Sunday, July 24, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Saturday, July 23, 2016

Albuquerque 5, Fresno 4

W- Harrison Musgrave (6-5)
L- Brad Peacock (4-5)
S- Brian Schlitter (2)

Fresno home runs: Jon Kemmer (7, solo in 7th)

No comeback in the cards for the Grizzlies in this one.

Chan-Jong Moon smacked a 2-run double in the 2nd inning to put Fresno on the board and in the lead, and he came around to score on a Tony Kemp single. Jon Kemmer whacked a solo home run in the 7th to bring the Grizzlies to within one run, but that was as close as they could get to the Isotopes. Kemmer finished 2-3 and scored twice. Kemp finished 3-4 with a double.

Brad Peacock went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 10 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4. Jandel Gustave and Reymin Guduan pitched 2 innings apiece; Gustave allowed a run on 2 hits and struck out 1, and Guduan allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and fanned 2.

Brady Rodgers will take on Christian Bergman at 5:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 8, Frisco 7 in 14 innings

W- Albert Minnis (2-0)
L- David Perez (1-4)

CC home runs: Conrad Gregor (7, solo in 9th), Nick Tanielu (6, 10 season; solo in 14th)

Nearly 5 hours later, the Hooks walked off with a victory thanks to Nick Tanielu's solo blast after the 2nd 7th-inning stretch.

Tanielu scored Corpus Christi's first run of the evening on an error following a Conrad Gregor single in the 2nd inning. Nolan Fontana sparked a 7th inning rally with a double. Garrett Stubbs and D.J. Fisher joined him on the basepaths by drawing walks. J.D. Davis was the first casualty of the inning, but Danry Vásquez was able to come through with a 2-run single. A Tanielu RBI groundout tied the game at 4.

The Riders scored 2 in the top of the 8th to re-take the lead, but the Hooks were able to keep pace. Ramon Laureano led off the inning with a double and came around to score on a Garrett Stubbs single. Unfortunately, Corpus left the bases loaded in the 8th inning. However, with one out in the bottom of the 9th, Gregor tied the game with a solo home run.

Corpus Christi foiled Frisco threats in the 11th and 13th, but the Roughriders scored a run in the top of the 14th, and so, the Hooks were down to their last chance once again. Tanielu led off the 14th with a game-tying solo home run. Mott Hyde struck out but was able to reach base safely. Laureano got plunked, and they both advanced a base when James Ramsay laid down a sacrifice bunt. Fontana was intentionally walked to bring up Stubbs, who sent the remaining fans at Whataburger Field home happy with a game-winning single.

Stubbs finished 4-7, while Gregor (solo HR), Tanielu (solo HR, 2 RBI, 2 R), and Laureano (2 2B, R) had 3 hits apiece. Danry and Ramsay both finished with 2 hits.

Keegan Yuhl went 4 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits and struck out 5. Eric Peterson was the first man out of the Hooks bullpen, and in 3.2 innings, he allowed 2 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 3 hits and struck out 1. Ryan Thompson went 3 innings and allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Chris Cotton was next; he allowed 3 hits and struck out 1 in 2.1 innings. Albert Minnis got 3 groundouts and allowed a solo homer to Luis Marte in the 14th, which was the only hit he allowed in the inning.

Kent Emanuel will start the series finale. He'll take on Yohander Mendez at 6:05.

Lancaster 6, High Desert 3

W- Akeem Bostick (2-1, 3-2 season)
L- Jeffrey Springs (2-1)
S- Ryan Deemes (5, 6 season)

Lancaster home runs: None.

The JetHawks fell behind 3-0 early thanks to a High Desert home run, but Akeem Bostick bounced back, and he, Andrew Thome, and Ryan Deemes kept the Mavs off the scoreboard.

Bostick allowed a 3-run home run to David Lyon in the 2nd inning, which was High Desert's only scoring play. In 6 innings, Bostick allowed 5 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Thome allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Deemes struck out 1 over 1.1 innings to get the save.

Lancaster wasted little time in mounting a response; they scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 2nd to take the lead. Marc Wik walked to lead off the inning. He advanced to 3rd on a Jamie Ritchie single and scored the JetHawks' first run when Johnny Sewald beat out a bunt single. Osvaldo Duarte reached on a bunt single to load the bases, and Aaron Mizell followed with a sac fly. Bobby Boyd drove in the tying run with a groundout, and Tony Nuñez put Lancaster in front with an RBI single. An error in the 5th inning allowed Bobby Boyd and Nuñez to score. Sewald finished 2-4.

In the final game of this series, Jose Luis Hernandez will make his California League debut. He'll take on Reed Garrett at 5:05 Pacific.

Quad Cities 9, Bowling Green 3

W- Chris Murphy (4-6)
L- Roel Ramirez (4-8)

QC home runs: Randy César (1, 2 season; 2-run in 1st), Dex McCall (5, 3-run in 3rd), Pat Porter (6, solo in 3rd)

The Banditos put on a show of power early as they cruised to a win.

Kyle Tucker opened the scoring with a sac fly in the 1st inning. Dex McCall followed with an RBI single, and Randy César connected on his first Midwest League homer, a 2-run shot. McCall launched a 3-run home run in the 3rd, and Pat Porter followed McCall's blast by launching a solo homer. Anthony Hermelyn drove in the final Quad Cities run of the evening with an RBI double in the 6th inning.

Chris Murphy also delivered a nice outing on the mound; he went 7 innings and allowed a run on 5 hits and struck out 2. Justin Ferrell pitcched the final 2 innings, and the 2 runs he allowed came on a 2-run homer hit by Kewby Meyer in the 9th inning. Ferrell allowed one other hit and struck out 3.

Hector Perez will make his Midwest League debut tonight. He'll face Jose Mujica at 5:15.

Tri-City 8, Staten Island 4

W- Erasmo Pinales (2-2)
L- Kolton Mahoney (3-2)

TC home runs: Stephen Wrenn (9, solo in 1st)

The ValleyCats avoided the sweep as they got some 9th-inning insurance runs to secure the victory.

Tri-City quickly had two outs against them in the 1st inning, but Stephen Wrenn opened up the scoring with a solo home run. In the 3rd, Ronnie Dawson drew a bases-loaded walk, and Brauly Mejia cleared them with a double; he was credited with 2 RBI on the play, Dawson scored on an error. Actually, two errors occurred on the play which allowed Dawson to score and Mejia was able to advance to 3rd base. Alex De Goti hit an RBI single in the 9th, and Rodrigo Ayarza capped off the scoring with a 2-run double. Wrenn finished 2-5 with 2 runs scored and also stole a base (8).

Sebastian Kessay went 3.2 innings and allowed 2 runs, a solo home run, walked 5, and struck out 4. The other run that Kessay allowed scored on a double play in the 3rd. Erasmo Pinales tagged in for 4.1 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits (solo homer) and struck out 4. Nick Hernandez walked 1 and struck out 1 in a scoreless 9th.

Framber Valdez will start for Tri-City as they get set to begin a series with Vermont. He'll take on Ivan Andueza at 5:00 Eastern.

Bristol 4, Greeneville 1

W- David Whitehead (2-0)
L- Ricardo Castro (2-1)
S- Nick Hutchings (1)

Greeneville home runs: None.

Both teams put up 7 zeroes on the scoreboard, and then the Pirates busted out for 4 runs in the 8th inning.

Abraham Toro's RBI groundout in the 8th was the Appy Astros' only scoring play. Miguelangel Sierra and Vicente Sanchez both finished 2-3.

Abdiel Saldaña pitched 4 innings and allowed 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7. Angelo Serrano was the first man out of Greeneville's bullpen, and he threw a 1-2-3 5th. Ricardo Castro pitched 3 innings and allowed 4 runs on 7 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1. Lucas Williams allowed a hit in a scoreless 9th inning.

Greeneville and Bristol will conclude their series tonight at 6:00 Eastern,

DSL Astros Blue 9, DSL Marlins 4

W- Carlos Perdomo (3-0)
L- Julio Frias (0-4)

Blue home runs: None.

This game was tied at 4 after 3 innings, but the Blue team scored the final 5 runs to get the win. They continued their rampage on the basepaths, succeeding on all 6 of their attempts, including a steal of home.

Ronny Jimenez scored the first run of the day in the 1st inning following an error after Jose Benjamin stole 2nd. Jimenez grounded into a force out in the 3rd that scored Ozziel Sanchez-Galan and scored on a wild pitch. Benjamin also scored on a wild pitch. Sanchez-Galan smacked an RBI double in the 4th, advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch, and stole home. Nestor Tejada hit a one-out triple in the 8th and scored on a Nicolás Miranda single. In the 9th, Carlos Canelon and Tejada hit RBI singles.

Tejada (3B, RBI, R) finished 3-4, while Canelon (RBI, 2 R, SB) and Sanchez-Galan (2B, RBI, 2 R, SB) had 2 hits apiece.

Felipe Tejada went 4 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Yeremi Ceballos allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 3 over 2 scoreless innings, and Carlos Perdomo pitched the final 3 innings, allowing a hit, walking 3, and striking out 4.

DSL Rangers2 11, DSL Astros Orange 9

W- Hector Rovain (2-1)
L- Gabriel Pirela (3-1)
S- Jeuyson Fernandez (2)

Orange home runs: None.

The Rangers scored 3 in the top of the 8th to break an 8-8 tie.

The Orange team scored 4 runs in the 1st; 3 of them scored on an error on a botched force out attempt. Gilberto Celestino, who hit that grounder, advanced to 3rd and ended up scoring on a wild pitch. In the 3rd, Yeuris Ramirez hit an RBI single and Jose Abel Hernandez grounded into a force out that scored Vicente Mota. Kendy Moya scored on a wild pitch in the 4th and Bernardo Heras hit an RBI groundout in the 5th inning. Celestino got a run back in the 8th with a sac fly. Moya scored 3 runs and stole a base, his 7th.

Diosward Gonzalez allowed 5 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him), a hit, walked 4, and struck out 2 in 1+ inning of work. Kilvio Peralta was the first man out, and he allowed a run of his own, in addition to allowing the runners he inherited from Gonzalez to score, 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Gabriel Pirela pitched 2.1 innings and allowed 5 runs (3 earned, 3 inherited runners charged to him) on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Jose Bravo allowed 2 hits, and the 3 runners he inherited from Pirela all scored.

Saturday's Stars

Chris Murphy, RHP, Quad Cities
W (4-6), 7 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 K

Dex McCall, 1B, Quad Cities
3-4, 3-R HR (5), 4 RBI

Stephen Wrenn, OF, Tri-City
2-5, solo HR (9), 2 R

Conrad Gregor, 1B, Corpus Christi
3-5, game-tying solo HR (7) in 9th

Nick Tanielu, IF, Corpus Christi
3-7, game-tying solo HR (6, 10 season) in 14th, 2 RBI, 2 R

Garrett Stubbs, C, Corpus Christi
4-7, 2B, 2 RBI, R; walk-off RBI single in 14th

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