Thursday, May 29, 2014

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Power outages in the upper levels; the A clubs experienced no such thing, though.

Omaha 2, Oklahoma City 0

W- Casey Coleman (2-0)
L- Josh Zeid (2-2)
S- Spencer Patton (9)

OKC home runs: None.

Welp, the RedHawks were held to just 3 singles. L.J. Hoes had 2 of them, and Austin Wates had the other.

Rudy Owens had an excellent outing as he allowed just 4 hits and struck out 7 over 6.2 shutout innings. The Storm Chasers got to Josh Zeid for 1 in the 8th; he allowed 2 hits and walked 1. Omaha got 1 more in the 9th off Kevin Chapman; that run was unearned. Chapman allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 1.

Game 3 of this series has David Martinez taking on Ryan Verdugo. First pitch is at 7:05.

Arkansas 2, Corpus Christi 0

W- Orangel Arenas (5-1)
L- Brady Rodgers (1-7)
S- Cam Bedrosian (7)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks bats were silenced in this one; they were also held to 3 singles. Delino DeShields, Joe Sclafani, and Chris Epps had 1 each. Sclafani has a nice little 5-game hitting streak going.

Brady Rodgers just can't seem to buy a break. He dropped his 6th straight decision despite pitching solidly. Rodgers got dinged by a solo homer from Zach Zaneski in the 5th. He allowed 2 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Travis Ballew went 2 innings and allowed a run on a single (the only hit he allowed), walked 2, and struck out 1. Andrew Robinson struck out 2 over 2 perfect innings.

David Rollins will get the start in the rubber game of this series; he'll face Michael Roth at 7:10.

Lancaster 6, Lake Elsinore 2

W- Kent Emanuel (2-1, 2-3 season)
L- Zach Eflin (5-3)
S- Lance McCullers (4)

Lancaster home runs: Carlos Correa (5, 3-run in 7th)

The JetHawks busted this one open with a 4-run 7th inning. 3 of those 4 came off a ball that Carlos Correa just absolutely devastated. Lancaster and Lake Elsinore are now tied at the top of the California League South.

Kent Emanuel cruised through 5 innings; he allowed a run on 3 hits and struck out 4, and his outing only required 55 pitches. Lance McCullers pitched the final 4 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 3, and struck out 6.

The top three of Tony Kemp, Ruben Sosa, and Correa just terrorized Lake Elsinore's pitchers; they had 8 of the JetHawks' 11 hits in this game. Kemp had 2, while Sosa and Correa had 3 each. 2012's #1 opened up the scoring with an RBI ground-rule double in the top of the 1st. Tony Kemp led off the 5th with a single, moved to 3rd on a Ruben Sosa single, and scored Lancaster's 2nd run on a passed ball. Before Correa's blast in the 7th, Ruben Sosa hit an RBI single; Jordan Scott noticed Hunter Renfroe lazily tossing a ball back into the infield and took advantage. One batter later, Correa crushed that poor, poor ball. In his Lancaster debut, Conrad Gregor went 2-4.

The JetHawks will look for the sweep as they send out Chris Devenski. He'll take on Colin Rea at 7:05 Pacific.

Quad Cities 9, Beloit 5

W- Pat Christensen (3-1)
L- Bobby Wahl (0-4)

QC home runs: Chase McDonald (2, 2-run in 5th), Ronnie Mitchell (5, solo in 7th)

Quad Cities got this series started off on the right foot as they went on a 6-3 run between the 4th-7th innings to take control. Their final 5 runs were unanswered.

The Bandits more than lived up to their name, as they swiped 8 bases without getting caught. 4 of those belonged to Chan-Jong Moon, who now has 23 on the season. Also joining in on Moon's spree were Brett Booth (1), Ronnie Mitchell (3), Jon Kemmer (2), and Thomas Lindauer (2).

Moon, who went 3-5 with a run scored, put QC on the board with an RBI single in the bottom of the 1st. The River Bandits would score 3 in the inning to answer Beloit's 2 in the top of the inning. Moon scored on Brett Phillips' single, and Phillips came home on a sac fly from Chase McDonald. Lindauer hit an RBI double in the 4th. After the Snappers scored 3 in the top of the 5th to take a 5-4 lead, the Bandits responded with 3 of their own to retake the lead. 2 of those 3 came on a 2-run homer from Chase McDonald (2), and the other was a sac fly from Mitchell. Phillips, who went 2-4 with a couple of runs scored, hit a sac fly in the 6th, and Mitchell capped off a 3-3 night by hitting a solo shot (5) in the 7th.

Chris Lee pitched 4.2 innings and allowed 5 runs (all on a pair of home runs by Jaycob Brugman) on 7 hits (Brugman hit a 2-run shot and a 3-run shot off him), walked 2, and struck out 6. Pat Christensen and Andrew Walter combined for 4.1 scoreless out of the bullpen to pick him up. Christensen threw 2.1 innings and gave up a hit, walked 3, and struck out 2. Walter went 2 innings and allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 2.

Michael Feliz will get the start in the middle game of this series; he'll face Junior Mendez at 7:00.

Three Stars: Position Players


Chan-Jong Moon, SS/2B, Quad Cities
3-5, RBI, 4 SB (23)


Ronnie Mitchell, LF, Quad Cities
3-3, solo HR (5), 2 RBI, 2 R, SB (3)


Carlos Correa, SS, Lancaster
3-4, 2B, 3-R HR (5), 4 RBI, SB (11)

Three Stars: Pitchers


Brady Rodgers, RHP, Corpus Christi
L (1-7), 5 IP, 3 H (solo HR), ER, BB, K

Kent Emanuel, LHP, Lancaster
W (2-1), 5 IP, 3 H, ER, 4 K

Lance McCullers, RHP, Lancaster
Save (4), 4 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 BB, 6 K

2. Excellent relief outings.

Andrew Robinson, RHP, Corpus Christi
2 IP, 2 K

Andrew Walter, RHP, Quad Cities
2 IP, H, BB, 2 K

Pat Christensen, RHP, Quad Cities
2.1 IP, H, 3 BB, 2 K


Rudy Owens, LHP, Oklahoma City
6.2 IP, 4 H, 7 K

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