Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Astros Daily Farm Report: 9/23

Everything you need to know from down on the farm ...
You heard the man. Another season is in the books. Keep coming back through the offseason for everything you need to know from down on the farm. More about that Championship momentarily, but first a few housekeeping items.


Former Astros farmhand RHP Adrian Houser got the call yesterday. He and several of his Biloxi Shuckers teammates were headed to join the Brewers in Chicago yesterday. Houser was traded to the Brewers (along with Josh Hader, Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana) for Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers in July. WTHB wishes Adrian nothing but the best!

Also, RIP Yogi Berra, one of the few people in this life who made people smile just at the mention of his name. He will leave a very big hole in all of our hearts.

9-23: 1B Jon Singleton recalled to Houston
9-22: IF Jio Mier assigned from Corpus Christi to Fresno
9-22: RHP Jandel Gustave assigned from Corpus Christi to Fresno
(Mier and Gustave had both been traveling with the team but hadn't been activated.)
9-21: RHP Dan Straily recalled to Houston

WTHB's Season in Review series:
Dominican Summer League Astros
Gulf Coast League Astros
Greeneville Astros
Tri-City ValleyCats
Quad Cities River Bandits
Lancaster JetHawks

Coming soon: The Corpus Christi Hooks



Final Regular Season Record: 1st 84-59 -.-GB L1 (Clinched playoff berth; clinched division title; won the conference series)

Playoff Record:
Won Pacific Conference Championship 3-1 over El Paso
Won Pacific Coast League Championship 3-2 over Round Rock
Won the Gildan AAA National Championship 1-0 over Columbus

Tuesday's Game: Fresno 7 over Columbus 0

Chris Devenski got in the zone early.
And locked in he was!!! Devenski was perfect through the first five innings and that perfection was marred only by one single in the sixth. He was expected to give Tony DeFrancesco three or four innings, but he gave him seven almost perfect frames and ended on a high note, striking out the side in his final inning of work for nine total strikeouts for the night. Jordan Jankowski and James Hoyt each pitched an inning and each allowed a single so the Fresno staff ended with a very impressive combined line, allowing three singles, no runs, no walks and striking out 12.

The Grizzlies offense gave Devo more than enough to work with, scoring three runs before he even toed the rubber. Fresno played small ball in the first, collecting four singles and a sac fly and taking advantage of a Columbus error to score those first three runs. They added on two more in the second as Tony Kemp singled and stole second and was driven in by an Alex Presley single. An RBI double from Tyler White scored Presley. In the third, Fresno added insult to injury (and another run) as Andrew Aplin drew a walk, advanced on a passed ball and a ground out and then scored on a Tyler Heineman "duck fart" single to center. Aplin was back at it in the fifth as he doubled, advanced to third on a double play and scored on a Jio Mier single for the final run of the game. (As a side note, Jio was activated to replace Nolan Fontana who had fouled a ball off his shin in Sunday's game.)

There were several very good offensive performances ... Alex Presley (3x5 2B RBI 2R), Andrew Aplin (2x4 2B BB 2R), Jio Mier (2x4 2B RBI) and Tyler White (2x4 2B RBI BB R) ... but Chris Devenski was the clear winner for MVP of the game.
A very polite team photo before mayhem ensued back in the clubhouse.
Guns on display ...
Last men standing ...
And that's a wrap ...


Final Regular Season Record: 1st 89-51 -.-GB W2 (Clinched playoff berth; clinched first half title)

Playoff Record:
Lost 1-3 to Midland in the Southern Division Playoffs

Season Over


Final Regular Season Record: 3rd 75-65 3.0GB L1 (Clinched playoff berth via the wild card)

Playoff Record:
Lost 1-2 to High Desert in the South Division miniseries

Season Over


Final Regular Season Record: 1st 88-50 -.-GB L1 (Clinched playoff berth; clinched first half title)

Playoff Record:
Lost 0-2 to Cedar Rapids in Western Division Quarterfinals

Season Over

Final Regular Season Record: 1st 42-33 -.-GB W1 (Clinched playoff berth; clinched division title)

Playoff Record:
Lost 0-2 to Staten Island in Semifinal Championship Series

Season Over


Final Regular Season Record: 2nd 34-33 5.5GB W1 (clinched playoff berth; won League Championship)

Playoff Record:
Won 2-1 in best-of-three semifinals over Kingsport
Won 2-1 in the best-of-three League Championship Series over Princeton

Season Over


Record: 4th 19-41 16.5GB L7 (Eliminated from postseason play)

Season Over


Record: 1st 43-29 -.-GB L3 (Clinched playoff berth; clinched division title)

Playoff Record: 
Won first round of playoffs over DSL Blue Jays 2 games to 0
Lost second round of playoffs to DSL Rangers1 2 games to 0

Season Over


Record: 5th 28-44 22.0GB W1 (Eliminated from postseason play)

Season Over

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