Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, May 18, 2015

El Paso 15, Fresno 9

W- Stephen Kohlscheen (2-1)
L- Jonas Dufek (0-1)

Fresno home runs: Max Stassi (4, 2-run in 4th)

The Grizz held a 9-2 lead after 3.5 innings, but they were completely swamped by the Chihuahuas, who ended up scoring the game's final 13 runs to negate an 8-run 4th from the Grizzlies.

Jon Singleton tripled to lead off the 2nd and scored the Grizzlies' first run on a force out.

Matt Duffy kicked things off in the 4th by clearing the bases with a double. One batter later, Alex Presley brought him home with a single. Max Stassi followed with his 4th home run of the season. Nolan Fontana then hit a single, and Robbie Grossman drove him in with a triple. Carlos Correa capped off the scoring with a sac fly. Everyone in the lineup had a hit; everyone scored a run except for Correa.

Can we just say that the pitching staff struggled and leave it at that, please?

Asher Wojciechowski takes on Robbie Erlin later this morning. Well, morning in El Paso, but after noon in the rest of Texas. First pitch is at 11:05 A.M. Mountain.

Corpus Christi 3, San Antonio 1

W- Brian Holmes (1-0, 3-1 season)
L- Colin Rea (1-2)
S- Mike Hauschild (1)

CC home runs: None.

After an outstanding start to the year at Lancaster, Brian Holmes moved on up to Corpus and shined in his AA debut. The Hooks took the series opener and are now on a 7-game winning streak.

Holmes allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5 in 5 innings of work. Mike Hauschild got the 4-inning save, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2.

Andrew Aplin walked in the 1st, stole 2nd (2, 8 season), and scored the first run of the evening on an error that also allowed Tyler White to reach. The Missions tied the game at 1 in the top of the 3rd, but the Hooks regained the lead with a pair in the bottom of the inning. Aplin scored on a fielder's choice hit by Conrad Gregor, and Tyler Heineman ripped an RBI double. White finished 2-4 to push his average to .342. Jon Kemmer finished 2-4 with a double and stole his first 2 bases of the season.

In game 2 of this series, Vince Velasquez will take on Ryan Butler, who was just promoted from the Cali League. First pitch is at 7:05.

Lancaster 2, Inland Empire 1

W- Edison Frias (5-2)
L- Chris Ellis (2-4)
S- Frederick Tiburcio (3)

Lancaster home runs: None.

The JetHawks only scored 2 runs in each of the last 2 games, but they fought back to split this series by holding the 66ers to 1 run over the final 2 games.

James Ramsay went 2-4 and scored both of Lancaster's runs. He doubled to lead off the game, advanced to 3rd on a groundout, and scored on a wild pitch. In the 3rd, he hit an infield single and scored on a double from Danry Vásquez. 3 of the JetHawks' 4 hits were doubles; Chase McDonald hit one of his own with 1 out in the 6th.

Edison Frias went 5 innings and allowed an unearned run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. Adrian Houser was the first man out; he allowed a hit, walked 4, and struck out 3 over 2 innings. Tyler Brunnemann pitched 1.1 innings; he inherited 2 runners from Houser in the 8th and quelled that uprising from the 66ers. He allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1. He left 2 runners on for Frederick Tiburcio with 1 out in the 9th, and although he issued a walk, he was able to get the final 2 outs of the game.

The JetHawks return home to begin a 3-game series with High Desert tonight at 6:30 Pacific. Michael Feliz takes the mound.

Quad Cities 14, Clinton 10

W- Eric Peterson (2-0)
L- Rohn Pierce (1-2)

QC home runs: None.

No homers, but Sean McMullen has come alive. After a slow start to his season, McMullen is slashing .385/.442/.718 in May with 2 homers and 11 RBI. He finished 4-6 with 2 doubles, 6 RBI, and 3 runs scored. The best team in baseball negated a 6-run 6th from the Lumberkings with 3 in the 8th and 2 in the 9th.

He grounded into a force out in the 1st, and Jamie Ritchie scored the first run of the evening. Both teams traded 4 runs in the 3rd inning. The Banditos' 4 runs in the frame came on a McMullen double, a Jason Martin single, and an error that allowed Martin and Ryan Bottger to score. They put up 4 more in the 6th as McMullen and Bottger hit RBI singles, and another error allowed Nick Tanielu and McMullen to score.

The 6-run 6th from Clinton gave them a 10-9 lead. The Bandits went down in order in the 7th, but their rally caps worked in the 8th inning. Nottingham hit a 1-out single, and he scored the tying run as McMullen struck yet again with a single. After a Bottger walk loaded the bases, Martin put the Bandits ahead with a 2-run single. McMullen provided some insurance in the 9th by ripping a 2-run double. Tanielu (2B, 2 BB, 4 R), Martin (4 RBI, R), and Nottingham (2B, 2 BB, 3 R) finished with 3 hits apiece.

Brock Dykxhoorn went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs (all in the 3rd) on 6 hits (2-run homer), walked 1, and fanned 7. Jordan Mills bore the brunt of Clinton's 6-run 6th inning; only 2 of those runs were earned. He allowed 4 hits and walked 1. Eric Peterson was next; he walked 1 and struck out 3 over 2 scoreless, and Reymin Guduan struck out the side in order in the 9th.

Chris Lee would have been the starter for tonight's game... but he was just traded to the Orioles for 2 IFA bonus slots. His replacement will take on Patrick Peterson at 6:30.

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