Monday, August 1, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, 2016

The weekend that was in the Houston Astros minor league system. Since this edition of the recaps will cover two days, it will not be as super-detailed as it usually is.

Fresno

The Grizzlies split the first two games in their series with Reno, winning 10-4 on Saturday and losing 12-7 on Sunday. The Grizzlies took Saturday's game thanks to an 8-run 9th inning. On Sunday, however, the Aces turned the tables on them by scoring 6 in the bottom of the 7th to turn a 7-4 Fresno lead into a 10-7 Reno lead. Reno tacked on two more runs in the 8th inning.

Fresno and Reno will continue their series tonight at 7:05 Pacific. Edison Frias will take on Anthony Banda.

Saturday: W 10-4 @ Reno

Teoscar Hernandez: 3-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R; finished HR shy of cycle
A.J. Reed: 2-5, 2 RBI, R
Chan-Jong Moon: 3-5, RBI, R

Jordan Jankowski: 3.2 IP, 6 H (solo HR allowed), 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Brendan McCurry: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 3 K
Jandel Gustave: W (2-2), 2 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 K
Josh Fields: IP, 2 K

Sunday: L 12-7 @ Reno

Colin Moran: 2-5, 2-R HR (6), 3 RBI, 2 R, SB (3)
Teoscar Hernandez: 1-4, 2 RBI
Max Stassi: 2-5, 2B, RBI, R
All players in lineup recorded a hit in this game.

César Valdez: 6 IP, 10 H (solo HR allowed), 6 ER (1 inherited runner charged to him), 4 K
Reymin Guduan: L (0-3, 1-3 season), 0.1 IP, 3 H, 4 ER (3 inherited runners charged to him), BB, K
Chris Cotton: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 2 K

Corpus Christi

The Hooks lost both of their games over the weekend and ended up dropping 3 of 4 to Midland. They lost 8-5 on Saturday and fell 4-2 on Sunday.

Corpus will begin a 3-game series with San Antonio tonight at 7:05. Trent Thornton will make his first start at Whataburger Field, and he'll take on Tim Berry.

Saturday: L 8-5 vs. Midland

Conrad Gregor: 2-4, 3-R HR (6), 4 RBI
Danry Vásquez: 2-4, 3B, RBI, 2 R
Nick Tanielu: 1-3, 2B, 2 R

Kent Emanuel: L (3-1), 5.1 IP, 6 H (2 2-R HR allowed), 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Kyle Smith: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
Michael Freeman: IP; 2 popouts, 1 lineout

Sunday: L 4-2 vs. Midland

Alejandro Garcia: 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI

Cy Sneed: 6.2 IP, 8 H (2-R HR allowed), 2 ER, BB, 4 K
Albert Minnis: L (2-1), 2.1 IP, 4 H (solo HR allowed), 2 ER, 2 K

Lancaster

The JetHawks split their two games with Bakersfield over the weekend, but they ended up taking 3 of 4 from the Blaze. They won 5-3 on Saturday and lost 7-3 on Sunday.

Lancaster will start a 3-game series with Lake Elsinore tonight at 6:35 Pacific. Josh James will face Brett Kennedy.

Saturday: W 5-3 @ Bakersfield

Bryan Muñiz: 3-4, RBI, 2 R
Trent Woodward: 2-4, 2B, R
Jason Martin: 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Johnny Sewald: 1-2, R, 2 SB (18, 34 season)

Akeem Bostick: 4 IP, H, unearned run, 5 BB, 8 K
Kevin McCanna: W (1-1, 3-4 season) 4.1 IP, 3 H, 2 unearned runs (1 inherited runner charged to him), 6 K
Kevin Comer: Save (3), 0.2 IP; 2 flyball outs

Sunday: L 7-3 @ Bakersfield

Drew Ferguson: 1-4, 3-R HR (9)

Jose Luis Hernandez: L (0-2, 3-4 season), 5 IP, 8 H (2-R HR allowed), BB, 6 K
Andrew Thome: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, K

Quad Cities

Quad Cities won a pair of one-run games in Beloit over the weekend to take a 2-0 lead in their series with the Snappers. Franklin Perez will face Zack Erwin in game 3 of this series. First pitch is at 7:00.

Saturday: W 2-1 @ Beloit

Pat Porter: Go-ahead solo HR (7) in 7th inning
Anthony Hermelyn: 2-4, R
Christian Correa: 1-4, RBI
Stephen Wrenn: 2-4, SB (1, 9 season)

Framber Valdez: 5 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Chris Murphy: W (5-6), 4 IP, H, BB, 5 K

Sunday: W 3-2 (11 innings) @ Beloit

Myles Straw: 4-5, R, SB (14)
Kristian Trompiz: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Bobby Wernes: 1-5, 2B, RBI

Hector Perez: 5.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 BB, 7 K
Juan Carlos Santos: 2.1 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 4 K
Ralph Garza Jr.: W (5-4), 3 IP, 3 K

Tri-City

The ValleyCats lost the rubber game of their series with Connecticut by a score of 8-2. They were originally supposed to begin a series with Lowell on Sunday, but it was rained out, and so, they'll start this series with a doubleheader beginning at 4:30 Eastern.

Saturday: L 8-2 @ Connecticut

Brauly Mejia: 2-4, 2B, RBI
Tyler Wolfe: 0-3, RBI
Taylor Jones: 1-4, 2B, R

Edgardo Sandoval: L (0-2, 0-3 season), 3.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, BB, 6 K
Howie Brey: 1.2 IP, 2 BB
Makay Nelson: 3 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 K

Greeneville

The Appy Astros took 2 of 3 from Bluefield on Saturday, using a 6-run 8th inning to spur them on to an 8-5 victory. They began a new series in Kingsport on Sunday and dropped the opener by that same score. Tonight, Salvador Montaño will take on Adonis Uceta. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

Saturday: W 8-5 @ Bluefield

Bryan De La Cruz: 2-2, 3-R HR (3), 4 RBI, 2 R
Jonathan Arauz: 1-4, 2 RBI
Ruben Castro: 2-4, 2B, RBI

Carlos Hiraldo: 2 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Luis Ramirez: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 K
Carlos Sanabria: W (1-2), 4.2 IP, H, 5 K

Sunday: L 8-5 @ Kingsport

Jonathan Arauz: 3-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Frankeny Fernandez: 1-4, 2 R, 2 SB (7)
Connor MacDonald: 1-5, 2-R HR (4)
Abraham Toro: 2-4, R

Diogenes Almengo: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 4 K
Lucas Williams: IP, H, unearned run
Patrick Sandoval: L (1-2), 2.1 IP, 4 H, 5 ER (3 inherited runners charged to him), 3 BB, 2 K
Reggie Johnson: 0.2 IP, H, K

GCL Astros

The Kissimmee Stros lost 5-0 to the Nationals on Saturday in Yulieski Gurriel's U.S. debut. Gurriel went 0-3 with 2 strikeouts. Andy Piñeda and Joan Mauricio both went 2-4.

Brian Holmes allowed 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 4 innings. Forrest Whitley got knocked around in his 1.1 innings, allowing 4 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 4 hits, walking 1, and fanning 2. Carson LaRue pitched 1.2 innings and allowed a run of his own on 3 hits and struck out 1. Manuel Gonzalez allowed a hit and struck out 1 over the final 2 innings.

On Sunday, they lost 6-2 to the Mets. Brody Westmoreland hit a solo homer, his 2nd of the season. Jorge Guzman went 4 innings and allowed an unearned run, a hit, and struck out 5.

DSL Astros Blue

The Blue team topped the Red Sox 4-2 on Saturday. Ronny Jimenez went 2-4 with a triple, RBI, and scored a run. Anibal Sierra finished 1-3 and scored 2 runs.

Ronel Blanco got the win; he allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6 over 3 scoreless innings.

DSL Astros Orange

The Orange team jumped out to a 5-0 lead and beat the Mets 2 7-4. Samir Caraballo and Darlin Figueroa both scored 2 runs, while Anthony Rodriguez drove in 2.

Francisco Villegas allowed 2 unearned runs on 2 hits and struck out 3. Gerardo Bojorquez allowed 2 runs on 8 hits and struck out 1.

Saturday's Stars

Teoscar Hernandez, OF, Fresno
3-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R

Conrad Gregor, 1B, Corpus Christi
2-4, 3-R HR (6), 4 RBI

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

Photo by Bryan Green
Bryan De La Cruz, OF, Greeneville
2-2, 3-R HR (3), 4 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB

Photo by Bryan Green
Carlos Sanabria, RHP, Greeneville
W (1-2), 4.2 IP, H, 5 K

Sunday's Stars

Photo by Bryan Green
Jonathan Arauz, IF, Greeneville
3-3, 2B, 2 RBI

Photo by Bryan Green
Jorge Guzman, RHP, GCL Astros
4 IP, H, unearned run, 5 K

Colin Moran, 3B, Fresno
2-5, 2-R HR (6), 3 RBI, 2 R, SB (3)

Ralph Garza Jr., RHP, Quad Cities
W (5-4), 3 IP, 3 K

Hector Perez, RHP, Quad Cities
5.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 BB, 7 K

Myles Straw, OF, Quad Cities
4-5, R, SB (14)

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