Match: Chris Lee

GCL Astros (20-34)

Season over.

DSL Astros (26-40)

Season over.


cockroach said...

I've been considering the Brett Wallace-Mark Grace comparison lately myself, and honestly? I'd be quite happy with that.

Juvenile Court Clerk said...

I can't believe I'm about to compliment the Cubs, but at least they appreciated Grace for what he was. I wish the Astros would do the same.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? Wallace has looked nothing like Mark Grace or Lyle Overbay with the exception of about one good month of baseball in the majors. Tearing up the minors doesn't mean a whole lot at this point, that's what most AAAA guys do...

Juvenile Court Clerk said...

.268/.345/.375 OPS+ 101
.276/.365/.402 OPS+ 105

Those are the triple splits for the Wallace and Overbay in their respective first extended looks at the major league level. Not quite as different as you might think. Admittedly Mark Grace was a more complete player.