Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, May 11, 2015 and Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Monday: Tacoma 9, Fresno 7

W- Justin Germano (2-1)
L- Dan Straily (2-3)
S- Yoervis Medina (1)

Fresno home runs: Jon Singleton (8, grand slam in 8th), Luis Flores (1, solo in 9th)

Singleton and Flores led a late Grizzlies uprising, but that wasn't enough. The Rainiers scored in 6 consecutive innings (2nd-7th), and after Singleton's slam brought them to within 1, they answered with 2 in the top of the 9th to separate themselves.

The Grizz scored 5 of their 7 runs on those 2 homers. They drew first blood in the 1st on a Domingo Santana RBI double. Singleton, who finished 2-4, drove in another run on a groundout in the 5th inning. Joe Sclafani went 2-5 with 2 runs scored.

Dan Straily went 5 innings, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits (2 solo homers) while striking out 3. Jason Stoffel allowed a run on 2 hits and struck out 1 in the 6th. James Hoyt allowed a run on 2 hits and struck out 3 over 2 innings. Jordan Jankowski allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in the 9th.

Tuesday: Fresno 6, Albuquerque 4

W- Alex White (1-2)
L- David Hale (0-2)
S- Darin Downs (2)

Fresno HRs: L.J. Hoes (1, 2-run in 5th), Jon Singleton (9, 3-run in 6th)

Again, the home run was the equalizer for Fresno as 5 of their 6 runs came off of those 2 homers.

Hoes' blast just got out of the park and tied the game at 2. Domingo Santana hit an RBI single in the 6th, and one batter later, Singleton put the Grizz ahead with his 9th homer of the year. In his AAA debut, Carlos Correa went 1-5 with a strikeout from the #2 spot in the order.

Alex White allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 over 6 innings of work. Richard Rodriguez went 2 innings and allowed 2 runs (both on solo homers) on 4 hits and struck out 2. Darin Downs worked around a hit and a walk to close out the game.

Asher Wojciechowski gets the start in game 2 of this series. He'll take on Tyler Matzek at 5:35 Pacific.

Monday: Corpus Christi 2, San Antonio 1

W- Chris Devenski (3-0)
L- Luis De La Cruz (0-2)
S- Jandel Gustave (2)

CC home runs: Telvin Nash (6, 2-run in 6th)

Chris Devenski allowed his first run of the season, but Telvin Nash and the bullpen backed him up.

Travis Jankowski homered off Devenski with 2 outs in the 5th to snap his scoreless streak at 27 innings. Devenski went 5.2 innings and allowed 6 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 2, and his ERA skyrocketed to 0.31. Travis Ballew got the final out of the 6th, allowing a hit. Mitch Lambson worked around a hit and a walk to throw a scoreless 7th, striking out 1. Jandel Gustave closed it out, allowing a hit and walking 1 over 2 scoreless innings.

Jankowski's homer in the bottom of the 5th broke a scoreless tie in the Missions' favor, but Telvin Nash responded with a 2-run home run (ha!) to put the Hooks ahead in the top of the 6th. Telvin was the only player in the Corpus lineup to finish with a multi-hit day, going 2-4.

Tuesday: Corpus Christi 3, San Antonio 2

W- Lance McCullers (3-1)
L- Adam Cimber (0-1)

CC home runs: Teoscar Hernandez (4, 2-run in 8th)

The Hooks took their 2nd consecutive 1-run game, and the series, as a 2-run home run turned out to be the difference once again.

Teoscar Hernandez, who has shown signs of life in recent days after a rough introduction to AA, delivered the eventual game-winning hit with his 4th blast of the season in the top of the 8th. Tony Kemp finished 2-3 with a double. That double came with 2 outs in the 3rd, and Kemp wound up scoring the first run of the evening in the 3rd on two errors; the first came on the pickoff throw, and the other, I presume, came on an errant throw to the plate. Tyler White finished 2-3 with a walk. He's playing extremely well since stepping in for Colin Moran.

Mike Hauschild went 5 innings and allowed a 2-run single to Casey McElroy in the bottom of the 3rd. He allowed 2 other hits (all the hits he allowed were singles), walked 1, and struck out 3. Lance McCullers was absolutely ridiculous, striking out 6 over 4 perfect innings. McCullers lowered his ERA to 0.62 in the process and now has 43 punchouts in 29 innings of work this season.

After a day off, the Hooks travel to Frisco to begin a 4-game set tomorrow evening.

Tuesday: Visalia 2, Lancaster 1

W- Mason McCullough (2-0)
L- Chris Cotton (1-1)
S- Nick Sarianides (4)

Lancaster home runs: None.

The Rawhide got 1 in the 6th and 1 in the 7th to top Lancaster's run in the 5th. The JetHawks got their first two men to reach in the top of the 8th, but three straight strikeouts snuffed out the threat.

The only Lancaster run came in the 5th as Brett Phillips beat out an RBI infield single that was hit to first base. Alfredo Gonzalez, who finished 2-3, scored on the play.

Adrian Houser went 5.2 innings and allowed a run on a solo homer to Dan Palka in the 6th. He also allowed 2 singles, walked 4, and struck out 6. Chris Cotton got the final out of the 6th. An error in the 7th was a contributing factor to Visalia scoring the go-ahead run off of Cotton, which was unearned. Cotton allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 2 in his 1.1 innings of relief. Frederick Tiburcio worked around a hit and a walk to throw a scoreless 8th, striking out 2.

Game 2 will start at 3:30 Pacific. Edison Frias will get the start for the JetHawks; he'll take on Blayne Weller.

Monday: Quad Cities 8, Beloit 0

W- Dan Mengden (3-1)
L- Dan Gossett (1-4)

QC home runs: Sean McMullen (2, solo in 6th)

Dan Mengden and 2 relievers combined to throw a 2-hitter as he triumphed in a battle of the Dans. This was the River Bandits 12th win in a row.

Mengden allowed 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3 over 6 shutout innings. Keegan Yuhl was the first reliever; he walked 1 and struck out 5 over 2 scoreless, and Jose Montero worked around 2 walks to close it out, striking out 1.

Sean McMullen opened up the scoring with an RBI triple in the 2nd. He led off the 5th with a double, then scored on error after Jason Martin laid down a sacrifice bunt. Later in the 5th inning, Jamie Ritchie hit a 2-run single. McMullen struck again in the 6th as he hit a solo homer with 1 out in the frame. In the 7th, the Banditos got RBI doubles from D.J. Fisher and Mott Hyde and an RBI single from Nick Tanielu. McMullen came up to bat in the 7th needing a single to complete the cycle, but he flew out. Mott Hyde finished 2-4 with that RBI double and scored twice. Jason Martin went 0-2, but he stole his first 2 bases of the season.

Tuesday: Beloit 10, Quad Cities 4

W- Brett Graves (2-0)
L- Brock Dykxhoorn (2-2)

QC home runs: Jamie Ritchie (2, 2-run in 7th)

Well, all good things must come to an end. That 12-game winning streak was fun, but the Snappers ended that 3 crooked innings, giving them a 9-1 lead over the Banditos in the 6th inning.

Ryan Bottger drove in the first Quad Cities run of the day on a sac fly. He led off the 7th with a double and scored on an error that allowed Jason Martin to reach. One batter later, Jamie Ritchie ripped his 2nd homer of the year.

Brock Dykxhoorn went 4 innings and allowed 5 runs on 6 hits (2-run homer), walked 2, and struck out 3. Josh James allowed 4 runs on 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 after tagging in. Ryan Thompson allowed a solo homer to Jose Brizuela in the 9th, which was the only run and hit he allowed in the inning.

Game 3 of this series is currently in progress, and it's a bit of a rough morning for the Bandits. They trail 5-0 heading into the 2nd inning.

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