Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, June 22, 2015, and Tuesday, June 23, 2015

All-Star Tuesday!

Happy Appalachian League Opening Day!

Tuesday: Fresno 6, Sacramento 2

W- Luis Cruz (4-2)
L- Chris Stratton (0-1)

Fresno home runs: Jon Singleton (15, solo in 6th)

The Giants fans in Fresno had something to cheer about early on, but this night belonged to the Grizzlies.

Luis Cruz shook off 2 early solo homers and had a nice outing. He allowed 2 singles, walked 3, and struck out 6 in 7 innings of work. Mitch Lambson worked around 2 hits to throw a scoreless 8th, striking out 1, and Kevin Chapman struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th inning.

Fresno took control in the bottom of the 2nd as Tony Kemp hit an RBI single to extend his hitting streak to 26 games. An error on that play allowed Andrew Aplin to score another run. Matt Duffy added a 2-run single later on in the inning. Max Stassi hit a sac fly in the 3rd, and Jon Singleton capped off the scoring with his 15th home run of the season in the 6th inning. Kemp finished 2-4 and is now hitting .385 in 13 games with the Grizz.

In game 2 of this series, Jake Buchanan will take on Nik Turley at 7:05 Pacific.

Monday: San Antonio 4, Corpus Christi 3 in 14 innings

W- Adam Cimber (3-2)
L- Aaron West (3-4)

CC home runs: None.

The Missions got 1 before the second 7th-inning stretch to nip the Hooks.

Colin Moran finished 2-6 with a double and opened up the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st. Teoscar Hernandez added an RBI groundout in the 3rd, and a double play in the 5th inning allowed Chan-Jong Moon to score. Jon Kemmer finished 2-6.

Chris Devenski went 5 innings and the only run he allowed came in the form of a Hunter Renfroe solo homer. Devo allowed 3 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 4. In his AA debut, Adrian Houser went 3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Jandel Gustave allowed 2 hits and walked 1 in the 9th, but he tightroped out of that predicament unscathed. Chris Cotton struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 10th. Juan Minaya allowed 3 hits and struck out 2 over 2 scoreless, and Aaron West pitched 2 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits, walking 1, and striking out 3.

Tuesday: San Antonio 5, Corpus Christi 2

W- Colin Rea (2-2)
L- Michael Feliz (1-2, 2-3 season)
S- Tayron Guerrero (7)

CC home runs: Brett Booth (1, 2 season; 2-run in 8th)

The Hooks dropped their 3rd straight to the Missions and dropped the series. This was the first game of the 2nd half, but since the Hooks already won the 1st half, they're already in the playoffs.

Their only runs came off the bat of Brett Booth, who whacked a 2-run homer in the 8th inning. The other extra base hit for the Hooks was a double by Jon Kemmer.

Michael Feliz went 5 innings and the only run he allowed came off a solo shot from Yeison Asencio in the 5th. He allowed 3 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Josh Hader allowed 3 runs on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4 in 2.1 innings. Travis Ballew inherited 2 runners from Hader, but neither of them scored. He went 1.2 innings and allowed a run of his own on 2 hits and struck out 3.

In the series finale, Joe Musgrove will take on Bryan Rodriguez. First pitch is at 7:05.

California League-Carolina League All-Star Game: California League 9, Carolina League 2

The three JetHawks, Brett Phillips, A.J. Reed, and Jack Mayfield all started for the Cal League.

Phillips was in CF and led off, He hit a sac fly in the 3rd and an RBI single in the 4th.
Reed served as the designated hitter and hit 5th. He finished 1-3 with a walk.
Mayfield was the shortstop and went 0-2 from the 7 spot in the order.

The JetHawks will begin the 2nd half tomorrow in Bakersfield, home to the latest starts in Minor League Baseball (well, if you're in the Central and Eastern time zones): 7:45 Pacific.

Midwest League All-Star Game: East 5, West 0

The West team only had 3 hits, and Jake Nottingham had 2 of them. Jamie Ritchie replaced him behind the plate and went 0-2, striking out each time. Nick Tanielu got the start at 3B and went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts.

The River Bandits will kick off the 2nd half tomorrow in Cedar Rapids. First pitch is at 6:35.

Monday: Brooklyn 14, Tri-City 0

W- Matt Blackham (1-0)
L- Harold Arauz (0-1)

TC home runs: None.

Ew.

The ValleyCats were held to 4 hits, 2 of which were doubles hit by Drew Ferguson and Richard Gonzalez.

Harold Arauz allowed 6 runs on 8 hits (2-run homer) and struck out 3 in 2.2 innings. Zach Davis got the final out of the 3rd via strikeout, but not before allowing a run. Davis failed to retire any of the 4 batters he faced. An inherited runner was charged to him, and he allowed 3 hits and issued a walk. Austin Nicely went 3 innings and allowed an unearned run, a hit, walked 2, and struck out 2. Juan Carlos Santos allowed 5 runs (3 earned), a double, walked 3, and struck out 1 in the 7th. Joselo Pinales was the only Tri-City pitcher to throw a scoreless outing; he allowed a hit and struck out 2 in the 8th.

Tuesday: Tri-City 11, Brooklyn 4

W- Yeyfry Del Rosario (2-0)
L- Kevin Canelon (0-1)

TC home runs: Trent Woodward (1, solo in 4th), Cesar Carrasco (1, solo in 6th)

The ValleyCats got even as they jumped out to a 6-2 lead after 3 innings and never looked back.

Trent Woodward opened up the scoring with an RBI groundout in the 1st. One batter later, Bryan Muñiz smacked a 2-run double. This was the beginning of a huge night for Muñiz. He hit a single in the 3rd to load the bases. The ValleyCats' 3 runs in the 3rd came on 3 RBI singles hit by Cesar Carrasco, Kolbey Carpenter, and Alex Melendez. Woodward whacked his 1st homer of the season with 2 outs in the 4th. Carrasco hit a home run of his own with 2 outs in the 6th. Muñiz finished 5-6; his 5th hit of the night was an RBI single in the 9th inning. He advanced to 3rd on an RBI double from Carrasco and scored the final run of the evening on a wild pitch. The 4-5-6 of Woodward, Muñz and Carrasco combined to go 11-18 with 3 doubles, 2 homers, 8 RBI, and 6 runs scored. Woodward and Carrasco both went 3-6. Carpenter and Melendez were both 2-5.

The first 4 pitchers to appear for Tri-City threw 2 innings apiece. Scott Weathersby was first; he allowed 2 runs (both on a 2-run homer) on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Ralph Garza Jr. allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Kevin McCanna allowed a run on 3 hits. Yeyfry Del Rosario was perfect as he struck out 3, and Adam Whitt struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th.

Rogelio Armenteros gets the start in the series finale, which starts at 7:00 Eastern.

Tuesday: Greeneville 7, Bristol 6

W- Samil De Los Santos (1-0)
L- Mervin Del Rosario (0-1)
S- Alejandro Solarte (1)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros got the win against the Pirates, and themselves. They overcame 6 errors to come out on top in their season opener.

The first RBI of Greeneville's 2015 season belongs to Myles Straw, who hit an RBI double in the 3rd inning to open the scoring. Aaron Mizell got the distinction of scoring the first run of the season. Randy Cesar added an RBI single in the 4th. Osvaldo Duarte hit a 1-out double in the 5th and wound up scoring on an error. Arturo Michelena tripled to lead off the 6th inning and scored on a sac fly from Cesar. In the 7th, Duarte scored on an RBI groundout from Kevin Martir, and Justin Garcia poked a groundball through the left side of the Bristol infield for an RBI single. Duarte scored on another Bristol error in the 9th.

Osvaldo Duarte finished 2-4 with a double, 2 steals (2), and 3 runs scored. In addition to his RBI double, Myles Straw walked twice and stole a base (1).

Junior Garcia went 2.1 innings and allowed an unearned run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Cris Santamaria was the first man out; he allowed a run, a double, and struck out 2 in 1.2 innings. Devonte German came on for the 5th. He got 2 outs in the inning, but not before he allowed 3 runs (all unearned; 2 inherited runners charged to him), a hit, and walked 2. Samil De Los Santos struck out 3 in 1.1 innings, but he allowed 2 of the runners he inherited from German in a bases-loaded situation to score. Alex Winkelman walked 1 and fanned 3 in 2 innings, and Alejandro Solarte worked around a solo homer from Erik Lunde to close it out.

Yhoan Acosta will get the start in game 2 of this series. He'll face Trey Supak, a La Grange native, at 7:00 Eastern.

Monday: GCL Tigers 4, GCL Astros 0

W- Logan Longwith (1-0)
L- Luis Ramirez (0-1)

GCL home runs: None.

The Kissimmee Stros were held to 1 hit in their first outing of the year. That one hit was a single hit by Bryan De La Cruz.

Luis Ramirez went 3 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits (solo homer), walked 3, and struck out 2. Carlos Hiraldo allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and fanned 1 over 2 scoreless, and Carlos Sanabria allowed 3 runs (all on home runs) on 2 hits (solo and 2-run homers), walked 1, and struck out 3 in 3 innings.

Tuesday: GCL Tigers 4, GCL Astros 1

W- Taylor Hicks (1-0)
L- Abdiel Saldaña (0-1)
S- Ryan Milton (1)

GCL home runs: None.

The Kissimmee Stros got off the schneid, run-wise, but they came out on the short end in both of their encounters with the Tigers.

Joan Mauricio singled to lead off the 1st, advanced to 3rd on a couple of groundouts, and scored on a wild pitch.

Abdiel Saldaña went 4 innings and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1. Moreno Polanco also went 4 innings; he allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Lachlan Madden threw a 1-2-3 9th.

The Kissimmee Stros will begin a 2-game set with the Yankees 2 in Kissimmee at noon Eastern.

Monday: DSL Astros Blue 7, DSL Phillies 3

W- Michel Martinez (2-0)
L- Joel Cabrera (0-3)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team was held to 6 hits, but they outscored the Phillies, so they rendered that point moot.

Cristopher Luciano opened up the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st. He stole 2nd (2) and came around to score on a double from Angel De Leon. In the 5th inning, Andy Piñeda hit into a fielder's choice that allowed Oscar Campos to score. Luciano later added a sac fly. The Blue team's 3-run 7th came in the form of a bases-loaded walk drawn by Orlando Marquez and a 2-run single from Jose Benjamin. Luciano and Juan Piñeda scored 2 runs apiece.

Michel Martinez allowed 2 unearned runs on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1 over 5 innings. Yoanys Quiala allowed a solo homer to Edwin Rodriguez, which was the only hit and run he allowed in his 3 innings. He struck out 5. Dariel Aquino allowed a hit in a scoreless 9th.

Tuesday: DSL Astros Blue 6, DSL Athletics 3

W- Joel Belboder (3-0)
L- Jhenderson Hurtado (1-1)
S- Framber Valdez (2)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team won this game despite being held to 3 hits. They were out-errored 4-0, though.

Ronny Jimenez hit a sac fly in the 2nd inning. They took full advantage of Jhenderson Hurtado's wildness in the 4th inning as they got their 3 runs in the inning without putting a ball in play against him. Only in the DSL. Jimenez and Jose Benjamin scored on wild pitches, and Andy Piñeda scampered home before the A's caught Wilson Amador stealing 2nd. Benjamin scored all the way from 1st on an errant pickoff throw in the 6th. Orlando Marquez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 9th.

Edwin Villarroel went 3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Joel Belboder was the first man out; he allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4 in 4 innings. Framber Valdez closed it out with a 2-inning save; he allowed a hit, walked 1, and fanned 1.

The best team in the DSL is playing the Athletics again.

Monday: DSL Mariners2 5, DSL Astros Orange 1

W- Alvaro Fernandez (1-0)
L- Gabriel Valdez (1-3)
S- Raul Pedie (1)

Orange home runs: None.

The Orange team got on the board first, but the Mariners 2 scored 5 unanswered to take this one.

Brandon Benavente led off the 2nd with a double, advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch, and scored on an error following a Ronny Rafael flyout. Benavente finished 2-3. Hector Martinez also had a 2-hit day.

Gabriel Valdez went 4.2 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Cristian Javier allowed an unearned run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in 2.1 innings, and Yonatan Quintin walked 1 and struck out 1 in a scoreless 8th.

Tuesday: DSL Nationals 2, DSL Astros Orange 1

W- Ramses Rosario (1-1)
L- Franklin Perez (0-1)
S- Nector Ramirez (1)

Orange home runs: None.

The Orange team left a runner on 3rd 3 times.

Marcos Almonte hit a double with 2 outs in the 5th, advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch, and scored on another wild pitch.

Franklin Perez went 3 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7. Luis Vasquez allowed a hit, walked 3, and fanned 3 over 3 scoreless, and Josue Uribe finished with 3 scoreless, allowing a hit, walking 1, and striking out 1.

These two teams are playing again at the Nationals' complex.

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