Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, July 11, 2016

Corpus Christi 5, Tulsa 1

W- Keegan Yuhl (8-2)
L- Lisalverto Bonilla (0-1)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks took 2 of 3 from the Drillers thanks to a 3-run 2nd inning and yet another solid start from Keegan Yuhl.

Yuhl allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 4 in 5 innings of work. Albert Minnis struck out 3 over 3 perfect innings, and Chris Cotton allowed a hit and struck out 1 in a scoreless 9th inning.

Chase McDonald led off the top of the 2nd with a double. He advanced to 3rd on a single from Nick Tanielu and scored the game's first run on a single from Conrad Gregor. Alejandro Garcia followed with an RBI single, and Roberto Peña later added a sacrifice fly. Gregor smacked an RBI double in the 6th, and Tanielu drove in the final run of the evening with a groundout in the 8th inning. McDonald (2B, 2 R), Gregor (2B, 2 RBI, R), and Garcia (RBI) all finished 2-4.

The Hooks have returned to Corpus Christi, and they have an off day today. The Texas League iteration of the Lone Star Series will kick off tomorrow.

Lancaster 8, Inland Empire 4

W- Brock Dykxhoorn (6-3)
L- Justin Anderson (4-8)

Lancaster home runs: Trent Woodward (2, 3 season; 2-run in 5th)

The JetHawks exploded for 6 runs in the 5th inning to take control of this one.

Aaron Mizell and Tony Nuñez hit singles to spark the rally. Bobby Boyd followed with an RBI single, and an error on the play allowed Nuñez to score the tying run and Boyd to advance to 3rd base. Johnny Sewald put Lancaster in front with an RBI double, and Ramon Laureano followed by ripping an RBI triple. Trent Woodward finished off the inning by clubbing a 2-run home run. The JetHawks scored 2 more in the 6th on a pair of RBI singles from Boyd and Laureano.

Boyd finished 3-5, while Laureano (3B, 2 RBI) and Nuñez (2 R) both finished 2-4.

Brock Dykxhoorn went 5.2 innings and allowed 4 runs on 6 hits (2-run homer), walked 3, and struck out 4. Gonzalo Sañudo was the first man out of the JetHawks bullpen, and he struck out 2 over 1.1 perfect innings. Kevin Comer worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 8th, and Ryan Deemes allowed a hit and struck out the side in the 9th inning.

The JetHawks have today off. They'll begin a 4-game series with San Jose on Wednesday, and these two teams will finally play the last game of their season-opening series as part of a doubleheader on Thursday.

Quad Cities 4, Clinton 1

W- Jose Luis Hernandez (2-2)
L- Jeffeson Medina (0-6)
S- Ralph Garza Jr. (5)

QC home runs: Osvaldo Duarte (3, solo in 6th)

The Banditos earned the split thanks to a fine outing from Jose Luis Hernandez.

Hernandez pitched 7 innings and allowed an unearned run in the 4th after he committed a throwing error. The only hit he allowed was a single in the 3rd, and he walked 1 and struck out 6. Ralph Garza Jr. allowed 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 over the final 2 innings to get the save.

Connor Goedert doubled to lead off the 2nd and scored the first run of the game on an RBI single from Hector Roa. Dex McCall hit an RBI single of his own later in the frame. Christian Correa added an RBI single in the 3rd, and Osvaldo Duarte clubbed a solo homer in the 6th. Duarte (solo HR) and Goedert (2 2B) scored 2 runs apiece and had 2 hits apiece. Christian Correa also had 2 hits in the game, and Dex McCall finished 3-4.

The River Bandits will begin a 3-game series in Fort Wayne on Wednesday.

Tri-City 6, Mahoning Valley 5

W- Luis Ramirez (2-1)
L- Devon Stewart (0-3)
S- Nick Hernandez (2)

TC home runs: None.

The ValleyCats took the first of three from the Scrappers thanks to a 3-run 9th inning.

Ryne Birk put Tri-City on the board with a 2-run double in the 5th inning. He added an RBI single to his ledger in the 7th, which tied the game at 3. Mahoning scored a run in the 8th to take the lead, but the ValleyCats would not be going quietly in the final inning.

Alex DeGoti drew a walk to lead off the 9th, and Birk joined him on the bases with a single. Stephen Wrenn drew a walk to load the bases, Taylor Jones went down on strikes for the first out, but DeGoti scored the tying run on a wild pitch, and one batter later, Randy César put the ValleyCats in the lead with a 2-run single. César's second hit of the night turned out to be the biggest. At the bottom of the order, Chuckie Robinson and Kevin Martir both finished 2-4. Birk went 3-4.

Dustin Hunt went 3.1 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 6 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1. Ryan Hartman was the first man out of the Tri-City bullpen; in 3.2 innings, he allowed 4 hits and struck out 7. Luis Ramirez allowed an unearned run thanks to an error in the 8th. He also allowed a double, walked 1, and fanned 1. Nick Hernandez allowed a solo homer to Nathan Winfrey in the bottom of the 9th, which was the only run he allowed in the inning. He also allowed a single to Gavin Collins and uncorked a wild pitch that allowed him to advance to 2nd, but Hernandez was able to pull himself together, striking out Silento Sayles for the final out.

In game 2 of this series, Sebastian Kessay will face Aaron Civale. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

Greeneville 12, Elizabethton 4

W- Ricardo Castro (2-0)
L- Griffin Jax (0-1)

Greeneville home runs: Bryan De La Cruz (2, solo in 4th), Troy Sieber (1, solo in 8th)

Troy Sieber's solo home run in the 8th broke a 3-3 tie, and then the Appy Astros proceeded to go nuts with an 8-run 9th inning to turn this one into a laugher.

Both teams scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning; Greeneville's two came in the form of a 2-run single from Wander Franco. Bryan De La Cruz's solo home run led off the 4th inning and put the Appy Astros in the lead. However, the Twins would respond with a run in the 5th, and that was where it stood until the 8th, when Sieber launched his first home run as a pro to put Greeneville back in front. They were not content with just regaining the lead; they wanted to put this game far out of Elizabethton's reach.

Chaz Pal got the fun started in the 9th with a triple, and Wander Franco brought him in with a single. Marcos Almonte ripped an RBI double, and then Abraham Toro grounded into a force out that allowed Ruben Castro and Almonte to score. Pal hit a 2-run single in his 2nd trip to the plate, and Luis Payano, who entered the game as a pinch-runner for Franco, capped it off with a 2-run single.

Everyone in the Greeneville lineup recorded a hit; Franco and De La Cruz both went 3-4. Pal, Castro, and Miguelangel Sierra had 2 hits apiece.

Abdiel Saldaña allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5 in 4 innings. Devon Carr allowed an unearned run in the 5th, and Ricardo Castro allowed an unearned run on 3 hits and fanned 4 in 4 innings.

Greeneville will begin a 3-game series against Pulaski tomorrow.

GCL Mets 3, GCL Astros 2

W- Sixto Torres (1-1)
L- Jorge Alcala (1-1)
S- Ronald Sanchez (1)

GCL home runs: Brody Westmoreland (1, solo in 2nd), Cristopher Luciano (1, solo in 7th)

Brody Westmoreland and Cristopher Luciano hit solo shots for the Kissimmee Stros; this was Westmoreland's first pro homer.

Hansel Paulino allowed 5 hits and struck out 4 over 3.2 innings, but he couldn't extract Jorge Alcala from a bases-loaded situation in the 5th inning; all 3 runners scored.

Monday's Stars

Photo from MiLB.com
Ryne Birk, 2B, Tri-City
3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, R

Albert Minnis, LHP, Corpus Christi
3 IP, 3 K

Keegan Yuhl, RHP, Corpus Christi
W (8-2), 5 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Jose Luis Hernandez, RHP, Quad Cities
W (2-2), 7 IP, H, unearned run, BB, 6 K

Osvaldo Duarte, SS/CF, Quad Cities
2-3, solo HR (3), 2 R

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