Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Opening Night 2011

The G-Stros got blown out on opening night. The final was 13-4, with the Bristol Sox getting the win. It is interesting to not that the Astros have 13 position players born in the 1990's on their roster, where as the B-Sox just have 5. This is a young G-Stros team and they will have to grow up fast to hang with the older competition they will face.

The line up held one surprise. Jordan Scott was added to the roster from the Lexington Legends and got the start in LF. Scott was the 14th round pick out of Robinson High in Greer, South Carolina last year. He hit .301 in the GCL last year and had hit .277 in 14 games at Lexington this year.

The positives from the night include:

Chase Davidson appears to like the wood bat. He went 2 for 3 with a triple and a HR.

Ariel Ovando went 1 for 4 with a swinging bunt single and a RBI. He also had an outfield assist from RF.

The areas for improvement include the defense. Three errors were made by the middle infielders (Todd 2, Magee 1). These errors allowed 5 unearned runs to score.

The G-Stros will board the bus for Bristol again tonight to try to even the series.

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