Thursday, June 4, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The early bird gets the worm. The River Bandits got plenty.

What on earth did I just write.

Fresno 4, Colorado Springs 1

W- Brady Rodgers (3-3)
L- Jed Bradley (2-4)
S- Kevin Chapman (5)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Sky Sox took an early lead, but the Grizzlies scored the game's final 4 runs.

Brady Rodgers was excellent on the mound as he looks to put his early-season struggles in the rearview mirror. He allowed a run on 5 hits and struck out 2 over 7 innings of work. Mitch Lambson got 1 out in the 8th and allowed a hit. Jason Stoffel got the final 2 outs of the inning (1 via strikeout) without incident. Kevin Chapman allowed a hit and issued a walk in the 9th, but he was able to seal the deal, striking out 2.

Matt Duffy smacked a triple in the 4th and scored Fresno's first run of the game on a Jon Singleton single. Carlos Correa ripped an RBI double in the 7th to put the Grizz in the lead, and scored when Duffy grounded into a force out. In the 8th, L.J. Hoes singled, stole 2nd (8), advanced to 3rd on a double play, and scored on a wild pitch.

In game 3 of this series, Tommy Shirley takes on Josh Roenicke. First pitch is at 7:05 Mountain.

Corpus Christi 3, Northwest Arkansas 2

W- Kyle Westwood (3-2)
L- Sam Selman (1-1)
S- Jandel Gustave (6)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks scored some timely insurance runs and Mark Appel was stellar on the mound.

Appel went 5 innings and allowed an unearned run on 2 hits and struck out 3. That fine outing was much-needed, to say the least. Hope he's turning a corner. Kyle Westwood tagged in to throw 3 scoreless, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2. Jandel Gustave allowed a run in the 9th to make it a 1-run game, but he pulled himself together and finished it off. That run was unearned; Gustave also allowed 2 hits and struck out 1.

Colin Moran, who was in the lineup for just the 2nd time since coming off the DL, opened up the scoring with a sac fly in the 1st. That would be the Hooks' only run until the 8th inning, when Conrad Gregor put them in front by drawing a bases-loaded walk. Tyler White scored another run when Jio Mier grounded into a force out. Teoscar Hernandez finished 2-4 and scored 2 of the 3 Hooks runs. Andrew Aplin went 2-3.

The Hooks look to sweep the Naturals out of Corpus Christi as they send Chris Devenski to the mound. He'll face Luke Farrell, son of Red Sox manager John Farrell. First pitch is at 7:05.

Lancaster was off

The JetHawks will begin a 4-game series with Rancho Cucamonga tonight at 6:30 Pacific. Game 1 will feature a pair of Canadians on the mound. Two Ontarians, to be exact. The JetHawks will send out Evan Grills of Whitby to take on old friend Érik Bédard, a native of Navan.

Quad Cities 8, West Michigan 1

W- Jorge Perez (1-0)
L- Trent Szkutnik (3-1)
S- Austin Chrismon (2)

QC home runs: Alex Hernandez (1, 2-run in 2nd), Ramon Laureano (2, solo in 2nd), Jason Martin (2, solo in 9th)

In a game that started at 11 in the morning, the Banditos' bats were up early for this one...

Especially Jake Nottingham's. He finished 3-4, and all 3 of his hits were doubles. The first double opened up the scoring in the 1st inning. Hernandez (2-run) and Laureano (solo) hit back-to-back homers in the 2nd inning. Nottingham doubled to lead off the 6th, and he eventually scored on a Kristian Trompiz sac fly. After Jamie Ritchie doubled to begin the 8th, Nottingham hit his 3rd double of the day to bring him in. Again, Trompiz brought him home, this time with a double. Jason Martin capped off the day with his 2nd homer of the year. Trompiz finished 2-3.

After fading a bit towards the end of May, Kristian Trompiz rebounded to finish up the month and is now on a 6-game hitting streak. Despite being the youngest player in the River Bandits' lineup, he has really held his own in the Midwest League.

This was Jorge Perez's first start in pro ball. The last time he started a game was in his draft year, 2013. On this day, he threw 5 shutout innings, allowing 6 hits, walking 3, and striking out 5. Austin Chrismon came in to finish it off; he allowed a run on 2 hits and struck out 3 over the final 4 innings.

Brock Dykxhoorn gets the start in game 2 of this series. He'll take on Fernando Perez at 7 Eastern.

DSL Astros Blue 2, DSL Indians 1 in 12 innings

W- Luidin Toribio (1-0)
L- Jhon Ventura (0-1)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team held the Indians hitless through 10 innings. There were 22 zeroes put up on the scoreboard before business picked up. Both teams did their scoring in the 12th... the Astros Blue did a slightly better job, and as a result, they came out on top.

Their 2 runs in the 12th came on a pair of RBI singles from Wilson Amador and Andy Piñeda. Amador opened the scoring, and an error allowed him to advance to 3rd. Piñeda finished 2-5 with a double and a stolen base (6). Cristopher Luciano went 2-4 with a double. Oscar Campos had an excellent day behind the plate; the Indians tried to steal on him 4 times and were caught each time.

Hector Perez made his debut and all he did was throw 5 perfect innings and strike out 5. Jorge Alcala was the first man out of the bullpen; he walked 4 and struck out 1 over 3 innings. Luis Castro threw 2 scoreless and walked 1. Luidin Toribio finished it off; he allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 2 in 2 innings of work.

The Blue team is currently playing a game at the Royals complex.

DSL Angels 3, DSL Astros Orange 1

W- Cesar Melendez (1-0)
L- Bryan Abreu (0-1)
S- Jorge Tavarez (1)

Orange home runs: None.

The Orange team is still searching for that first win.

Juan Fuente went 2-4 with a steal (1) and an RBI single in the 9th for their only run.

Bryan Abreu went 4.2 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits (2-run homer), walked 3, and struck out 3. Cesar Rosado tagged in for 3.1 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits, walking 1, and striking out 4. Yonatan Quintin worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 9th, striking out 1.

Right now, the Orange team is playing the Rangers 1.

1 comment:

  1. correction - Jason Martin is also under age 20 in the QC line-up. Thanks