Thursday, July 16, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pan Am Games: Puerto Rico 8, Colombia 7

The Puerto Ricans scored 5 in the 7th and walked off with the win with 2 in the bottom of the 9th inning. Roberto Peña went 0-4 for Puerto Rico.

At 3-1, Puerto Rico and the United States are both tied for 2nd. They're both looking up at Canada, who is undefeated in their 4 preliminary round games. The U.S. beat Nicaragua 6-0, holding them to 2 hits.

The Americans will face the Dominican Republic at 12:05 Eastern, while Puerto Rico will take on Canada at 7:05 Eastern.

Everyone (except Fresno) got back to it last night.

AAA All-Star Game: International League 4, Pacific Coast League 3

The IL All-Stars made a comeback with 3 runs in the top of the 9th.

Tyson Perez came on in the 5th for the PCL and worked around a hit to throw a scoreless frame, striking out 2.

The Grizzlies are back in action tonight as they will begin a 4-game series with El Paso. Asher Wojciechowski will start game 1 against Jason Lane at 7:05 Pacific.

Frisco 9, Corpus Christi 5

W- Lendy Castillo (2-0)
L- Chris Devenski (7-2)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks had a disastrous 6th inning as the Roughriders scored 7 runs in the frame to seize control.

Alfredo Gonzalez put Corpus on the board by drawing a bases-loaded walk in the 5th. Brett Phillips followed with a 2-run single. In the 6th, Colin Moran hit an RBI single, and Alfredo pulled a run back in the 9th with an RBI single. Moran and Gonzalez had 2 hits apiece.

Chris Devenski went 5.1 innings and allowed 6 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 10 hits and struck out 8. Reymin Guduan faced 4 batters in the 6th and walked all of them. He allowed 3 runs (2 earned, 2 inherited runners charged to him). Aaron West was technically unscathed, but he allowed 2 of the 3 runners he inherited from Guduan to score. In 2.2 innings, West allowed 2 hits and struck out 1.

In game 2 of this series, Brian Holmes will face Jose Leclerc. First pitch is at 7:05.

Inland Empire 3, Lancaster 2

W- Jeremy Rhoades (1-0)
L- Dan Mengden (2-1, 6-2 season)
S- Geoff Broussard (9)

Lancaster home runs: Marc Wik (7, solo in 3rd)

The JetHawks had a golden opportunity fall by the wayside in the 8th inning.

Marc Wik put the JetHawks on the board and tied the game at 1 with a solo shot in the 3rd, hit 7th of the year. For a time, that was the only hit on the board for Lancaster. The other JetHawks run came on an RBI single from Ronnie Mitchell in the 7th. Wik finished 2-3 and doubled to lead off the 8th, but he was thrown out trying to stretch it into a triple. James Ramsay singled and Mott Hyde was plunked later in the inning, but they were both stranded.

Akeem Bostick allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 5 innings of work. Dan Mengden pitched the final 3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7.

In game 3 of this series, Keegan Yuhl will face Victor Alcantara. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Quad Cities 2, Wisconsin 1 in 10 innings

W- Ryan Thompson (3-2)
L- Angel Ventura (3-4)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos were outhit 11-6, but they won in the column that matters. They scratched across a run in the first extra frame.

Bobby Boyd led off the game with a single, stole his way to 3rd, and scored the first run of the game on an Alex Bregman groundout. The Timber Rattlers got a run in the 3rd to tie the game. That's how it stood until the top of the 10th.

Sean McMullen hit a triple with 1 out in the 10th and scored the go-ahead run on a single from Drew Ferguson. Both McMullen and Ferguson finished 2-4, and Boyd ended up stealing 3 bases (23). Ferguson was playing his first game as a River Bandit.

Josh James went 4.2 innings and allowed a run on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. In his Quad Cities debut, Elieser Hernandez allowed 3 hits and struck out 5 over 3.1 scoreless. Ryan Thompson allowed a hit and struck out 3 over 2 scoreless and got the W.

Francis Martes will be on the mound for the Banditos tonight. He'll take on Zach Hirsch at 7:05.

Tri-City 6, Vermont 5

W- Zac Grotz (1-0, 2-0 season)
L- John Gorman (0-1)

TC home runs: None.

The ValleyCats walked off with the win thanks to a single from Dex McCall in the bottom of the 9th.

McCall, who finished 3-5, opened up the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st. He later scored on an RBI single from Garrett Stubbs. In the 2nd, Aaron Mizell hit a sac fly, and Anthony Hermelyn added an RBI single. Pat Porter tripled with 1 out in the 6th and scored himself on a wild pitch.

Garrett Stubbs finished 2-4, while Johnny Sewald went 1-3 with 2 walks, 2 runs scored, and a stolen base (15).

Zac Person went 3 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Kevin McCanna allowed 3 unearned runs on 4 hits, walked 1, and fanned 5 over 2.2 innings. Ralph Garza Jr. was next up... he allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5 in 2.1 innings. Zac Grotz struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th and got the win when McCall ended the game.

In game 2 of this series, Rogelio Armenteros takes on Chris Kohler. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

Greeneville 5, Johnson City 0

W- Junior Garcia (2-0)
L- Ronnie Williams (1-1)
S- Ryan Deemes (1)

Greeneville home runs: Osvaldo Duarte (2, 2-run in 2nd)

The Appy Astros won their 2nd consecutive 5-0 game as the pitching was once again excellent. Junior Garcia and 2 relievers combined on a 5-hit shutout.

Garcia allowed 3 hits and struck out 2 over 5 innings. Devonte German worked around a hit in the 6th and struck out 2. Ryan Deemes allowed a hit and struck out 1 to earn a 3-inning save.

Brauly Mejia opened the scoring by drawing a bases-loaded walk in the 1st, and Justin Garcia added an RBI groundout. Osvaldo Duarte smacked a 2-run homer in the 2nd, his 2nd of the year. Connor Goedert drove in the final run of the evening with a groundout in the 9th.

Makay Nelson will be on the mound tonight for Greeneville. He'll face Julio Mateo at 7:00 Eastern.

GCL Astros 3, GCL Phillies 2

W- Hector Perez (1-0)
L- Edgar Garcia (1-1)
S- Lachlan Madden (3)

GCL home runs: None.

Wander Franco opened the scoring with an RBI double in the 1st, and Connor MacDonald, who finished 2-4, followed with an RBI single. Daz Cameron went 2-4 with a stolen base (4) and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the 8th.

Carlos Sanabria went 5 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4. In his U.S. debut, Hector Perez allowed a run on a sac fly, walked 2, and struck out 3 in 3 innings. It got a little hairy for Lachlan Madden as the Phillies got 3 hits off of him in the 9th. However, 2 of the 3 outs recorded in the inning were runners thrown out at home.

DSL Phillies 5, DSL Astros Blue 0

W- Randy Alcantara (6-0)
L- Hansel Paulino (1-2)

Blue home runs: None.

Edgar Lorenzo finished 2-4 as the Blue team was held off the scoreboard.

In his first career appearance, Ricardo Castro allowed a hit and struck out 5 over 4 shutout innings. Hansel Paulino allowed an unearned run on 2 hits in 3 innings of work.

DSL Mariners2 3, DSL Astros Orange 1

W- Raul Pedie (6-0)
L- Josue Uribe (1-2)

Orange home runs: Marcos Almonte (3, solo in 7th)

Almonte's homer was the only Orange run. He finished 2-4. Miguelangel Sierra went 2-3 with a double and 2 walks.

Cristian Javier got the start and allowed 3 hits while striking out 4 over 4 shutout innings. Gabriel Valdez allowed a solo homer to Angel Jimenez in the 7th, which was the only hit he allowed in 4 innings. He struck out 2. The Mariners got to Josue Uribe for 2 in the 9th.

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