Monday, April 11, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Sunday, April 10, 2016

Go away, rain.

Fresno and Las Vegas doubleheader was postponed

Due to rain. The 2 games that were not played will be made up during Fresno's next trip to Vegas, which will be from August 3-6, which makes that series a 6-game series.

The Grizzlies' season-opening roadtrip continues in Salt Lake City. Brady Rodgers will be on the mound for Game 1, which will start at 6:35 Mountain.

Springfield 6, Corpus Christi 4

W- Andrew Morales (1-0)
L- Brian Holmes (0-1)
S- Josh Lucas (1)

CC home runs: Chase McDonald (2, 2-run in 1st), Jack Mayfield (1, solo in 2nd)

The Hooks dropped the first of 3 to the Cardinals because even though they bashed 2 homers, they couldn't really get anything going on offense.

Chase McDonald and Jack Mayfield were the Hooks offense in this game; they both drove in 2. McDonald clubbed his 2nd homer in as many games to open the scoring in the 1st, and Mayfield, who finished 2-4, ripped a solo shot in the 2nd and added an RBI single to his ledger in the 9th.

Brian Holmes allowed 5 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 5 in 3.2 innings. Brendan McCurry was the first man out of the bullpen, and he allowed a run on 2 hits and walked 1 in 1.1 innings. Finally, Cy Sneed made his organizational debut and allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5 over 4 scoreless innings.

In the middle game of this series, Lance McCullers will make his first rehab start. He will face Chris Baker at 7:05.

Lancaster and San Jose doubleheader was postponed

Due to rain. Makeup dates for these games TBD.

Tonight, the JetHawks will begin a 3-game series in Stockton. Josh James will take the mound for Lancaster, and he'll go up against Casey Meisner, who went to the same high school as me. First pitch is at 7:10 Pacific.

Cedar Rapids 3, Quad Cities 2 in 10 innings

W- Nick Anderson (1-0)
L- Ralph Garza Jr. (0-1)

QC home runs: None.

Not the start that the River Bandits pictured as they were swept by the Kernels in both legs of the away-and-home 4-game series. Both teams scored a run in the 6th and the 9th, but Cedar Rapids got what turned out to be the decisive run in the first extra frame.

Kyle Tucker hit an RBI groundout in the 6th to tie the game at 1, and after Pat Porter tripled to lead off the 9th, Anthony Hermelyn tied the game at 2 with an RBI single. Osvaldo Duarte singled to begin the 10th, but he was left at 3rd to end the game. Duarte finished 3-5, while Hermelyn and Christian Correa had 2 hits apiece.

Matt Bower went 5.1 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4. Andrew Thome allowed an unearned run on 6 hits in 3.2 innings. Ralph Garza Jr. allowed the eventual game-winning run on an RBI single in the 10th. He walked 1 and struck out 1.

The River Bandits will now hit the road for 3 games in Peoria in search of their first win. In game 1, Kevin McCanna and Sebastian Kessay will take on Junior Fernandez. First pitch is at 6:30.

Three Stars


Photo from
Matt Bower, RHP, Quad Cities
5.1 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 4 K


Chase McDonald, 1B, and Jack Mayfield, 2B, Corpus Christi
McDonald: 2-R HR (2)
Mayfield: 2-4, solo HR (1), 2 RBI


Photo from
Cy Sneed, RHP, Corpus Christi
4 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K

Honorable Mentions

Osvaldo Duarte, SS, Quad Cities: 3-5
- 2 starts, 2 multi-hit games.

Anthony Hermelyn, C, Quad Cities: 2-3, RBI as the DH
- Came through with a clutch hit late.

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