Saturday, August 8, 2015

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Friday, August 7, 2015

First off, I would like to apologize for going AWOL on everyone. It's been a crazy week for me and I ended up putting recaps on the backburner. Hopefully you enjoyed seeing Jayne return to her roots with her recaps.

What did the ValleyCats have in store after a no-no on Thursday?

Fresno 2, Sacramento 0

W- Brett Oberholtzer (5-3)
L- Chris Stratton (2-4)
S- Jason Stoffel (3)

Fresno home runs: Tyler White (4, 11 season; 2-run in 6th)

Brett Oberholtzer, Tyson Perez, and Jason Stoffel joined forces to keep Sacramento off the scoreboard.

Obie allowed 6 hits, walked 2, and fanned 7 over 6.1 shutout innings. Perez was first; he allowed a hit and struck out 1 in 1.2 innings, and Stoffel struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th.

Tyler White broke a scoreless tie with his 2-run shot in the 6th, and those 2 runs turned out to be the only runs of the game. Andrew Aplin went 2-4.

In game 4 of this series, Mike Hauschild will face Tommy Hanson. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 5, Midland 4

W- Jandel Gustave (5-1)
L- Seth Frankoff (0-1)

CC home runs: A.J. Reed (6, 29 season; solo in 2nd)

Edison Frias got knocked around a bit, but his bullpen picked him up and bought the Hooks' offense some time to get it together. They did, and then they walked off with the win.

A.J. Reed put the Hooks on the board by smacking a home run to begin the 3rd. In between that homer and the next time that Corpus scored, the Rockhounds scored 3 in the 4th to take a 4-1 lead. That lead lasted until stretch time.

Jon Kemmer got it started, albeit in rather painful fashion as he was plunked. He moved to 3rd on a Jio Mier double, and they both scored on a Conrad Gregor double. Gregor advanced to 3rd on a sac bunt and scored the tying run on an RBI single from Danry Vásquez. Teoscar Hernandez hit a 1-out single in the 9th and then stole 2nd (27). Colin Moran followed by drawing a walk. Reed singled, but Teoscar was thrown out at home. Moran moved over to 2nd. Jon Kemmer then hit a ball to 1B, where Anthony Aliotti's blunder allowed Moran to score the winning run. Reed finished 3-5, while Teoscar had 2 hits.

Edison Frias went 3.1 innings and allowed 4 runs on 9 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and struck out 5. He left with the bases loaded for Juan Minaya, who got him off the hook. Minaya allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 over 2.2 scoreless. Chris Cotton was next, and he recorded a strikeout in a 1-2-3 7th inning. Jandel Gustave allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 over 2 scoreless and got the win.

Brian Holmes will get the start in game 3 of this series. He'll face Jake Sanchez at 7:05.

Lancaster 8, High Desert 5

W- Akeem Bostick (3-4, 5-5 season)
L- Richelson Peña (9-7)
S- Albert Minnis (1)

Lancaster home runs: Chase McDonald (20, solo in 3rd), J.D. Davis (20, 2-run in 4th), Alex Bregman (1, 2 season; solo in 8th)

The JetHawks scored in the first 5 innings and jumped out to a 7-2 lead.

Akeem Bostick went 7 innings and allowed 5 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 9 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 7. Albert Minnis allowed 2 hits and struck out 1 over 2 scoreless.

Ronnie Mitchell finished 2-5, and he put Lancaster on the board and in the lead with a 2-run single in the 1st. Mott Hyde doubled to lead off the 2nd, and James Ramsay brought him home with a single.

Chase McDonald became the 2nd player in the Astros minor league system to 20 home runs with his 2-out solo shot in the 3rd inning. One inning later, J.D. Davis became the 3rd with a 2-run homer in the 4th. This is the 4th straight game in which he's homered. Hyde hit an RBI single in the 5th, and Alex Bregman smacked a solo shot in the 8th for his first California League home run.

Hyde (2 2B, RBI, R) and Ramsay (RBI, R) both finished with 3 hits. Bregman (solo homer, 2 R), Mitchell (2 RBI), Jamie Ritchie (2 2B, R), and McDonald (solo homer) all had 2-hit games.

Bryan Radziewski will start game 3 of this series. The lefty from The U will take on Reed Garrett at 6:00 Pacific.

Quad Cities 7, Dayton 1

W- Elieser Hernandez (2-1, 2-2 season)
L- Tyler Mahle (11-6)
S- Brandon McNitt (1)

QC home runs: None.

The Dragons struck first, but Elieser Hernandez and Brandon McNitt smote them. Quad Cities took full advantage of Dayton's miscues as they romped to their 11th consecutive win in the first game of the series.

Hernandez allowed a run in the 1st but was fantastic the rest of the way. He allowed 3 hits and struck out 5 in 5 innings of work. McNitt finished it off with 4 scoreless, allowing a hit, walking 1, and fanning 2.

The Banditos responded with 4 in the 3rd inning. 2 of those runs scored on a single from Kristian Trompiz, who later scored on an error following a Jason Martin single. Martin reached 2nd on the E, moved to 3rd on a bunt single from Bobby Boyd, and scored on a sac fly from Nick Tanielu. Boyd stole 3rd (28) in the 5th as part of a double steal with Tanielu (1; he stole 2nd) and scored on the errant throw down to 2nd. Martin scored on a balk in the 7th, and in the 8th, Jose Fernandez tripled, then scored on an error that allowed Garrett Stubbs to reach.

Boyd went 3-4 and was the only player on either side to record a multi-hit game. Fernandez and Martin scored 2 runs apiece.

Josh James will be on the mound for game 2 of this series. He'll face Wyatt Strahan at 6:00.

Aberdeen 1, Tri-City 0

W- Garrett Cleavinger (3-0)
L- Chris Murphy (0-1, 1-1 season)
S- Ryan Meisinger (6)

TC home runs: None.

One night after Kevin McCanna, Ralph Garza Jr., and Zac Person combined on a no-hitter, the ValleyCats' bats went silent.

Aaron Mizell had 2 of the 4 Tri-City hits. Brooks Marlow's double was their only extra-base hit.

Ryan Deemes was excellent on the mound as he allowed just 2 hits and struck out 6 over 5 shutout innings. The IronBirds got to Chris Murphy for the only run of the game in the 7th. Murphy allowed 2 hits and struck out 2 in 3 innings.

Trent Thornton will take the mound in the series finale. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

Greeneville 6, Bristol 3

W- Cris Santamaria (3-1)
L- Dan Urbina (2-4)
S- Joselo Pinales (1)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros saw their lead vanish when the Pirates tied the game at 3 in the top of the 7th. However, the tie was short-lived as they responded with 3 in the bottom of the 7th to re-establish the 3-run lead they had entering the inning.

Daz Cameron finished 2-4 and opened up the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st. He'd score on a Connor Goedert single. Osvaldo Duarte led off the 5th with a single, stole his way to 3rd, and scored after the errant throw down to 3rd. Goedert had the big hit of the night as he broke the 3-3 tie with a 2-run double. He moved to 3rd on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch.

Cameron (RBI, 2 R, SB [5, 17 season]), Goedert (2B, 3 RBI, R), and Arturo Michelena had 2 hits apiece. Duarte (14) and Myles Straw (11) both stole 2 bases.

Diogenes Almengo struck out 1 in 1.1 innings. Salvador Montaño was the first man out; he allowed a hit over 1.2 scoreless. Moreno Polanco allowed 3 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in 3.2 innings. Cris Santamaria allowed 2 hits and struck out 2 over 1.1 innings, and Joselo Pinales closed it out by fanning 2 in a 1-2-3 9th.

Devonte German will get the start in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 5:00 Eastern.

GCL Braves 12, GCL Astros 10

W- Bladimir Matos (1-1)
L- Abdiel Saldaña (0-3)

GCL home runs: None.

The Kissimmee Stros scored 8 in the 6th to take a 10-4 lead... and then the Braves finished the game on an 8-0 run.

Wander Franco, Jake Bowey, and Marcos Almonte all finished 2-5. Franco and Bowey both hit 2-run singles in that big 6th, which was preceded by an RBI single from Almonte. Franco scored the game's first run on an error in the 1st, and a wild pitch allowed Connor MacDonald to score another run.

Patrick Sandoval, in his first career appearance, allowed 2 runs (both on a homer) on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in 1.1 innings. In an earlier edition of the recaps, I said that he made his first career appearance, and that turned out to be erroneous. It was actually Edgardo Sandoval who was on the mound. Enrique Chavez was the 2nd reliever for the GCL team to appear; he allowed an unearned run on 4 hits and struck out 3 in 3 innings.

DSL Astros Blue 7, DSL Phillies 3

W- Felipe Tejada (3-3)
L- Robinson Martinez (4-1)

Blue home runs: Reiny Beltre (6, solo in 6th)

In the second 3rd of the game (4th-6th), the Blue team outscored the Phillies 6-1.

Ronny Jimenez opened the scoring with an RBI double in the 2nd inning. Oscar Campos singled to lead off the 4th and scored on an error following an Angel Tejeda sac bunt. Tejeda made it to 3rd and scored on a wild pitch. Andy Piñeda added an RBI groundout later in the inning. Cristopher Luciano scored on another wild pitch in the 5th, and Campos scored on a force out. Reiny Beltre smacked his 6th homer of the season in the 6th.

Jose Ramos got the start and allowed a run on 4 hits and walked 2. Luidin Toribio allowed a run on 2 hits and walked 1 in the 5th. Felipe Tejada allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 4 innings.

DSL Mariners2 9, DSL Astros Orange 4

W- Adonis De La Cruz (1-0)
L- Gabriel Valdez (1-5)

Orange home runs: None.

The Mariners put the Orange team away with a 4-run 9th. It had been a 1-run game.

Felix Lucas finished 2-3 with a double, which came in the 3rd. He scored the first run of the game in the 3rd on an error that allowed Anardo Peralta to reach. Carlos Machado added an RBI single later in the inning. Peralta hit a sac fly in the 7th, and Oliver Toribio hit a sac fly of his own in the 8th. Machado and Nicolás Miranda also had 2 hits for the Orange team.

No pitcher for the Orange team really stood out.

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