Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Fresno 1, Las Vegas 0

W- César Valdez (9-1)
L- Robert Gsellman (1-3)
S- James Hoyt (27)

Fresno home runs: None.

The only scoring play in this game belonged to the Tacos. Meanwhile, César Valdez, Jordan Jankowski, and James Hoyt joined forces to throw a two-hit shutout.

Valdez allowed those two hits and struck out 7 over 7 innings. Jankowski issued a walk and got a strikeout in a scoreless 8th inning, and Hoyt worked around a walk and struck out two to record his 27th save of the season.

Tyler White's RBI single in the 5th inning drove in the game's only run. Max Stassi, who scored that run, also drew two walks.

Edison Frias will make his AAA debut tonight. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

San Antonio 6, Corpus Christi 2 in 10 innings

W- Jason Jester (2-1)
L- Aaron West (5-2)

CC home runs: Ramon Laureano (1, 11 season; solo in 7th)

A walk-off grand slam in the first extra frame sunk the Hooks.

Ramon Laureano put Corpus on the board in the 7th inning with his first Texas League home run. D.J. Fisher got plunked to lead off the 8th. He proceeded to steal 2nd (22), advanced to 3rd on the errant throw down to 2nd, and scored the tying run on a J.D. Davis single. Davis (2B, RBI) and Laureano (2B, solo HR) both finished with 2 hits in the game.

In his Texas League debut, Trent Thornton went 6 innings, and the two runs he allowed came on a home run hit by Nick Schulz in the 4th inning. Thornton allowed three other hits, walked one, and struck out 5. Ryan Thompson threw 1.1 perfect innings, striking out one. Chris Cotton allowed a hit and struck out one as he recorded the final two outs of the 8th inning. Aaron West pitched a scoreless 9th, but River Stevens tagged him for the game-winning grand slam in the 10th inning. In 1.1 innings, West allowed two other hits, issued an intentional walk, and struck out one.

Francis Martes will start game 3 of this series. He'll face Tim Berry at 7:05.

Lancaster 12, Lake Elsinore 4

W- Brock Dykxhoorn (7-3)
L- Zech Lemond (3-4)

Lancaster home runs: Trent Woodward (4, 5 season; 3-run in 3rd), Johnny Sewald (4, 5 season; solo in 7th)

The JetHawks left the Storm in the dust with a pair of 5-run innings.

Their first 5-run inning was the 3rd. Osvaldo Duarte scored the first run of the evening when Drew Ferguson hit into a fielder's choice. Ferguson advanced to 2nd on a Bobby Boyd infield single and scored on a single from Bryan Muñiz. One batter later, Trent Woodward launched a three-run home run. Duarte tripled to lead off the 4th inning, and Ferguson brought him in with a sacrifice fly.

The other 5-run inning was the 6th. Marc Wik led it off with a double, and Duarte joined him on the bases by drawing a one-out walk. Johnny Sewald followed with an RBI single; an error on the play allowed Duarte to score and Sewald to advance to 3rd base. Ferguson followed by adding an RBI single to his ledger. Boyd drew a walk, and the two of them advanced a base thanks to a wild pitch. Muñiz and Woodward followed with RBI singles, and Sewald capped off the evening with a solo home run in the 7th inning.

Sewald (solo HR, 2 RBI, 2 R) and Muñiz (2 RBI, R) had three hits apiece in this game. Everyone in the lineup had a hit except for Brooks Marlow. Sewald, Ferguson, and Boyd scored two runs each. Duarte scored 3 runs.

Brock Dykxhoorn went 5.2 innings and allowed 4 runs (1 earned, 2 inherited runners charged to him) on 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3. Scott Weathersby was the first man out of the Lancaster bullpen, and in 2 innings, he allowed 2 hits and struck out 2. Kevin Comer retired all four Lake Elsinore hitters he faced, striking out two of them.

The JetHawks and Storm will wrap up their series tonight at 6:00 Pacific. Josh James will take on Brett Kennedy.

Quad Cities was off

The Banditos will begin a 3-game series with Peoria tonight at 7:00. Yoanys Quiala will face Jake Woodford.

Tri-City 6, Vermont 5

W- Kevin Hill (1-2)
L- Dalton Sawyer (0-1)
S- Nick Hernandez (4)

TC home runs: Rodrigo Ayarza (1, 2-run in 3rd), Taylor Jones (6, 2-run in 6th)

The ValleyCats successfully erased a 5-0 deficit to earn the sweep.

Jake Rogers doubled to lead off the 3rd inning, and two batters later, Rodrigo Ayarza clubbed a two-run home run to put Tri-City on the board. Rogers walked to lead off the 5th inning and scored a Tyler Wolfe double. Ayarza laid down a sacrifice bunt that was fielded by the pitcher, then promptly thrown away, which allowed Wolfe to score. Ronnie Dawson drew a two-out walk in the 6th, and one batter later, Taylor Jones put the ValleyCats in front with a two-run home run. Dawson did not have a hit, but he drew three walks and stole his 9th base of the season.

Ryan Hartman went 2 innings and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits (solo and two-run homers), walked one, and struck out three. The ValleyCats bullpen was able to pick him up and kept the Lake Monsters off the scoreboard for the final 7 innings. Carlos Sierra was the first man out, and in three innings, he issued a walk and struck out three. Kevin Hill allowed two hits over 2.1 scoreless innings to get the victory. Juan Carlos Santos recorded the final two outs of the 8th inning via the strikeout, and Nick Hernandez worked around a hit to earn the save, striking out two in the 9th.

The ValleyCats are currently in Connecticut, where they'll begin a three-game series tonight at 7:05 Eastern. Austin Nicely will take on Locke St. John.

Princeton 7, Greeneville 4

W- Ethan Clark (4-1)
L- Patrick Sandoval (1-1)
S- Sam Long (1)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros fell behind 4-0 after the first half-inning of play, and that early deficit proved to be too much for them to overcome.

Miguelangel Sierra scored Greeneville's first run of the evening on a wild pitch in the 3rd. Greeneville scored three runs in the 6th on an RBI single from Frankeny Fernandez. Jonathan Arauz followed that up by hitting into a force out that allowed Connor MacDonald to score, and an RBI double from Abraham Toro. MacDonald and Toro had two hits apiece in the game.

Patrick Sandoval pitched 4 innings and allowed 5 runs on 6 hits, one of which was a three-run home run, walked 1, and struck out 6. Diogenes Almengo tagged in for 3.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and striking out 1. Reggie Johnson allowed a hit and walked 1 in 1.1 innings.

Greeneville and Princeton will conclude their series at 7:00 Eastern. Tyler Britton will start for the Appy Astros.

GCL Astros 4, GCL Mets 3

W- Bryan Abreu (1-1, 1-2 season)
L- Yeudy Colon (2-2)

GCL home runs: None.

The Kissimmee Stros climbed above .500 with this walk-off win.

In his second appearance, Forrest Whitley struck out 2 over 2 perfect innings. Carson LaRue allowed 2 hits and struck out 3 over 2 scoreless; LaRue was making his pro debut. Jorge Guzman came out for the 5th inning but failed to record an out; he allowed a double, had two inherited runners charged to him and walked 2. Bryan Abreu pitched the final 5 innings and allowed an unearned run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5.

Wander Franco opened the scoring with an RBI triple in the 1st inning. Joan Mauricio added a sac fly in the 2nd inning. The Mets tied the game with those two runs in the 5th, but Brody Westmoreland broke the tie with an RBI triple in the 8th. The Mets were able to respond in the top of the 9th, but Wilson Amador delivered the game-winner in the bottom of the 9th, an RBI single that scored Edgar Lorenzo. Amador finished 3-5 and also scored two runs.

DSL Astros Blue 2, DSL Dodgers2 1

W- Yulian Frontado (2-1)
L- Confesor Inoa (1-2)
S- Edwin Fidel (1)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team's two runs in the 2nd inning proved to be enough for them to get the win.

César Cortez hit a two-out single in the 2nd, advanced to 3rd base on a Norberto Castellanos single, and scored the first run of the day on an errant pickoff throw. Castellanos, who advanced to 3rd on the bad throw, scored on a Ronny Rafael single.

Yulian Frontado allowed 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4 over 5 shutout innings. Edwin Fidel pitched the final 4 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 3, and fanned 3.

DSL Rays2 4, DSL Astros Orange 1

W- Marlon Constante (3-2)
L- Jose Bravo (1-1)
S- Enyerbeth Lugo (4)

Orange home runs: None.

The Orange team's bats went silent in this loss.

Jose Carrillo tripled in the 6th and scored on Anthony Rodriguez's groundout.

Jose Bravo went 6 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits and struck out 3. Maikel Sepulveda allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 1 over the final 3 innings.

Tuesday's Stars

Yulian Frontado, RHP, DSL Astros Blue: W (2-1), 5 IP, 3 H, BB, 4 K

Taylor Jones, 1B, Tri-City
1-4, go-ahead 2-R HR (6) in 6th

Johnny Sewald, OF, Lancaster
3-4, solo HR (4, 5 season), 2 RBI, 2 R

Trent Woodward, C, Lancaster
2-4, 3-R HR (4, 5 season), 4 RBI

From top: César Valdez, Jordan Jankowski, and James Hoyt, RHPs, Fresno
Valdez: W (9-1), 7 IP, 2 H, 7 K
Jankowski: IP, BB, K
Hoyt: Save (27), IP, BB, 2 K

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