Saturday, July 25, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Thursday, July 23, 2015 and Friday, July 24, 2015

Fireworks in Frisco.

Suddenly, Lancaster's series with Stockton became the Jake Nottingham/Dan Mengden Reunion Series.

Thursday: Las Vegas 9, Fresno 4

W- Dillon Gee (4-1)
L- Asher Wojciechowski (5-2)

Fresno home runs: Matt Duffy (15, solo in 4th)

The game started off well enough for the Grizz as they took an early 2-0 lead, but it was all Vegas after that.

Fresno got 2 runs in the 1st off a pair of RBI doubles from Tyler White and Matt Duffy. Duffy smacked a solo homer in the 4th to give the Grizzlies a 3-0 lead, but the 51s scored 4 in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. Max Stassi scored on an error in the 5th following a Tony Kemp lineout.

Duffy and Robbie Grossman had 2 hits apiece, while White drew 2 walks to go with his double.

Asher Wojciechowski went 4.2 innings and allowed 7 runs on 9 hits (3 2-run homers), walked 3, and struck out 2. Jason Stoffel was the first man out; he went 1.1 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Jordan Jankowski and Kevin Chapman both pitched a scoreless inning. Jankowski walked 1 and struck out 1 in the 7th, and Chapman allowed a hit while striking out 1 in the 8th.

Friday: Fresno 9, Tacoma 3

W- Dan Straily (8-6)
L- James Gillheeney (1-2)

Fresno home runs: Jonathan Villar (3, led off game)

The Grizz were up 9-0, and despite a late snag, they came out with the win in the first of 4 games.

Jonathan Villar's homer led off the game. In the 2nd, Tyler Heineman added a 2-run single. Leo Heras ripped an RBI double in the 4th, and Heineman scored on a fielder's choice. Tyler White added a 2-run single to push the lead to 7-0. Domingo Santana hit a 2-run single of his own in the 6th.

Villar (2 RBI, 3 R) and Nolan Fontana (2B, R) had 3 hits apiece, while White (2B, 2 RBI, R) and Domingo (2 RBI) had 2-hit games.

Dan Straily allowed just 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7 over 8 shutout innings. Luis Cruz allowed 3 runs on 2 hits and walked 2 in the 9th, but that was alright, since he had an 8-run cushion to work with.

Mark Appel is on the mound tonight. He'll take on Forrest Snow in a battle of former Pac-12 pitchers at 7:05 Pacific.

Thursday: Frisco 6, Corpus Christi 5

W- Cody Ege (3-2)
L- Travis Ballew (3-4)
S- Andrew Faulkner (1)

CC home runs: Teoscar Hernandez (11, solo in 1st), Jon Kemmer (13, 2-run in 4th), Jack Mayfield (3, 10 season; 2-run in 6th)

Both teams hit 3 homers, which accounted for 5 of their runs. However, the Roughriders managed to get one over on the Hooks late to take this game.

In the Hooks' case, all 5 of their runs came on their 3 blasts. Teoscar Hernandez opened up the scoring with a solo shot in the 1st, his 11th of the season. Jon Kemmer hit a 2-run homer in the 4th, his 13th of the year, and Jack Mayfield hit a 2-run homer in the 6th, his 3rd in the Texas League and 10th overall. Kemmer went 2-4 and was the only Hook to finish with a multi-hit game.

Adrian Houser went 4.2 innings and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits (solo and 2 2-run homers), walked 4, and struck out 3. Juan Minaya was the first man out of the Corpus bullpen; he struck out 5 over 2.1 perfect innings. Travis Ballew got 2 outs in the 8th, but Frisco broke the tie off of him with a run on a force out. Chris Cotton got the final out of the 8th without incident.

Friday: Corpus Christi 9, Frisco 3

W- Michael Feliz (4-2, 5-3 season)
L- Lendy Castillo (2-1)
S- Joe Musgrove (1)

CC home runs: Teoscar Hernandez 2 (13; solo in 1st, 3-run in 6th), A.J. Reed (2, 25 season; 2-run in 9th)

The Hooks blew this game wide open with a 5-run 6th inning.

Teoscar opened up the scoring with a solo shot in the 1st, his 3rd consecutive game with a home run. Jed Lowrie continued his rehab by going 2-3 with a double. He also hit an RBI single in the 3rd inning. Roberto Peña put the Hooks in front in the 6th inning with a 2-run single, and Teoscar struck again with a 3-run home run. A.J. Reed topped it off with a 2-run homer in the 9th, his 25th of 2015.

Michael Feliz got the cobwebs out after a shaky start. He went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 7 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and fanned 5. Joe Musgrove allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck otu 5 over 4 scoreless.

In game 3 of this series, Kyle Westwood will face Vitcor Payano. First pitch is at 7:05.

Thursday: Lancaster 6, Stockton 1

W- Bryan Radziewski (3-3, 4-3 season)
L- Taylor Thompson (0-1)

Lancaster home runs: Ronnie Mitchell (7, solo in 5th), Jamie Ritchie (1, 5 season; solo in 7th)

The Ports got on the board first, but the duo of Keegan Yuhl and Bryan Radziewski held them to 3 hits and the JetHawks scored the final 6 runs of the evening.

Yuhl allowed an unearned run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6 in 5 innings of work. and Radziewski struck out 3 over 4 perfect frames.

Ronnie Mitchell put Lancaster on the board with a solo shot in the 5th. The JetHawks seized control with 4 in the 6th as Chase McDonald put them in the lead with an RBI single. They had the bases loaded later in the 6th and Mott Hyde cleared them with a double. Jamie Ritchie connected for his first home run in the California League with a solo shot in the 7th. Hyde (3-R 2B), McDonald (RBI single), and D.J. Fisher had 2 hits apiece. Jake Nottingham went 1-4 for Stockton.

Friday: Stockton 5, Lancaster 4

W- Sam Bragg (5-2)
L- Troy Scribner (2-5)
S- Brendan McCurry (20)

Lancaster home runs: None.

The Ports scored 3 in the 6th to take the lead, and the JetHawks were silenced the rest of the way.

Ronnie Mitchell opened the scoring in the 2nd when he scored on a passed ball. D.J. Fisher tripled to lead off the 3rd and scored on a Jamie Ritchie sac fly. Brian Holberton hit an RBI single in the 4th, and Chase McDonald added another RBI single in the 5th. Fisher finished 3-4.

In his Lancaster debut, Francis Martes went 5.2 innings and allowed 4 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 6 hits, walked 2, and struck out 9. Troy Scribner went 1.1 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits (3-run homer; 2 runs were charged to Martes) and struck out 1. Tyler Brunnemann allowed 2 hits and struck out 1 over 2 innings.

Edison Frias will get the start for Lancaster tonight. He'll take on Dan Mengden at 6:00 Pacific.

Thursday: Kane County 5, Quad Cities 2

W- Wei-Chih Huang (5-1)
L- Jorge Perez (1-2)

QC home runs: None.

The River Bandits dropped the series, which was the first time this season that they've lost a series on the road. It took until late July for this to occur. Yeah, they've had a pretty good season. They tied the game at 2 in the top of the 8th, only to see the Cougars re-take the lead with 3 in the bottom of the 8th.

Bobby Boyd hit a 1-out triple in the 8th and trotted home on a Jason Martin triple. Martin came home on a sac fly from Alex Bregman. Trent Woodward finished 2-4.

Justin Ferrell allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in 6 innings of work. Jorge Perez pitched the final 2 innings and allowed 4 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 1.

Friday: Quad Cities 1, Burlington 0

W- David Paulino (3-2, 4-2 season)
L- Justin Anderson (6-8)
S- Eric Peterson (5)

QC home runs: None.

1 run was enough to decide the outcome of this game as David Paulino and 2 relievers kept the Bees off the board.

Paulino allowed 3 hits, walked 3, and struck out 6 over 6.2 innings. Zach Davis, in his Quad Cities debut, worked around a couple of hits to pitch a scoreless inning (final out of the 7th, 2 outs in the 8th). Eric Peterson got the 4-out save, allowing a hit and striking out 3.

Ramon Laureano drove in the only run of the evening with a single in the 1st. Nick Tanielu was the only player on either side with a multi-hit game as he went 3-4 with 2 doubles.

In game 2 of this series, Elieser Hernandez will take on Austin Robichaux. First pitch is at 6:00.

Thursday: Tri-City 4, Lowell 2

W- Scott Weathersby (2-1)
L- Randy Perez (0-2)

TC home runs: None.

The ValleyCats took the series, and took the lead in the NYPL Stedler Division. There were 3 innings in which 2 runs were scored, and the ValleyCats won that aspect 2-1.

Aaron Mizell put Tri-City on the board with an RBI triple in the 2nd, and he later scored on an Anthony Hermelyn groundout. They broke the tie in the 7th as Brooks Marlow scored on a wild pitch, and Bobby Wernes hit a sac fly. Mizell, Pat Porter (2B), and Tony Nuñez each had 2 hits.

Friday: Batavia 8, Tri-City 6

W- Scott Squier (2-0)
L- Dean Deetz (4-2)
S- Steven Farnworth (5)

TC home runs: None.

A 7-0 deficit after 4 innings proved to be too much for the ValleyCats to overcome. However, with Lowell's loss, they retain 1st place.

They were no-hit through 4.1 innings until Pat Porter hit a triple. He scored himself on a wild pitch in the 5th. He ripped an RBI double in the 7th. Johnny Sewald followed by bringing him home with an RBI single. Bryan Muñiz added an RBI single of his own, and Bobby Wernes grounded into a force out that scored Tony Nuñez. Anthony Hermelyn hit an RBI groundout in the 8th. Porter went 2-4 at the bottom of the order. He's got a nice little 4-game hitting streak going.

Dean Deetz allowed 6 runs (5 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) on 6 hits (solo homer) and struck out 4 in 3.1 innings. David Schmidt got the final 2 outs of the 4th inning, but not before he allowed a 2-run homer to Stone Garrett (a graduate of George Ranch High School in Richmond), which resulted in a run being charged to Deetz. That was the only hit that Schmidt allowed, and he struck out 1. Agapito Barrios was next; he allowed a run on 3 hits and struck out 2 in 3 innings, and Juan Carlos Santos worked around 2 walks to throw a scoreless 8th, striking out 2.

In game 2 of this series, Harold Arauz will face Justin Jacome. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

Thursday: Greeneville 8, Bluefield 1

W- Cris Santamaria (2-0)
L- Dalton Rodriguez (1-3)
S- Jose Hernandez (1)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros scored in the final 5 innings as they took 2 of 3 from the Blue Jays.

Justin Garcia put Greeneville on the board in the 4th with an RBI single. Ford Stainback scored the go-ahead run in the 5th on a fielder's choice, and then the floodgates opened. Kevin Martir added an RBI single in the 6th. In the 7th, Osvaldo Duarte hit a sac fly, and Marlon Avea ripped an RBI double. Avea tacked on 2 more in the 8th with a single, and Randy Cesar drove in the final run of the night with an RBI double.

Avea finished 3-4, while Ford Stainback (2 R) and Luis Payano (2B, 2 R) had 2 hits apiece at the bottom of the order.

Yhoan Acosta went 4 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits, walking 2, and striking out 4. Cris Santamaria threw a 1-2-3 5th for the win. Jose Hernandez allowed 2 hits and struck out 8 over 4 scoreless for the save.

Friday: Burlington 9, Greeneville 7 in 11 innings

W- Jake Kalish (1-0)
L- Samil De Los Santos (1-3)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros managed to erase an early 5-0 deficit, but the Royals forced extras and won it with 2 in the 11th. Oh well, the Major League Astros blanked the Major League Royals, so we'll take that instead.

Their 2 runs in the 1st came on RBI singles from Connor Goegert and Brauly Mejia. Goedert added a sac fly in the 5th. Luis Payano scored the first of 3 runs in the 7th on an error. Goedert followed with another sac fly, and Justin Garcia added a sac fly of his own. Osvaldo Duarte ripped an RBI triple in the 8th that gave Greeneville a 7-6 lead at that point. Duarte also stole his 10th base of the season.

Albert Abreu only got 2 outs in the 1st as he allowed 5 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1. Lachlan Madden stopped the bleeding as he threw 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing 1 hit, walking 2, and striking out 3. Alejandro Solarte was next; he allowed 3 hits over 2 scoreless. Salvador Montaño went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs on 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4. Samil De Los Santos allowed the 2-run homer to Brandon Dulin in the 11th that broke the tie. He allowed one other hit, walked 1, and struck out 2.

In game 2 of this series, Devonte German will take on Matt Tenuta. First pitch is at 6:00 Eastern.

GCL Astros

The Kissimmee Stros let another late lead slip away on Thursday and lost 4-2 in 10 innings to the Braves, and they lost 8-2 to the Tigers on Friday.

Daz Cameron showed off his wheels on Thursday as he stole 2 bases. Frankeny Fernandez went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Diogenes Almengo was the third pitcher to appear on Thursday and allowed 3 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3 in 3 innings.

Kyle Tucker went 2-4 with a run scored on Friday.

DSL Astros Blue

The Blue team got 2 wins in 2 days, as they blanked the Royals 3-0 on Thursday and defeated the Rays 3-1 on Friday.

Leovanny Rodriguez and Framber Valdez combined on a 5-hitter on Thursday. Rodriguez allowed 3 hits and struck out 2 in 5 innings, and Valdez pitched the final 4 innings, allowing 2 hits, walking 2, and striking out 7.

Ozziel Sanchez-Galan opened the scoring with an RBI double in the 2nd. Oscar Campos had an RBI groundout in the 6th, and Orlando Marquez went 3-3 with an RBI single in the 7th.

The Blue team won on Friday despite being held to 4 hits. Marcos Almonte broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the 6th, and Cristopher Luciano drew a bases-loaded walk. Marquez ripped an RBI double in the 8th.

Yoanys Quiala allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7 over 5 shutout innings. Michel Martinez allowed a run on 4 hits and walked 2 in 3 innings. Gabriel Pirela got 2 outs in the 9th but walked 2, and Dariel Aquino secured the win by getting the final out of the game.

DSL Astros Orange

The Orange team was mauled 19-4 by the Rangers 1 on Thursday, but they rebounded to beat the Cardinals 4-3 in 10 innings on Friday.

Marcos Almonte went 2-5 with a double and a run scored as they got pummeled on Thursday. Edwin Villarroel was the only Orange team pitcher to not get smashed as he allowed a hit and struck out 3 over 2 scoreless innings.

Alejandro Garcia (2B, 2 RBI, R) and Carlos Machado (2 R) went 3-4 from the top and the bottom of the order, respectively. Miguelangel Sierra put the Orange team ahead with a sac fly in the 10th inning. Randy Vasquez went 2-4 with a sac fly in the 8th.

Franklin Perez allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4 over 4 innings. He was followed by Javier Navas, who allowed 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 3 in 3 innings. Juan Lopez walked 2 and struck out 2 in 2 innings, and he got the win in his first career appearance. Josue Uribe struck out the side in order in the 10th for the save.

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