Thursday, September 10, 2015

Astros Minor League Playoff Recaps

Results for Wednesday, September 9, 2015

It's playoff time!!!

Fresno 9, El Paso 1 (Fresno 1-0)

W- Dan Straily
L- Daniel McCutchen

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizz had their way in game 1.

Dan Straily went 6 innings and allowed a solo homer to Will Middlebrooks, which was the only El Paso run. Straily allowed 3 other hits, walked 3, and fanned 6. Kevin Chapman, Jordan Jankowski, and James Hoyt each pitched a scoreless frame. Chapman walked 1 in the 7th, Jankowski allowed a hit and fanned 2 in the 8th, and Hoyt needed 9 pitches (6 strikes) to finish the game.

Tyler Heineman finished 2-3 with 2 runs scored, and he kicked things off with an RBI single in the 2nd. Tony Kemp ripped a 2-run double in the 4th and scored on an Alex Presley double, who in turn, scored on a Tyler White single. In the 5th, Nolan Fontana hit a 2-run single, and Kemp added a sac fly. Andrew Aplin hit a sac fly in the 6th.

Presley finished 4-5 with 2 doubles. Aplin was the only player in the Fresno lineup to go hitless, but he scored 2 runs.

Asher Wojciechowski will get the start in game 2. He'll face Chris Smith at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 9, Midland 2 (Corpus Christi 1-0)

W- Chris Devenski
L- Parker Frazier

CC home runs: Roberto Peña (2-run in 2nd), Conrad Gregor (solo in 5th)

The Hooks jumped out to a 6-2 lead after the first third of the game and they tacked on 3 more to cruise to a victory.

Colin Moran put Corpus on the board with a sac fly in the 1st. Teoscar Hernandez added another run when he scored on a wild pitch. The Hounds tied the game with 1 in the 2nd, but Roberto Peña put the Hooks back in front with a 2-run shot in the bottom half of the inning. With the bases loaded in the 3rd, Conrad Gregor walked in another run, and Peña drove in another run when he got plunked. Gregor whacked a solo shot with 2 outs in the 5th, and Peña struck once more with a 2-run single in the 7th. Gregor finished 3-3, while Peña went 2-2... they both reached in all of their plate appearances. A.J. Reed had 2 doubles in 5 at-bats and scored twice. Danry Vásquez also hit 2 doubles in 5 at-bats... but he scored 1 run. Teoscar also finished with 2 hits.

Chris Devenski went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 9. Aaron West walked 1 and fanned 1 over 2 innings, and Gonzalo Sañudo allowed a hit and struck out 1 in a scoreless 9th.

In game 2, R.J. Alaniz will take on Sean Manaea. First pitch is at 7:05.

Lancaster 9, High Desert 7 (Lancaster 1-0)

W- Troy Scribner
L- Ryan Ledbetter
S- Kevin Comer

Lancaster home runs: J.D. Davis (2-run in 7th)

The JetHawks struck first in the mini-series as they rallied from a 5-0 deficit after 0.5 innings with 3 3-run innings.

In the 2nd inning, Jamie Ritchie put Lancaster on the board with a 2-run double, and he later scored on an RBI infield single from Alex Bregman. Ritchie and Bregman both drove in another run in the 4th with a single and a sac fly, respectively. D.J. Fisher added another run with an RBI single. The comeback was completed in the 7th as J.D. Davis smacked a 2-run homer to put the JetHawks in the lead. Later in the inning, Chase McDonald added an RBI single.

Bregman, McDonald, Ritchie, Davis, Ronnie Mitchell, and Sean McMullen all recorded 2 hits in this game. McMullen and Ritchie scored twice.

Keegan Yuhl allowed 5 runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1 as he only recorded 2 outs in the 1st. Steve Naemark put out the fire with 4.1 innings of relief, allowing a run on 3 hits, walking 1, and striking out 3. Troy Scribner was next, and the only hit that he allowed in his 2 innings was a solo homer from Joe Jackson in the 7th. He struck out 3. Kevin Comer struck out 2 over 2 perfect innings to get the save.

In game 2 of this series, David Paulino will face Trey Lambert. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Cedar Rapids 5, Quad Cities 2 (Cedar Rapids 1-0)

W- Felix Jorge
L- Josh James
S- Nick Anderson

QC home runs: None.

Both teams had 10 hits in this one, but the Kernels also took advantage of a couple of Quad Cities blunders.

The Banditos' 2 runs came in the 4th, as Ryan Bottger hit a sac fly and Kristian Trompiz hit an RBI infield single. Trompiz and Nick Tanielu both finished 2-4.

Josh James went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1. Andrew Thome was the first man out; he allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits and fanned 4 over 2 innings, and Jacob Dorris struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 8th.

In game 2 of this series, Brock Dykxhoorn will face Sam Gibbons. First pitch is at 7:00.

Staten Island 3, Tri-City 2 in 11 innings (Staten Island 1-0)

W- Jonny Drozd
L- Zac Grotz

TC home runs: None.

The ValleyCats walked off with a loss to begin their playoff campaign. Fortunately, they get to return home for the final 2 games of this series.

Anthony Hermelyn finished 2-4 and drove in both Tri-City runs in this one. He hit an RBI single in the 2nd and ripped an RBI double in the 7th. Dex McCall went 2-5 and scored a run.

Chris Murphy allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7 over 5.2 innings. Ryan Deemes was the first man out; he allowed a hit and walked 2, but he was able to get the final out of the 6th with a strikeout. Yeyfry Del Rosario allowed a hit and fanned 3 over 3 scoreless. Scott Weathersby allowed a hit and walked 2 as he did not record an out in the 10th inning. However, Zac Grotz managed to tightrope out of that pickle. However, the Yankees got the winning run off of him with 1 out in the 11th. Grotz allowed 3 hits and struck out 2.

In game 2 of this series, Ralph Garza Jr. will face Domingo Acevedo. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

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