Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, May 2, 2016

This Joe Musgrove guy is pretty good.

Fresno 5, Reno 2

W- Jandel Gustave (1-0)
L- Kaleb Fleck (0-2)
S- James Hoyt (7)

Fresno home runs: None.

Both teams put up 2-run innings, but it was Fresno that came out on top as they took control with 3 in the 8th.

Fresno's 2 came in the 2nd as Tyler Heineman and Eury Perez hit RBI singles. Jake Marisnick sparked the 8th-inning rally with a leadoff double, and he scored the go-ahead run on an RBI double from Danny Worth. After Jon Singleton got a free pass to 1st base, Andrew Aplin came on as a pinch-hitter and ripped a 2-run double.  Both of Worth's hits were doubles.

Brad Peacock went 6 innings, and the only runs he surrendered came on a 2-run homer from Socrates Brito in the 4th. Other than that hiccup, he had a solid outing, allowing 3 other hits, walking 3, and striking out 7. César Valdez struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 7th. Edwar Cabrera allowed a hit and got 1 out in the 8th. Jandel Gustave got the final 2 outs of the 8th, striking out 1, and James Hoyt did his thing, striking out 2 in a 1-2-3 9th to shut the door.

In game 2 of this series, Asher Wojciechowski will face Archie Bradley. First pitch is at 6:35 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 8, Frisco 2

W- Joe Musgrove (2-1)
L- Sam Wolff (4-1)
S- Michael Freeman (1)

CC home runs: Chase McDonald (6, solo in 9th)

After dropping the first 2 games of the series, the Hooks battled back to earn the split as Joe Musgrove shined on the mound again.

Musgrove allowed 5 hits, walked 1 (!!!), and struck out 5 over 6 shutout innings and lowered his ERA on the year to 0.39. Michael Freeman finished it off; he allowed 2 runs on 5 hits (solo homer) and struck out 1 in 3 innings.

Corpus stormed out of the gate by parlaying a bases-loaded, no out situation in the 1st into 4 runs. Chase McDonald opened up the scoring with a 2-run single, and the ensuing error allowed D.J. Fisher to score. Danry Vásquez added an RBI single later in the frame. In the 3rd, Fisher scored another run when Danry grounded into a fielder's choice, and Jack Mayfield extended the lead with a sac fly. Fisher added another run with an RBI groundout in the 6th, and McDonald clubbed a solo shot in the 9th for the final Hooks run of the evening.

McDonald finished 2-4, and both of his hits resulted in runs. Teoscar Hernandez went 3-5 with a double and scored a run. Fisher was 0-3, but he drove in a run on the groundout, drew 2 walks, and scored twice.

The Hooks are now in Midland, where they'll start a 4-game set with the RockHounds tonight at 7:05. In game 1, David Paulino will face Dylan Covey.

Inland Empire 2, Lancaster 1

W- Jordan Piche (1-0)
L- Evan Grills (2-1)

Lancaster home runs: None.

Both teams scored a run in their half of the 3rd, but it was the 66ers that walked off with the victory.

Bobby Boyd's sac fly in the 3rd represented the only JetHawks run. Bryan Muñiz, who scored on that sac fly, went 2-3, as did Kristian Trompiz, whose 2-3 night consisted of 2 doubles.

Elieser Hernandez went 5 innings and allowed an unearned run (an error in the 3rd allowed this run to score), a single that also occurred in the 3rd, walked 3, and struck out 2. Evan Grills went 3.1 innings and allowed the winning run on a single in the 9th. He allowed two other hits, issued an intentional walk, and struck out 3.

Dean Deetz will get the start in game 2 of this series. He'll take on Jake Jewell at 7:05 Pacific.

Great Lakes 4, Quad Cities 0

W- Isaac Anderson (2-0)
L- Albert Abreu (0-3)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos couldn't get their bats going to support a strong outing from Albert Abreu.

Abreu allowed a run on an RBI single in the 1st, which was the only hit that he allowed in his 6 innings of work. He walked 3 and struck out 9. Jacob Dorris went 1.2 innings and allowed 3 runs on 7 hits (all singles), walked 1, and struck out 1. Adam Whitt inherited a bases-loaded situation in the 8th, but he prevented any further damage from occurring with a strikeout.

On offense, Aaron Mizell went 2-4 with a double. Brooks Marlow also hit a double.

In game 2 of this series, Jose Luis Hernandez will take on Dennis Santana. First pitch is at 6:05.

Three Stars

3.

Elieser Hernandez, RHP, Lancaster
5 IP, H, unearned run, 3 BB, 2 K

2.

Photo from MiLB.com
Albert Abreu, RHP, Quad Cities
L (0-3), 6 IP, H, ER, 3 BB, 9 K


1.

Joe Musgrove, RHP, Corpus Christi
W (2-1), 6 IP, 5 H, BB, 5 K


Honorable Mentions

James Hoyt, RHP, Fresno: Save (7), IP, 2 K
- Just doing what he's been doing.

Andrew Aplin, OF, Fresno: Pinch-hit 2-RBI 2B in 8th

Chase McDonald, 1B, Corpus Christi: 2-4, solo HR (6), 3 RBI, 2 R
- McDonald is doing his part to carry the load in Alex Bregman's absence.

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