Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Let's finish up one game that started two months ago and play another one in San Jose!

Albuquerque 5, Fresno 3

W- Harrison Musgrave (2-1)
L- Joe Musgrove (2-1, 4-2 season)
S- Jason Gurka (2)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizzlies couldn't overcome a 5-0 deficit as they dropped the first of 4 to the Isotopes.

Joe Musgrove went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs on 9 hits (3-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 1. Chris Cotton was the first man out of the Fresno bullpen; he allowed a run on 3 hits in 2 innings. Jandel Gustave threw a 1-2-3 8th, getting a lineout, a flyout, and a groundout.

The Grizzlies scored their 3 runs in the 7th, and all of them came with 1 out in the inning. Danny Worth drew a walk and advanced to 3rd on an A.J. Reed double. Matt Duffy put the Grizz on the board with an RBI single, and Jon Singleton followed with a 2-run double. Singleton finished 2-5, while Andrew Aplin went 3-5 at the top of the lineup.

In game 2 of this series, Brady Rodgers will face Tyler Anderson. First pitch is at 7:05 Mountain.

Corpus Christi 4, Arkansas 3

W- Eric Peterson (1-1, 2-1 season)
L- D.J. Johnson (0-3)
S- Brendan McCurry (10)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks started off their tour of Arkansas with a win that they snatched from the jaws of defeat. They scored 3 in the top of the 9th to erase a 3-1 deficit.

Teoscar Hernandez hit a 2-out double in the 6th and scored the Hooks' first run following an error that allowed Alex Bregman to reach base and advance to 2nd. That run tied the game at 1. The Travs broke the tie with 2 runs after stretch time, and that's where the game stood heading into the 9th.

Bregman drew a walk to lead off the inning, and D.J. Fisher followed with an infield single. J.D. Davis hit an RBI single to score Bregman. Fisher and Davis both advanced on a wild pitch, but James Ramsay went down on strikes for the first out. Chase McDonald, however, put the Hooks in front with a 2-run single that turned out to be the game-winner. Teoscar finished 3-4, while Fisher finished 2-3.

Cy Sneed allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 4, and struck out 3 in 4 innings. Michael Freeman was the first man out of the Corpus bullpen, and in 2.2 innings, he allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and walked 2. Eric Peterson struck out 2 over 1.1 perfect innings, and Brendan McCurry fanned 2 in a 1-2-3 9th to close it out.

Keegan Yuhl will be on the mound for Corpus in game 2 of this series. He'll face Troy Scribner at 7:10.

Lancaster 9, San Jose 4

W- Matt Bower (1-0, 2-1 season)
L- Sam Coonrod (5-2)

Lancaster home runs: Jason Martin (8, solo in 5th), Aaron Mizell (1, 3 season; solo in 6th)

This game began on April 8. Yes, this was originally supposed to be the 2nd game of the season, but rain washed out 3 of the 4 games, so the JetHawks and Giants made up 2 of the 3 rained-out games on Tuesday. This game resumed with Lancaster up 4-1 heading into the 5th.

After play resumed, Jason Martin added a solo homer to go with the double that he hit two months ago. In his California League debut, Aaron Mizell smacked a solo homer in the 6th. Tony Nuñez stole home in the 7th, and later in the inning, Ramon Laureano hit an RBI single. Bobby Boyd scored the final run of this game on a wild pitch in the 9th.

Laureano (3B, 2 RBI, R, SB [23]) and Boyd (3B, 2 R, 2 SB [25]) both finished 3-5. Nick Tanielu, who was promoted to Corpus two weeks ago, finished 2-2. Nuñez's steal of home gives him 3 stolen bases since joining Lancaster and 12 on the season.

Andrew Walter, who is currently on the DL, allowed just the solo homer to Jose Vizcaino Jr., walked 3, and struck out 6 in 3.2 innings. Eric Peterson, who is now with Corpus, got the final out of the 4th with a strikeout. Matt Bower came on after play resumed and went 4.2 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits (solo homer), walking 1, and striking out 8. Ryan Deemes got the final out of the game.

San Jose 4, Lancaster 1

W- D.J. Snelten (3-4)
L- Alex Winkelman (0-1, 5-2 season)

Lancaster home runs: None.

This game was originally scheduled to be played on April 9, but it was rained out.

The 4 runs that Alex Winkelman allowed in the 4th all came on a grand slam, and all of them were unearned. In his 4 innings, he allowed 5 other hits, walked 3, and struck out 1. Yeyfry Del Rosario pitched 2 perfect innings out of the bullpen.

Drew Ferguson went 2-3 and put Lancaster on the board first with an RBI double in the 3rd inning.

The JetHawks and Giants still have to play the last game of their season-opening series. They'll do that on July 14. In the meantime, Lancaster will begin June with a new series. Rogelio Armenteros will start the first of 3 against Inland Empire. He'll face Justin Anderson at 7:05 Pacific.

Quad Cities and Clinton was postponed

Due to rain. A doubleheader is scheduled for today, with game 1 starting at 5. Albert Abreu will go first; he'll take on Art Warren. Makay Nelson will start game 2, and he'll go up against Zack Littell.

Six Stars (in four)


Jon Singleton, 1B, Fresno
2-5, 2B, 2 RBI


Eric Peterson and Brendan McCurry, RHPs, Corpus Christi
Peterson: W (1-1, 2-1 season), 1.1 IP, 2 K
McCurry: Save (10), IP, 2 K


Chase McDonald, 1B, Corpus Christi
Go-ahead 2-RBI single in 9th


Bobby Boyd and Ramon Laureano, OFs, Lancaster
Both finished 3-5 in the game that was resumed.
Boyd: 3B, 2 R, 2 SB (25)
Laureano: 3B, 2 RBI, R, SB (23)

Honorable Mentions

Teoscar Hernandez, OF, Corpus Christi: 3-4, 2B, R
- Teoscar traded off his power for a more contact-oriented approach, and it has really paid off for him. 

Yeyfry Del Rosario, RHP, Lancaster: 2 IP
- Del Rosario has had a couple of outings in which he's gotten shelled, but he's largely held his own in the California League.

Drew Ferguson, OF, Lancaster: 2-3, RBI in 7-inning game
- Ferguson has turned in a solid season for the JetHawks.

Jason Martin, OF, Lancaster: 2-5, 2B, solo HR (8)
- Martin has matched his home run total from 2015 in 64 fewer games.

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