Monday, April 20, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Sunday, April 19, 2015

Las Vegas 10, Fresno 5

W- Steve Matz (1-1)
L- Brady Rodgers (0-2)

Fresno home runs: None.

This game was tied at 2 after the 4th inning, but the 51s put up 3 in the 5th and the 6th to open things up in their favor.

The Grizz opened up the scoring with 2 in the 2nd, as Matt Duffy scored on a Joe Sclafani groundout and Andrew Aplin hit an RBI single. They would not score again until the 7th, when Preston Tucker hit an RBI single. Tucker, who finished 2-5 to extend his hitting streak to 21 games dating back to last season, grounded into a force out that scored Luis Flores in the 9th. One batter later, Matt Duffy hit an RBI groundout. Flores, a minor league Rule 5 draft pick, finished 2-3 with a double.

Brady Rodgers went 5.1 innings and allowed 7 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 8 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and struck out 4. Richard Rodriguez was the first man out; he went 1.2 innings and allowed 2 runs of his own, 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Kevin Chapman gave up a run on 2 hits in the 8th.

Asher Wojciechowski would've been starting for Fresno tonight, but he's been summoned to Seattle, where he'll start for the Astros instead. Whoever is starting for the Grizzlies will take on Matt Bowman at 7:05 Pacific.

Tulsa 5, Corpus Christi 2

W- Matt Shelton (1-0)
L- Mike Hauschild (1-1)
S- Chin-hui Tsao (2)

CC home runs: None.

The Drillers pounced on Mike Hauschild immediately after his entrance as they took the series opener.

Lance McCullers had to settle for a no-decision, but he was excellent in his 2nd look at the Drillers. He allowed 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 5 over 5 shutout innings. All 4 runs that Hauschild allowed came in the 6th. He allowed 6 hits... all singles, walked 1, and struck out 4. Mitch Lambson allowed a run on 3 hits in the 9th inning.

The 2 Corpus runs came in the 3rd on an RBI double from Jio Mier and an RBI single from Tony Kemp, who finished 2-4.

Aaron West faces Chris Anderson tonight at 7:05.

High Desert 15, Lancaster 11

W- Felix Carvallo (1-0)
L- Blaine Sims (0-2)
S- Justin Sprenger (1)

Lancaster home runs: Ronnie Mitchell (1, solo in 9th)

Wow, that was a pretty rough start for the JetHawks. They found themselves down 12-0 after the Mavericks put up 11 in the bottom of the 2nd. However, I have to give credit to them for fighting back, and in the late stages of the ballgame, they looked as though they would find a way to erase that deficit.

Blaine Sims got hammered in his 1.1 innings, and we'll leave it at that. Randall Fant pitched 2.2 innings and allowed 2 of Sims' runners to score and 1 run of his own, 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Tyler Brunnemann was the only Lancaster pitcher to have a spotless outing; he allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 4 over 2 scoreless. Frederick Tiburcio allowed a 2-run homer to Alex Burg in the 8th. He went 2 innings and allowed 2 other hits and fanned 3.

The JetHawks got on board with a pair of runs in the 3rd inning from a Jobduan Morales RBI single and a J.D. Davis sacrifice fly. Jack Mayfield hit a sac fly in the 6th, and they put a scare in the Mavs in the 7th as they had the bases loaded for a majority of the inning and ended up with 6 runs.

Danry Vásquez hit an RBI double, which advanced Chan-Jong Moon to 3rd. J.D. Davis walked to load the bases. Then, Lancaster got an RBI single from A.J. Reed, a sac fly from Chase McDonald, and another RBI single by Brett Phillips. A wild pitch advanced Reed and Phillips, and Mayfield walked to re-load the bases. Ronnie Mitchell walked to bring Reed in, and Morales hit an RBI groundout that also advanced Mitchell and Mayfield. Moon was plunked to re-load the bases, but the threat ended when Danry grounded out. Mitchell homered with 1 out in the 9th, and after Moon drew a walk, Danry, who finished 3-6, brought him home with a double. Phillips (RBI single, SB [1]), Mitchell (solo HR, RBI BB), and Morales (2 RBI) had 2 hits apiece.

The JetHawks will now head to Rancho Cucamonga for 3. In game 1, Edison Frias will face John Richy at 7:05 Pacific.

Quad Cities 7, Kane County 2

W- Brock Dykxhoorn (2-0)
L- Brent Jones (0-2)

QC home runs: Jamie Ritchie (1, solo in 3rd), Jorge Martinez (1, solo in 5th)

The Bandits trailed 2-0 after the 1st inning, but they rattled off 7 unanswered runs afterwards.

They were on the board in the 2nd inning with an RBI single from Kristian Trompiz. Jamie Ritchie smacked his 1st homer of the year in the 3rd to tie the game. Ritchie and Trompiz had 3 hits apiece; Ritchie has a hit in every game that he's played this season, and Trompiz wasn't quite done yet. Jorge Martinez put QC in the lead when he led off the bottom of the 5th with a homer, and the River Bandits built up a nice cushion in the 6th with a 4-run inning. Sean McMullen hit a sac fly, and then one batter later, Mott Hyde ripped a double. Hyde moved to 3rd on a wild pitch and scored on a fielder's choice hit by Alfredo Gonzalez, who advanced to 3rd on a Martinez double. Trompiz came up and came through with a 2-run double that stretched the Quad Cities lead to 7-2. Hyde finished 2-4 with that double and scored 2 runs.

Brock Dykxhoorn pitched 6 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Ryan Thompson and Eric Peterson shut it down: The Closer allowed 1 hit and struck out 3 over 2 scoreless, and Peterson worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 9th, striking out 1.

Quad Cities will look for the sweep tonight at 7:00 as Kevin Comer takes on Jared Miller.

Three Stars: Position Players

Jamie Ritchie, C/1B, Quad Cities
3-4, solo HR (1)

Danry Vásquez, OF, Lancaster
3-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

Kristian Trompiz, IF, Quad Cities
3-4, 2B, 3 RBI

Three (well, technically four) Stars: Pitchers

Ryan Thompson, RHP, Quad Cities
2 IP, H, 3 K

Eric Peterson, LHP, Quad Cities
IP, H, K

Tyler Brunnemann, RHP, Lancaster
2 IP, H, BB, 4 K

Lance McCullers, RHP, Corpus Christi
5 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 5 K

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