Sunday, August 16, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Friday, August 14, and Saturday, August 15, 2015

Keegan Yuhl continues to be on fire in the California League.


The Grizzlies completed a sweep of Albuquerque with an 8-6 win on Friday, and then on Saturday, they returned home and defeated New Orleans 6-3 in the first of 4.

In Albuquerque, they were down 4-0 after the 1st, but they finished the game on an 8-2 run. Jonathan Villar finished 2-6 with 2 runs scored and stole 3 bases (31). Alex Presley, Joe Sclafani, and Max Stassi both finished 2-3; Presley had a 2-run single in the 2nd and added a sac fly in the 3rd. Stassi hit a 2-run single in the 3rd and scored 2 runs. Sclafani walked twice, stole a base (4), scored a run, and is currently on a 9-game hitting streak.

Brett Oberholtzer allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 10 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in 6 innings. The bullpen brought it home as Tyson Perez, Joe Thatcher, and James Hoyt all pitched 1 inning. Perez struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 7th, Thatcher allowed a hit in the 8th, and Hoyt allowed a run on 2 hits and struck out 1 in the 9th.

Jonathan Villar led off the bottom of the 1st with a homer (4), which set the tone for the Grizzlies offense on Saturday. He finished with 2 hits for the 3rd consecutive game. Jon Singleton added another run in the 1st with an RBI double. Villar added an RBI double to his ledger in the 4th, and he came home on an... RBI double from L.J. Hoes. Matt Duffy added an RBI single. Robbie Grossman led off the bottom of the 5th with a solo homer (5).

Mike Hauschild allowed 3 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 5 hits (2-run homer), walked 3, and struck out 4 in 4.2 innings. Luis Cruz allowed 2 hits and walked 1 in 2.1 innings, and Jake Buchanan allowed a hit in 2 scoreless innings.

In game 2 of this series, Brady Rodgers will take on Robert Morey. First pitch is at 6:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi

The Hooks dropped the first game of their series in Northwest Arkansas 8-1 on Friday, but they rebounded to win 7-2 in game 2 on Saturday.

Their only run on Friday came on a solo homer from Leo Heras in the 3rd inning. He, A.J. Reed, and Jack Mayfield finished with 2 hits apiece.

R.J. Alaniz picked up Brian Holmes with 4 scoreless innings. He allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2.

Kyle Westwood was excellent in his 8 innings on Saturday as he held the Naturals to a run on 6 hits. He walked 1 and struck out 7. Juan Minaya allowed a run on a sac fly, a double, and struck out 1 in the 9th.

A.J. Reed smacked a 2-run double in the 5th and drove in another run on a sac fly in the 9th. He and 4 others had 2-hit games.

The other 4 were as follows: Jon Kemmer tripled and scored on Reed's sac fly. Chan-Jong Moon hit 2 singles that resulted in Jack Mayfield scoring each time. One of Mayfield's runs occurred on an error, though. Moon was credited with an RBI single in the 4th. Danry Vásquez hit an RBI single in the 8th.

In the series finale, Michael Feliz will take on Brooks Pounders at 6:05.


Lancaster was shut out 3-0 in the first game of their series with San Jose but they returned the favor with a 3-1 win on Saturday.

The JetHawks were held to 4 singles on Friday night as Chase Johnson struck out 14 in 6 innings after coming out of the Giants bullpen.

Bryan Radziewski went 5.2 innings and allowed 3 runs (all on a solo and a 2-run homer) on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Troy Scribner became the 2nd pitcher in the system to strike out 100 this season (after Brian Holmes). He struck out 4 over 2.1 perfect frames.

Keegan Yuhl was excellent again as he allowed 3 hits, walked 3 and struck out 4 over 7 shutout innings on Saturday. Tyler Brunnemann walked 1 in a scoreless 8th. The Giants spoiled the shutout when they got a run in the 9th off of Andrew Walter, who allowed 2 hits and walked 1 while getting 2 outs in the inning. Jordan Mills got the final out of the game.

Marc Wik finished 3-4 with a double, scored a run, and stole a base (9). James Ramsay hit an RBI double in the 3rd and added a sac fly to his ledger in the 9th. Alex Bregman brought Ramsay home with a single in the 3rd. D.J. Fisher went 2-3 with a double.

David Paulino, just activated from the DL, will take on Martin Agosta in the series finale. First pitch is at 5:00 Pacific.

Quad Cities

The River Bandits are having a Roadtrip from Hell of their own. They were swept out of Fort Wayne, and now they've dropped their series with Lake County, losing the first 2 games 7-1 and 5-0. They've scored 1 run in the last 4 games. They are now on a 6-game losing streak.

Jason Martin scored their only run on Friday on an error following a Ryan Bottger double. Bottger's double was one of just 2 hits for the Banditos.

Elieser Hernandez had his first poor outing of the season as he allowed 4 runs on 4 hits (2-run homer), walked 3, and struck out 1 in 5 innings. Zach Davis allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1 in the 6th, and Steve Naemark pitched 2 innings and struck out 2. The only hit (and run) he allowed was a solo homer hit by David Armendariz.

The Banditos got 8 hits on Saturday, but they couldn't get a runner across the plate. Garrett Stubbs had 2 of them.

Josh James allowed a grand slam to Bobby Bradley, who has massacred Quad Cities pitching in this series. All 4 runs were unearned, though. James allowed one other hit, walked 3, and struck out 4 in 5 innings. Eric Peterson allowed a run on 3 hits and struck out 4 in 2 innings, and Jorge Perez worked around a hit and a walk to throw a scoreless 8th.

The Banditos will look to avoid the sweep as Brock Dykxhoorn takes the mound. He'll face Sean Brady at 1:30 Eastern.


The ValleyCats were rained out on Friday, and the series finale with Auburn will not be made up.

They were down 4-0 in Lowell on Saturday before play was suspended. They'll finish that game today at 3:05 Eastern before playing a 7-inning game afterwards. Jose Luis Hernandez will make his ValleyCats debut in the regularly scheduled game, and he'll take on Jose Almonte.

Jose Luis Hernandez is one of three players named Jose Hernandez in the Astros system. He's from Mazatlán, Mexico. The other two, Jose Miguel and Jose Abel, are both Dominican outfielders. Jose Miguel is currently with the Blue team, while Jose Abel is with the Orange team. Jose Abel is from Cotui, which is Teoscar Hernandez's hometown, so possibly a sibling?


The Appy Astros were swept out of Pulaski, and they also lost their lead in the division in the process. At 26-25, they now trail Kingsport and Elizabethton by 1 game in the Appalachian League West.

They lost 5-0 on Friday as they were held to 6 hits. Randy Cesar had 2 of them.

Andrew Thome was the 3rd pitcher to appear for Greeneville; he allowed a hit and fanned 1 in 3 innings of work.

Osvaldo Duarte's home run (4) was their only scoring play in an 8-1 loss on Saturday. Kyle Tucker had the other Greeneville hit, and he also stole a base (4, 8 season).

Dylan James was the first man out of the Appy Astros' bullpen on Saturday and he went 2 innings, allowing 2 hits and fanning 2.

Albert Abreu will be on the mound tonight for Greeneville as they get set to kick off a 3-game series against Johnson City at Pioneer Park. He'll take on Juan Bautista at 6:00 Eastern. It's Faith Night in Greeneville, and the opposing pitcher's name translates to John the Baptist.

GCL Astros

The Kissimmee Stros topped the Pirates twice, winning 2-1 on Friday and 5-3 on Saturday.

In Friday's contest, Wander Franco finished 3-4 with a double. He had an RBI single in the 6th inning. Frankeny Fernandez hit a solo homer in the 7th inning, his 1st of the season. Jake Bowey had a triple.

Jose Rosario struck out 1 over 4 perfect innings. Carlos Hiraldo also went 4 innings; he allowed an unearned run on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Hector Perez struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th for the save.

Thomas Eshelman made his 2nd appearance on Saturday. He went 2 innings and the 1 run he allowed came on a steal of home by Edison Lantigua in the 2nd. Lantigua also had the only hit that Eshelman allowed, which was a double to begin the inning. Eshelman walked 2 and struck out 3. Franklin Perez allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and struck out 1 in 3 innings. Juan Robles was next; he allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and fanned 4 over 3 scoreless. Abdiel Saldaña worked around a walk to finish it off, striking out 2.

Bryan De La Cruz finished 2-4 with 2 runs scored. Jared Cruz hit an RBI single in the 2nd and added a sac fly in the 6th. Ihan Bernal finished 2-2 with an RBI single in the 8th.

DSL Astros Blue

The Blue team jumped out to a 12-0 lead and ended up with a 14-5 win over the Royals on Friday, and then they pounded the Royals again in an 8-0 win on Saturday.

Juan Fuente (3, 3-run in 2nd) and Carlos Canelon (1, 2-run in 4th) homered for the Blue team on Friday. Canelon had a career-high 4 hits, drove in 5, and scored 2 runs. Fuente also hit a triple to go with his homer; he drove in 4 and scored 2 runs. Andy Piñeda finished 3-5 with a steal (28) and scored 3 runs. Angel De Leon was 2-2 with 2 walks and 4 runs scored. Jose Miguel Hernandez finished 2-4 with 2 RBI and scored twice.

Leovanny Rodriguez started it off by allowing 3 hits and striking out 3 in 4 innings.

A 5-run 4th turned out to be all the Blue team needed on Saturday. Fuente, who finished 3-5, hit an RBI single in the 4th inning. Andy Piñeda went 2-4 with a double and stole a base (29). Angel De Leon ripped a 2-run homer (5) in the 6th.

Cristian Javier and 3 relievers combined to throw a 3-hitter. Javier allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6 in 5 innings. Yonatan Quintin allowed a hit, walked 1, and fanned 2 in 2 innings. Cristofer Melendez walked the bases loaded in the 8th, but he navigated his way out of that predicament, striking out 2. Jacques Sambo struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th.

DSL Astros Orange

The Orange team walked off with a 5-4 loss on Friday night against the Rangers 1, but they turned around and won 3-2 on Saturday.

They scored 2 in the top of the 9th to tie... only to see the Rangers walk it off. Darlin Figueroa finished 2-5 with a solo homer (2) in the 5th. Felix Lucas hit the game-tying 2-run homer (5) in the 9th.

Maikel Sepulveda allowed an unearned run on 4 hits and struck out 1 in 4 innings.

Carlos Machado's RBI triple in the 8th broke a 2-2 tie on Saturday. He also had an RBI groundout in the 3rd inning. Lucas hit an RBI single in the 4th.

Juan Lopez allowed 2 hits and fanned 4 over 4 innings.

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