Saturday, May 17, 2014

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Friday, May 16, 2014

Oklahoma City 6, Nashville 5

W- Chia-Jen Lo (1-0)
L- Kyle Heckathorn (2-2)
S- Jason Stoffel (4)

OKC home runs: None.

The RedHawks withstood a 5-run 2nd from the Sounds, which resulted in a 5-3 deficit, by scoring the game's final 3 runs.

The offense provided 12 hits: 6 singles, and 6 doubles. Domingo Santana opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st. The RedHawks got a pair in the 2nd when Max Stassi scored on an error that allowed Ronald Torreyes to reach 2nd. Torreyes was attempting a sac bunt. Adron Chambers followed with an RBI single. Chambers drove in 2 of OKC's final 3 runs with a couple of RBI doubles in the 4th and the 6th. Erik Castro scored in the 4th when Santana walked on a wild pitch. Chambers was 3-5, while Robbie Grossman finished 2-5 with a couple of doubles. Jonathan Meyer finished 2-4 with 2 runs scored, and Kiké Hernandez also had a 2-hit game.

David Martinez went 4 innings and allowed 5 runs on 5 hits (3-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 6. Chia-Jen Lo worked around 2 hits to throw a scoreless 5th. Bobby Doran tagged in for 3.2 scoreless and allowed 3 hits. He had 2 outs in the 9th, but all of a sudden, the Sounds got 2 hits off of him in the inning. Doran gave way to Jason Stoffel, who closed it out by getting Irving Falu to ground out.

In game 3 of this series, Rudy Owens will face Michael Blazek. First pitch is at 7:05.

Midland 9, Corpus Christi 7

W- Frank Gailey (1-0)
L- Brady Rodgers (1-5)
S- Seth Frankoff (8)

CC home runs: Preston Tucker (7, 2-run in 3rd)

The wheels fell off for the Hooks as Midland finished this game on an 8-2 run from the 6th-9th innings.

Corpus took the lead thanks to a 5-run outburst in the 3rd. Andrew Aplin finished 2-4; he put Corpus on the board with a 2-run single that gave them a 2-1 lead. He'd be erased on a Matt Duffy fielder's choice, but Nolan Fontana, who had a 3-walk game for the 2nd night in a row, scored on the play. Duffy came home on Preston Tucker's blast (7). Aplin added another RBI single in the 6th, and Joe Sclafani chipped in with his own RBI single in the 9th. Sclafani finished 2-5; it's his 5th consecutive multi-hit game. Leo Heras went 0-4, but he stole 2 bases (6). Delino DeShields finished 1-4 with 2 runs scored and a steal (11).

David Rollins allowed a run on 4 hits and struck out 3. Brady Rodgers has been in a slump. Outside of throwing 4 scoreless innings on the 6th, he's struggled a bit this month. He went 4.2 innings and allowed 6 runs (5 earned; all 6 runs on home runs) on 6 hits (3 homers) and struck out 2. Pat Urckfitz pitched the final 1.2 innings and allowed 2 runs (both in the 9th) on 4 hits and struck out 2.

Matt Heidenreich will take on Shawn Haviland in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:10.

Lancaster 14, Rancho Cucamonga 7

W- J.D. Osborne (2-1)
L- Geoff Brown (1-2)

Lancaster home runs: Roberto Peña (2, 2-run in 5th), Teoscar Hernandez (5, 3-run in 5th)

Well, that turned out to be rather fun, even if it wasn't looking that way early on. The JetHawks were down 6-1 after 4 innings, but they finished the game on a 13-1 run. Everyone in the lineup scored a run. Danry Vásquez was the only member of the starting 9+1 without a hit, but he was still able to get in on the action with a walk and a run scored.

Before his blast, Teoscar Hernandez brought in Lancaster's first run of the night in the 4th on an RBI groundout. The other 2 runs in the 7-run 5th (besides Peña's and Hernandez's homers) came on a 2-run double from Bobby Borchering, who added an RBI single in the 7th. Borchering ended up a home run short of the cycle, as he also hit an RBI triple in the 9th. He would score on a Peña groundout. Hernandez got back in the act with an RBI infield single, and Carlos Correa, who was excellent on defense all night, finished it off with a 2-run single. Tony Kemp went 4-6 with a double, 3 runs scored, and 2 steals (15). He's got 8 multi-hit games in his last 10 contests. Correa, Rio Ruiz, and Jordan Scott all scored 2 runs apiece. Hernandez (11) and Correa (7) also had a stolen base to their name.

Gonzalo Sañudo was greeted rather rudely in his Lancaster debut. He went 3 innings and allowed 4 runs on 7 hits (solo homer) and struck out 4. J.D. Osborne pitched 1.1 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him), 1 hit (RBI single), and walked 3. Jamaine Cotton pitched 3.2 scoreless, allowing 5 hits and striking out 2. Dan Minor worked around a hit in the 9th to finish it, striking out 1.

In game 2 of this series, Lance McCullers will take on Jamaine's brother, Jharel. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Kane County 4, Quad Cities 2

W- Paul Blackburn (4-1)
L- Chris Lee (1-2)
S- Tyler Bremer (2)

QC home runs: None.

Not exactly the prettiest display of offensive baseball. Either that, or there was some really good pitching. Both teams combined to strike out 25 times and only 3 walks were issued.

Chris Lee was saddled with the loss despite a decent outing. He went 6 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 8. Tyler Brunnemann went 2 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits and struck out 4. That run that Brunnemann allowed was the first one he's allowed since Opening Day.

Jack Mayfield hit a sac fly that turned into a double play in the 4th to open the scoring. In the 7th, Conrad Gregor hit a triple with 1 out and ended up scoring on a single from Brian Holberton.

Andrew Thurman will take the mound in game 3 of this series. He'll face Tyler Skulina at 6:30.

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