Monday, July 27, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tacoma 12, Fresno 5

W- Jordan Pries (5-3)
L- Brett Oberholtzer (3-3)

Fresno home runs: None.

This game started out well enough for the Grizzlies as they had a 3-0 lead after 3 innings, but the Rainiers finished the night on a 12-2 run.

Domingo Santana opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st inning. On the throw to 2nd, which got him, Tyler White also scored. Domingo, who went 2-5, struck again in the 3rd when he smacked an RBI double. Tyler Heineman hit a sac fly in the 6th, and Robbie Grossman stole 2nd (8). Grossman wound up scoring on the errant throw.

Tyler White's 2 hits were doubles. He's now on a 13-game hitting streak. Matt Duffy went 2-5 with a run scored.

Brett Oberholtzer went 5 innings and allowed 7 runs on 7 hits (2-run and 3-run homers), walked 2, and struck out 1. Jake Buchanan allowed 2 unearned runs in the 6th. Jose Veras allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits and walked 1 in the 7th, and Jordan Jankowski struck out the side in order in the 8th inning.

In the series finale, Brady Rodgers will face Roenis Elias. First pitch is at 11:35 A.M. Pacific.

Corpus Christi 5, Frisco 2

W- R.J. Alaniz (3-2)
L- Juan Grullon (0-1)
S- Chris Cotton (4, 8 season)

CC home runs: A.J. Reed (3, 26 season; solo in 7th), Jon Kemmer (14, solo in 7th)

The Hooks took a road series in the Metroplex thanks to a pair of 2-run innings.

Josh Hader, in his first appearance since returning to the Hooks from Pan Am Games duty, went 4 innings and allowed a run on a double, walked 1, and struck out 6. He was apparently battling some blister issues. R.J. Alaniz tagged in for 3.2 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Chris Cotton struck out 2 over 1.1 perfect innings to get the save.

A.J. Reed opened up the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st. Jon Kemmer smacked an RBI double in the 5th, and Reed scored another run when Danry Vásquez grounded into a force out. Reed and Kemmer hit back-to-back solo shots in the 7th. They both had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs.

The Hooks are back home for another installment of the I-37 Series with San Antonio. In the first of 3, Brian Holmes will face Justin Hancock at 7:05.

Lancaster 18, Stockton 2

W- Austin Chrismon (4-2, 8-3 season)
L- Kyle Finnegan (6-7)

Lancaster home runs: D.J. Fisher 2 (12, 18 season; 2-run in 1st, grand slam in 7th), Ronnie Mitchell 2 (9; solo in 1st, 2-run in 7th)

The JetHawks got the split in emphatic fashion as they scored 10 in the 7th inning to turn this game into an absolute laugher.


Austin Chrismon allowed 2 runs on 4 hits (solo homer) and struck out 1 in 5 innings of work. Kevin Comer threw 3 scoreless, allowing a hit and fanning 3, and Andrew Walter worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 9th.

Akeem Bostick will be on the mound for Lancaster tonight as they begin a 3-game series with Rancho Cucamonga. He'll face Brock Stewart at 6:30 Pacific.

Quad Cities 5, Burlington 4

W- Josh James (3-2)
L- Jacob Kopra (0-1)
S- Angel Heredia (5)

QC home runs: None. 

The Banditos scored 3 in the 8th to take the lead, and eventually the series.

Nick Tanielu put the Bandits on the board first with an RBI single in the 1st, and Drew Ferguson scored on a double play in the 4th. In the meantime, the Bees scored 4 in the 6th to take a 4-2 lead. 

Alex Bregman led off the 8th by reaching on an error. He made his way around the bases and eventually scored on a sac fly from Sean McMullen. Trent Woodward and Luis Reynoso added RBI singles. Drew Ferguson and Ramon Laureano both finished 2-4 with a run scored.

Brock Dykxhoorn allowed 3 hits and struck out 4 over 5 shutout innings. Josh James went 2 innings and allowed 4 runs on 4 hits while striking out 1. Angel Heredia struck out 3 over 2 perfect frames to get the save.

After a travel day, the Bandits will begin a 3-game series in Beloit tomorrow evening.

Batavia 6, Tri-City 4

W- Jordan Holloway (2-3)
L- Zac Person (1-2)
S- Steven Farnworth (6)

TC home runs: None.

The ValleyCats dropped the series as the Muckdogs turned a 3-2 game into a 6-3 lead in their favor. 

Bryan Muñiz ripped a 2-run double in the 1st to open the scoring. He hit another RBI double in the 3rd. Aaron Mizell grounded into a force out in the 9th and on the ensuing error, Brooks Marlow scored. Mizell (2 R, SB [3, 6 season]), Muñiz (2 2B, 3 RBI), and Marlow (R) had 2 hits apiece. 

Ralph Garza Jr. went 4 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7. Zac Person was the first man out; he allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits, walked 1, and fanned 4 in 2 innings. Yeyfry Del Rosario and Kevin McCanna had identical lines. Both allowed a run on 3 hits and struck out 1 in the 7th and 8th innings, respectively.

The ValleyCats have today off. Tomorrow, they'll begin a 3-game series with the West Virginia Black Bears, formerly known as the Jamestown Jammers. Rogelio Armenteros will take on Dario Agrazal.

Greeneville 5, Burlington 4

W- Ryan Deemes (2-0)
L- Matt Ditman (0-3)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros avoided the sweep by walking off with a win in the series finale.

Connor Goedert opened up the scoring when he ripped an RBI double in the 1st. Hector Roa hit a 1-out double in the 2nd, advanced to 3rd on a balk, and scored on a wild pitch. Kevin Martir hit an RBI single in the 5th, and Roa smacked an RBI double in the 7th to tie the game at 4. 2 singles and a walk loaded the bases with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th for Luis Payano, who delivered the winner with an RBI single.

Roa (2 2B, RBI, R) and Payano (2B, walk-off RBI single) both finished 3-5, while Arturo Michelena (R, 2 BB), Goedert (2B, RBI, R), and Brauly Mejia (BB, winning run) all had 2-hit days.

Junior Garcia went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits (solo homer) and struck out 4. Ryan Deemes was excellent as he threw 4 scoreless. He allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 3.

Greeneville will conclude their homestand tonight with 2 games against Kingsport beginning at 5:00 Eastern. Andrew Thome will face Merandy Gonzalez in game 1, while Makay Nelson gets the start in game 2. He'll face Harol Gonzalez.

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