Saturday, September 19, 2015

Astros Daily Farm Report: 9/19

Everything you need to know from down on the farm ...

Before we get to the details of the Fresno Grizzlies LCS Game 3, first things first. You've got to see this play from Grizzlies catcher Tyler Heineman. Just wow!
Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to ...

IF Ronny Jiminez (21)
Jiminez was born September 19, 1994 in Moca, Dominican Republic and was signed by the Astros prior to the 2015 season in which he played for the Dominican Summer League Astros Blue team.

Also, some guy named Springer celebrates today. Happy 26th, George.

ROSTER MOVES AND OTHER NEWS

With the promotion of Matt Duffy to Houston, 3B Colin Moran was assigned to the Grizzlies for the LCS. RHP Chris Devenski was activated for Wednesday's game as RHP Mike Hauschild was placed on the 7-day DL. IF Jio Mier and RHP Jandel Gustave also joined the team, but they haven't been activated at this time.

In addition to RHP Chris Devenski being named the Hooks Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday, the Hooks named OF Jon Kemmer the Hooks Player of the Year on Thursday.

OF Johnny Sewald talks about breaking a couple of records for the Tri-City ValleyCats (and more) in this piece from CBS 6 in Albany.

MLB Pipeline named its Organizational Prospects of the Year on Thursday with RHP Joe Musgrove and 1B A.J. Reed representing the Astros. Reed also got some love from Baseball America as its Player of the Year runner-up. [NEW] And Jonathan Mayo gets in on the action with praise for Reed as well.

WTHB's Season in Review series:
Dominican Summer League Astros
Gulf Coast League Astros
Greeneville Astros
Tri-City ValleyCats

Coming soon: The Quad Cities River Bandits

And, finally, in case you missed it, I'm now working on my second million page views!

STANDINGS, RESULTS AND LAGNIAPPE

FRESNO

Final Regular Season Record: 1st 84-59 -.-GB L1 (Clinched playoff berth; clinched division title; won the conference series)

Playoff Record:
Won Pacific Conference Championship 3-1 over El Paso

PCL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (BEST OF FIVE)
Round Rock leads the series 2-1

Tuesday the 15th: Round Rock 9 over Fresno 8 in 12 innings

Wednesday the 16th: Fresno 3 over Round Rock 1

Friday the 18th: Round Rock 6 over Fresno 2
It was a tough night for Grizzlies starter Brett Oberholtzer who allowed a pair of runs in each of the first two innings and ended his night after 4.2 innings, having allowed six runs on 10 hits (three home runs). Travis Ballew, Chris Cotton, Jake Buchanan and Juan Minaya kept a lid on the Express hitters the rest of the way, but by then the damage was done.

Fresno's offense had trouble getting much going and didn't capitalize on a bases loaded, one out opportunity in the fifth inning. Finally, with two outs in the eighth inning, a Robbie Grossman single and walks from Andrew Aplin and Colin Moran loaded the bases for Tyler Heineman. Heineman drove in two runs with a single to account for the only two Grizzlies runs of the night. Fresno was ultimately held to seven singles, two each from Tyler White and Robbie Grossman.

The Grizzlies now have their work cut out for them. They must win Saturday and Sunday if they want to bring a championship to the City of Fresno. It won't be easy but the fans are definitely with them!

Saturday the 19th: Round Rock at Fresno at 9:05 CST (TBD vs. RHP Asher Wojciechowski)

Sunday the 20th: Round Rock at Fresno at 3:05 CST if necessary (TBD vs. RHP Mark Appel)

CORPUS CHRISTI

Final Regular Season Record: 1st 89-51 -.-GB W2 (Clinched playoff berth; clinched first half title)

SOUTHERN DIVISION PLAYOFFS (BEST OF FIVE)
Lost 1-3 to Midland in the Southern Division Playoffs


Season Over


LANCASTER

Final Regular Season Record: 3rd 75-65 3.0GB L1 (Clinched playoff berth via the wild card)

Playoff Record:
Lost 1-2 to High Desert in the South Division miniseries


Season Over

QUAD CITIES

Final Regular Season Record: 1st 88-50 -.-GB L1 (Clinched playoff berth; clinched first half title)

Playoff Record:
Lost 0-2 to Cedar Rapids in Western Division Quaterfinals

Season Over
TRI-CITY

Final Regular Season Record: 1st 42-33 -.-GB W1 (Clinched playoff berth; clinched division title)

Playoff Record:
Lost 0-2 to Staten Island in Semifinal Championship Series


Season Over

GREENEVILLE

Final Regular Season Record: 2nd 34-33 5.5GB W1 (clinched playoff berth; won League Championship)

Playoff Record:
Won 2-1 in best-of-three semifinals over Kingsport
Won 2-1 in the best-of-three League Championship Series over Princeton

Season Over

GULF COAST LEAGUE

Record: 4th 19-41 16.5GB L7 (Eliminated from postseason play)

Season Over

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE BLUE TEAM

Record: 1st 43-29 -.-GB L3 (Clinched playoff berth; clinched division title)

Playoff Record: 
Won first round of playoffs over DSL Blue Jays 2 games to 0
Lost second round of playoffs to DSL Rangers1 2 games to 0

Season Over

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE ORANGE TEAM

Record: 5th 28-44 22.0GB W1 (Eliminated from postseason play)

Season Over

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