Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It got a bit crazy in Fresno.

Fresno 14, New Orleans 12

W- Jake Buchanan (5-3)
L- Blake Logan (0-3)
S- Jordan Jankowski (2)

Fresno home runs: Tyler Heineman (1, 2-run in 4th)

The Grizzlies swept the Zephyrs out of the Central Valley in what was probably their wildest game of the year. They took control (or so they thought) with a 7-run 3rd that gave them an 8-3 lead. When New Orleans responded with 3 in the top of the 4th, they put up 5 in the bottom of the 4th.

Tyler White continued his rampage as he logged another 3-hit night. His first 2 hits were RBI doubles in the 1st and the 3rd. His other hit was a 2-run triple in the 4th inning.

No words, really.

Mark Appel had a rough outing, which was a departure from his prior outstanding performances. He allowed 9 runs (6 earned) on 12 hits (3-run homer), walked 2, and struck out 3 in 4.2 innings. However, the offense and the bullpen picked him up. Jake Buchanan allowed 2 hits and fanned 3 over 2.1 scoreless. Tyson Perez pitched a 1-2-3 8th. Kevin Chapman allowed 3 runs on 4 hits (2-run homer) and walked 1 while only getting 1 out in the 9th. Jordan Jankowski was able to secure the win by getting the final 2 outs of the game. He walked 1 and struck out 1.

The Grizzlies' homestand concludes with 4 against Round Rock beginning tonight at 7:05 Pacific. In game 1, Asher Wojciechowski will face Anthony Ranaudo.

Corpus Christi 8, Arkansas 4

W- Edison Frias (1-1, 9-5 season)
L- Chris Ellis (5-3)

CC home runs: Teoscar Hernandez (16, solo in 1st), Jon Kemmer (17, 3-run in 1st)

The Hooks welcomed the Travelers to Corpus Christi by doubling them up. 

Teoscar Hernandez and Jon Kemmer set the tone early with their blasts in the 1st inning. A.J. Reed finished 4-4 with an RBI single in the 3rd and scored 2 runs. Conrad Gregor doubled to lead off the 4th. He advanced to 3rd as Teoscar grounded into a force out. Teoscar then stole 2nd (29), and the errant throw down to 2nd allowed him and Gregor to score. Jio Mier added an RBI single in the 5th. Kemmer finished 3-4, while Teoscar hit a double to go with his homer. He scored 3 runs.

Lance McCullers, in what appears to be a tune-up outing, went 3 innings and allowed an unearned run, a single, walked 3, and struck out 5. Edison Frias went 4 innings and allowed 3 runs (all on a 3-run homer) on 4 hits and fanned 6. Chris Cotton allowed 2 hits and struck out 1 over 2 scoreless.

Chris Devenski will be on the mound tonight. He'll face Sean Newcomb at 7:05.

Lancaster 8, Inland Empire 4

W- Austin Chrismon (6-3, 10-4 season)
L- Victor Alcantara (6-11)

Lancaster home runs: Ronnie Mitchell (12, 2-run in 4th)

Astros affiliates made it 2-0 over the Angels' affiliates as the JetHawks doubled up the 66ers.

They took flight with a 6-run 4th. Chase McDonald led off the inning with a walk, and one batter later, Ronnie Mitchell sent one out to put Lancaster on the board and in the lead. Later in the frame, Jamie Ritchie scored on a wild pitch. Marc Wik added an RBI groundout, James Ramsay ripped an RBI triple, and Alex Bregman finished off the scoring in the 4th with a sac fly. Mitchell struck again in the 7th with an RBI double, and Ramsay added an RBI single to his ledger in the 8th.

Sean McMullen went 3-4 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base (1, 7 season). Ramsay (3B, 2 RBI, R), Bregman (2B, RBI, R, SB [5, 10 season]), Mitchell (2B, 2-run homer, 3 RBI) all had 2-hit nights.

Austin Chrismon went 6 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) on 5 hits (solo homer) and struck out 3. Michael Freeman walked 2 and struck out 2 in 2.2 innings, and Andrew Walter got the final out of the game via strikeout.

The JetHawks will look for a huge series sweep as Akeem Bostick takes on Ryan Etsell at 6:30 Pacific.

Quad Cities and Wisconsin was postponed

Due to rain. Doubleheader begins at 6, with Justin Ferrell facing Angel Ventura. In game 2, Dean Deetz will take on Kodi Medeiros.

New York-Penn League All-Star Game

The North team triumphed 4-2. Dex McCall was named the game's MVP as he hit a 2-run double in the 1st and drew a walk. Bobby Wernes grounded into a force out in the 1st inning. Pat Porter entered the game in the 5th and popped out in foul territory in his only at-bat in the 7th.

The ValleyCats return to action tonight as they travel to Vermont. Ryan Deemes will face Bubby Derby at 7:05 Eastern.

Johnson City 3, Greeneville 1

W- Josh Wirsu (2-5)
L- Alejandro Solarte (0-4)
S- Jhonatan Escudero (1)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros dropped the series, dealing a blow to their playoff hopes. They still have some time, though.

Their only scoring play was an RBI single from Ford Stainback in the 5th. 

Edgardo Sandoval allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3 over 5 shutout innings. Alejandro Solarte allowed 2 runs on 4 hits (solo homer) in the 6th. Dylan James allowed a solo homer to Edmundo Sosa (who took Solarte deep in the 6th), which was the only hit he allowed in the 7th. He also walked 1. Joselo Pinales walked 2 and fanned 2 in 2 scoreless innings.

Greeneville will begin a 3-game series in Danville tonight at 7:00 Eastern. Andrew Thome will take on Matt Withrow.

GCL Phillies 2, GCL Astros 1

W- Luis Morales (1-0)
L- Carlos Sanabria (2-4)
S- Ismael Cabrera (2)

GCL home runs: None.

All the scoring in this game was done in 1 inning. The Phillies just happened to score one more run.

Bryan De La Cruz scored the Kissimmee Stros' only run of the day on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 7th. Jake Bowey and Jonathan Matute both hit doubles.

Patrick Sandoval, Hector Perez, and Carlos Sanabria pitched 3 innings each. Sandoval allowed a hit and struck out 2. Perez allowed 2 hits and walked 2, and Sanabria allowed 2 unearned runs on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2.

DSL Astros Blue 9, DSL Rays 4

W- Felipe Tejada (4-3)
L- Jose Alejandro (0-4)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team was up by as much as 8-0 in this one.

Cristopher Luciano and Oscar Campos drove in 2 apiece. Ozziel Sanchez-Galan and Angel Tejeda had 2 hits apiece. 

Jose Ramos allowed 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 over 4 scoreless.

DSL Cardinals 9, DSL Astros Orange 3

W- Will Changarotty (2-3)
L- Bryan Abreu (2-2)

Orange home runs: None.

Anardo Peralta and Randy Vasquez each had 3 hits, while Carlos Machado had 2. 

Diosward Gonzalez walked 2 in 2 innings. He was the only Orange team pitcher with a scoreless outing.

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