Sunday, May 1, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fresno 3, El Paso 0

W- Mike Hauschild (2-2)
L- Jeremy Guthrie (0-5)
S- James Hoyt (6)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizz got a fine outing from their hurlers as three of them combined to throw a 5-hit shutout.

Mike Hauschild breezed through 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits, walking 1, and striking out 1. Jandel Gustave struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 8th, and James Hoyt bounced back from a loss in his last appearance by working around a hit to shut the door, striking out 2 in the 9th to do so.

Danny Worth opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st. Fresno's other 2 runs came in the 5th on a Tony Kemp RBI triple and an RBI single from Jake Marisnick. Eury Perez went 2-3 with a triple and scored a run.

Tommy Shirley will start the series finale. He'll take on Daniel McCutchen at 1:05 Pacific.

Frisco 4, Corpus Christi 3

W- Adam Parks (1-0)
L- Brendan McCurry (0-1)

CC home runs: Chase McDonald (5, 2-run in 6th)

Teams from the Astros organization, from the Major League club on down, have won a grand total of 1 game against a team from the Rangers organization this season. It's getting a little absurd, really. This latest loss was a walk-off with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th.

Chase McDonald put Corpus on the board and in the lead by whacking a 2-run homer in the 6th, his 2nd home run in as many games. But again... to say that the Hooks offense is in a slump in the wake of Alex Bregman's injury is quite the understatement. McDonald's blast was one of just 3 hits that they could muster up. The other Hooks run came in the 9th when James Ramsay scored on an error that allowed Chan-Jong Moon to reach. Ramsay drew 3 walks in this one.

Edison Frias went 5 innings and allowed an unearned run on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Cy Sneed tagged in and allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4 over 3 scoreless. Brendan McCurry couldn't close it out as the Roughriders scored 3 in the bottom of the 9th to win. He allowed 3 hits, walked 2, and the 2 outs he recorded in the 9th were both strikeouts.

Keegan Yuhl gets the start for the Hooks today. First pitch is at 4:05.

Lake Elsinore 3, Lancaster 2

W- T.J. Weir (1-1)
L- Riley Ferrell (0-1)
S- Colby Blueberg (3)

Lancaster home runs: None.

The Storm took game 2 by scoring the game's final 3 runs.

Luis Reynoso finished 2-4; both of his hits were doubles, and he scored both of Lancaster's runs. He opened the scoring by stealing home in the 3rd and scored on a Jason Martin single in the 5th. Jason Martin and Alejandro Garcia (2B, SB [5]) also went 2-4.

Brock Dykxhoorn went 5.2 innings and had an inherited runner charged to him on 5 hits, walked 1, and fanned 1. Riley Ferrell had an uncharacteristically poor outing as he allowed a game-tying 2-run homer to Luis Tejada in the 6th. 1 of those runs was charged to Dykxhoorn. Ferrell allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and struck out 2. Angel Heredia struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 8th.

Scott Weathersby will start the series finale; he'll take on Chris Huffman at 1:00 Pacific.

Quad Cities and West Michigan was postponed

Due to rain. They'll play a doubleheader today starting at 12:15. Justin Ferrell will make his 2016 debut in game 1 against Beau Burrows, and Albert Abreu will face Eudis Idrogo in game 2.

Three Stars

3.
 
Luis Reynoso, IF, Lancaster, and Chase McDonald, 1B, Corpus Christi
Reynoso: 2-4, 2 2B, 2 R, SB (1)
McDonald: 2-R HR (5)

2.

Cy Sneed, RHP, Corpus Christi
3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K


1.

Mike Hauschild, RHP, Fresno
W (2-2), 7 IP, 4 H, BB, K


Honorable Mentions

Brock Dykxhoorn, RHP, Lancaster: 5.2 IP, 5 H, ER (inherited runner charged to him), BB, K
- He survived a month in possibly the toughest environment for pitchers in professional baseball. So far, so good.

James Hoyt, RHP, Fresno: Save (6), IP, H, 2 K
- Who gets to Houston first: James Hoyt, or Jandel Gustave?

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