Up On The Farm- 4/14

Last night the Lexington Legends (3-4) split a doubleheader with Hagerstown, while watching first round draft pick Bryce Harper smash his first professional home run.

Notable Performances:

Kike Hernandez (’10) made his first professional starts in the outfield on Wednesday night, playing left field in both games. Hernandez has played the outfield before, but not professionally…so it will be interesting to see how he adapts to a new position. Kike went 1 for 3 last night with a double, a run scored and three walks.

Tyler Burnett (’10) smacked his first home run of the season, going 3 for 5 with a double and the HR.

David Martinez (’10) threw a scoreless inning in the first game and Jorge De Leon (’10) notched his first save of the season in game 2.
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The Lancaster Jethawks (4-3) won in walk-off fashion last night, as Kody Hinze singled in Jake Goebbert for the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning.

Notable Performances:

Austin Wates (’10) went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.

Andrew Robinson (’10) started his second game of the season and had a very good outing, but did not receive the win.
Here’s his line: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K. His ERA now stands at 4.09.
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The Corpus Christi Hooks were off last night. The Oklahoma City RedHawks (2-5) scored an early unearned run for a 1-0 lead, but committed four errors in their loss to the Nashville Sounds.

There really are no notable performances in this game, as the Redhawks had only 4 hits on the night. One things worth mentioning was the relief pitching of Shane Wolf (’08) who threw two innings giving up one earned run while striking out three.
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“Up In The Bigs” Report:

After hammering Wandy Rodriguez for five runs in the first inning, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Houston Astros (3-9) by a final score of 9-5 despite an Astros rally in which they scored five runs of their own in the sixth inning.

Hunter Pence (’04) was 0 for 4 with a strike out.
Fernando Abad (’07) threw one inning in relief, giving up two hits, one of which was a home run, and one earned run.
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Click the links below for the full stats on all former ‘Cats in the Astros system.

Former ‘Cats Hitting Stats
Former ‘Cats Pitching Stats
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From the archives: 2008 ‘Cats David Miller, Shane Wolf and Ashton Mowdy pose for a picture on the field before the game.

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