Friday, July 8, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fresno 14, Reno 0

W- Mike Hauschild (7-7)
L- John Omahen (0-1)

Fresno home runs: Alex Bregman (5, 19 season; solo in 1st), Tyler White (5, 2-run in 3rd), Preston Tucker (8, solo in 8th)

The Grizzlies opened up a new series by dominating the Aces in all facets of the game. They led 4-0 after the 5th, but they turned this one into a laugher in the late innings.

Mike Hauschild and Reymin Guduan combined on a 2-hitter; Hauschild pitched 8 innings and allowed those 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 9, and Guduan struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th inning.

Everyone in the Fresno lineup recorded a hit and scored a run. Alex Bregman continues to be good at baseball, and Preston Tucker and Tyler White seem to have found themselves at the plate once again after a tough start to their seasons in Houston.



In game 2 of this series, Tommy Shirley will face Edwin Escobar. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 4, Springfield 3

W- Scott Weathersby (1-0, 3-4 season)
L- Justin Wright (0-1)
S- Ryan Thompson (1, 3 season)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks broke a 2-2 tie with a couple of runs in the 9th inning that came off a couple of miscues from the Cardinals.

Prior to that 9th inning, Corpus Christi's only scoring play was a 2-run double from Garrett Stubbs in the 2nd.

Danry Vásquez doubled to lead off the 9th inning, and Chase McDonald joined him on the bases by drawing a walk. Stubbs grounded into a force out that erased McDonald, but an errant throw from Cardinals SS Juan Herrera allowed Danry to score the go-ahead run, and Stubbs advanced to 2nd base. Stubbs advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch and scored on an RBI single from Alejandro Garcia. Danry finished 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored, while Stubbs went 2-4.

Francis Martes went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7. Scott Weathersby got the win in his Texas League debut, allowing a hit and striking out 3 over 2 scoreless innings. Ryan Thompson allowed an unearned run on 2 hits in the 9th, but he was able to secure the victory.

The Hooks will look for the sweep tonight as Evan Grills gets the start. He'll face Daniel Poncedeleon at 7:10.

Lancaster 9, Visalia 6

W- Trent Thornton (5-4)
L- Brad Keller (6-6)
S- Ryan Deemes (4, 5 season)

Lancaster home runs: Jamie Ritchie (5, 3-run in 2nd)

The JetHawks took the series as they built up an 8-1 lead and withstood a charge from the Rawhide.

Jamie Ritchie's 3-run home run in the 2nd inning put Lancaster on the board first. In the 3rd, Keach Ballard hit a 2-run single. Drew Ferguson hit a sac fly in the 5th, and the JetHawks scored 2 in the 6th on a pair of RBI singles from Bobby Boyd and Jason Martin. Ferguson drove in the final run of the evening with a bases-loaded walk in the 8th. Everyone in the JetHawks lineup had a hit; Martin led the way in that category by going 3-5. He also stole his 11th base of the season. Ritchie and Aaron Mizell had 2 hits apiece, and Ramon Laureano stole 2 bases, giving him 31 on the season.

Trent Thornton allowed 4 runs on 9 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6 in 6.2 innings. Gonzalo Sañudo recorded the final out of the 7th and the first out of the 8th and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and walked 1. Ryan Deemes successfully extracted Sañudo from the jam without incurring any further damage, and he proceeded to throw 1.2 perfect innings, striking out 2.

Rogelio Armenteros will start the first of a 4-game series with Inland Empire tonight at 7:05 Pacific. He will go up against Jake Jewell.

Quad Cities 5, Beloit 4

W- Adam Whitt (3-2)
L- Tyler Willman (0-1)

QC home runs; None.

The Snappers scored 2 in the top of the 8th to take a 4-3 lead, but the Banditos rallied with 2 runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning to take the win and the series.

Quad Cities took the lead with a 3-run 4th inning: Kyle Tucker put them on the board with an RBI double, Arturo Michelena scored on a passed ball, and Anthony Hermelyn added a sacrifice fly.

Hector Roa singled to lead off the 8th, and Myles Straw came in to pinch-run for him. Kristian Trompiz followed with a single, but two consecutive outs following the hits put the River Bandits' rally in jeopardy. However, Arturo Michelena came through with a 2-run single that wound up becoming the game-winning hit. Michelena went 2-4 and was the only player in the Quad Cities lineup with more than one hit.

Matt Bower went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. Makay Nelson was the first man out of the Banditos bullpen; he went 2.2 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Adam Whitt walked 1 over 1.1 scoreless and got the victory.

The River Bandits will begin a 4-game series with Clinton tonight at 7:00. In game 1, Franklin Perez will face Nick Neidert.

Tri-City was off


The ValleyCats will begin a 3-game series tonight against West Virginia at 7:05 Eastern. I originally thought that they were playing on Thursday; I sincerely regret the error.

Greeneville 7, Burlington 6

W- Josue Uribe (1-0)
L- Michael Silva (0-1)

Greeneville home runs: Ray Henderson (2, solo in 6th)

The Royals got the jump once play resumed, but the Appy Astros stormed back and walked off with a victory.

Connor MacDonald put Greeneville on the board with an RBI groundout in the 2nd inning, and Ray Henderson led off the 6th with a home run. Business really began to pick up in the bottom of the 8th.

Miguelangel Sierra smacked a triple to lead off the inning and trotted home on a Jonathan Arauz single. Henderson, Frankeny Fernandez, and Bryan De La Cruz all followed by drawing walks. MacDonald hit a sac fly, and Fernandez scored the tying run on an error. Henderson won it in the 9th with a sac fly.

Abdiel Saldaña pitched 1+ inning on Wednesday and allowed 2 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Ricardo Castro took the mound once the game restarted, and he went 2.2 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits, walking 2, and striking out 4. Angelo Serrano followed with 3 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits, walking 1, and striking out 4. Reggie Johnson allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in 1.1 innings, and Josue Uribe allowed a hit and struck out 1 in a scoreless 9th.

Burlington 13, Greeneville 3

W- Geoffrey Bramblett (2-0)
L- Ben Smith (0-1, 0-2 season)

Greeneville home runs: Miguelangel Sierra (5, solo in 1st), Justin Garcia (1, 2-run in 7th)

The Appy Astros settled for the split on Thursday as got smacked in the regularly scheduled game.

All 3 of their runs scored on home runs; Miguelangel Sierra homered to lead off the 1st, and Justin Garcia whacked a 2-run homer in the 7th.

Ben Smith, Salvador Montaño, and Lucas Williams all pitched 2 innings; Smith allowed 5 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 4. Montaño was the first man out of the Greeneville bullpen and allowed 2 unearned runs, an RBI single, walked 2, and struck out 1. Williams allowed 6 runs on 6 hits and struck out 1. Colin McKee struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 7th.

In the series finale, Carlos Sanabria will take on Travis Eckert. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

GCL Astros 2, GCL Marlins 0

W- Cristian Javier (2-0)
L- Joel Effertz (0-1)
S- Dariel Aquino (2)

GCL home runs: None.

3 Kissimmee Stros pitchers combined on a shutout in this one.

Jorge Guzman allowed a hit, walked 1, and fanned 6 over 3 innings. Cristian Javier tagged in to throw 5 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and striking out 4, and Dariel Aquino struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 9th inning.

Oscar Campos opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 2nd, and Wilson Amador added an RBI groundout in the 7th. Joan Mauricio (3B, R, SB [2]) and Reiny Beltre (2B) had 2 hits apiece in this game.

From June 21: DSL Dodgers2 4, DSL Astros Blue 3

W- Luis Pasen (1-0)
L- Juan Cuevas (4-2)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team walked off with a loss in a game that began a couple of weeks ago.

Orlando Marquez opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 4th, and Ronny Jimenez hit an RBI single of his own in the 5th inning. César Cortez scored on a passed ball in the 6th inning. Cortez and Nicolás Miranda had 2 hits apiece.

Juan Corniel struck out 4 over 4 perfect innings. Robert Corniel went 4 innings and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits (2-run homer) and struck out 4. Juan Cuevas faced 3 batters in the 9th and failed to retire any of them; the first two singled and the third laid down a sacrifice bunt. On the sac bunt, Cuevas committed an error that allowed the winning run to score.

DSL Dodgers2 3, DSL Astros Blue 2

W- Andres Urbina (1-1)
L- Yeremi Ceballos (1-1)

Blue home runs: None.

In the regularly scheduled game, the Blue team also walked off with a loss.

Their 2 runs both came in the 1st, as Ronny Jimenez scored on passed ball and Angel Tejeda hit an RBI single.

Edwin Fidel allowed a run on a bases-loaded walk, a single, walked 2, and struck out 4 in 1.2 innings. Yulian Frontado got him out of the jam without allowing any more runs. In 3.1 innings, Frontado allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Maikel Sepulveda allowed an unearned run on a passed ball, a single, walked 1, and struck out 1 in the 6th, and the winning run scored on a single with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th against Yeremi Ceballos; it was unearned. Ceballos walked 1 and struck out 1.

DSL Red Sox2 7, DSL Astros Orange 2

W- Roberto Medina (1-0)
L- Gerardo Bojorquez (0-3)

Orange home runs: None.

The wheels fell off for the Orange team in the 9th.

Ronaldo Urdaneta hit an RBI single in the 4th and Kendy Moya ripped an RBI double in the 7th. Ramiro Rodriguez, Anthony Rodriguez, and Bernardo Heras all had 2 hits in the game.

Francisco Villegas and Gerardo Bojorquez both pitched 4 innings. Villegas allowed a run on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Bojorquez's first 3 innings went well, but it all unraveled on him in the 9th as he allowed 5 runs in the inning. In all, he allowed 6 runs (3 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4. Gabriel Pirela allowed a hit and struck out 2 in the 9th; a runner that he inherited from Bojorquez scored.

Thursday's Stars


Fresno Grizzlies: W 14-0 vs. Reno
All players in lineup recorded a hit and scored a run.
Mike Hauschild: W (7-7), 8 IP, 2 H, BB, 9 K
Reymin Guduan: IP, K
Alex Bregman: 2-6, solo HR (5, 19 season), 3 RBI
Preston Tucker: 4-6, 2 2B, solo HR (8), 4 R
Tyler White: 4-4, 2-R HR (5), 3 R

Photo by Bryan Green
Jorge Guzman (pictured), RHP, GCL Astros: 3 IP, H, BB, 6 K
Cristian Javier, RHP, GCL Astros: W (2-0), 5 IP, 4 H, 4 K
Dariel Aquino, RHP, GCL Astros: Save (2), IP, 2 K

Jamie Ritchie, C, Lancaster
2-4, 3-R HR (5)

Danry Vásquez, OF, Corpus Christi
3-4. 2 2B, 2 R

Arturo Michelena, IF, Quad Cities
2-4, go-ahead 2-RBI single in 8th, R

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