Sunday, August 30, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Saturday, August 29, 2015

George Springer back!

Omaha 9, Fresno 5

W- Andy Ferguson (6-3)
L- Dan Straily (10-8)

Fresno home runs: Matt Duffy (18, solo in 2nd), Tyler Heineman (2, solo in 5th), Jonathan Villar (5, solo in 6th), Jon Singleton (20, solo in 7th)

The Storm Chasers singled Dan Straily to oblivion as they jumped out to a 9-1 lead on the Grizzlies. They were able to cut the deficit, but Omaha hung on to take this series.

Straily allowed 9 runs on 11 hits (9 singles and 2 doubles), walked 3, and struck out 5 in 3.1 innings. The bullpen allowed just 2 hits over 4.2 scoreless innings. Kevin Chapman was first; he allowed a hit and fanned 1 in 1.2 innings. Joe Thatcher, James Hoyt, and.... Andrew Aplin each tossed a scoreless frame. Thatcher struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 6th, Hoyt allowed a hit and struck out 1 in the 7th, and Aplin threw a 1-2-3 8th.

4 of Fresno's 5 runs came on solo homers. The only run that was not driven in on a home run was scored by Jonathan Villar on an Alex Presley groundout in the 8th. Matt Duffy's homer gives him 101 RBI on the year. Villar finished 2-4.

The Grizzlies will look to avoid the sweep as Asher Wojciechowski takes on Yohan Pino. First pitch is at 2:30.

Corpus Christi 8, San Antonio 6

W- R.J. Alaniz (6-3)
L- Eric Yardley (0-1)
S- Jandel Gustave (17)

CC home runs: A.J. Reed 2 (10, 33 season; 3-run in 1st, solo in 7th), Colin Moran (9, 2-run in 3rd), Jon Kemmer (18, solo in 7th)

A.J. Reed continues to torture Minor League pitching, and we saw the return of a budding superstar down in South Texas.

George Springer made went 1-4 in his first rehab appearance. He led off and started in RF. 7 of the 8 runs were driven in by the 4 home runs hit by the heart of the Hooks lineup, which consisted of Colin Moran, A.J. Reed, and Jon Kemmer. The other run scored on an error in the 3rd that occurred after a single from Alfredo Gonzalez. Reed's 2 homers were his 2 hits on the night, and Kemmer also had a 2-hit night, which extended his hitting streak to 8 games. Danry Vásquez went 3-4 with 2 runs scored.

Edison Frias had a bare minimum quality start, allowing 7 hits (solo homer) and striking out 4. Travis Ballew allowed 3 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 3 hits as he only got 1 out in the 7th. R.J. Alaniz allowed a hit and struck out 1 in 1.2 innings, and Jandel Gustave struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 9th to close it out.

Michael Feliz will take the mound tonight. He'll face Bryce Morrow at 6:05.

Lancaster 7, Lake Elsinore 4

W- Austin Chrismon (7-3, 11-4 season)
L- Kyle Lloyd (6-11)
S- Ryan Thompson (1, 6 season)

Lancaster home runs: J.D. Davis (24, 2-run in 1st), Brian Holberton (3, solo in 2nd)

Belated congratulations to the JetHawks for clinching a playoff spot this season. They got a nice start from Austin Chrismon in this one.

Chrismon allowed 2 runs on 9 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 5. Ryan Thompson pitched the final 3 innings and closed it out. He allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1.

J.D. Davis kicked things off with a 2-run homer in the 1st, his 24th on the season. Brian Holberton went deep in the 2nd, and James Ramsay later added an RBI single. Davis led off the 6th with a single and came all the way around to score on a triple from Sean McMullen. Holberton proceeded to add a sac fly to his ledger. He added two sac flies to his ledger, to be exact. He hit another one in the 8th that turned into a double play. Davis (2-run homer, 3 R) and McMullen had 2 hits apiece.

Akeem Bostick will take the mound for Lancaster this evening. He will take on Michael Kelly in the series finale at 5:00 Pacific.

Peoria 4, Quad Cities 2

W- Austin Gomber (15-3)
L- Josh James (6-4)
S- Jery Then (2)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos had a rather nondescript day on offense. However, they were threatening late.

Jose Fernandez stole 3 bases, giving him 13 on the season. He scored Quad Cities' first run on an errant pickoff throw in the 4th inning. Wander Franco hit a single in the 9th inning, and on the ensuing error, Ryan Bottger scored. The Bandits' 9th-inning threat ended when Marlon Avea struck out to end the game.

Josh James went 8 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7. Steve Naemark allowed a solo homer to Harrison Bader in the 9th, which was the only run he allowed in the inning. He allowed one other hit and struck out 1.

The River Bandits will head to Burlington to begin a new series. Brock Dykxhoorn will take on Mike Bolaski today at 2.

Tri-City 7, Vermont 5

W- Chris Murphy (2-1, 3-1 season)
L- Tyler Painton (1-1)

TC home runs: None

Tri-City avoided the sweep as they erased a 5-0 deficit with 5 in the 7th to tie, and 2 in the 9th to break the tie.

Dex McCall sparked the rally in the 7th by reaching on an error. He put the ValleyCats on the board by scoring on a wild pitch. Richard Gonzalez, who was at the plate when that happened, ended up drawing a walk. Johnny Sewald followed by ripping an RBI double. Alex Melendez added an RBI single, and Bobby Wernes tied the game with a 2-run double. He had the game-tying hit in all 3 games of this series. Wernes had the go-ahead RBI single in the 9th, and he scored an insurance run on a double from Kolbey Carpenter.

Wernes (2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, R), Sewald (2 2B, RBI, R), and Cesar Carrasco (R) all finished with 2 hits in this one.

Ryan Deemes went 3.2 innings and allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3. David Schmidt allowed a hit in 1.1 innings, and Chris Murphy finished it off with 4 scoreless, allowing 2 hits, walking 1, and fanning 5.

Zac Person will be on the mound today as the ValleyCats welcome Brooklyn to New York's Capital District. First pitch is at 5:00 Eastern.

Burlington 3, Greeneville 1

W- Enmanuel Camacho (3-3)
L- Carlos Hiraldo (1-1, 4-4 season)
S- Jacob Bodner (5)

The Appy Astros dropped the series, but they're still in the 2nd playoff spot in the Appalachian League West as Elizabethton is currently on a 6-game slide.

Daz Cameron hit a 1-out triple in the 1st and scored Greeneville's only run of the game on a sac fly from Kyle Tucker. Daz finished 2-4 with a steal (9, 22 season), while Osvaldo Duarte went 3-4 from the bottom of the order.

Carlos Hiraldo went 3 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits (2-run homer) and struck out 1. Joselo Pinales allowed 2 hits and fanned 2 in the 4th. Edgardo Sandoval went 3 innings and allowed 3 hits, walked 1, and fanned 1. Luis Ramirez struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 8th.

Greeneville will take on Princeton in their final series of the regular season. In game 1, Andrew Thome will take on Ethan Clark at 6:00 Eastern.

GCL Braves 6, GCL Astros 2

W- Odalvi Javier (1-1)
L- Patrick Sandoval (0-3)
S- Evertz Orozco (3)

GCL home runs: None.

Jared Cruz went 2-4 with a double. Ihan Bernal walked in all 4 of his plate appearances and scored a run on a passed ball in the 5th. Jonathan Matute scored on a balk in the 8th.

Patrick Sandoval allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 3 innings. Franklin Perez allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7 in 3 innings.

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