Thursday, May 8, 2014

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Did OKC Matinee Magic happen again?

Memphis 8, Oklahoma City 1

W- Zach Petrick (2-1)
L- Nick Tropeano (1-3)

OKC home runs: None.

No more Matinee Magic. The RedHawks' 10-game winning streak in games that start before noon came to a halt.

Before the RedHawks bullpen got swamped in the final 2 frames, they were trailing 2-1, and all the scoring came in the 2nd. Memphis scored a pair in the top of the inning, and OKC responded with an RBI single from Carlos Perez in the bottom of the frame. That turned out to be the only run the RedHawks could muster up.

Nick Tropeano pitched 6.2 innings and the only dent on his final line was a 2-run homer for Tommy Pham in the top of the 2nd. He allowed 3 other hits and struck out a season-high 8. Richard Rodriguez got the final out of the 7th, but.... it all went horribly wrong in the 8th. All 3 Redbirds he faced reached, and all of them scored after he left. Chia-Jen Lo retired the side in the 8th, but not before he allowed all 3 inherited runners to score. He also gave up a run of his own on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Raúl Valdés served up a 2-run homer to Luis Mateo in the 9th.

David Martinez will get the start in game 3; he'll face Scott McGregor at 7:05.

Corpus Christi was off

The Hooks are headed up to Frisco to begin a 4-game series. In the opener, Luis Cruz and Jordan Jankowski will take on Kyle Lotzkar. First pitch is at 7:05.

Lancaster 3, Lake Elsinore 1

W- J.D. Osborne (1-1)
L- Colin Rea (3-1)
S- Jamaine Cotton (4)

Lancaster home runs: None.

All the scoring in this game occurred in the 2nd. The JetHawks bullpen threw 5 innings and quelled the Storm, holding them to just 1 hit over those 5 innings.

Lancaster's 3 all came with 2 outs in the 2nd. Ruben Sosa hit a double and came around to score on Jordan Scott's single. Scott's last 3 RBIs have been Sosa, and all 3 have come via single. Teoscar Hernandez and Carlos Correa followed that up with RBI singles of their own. Hernandez is now on a 6-game hitting streak. Jordan Scott and Tony Kemp both went 2-3 in this one.

Brian Holmes got the start and allowed a run on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 6 over 4 innings. J.D. Osborne struck out 2 over 2 perfect innings, Mitch Lambson allowed a hit and struck out 2 over 2 scoreless, and Jamaine Cotton finished it with a 1-2-3 9th.

In the series finale, Mike Hauschild will take on Bryan Rodriguez at 7:05 Pacific.

Quad Cities 7, Cedar Rapids 3

W- Edison Frias (1-1)
L- Yorman Landa (3-1)

QC home runs: None.

The River Bandits were down 3-0 after 2 innings, but they ran off 7 unanswered late to take the series. The offense was stymied by Kohl Stewart, but after he left, they feasted on the Kernels bullpen. Well, they didn't unleash a barrage of extra-base hits, but they sure wore out the Cedar Rapids bullpen.

They tied the game with 3 in the 6th... without recording a hit. Ronnie Mitchell drew a 1-out walk, and after Chase McDonald struck out for the 2nd out, QC drew 5 consecutive walks. James Ramsay's BB, which was the 3rd in a row, put them on the board, and after a pitching change, Chan-Jong Moon (4th in a row) walked in another run. Brett Phillips scored the tying run on a passed ball. Jack Mayfield was the 5th consecutive batter to reach on a BB in the inning.

The Bandits took control in the 8th with 4 runs, and this time, they put the ball in play for 3 of those runs. With 1 out in the inning, Phillips was hit by a pitch, then moved to 3rd on Ramsay's double. Moon drew his 4th walk of the night to load the bases, and Mayfield took Phillips' spot on the basepaths by walking him in. Conrad Gregor added a sac fly, and Tyler White and Ronnie Mitchell followed it up with RBI singles. White and Mitchell had 3 hits apiece, while Ramsay finished 2-4. Phillips, despite going 0-2, scored twice.

Evan Grills went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 8 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Edison Frias got the victory with 3 scoreless. He allowed a hit, walked 2, and fanned 2. Andrew Walter worked around a walk to throw a scoreless 9th.

Quad Cities will welcome Beloit to town for a 3-game set. In the opener, TBA (QC hasn't announced starters for this series yet) will take on Kingwood native and Texas State product Kyle Finnegan. First pitch is at 7:00.

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