Thursday, June 23, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Not exactly a night to write home about on offense, but there were some strong pitching performances on the farm.

Fresno 2, Albuquerque 1

W- César Valdez (4-1)
L- Harrison Musgrave (3-4)
S- James Hoyt (17)

Fresno home runs: Tyler White (1, solo in 2nd)

The Grizzlies got some fine pitching as they edged the Isotopes.

The last time César Valdez started, he threw a complete game, 1-hit shutout. He did not go the distance this time around, but was effective nonetheless. In 7 innings, Valdez allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. Josh Fields struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 8th, and James Hoyt worked around a walk to record his 17th save, striking out 2 in the 9th inning.

Both of Fresno's runs came in the 2nd inning; Tyler White led off the inning with a solo home run, and Jon Kemmer later added an RBI single. Preston Tucker finished 3-4 with a double and scored on Kemmer's single.

Joe Musgrove will start game 3 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

San Antonio 2, Corpus Christi 1 in 13 innings

W- Yimmi Brasoban (1-0)
L- Michael Freeman (3-2)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks were thwarted in their bid to sweep the series as the Missions walked off with a victory.

Chase McDonald opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 4th, which turned out to be Corpus Christi's only scoring play on the day.

Edison Frias went 7 innings, and the only run he allowed came on a solo homer hit by Jose Rondon. Frias allowed 4 other hits, walked 3, and struck out 2. Gonzalo Sañudo and Aaron West followed with 2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen; Sañudo allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 2, while West allowed 2 hits and fanned 2.

The Hooks are back in Frisco for the final series before the Texas League All-Star break. Kyle Smith will start game 1. First pitch is at 7:05.

Lancaster was off

The JetHawks will begin a 4-game series with Lake Elsinore tonight at 6:35 Pacific.

Quad Cities was off

The River Bandits will start a 4-game series in Wisconsin tonight at 7:05. Jose Luis Hernandez will take on Conor Harber.

Vermont 7, Tri-City 2

W- Heath Bowers (1-1)
L- Akeem Bostick (1-1, 1-2 season)
S- Jordan Schwartz (1)

TC home runs: None.

The ValleyCats trailed 4-0 after the 3rd inning and they couldn't seem to string their hits together to get a rally going.

Ronnie Dawson hit an RBI single in the 8th to put Tri-City on the board, and an error on the play also allowed Rodrigo Ayarza to score another run. Randy César finished 3-4, while Carmen Benedetti went 2-4.

Akeem Bostick went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs on 8 hits (3-run homer) and struck out 5. Albert Minnis struck out 4 over 2 scoreless innings, and Ben Smith pitched 2 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits, walking 2, and striking out 1.

Game 2 of this series starts at 7:00 Eastern. Hector Perez will take on Dakota Chalmers.

DSL Astros Blue 3, DSL Dodgers2 2

W- Javier Navas (1-0)
L- Johan Mena (0-2)
S- Yeremi Ceballos (1)

Blue home runs: Jose Benjamin (2, 2-run in 3rd)

The Blue team just wins. In this latest win, Jose Benjamin's 2-run home run in the 3rd inning proved to be the difference. Ronny Jimenez drove in the first run of the day when he ripped an RBI double in the 1st inning. Alfredo Angarita finished 2-5 with a triple. Benjamin reached in all 4 of his plate appearances, going 2-2 with 2 walks.

Jheyson Caraballo pitched 3 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 4. Yonatan Quintin threw a 1-2-3 4th. Javier Navas tagged in to throw 4 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and striking out 6. Yeremi Ceballos worked around a walk to record his first career save, striking out 2 in the 9th inning.

The Blue team will travel to the Phillies complex for today's game. First pitch is at 10:30 AM Eastern.

DSL Phillies2 3, DSL Astros Orange 1

W- Wilerik Diaz (1-3)
L- Asael Uribe (1-1)
S- Orestes Melendez (3)

Orange home runs: None.

The Orange team's bats went cold as they had to settle for a split with the Phillies 2.

Ramiro Rodriguez was the only person in the lineup who could get himself going; he finished 3-3 with an RBI triple in the 4th inning, which was the Orange team's only scoring play. Enmanuel Valdez, who scored on the play, led off the inning with a single, which was their only other hit.

Asael Uribe went 4 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned), a hit, and walked 1. In his debut, Willy Collado allowed a run on 2 hits in the 5th, and Miguel Matos allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 over the final 3 innings.

The Orange team will take on the Mets 2 today, First pitch is at 10:30 AM Eastern.

Four Stars (in three)

3. Javier Navas, LHP, DSL Astros Blue: W (1-0), 4 IP, 3 H, ER, 6 K


César Valdez, RHP, Fresno
W (4-1), 7 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 5 K

Edison Frias, RHP, Corpus Christi
7 IP, 5 H (solo HR), ER, 3 BB, 2 K

1. Jose Benjamin, OF, DSL Astros Blue: 2-2, 2-R HR (2), 2 BB, R

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