Thursday, July 21, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fresno 8, Round Rock 5

W- César Valdez (8-1)
L- Jose Leclerc (0-1)
S- James Hoyt (25)

Fresno home runs: Jon Kemmer (6, 3-run in 7th)

A 3-run home run in the 6th gave the Express the lead, but the Grizzlies regained control of this game thanks to a 6-run 7th inning. All of the scoring in this game was done in the 6th and the 7th.

In the 6th inning, Colin Moran opened the scoring with an RBI double and Jack Mayfield added an RBI single.

Alex Bregman hit a single with one out in the 7th inning, advanced on a wild pitch, and scored on a Preston Tucker single. Teoscar Hernandez walked to load the bases, and Moran followed with a 2-run single. One batter later, Jon Kemmer delivered the biggest hit of the night as he whacked a 3-run home run to put the Grizz up 8-3.

Bregman (R) and Tucker (RBI, 2 R) both finished with 3 hits, while Teoscar (2 R, 2 BB) and Moran (2B, 3 RBI, R) had two hits apiece.

César Valdez went 6.2 innings and allowed 5 runs on 8 hits (3-run homer), walked 2, and struck out 5. Reymin Guduan was the first man out of the bullpen, and in 1.1 innings, he walked 1 and struck out 1. James Hoyt threw a 1-2-3 9th for his 25th save of the season.

Tommy Shirley will start for the Grizz as they look for the sweep tonight. He'll face Michael Roth at 7:05.

Midland 5, Corpus Christi 4

W- Andres Avila (4-2)
L- Ryan Thompson (0-1, 2-2 season)
S- Bobby Wahl (7)

CC home runs: None.

The Hounds took this game, and the series, thanks to a 3-run 6th inning that put them in the lead. Corpus held a 4-2 lead after 3 innings, but they were kept off the scoreboard for the last 6 innings.

Nolan Fontana opened the scoring with an RBI double in the 1st inning. The Hooks scored 2 in the 2nd inning on an RBI double from Conrad Gregor and a Danry Vásquez RBI groundout. J.D. Davis hit a one-out double in the 3rd and scored on a Chase McDonald single. Davis and Gregor both finished 2-4.

Francis Martes went 5.2 innings and allowed 4 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6. Ryan Thompson was the first man out of the bullpen, and in 1.1 innings, he allowed a run on 2 hits and walked 1. Aaron West struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 8th inning.

Tonight, the Hooks will begin a 4-game series against Frisco. Evan Grills will take on Victor Payano at 7:05.

Lancaster was off

The JetHawks will start a 4-game series with High Desert tonight at 6:35.

Quad Cities 6, Dayton 4

W- Yoanys Quiala (2-7)
L- Jacob Constante (4-8)
S- David Schmidt (3)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos jumped out to a 5-1 lead in this one. Dayton managed to cut that lead to one run, but Quad Cities managed to hold them off to take the first game in this series.

It was a big night for Osvaldo Duarte, who set a new career high with 4 hits. He hit an RBI double in the 3rd inning to put the Bandits on the board. One batter later, Kyle Tucker added an RBI groundout. Duarte had an RBI bunt single in the 5th and an error on the play allowed him to move to 2nd base. Tucker hit an RBI single that scored Myles Straw, and Dex McCall followed with an RBI single of his own. Duarte ripped a one-out RBI double in the 7th and scored the final run of the evening from there after Tucker struck out on a pitch that was also ruled a passed ball. Myles Straw (2 R), Dex McCall (RBI), and Christian Correa (R) all had 2 hits on the night.

Yoanys Quiala went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 5. Justin Ferrell got one out in the 7th with a strikeout, but he loaded the bases by issuing 2 walks and plunking another batter, and a third walk allowed a run to score. David Schmidt came on to try to get Ferrell out of this bases-loaded jam, and one of the runners scored on a single, but another was thrown out at home trying to score. Schmidt got the Bandits out of the inning with the lead as well, and the laost two innings were slightly less stressful for him. In 2.2 innings, he allowed 2 hits and struck out 4.

Matt Bower will start game 2 of this series. He'll go up against Ty Boyles at 7:00.

Tri-City was off

Dustin Hunt will start the first of a 3-game series against Staten Island at 7:00 Eastern.

Johnson City 7, Greeneville 6 in 13 innings

W- Noel Gonzalez (1-0)
L- Reggie Johnson (2-1)

Greeneville home runs: None.

A walk-off error is a pretty rough way to lose a game. The Appy Astros tied the game with a run in the top of the 9th and scored 2 in the 10th to take the lead, but the Cardinals responded with 2 in their half of the 10th to tie and walked off with the win, thanks to that Greeneville miscue.

Frankeny Fernandez put Greeneville on the board with an RBI groundout in the 5th inning. He added a 2-run double to his ledger in the 7th. Connor MacDonald had the only RBI that was not credited to Fernandez in this game; he tied the game with an RBI single in the 9th. Fernandez was back at it in the 10th with a 2-run single. He and Ruben Castro (2B, R) finished 3-6. The bottom third of Greeneville's lineup scored all 6 runs; Castro was the #7 hitter in the order. Tyler Wolfe went 2-4 and scored 3 times, and Vicente Sanchez doubled, walked twice, and scored twice.

Carlos Hiraldo got the start and allowed an unearned run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 5 innings. Carlos Sanabria was the first man out, and in 4 innings, he allowed 3 runs on 7 hits, walked 1, and fanned 2. Luis Ramirez was next; he allowed 2 runs (1 earned), a solo homer, and walked 1 in the 10th inning. Reggie Johnson got the loss despite not allowing the winning run. The run, which was unearned, was an inherited runner that was charged to him. In 2.1 innings, Johnson allowed 4 hits, issued an intentional walk, and struck out 2. Devin Raftery got one out via a force out, but a botched double play attempt allowed the winning run to score.

The Appy Astros will look to salvage a game from what surely has to be a frustrating series for them. Diogenes Almengo will face Austin Sexton at 7:00 Eastern.

GCL Nationals 9, GCL Astros 7

W- Jonny Reid (2-1)
L- Bryan Abreu (0-1. 0-2 season)
S- Joseph Baltrip (3)

GCL home runs: None.

The Kissimmee Stros could not quite come back from an 8-3 deficit.

Andy Piñeda and Wilson Amador scored the first runs of the game on an error in the 1st inning. Brody Westmoreland ripped an RBI double in the 3rd and added an RBI single in a 4-run 7th inning. In that 7th inning, Cristopher Luciano drew a bases-loaded walk, Jonathan Matute hit a sac fly, and Joan Maurcio smacked an RBI double. Mauricio (2 2B, RBI) and Westmoreland (2B, 2 RBI, R) both finished 2-5.

Brian Holmes, in his first rehab appearance, allowed a hit and struck out 2 over 2 scoreless. Christian Powell, also on a rehab assignment, got 2 outs in the 3rd and allowed a run on a force out, a single, walked 2, and struck out 1. Luis Vasquez allowed a 2-run home run to Juan Soto in the 4th. In 1.1 innings, he allowed one other hit, walked 1, and fanned 1. Bryan Abreu tagged in for 2 innings and allowed 5 runs (3 earned) on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. César Rosado pitched the final 3 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits and walked 2.

DSL Astros Blue 16, DSL Athletics 5

W- Gabriel Pirela (3-0)
L- Santiago Rodriguez (1-2)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team scored 16 runs despite only recording 7 hits in this game. All 16 runs came in the first 4 innings. Only in the Dominican Summer League.

Yulian Frontado allowed a hit, walked 2, and fanned 3 over 3 scoreless. Jose Orta and Jean Reyes both pitched an inning; Orta allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in the 4th, while Reyes allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in a scoreless 5th. Edwin Fidel allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 2 in 2 innings, and Gabriel Pirela allowed an unearned run on 3 hits and walked 1 in 2 innings.

DSL Astros Orange 3, DSL Red Sox2 1

W- Jose Bravo (1-0)
L- Bryan Mata (3-2)
S- Willy Collado (1)

Orange home runs: None.

The Orange team was held to 4 hits, but they managed to get the win to climb back above .500.

Jose Bravo won his pro debut; he went 5 innings and 6 hits and struck out 2. Maikel Sepulveda pitched 3 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 3, and struck out 4, and Willy Collado struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th to earn the save.

Gilberto Celestino opened the scoring with a sac fly in the 1st inning. Vicente Mota added another sac fly in the 7th, and Jose Antonio Hernandez scored on an error in the 8th. Yeuris Ramirez finished 2-3 with a double.

Wednesday's Stars

Jose Bravo, RHP, DSL Astros Orange: W (1-0), 5 IP, 6 H, 2 K
Orlando Marquez, C, DSL Astros Blue: 2-3, 3B, 5 RBI, 2 R

Colin Moran, 3B, Fresno
2-5, 2B, 3 RBI, R

Yoanys Quiala, RHP, Quad Cities
W (2-7), 6 IP, 7 H (solo HR), 2 ER, BB, 5 K

Osvaldo Duarte, UTIL, Quad Cities
4-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R

Photo by Bryan Green
Carlos Hiraldo, LHP, Greeneville
5 IP, 4 H, unearned run, BB, 2 K

Photo by Bryan Green
Frankeny Fernandez, 2B/OF, Greeneville
3-6, 2B, 5 RBI

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