Monday, June 15, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14, 2015

Let's play 2 in the Quad Cities!

Sunday proved to be an outstanding day as the Astros and their affiliates outscored their opponents by a combined score of 47-3.

Saturday: Salt Lake 8, Fresno 7

W- Jeremy McBryde (2-1)
L- Tyson Perez (0-2)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizzlies managed to withstand a 5-run 5th from the Bees and tied the game at 7 with 2 runs in the 9th.... only to see their adversaries walk off with the win in the bottom of the 9th.

Max Stassi opened up the scoring with an RBI single in the 2nd. Jon Singleton added a sac fly in the 3rd, and he whacked an RBI double in the 5th. L.J. Hoes finished 2-4 with 3 RBI; 2 of them came on a 7th-inning single. The Grizz got 2 in the 9th to tie, thanks to RBI singles from Matt Duffy and Hoes. Tony Kemp and Domingo Santana both finished 3-5. Kemp extended his hitting streak to 17 games as he's recorded a hit in all 4 games he's played with Fresno. He left Corpus in the midst of a 13-game streak.

Jake Buchanan went 4 innings and allowed an unearned run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. Jordan Jankowski bore the brunt of the Bees' assault in the 5th; he allowed all 5 runs on 5 hits and walked 1 while only getting 2 outs in the inning. Jose Veras stopped the bleeding by getting the final out, then pitched the 6th, allowing a solo homer to Josh Rutledge. That was the only hit and run Veras allowed in his 1.1 innings; he struck out 1. Richard Rodriguez allowed a hit and struck out 2 in a scoreless 7th. Tyson Perez threw a scoreless 8th and got 1 out in the 9th, but Grant Green took him deep to end the game. Perez allowed one other hit in his 1.1 innings.

Sunday: Fresno 17, Salt Lake 0

W- Mike Hauschild (1-0)
L- Alex Sanabia (1-6)

Fresno home runs: None.

This game was a total annihilation. The 17-run margin of victory tied the franchise mark for the largest in that category; they won 19-2 against Salt Lake on June 20, 2005. The Grizzlies pounded out 27 (!!!) hits as part of their destruction of Salt Lake, setting a new franchise record in that category. The previous record was 25, set on August 7, 2006, but that occurred in extra innings. Remarkably, none of those 27 hits was a home run. Everyone in the lineup had a hit and scored.


Mike Hauschild, in his AAA debut, was the beneficiary of some generous run support. He allowed 3 hits, walked 4, and struck out 4 over 5.1 shutout innings. Mitch Lambson and James Hoyt took it home; Lambson allowed 3 hits and fanned 3 in 2.2 scoreless, and Hoyt worked around a hit to finish off the game, striking out 1.

Dan Straily will be on the mound as the Grizz begin a series in Sacramento. He'll be opposed by a rehabbing Matt Cain. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Saturday: San Antonio 4, Corpus Christi 1

W- Stephen Kohlscheen (1-0)
L- Brian Holmes (1-2, 3-3 season)
S- Tayron Guerrero (4)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks found themselves on the wrong end of a perfect game for the majority of this one, and not much went their way.

They did not have a baserunner through the first 6 innings, and then Chan-Jong Moon led off the 7th with a single. He stole 2nd (3, 9 season), advanced to 3rd on a groundout, and scored the Hooks' lone run on their other hit, a single by Tyler White.

Brian Holmes went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 6. R.J. Alaniz, in his season debut, pitched the final 3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 3, and struck out 2.

Sunday: Corpus Christi and San Antonio was postponed

A doubleheader is scheduled for tonight, with game 1 beginning at 5:05. Mark Appel will take on Elliot Morris in game 1, and in game 2, Kyle Westwood will face Casey Kelly.

Saturday: Lancaster 13, Lake Elsinore 7

W- Dan Mengden (2-0, 6-1 season)
L- Kyle Lloyd (3-4)

Lancaster home runs: None.

The JetHawks fell behind 4-2 after the 2nd inning, but they outscored the Storm 11-3 the rest of the way, using 18 hits to fuel their assault.

Dan Mengden went 7 innings and alloweed 6 runs (5 earned) on 12 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Andrew Walter pitched the final 2 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and striking out 4.

Mott Hyde put the JetHawks on the board with an RBI single in the 2nd; an error allowed another run to score. J.D. Davis ripped a 2-run double in the 3rd, and one batter later, A.J. Reed brought him home with a single. Reed added another RBI single in the 5th, which turned out to be a 5-run frame for Lancaster.

Alfredo Gonzalez followed with a sac fly. Hyde then hit his 2nd RBI single of the evening, and then James Ramsay hit one of his own. Marc Wik, who was the only player in the Lancaster lineup without a hit, had an RBI groundout to bring in Hyde. Gonzalez added an RBI single to his ledger in the 6th inning, and in the 8th, he and Reed hit RBI singles, giving them 3 RBI apiece. Reed led the way with 4 hits, while Gonzalez and Brett Phillips had 3-hit nights. D.J. Fisher (3 R, 2 SB), J.D. Davis (2B, 2 RBI, 2 R), and Mott Hyde (2 RBI, R) finished with 2 hits apiece.

Sunday: Lancaster 10, Lake Elsinore 0

W- Austin Chrismon (1-0, 5-1 season)
L- Matthew Shepherd (1-4)

Lancaster home runs: Brett Phillips (12, led off game), Ronnie Mitchell (6, 2-run in 4th), D.J. Fisher (5, 11 season; grand slam in 6th)

Austin Chrismon excelled in his California League debut as the JetHawks took the series in emphatic fashion.

Chrismon allowed 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3 over 7 shutout innings. Keegan Yuhl completed the shutout, allowing 2 hits and striking out 1.

Brett Phillips only had 1 hit, but it immediately put Lancaster in the lead because it left the yard. Later in the inning, A.J. Reed hit an infield single, and on the ensuing error, D.J. Fisher scored. Mott Hyde doubled to lead off the 4th, and one batter later, Ronnie Mitchell smacked his 6th homer of the year. Mitchell finished 3-4 with 2 runs scored. D.J. Fisher has been with the JetHawks for a little over 2 weeks, and he's already whacked 3 grand slams. The latest came in the 6th inning to push the JetHawks' lead to 8-0. Fisher, who finished 3-5, added an RBI single in the 7th. James Ramsay drove in the final run of the day with an RBI double in the 8th. A.J. Reed also went 3-5.

The JetHawks are back home tonight, and they'll be hosting Visalia for 3 beginning tonight at 6:30 Pacific. Evan Grills will start game 1; he'll take on John Omahen. This upcoming 7-game homestand will close out the 1st half.

Sunday Game 1: Great Lakes 3, Quad Cities 2 in 9 innings

W- Karch Kowalczyk (4-1)
L- Angel Heredia (2-1)
S- Kyle Hooper (5)

QC home runs: None.

The 3 runs that the Loons scored in the first game of this twinbill represented all the runs scored by the teams that opposed the Astros organization on Sunday, Major League club included. They scored a pair in the 9th. The Banditos were able to get one run back, but they stranded the tying run on 2nd to end game 1.

Ramon Laureano finished 2-4 in the first game. He tripled to lead off the 5th and would score the first Quad Cities run on a single from Bobby Boyd. Boyd, who drove in both runs in game 1, added a sac fly in the 9th.

Christian Powell allowed a run on 3 hits and struck out 4 in 4 innings. Jordan Mills tagged in to throw 3 scoreless and allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1. Angel Heredia pitched 2 innings and allowed 2 runs (both in the 9th) on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4.

What would game 2 have in store for the Bandits?

Sunday Game 2: Quad Cities 5, Great Lakes 0

W- Francis Martes (1-1)
L- Victor Gonzalez (1-6)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos got the split in the twinbill and snapped the Loons' 10-game winning streak behind a fantastic outing on the mound from Francis Martes.

Martes, who was the third player acquired from the Marlins in the Jarred Cosart deal, allowed 6 hits and struck out 5 as he went the distance.

All 5 Quad Cities runs in game 2 were scored in the 3rd. Luis Reynoso opened things up with an RBI double, which was the only extra-base hit of the inning. Ryan Bottger added a sac fly, and then the Banditos got RBI singles from Sean McMullen, Alex Hernandez, and Thomas Lindauer. Hernandez finished 2-3. Bobby Boyd (11), Jason Martin, and Sean McMullen stole bases; Martin and McMullen have 4 steals apiece, and stole their bases in unison.

In the series finale, Akeem Bostick takes the mound. He'll face Kevin Guzman at 1:00.

Saturday: DSL Astros Blue 9, DSL Indians 0

W- Jose Rosario (2-1)
L- Felix Tati (1-1)
S- Felipe Tejada (1)

Blue home runs: Orlando Marquez (2, solo in 6th)

The Blue team got some offense in the late stages of the game, which allowed them to bury the Indians.

Cristopher Luciano finished 3-4 and opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 4th. Orlando Marquez hit a solo homer with 1 out in the 6th. Later in the inning, Jose Hernandez grounded into a force out, and an error allowed Angel De Leon to score. Another error on the play allowed Luciano to score. Marquez tacked on a 2-run double in the 7th, and one batter later, he scored on a triple from De Leon. Juan Piñeda ripped an RBI double in the 8th.

Jose Rosario was fantastic; he allowed 2 hits and struck out 8 over 5 shutout innings. Felipe Tejada finished it off, allowing 3 hits and striking out 2 in 4 innings.

These two teams played again today.

Saturday: DSL Angels 4, DSL Astros Orange 2

W- Jesus Castro (2-0)
L- Juan Cuevas (0-2)
S- Jorge Taveras (2)

Orange home runs: None.

The Orange team managed to tie the game at 2 in the 8th, but the Angels answered by retaking the lead with 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th.

Randy Vasquez drove in the Orange team's first run with a sac fly in the 7th, and in the 8th, Felix Lucas hit an RBI single. Miguelangel Sierra logged his 2nd consecutive 3-hit game, while Brandon Benavente finished 2-4 with a double.

Juan Robles went 3.2 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Juan Cuevas unfortunately took the loss; the 2 runs he allowed in the 8th were both unearned and both inherited runners that were charged to him. Cuevas allowed 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7 in 3.2 innings. Josue Uribe got the final 2 outs of the 8th; one was a sac fly. The other runner that he inherited from Cuevas scored on an error.

These two teams are playing each other again.

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