Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, June 20, 2016

Fresno 2, Tacoma 1

W- Tommy Shirley (5-4)
L- Cody Martin (5-5)
S- James Hoyt (16)

Fresno home runs: A.J. Reed (10, solo in 9th)

Both teams recorded 5 hits and scored a run in the 9th, but the difference in this game was a run in the 1st inning for Fresno.

A.J. Reed served as the one-man show on offense; he opened the scoring with a sac fly in the 1st inning and hit a solo home run in the top of the 9th. Andrew Aplin, who scored on the sac fly, finished 2-4 and was the only player on either side to record a multi-hit game.

Tommy Shirley pitched 6 shutout innings and allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. In his PCL debut, Brendan McCurry struck out 2 over 2 perfect innings. James Hoyt was greeted rudely by Stefen Romero, who hit a solo homer off of him to lead off the bottom of the 9th. However, that would be the only hit that Hoyt would surrender in the inning as he recorded his 16th save of the season. He struck out 1 in the 9th.

The Grizzlies are back home, where they will begin a 4-game series with Albuquerque tonight at 7:05 Pacific. In game 1, Brad Peacock will get the start. Jordan Lyles was Albuquerque's scheduled starter, but he was just recalled by the Rockies.

Corpus Christi 5, San Antonio 3 in 11 innings

W- Aaron West (5-0)
L- Kyle McGrath (0-2)

CC home runs: None.

Both teams were tied at 2 heading into extra innings, but the Hooks got the victory thanks to an 11th-inning outburst.

Conrad Gregor ripped an RBI ground-rule double in the 4th inning to put the Hooks on the board. Corpus and San Antonio both scored a run in the 6th; the Hooks' run came in the form of an RBI single from J.D. Davis.

Gregor led off the top of the 11th with another double. Roberto Peña joined him on the bases by smacking a double of his own, and Alejandro Garcia put the Hooks in the lead with a 2-run single. Garcia advanced to 3rd on a Teoscar Hernandez groundout and scored on a passed ball.

Davis (RBI, 2 BB), Gregor (2 2B, RBI, R), and Garcia (2 RBI, R) all finished with 2 hits in the game. There was a scary moment in the 8th as Alex Bregman was hit in the helmet by a pitch. Fortunately, he tweeted out that he's alright. He was taken out of the game as a precaution.

Kent Emanuel went 5 innings and allowed a run on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Francis Martes tagged in for 4 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7. Aaron West pitched 2 innings, and the only run he allowed came on a solo home run from Gabriel Quintana in the 11th. West allowed one other hit and struck out 2.

Evan Grills will start game 3 of this series. He'll face Aaron Northcraft at 7:05.

Lancaster is on its All-Star break

The California-Carolina League All-Star Game will take place tonight in Lake Elsinore. Bobby Boyd and Garrett Stubbs will represent the JetHawks.

Quad Cities is on its All-Star break

The Midwest League All-Star Game is tonight in Cedar Rapids. Kevin McCanna and Kyle Tucker are the River Bandits' representatives.

Tri-City 10, Brooklyn 9 in 17 innings

W- Luis Ramirez (1-0)
L- Santo Marte (0-1)

TC home runs: Stephen Wrenn (2, 2-run in 17th)

It took a little over six hours, but the ValleyCats emerged victorious despite the Cyclones' bid to win the game in the bottom of the 17th.

Tri-City scored 2 in the 3rd inning as Stephen Wrenn hit an RBI single and Daz Cameron scored on a botched pickoff attempt. Carmen Benedetti ripped a 2-run double in the 6th inning to put the ValleyCats up 4-2, but Brooklyn scored 4 in the bottom of the 6th to take the lead. Tri-City responded by scoring a run in the 7th on a sac fly from Wrenn, and in the 8th on an RBI double from Jake Rogers that tied the game at 6. That was where the scoreline stood until the 17th inning.

Although Chuckie Robinson was thrown out at 3rd base trying to stretch a double into a triple, Kolbey Carpenter was able to take his place on the bases with a single. He moved to 3rd on a Marcos Almonte double, and Cameron put the ValleyCats in the lead with a 2-run single. One batter later, Wrenn smacked a 2-run home run, his 2nd of the season.

Everyone in the lineup recorded a hit; Wrenn (2-R HR, 4 RBI), Benedetti (2B, 2 RBI) and Almonte (2 2B, R) all finished with 3 hits in the game. Wrenn and Almonte also stole a base; Wrenn now has 4 steals, while Almonte has 2 stolen bases.

Brett Adcock pitched 1.2 innings and an inherited runner was charged to him. He also allowed a single, walked 1, and struck out 3. Ricardo Castro was the first man out of the bullpen, and in 4 innings, he allowed 4 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3. Dylan James allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 1.1 innings. Carlos Sierra was the next pitcher to appear for Tri-City; he threw 6 scoreless innings, allowing a hit, walking 2 (1 intentionally), and striking out 5. Nick Hernandez followed with 2 scoreless, allowing a hit, walking 1, and striking out 3. Luis Ramirez pitched 2 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits, issued 3 intentional walks, and struck out 3.

Sebastian Kessay will start the series finale. He'll take on Erik Manoah at 7:00 Eastern.

DSL Astros Blue 5, DSL Marlins 3

W- Yulian Frontado (1-0)
L- Edison Suriel (0-1)

The Blue team just wins.

Angel Tejeda finished 3-4 and put Team Blue on the board with an RBI single in the 4th inning. Tejeda struck again with a 2-run single in the 6th inning. In the 7th, Jose Benjamin hit an RBI single. Tejeda singled to lead off the 8th and two botched pickoff attempts allowed him to advance to 3rd base, and he scored the final run of the day on a sac fly from Orlando Marquez. Benjamin (RBI, 2 R) and Ronny Jimenez (2B, BB, SB) both finished with 2 hits in the game.

Edwin Fidel, Johsson Arias, and Yulian Frontado pitched 3 innings apiece. Fidel got the start and allowed 2 unearned runs on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Arias allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 1, and the only run that Frontado allowed came on a solo home run hit by Felix Arosemena. Frontado allowed three other hits, walked 2, and struck out 2.

The Blue team squared off against the Dodgers 2 today.

DSL Rays2 4, DSL Astros Orange 0

W- Joel Peguero (1-2)
L- Gerardo Bojorquez (0-2)

Orange home runs: None.

The Orange team could not push a run across. Ronaldo Urdaneta finished 2-3 with a double.

Gerardo Bojorquez pitched 4 innings and allowed 3 runs coming off a solo and a 2-run homer. He allowed two other hits and struck out 5. Jacques Sambo allowed a run on a single and walked 2 in the 5th inning. Carlos Espinoza worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 6th, and Francisco Villegas allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 2 innings of work.

The Orange team took on the Phillies 2 this morning.

Four Stars (in three)


Photo from MiLB.com
Alejandro Garcia, OF, Corpus Christi
2-5, go-ahead 2-RBI single in 11th, R

Stephen Wrenn, OF, Tri-City
3-9, 2-R HR (2), 4 RBI, SB (4)

1. Carlos Sierra, RHP, Tri-City: 6 IP, H, 2 BB (1 IBB), 5 K; professional debut

Tommy Shirley, LHP, Fresno
W (5-4), 6 IP, 4 H, BB, 5 K

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