Game 1: Lexington at Greensboro at 4:00 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP Tanner Bushue and TBD
Game 2: Lexington at Greensboro at time TBD
Probable Pitchers: RHP Carlos Quevedo and TBD
Northwest Arkansas at Corpus Christi 7:05 CST
Probable Pitchers: RHP Noel Arguelles and RHP Jose Cisnero
Available on MiLB tv
Memphis at Oklahoma City at 7:05 CST
RHP Joe Kelley and LHP Dallas Keuchel
Available on MiLB tv
Lancaster at High Desert at 9:05 CST
RHP Zachary Grimmett and LHP James Gillheeney
Greensboro over Lexington 7-0
Noteworthy: Not a lot of note offensively as Lexington only managed 4 hits in the opener. Foltynewicz gave up 6 runs, but only 2 of them were earned. LHP Evan Grills did a great job in 3.1 innings of long relief, giving up 3 hits, no runs and 2 walks with two strikeouts.
High Desert over Lancaster 9-5
Noteworthy: George Springer and Ben Heath had solid nights at the plate. Ruben Alaniz had a decent, if unremarkable, first start. Lancaster led a couple of times, but Jorge de Leon's late implosion on the pitcher's mound sealed the deal.
Northwest Arkansas over Corpus Christi 5-3
Noteworthy: Brandon Barnes and Kody Hinze (with a 2-run home run) were the offensive standouts of the evening. Ross Seaton had a decent debut, except for those two pesky home runs he gave up. Jonathan Singleton and J.C. (Jose) Thompson are still looking for their first hits.
GAME OF THE DAY
Oklahoma City over Memphis 12-3
What went right: Offense and pitching. The offensive output was impressive with several players having good nights. Add a solid start by Aneury Rodriguez and four scoreless innings of relief, and I think you can say it was a good night all around.
Justin Ruggiano - 3x4 2B 2RBI BB 3R SB
Angel Sanchez - 2x4 BB R
Fernando Martinez 1x4 HR 3RBI SO R
Mike Hessman 2x3 2B RBI SO R
Brett Wallace 2x4 2B 2RBI BB SO R
Aneury Rodriguez - 5.0IP 7H 3R 1BB 9SO HR
Adalberto Flores - 1.2IP 3H 0R 1BB 1SO
Jose Valdez - 0.1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1SO
Sergio Perez - 2.0IP 1H 0R 2BB 2SO
What went wrong: Not a lot. I'll have to go with the 8 LOB.
PITCHER OF THE DAY
Lexington's Evan Grills gets the nod. Long relief isn't glamorous, but he handled it very well.
PLAYER OF THE DAY
I have to go with Fernando Martinez for his 3-run shot in the first to set the tone for the OKC offensive barrage.
A NOTE ON MINOR LEAGUE RECAPS - I don't plan on doing full-blown recaps of the games this season as that would keep me from writing other things that you may find of interest as it pertains to the Astros minor league system. For more information (and different perspectives), you should check out Astros County and The Crawfish Boxes for their minor league recaps.