Friday, April 8, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Thursday, April 7, 2016

Happy Minor League Opening Day!!!

Las Vegas 6, Fresno 4

W - Chasen Bradford (1-0)
L- Jordan Jankowski (0-1)

Fresno home runs: Danny Worth (1, 2-run in 6th)

The Grizzlies walked off with a loss as old friend Marc Krauss whacked a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 9th for Vegas, as they scored 4 unanswered runs in the final 3 innings.

Both teams scored a run in the 1st and the 4th; A.J. Reed opened up the scoring with an RBI groundout, while Colin Moran added a sac fly. Danny Worth finished 2-4 with 2 runs scored and broke the tie with a 2-run homer in the 6th.

Originally, Chris Devenski was the scheduled starter, but now that he's with the Astros, Brad Peacock got the nod, and he delivered 5 solid innings, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits (solo homer), walking 2, and striking out 5. César Valdez was first, and he allowed a solo shot to Travis Taijeron in the 7th, one other hit, and struck out 1 in 1.1 innings. After Valdez surrendered the homer to Taijeron, Kevin Chapman came on, and he got the final 2 outs of the 7th via strikeout. Roger Bernadina took him deep to begin the 8th, but he recovered by getting a groundout. Jordan Jankowski came on and got the final 2 outs of the frame.

Jankowski came on for the 9th and worked around a leadoff single to get 2 outs. However, he ended up getting the loss as Krauss ended the game by taking Juan Minaya deep. One of those 2 runs was charged to Jankowski, who allowed just the single and struck out 2 in 1.1 innings. Krauss was the only batter Minaya faced.

Asher Wojciechowski will take on Seth Lugo in game 2 of this series; first pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 2, Tulsa 0

W - Joe Musgrove (1-0)
L - Chase De Jong (0-1)
S- Keegan Yuhl (1)

CC home runs: Mott Hyde (1, solo in 3rd)

Corpus opened up 2016 with a dazzling duet on the mound as Joe Musgrove and Keegan Yuhl joined forces to throw a 2-hit shutout; in the process, they dispatched the Drillers in a mere 116 minutes.

Musgrove started it off, and in 5 innings, he allowed a hit and fanned 4. Yuhl put the finishing touches on this one, allowing a hit and striking out 3 over the final 4 frames. Together, they faced one batter over the minimum.

The first Astros farmhand to hit a home run in 2016 was Mott Hyde, who opened up the scoring with a solo blast in the 3rd inning. Hyde reached in all 3 of his plate appearances (2-2, BB) and also drove in the other Corpus run with an RBI single in the 7th.

Evan Gattis, who's in Corpus on a rehab assignment, served as the DH in this game and in 4 at-bats, he had a pop-fly double. At the top of the order, D.J. Fisher finished 2-4.

David Paulino makes his AA debut in game 2; he'll take on Chris Anderson at 7:05.

San Jose 4, Lancaster 3

W - Martin Agosta (1-0)
L - Kevin Comer (0-1)
S - Rodolfo Martinez (1)

Lancaster home runs: None.

Down 4-2 in the 9th, the JetHawks managed to pull a run back in the final frame, but their comeback bid fell just short as they stranded the tying run on 2nd.

Garrett Stubbs drove in Lancaster's first run of 2016 when he grounded into a force out in the 4th that scored Ramon Laureano. Jason Martin finished 2-4 and smacked an RBI double in the 5th. Jose Fernandez, who also went 2-4, hit a 1-out single in the 9th, stole 2nd, advanced to 3rd on a Kristian Trompiz single, and wound up scoring on a passed ball/Bobby Boyd strikeout.

Akeem Bostick went 3 innings and allowed a run on 6 hits (all singles) and walked 1. Dean Deetz tagged in for 3.1 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and striking out 3. Kevin Comer pitched the final 1.2 innings and allowed 2 runs (on a triple) on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3.

In game 2 of this 4-game set, Andrew Walter will take the mound for the JetHawks. He'll take on Sam Coonrod at 7:00 Pacific.

Cedar Rapids 12, Quad Cities 4

W - Randy LeBlanc (1-0)
L - Rogelio Armenteros (0-1)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos stumbled out of the gate to open 2016 as they committed 5 errors and ultimately got buried by a 10-3 run from the Kernels, which included a 6-run 8th, to close out the game.

Johnny Sewald put Quad Cities on the board with an RBI groundout in the 3rd. They did not score again until the 8th, when Kyle Tucker added an RBI groundout of his own. Sewald added a 2-run infield single in the 9th. Anthony Hermelyn reached base in all 4 of his plate appearances; he went 2-2 with a double, drew a couple of walks, and scored twice. Sewald stole 2 bases.

Rogelio Armenteros went 4 innings and allowed 2 unearned runs on 5 hits and struck out 5. Ryan Deemes faced a bases-loaded situation in the 5th thanks to 2 walks and a single, but he was able to avert disaster and got himself out of the jam. The wheels fell off from under Alex Winkelman and Adam Whitt in the 8th inning, unfortunately. Winkelman allowed 6 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 6 hits (2-run homer), walked 3, and struck out 1 over 2.1 innings. Whitt got the final 2 outs of the 8th, but not before allowing 4 runs of his own (in addition to the 2 runners he inherited from Winkelman) on 3 hits and walking 1.

In game 2 of this series, Jose Luis Hernandez will team up with Albert Abreu as they face off against Andro Cutura. First pitch is at 6:35.

Three Stars

It's a Corpus sweep!


Mott Hyde, 2B, Corpus Christi
2-2, solo HR (1), 2 RBI, BB

1 (tie).

Joe Musgrove, RHP, and Keegan Yuhl, RHP, Corpus Christi
Musgrove: W (1-0), 5 IP, H, 4 K
Yuhl: S (1), 4 IP, H, 3 K

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