Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fresno 6, Sacramento 3

W- Tommy Shirley (4-4)
L- Joan Gregorio (1-3)
S- Josh Fields (1)

Fresno home runs; Nolan Fontana (2, 2-run in 2nd), Max Stassi (3, solo in 4th)

The Grizzlies have won the first 2 games of this series and are now on a nice little 3-game winning streak.

Nolan Fontana's 2-run home run in the 2nd inning put Fresno on the board and tied the game at 2. Max Stassi hit a solo home run in the 4th to put them in the lead. In the 5th, an error allowed A.J. Reed and Matt Duffy to score, and Jon Kemmer hit an RBI single in the 8th to drive in the final run of the game. Kemmer finished 3-4, while A.J. Reed hit 2 doubles in 5 at-bats and scored a run.

Tommy Shirley went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 7 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Jandel Gustave was the first reliever to appear; he struck out 4 over 2 perfect innings. Jordan Jankowski worked around 2 walks to throw a scoreless 8th, striking out 1, and Josh Fields struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th to finish off the victory.

In game 3 of this series, Brad Peacock will face Clayton Blackburn. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 4, San Antonio 3 in 12 innings

W- Brendan McCurry (2-3)
L- Jose Torres (0-1)

CC home runs: D.J. Fisher (12, 2-run in 1st)

The Hooks completed the sweep in walk-off fashion.

D.J. Fisher's 2-run home run in the 1st put Corpus Christi on the board and in the lead. He added an RBI single to his ledger in the 3rd inning. San Antonio scored 1 run in the 4th and 6th innings to tie the game at 3, and both teams headed into extra innings in a 3-3 tie. Both teams breezed through the extra innings, but Alejandro Garcia hit a 2-out single in the bottom of the 12th and dashed home with the winning run on Teoscar Hernandez's double. Teoscar finished 4-6 with 2 doubles and a stolen base (23). Chase McDonald went 3-4, and Fisher went 2-5.

Kent Emanuel went 4.1 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and struck out 3. In his season debut, Gonzalo Sañudo pitched 1.2 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits while striking out 1. Eric Peterson tagged in to throw 4 scoreless innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 7, and Brendan McCurry allowed a hit and struck out 1 over 2 scoreless.

The Hooks will close out the first half with a 13-game roadtrip. They will make two trips to Frisco with a series in San Antonio sandwiched in between. Tonight, they'll begin the first of two series with the Roughriders; this one will be 5 games because there will be a doubleheader on Thursday. Francis Martes will start game 1 of this series. He will face Reed Garrett at 7:05.

Lancaster 10, Rancho Cucamonga 5

W- Josh James (5-2)
L- Chris Anderson (1-1)

Lancaster home runs: Ramon Laureano (5, 2-run in 8th)

The JetHawks managed to come out with the victory despite committing 6 errors on the evening. They trailed 3-2 after the 6th inning, but finished the game on an 8-2 run in the final 3 innings.

RBI singles from Luis Reynoso and Johnny Sewald in the 5th inning broke a scoreless tie in Lancaster's favor. As I stated earlier, the JetHawks trailed after the 6th inning, but they quickly seized momentum with a 4-run 7th inning.

Ramon Laureano's RBI groundout tied the game at 3, and Bryan Muñiz followed by putting Lancaster in the lead with an RBI single. Aaron Mizell later added a 2-run single. In the 8th, Laureano smacked a 2-run homer, and Trent Woodward added an RBI groundout. Laureano capped off the scoring with an RBI single in the top of the 9th.

Everyone in the JetHawks lineup recorded a hit except for Woodward, who had the RBI groundout. Bobby Boyd finished 3-6 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base (27). Laureano (2-R HR, 4 RBI), Sewald (RBI, 2 R, 2 SB [6, 22 season]), and Drew Ferguson (R, 2 SB [15]) all had 2 hits on the evening.

Josh James had a bare minimum quality start, allowing 6 hits (solo homer), walking 1, and striking out a career-high 11. Jacob Dorris went 1.1 innings and had 2 inherited runners charged to him; one of those runs was earned. He walked 1 and struck out 2. Ryan Thompson allowed 2 hits over 1.2 innings of work.

In the series finale, Trent Thornton will face Yaisel Sierra. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Wisconsin 3, Quad Cities 2

W- Quintin Torres-Costa (2-1)
L- Makay Nelson (0-2)
S- Nate Griep (9)

QC home runs: None.

The Timber Rattlers scored their 3 runs in the 8th inning to snatch the victory away from the Banditos.

Jose Luis Hernandez threw a gem for Quad Cities. In 7 shutout innings, he allowed just 1 hit, walked 1, and struck out a career-high 12. The Rattlers bit Makay Nelson in the 8th for 3 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him). He allowed 2 hits and walked 2 while only getting 2 outs in the 8th. Ralph Garza allowed a hit and struck out 1 in 1.1 innings.

Bobby Wernes opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 3rd, and Connor Goedert drove in the other Quad Cities run with a groundout in the 4th. Myles Straw finished 2-3 at the top of the order.

Elieser Hernandez will start the series finale. He'll take on Drake Owenby at 7:00.

DSL Astros Blue 12, DSL Rays1 9 in 11 innings

W- Ronel Blanco (1-0)
L- Jairo Caba (0-1)

Blue home runs: Alfredo Angarita (1, 2-run in 3rd)

The Blue team won their second game in which they've scored double-digit runs while recording fewer than 10 hits. In this one, they scored 12 while getting 6 hits. Only in the Dominican Summer League. They won this game despite blowing a 9-2 lead.

César Cortez scored the first run of the day on a wild pitch in the 1st. Jose Benjamin, who was at the plate at the time, followed with an RBI double. Benjamin got plunked with the bases loaded in the 2nd to bring in another run. In the 3rd, Ozziel Sanchez-Galan hit an RBI groundout, and Alfredo Angarita hit a 2-run homer, the first of his career. Carlos Canelon scored on an error in the 5th, and Sanchez-Galan drew a bases-loaded walk. Juan Piñeda singled in the 6th, and when he was caught in a rundown, Angel De Leon seized the opportunity to score.

The Blue team broke the 9-9 tie in the top of the 11th thanks to an error that allowed De Leon and Canelon to score and a sac fly from Ronny Jimenez.

Ronel Blanco got the win by pitching 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out 1.

The Blue team and the Rays 1 are playing again at the Astros complex.

DSL Red Sox2 10, DSL Astros Orange 9

W- Warlyn Guzman (2-0)
L- Gerardo Bojorquez (0-1)
S- Joan Martinez (2)

Orange home runs: None.

As the old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. The Orange team tasted defeat for the first time this season after a back-and-forth contest.

Enmanuel Valdez doubled to lead off the 2nd, advanced to 3rd on a single from Hector Martinez, and scored the Orange team's first run of the day on a wild pitch. In the 3rd inning, he added a 2-run single to his ledger and came around to score on a single from Bernardo Heras. Team Orange scored 3 in the 4th on a couple of sac flies from Valdez and Jose Miguel Hernandez and an RBI double from Martinez. Heras added an RBI groundout in the 6th, and Anthony Rodriguez hit an RBI double in the 8th.

Valdez, Martinez, Gilberto Celestino, and Kendy Moya scored all the runs for the Orange team. Valdez scored 3, while Martinez, Celestino, and Moya scored 2 apiece. Valdez and Martinez both finished 2-3.

Gabriel Pirela was the only Orange team pitcher to throw a scoreless outing; he allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 2 innings of work.

Both of these teams are currently playing.

Four Stars (in no particular order)

D.J. Fisher, OF, Corpus Christi
2-5, 2-R HR (12), 3 RBI, R

Teoscar Hernandez, OF, Corpus Christi
4-6, 2 2B, walk-off RBI 2B in 12th, R, SB (23)

Ramon Laureano, OF, Lancaster
2-5, 2-R HR (5), 4 RBI

Jose Luis Hernandez, RHP, Quad Cities
7 IP, H, BB, 12 K

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