Thursday, July 28, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Las Vegas 6, Fresno 3

W- Josh Zeid (1-1)
L- Edison Frias (0-1, 4-2 season)

Fresno home runs: A.J. Reed (13, solo in 3rd), Jon Kemmer (8, 2-run in 9th)

The 51s gave Edison Frias a rather rude welcome to the Pacific Coast League.

Frias pitched 6 innings and allowed 6 runs on 7 hits (2 solos and a 3-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 4. Jandel Gustave allowed a hit and struck out 1 in a scoreless 7th inning, and Reymin Guduan pitched the final 2 innings, allowing a hit and fanning 4.

The Fresno offense only had 4 hits in the game; two of them were home runs that accounted for all 3 of their runs. A.J. Reed smacked a solo homer in the 3rd inning, and Jon Kemmer whacked a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 9th.

Fresno and Las Vegas will play a doubleheader tonight; the second game is a make-up of one that was originally scheduled for April 10 in Las Vegas but was rained out that night. The first game will begin at 5:05 Pacific. Mike Hauschild and Brad Peacock will take on Gabriel Ynoa and Duane Below.

Corpus Christi 3, San Antonio 0

W- Francis Martes (6-4)
L- Tim Berry (0-2)
S- Chris Cotton (2)

CC home runs: Alejandro Garcia (2, solo in 4th)

The Hooks avoided a sweep as their pitchers recorded a three-hit shutout with Francis Martes leading the way.

Martes allowed just one hit, walked 2, and struck out 9 over 7 innings. Ryan Thompson allowed a hit and walked 1 in the 8th, and Chris Cotton allowed a hit and struck out 2 in the 9th to get the save.

Ramon Laureano opened the scoring in the 2nd inning by drawing a bases-loaded walk. Alejandro Garcia launched a solo home run in the 4th inning, and Tony Nuñez hit an RBI single in the 9th. Garcia finished 2-4 and was the only player on either side to have a multi-hit game.

The Hooks are back home tonight, and they'll start a 4-game series with Midland at 7:05. Evan Grills will face Daniel Gossett.

Lancaster 7, Lake Elsinore 2

W- Josh James (8-3)
L- Brett Kennedy (4-7)
S- Andrew Thome (1, 5 season)

Lancaster home runs: Osvaldo Duarte (1, 4 season; 2-run in 9th)

The JetHawks took 2 of 3 in Lake Elsinore behind a nice start from Josh James and some solid contributions from the top of the lineup.

James pitched 5 innings and allowed a run on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7. Kevin McCanna went 2 innings, and the run he allowed came on a solo home run hit by Ty France. McCanna allowed 2 other hits and struck out 4. Andrew Thome allowed a hit and struck out 2 over the final 2 innings to record his first save as a JetHawk.

Johnny Sewald singled to lead off the top of the 4th and advanced to 3rd on an Osvaldo Duarte single. He would score Lancaster's first run on a sac fly from Marc Wik. Duarte, who tagged up and advanced to 2nd, proceeded to steal 3rd and put the JetHawks in the lead by scoring on a wild pitch. Keach Ballard ripped an RBI double in the 5th, and Sewald added a 2-run double in the 7th. Duarte provided the cherry with his first Cal League home run, a 2-run blast in the 9th.

Five JetHawks recorded two hits in this game, led by Sewald (2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB) and Duarte (2-R HR, 2 R, SB) at the top of the order. The bottom third of Jamie Ritchie, Aaron Mizell, and Ballard also had two hits; Mizell also scored twice and stole a base.

Tonight, the JetHawks will begin a 4-game series in Bakersfield, and Rogelio Armenteros will start. First pitch is at 7:30 Pacific.

Peoria 8, Quad Cities 2

W- Josh Wirsu (1-0)
L- Adam Whitt (3-4)

QC home runs: Kyle Tucker (3, solo in 4th), Randy César (2, 3 season; solo in 7th)

The Chiefs broke a 2-2 tie in emphatic fashion in the top of the 9th, which suddenly turned this game into a blowout.

Quad Cities' two runs both scored on solo home runs from Kyle Tucker and Randy César. César's blast in the 7th inning tied the game at 2. Dex McCall and Stephen Wrenn both finished 2-4; Wrenn was making his Midwest League debut.

Yoanys Quiala went 8 innings and allowed 2 runs on a Leobaldo Pina home run in the 5th. Quiala allowed 4 other hits and struck out 4 in the longest outing of his career. Adam Whitt came on to pitch the 9th... and unfortunately, he had to bear the brunt of Peoria's assault. He allowed 5 runs (3 inherited runners charged to him) on 2 hits and walked 2 while failing to record an out. Ralph Garza Jr. took ownership of the 9th, and he allowed a run of his own on 2 hits and struck out 1.

Matt Bower will start game 2 of this series. He'll face Juan Perez at 7:00.

Tri-City was off

The ValleyCats will start a 3-game series in Connecticut tonight at 7:00 Eastern. Austin Nicely will face Locke St. John.

Greeneville 5, Princeton 3

W- Salvador Montaño (1-1)
L- Orlando Romero (1-2)
S- Nathan Thompson (1)

Greeneville home runs: Frankeny Fernandez (3, solo in 7th)

The Appy Astros took the series thanks to a 3-run 5th inning that put them in control of this game.

Greeneville got 3 innings out of Tyler Britton, Salvador Montaño, and Nathan Thompson; none of them issued a walk. Britton was first, and he allowed 2 hits and struck out 6. Montaño's 3 innings were perfect, and he struck out 4. Thompson allowed a solo home run to Adrian Rondon in the 9th, three other hits, and struck out 4.

The Appy Astros' three 5th-inning runs all came with two outs. Chaz Pal put them on the board with an RBI single, and Miguelangel Sierra followed with a 2-run single. Frankeny Fernandez clubbed a solo home run in the 7th, and Reiny Beltre added an RBI single in the 8th. Sierra (2 RBI, 2 SB), Fernandez (solo HR, 2 R), and Pal (RBI, R) all finished with two hits in the game. Sierra's two stolen bases give him 6 on the season.

Greeneville will begin a 3-game series in Bluefield tonight at 7:05 Eastern. Jorge Alcala will take on Osman Gutierrez.

GCL Marlins 11, GCL Astros 0

W- Humberto Mejia (2-1)
L- César Rosado (2-1)

GCL home runs: None.

This was one of those games where absolutely nothing went right for the Kissimmee Stros.

Brody Westmoreland had the only hit, and Cristopher Luciano reached by drawing a walk. They were the only two men to reach base in this game.

Juan Robles was the lone bright spot for the Kissimmee Stros; the fourth pitcher to appear, he walked 1 and struck out 6 over 3 scoreless innings.

DSL Astros Blue 6, DSL Phillies 2

W- Javier Navas (2-1)
L- Ludovico Coveri (0-1)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team took the lead in the 7th, only to see the Phillies score 2 in the top of the 8th to take a 3-2 lead. They mounted a reponse, though, and were able to regain control.

Nestor Tejada ripped an RBI double in the 6th to put the Blue team on the board. In the 7th, Samir Caraballo laid down a sacrifice bunt that allowed Ronny Jimenez to score. Tejada singled to lead off the 8th, and César Cortez joined him on the bases by drawing a walk. They both advanced on a groundout, and Jimenez was intentionally walked to load the bases. Angel De Leon burned the Phillies for that by smacking a bases-clearing triple. Carlos Canelon brought him home with a single.

Juan Corniel went 6 innings and allowed an unearned run on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Javier Navas pitched 3 innings and allowed 2 unearned runs on 2 hits and walked 1.

DSL Phillies2 4, DSL Astros Orange 1

W- Rafael Carvajal (1-0)
L- Junior Garcia (0-1)
S- Luis Ramirez (9)

Orange home runs: None.

The Astros and Phillies' DSL squads split their meetings.

Ramiro Rodriguez scored the Orange team's only run on a wild pitch in the 6th inning.

Junior Garcia went 3 innings and allowed 3 runs on 9 hits and struck out 4. Asael Uribe allowed a run on 2 hits and walked 3 in 2 innings, and Yohan Ramirez allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 1 in 3 innings.

Wednesday's Stars

Juan Corniel, RHP, DSL Astros Blue: 6 IP, 2 H, unearned run, 2 BB, 2 K

Francis Martes, RHP, Corpus Christi
W (6-4), 7 IP, H, 2 BB, 9 K

Osvaldo Duarte, UTIL, Lancaster
2-5, 2-R HR (1, 5 season), 2 R, SB (1, 16 season)

Johnny Sewald, OF, Lancaster
2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB (16, 32 season)

Yoanys Quiala, RHP, Quad Cities
8 IP (career-high), 5 H (2-R HR), 2 ER, 4 K

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Juan Robles, RHP, GCL Astros
3 IP, BB, 6 K

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Salvador Montaño, LHP, Greeneville
W (1-1), 3 IP, 4 K

Photo by Bryan Green
Miguelangel Sierra, SS, Greeneville
2-3, 2 RBI, 2 SB (6)

Photo by Bryan Green
Frankeny Fernandez, OF, Greeneville
2-4, solo HR (3), 2 R

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