Thursday, June 9, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The two domestic farm teams in action on Wednesday squared off against a couple of A's farm teams.

The two DSL teams have stormed out of the gate.

Fresno was off

The Grizzlies will start a 4-game series with Salt Lake tonight at 7:05 Pacific. Tommy Shirley will face Nate Smith.

Corpus Christi 6, Midland 3


W- David Paulino (3-2)
L- Jake Sanchez (1-3)
S- Aaron West (6)

CC home runs: Chase McDonald (9, solo in 5th), J.D. Davis (10, 2-run in 6th), D.J. Fisher (11, 3-run in 7th)

The Hooks topped the RockHounds with a show of power.

Kent Emanuel went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. David Paulino tagged in for 3 innings, walking 1 and striking out 3. Aaron West worked around a couple of hits to get the save.

All 6 Corpus Christi runs were scored via the home run, and they finished a grand slam shy of the home run cycle. Chase McDonald put them on the board with his solo shot in the 5th. J.D. Davis tied the game at 3 with a 2-run homer in the 6th, and D.J. Fisher put the Hooks in front with his 3-run blast in the 7th. McDonald and Alex Bregman (2 R, SB [4]) both finished 2-4.

Francis Martes will start game 3 of this series. He'll take on Joel Seddon at 7:05.

Lancaster was off

The JetHawks are in Visalia to start a 4-game set. Trent Thornton will face a rehabbing Shelby Miller at 7 Pacific.

Beloit 11, Quad Cities 3

W- Michael Murray (2-1)
L- Justin Ferrell (1-3)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos fell behind 6-0 after 3 innings and never really threatened the Snappers.

Justin Ferrell went 2.2 innings and allowed 6 runs on 7 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and struck out 2. Makay Nelson was the first man out of the bullpen; the only run that he allowed in 4.1 innings was a solo homer from Ryan Howell. Nelson allowed three other hits, walked 4, and struck out 3. Adam Whitt allowed 4 runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2 in 2 innings.

Keach Ballard put Quad Cities on the board with an RBI single in the 4th. Kristian Trompiz's 2-run single in the 5th was the River Bandits' only other scoring play. Trompiz (2 RBI, SB [2, 6 season]). Bobby Wernes (BB, R), and Dex McCall (2B, R) all finished with 2 hits in this game.

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

DSL Astros Blue 5, DSL Phillies1 4 in 10 innings

W- Juan Cuevas (3-0)
L- Alfredo Benitez (0-1)

Blue home runs: Jose Benjamin (1, 2-run in 5th)

The Blue team jumped out to a 4-0 lead, which the Phillies erased to force extras. No matter... they walked off with the win in the first extra frame.

Angel Tejeda opened the scoring with an RBI double in the 4th. Samir Caraballo hit a 1-out double in the 5th and scored when César Cortez reached on an error and advanced to 3rd. One batter, Jose Benjamin ripped a 2-run homer. Carlos Canelon was the hero in the 10th as he delivered a walk-off double. Canelon also doubled to lead off the 5th but was thrown out at 3rd trying to stretch it into a triple. He also drew 3 walks. Tejeda went 2-5.

Edwin Fidel went 4 innings and allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 5. Jesus Bernaez worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 5th. Yulian Frontado allowed 4 runs on 6 hits in 4 innings, and Juan Cuevas threw a 1-2-3 10th.

The Blue team will start a 2-game series with the Red Sox 1. First pitch is at 10:30 AM Eastern.

DSL Astros Orange 12, DSL Rays2 9

W- Cristofer Melendez (2-0)
L- Ender Gonzalez (0-1)
S- Carlos Espinoza (1)

Orange home runs: Anthony Rodriguez (1, 3-run in 8th), Vicente Mota (1, solo in 8th)

The Orange team used a couple of longballs in the 8th to take control of this one.

Juan Infante put the Orange team on the board first with a sac fly in the 2nd. Later in the inning, Fredy Medina hit a 2-run single. Infante added an RBI double to his ledger in the 4th and scored on a groundout from Jose Miguel Hernandez. They got 2 more in the 5th on a couple of RBI singles from Vicente Mota and Felix Lucas. The Rays broke a 7-7 tie with a run in the 7th.

Medina singled to lead off the 8th and was lifted for Ronaldo Urdaneta, who stole 2nd and advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch. Gilberto Celestino walked to bring up Anthony Rodriguez, who put the Orange team in front with a pinch-hit 3-run homer. Mota added a solo blast. Ramiro Rodriguez hit an RBI triple in the 9th to bring in the Orange team's final run of the day.

On his 22nd birthday, Mota finished 3-5 with the solo homer, the RBI single, and 2 runs scored. Felix Lucas also finished 3-5; he hit a double to go along with his RBI single and scored a run.

Francisco Villegas and Gerardo Bojorquez both pitched 3 innings. Villegas, who got the start, allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits (2-run homer), walked 3, and struck out 3. Bojorquez allowed 4 runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and fanned 3. Cristofer Melendez allowed 2 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4 in 2.1 innings, and Carlos Espinoza got the final 2 outs for the save. He allowed 2 hits, one of which allowed 1 of the runners he inherited from Melendez to score.

The Orange team will travel to the Phillies' complex to take on the Phillies 2. First pitch is at 10:30 AM Eastern.

Three Stars

3.

D.J. Fisher, OF, Corpus Christi
Go-ahead 3-R HR (11) in 7th

2.

David Paulino, RHP, Corpus Christi
W (3-1), 3 IP, BB, 3 K

1. Vicente Mota, C, DSL Astros Orange: 3-5, 2B, solo HR (1), 2 RBI, 2 R

Honorable Mentions

Edwin Fidel, RHP, DSL Astros Blue: 4 IP, H, 2 BB, 5 K
- Solid first game.

J.D. Davis, 3B, Corpus Christi: Game-tying 2-R HR (10) in 6th
- Davis had been in a bit of a lull since his monster May. Hopefully that homer gets him back in the saddle.

Chase McDonald, 1B, Corpus Christi: 2-4, solo HR (9)
- Good bounceback effort from McDonald after having to wear the golden sombrero on Sunday.

Fredy Medina, 3B, DSL Astros Orange: 2-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB

Carlos Canelon, C, DSL Astros Blue: 2-2, 2 2B, RBI, 3 BB

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