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.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Eyewitness Report 8/29/13: Greeneville 2 Danville 3

My son and I took in the G-Stros game last night. Greeneville lose in 10 innings but we had to leave after 7 1/2 because alas it is a school night.  Despite the loss, the G-Stros clinched a playoff spot by virtue of Elizabethton losing their game.  Here are my observations from the game:

On The Mound

Luis Ordosgoitti took the ball to start the game.  He went five innings giving up four hits, two runs (only one was earned), one walk and one hit batter.  He struck out three.  Ordosgoitti threw pretty well.  There were times his curve was very sharp and other times it didn't break.  The one hit batter was on a curve that didn't break.  Yet overall, his control was pretty good.  He only went to three balls on one batter.  It was the one batter he walked. 

Kevin Ferguson relieved Ordosgoitti in the sixth and pitched three innings.  He was effective allowing just one hit.  He only used 35 pitches in his three innings of work.

At The Plate

Here are my observations from the seven innings I saw.  

Edwin Gomez is living right.  He hit two balls right at people that resulted in errors.  Both were with two outs and allowed a run to score.  The first was a line drive to right center that bounced off the right fielders glove and the was a hard hit ground ball that ate up the second baseman.

Thomas Lindauer had the at bat of the night in my opinion.  Leading off the fifth inning, he got in to an 0-2 hole.  He then batted to extend the at bat to 11 pitches before reaching on an E6.  He went to second on a wild pitch and scored on the E9.  Lindauer also lead off the seventh with a single and scored the other Greeneville run.

Chase McDonald had a single and a double in the game. 

Wallace Gonzalez was really struggling.  In his first three at bats, he struck out swinging each time on a combined 10 pitches.  The catcher was setting up outside on every pitch and Gonzalez couldn't reach them.

Brett Phillips is still shaking some rust off from his injury time.  He also struck out in each of his first two at bats.

In The Field

Phillips shows no rust in center.  He gets great jumps on balls hit to center and shows good range as well.

Juan Santana was a vacuum at second base.  He had eight assist and one caught pop in the first eight innings.  One ground out was a rare 4-1 put out.  The pop out was a catch made near the right field line behind first.

Chase McDonald made two nice saves of throws that were off line from third. 

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