Saturday, August 22, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Friday, August 21, 2015

Fresno may never lose again.

Fresno 2, Round Rock 1 in 10 innings

W- Jordan Jankowski (8-3)
L- Tanner Scheppers (0-1)

Fresno home runs: None.

A walk-off sac fly in the first extra frame gave the Grizzlies their 19th win in 20 August games.

Mike Hauschild had a fine outing; the only complication he encountered was a solo homer hit by Beamer Weems in the 5th. In his 7 innings, Hauschild allowed 4 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 9. Kevin Champan, James Hoyt, and Jordan Jankowski all pitched scoreless innings. Chapman needed 12 pitches (7 strikes) to throw a 1-2-3 8th, Hoyt struck out the side in order in the 9th, and Jankowski worked around a hit to throw a scoreless top of the 10th, striking out 1.

Jonathan Villar went 2-4 with 2 steals (33) and scored both Fresno runs. He scored the first run of the evening on a Matt Duffy groundout in the 3rd, and scored the winning run on a sac fly from Jon Singleton in the 10th.

Fresno will look to complete the sweep as Brady Rodgers faces Robert Coello. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 9, Northwest Arkansas 7

W- Kyle Westwood (9-6)
L- Matt Murray (5-3)
S- Aaron West (5)

CC home runs: Leo Heras (5, solo in 7th)

It got a bit tense towards the end, but the Hooks ended up taking the first of 3 from the Naturals.

4 players in the Corpus lineup had 2 hits: Jon Kemmer (2B, BB, 3 R), Jio Mier (R), Conrad Gregor (2 RBI doubles, 2 R), and Alfredo Gonzalez (2 RBI, R)

Gregor's first RBI double came in the 2nd and put the Hooks on the board. Corpus turned the tide with 4 in the 4th as Alfredo Gonzalez hit an RBI single, and Leo Heras and Colin Moran followed by drawing bases-loaded walks. Chan-Jong Moon scored the final run of the frame on a wild pitch. Gregor added another RBI double in the 5th. Jio then scored on a wild pitch, and Alfredo added another RBI single to his ledger. Heras, who finished 3-4, scored the Hooks' final run of the evening when he smacked a solo shot in the 7th, his 5th of the year.

Kyle Westwood went 6 innings and allowed 4 runs on 7 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and struck out 3. Aaron West allowed a 3-run homer to Frank Schwindel with 2 outs in the 9th, but he got himself off the canvas and got the final out of the game. In his 3 innings, West allowed 5 other hits, walked 1, and fanned 2.

In game 2 of this series, Michael Feliz will take on Brooks Pounders. First pitch is at 6:05.

Lake Elsinore 3, Lancaster 2

W- Jason Jester (3-1)
L- Albert Minnis (2-4)

Lancaster home runs: None.

The JetHawks walked off with the loss thanks to an error.

Chase McDonald led off the 2nd with a triple and scored Lancaster's first run of the night on an RBI triple from Marc Wik. Ronnie Mitchell added an RBI groundout in the 4th. James Ramsay and Alex Bregman had 2 hits apiece from the top of the order.

Keegan Yuhl went 7 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 5. Albert Minnis allowed the winning run (which was unearned) with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th. He allowed 3 hits and walked 1.

Christian Powell will be on the mound for game 3 of this series. He'll face Matt Shepherd at 6:00 Pacific.

Quad Cities 3, Kane County 2

W- Steve Naemark (1-0, 2-0 season)
L- Brad Keller (7-9)
S- Elieser Hernandez (1)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos were outhit 10-7 and they only scored in 1 inning, but that turned out to be enough.

Thomas Eshelman, in his first appearance for the River Bandits, allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, walked 3, and struck out 2 in 3.1 innings. Steve Naemark allowed 2 hits and walked 1 in 1.2 scoreless innings, and Elieser Hernandez shut it down as he allowed 3 hits and fanned 3 in 4 innings.

Luis Reynoso hit a sac bunt in the 5th, and Ramon Laureano scored Quad Cities' first run of the game on the ensuing error. Drew Ferguson and Nick Tanielu later added RBI singles. Ferguson was the only River Bandit with a multi-hit outing as he went 2-4.

In game 2 of this series, Josh James will take on Jared Miller. First pitch is at 6:30.

Hudson Valley 4, Tri-City 2

W- John Williams (1-0)
L- Zac Grotz (3-2, 4-2 season)
S- Tyler Brashears (1)

TC home runs: None.

An uprising from the Renegades gave them the win in the first game of this 3-game set.

Dex McCall put Tri-City on the board with an RBI double in the 4th, and Tony Nuñez ripped an RBI double of his own in the 5th. McCall finished 3-4.

Trent Thornton went 3 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and fanned 5. Yeyfry Del Rosario and Scott Weathersby both pitched 2 scoreless innings; Del Rosario allowed a hit and struck out 2, while Weathersby allowed a hit and fanned 4. Zac Grotz allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in the 8th, and Juan Carlos Santos allowed a run, walked 2 (1 intentionally), and struck out 1 in the 9th.

Alex Winkelman will get the start tonight for the ValleyCats. He'll face Angel Yepez at 7:00 Eastern.

Greeneville 5, Danville 0

W- Yhoan Acosta (1-2)
L- Ryan Clark (5-1)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros allowed 10 hits, but their 4 pitchers kept the Braves off the board.

Makay Nelson allowed 5 hits and walked 1 in 3 innings. Alejandro Solarte worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 4th, striking out 1. Yhoan Acosta was next; he allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6 in 4 innings, and Lachlan Madden finished it with a 1-2-3 9th.

Myles Straw opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 3rd, and a double steal saw him take 2nd (17), while Osvaldo Duarte stole home (16). Kevin Martir added an RBI single in the 4th, and he added another RBI single to his ledger in the 6th. One batter later, Justin Garcia followed with an RBI single. Connor Goedert finished 2-3 with a double and 2 runs scored.

The Appy Astros will look to complete the sweep tonight as Salvador Montaño faces Patrick Weigel. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

GCL Astros 2, GCL Braves 1

W- Jorge Guzman (1-0, 3-3 season)
L- Evertz Orozco (4-1)

GCL home runs: Marcos Almonte (1, 6 season; solo in 8th)

Marcos Almonte's homer in the 8th broke a 1-1 tie. He finished 3-4 and had a double to go along with his homer. Bryan De La Cruz hit an RBI single in the 4th.

Enrique Chavez allowed 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 4 innings. The only hit that Michel Martinez allowed in his 3 innings was a solo homer hit by Isranel Wilson in the 6th. Martinez walked 2 and fanned 2. Jorge Guzman walked 3 in 2 scoreless innings.

DSL Athletics 7, DSL Astros Blue 1 in 6.5 innings

W- Jhenderson Hurtado (3-2)
L- Leovanny Rodriguez (1-3)

Blue home runs: None.

This game was called due to rain. Jose Benjamin finished 2-3 with an RBI single in the 3rd.

Cristian Javier struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 6th. He was the only Blue team pitcher with a scoreless appearance.

DSL Nationals 3, DSL Astros Orange 2

W- Francys Peguero (3-1)
L- Luis Vasquez (1)

Orange home runs: None.

Carlos Machado scored on an error in the 7th and hit an RBI single in the 8th. Hector Martinez went 2-4.

Juan Lopez went 3 innings and allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6. Diosward Gonzalez was the 3rd pitcher to appear for the Orange team; he walked 2 and fanned 4 in 5 innings.

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