Monday, August 24, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Sunday, August 23, 2015

Francis Martes continues to shine in Lancaster.

Fresno was off

The Grizzlies will begin a 4-game series with the Iowa Cubs tonight at 6:38 (really?). Dan Straily will take on Eric Jokisch.

Corpus Christi 6, Northwest Arkansas 2

W- Edison Frias (2-1, 10-5 season)
L- Kyle Zimmer (1-4)

CC home runs: A.J. Reed (7, 30 season; 3-run in 5th), Colin Moran (8, solo in 7th)

The Hooks took the series as Edison Frias was stellar on the bump and their bats came alive.

Leo Heras opened the scoring in the 3rd with a sac fly. Alfredo Gonzalez hit a single in the 4th, and Jon Kemmer scored on the ensuing error. The big hit of the evening came off the bat of one Andrew Reed. Mr. Reed whacked a 3-run homer in the 5th, giving him 30 home runs for the 2nd consecutive calendar year. Colin Moran sent one out to begin the 7th inning.

Alfredo Gonzalez finished 3-4, while Danry Vásquez and Jon Kemmer both went 2-4. Kemmer recorded 2 hits for the 4th consecutive game.

Edison Frias went 7.1 innings and had an inherited runner charged to him on 3 hits and struck out 9. The Naturals spoiled the shutout as they scored Frias' runner and got another off of Jandel Gustave, who pitched 1.2 innings and allowed 2 hits and struck out 3.

Corpus Christi will hit the road for the final time in the regular season as they kick off a 4-game series in Midland tomorrow evening.

Lancaster 5, Lake Elsinore 0

W- Francis Martes (4-1, 7-3 season)
L- Kyle Lloyd (6-10)

Lancaster home runs: Chase McDonald (27, solo in 6th)

The JetHawks took the series as Francis Martes and Jordan Mills joined forces on a shutout.

Martes fired 7 more shutout innings and allowed 5 hits while striking out 3. Mills allowed 2 hits and fanned 2 in the final 2 frames.

Mott Hyde got things started with a sac fly in the 3rd inning. He struck again in the 5th with a 2-run double. Ryan Butler was the first man out of the Storm bullpen in the 6th inning, and Chase McDonald greeted him with a home run. James Ramsay finished 3-5 and drove in Lancaster's final run of the evening with an RBI single in the 7th. Edwin Medina went 2-4 with a double and scored 2 runs.

The JetHawks are currently 4 games behind High Desert in the 2nd half and the wild card (which takes overall record into account). Tonight, they kick off a 4-game series at home against Rancho Cucamonga. In game 1, Austin Chrismon will take on Chase De Jong. First pitch is at 6:30 Pacific.

Kane County 10, Quad Cities 9

W- Ryan Burr (1-0)
L- Zach Davis (0-1)
S- Zac Curtis (29)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos jumped out to an 8-1 lead after the top of the 2nd.... but in a classic tortoise-and-the-hare scenario, the Cougars ended the game on a 9-1 run of their own. All three games in this series were decided by 1 run.

Ramon Laureano hit an RBI single in the 1st to open the scoring. In the 2nd, the River Bandits took full advantage of a bases-loaded, 0 out situation. Drew Ferguson hit a sac fly for the first run. Bryan Muñiz followed with an RBI single, and Laureano drew a bases-loaded walk. Jose Fernandez, Ryan Bottger, and Trent Woodward hit back-to-back-to-back RBI singles, and Kristian Trompiz added a sac fly. Bottger hit a sac fly in the 6th.

Woodward and Trompiz had 3 hits apiece, while Fernandez finished 2-5.

Brock Dykxhoorn went 5 innings and allowed 7 runs on 11 hits (2-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 2. Zach Davis allowed 3 runs on 4 hits in 2 innings, and Ryan Thompson struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 8th.

Quad Cities returns home to begin a 3-game set with Clinton tonight at 7. Dean Deetz will take on Jarrett Brown.

Hudson Valley 8, Tri-City 2

W- Travis Ott (6-3)
L- Harold Arauz (0-4)
S- Tim Ingram (1)

TC home runs: None.

It was all Renegades in this one.

Tri-City's 2 runs came in the 9th on a 2-run single from Kolbey Carpenter, who finished 2-4.

Harold Arauz allowed 6 runs on 9 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 3 innings. Adam Whitt was the first man out; he allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2 in 2 innings. Jose Luis Hernandez went 3 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits and struck out 3.

Tonight, it's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Night at The Joe. The ValleyCats will also begin a 3-game series with Connecticut tonight, and Chris Murphy will take on Ryan Castellanos, the younger brother of Detroit 3B Nick Castellanos. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

Elizabethton 8, Greeneville 6

W- Miles Nordgren (1-2)
L- Diogenes Almengo (2-1)
S- Kuo Hua Lo (7)

Greeneville home runs: Randy Cesar (4, 2-run in 5th), Connor Goedert (4, solo in 8th)

An 8-2 deficit proved to be too much for the Appy Astros to overcome.

Luis Payano put Greeneville on the board with an RBI single in the 2nd and scored himself on an error later in the inning. Myles Straw hit a triple with 2 outs in the 5th and scored on a Daz Cameron RBI single. Randy Cesar followed all of that by whacking a 2-run homer, his 4th of the year. Connor Goedert hit a solo shot,, his 4th, with 1 out in the 8th.

Daz finished 3-4, while Goedert and Straw (3B, SB [19], R) had 2 hits apiece.

Diogenes Almengo went 3 innings and allowed 4 runs on 5 hits and walked 2. Cris Santamaria allowed 4 runs on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in the 5th. Starlyng Sanchez allowed 3 hits and fanned 3 over 3 scoreless, and Lachlan Madden allowed 2 hits and struck out 2 in 2 scoreless frames.

Edgardo Sandoval will get the start tonight. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

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