Monday, August 17, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Sunday, August 16, 2015

Quad Cities salvages something from their Roadtrip from Hell.

Fresno 4, New Orleans 0

W- Jordan Jankowski (7-3)
L- Robert Morey (2-5)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizz took game 2 of this series as Brady Rodgers and three relievers combined to throw a 2-hit shutout.

Rodgers allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7 over 6 innings. Jordan Jankowski, Tyson Perez, and James Hoyt all threw perfect innings. Jankowski was the first man out and he struck out the side in order in the 7th. Perez needed just 8 pitches to get through the 8th, and Hoyt struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th.

Nolan Fontana broke the monotony of a scoreless tie when he whacked a 2-run double in the 7th. Fresno got 2 more in the 8th on a Tony Kemp RBI single and an RBI double from Matt Duffy. Duffy finished with 2 hits, as did Andrew Aplin, who stole 2 bases (17, 29 season) and scored a run.

Dan Straily will take the hill for the Grizzlies tonight. He'll face Travis Blackley at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 2, Northwest Arkansas 1

W- Michael Feliz (6-2, 7-3 season)
L- Brooks Pounders (1-3)
S- Jandel Gustave (15)

CC home runs: Teoscar Hernandez (15, 2-run in 3rd)

The Hooks took 2 of 3 from both Arkansas teams. In this game, Michael Feliz had another fine start.

Feliz ran his scoreless innings streak to 26.1 with 6 more shutout innings. He allowed 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 8. Vince Velasquez tagged in for 2 innings; he allowed a hit, walked 1, and fanned 2. The Naturals spoiled the shutout when they got a run off on Jandel Gustave in the 9th. However, he got himself out of a situation with runners on the corners with nobody out thanks to a double play (a run scored) and a flyout to end the game. Gustave walked Lane Adams to begin the 9th and allowed a single to Zane Evans.

Teoscar's 2-run homer in the 3rd constituted all the scoring for Corpus Christi. Roberto Peña finished 3-3 with a double and scored on Teoscar's blast. A.J. Reed finished 2-4.

The Hooks have a day off today. Tomorrow, they'll welcome the Arkansas teams to Whataburger Field for the final time in the regular season.

San Jose 7, Lancaster 5

W- Jeff Soptic (1-3)
L- Christian Powell (0-2, 3-3 season)
S- Jake Smith (10)

Lancaster home runs: Chase McDonald (24, 2-run in 3rd)

The JetHawks squandered a 5-1 lead as the Giants took this series. San Jose scored 5 in the 6th to take the lead.

Mott Hyde opened the scoring with an RBI double in the 2nd inning. One inning later, Chase McDonald continued his home run rampage after a brief lull. The 2-run shot is his 8th in the month of August. In the 4th, Hyde scored on a wild pitch, and Alex Bregman hit an RBI single. Hyde finished with 2 hits, as did Ronnie Mitchell; both of Mitchell's hits were triples.

David Paulino went 2.2 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 4, and struck out 3. Kevin Comer was the only JetHawks pitcher to throw a scoreless outing; he allowed a hit in 2.1 innings. Christian Powell allowed 5 runs on 4 hits and walked 1 while only getting 2 outs in the 6th. Albert Minnis allowed an unearned run and 2 hits in 2.1 innings.

The JetHawks will begin a 3-game series with Inland Empire tonight at 6:30 Pacific. In game 1, Francis Martes will face Jordan Kipper.

Quad Cities 6, Lake County 2

W- Brock Dykxhoorn (7-4)
L- Sean Brady (7-9)
S- Angel Heredia (7)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos avoided the sweep in the series, and snapped their 6-game skid. They also avoided an 0-fer the roadtrip.

Bobby Boyd drew a walk with 1 out in the 2nd. He then stole 2nd and 3rd (31), and on the errant throw down to 3rd, he scored the first run of the day. He struck again in the 6th with an RBI single. Later in the inning, Bryan Muñiz ripped a 2-run double. Boyd and Nick Tanielu hit RBI singles in the 7th.

Tanielu finished 3-5 with a triple and scored 2 runs. Ramon Laureano had a double and a triple in 5 at-bats. Boyd had the 2 RBI singles, the 2 stolen bases, and scored 2 runs.

Brock Dykxhoorn went 5.1 innings and the only 2 runs he allowed came on a 2-run homer hit by Bobby Bradley. He allowed 2 other hits, walked 2, and fanned 3. Ryan Thompson was the first man out; he allowed a hit and struck out 1 over 1.2 innings. Riley Ferrell got 2 outs in the 8th; he allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 1. Angel Heredia ended up getting the 4-out save; he tightroped out of a bases-loaded situation to end the 8th. He allowed a hit and struck out 2.

After a day off, the River Bandits return to action with a 3-game series against Wisconsin.

Lowell 5, Tri-City 3

W- Matt Kent (6-0)
L- Rogelio Armenteros (1-2)
S- Bobby Poyner (7)

TC home runs: Pat Porter (3, solo in 5th)

This game was suspended due to rain on Saturday. The ValleyCats were threatening late, but they left runners on the corners to end the game.

Pat Porter put Tri-City on the board with a homer to begin the 5th inning. Porter struck again in the 7th when he ripped an RBI double. In the 9th, Johnny Sewald hit an RBI single. Sewald, who finished 2-5, also stole his 26th base, which ties the ValleyCats' single-season mark held by Josh Anderson. In addition to Sewald, Brooks Marlow, Porter (solo homer, RBI 2B), and Cesar Carrasco (2B, R) also finished with 2 hits.

Rogelio Armenteros went 2.2 innings and allowed 4 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits and walked 4. Adan Whitt got the final out of the 3rd. Alex Winkelman came on after play resumed and threw 4 innings, allowing an unearned run on 3 hits and fanning 3. Juan Carlos Santos walked 2 in a scoreless 8th.

Tri-City 2, Lowell 0

W- Zac Grotz (3-1, 4-1 season)
L- Jose Almonte (2-3)
S- Jacob Dorris (5)

TC home runs: None.

In the regularly scheduled game, 4 Tri-City pitchers combined on a 1-hitter.

Jose Luis Hernandez, making his Tri-City debut, walked 4 and struck out 5 in 4 innings. Zac Grotz threw a 1-2-3 5th. Harold Arauz allowed a hit in a scoreless 6th, and Jacob Dorris struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 7th to secure the win.

The only 2 runs of the game came in the 1st as Bobby Wernes and Kolbey Carpenter hit RBI singles. Johnny Sewald finished 2-3 and scored a run.

The New York-Penn League All-Star Game will take place tomorrow in Aberdeen, Maryland. Unlike past iterations of the game, which used to divide players by their parent organization's league, players will be divvied up by geography.

Bobby Wernes, Dex McCall, Alex Winkelman, and Johnny Sewald will represent the Tri-City ValleyCats. They'll play on the North team, alongside players from Auburn, Batavia, Connecticut, Hudson Valley, Lowell, and Vermont.

Johnson City 5, Greeneville 3 in 13 innings

W- Steven Farinaro (2-1)
L- Lachlan Madden (0-2, 1-2 season)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros suffered a pretty big loss. They're 2 games out of 1st, but at the same time, they're 2 games out of last. They couldn't hold a 3-1 lead in this game.

Luis Payano scored Greeneville's first run of the game in the 3rd following an error as Myles Straw stole 2nd. Kyle Tucker added an RBI groundout in the 4th, and Payano scored on a wild pitch in the 5th. Payano, Tucker, and Kevin Martir had 2 hits apiece. Straw ended up stealing 2 bases, giving him 15 on the season. Tucker also stole one of his own; he has 5 in the Appalachian League and 9 overall.

Albert Abreu went 4 innings and allowed a run, a hit, walked 2, and struck out 4. Cris Santamaria threw a 1-2-3 5th. Salvador Montaño and Samil De Los Santos both pitched 3 innings. Montaño allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1, while De Los Santos allowed the tying run in the 9th. He gave up 2 his and fanned 4. The Cardinals got to Lachlan Madden for 2 runs in the 13th. Madden went 1.1 innings and allowed 4 hits, walked 4, and struck out 3. Alejandro Solarte came on with the bases loaded and got the final 2 outs to keep the deficit manageable.

Moreno Polanco will get the start in game 2 of this series. He'll face Ramon Santos at 7:00 Eastern.

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