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.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Greeneville Report- The Pitchers - July 2012

It was an interesting month for Greeneville pitchers.  Let's start with a look at the starters:

Nine different players made at least one start for Greeneville in July.  The average game score for the team during the month was 48.9. Let's look at the ones whose average game scores were above the team average. . 

Adrian Houser was skipped once in the rotation and made four starts.  Games scores of 73, 56, 58, & 53. Average game score was 60. His ERA for the month was 3.07 with 35 strike outs in 29 1/3 IP.  his 46 strike outs on the season is tied for the league lead. His 17 base on balls is tied for 7th most in the league. Despite missing a start, he still leads the league in innings pitched with 44 2/3. 

Francis Ramirez made six starts.  Games scores of 70, 62, 63, 66, 39, & 48. Average game score of 58. His July ERA was 1.97 with 39 Ks in 32 IP.  He held opponents to a .219 average. His season ERA of 2.54 is 6th best in the league. His 44 Ks ranks him 4th in the league. His 19 walks are the 5th most in the league.

Frederick Tiburcio made five starts.  Games scores of 31, 41, 74, 63, & 47. Average game score of 51.2. His July ERA was 4.50.  Walks are hurting him with 12 walks in 26 IP.  His 21 walks on the season are the 4th most in the league.   

Mike Hauschild  made one spot start of three innings.  It earned him a game score of 60.

The Pen 
Scott Zuloaga was perfect in July.  He appeared in 11 games as a lefty specialist (6 1/3 IP).  He allowed just four hits and two walks while striking out nine.  Only one run scored and it was unearned.   

Jordan Jankowski had a bit of a rough start to July, allowing earned runs in his first three outings.  He bounced back to finish the month strong and ended with a 2.51 ERA and an impressive 26 strike outs in 14 1/3 IP.  He earned his first save in July.

Mike Hauschild made seven appearances in July and amassed a 2.77 ERA.  He fanned 18 batters in 13 innings.  He had 20 ground outs and absolutely zero air outs for the month!

Zach Dando was effective with a 1.29 ERA in seven appearances.  He allowed just 11 hits and two walks in 14 innings. 

Euris Quezada was solid before his promotion to Lexington.  In five games (9 2/3 IP) he allowed two earned runs.  He fanned 12 during that span.  He is back with the team again to begin August.

Team Stats
As a team, Greeneville has a 3.88 ERA which is 4th best in the league.  They have pitched the most innings (366 2/3) but have give up the 4th fewest hits (330). The pitching staff has kept the ball in the yard, only surrendering 21 HR; the fewest in the league.  They have issued the third highest number of walks (152) but have fanned a league leading 390.  That is over one strike out per inning as a team!

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