Friday, August 21, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, August 19, and Thursday, August 20, 2015

Let's play 2 in the Quad Cities!

Fresno

The Grizzlies took the first 2 games of their series with Round Rock, winning 7-0 on Wednesday and 6-3 on Thursday.

Asher Wojciechowski and three relievers joined forces to keep Round Rock off the scoreboard.

Wojo allowed 5 hits, walked 1, and fanned 5 over 6 shutout innings. Luis Cruz, Joe Thatcher, and James Hoyt all pitched a scoreless inning. Cruz allowed a hit and struck out 2 in the 7th. Thatcher allowed a hit and struck out the side in the 8th, and Hoyt threw a 1-2-3 9th.

Tyler White got 2 more hits to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. Both of them were 2-run singles. The first one opened up the scoring in the 1st, and the other came in the 5th. Matt Duffy also hit a 2-run single in the 5th. Andrew Aplin grounded into a force out that scored Robbie Grossman in the 8th. Duffy and White had 2 hits apiece, as did Max Stassi.

Mr. White just keeps on terrorizing PCL pitching. He smacked an RBI double in the 1st to open the scoring on Thursday, and he came around to score on a Robbie Grossman double. Matt Duffy hit an RBI double of his own in the 4th, and White drove him in with a single. Jon Singleton followed with a 2-run homer (19). Duffy and White both scored 2 runs and they both had 2 hits. Grossman finished 3-4 with 2 doubles.

Brett Oberholtzer went 8 innings and allowed 2 runs on 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Joe Thatcher allowed a run on a hit in the 9th.

Mike Hauschild will be on the mound tonight. He'll take on Phil Klein at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi

The Hooks dropped their series with Arkansas, losing on Wednesday by a final score of 4-2. They fell 10-7 in 10 innings on Thursday.

Leo Heras opened the scoring on Wednesday with a home run (4). Their other run came on an RBI single from Danry Vásquez in the 9th. Danry finished 2-3, while Colin Moran went 3-4.

Chris Devenski allowed 2 unearned runs on 4 hits, walked 4, and struck out 2 in 5 innings. Aaron West and Travis Ballew each pitched 2 innings and allowed a run. West allowed 4 hits, while Ballew allowed 2 hits and struck out 4.

On Thursday, the Hooks got through a wild start that saw both teams combine for 12 runs in the first 4 innings.

Teoscar Hernandez hit a 2-run homer (17) in the 2nd, and Jio Mier smacked a solo shot (7) in the 3rd. Jon Kemmer's 2 hits were doubles, and he also scored 2 runs. Moran had another 3-hit game.

Reymin Guduan walked 2 and struck out 2 in 2.1 innings. He was the only Corpus pitcher to have a scoreless appearance on Thursday.

Kyle Westwood will be on the mound tonight as the Hooks welcome Northwest Arkansas to Whataburger Field. He'll face Matt Murray at 7:05.

Lancaster


The JetHawks completed a sweep of Inland Empire with a 14-13 win on Wednesday, and opened their series in Lake Elsinore with a 4-0 win on Thursday.

They gave up 13 runs in 4 innings to the 66ers... and yet, they battled back to walk off with a win.


James Ramsay's 4th hit on Wednesday was the game-winner, as he ended the game with a homer. Brian Holberton also homered, as did Chase McDonald, who continued his rampage. 

Kevin Comer walked 1 and struck out 5 in an outstanding relief outing.

Ramsay ended one game with a home run.... and began another one with a home run. He took Brad Wieck deep to begin the game in Lake Elsinore. That blast was his 10th homer of the year. Mott Hyde added an RBI double in the 7th, and Ronnie Mitchell hit a 2-run single in the 8th. Hyde finished 3-3, while Marc Wik went 2-4.

Bryan Radziewski and Andrew Walter combined on a 5-hit shutout. Well.. Radziewski allowed all 5 hits. The lefty from The U went 7 innings and fanned a career-high 9. Walter struck out 3 over 2 perfect frames.

In game 2 of this series, Keegan Yuhl will face Travis Radke. First pitch is at 7:00 Pacific.

Quad Cities

On Wednesday, the Banditos swept a twinbill with Wisconsin, winning 3-2 and 8-1. They were foiled in their bid to sweep the series as the Timber Rattlers won 7-4 in 10 innings.

In game 1, Justin Ferrell held the Rattlers off the board for 6 innings as he allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6. It got a bit hairy for Angel Heredia when he looked to close out the game, but he pulled himself together and secured the win. Heredia allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and fanned 2 in the 7th.

Bryan Muñiz drew a bases-loaded walk in the 1st, Jason Martin hit an RBI single in the 2nd, and Ramon Laureano hit an RBI single in the 5th.

Wisconsin scored first in the second game, but the Banditos closed it on an 8-0 run.

In the 1st inning of game 2, Jose Fernandez drew a bases-loaded walk, Ryan Bottger hit a sac fly, and Muñiz scored on a wild pitch. Fernandez hit a sac fly in the 3rd, and then Muñiz cleared the bases with a double in the 4th. Laureano grounded in to a force out that scored Kristian Trompiz in the 6th.

Dean Deetz allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 2, and fanned 5 in 5 innings. Steve Naemark allowed a hit in a scoreless 6th, and Eric Peterson worked around a walk to throw a scoreless 7th, striking out 2.

The Banditos couldn't hold a 4-1 lead on Thursday, though.

Drew Ferguson hit an RBI single in the 1st. Then, in the 2nd, Kristian Trompiz smacked an RBI double, the first of 3 2-baggers on the night for him. He came around to score on an RBI single from Bobby Boyd. Trompiz doubled again in the 4th and scored on another hit from Boyd; this one was a double. Boyd, Garrett Stubbs, and Nick Tanielu all finished with 2-hit games.

Agapito Barrios allowed 2 unearned runs (1 inherited run charged to him) on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7 in 5.1 innings. Zach Davis went 2.1 innings and allowed a hit and fanned 4. They were the first 2 pitchers for the River Bandits.

Tonight, Thomas Eshelman will make his first start for the River Bandits as they travel to Kane County. He'll take on Brad Keller at 6:30.

Tri-City

The ValleyCats swept their 2-game set in Vermont, winning 9-2 and 5-2.

Tri-City seized all momentum with a 7-run 4th on Wednesday, and Ryan Deemes was excellent as he allowed just 3 hits and struck out 5 over 5 shutout innings. The Lake Monsters spoiled the shutout as they got 2 runs off of Chris Murphy in 4 innings. Murphy allowed 5 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 3.

Dex McCall finished 3-5 with a pair of RBI singles as he's looking to carry his MVP performance in the NYPL All-Star Game over into the home stretch. Bobby Wernes also had a 3-hit night; he ripped an RBI double in that big 4th inning. Aaron Mizell finished 2-4 with an RBI single and scored 2 runs. Kolbey Carpenter smacked a 2-run double in the 4th.

Aaron Mizell opened the scoring in Thursday's game with a solo homer (2) in the 1st. Brooks Marlow led off the 5th with a solo homer (6), and then Mizell reached on an error that scored Johnny Sewald. Marlow added an RBI single to his ledger in the 6th, and Anthony Hermelyn scored another run in the inning when Alex Melendez grounded into a double play.

Zac Person allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and fanned 4 in 3.2 innings. Kevin McCanna allowed a hit and struck out 5, and Ralph Garza Jr. allowed a run on 2 hits and fanned 2 in 2 innings.

The ValleyCats will begin a series with Hudson Valley tonight at 7 Eastern. Trent Thornton will be on the mound.

Thursday: Greeneville 6, Danville 5

W- Matt Bower (2-1)
L- Luis Gamez (2-4)
S- Samil De Los Santos (2)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros came out on top in the first game between the two third-place teams in the Appalachian League.

Connor Goedert opened the scoring in the 3rd with an RBI groundout. Kyle Tucker later added an RBI single. Tucker added another RBI single in the 5th. Greeneville got a couple of RBI groundouts from Daz Cameron and Randy Cesar in the 6th, and Goedert ripped an RBI double. Myles Straw went 3-4 with a double, 2 runs scored, and a steal (16). Tucker (2 RBI singles), Kevin Martir (2 singles), and Justin Garcia (2 2B) had 2 hits apiece.

Andrew Thome went 4 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Matt Bower tagged in for 3 innings and allowed 2 hits while striking out 5. Cris Santamaria allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits (solo homer) and struck out 1 in the 8th, and Samil De Los Santos struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th.

In game 2 of this series, Makay Nelson will take on Ryan Clark. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

GCL Astros

The Kissimmee Stros dropped 2 to the Yankees 1. They walked off with an 8-7 loss on Wednesday and lost 2-0 on Thursday.

Wander Franco had a nice game in Wednesday's contest as he finished 3-5 with 2 doubles, a solo homer (5), and 3 runs scored. Marcos Almonte finished 2-6 with an RBI.

They only had 2 hits on Thursday. Juan Robles allowed 2 hits and struck out 1 in 3 innings. Franklin Perez allowed a run on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5 in 3 innings.

DSL Astros Blue

The Blue team whacked the Phillies 15-3 on Wednesday, but the tables turned on them in an 8-3, 10-inning loss on Thursday.

Every position player who appeared on Wednesday got a hit. Wilson Amador had 4, and 2 of those were triples. Ronny Jimenez had 2 doubles and drove in 4.

Gabriel Valdez allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 5 innings. Hansel Paulino went 4 innings and allowed a run on 5 hits, walked 1, and fanned 4.

Ricardo Castro allowed a run on 3 hits and struck out 1 in 4 innings on Thursday. Framber Valdez was the 3rd pitcher for the Blue team; he allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5 in 3.2 innings.

DSL Astros Orange

The Orange team dropped an 8-3 decision to the Mariners 2 on Wednesday, but they rebounded for a 5-4 win on Thursday.

Hector Martinez and Anardo Peralta had 2 hits apiece on Wednesday. Carlos Espinoza, a 21-year-old lefty from Mexico, allowed 4 runs on 6 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3 in his first 3 innings as a pro.

Fredy Medina finished 2-3 with an RBI single on Thursday. Juan Cuevas allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and struck out 5 in 5 innings. Edwin Villarroel allowed 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 3 innings.

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