Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fresno 1, Round Rock 0

W- Joe Musgrove (4-3, 6-4 season)
L- Nick Martinez (6-5)
S- James Hoyt (24)

Fresno home runs: None.

There was only one scoring play in this game, and it belonged to the Grizzlies. Alex Bregman finished 2-4 with a double and scored the only run of the evening on a Tyler White RBI single in the 3rd inning. 

Joe Musgrove, Josh Fields, and James Hoyt joined forces on a shutout. Musgrove allowed 6 hits and struck out a season-high 9 batters. Fields and Hoyt both allowed a hit and struck out a batter; Fields did so in the 8th, and Hoyt recorded this line as he recorded his 24th save.  

César Valdez will start game 3 of this series, and he'll face Austin Bibens-Dirkx at 7:05.

Midland 14, Corpus Christi 2

W- Joel Seddon (4-8)
L- Cy Sneed (4-3)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks scored first.... but it was all Rockhounds afterwards.

Garrett Stubbs singled to lead off the game, made his way around the bases via a wild pitch and a groundout, and scored the first run of the evening on another wild pitch. Stubbs, who finished 2-3, hit an RBI single in the 7th inning. James Ramsay also finished 2-3.

Cy Sneed had a tough night on the mound, and in general, the Hooks pitching staff got smacked around on Tuesday. In their line of work, these nights happen. They'll bounce back from this.

In the series finale, Francis Martes will take on Chris Jensen. First pitch is at 6:30. 

Lancaster 5, Rancho Cucamonga 4

W- Trent Thornton (7-4)
L- Josh Sborz (7-4)
S- Kevin Comer (1)

Lancaster home runs: Bobby Boyd (8, solo in 1st)

The JetHawks shook off a bit of a rough start in order to earn the series split.

Trent Thornton served up two home runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, but he recovered and was able to salvage a quality start. In the opening frame, Edwin Rios tagged him for a 2-run shot and Joey Curletta hit a solo homer. In 6 innings, Thornton allowed 5 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 9. Andrew Thome allowed an unearned run on 2 hits and struck out 1 in the 7th. Ryan Deemes was next, and he allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1 in 1.2 innings. He left a couple of runners on for Kevin Comer, who was able to record the final out of the game.
Bobby Boyd wasted little time in getting the scoring started; he led off the game with a home run. Bryan Muñiz hit an RBI single in the 3rd, and the JetHawks scored 3 in the 6th to take the lead. Muñiz walked to lead off the inning, advanced to 3rd on a Trent Woodward single, and scored the tying run on a botched force out attempt. Boyd put Lancaster in the lead with a 2-run single. He finished 3-5, a double shy of the cycle, and was the only man in the JetHawks lineup with a multi-hit night. Drew Ferguson went 0-3, but he walked, scored a run, and stole 2 bases (22).

The California League incarnation of the Lone Star Series begins tomorrow as the JetHawks welcome High Desert to The Hangar.

Quad Cities was off

The River Bandits will begin a 3-game series against Dayton tonight at 7:00. Yoanys Quiala will face Jacob Constante.

Batavia 6, Tri-City 4 in 10 innings

W- Dustin Beggs (2-0)
L- Sean Stutzman (1-2)
S- Dylan Lee (1)

TC home runs: Spencer Johnson (3, 5 season; solo in 2nd)

The ValleyCats were foiled in their bid to sweep the series as the Muckdogs tied the game at 4 in the 8th inning and took the lead with 2 in the first extra frame.

Spencer Johnson had a solid day; he went 4-5 with a double, scored 2 runs, and his solo home run in the 2nd was the game's first scoring play. After Batavia scored 3 in the top of the 3rd to take the lead, Ryne Birk composed the response in the 4th inning with a 2-run single. Brauly Mejia added an RBI single in the 5th inning. Mejia was one of four ValleyCats who finished this game with 2 hits; Rodrigo Ayarza, Carmen Benedetti, and Chuckie Robinson (2B, R) all finished with 2 hits as well.

Enrique Chavez went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Hector Perez tagged in for 4 innings and allowed a run on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6. Sean Stutzman pitched the 10th and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on a single, walked 1, hit 1, and struck out 2.

The ValleyCats have today off. Dustin Hunt will start the first game of a 3-game set in Staten Island on Thursday.

Johnson City 4, Greeneville 3

W- Estarlin Arias (3-0)
L- Lucas Williams (0-1)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros walked off with a loss that snapped their 8-game winning streak.

Both teams scored a run in the 1st and the 3rd: Bryan De La Cruz ripped an RBI double in the 1st to open the scoring, and Troy Sieber hit an RBI single in the 3rd. Jonathan Arauz added a sac fly in the 4th inning. Marcos Almonte finished 2-4 with a run scored and stole a base (6, 8 season). 

Jorge Guzman went 2.1 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 2. Ben Smith successfully extracted Guzman from a bases-loaded jam in the 3rd by inducing an inning-ending double play. Smith pitched 4.2 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7. The winning run scored with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th against Lucas Williams. He threw a 1-2-3 8th inning, but could not preserve the tie. In 1.1 innings, he allowed the winning run on 2 hits and struck out 1.

Carlos Hiraldo will start game 2 of this series. He'll face Jordan Hicks at 7:00 Eastern. Hicks, who is from Houston, is a 2015 graduate of Cy Creek.

DSL Astros Blue 6, DSL Rays1 1

W- Ronel Blanco (5-1)
L- Angel Felipe (0-2)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team scored a run in the 7th and 3 more in the 8th to pull away from the Rays.

Carlos Canelon walked to lead off the bottom of the 2nd. He then advanced to 2nd base on a base hit, and two wild pitches allowed him to score the first run of the day. Ozziel Sanchez-Galan added an RBI single later in the inning. Jose Benjamin hit an RBI double in the 7th, and in the 8th, Alfredo Angarita ripped a 2-run double and scored the final run of the game on a double play.

Juan Lopez went 3 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 4. Yonatan Quintin was the first man out of the bullpen and allowed 2 hits and struck out 1 over 2 innings. Ronel Blanco allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 4 over 4 scoreless.

DSL Astros Orange 6, DSL Mets2 1

W- Gerardo Bojorquez (1-3)
L- Miguel Ramirez (0-3)
Orange home runs: None.

Four pitchers held the Mets 2 to just three hits in this game.

Francisco Villegas allowed a hit, walked 3, and struck out 6 over 4 scoreless. Jose Antonio Hernandez recorded two outs in the 5th via the strikeout, but he also loaded the bases with 3 walks. Gerardo Bojorquez got him out of the jam and went 3.1 innings, allowing an unearned run on 2 hits, walking 1, and striking out 8. Yohan Ramirez worked around a walk to throw a scoreless 9th.

Hector Martinez opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 2nd. He then stole 2nd base and scored on an error that allowed Yeuris Ramirez to reach. In the 5th, Kendy Moya hit an RBI double. Vicente Mota tripled in the 6th inning and scored on a wild pitch. Jose Abel Hernandez hit an RBI single in the 8th, and Gilberto Celestino drove in the final run of the day with an RBI single in the 9th. Hernandez finished 2-4.

Tuesday's Stars

Hector Perez, RHP, Tri-City
4 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 6 K

Spencer Johnson, OF/1B, Tri-City
4-5, 2B, solo HR (3, 5 season), 2 R

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Ben Smith, LHP, Greeneville
4.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 7 K

Joe Musgrove, RHP, Fresno
W (4-3, 6-4 season), 7 IP, 6 H, 9 K

Bobby Boyd, OF, Lancaster
3-5, 3B, solo HR (8), 3 RBI

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