Sunday, August 23, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Saturday, August 22, 2015

Big night for 2015's #2 overall pick.

Round Rock 4, Fresno 2

W- Robert Coello (7-4)
L- Brady Rodgers (9-7)
S- Roman Mendez (2)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizzlies were foiled in their attempt to sweep the series and lost just their 2nd game this month.

Their 2 runs came in the 5th on an RBI double from Jonathan Villar and an RBI single from Tony Kemp. Max Stassi finished 2-4.

Brady Rodgers went 2.1 innings before exiting with an injury. He allowed a run on 4 hits and struck out 3. Luis Cruz came on to relieve Rodgers; he went 2.2 innings and allowed 3 runs on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Jake Buchanan allowed a hit and fanned 2 in 2 scoreless innings. Juan Minaya, in his AAA debut, struck out the side in order in the 8th, and Tyson Perez allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1 in a scoreless 9th.

The Grizzlies are traveling to Iowa today. They'll start a 4-game set with the Cubs tomorrow.

Northwest Arkansas 2, Corpus Christi 1

W- Brooks Pounders (2-3)
L- Michael Feliz (6-3, 7-4 season)
S- Malcom Culver (7)

CC home runs: None.

Michael Feliz had a solid outing, but he ended up getting outdueled by his counterpart, Brooks Pounders.

Feliz allowed 2 runs on 7 hits and struck out 6 in 6 innings. Travis Ballew allowed 3 hits and fanned 4 over 3 scoreless.

A.J. Reed's RBI double in the 6th was the Hooks' only scoring play. He finished 2-4, as did Jon Kemmer.

Edison Frias will get the start tonight. He'll face Kyle Zimmer at 6:05.

Lancaster 8, Lake Elsinore 2

W- Christian Powell (1-2, 4-3 season)
L- Matt Shepherd (4-9)

Lancaster home runs: None.

The JetHawks jumped all over the Storm as they raced out to an 8-0 lead.

Christian Powell has had a rough introduction to the California League, but he got himself going again by allowing 2 hits and striking out 2 over 5 shutout innings. David Paulino pitched the final 4 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and struck out 3.

Marc Wik got it started with a 2-run single in the 2nd inning. D.J. Fisher added an RBI single in the 3rd, and in the 4th, Alex Bregman hit an RBI double. Bregman struck again in the 6th as he ripped a 2-run triple. Fisher wrapped up the scoring for Lancaster with a 2-run double in the 8th.

Bregman and Fisher both finished with 3 hits, drove in 3, and they both stole a base. Bregman has 8 with Lancaster and 13 on the year, while Fisher got his 21st, and 29th overall. Bregman finished a home run shy of the cycle, and had he gone deep, he would have completed the cycle in order. Ruben Castro went 2-4 with a double and 2 runs scored.

In the series finale, Francis Martes will take on Kyle Lloyd. First pitch is at 5:00 Pacific.

Quad Cities 6, Kane County 5

W- Josh James (6-3)
L- Jared Miller (3-4)
S- Angel Heredia (9)

QC home runs: Drew Ferguson (1, 4 season; solo in 3rd), Jose Fernandez (2, 5 season; solo in 8th)

The Banditos won the series as both of their wins have been 1-run affairs.

Bryan Muñiz kicked things off with an RBI single in the 1st. An error later on in the inning resulted in 2 more runs for the River Bandits. Drew Ferguson's 1st homer in the Midwest League led off the 3rd inning. He finished 3-5 and scored on a wild pitch in the 7th. Jose Fernandez added a solo shot to begin the 8th. Muñiz finished 2-4.

Josh James allowed 3 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 6 hits in 5.1 innings. Eric Peterson walked 1 in 2.2 scoreless. It got hairy for Angel Heredia as he allowed 2 runs in the 9th, but he pulled himself together to secure the win. He allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 1.

The Banditos will look for the sweep as Brock Dykxhoorn gets the start. He'll face Josh Taylor at 1:00.

Tri-City 7, Hudson Valley 6

W- Rogelio Armenteros (2-2)
L- Reece Karalus (2-1)
S- Jacob Dorris (6)

TC home runs: Aaron Mizell (3, 2-run in 7th)

The Renegades had a late uprising that netted them the victory in game 1 of this series, but as the old saying goes, turnabout is fair play. The ValleyCats erased a 6-3 deficit by putting up 4 after stretch time.

Both teams scored 2 in the 2nd. Dex McCall ripped an RBI double, then later scored on a wild pitch. In the 5th, Kolbey Carpenter scored on an error that allowed Marlon Avea to reach.

Keach Ballard hit a 1-out single in the 7th to spark the rally. He advanced to 3rd on a double from Avea, and they both scored on a 2-run single from Johnny Sewald. Two batters later, Aaron Mizell put Tri-City in the lead with his 3rd homer of the year.

Sewald finished 3-3 with a double, the 2-run single, walked, and scored a run.

Alex Winkelman allowed 4 runs on 7 hits and struck out 3 in 2.1 innings. David Schmidt was the first man out; he allowed a run on a hit, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 1.2 innings. Rogelio Armenteros went 3.1 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Jacob Dorris retired all 5 Renegades he faced to get the save, striking out 4 of them.

In the rubber game of this series, Harold Arauz will get the start. First pitch is at 5:05 Eastern.

Danville 6, Greeneville 5

W- Ben Libuda (2-1)
L- Albert Abreu (2-2)
S- Matthew Custred (2)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros had a couple of innings where they scored 2 runs... problem was, the Braves responded with 3 each time.

Randy Cesar opened up the scoring with an RBI groundout in the 1st.. Daz Cameron hit a sac fly in the 3rd, and Cesar followed by adding an RBI single to his ledger. In the 7th, Gabriel Bracamonte hit an RBI groundout, and Myles Straw hit an RBI single. Straw went 3-4 with a double, a stolen base (18), and scored 2 runs.

Salvador Montaño went 4 innings and allowed 3 runs on 6 hits and struck out 5. Dylan James allowed 2 hits and fanned 2 in a scoreless 5th. Albert Abreu allowed 3 runs on 4 hits (2-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 4 in 2 innings. Joselo Pinales struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 8th.

Greeneville begins a big series against Elizabethton tonight as they are fighting for their playoff lives. Diogenes Almengo will get the start in game 1, which starts at 6:00 Eastern.

GCL Braves 7, GCL Astros 5

W- Gabino Avalos (3-4)
L- Carlos Sanabria (2-5)
S- Jesus Heredia (1)

GCL home runs: None.

The Kissimmee Stros couldn't claw their way back from a 7-3 deficit. Bryan De La Cruz (2B, RBI, R) and Miguelangel Sierra had 2 hits apiece.

Starlyn Taveras and Hector Perez were the 3rd and 4th pitchers to appear for the GCL Astros. Taveras struck out the side in order in the 5th, and Perez walked 1 and struck out 3 over 3 scoreless.

DSL Athletics 4, DSL Astros Blue 3 in 8 innings

W- Jean Ruiz (2-4)
L- Cristofer Melendez (2-4)
S- Reinaldo Hoyos (2)

Blue home runs: None.

This game was called due to rain. The Blue team was held to just 3 hits in this one.

Ozziel Sanchez-Galan had an RBI groundout, and Edgar Lorenzo ripped an RBI double in the 7th inning.

Jacques Sambo was the first man out of the bullpen for the Blue team; he allowed a run on 4 hits and walked 1 in 4 innings. Cristofer Melendez allowed an unearned run, a hit, and struck out 2 in the 8th.

DSL Astros Orange 9, DSL Nationals 7

W- Ezequiel Madera (1-1)
L- Nector Ramirez (5-1)
S- Yan De La Cruz (4)

Orange home runs: Darlin Figueroa (3, 2-run in 8th)

Darlin Figueroa had a productive Saturday as he went 3-5 with a 2-run homer in the 8th inning. Randy Vasquez ripped a 2-run triple in the 7th. Carlos Machado was 2-4 with an RBI double in the 5th and scored 2 runs.

Yan De La Cruz got the 4-out save; he allowed 2 hits and struck out 1.

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