Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Fresno 14, Oklahoma City 3

W- César Valdez (2-0)
L- Sam LeCure (2-2)

Fresno home runs: Matt Duffy 2 (4; 3-run in 1st, 2-run in 3rd), Jon Singleton (13, solo in 7th)

Unlike Monday, where the Grizzlies had to come from behind, the Tacos put the Dodgers to the sword with a sustained offensive onslaught.

César Valdez was the beneficiary of the generous run support, but he turned in a solid outing himself, allowing a run on 2 hits, walking 2, and striking out 5 in 5 innings. Josh Fields and Reymin Guduan pitched 2 innings apiece out of the bullpen; Fields allowed an unearned run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2, while Guduan allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 3, and fanned 4.

Matt Duffy clubbed 2 homers in this one; his first was a 3-run shot that put Fresno on the board first in the 1st. He added a 2-run homer to his ledger in the 3rd. Max Stassi added an RBI single in the 3rd. Danny Worth hit an RBI single in the 4th, and then the Tacos put up another crooked number in the 5th as Jon Kemmer smacked an RBI double, Nolan Fontana hit a sac fly, and Jon Singleton ripped a 2-run double. Stassi and Fontana hit RBI doubles in the 6th, and Singleton closed the Tacos' account with a solo blast in the 7th.

Everyone in the starting 9+1 recorded a hit; Jack Mayfield, who entered the game as a defensive sub, did not have a plate appearance. Everyone in the starting 9+1 scored a run except for Fontana. Jon Kemmer finished 3-5, scored 3 runs, and stole a base (3). Andrew Aplin (2 BB, 2 R, SB [7]), Danny Worth (RBI, 2 R), Jon Singleton (2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R), Matt Duffy (2 HR, 5 RBI), and Max Stassi (2B, 2 RBI, R) all had 2 hits on the night.

Today, the Grizzlies will send Joe Musgrove out to the mound. He'll face a rehabbing Hyun-Jin Ryu at 11:05 A.M. Pacific.

Corpus Christi 7, Arkansas 4

W- Cy Sneed (3-1)
L- Blayne Weller (2-6)
S- Brendan McCurry (8)

CC home runs: Alex Bregman (12, solo in 1st), J.D. Davis (8, 2-run in 1st)

The Hooks got the jump on the Travs to take game 1 of this series.

Alex Bregman kicked things off by putting Corpus on the board first with a solo homer in the 1st. D.J. Fisher followed that up with a single, and one batter later, J.D. Davis wasted little time in extending his hitting streak to 12 games with a 2-run blast. In the 5th, Fisher drove in 2 with a single and Bregman scored on a fielder's choice hit by Davis. Alfredo Gonzalez drove in the Hooks' last run of the evening with an RBI triple in the 8th. Gonzalez (3B, RBI), Fisher (2 RBI, R), and Conrad Gregor (R) each had 2 hits on the night, while Bregman scored 2 runs.

Cy Sneed went 5.2 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 6. Eric Peterson allowed a solo homer to Angel Rosa in the 7th, which was the only run he allowed in his 1.1 innings. Peterson, who was making his Texas League debut, allowed one other hit, walked 1, and fanned 1. Brendan McCurry got the 2-inning save; the only run he allowed came on a solo homer from Stephen McGee in the 9th. McCurry allowed one other hit and struck out 1.

Keegan Yuhl will start game 2 of this series. He'll face Victor Alcantara at 7:05.

Lancaster 11, Stockton 9

W- Brock Dykxhoorn (4-1)
L- Zack Erwin (1-5)
S- Jacob Dorris (1)

Lancaster home runs: Jason Martin (4, solo in 3rd)

The JetHawks stormed out of the gate with a 6-run 1st and held off a Stockton rally to get the win.

Lancaster scored 6 in the 1st without an extra-base hit. Bobby Boyd led off with a walk and advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch. Tony Nuñez joined him on the bases by reaching on an error, and the two successfully executed a double steal. Boyd scored the JetHawks' first run when Ramon Laureano hit into a fielder's choice. Bryan Muñiz and Jamie Ritchie followed with RBI singles; and Johnny Sewald beat out a bunt single. On the ensuing error, Muñiz scored, while Sewald and Ritchie advanced to 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Kristian Trompiz followed with an RBI single, and Luis Reynoso added an RBI groundout.

Ritchie added a sac fly to his ledger in the 2nd, and then Jason Martin clubbed a solo shot in the 3rd. Nuñez scored on a wild pitch in the 4th, Laureano scored on an error in the 6th, and Martin drove in the final run of the night with an RBI double in the 7th.

Martin (2B, HR, 2 RBI, R), Nuñez (SB [1, 10 season], 3 R), Laureano (2B, RBI, 2 R), and Muñiz (RBI, R) all had 2 hits on the night. Muñiz extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

Brock Dykxhoorn went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs (1 earned) on 7 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 6. Scott Weathersby tagged in for 1.2 innings, allowing 5 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits, walking 1, and striking out 2. Jacob Dorris allowed 2 hits and fanned 5 to get the save.

Elieser Hernandez will be on the mound for the JetHawks tonight. He'll face Riley Gossett at 6:35 Pacific.

Beloit 2, Quad Cities 1

W- Kyle Friedrichs (3-2)
L- Franklin Perez (0-1)
S- Cody Kurz (5)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos got a run in the 9th, but they couldn't get the tying run across.

Franklin Perez went 4 innings and allowed a run on a balk, 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Adam Whitt worked around a hit and a walk to throw a scoreless 5th, striking out 1. Kevin McCanna pitched the final 3 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1.

Bobby Wernes scored Quad Cities' only run on a wild pitch in the 9th. Kyle Tucker drew a walk and advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch, but he was stranded there to end the game. With a steal of 2nd base in the 4th, Little Tuck became the first player in the system to steal 20 bases this year.

Makay Nelson will start for Quad Cities tonight. He'll take on Boomer Biegalski at 6:30.

Three Stars

3.


César Valdez, RHP, Fresno
W (2-0), 5 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K

2.

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Jacob Dorris, RHP, Lancaster
Save (1), 2.1 IP, 2 H, 5 K


1.

Matt Duffy, 3B, Fresno
2-5, 2 HR (4), 5 RBI


Honorable Mentions

Jon Kemmer, OF, Fresno: 3-5, 2B, RBI, 3 R, SB (3)
- Kemmer is now on a 6-game hitting streak.

Bryan Muñiz, 1B, Lancaster: 2-5, RBI, R
- Muñiz's bat has really come alive during his 11-game hitting streak.

Cy Sneed, RHP, Corpus Christi: W (3-1), 5.2 IP, 3 H (solo HR), 2 ER, BB, 6 K
- Other than a clunker in Midland, Sneed has been excellent since coming over from the Brewers.

Jon Singleton, 1B, Fresno: 2-4, 2B, solo HR (13), 3 RBI, 2 R
- Jay Sing's power has been on full display as of late.

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