Not a happy Sunday in the Astros organization as everyone lost.
Memphis 8, Fresno 1
W- Ryan Sherriff (2-0)
L- Mike Hauschild (3-5)
S- Juan Gonzalez (2)
Fresno home runs: None.
The Grizzlies finished their tour of Tennessee with a 2-6 record. They were swept in Nashville and had to settle for a split in Memphis after the Redbirds buried them with a late offensive outburst.
Danny Worth's 7th-inning sac fly was Fresno's only scoring play. All of the Grizzlies' 6 hits in this game were singles.
Mike Hauschild went 6 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. Jordan Jankowski was the first man out; he allowed 4 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 3 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 2. Reymin Guduan got the final 2 outs of the 8th, but not before issuing a walk and allowing a bases-clearing double that resulted in both of the runners he inherited from Jankowski to score. One run was also charged to him on the play.
The Grizzlies are back home, where they'll begin a 4-game series with Oklahoma City tonight at 6:35 Pacific. Tommy Shirley will start game 1, and he'll face Mike Bolsinger.
Midland 7, Corpus Christi 6 in 10 innings
W- Sam Bragg (1-1)
L- Brendan McCurry (1-2)
CC home runs: Conrad Gregor (1, solo in 7th)
The Hooks fought back from a 6-2 deficit to force extras.... only to see the RockHounds walk off with the win in the first extra frame. They shot themselves in the foot by making 4 outs on the basepaths on the afternoon.
J.D. Davis wasted little time in extending his hitting streak to 10 games as he opened the scoring with an RBI double in the 1st. Conrad Gregor added an RBI groundout in the 4th. Gregor sparked a 7th-inning rally by leading off the inning with his first homer of the year. Nick Tanielu followed with a double, and Roberto Peña singled to put runners on the corners for Teoscar Hernandez, who came through with an RBI double. Alex Bregman followed that up with an RBI single. Alejandro Garcia led off the 9th with a single and moved to 2nd following a sac bunt from Peña. Teoscar moved him over to 3rd with a single, and he scored the tying run when Bobby Wahl uncorked a wild pitch. Bregman was given a free pass to 1st, but Teoscar got picked off 2nd base for the 2nd out, and D.J. Fisher struck out to end the threat.
Teoscar finished 3-4 with the RBI double and stole 2 bases (15), but he was also caught stealing twice and was picked off 2nd base in the 9th. Davis also had 3 hits on the day; 2 of them were two-baggers. Alejandro Garcia was 2-4 and scored the tying run. Nick Tanielu's 2 hits on the day were both doubles.
Brian Holmes went 5 innings and allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 9 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Evan Grills tagged in for 4 innings and allowed a run on 5 hits and walked 2. Brendan McCurry allowed the game-winner, an RBI single from Wade Kirkland with 1 out in the 10th.
The Hooks and Hounds will wrap up the series tonight as Francis Martes takes on Joel Seddon. First pitch is at 6:30.
High Desert 6, Lancaster 0
W- Ariel Jurado (4-1)
L- Josh James (3-2)
Lancaster home runs: None.
The JetHawks couldn't back up another solid outing from Josh James, and then the wheels fell off.
The only run that James allowed in his 5.2 innings of work was a solo homer from Scott Heineman, Tyler's brother, in the 4th. He allowed one other hit, walked 3, and struck out 4. Yeyfry Del Rosario pitched the final 2.1 innings and allowed 5 runs (all in the 8th) on 8 hits and struck out 3. He's allowed 16 runs as a member of the JetHawks; 13 of them have been scored by the Mavericks.
Bryan Muñiz extended his hitting streak to 9 games with a single in the 1st. Tony Nuñez had the other Lancaster single.
Trent Thornton will start the series finale. First pitch is at 6:35 Pacific.
Cedar Rapids 8, Quad Cities 1
W- Miles Nordgren (2-1)
L- Yoanys Quiala (0-1)
QC home runs: None.
The Banditos got on the board first.... but it was all Kernels after that as they scored 8 unanswered to blast Quad Cities.
Kyle Tucker's RBI groundout in the 1st was Quad Cities' only scoring play. Osvaldo Duarte finished 2-4.
Yoanys Quiala went 4.2 innings and allowed 5 runs (3 earned, 2 inherited runners charged to him) on 8 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Ricardo Castro and Luis Ramirez both made their 2016 debuts; Castro allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2 in 2.1 innings, and Ramirez allowed a solo homer to Zander Wiel in the 8th. He also allowed a double in the inning.
Chris Murphy will start the series finale. He'll face Cody Stashak at 12:05.
Teoscar Hernandez, OF, Corpus Christi
3-4, 2B, RBI, 2 SB (15)
Josh James, RHP, Lancaster
L (2-3), 5.2 IP, 2 H (solo HR), ER, 3 BB, 4 K
J.D. Davis, 3B, Corpus Christi
3-5, 2 2B, RBI, R; 10-game hitting streak