Thursday, June 30, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Let's play two in Troy!

Fresno was off

The Grizzlies will begin a 4-game series in Salt Lake City tonight at 7:05 Mountain. Joe Musgrove will face Kyle Kendrick.

Corpus Christi was off

The Hooks will begin life after Alex Bregman and Teoscar Hernandez with a 3-game series against Springfield at 7:05. Cy Sneed will take on J.C. Sulbaran.

Lancaster 6, High Desert 2

W- Brock Dykxhoorn (5-2)
L- Tyler Davis (3-3)

Lancaster home runs: Jason Martin (13, 2-run in 4th)

The JetHawks swept the series as the bats came alive to support a strong outing from Brock Dykxhoorn.

Dykxhoorn is the first JetHawks starter to pitch into the 8th inning this year; the big Canadian allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4. Kevin Comer worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 9th.

Jason Martin's 2-run home run in the 4th put Lancaster on the scoreboard and tied the game at 2. Lancaster took control of this game in the 6th inning as Jamie Ritchie smacked a 2-run double and Keach Ballard followed with an RBI double. Ballard drove in the final run of the evening with an RBI single in the 8th.

Martin, Ritchie, and Ballard all had 2 hits and 2 RBI; Ritchie also stole his 2nd base of the season. Bryan Muñiz finished 3-5 with a double and scored 3 runs. Martin (2) and Ramon Laureano (1) scored the other 3 Lancaster runs.

Tonight, Josh James will get the start as Lancaster kicks off a 4-game series in Lake Elsinore. He'll take on Enyel De Los Santos at 7:00 Pacific.

Quad Cities 4, Cedar Rapids 2

W- Jose Luis Hernandez (1-2)
L- Miles Nordgren (3-4)
S- Adam Whitt (5)

QC home runs: None.

Both teams had 10 hits in this game, but the Banditos doubled up the Kernels in the column that matters.

Jose Luis Hernandez went 7 innings and allowed 2 runs on 10 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Adam Whitt pitched 2 perfect innings to get the save, striking out 2.

Arturo Michelena opened the scoring with an RBI infield single in the 2nd inning. Anthony Hermelyn hit an RBI single in the 3rd, Kristian Trompiz smacked an RBI double in the 6th, and Connor Goedert ripped an RBI double of his own in the 8th inning. Hermelyn finished 3-3 and scored all but one of the River Bandits' runs in this game. Goedert's 2 hits were both doubles, and Michelena also finished with 2 hits.

Yoanys Quiala will start the series finale. He'll face Eduardo Del Rosario at 7:00.

Game 1: Williamsport 8, Tri-City 5

W- Ranger Suarez (1-0)
L- Luis Ramirez (1-1)
S- Grant Dyer (1)

TC home runs: Stephen Wrenn 2 (5; solo in 4th, solo in 7th)

The ValleyCats led 4-3 after the 4th inning, but the Crosscutters finished this game on a 5-1 run.

Alex DeGoti hit a 2-run single in the 2nd inning to put Tri-City on the board. Carmen Benedetti added an RBI single in the 3rd, and Stephen Wrenn whacked his first of two solo shots in the 4th inning. Wrenn went deep again in the 7th.

Brett Adcock faced two hitters and allowed hits to both of them before he left with an injury. To add insult to injury, they both scored after he left. Kevin Hill did not allow any runs of his own in 2 innings of work, but the two runners he inherited from Adcock both scored. Hill allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 2. Luis Ramirez pitched 3 innings and allowed 4 runs on 4 hits and walked 3, and Howie Brey allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 2 innings.

How did the ValleyCats fare in game 2?

Game 2: Williamsport 7, Tri-City 3

W- Seranthony Dominguez (1-1)
L- Austin Nicely (1-1)

TC home runs: None.

Tri-City got swept in the twinbill as they fell behind 6-0 after the 3rd inning and were held to just 2 hits in the second game.

In the 5th inning, Rodrigo Ayarza hit an RBI groundout, and Jake Rogers reached on an error that allowed Stephen Wrenn to reach base. Rogers hit an RBI single in the 6th. The ValleyCats' other hit in game 2 was a single from Randy César.

Austin Nicely went 3 innings and allowed 6 runs on 9 hits (2-run homer) and walked 1. Nick Hernandez threw 3 innings and struck out 4; the only hit he allowed was a solo home run. Chris Cotton struck out the side in order in the 7th inning.

Tri-City will look to avoid the sweep tonight at 7:00 Eastern.

Greeneville 14, Princeton 3

W- Patrick Sandoval (1-0)
L- Resly Linares (0-1)
S- Diogenes Almengo (1)

Greeneville home runs: Miguelangel Sierra (2, 2-run in 3rd), Connor MacDonald (1, solo in 4th), Frankeny Fernandez (1, solo in 4th), Spencer Johnson (2, 2-run in 6th)

The Appy Astros broke a 4-game losing streak in emphatic fashion with an offensive explosion.

Bryan De La Cruz hit a double with 1 out in the 2nd and came around to score the first run of the evening on an error following a Jonathan Arauz strikeout. Miguelangel Sierra bashed a 2-run homer in the 3rd inning. Gabriel Bracamonte hit an RBI single in the 4th, and later in the inning, Connor MacDonald and Frankeny Fernandez hit back-to-back solo homers.

Tyler Wolfe hit a 2-run single in the 5th, and Spencer Johnson clubbed a 2-run home run in the 6th inning. Wolfe drove in another run with a groundout in the 7th, and MacDonald and Fernandez followed by hitting back-to-back RBI triples. Fernandez scored Greeneville's final run of the evening on an error that allowed Sierra to reach and advance to 2nd.

MacDonald had a monster night as he hit for the cycle and scored 4 runs. He singled to lead off the 3rd, homered in the 4th, doubled in the 6th, and finished off the first cycle in Greeneville's history with the RBI triple in the 7th inning. Everyone in the lineup had a hit; Fernandez (3B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R), De La Cruz (2B, 3 R), and Bracamonte (2B, RBI, R) all had 2 hits in the game. Arauz and Fernandez scored 2 runs apiece.

Patrick Sandoval pitched 5.2 innings, and the only blemish on his line was a 3-run homer in the 4th inning. He allowed 5 other hits and struck out 4. Diogenes Almengo walked 2 and struck out 1 in 3.1 scoreless innings to get the save.

Game 2 of this series is at 7:00 Eastern.

GCL Astros were off

The Kissimmee Stros will take on the Cardinals today at noon Eastern.

DSL Royals 4, DSL Astros Blue 3

W- Francis Chavez (2-0)
L- Juan Cuevas (4-1)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team dropped their first game to a team other than the Red Sox 1. They scored 3 in the 1st inning but were unable to add to that, and they ended up walking off with a loss.

Alfredo Angarita singled to begin the game and Ronny Jimenez joined him on the basepaths after getting plunked. Angarita scored the first run of the day on an RBI single from Jose Benjamin. Jimenez, who advanced to 3rd on the play, scored on a Samir Caraballo groundout, and Benjamin scored on an Orlando Marquez strikeout that was also ruled a wild pitch. Jimenez finished 2-3.

Felipe Tejada failed to get out of the 1st inning; he allowed 2 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him), a sacrifice fly, walked 4, and struck out 1. Robert Corniel pitched 3.1 innings and allowed a single that scored one of Tejada's runners and walked 1. Carlos Perdomo walked 2, hit a batter, and struck out 1 over 3 scoreless innings, and Juan Cuevas allowed 2 runs on 5 hits in 1.1 innings.

The Blue team will take on the Rays 1 today. First pitch is at 10:30 AM Eastern.

DSL Rangers2 7, DSL Astros Orange 3

W- Reiver Sanmartin (1-0)
L- Diosward Gonzalez (1-1)

Orange home runs: Renaigel Martis (2, 2-run in 5th)

The Orange team was doomed by a 6-run 3rd inning from the Rangers 2.

Renaigel Martis hit a 2-run home run in the 5th inning to put Team Orange on the board. Jose Abel Hernandez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 9th. Martis' homer was their only extra-base hit of the game.

Diosward Gonzalez went 4 innings and allowed 6 runs, all of which came in the 3rd inning, and all of which were unearned. He allowed 3 hits, 2 of which were home runs (solo and grand slam), and struck out 8. Jacques Sambo went 2 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Kilvio Peralta allowed 2 hits and walked 1 over 3 scoreless innings.

The Orange team will take on the Rays 2 today. First pitch is coming up shortly.

Wednesday's Stars

Photo from
Stephen Wrenn, OF, Tri-City
2-3, 2 solo HR (5) in game 1 of doubleheader

Photo by Bryan Green
Connor MacDonald, 1B, Greeneville
4-4, solo HR (1), 2 RBI, 4 R; hit for cycle

Anthony Hermelyn, C, Quad Cities
3-3, 2B, RBI, 3 R

Brock Dykxhoorn, RHP, Lancaster
W (5-2), 8 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 K

Jason Martin, OF, Lancaster
2-4, 2-R HR (13), 2 R

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