Saturday, June 27, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Friday, June 26, 2015

Late-inning heroics in Reno, while Alex Bregman made the jump into pro ball.

Fresno 4, Reno 1

W- Tyson Perez (1-2)
L- Jhoulys Chacín (1-1)

Fresno home runs: None.

For 8 innings, the Grizzlies had nothing going for them on offense. What's that saying again? Better late than never?

All 4 of their runs came in the top of the 9th inning. Jonathan Villar kicked things off with a double with 1 out in the inning. One batter later, Alex Presley tied the game with an RBI triple. Matt Duffy followed by giving Fresno the lead with an RBI single. Later, Robbie Grossman added a 2-run single for insurance. Villar and Grossman finished with 2 hits apiece.

Mike Hauschild pitched 6+ innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. He left 2 runners on in the 7th for Kevin Chapman, who issued a walk, but got out of the inning without conceding any runs. He struck out 1. Tyson Perez struck out 2 over 2 perfect frames to earn the win.

Next up is a day-night doubleheader. Game 1 will be at 1:05 Pacific, and Mark Appel will make his AAA debut as he goes up against Gabriel Arias. Dan Straily will take on Justin Marks in game 2, which begins at 7:05 Pacific.

Frisco 10, Corpus Christi 8

W- Jefri Hernandez (1-0)
L- Travis Ballew (3-2)
S- David Martinez (8)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks battled back from a 6-0 deficit and scored 5 after stretch time to take an 8-6 lead.... only to see the Roughriders steal the lead back with 4 in the top of the 9th.

Brett Phillips got on the board in the 5th as he ripped a 2-run triple. He wound up scoring on a passed ball. In the 7th, Tyler White hit an RBI single, and an error allowed Maverick and Colin Moran to both score. Jon Kemmer added a sac fly, and Danry Vásquez hit an RBI single.

Kyle Westwood went 4.2 innings and allowed 5 runs (4 earned, 2 inherited runners charged to him) on 10 hits (9 singles and a double), walked 1, and struck out 2. R.J. Alaniz was the first man out; he went 3.2 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 5 hits (3-run homer that allowed the 2 runners he inherited from Westwood to score) and struck out 3. Travis Ballew got the final 2 outs of the 9th, but, in addition to allowing the 2 runners he inherited from Alaniz to score, he allowed 2 runs (1 earned), a triple, walked 1, and struck out 1.

Adrian Houser will get the start in game 3 of this series. He'll face Frank Lopez at 7:05.

Lancaster 8, Bakersfield 1

W- Austin Chrismon (2-1, 6-2 season)
L- Eddie Campbell (3-3)
S- Dan Mengden (1)

Lancaster home runs: A.J. Reed (19, 2-run in 1st)

The JetHawks scored in the first 5 innings and fine mound performances from Austin Chrismon and Dan Mengden to get the win.

A.J. Reed opened things up with a bang as he whacked a 2-run home run in the 1st inning, his 19th homer of the year. The JetHawks got RBI singles in the 2nd and 3rd from Ronnie Mitchell and Alfredo Gonzalez, respectively. In the 4th inning, Marc Wik stole 2nd, and on the ensuing errant throw, Mitchell scored. Mitchell struck again in the 5th as responded to a bases-loaded situation by ripping a 2-run double. Mott Hyde drove in the final run of the evening with a sac fly. Mitchell (2B, 2 RBI, 3 BB, R), Reed (2-R HR, 2 R), and Chase McDonald (BB, R) finished with 2 hits apiece.

Austin Chrismon went 5 innings and allowed a run on 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Dan Mengden finished it off as he walked 2 and struck out 5 over the final 4 innings.

In game 3 of this series, Bryan Radziewski will face Dan Altavilla. First pitch is at 7:45 Pacific.

Quad Cities 4, Cedar Rapids 3 in 10 innings

W- Eric Peterson (4-3)
L- Randy LeBlanc (5-1)
S- Angel Heredia (2)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos offense took a little time to get going, but they got off the ground late and got on the board in this series with an extra-inning win.

The big story coming out of the Midwest League was Alex Bregman. The #2 overall pick decided to hit the ground running after signing, and the Astros obliged by sending him to the River Bandits. He served as the DH in his pro debut and hit 2nd. He finished 1-5.

Jamie Ritchie put Quad Cities on the board with an RBI groundout in the 7th. Bobby Boyd came through in a big situation with a 2-run single in the 8th that tied the game at 3. Ramon Laureano hit a 1-out triple in the 10th, and Kristian Trompiz put them ahead with a sac fly. Jason Martin finished 3-5, while Nick Tanielu (R), Laureano (3B, R), and Boyd (3B, 2 RBI, R) all went 2-5.

Josh James went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 4, and struck out 3. Also making his pro debut was 7th-rounder Michael Freeman. He allowed a run, a hit, and walked 1 in 2 innings. Eric Peterson pitched 2 innings and allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 2. Angel Heredia struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 10th to finish things off.

In the series finale, Brock Dykxhoorn will face Keaton Steele at 6:35.

Staten Island 7, Tri-City 4

W- Sean Carley (1-1)
L- Yeyfry Del Rosario (2-1)

TC home runs: None.

The ValleyCats scored 4 in the 2nd to take the lead, but the Yankees scored 5 unanswered to take this one.

Cesar Carrasco cleared the bases with a double, and he came around to score on a bunt single from Keach Ballard that reached the outfield.

Dean Deetz went 3.2 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Joselo Pinales got the final out of the 4th. Agapito Barrios was next; he allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 over 2 scoreless. Yeyfry Del Rosario allowed 2 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 4 hits and struck out 2, and Zach Davis allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 1.2 innings.

Harold Arauz will look to bounce back from a rough first start as he takes the mound in the series finale. He'll face Ethan Carnes at 7:00 Eastern.

Danville 4, Greeneville 0 in 8.5 innings

W- Stephen Moore (1-0)
L- Alejandro Solarte (0-1)
S- Sean McLaughlin (1)

Greeneville home runs: None.

This game was called with 2 outs in the top of the 9th due to lightning. Danville got the breakthrough late as they scored 1 in the 8th and added 3 more in the 9th.

Connor Goedert went 2-2 with a double. Osvaldo Duarte, Myles Straw, and Aaron Mizell recorded the other hits.

Salvador Montaño had a solid 2015 debut as he allowed 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 5 over 5 shutout innings. Brandon Culbreth allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 2 over 2 scoreless. This was his first appearance for the organization since August 28, 2013. The Braves got to Alejandro Solarte for their 4 runs, which he allowed in 1.2 innings. Only one of them was earned, however. Solarte allowed 6 hits and struck out 2. Juan Delis was supposed to come on, but lightning nixed that plan.

Erasmo Pinales will be on the mound for the Appy Astros in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

GCL Pirates 4, GCL Astros 2

W- Gerardo Navarro (1-0)
L- Luis Ramirez (0-2)
S- Jen-Lei Liao (1)

GCL home runs: None.

It's been tough sledding in the early going for the Kissimmee Stros. Both teams got runs in the 2nd and the 3rd innings, but it was the Pirates that had the final say in this one.

Jared Cruz hit an RBI single in the 2nd, and Frankeny Fernandez was credited with an RBI after an error allowed Vicente Sanchez to score in the 3rd.

Carlos Sanabria went 3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1. Starlyng Sanchez struck out 1 over 2 perfect frames. Luis Ramirez allowed 2 runs on 6 hits in 3 innings, and Lachlan Madden threw a 1-2-3 9th, striking out 1.

The GCLstros are in Bradenton to take on these very same Pirates. The game will start shortly.

DSL Indians 7, DSL Astros Blue 3

W- Jean Carlos Mejia (2-1)
L- Felipe Tejada (0-1)
S- Ramon Tineo (1)

Blue home runs: None.

Well, the best team in the DSL got swept by the last-place team in their division. It happens....

Their 3 runs came in the 9th as Andy Piñeda drew a bases-loaded walk, Cristopher Luciano hit a sac fly, and Ozziel Sanchez-Galan scored on a wild pitch. Jose Benjamin finished 2-3. They drew 11 walks, but they couldn't take advantage of the free baserunners.

Felipe Tejada went 4 innings and allowed 3 runs (all on a 3-run homer) on 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 6. Luis Castro allowed 3 runs (2 earned, 2 inherited runners charged to him) on 3 hits and walked 2 in 1+ inning. Luidin Toribio pitched 2.1 innings and allowed a run, a hit, walked 3, and struck out 2. Jacques Sambo got the final 2 outs of the 9th, striking out 1.

The Blue team is currently at the Royals complex.

DSL Angels 13, DSL Astros Orange 7

W- Raymundo Gonzalez (3-3)
L- Ezequiel Madera (0-1)
S- Jefry Yan (1)

Orange home runs: Hector Martinez (2, 2-run in 2nd), Randy Vasquez (1, solo in 8th)

Well, the Orange team held a 6-0 lead after the 5th, but the Angels went off on a 13-1 run to close the game.

Hector Martinez opened the scoring with a 2-run homer in the 2nd and later added an RBI groundout in the 4th. Brandon Benavente laid down a sacrifice bunt, and on the ensuing error, Miguelangel Sierra scored. Felix Lucas later added a sac fly. Sierra hit a sac fly in the 5th. Randy Vasquez connected for his first career homer in the 8th. Juan Fuente went 2-5 with a double and a run scored.

Bryan Abreu kicked things off with a fantastic start as he allowed 2 hits and struck out 6 over 5 shutout innings. Unfortunately, his effort was kicked to the wayside as the bullpen couldn't back him up. Let's just leave it at that.

The Orange team is currently taking on the Rangers 1.

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