Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, July 20, and Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Colin Moran catching fire.

They played 2 in Troy on Monday!

Monday: Fresno 9, Las Vegas 2

W- Brett Oberholtzer (3-2)
L- Luis Cessa (0-2)

Fresno home runs: None.

Andrew Aplin: 3-4, 2 RBI, R, SB (10, 22 season)
Leo Heras: 1-4, 3B, RBI (AAA debut)
Tyler White: 2-4, BB, 2 R
Domingo Santana: 2-5, 3 RBI, R

Brett Oberholtzer: 7 IP, 3 H (solo homer), 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
James Hoyt: 2 IP, BB, K

Tuesday: Las Vegas 4, Fresno 0

W- Matt Bowman (7-10)
L- Brady Rodgers (8-5)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizz were held to just 2 hits in Sin City.

Matt Duffy and Tyler White had 1 hit apiece. Tony Kemp stole a base (11, 26 season).

Brady Rodgers allowed 2 runs on 7 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 5 in 6 innings of work. Jordan Jankowski struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 7th, and Tyson Perez allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and walked 2 in the 8th.

In game 3 of this series, Mike Hauschild will face Darin Gorski. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Monday: Midland 9, Corpus Christi 5

W- Dillon Overton (2-1)
L- R.J. Alaniz (2-2)

CC home runs: Teoscar Hernandez (9, solo in 1st), Colin Moran (2, solo in 9th)

Colin Moran: 3-5, 2B, solo HR (2), 2 R
Teoscar Hernandez: solo HR (9), 2 R
A.J. Reed: 2-5, 2B
Jack Mayfield: 2-5, RBI, R

Joe Musgrove: 2 IP, 2 H (solo homer), ER, K; 1st appearance since being activated from DL
Juan Minaya: 3rd pitcher to appear; 2.1 IP, H, BB, 4 K

Tuesday: Midland 9, Corpus Christi 7

W- Omar Duran (1-0)
L- Chris Devenski  (7-3)
S- Tucker Healy (3)

CC home runs: Colin Moran (3, 2-run in 1st)

The Hooks led 6-3 after the 3rd inning, but the Rockhounds outscored them 6-1 to close the game.

Colin Moran put Corpus on the board with a 2-run homer in the 1st, his 2nd blast in as many nights. Brett Phillips added an RBI single in the 2nd inning. None of their 3 runs in the 3rd were driven in. Chan-Jong Moon reached on an error that allowed both A.J. Reed and Jio Mier to score. Moon then stole 2nd (11, 16 season), and Danry Vásquez, who was on 3rd, scored on another error. Jio hit an RBI groundout in the 4th. Moon and Moran had 2 hits apiece.

Chris Devenski went 4.1 innings and allowed 8 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 12 hits (3-run homer), walked 2, and struck out 1. Chris Cotton was the first man out; he allowed a solo homer to Chad Pinder in the 6th, which was the only hit he allowed in 1.2 innings. He walked 1 and struck out 1. Reymin Guduan was next; he walked 1 and struck out 3 in 1.1 innings, and Jandel Gustave allowed a hit and struck out 2 in 1.2 innings.

The Hooks will look for a split as Brian Holmes takes on Tim Atherton at 7:05.

Monday: San Jose 5, Lancaster 4 in 11 innings

W- Jake Smith (3-2)
L- Albert Minnis (1-3)

Lancaster home runs: Chase McDonald (16, 3-run in 4th)

All of Lancaster's runs were scored in the 4th inning.

Chase McDonald: 2-5, 3-R HR (16)
Ronnie Mitchell: 1-5, RBI

Dan Mengden: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Andrew Walter: 3rd pitcher to appear; 2.2 IP, H, 3 BB, 2 K

Tuesday: San Jose 10, Lancaster 2

W- Luis Ysla (1-4)
L- Akeem Bostick (1-3, 4-4 season)

Lancaster home runs: None.

Well, the game started off well enough for the JetHawks. With the loss, the JetHawks were swept out of San Jose and are now on a 5-game slide.

Ronnie Mitchell opened the scoring with a 2-run triple in the 1st... and that was it. The other Lancaster hit was a Brian Holberton single in the 9th.

Akeem Bostick allowed 8 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 9 hits (solo homer), walked 3, and struck out 4 in 4 innings. Jordan Mills went 2.1 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 1, and fanned 2. Aaron Greenwood allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in 1.2 innings.

The JetHawks are back home as they look to snap their losing streak. They'll begin a 4-game set with Stockton tomorrow.

Monday: Quad Cities 14, Cedar Rapids 5

W- Eric Peterson (5-4)
L- Keaton Steele (2-3)

QC home runs: Ryan Bottger (5, solo in 6th)

Alex Bregman: 3-5, RBI, 3 R, BB
Ryan Bottger: 3-5, solo HR (5), 2 RBI, 2 R
Bobby Boyd: 2-5, 2 R, BB
Jason Martin: 2-5, 2B, 3B, RBI, 2 R, BB
Ramon Laureano: 2-5, RBI, 3 R
Drew Ferguson: 2-4, 2B, 4 RBI, R

Elieser Hernandez: 4 IP, 2 H, BB, 6 K

Tuesday: Kane County 9, Quad Cities 5

W- Nick Baker (7-1)
L- Josh James (2-2)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos took a 5-1 lead heading into the bottom of the 5th, but the Cougars scored 5 to take the lead and added 3 more to take this one.

Bobby Boyd put Quad Cities on the board with an RBI single in the 2nd. Jason Martin added an RBI single, and with the bases loaded, Nick Tanielu was plunked and Drew Ferguson walked in another run. In the 5th, Trent Woodward grounded into a force out that scored Sean McMullen.

Martin finished 4-5, while Ferguson, McMullen, Ryan Bottger, and Kristian Trompiz had 2 hits apiece.

Josh James went 4.1 innings and allowed 6 runs (4 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) on 8 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Mr. Gold Medalist, Brock Dykxhoorn, was the first man out; he went 2.2 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Ryan Thompson worked around a walk to throw a scoreless 8th, striking out 1.

In game 2 of this series, Christian Powell will face Brad Keller at 6:30.

Monday Game 1: Tri-City 7, Aberdeen 2

W- Alex Winkelman (1-0, 3-1 season)
L- Zach Albin (0-4)

TC home runs: None.

Dex McCall: 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Bryan Muñiz: 1-1, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 R
Anthony Hermelyn: 2-4, RBI, R

Alex Winkelman: 5 IP, 4 H, ER, 6 K
Yeyfry Del Rosario: 2 IP, H (solo homer), ER, 3 K

Monday Game 2: Aberdeen 3, Tri-City 1 in 8 innings

W- Garrett Cleavinger (1-0)
L- Zac Grotz (1-1)
S- Ryan Meisinger (5)

TC home runs: Richard Gonzalez (1, solo in 5th)

Richard Gonzalez: 1-2, solo HR (1)
Kolbey Carpenter: 1-3

Harold Arauz: 5 IP, 3 H (solo homer), ER, 5 K
Juan Carlos Santos: 1.2 IP, H, BB, 2 K

Tuesday: Lowell 2, Tri-City 1

W- Logan Boyd (1-0)
L- Kevin McCanna (0-2)
S- Bobby Poyner (4)

TC home runs: None.

The Spinners came out on top in the first game of this battle for 1st in the NYPL's Stedler Division.

Bobby Wernes went 3-3 with an RBI single in the 2nd inning. Bryan Muñiz was 2-3 with a double and walked twice. Tony Nuñez appeared at the plate 3 times and walked each time.

Kevin McCanna went 4 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Ralph Garza Jr. was the first man out and fired 3 scoreless, allowing 2 hits, walking 1, and whiffing 5. Zac Person threw a 1-2-3 8th inning.

These two teams are currently in a game. The ValleyCats have a 4-1 lead in the 4th inning.

Tuesday: Greeneville 6, Bluefield 1

The series finale with Kingsport on Monday was postponed. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 27.

W- Junior Garcia (3-0)
L- Zak Wasilewski (1-2)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros mounted a late uprising on offense that spurred them to a win.

Randy Cesar tied the game with an RBI single in the 6th. Ford Stainback scored the go-ahead run on an error in the 7th inning, and then Greeneville busted the game open with 4 runs in the 8th.

Brauly Mejia delivered the big hit in the inning with a 2-run triple. Stainback and Luis Payano followed with RBI singles. Everyone in the Greeneville lineup had a hit except for Marlon Avea, who still managed to score a run. Myles Straw went 3-5 with a triple. Connor Goedert, Hector Roa, and Brauly Mejia had 2 hits each.

Ryan Deemes allowed a run on 5 hits and fanned 3 in 5 innings of work. Junior Garcia walked 2 and struck out 2 over the final 4 innings.

Chris Murphy will be on the mound tonight. First pitch is at 7:00.

GCL Astros

The Kissimmee Stros allowed 3 in the top of the 9th and lost 3-2 to the Blue Jays on Monday. Ugh. Kyle Tucker went 2-4 and scored a run. Ruben Castro went 2-2 with an RBI single in the 4th. Wander Franco was 2-3 with a double, and Nestor Tejada finished 2-4.

Hector Perez allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 2 over 4 scoreless innings.

But, they returned the favor by scoring 1 in the 8th and 4 in the 9th to win 5-0 on Tuesday. Kyle Tucker cleared the bases with a triple in the 9th and scored on an error. Daz Cameron went 2-4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Jorge Martinez broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the 8th. Bryan De La Cruz and Ihan Bernal had 2 hits apiece.

Moreno Polanco threw 5 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits, walking 1, and striking out 2. Dylan James walked 1 in a scoreless 6th, and Carlos Hiraldo allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1.

DSL Astros Blue

The Blue team lost 2 to the Indians: 13-10 on Monday and 6-5 on Tuesday.

Orlando Marquez and Edgar Lorenzo had 3 hits each on Monday, while 5 others had 2 hits.

On Tuesday, they scored 3 in the 7th to take a 5-4 lead, but the Indians retook that lead with 2 in the bottom of the inning. Ozziel Sanchez-Galan went 3-5 with a double, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored.

DSL Astros Orange

On the other hand, the Orange team got 2 shutout wins over the Angels, winning 3-0 and 8-0.

On Monday, Darlin Figueroa went 2-4 with an RBI single in the 2nd and a solo homer in the 7th in his first game. Hector Martinez scored on a wild pitch in the 9th.

Bryan Abreu threw 4 scoreless, allowing 2 hits, walking 1, and striking out 4. Cesar Rosado allowed a hit, walked 5, and struck out 5 in 3.2 innings. Josue Uribe got the save; he allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 2 in 1.1 innings.

On Tuesday, Gabriel Valdez, Cristian Javier, and Edwin Villarroel combined on a 2-hitter. Valdez allowed a hit and fanned 3 in 4 innings, Javier allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 5 over 4 innings, and Villarroel struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th.

They scored a touchdown in the 4th and completed the 2-point conversion in the 5th. Randy Vasquez went 4-4 with 2 doubles. The second one came during his 2nd trip to the plate in that big 4th inning and drove in a run. He scored the first run of the game on an RBI double from Anthony Rodriguez. Carlos Machado added an RBI single, and Angel Tejeda hit a sac fly. Miguelangel Sierra ripped a 2-run triple, and he later scored on an error that allowed Marcos Almonte to reach. Nicolas Miranda tripled in the 5th and scored on a groundout from Machado. Miranda hit 2 triples. Alejandro Garcia, a Cuban defector who signed with the Astros on July 2, made his debut and went 1-4 with a run scored at the top of the order.

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