Thursday, September 1, 2011

Eddie's Farm: August 31

Oklahoma City (66-73)

The RedHawks were 1-hit as they lost 1-0 to
New Orleans.

Xavier Cedeno went 5 IP allowing 2H/1ER with 6K:1BB. The RedHawks pitchers only gave up 4 hits all game, it’s a shame it happened in a game where the opposing pitchers only gave up 1.

That 1 hit was an important one for personal milestones, though. SS-Anderson Hernandez continued his hitting streak, now at 29 games, by going 1x4 with a first inning single.

Man of the Match: Xavier Cedeno

Corpus Christi (50-85)

The Hooks lost to the RoughRiders 6-5.

Ross Seaton looked good in this one, going 7 IP allowing 4H/2ER with 7K:0BB, throwing just 72 pitches! Arcenio Leon and Henry Villar combined to give up 4 runs in the 8th, though, to waste Seaton’s good start. Seaton’s had a rough year, but he looked better in August with a 3.00 ERA and 29K:11BB in 36 innings through 6 starts.

CF-T.J. Steele went 3x4 with 1 2B, 1 HR and 2R/2RBI. SS-Jonathan Villar was 2x5 with 1 SB.

Man of the Match: Ross Seaton

Lancaster (52-83)

The JetHawks split Wednesday’s double header with the Visalia Rawhide, winning the first game 3-2 and losing the second 12-3 as both games were shortened to 7 innings.

Andrew Robinson went the distance in the first game, throwing 7 IP and allowing 7H/2ER with 7K:0BB. In his last three starts, Robinson is 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 24K:1BB in 18.2 IP. RF-Grant Hogue went 2x3 with 1 2B, 1 R, and 1 SB. 1B-Jonathan Singleton was 2x3 with 1 2B and 1 RBI.

Man of the Match: Andrew Robinson

The JetHawks pitchers didn’t fare so well in the second game. Bobby Doran went 3 IP giving up 4H/3ER with 3K:1BB. Kirk Clark took the most damage, lasting just .2 IP in the 8th, giving up 5H/5R/2ER with 1K. 2B-Alex Todd went 2x4 with 1 R. CF-Andrew Simunic was 1x4 with a solo HR.

Man of the Match: Andrew Simunic

Lexington (56-77)


Off Day Spotlight: Luis Cruz

Cruz, who turns 21 this month, was selected in the 9th round in 2008, and was listed by Baseball-Intellect as the Astros 15th ranked prospect heading into 2009. The 5’9” lefty has slowly moved up through the system, spending two seasons each at Greeneville and Lexington, plus a rough 4 game cameo at Lancaster this year. As part of a preview for the Puerto Rico Pan Am team last fall, he was described by Baseball America as having a good feel for pitching and a strong changeup. After a promising season for the Legends in 2010, Cruz has taken a step back this season. He’s 4-4 with a 4.71 ERA with 87K:19BB in 86 IP. He’s had a good K:BB ratio his entire career, but he’s a fly ball pitcher so he’s prone to giving up home runs. Also of note, in a high school scouting report found here, he apparently often goes by his middle name, Leroy.

Tri-City (33-38)

The ValleyCats beat the Aberdeen IronBirds 16-1 Wednesday. Aberdeen locals were so upset, they tried to charge Brandon Meredith for his hotel room the team had already covered.

Nick Tropeano gave 5 IP of shutout ball, allowing just 3H with 7K:2BB. He’s looked good since Houston made him their 5th round pick this summer, as he has a 2.36 ERA and 63K:21BB through 53.1 IP. In August, he’s 2-0 with a perfect 0.00 ERA and 27K:5BB in 17 IP.

At the plate, every batter had at least 1 hit and 1 run or RBI. CF-George Springer was 2x5 with 2 2B and 3R/2RBI. LF-Jordan Scott was 1x4 with 2R/2RBI and 2 BB. 3B-Rafael Valenzuela was 4x6 with 2R/2RBI. 1B Zach Johnson was 1x4 with 3RBI. C-Miles Hamblin was 1x6 with 1 HR. RF-Drew Muren was 2x5 with 1R/1RBI and 1 SB. SS-Jacke Healey was 1x5 with 1R. At DH, OF-Chris Epps was 2x4 with 1 2B, 1 HR and 3R/2RBI. 2B-Neiko Johnson went 2x3 with 3R.

Man of the Match: There’s no way to single out any of the hitters, so Nick Tropeano.

Greeneville (25-43)

Season over.

GCL Astros (20-34)

Season over.

DSL Astros (26-40)

Season over.