Saturday, July 11, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Friday, July 10, 2015

Let's play 2 in Williamsport!

The A clubs laid waste to their opponents.

Fresno 8, Sacramento 5

W- Luis Cruz (5-4)
L- Nik Turley (3-4)
S- Kevin Chapman (7)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizzlies looked like they'd be cruising to an 8-1 win, but suddenly, the RiverCats arose with 4 in the 8th and had the bases loaded in the 9th. However, the bullpen pulled itself together and was able to secure the win.

Robbie Grossman put Fresno on the board with a sac fly in the 2nd that tied the game at 1. L.J. Hoes added an RBI single in the 3rd inning, and in the 4th, Grossman added an RBI single to his ledger.

Tyler Heineman started off the 7th inning with a single. This turned out to be a 5-run inning as Jonathan Villar brought him home with a single. Hoes followed with a 2-run single, and then Matt Duffy hit a sac fly. Grossman finished the inning with an RBI single. Grossman (3 RBI), Hoes (3 RBI), Villar (RBI, R, SB [8]), and Heineman (R) had 2 hits apiece.

Luis Cruz had a solid outing as he allowed an unearned run on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3 in 6 innings of work. Jake Buchanan allowed 4 runs on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1.

James Hoyt got 1 out in the 9th via strikeout, but not before Sacramento loaded the bases on him by way of a hit batter, a single, and an error. Kevin Chapman was summoned to extract the Grizz from a pickle, which he did by getting Ryan Lollis to line out to Matt Duffy, and Adam Duvall grounded into a force out for the final out of the game. Whew.

Brady Rodgers will get the start in game 4 of this series. He'll take on Jack Snodgrass at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 3, Tulsa 2

W- Scott Feldman (1-0)
L- Jose De Leon (2-4)
S- Chris Devenski (2)

CC home runs: Brett Booth (3, 4 season; 2-run in 5th), Colin Moran (1, solo in 6th)

The Hooks took the series as Scott Feldman had a solid rehab start. They were also held to 5 hits, but they won the column that matters.

Feldman allowed a run on 6 hits (5 singles and a double), walked 2, and struck out 4 over 5 innings. Chris Devenski finished it off, and the only complication he encountered was a solo shot from Peter Lavin in the 9th. Devo allowed 3 other hits, walked 2, and struck out 4 in 4 innings.

All 3 of the Hooks' runs came on homers. Tulsa took the lead with 1 in the top of the 5th, but Corpus quickly took the lead as Brett Booth hit a 2-run homer in the bottom of the inning. One inning later, Colin Moran hit his first home run of the season.

Tonight, the Hooks will play the first in a 3-game series with Springfield. Michael Feliz will face Corey Baker at 7:05.

Lancaster 10, Rancho Cucamonga 0

W- Bryan Radziewski (2-2, 3-2 season)
L- Jeff Brigham (4-5)
S- Keegan Yuhl (3, 4 season)

Lancaster home runs: D.J. Fisher (7, 13 season; solo in 3rd), J.D. Davis (12, solo in 3rd), Jake Nottingham 2 (3, 13 season; 2-run in 3rd, solo in 9th), A.J. Reed (23, 3-run in 6th)

The JetHawks took the series as they dominated the Quakes in all facets of the game.

Bryan Radziewski walked 2 and struck out 3 over 5 shutout frames, and Keegan Yuhl completed the shutout as he allowed 2 hits and whiffed 5 over the final 4 innings.

Ronnie Mitchell opened up the scoring with the only RBI that did not come on a home run. He hit an RBI single in the 2nd. D.J. Fisher and J.D. Davis hit back-to-back solo shots in the 3rd. After Chase McDonald reached on an error later in the inning, Jake Nottingham went deep.

A.J. Reed bid adieu to the California League with a bang as he whacked a 3-run home run in the 6th, his 23rd of the season. Nottingham topped it off with his 2nd homer of the evening, a solo shot in the 9th. The Sheriff now has 13 homers between both A stops. He (2 HR, 3 RBI), Reed (3-R HR), and Mott Hyde had 2 hits apiece.

The JetHawks are back home, and tonight, they will begin a 3-game series with High Desert. Edison Frias will take on Trey Lambert at 6:00 Pacific.

Quad Cities 9, Burlington 1

W- Christian Powell (2-0)
L- Jake Jewell (4-5)

QC home runs: None.

Burlington got on the board first in the 1st inning, but it was all Quad Cities afterward.

By the way, that run that Burlington got off of Christian Powell in the 1st was unearned. Powell went 6 innings and allowed 5 hits while striking out 3.

Nick Tanielu ripped a 2-run double in the bottom of the 1st to put the Banditos in the lead... for good. Jamie Ritchie added an RBI single in the 5th, and the floodgates opened up in the 6th.

Trent Woodward led off the inning with a single and scored on a wild pitch. Ryan Bottger was the only player in the Quad Cities lineup to not have a hit, but he did have a sac fly in that 6-run 6th. Alex Bregman delivered the big hit of the game when he cleared the bases with a double. He'd score on a single from Ramon Laureano.

In game 2 of this series, Brandon McNitt will face Austin Robichaux. First pitch is at 6:00.

Game 1: Williamsport 1, Tri-City 0

W- Skylar Hunter (2-0)
L- Ralph Garza Jr. (0-1)

TC home runs: None.

The Crosscutters broke a scoreless tie by walking off with the win.

Bobby Wernes went 2-2 with a double and a walk. The other Tri-City hit belonged to Dex McCall.

Elieser Hernandez allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 2 over 5 shutout innings. Ralph Garza Jr. allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in 1.2 innings.

Game 2: Williamsport 3, Tri-City 2

W- Jose Tavera (2-1)
L- Zach Davis (0-1)
S- Robert Tasin (4)

TC home runs: None.

The ValleyCats were condemned to a sweep in the twinbill.

Bryan Muñiz went 3-3 and scored on an RBI single from Keach Ballard in the 4th. The other Tri-City run in the inning came when Anthony Hermelyn scored on a wild pitch.

Rogelio Armenteros went 2.2 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3. Zach Davis allowed a hit and struck out 1 over 1.2 scoreless, but got the loss for some reason. Kevin McCanna pitched 2 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3.

In the second leg of their tour of Pennsylvania, the ValleyCats are in State College. Trent Thornton will start game 1. He'll face Juan Perez at 7:05 Eastern.

Greeneville 10, Johnson City 4

W- Devonte German (1-1)
L- Ramon Santos (0-2)

Greeneville home runs: Hector Roa (3, 3-run in 3rd)

The Appy Astros scored a touchdown in the 3rd inning as they took the series.

Osvaldo Duarte opened up the scoring with an RBI single in that big 3rd inning. One batter later, Aaron Mizell ripped a 2-run double. Connor Goedert followed with an RBI single, and Hector Roa delivered the big blow with his 2nd 3-run home run in as many nights. In the 9th, Mizell hit an RBI single, Goedert ripped an RBI double, and Roa finished it off with an RBI infield single. Roa (HR, 4 RBI, R), Mizell (2B, 3 RBI, 2 R), and Duarte (RBI, R) had 2 hits apiece, while Goedert finished 4-5.

Chris Murphy allowed 2 hits and struck out 1 over 3 shutout innings. Devonte German went 3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits (solo homer) and struck out 4. Makay Nelson allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 1.2 innings. Cris Santamaria got the final out of the 8th with a strikeout, and in his pro debut, Jose Hernandez worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 9th, striking out 1.

Greeneville is back home tonight as they begin a series with Pulaski, now a Yankees affiliate. Yhoan Acosta will be on the mound for the Appy Astros in game 1, which will begin at 6:00 Eastern.

GCL Yankees2 7, GCL Astros 2

W- Leonardo Garcia (1-0)
L- Luis Ramirez (0-3)

GCL home runs: None.

The Kissimmee Stros' 2 runs both came in the 7th. Connor MacDonald hit a double that advanced Kyle Tucker to 3rd. Tucker scored on a passed ball, and MacDonald wound up scoring on a wild pitch.

Luis Ramirez got the start and allowed a run on 4 hits and struck out 4 in 4 innings.

DSL Royals 7, DSL Astros Blue 3

W- Randy Acevedo (3-2)
L- Michel Martinez (2-1)
S- Jose Tapia (2)

Blue home runs: None.

Cristopher Luciano went 2-4 with an RBI single in the 7th. Oscar Campos also finished 2-4. Ozziel Sanchez-Galan smacked an RBI double in the 2nd and also drew 2 walks.

Michel Martinez allowed 5 runs in 4 innings, but all of them were unearned. He allowed 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Yoanys Quiala allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 4 scoreless innings.

DSL Astros Orange 14, DSL Rangers1 11 in 11 innings

W- Josue Uribe (1-1)
L- Emmanuel Betances (0-1)

Orange home runs: None.

Marcos Almonte (RBI, 2 R) and Angel Tejeda (3B, RBI, R) had 3 hits apiece. Randy Vasquez (3 R), Nicolas Miranda (2 R), Felix Lucas (3 RBI, R) and Miguelangel Sierra (3 R) had 2 hits apiece, and they all hit 2-run doubles. Lucas' 2-run double was the go-ahead hit in the 11th inning.

Javier Navas, the first reliever for the Orange team, allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 over 3.2 scoreless innings.

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