Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Tuesday, August 9, 2016

El Paso 5, Fresno 1

W- Jason Jester (1-2)
L- Keegan Yuhl (0-1, 8-4 season)
S- Rafael De Paula (1)

Fresno home runs: D.J. Fisher (1, 17 season; solo in 6th)

The Grizzlies' bats were silenced on Tuesday. 

D.J. Fisher whacked a solo home run in the 6th that constituted Fresno's only scoring play; it was also their only extra-base hit of the game.

Keegan Yuhl went 6 innings and allowed 4 tuns on 7 hits (2-run homer) and struck out 9. Aaron West allowed a run on 2 hits and struck out 1 over the final 2 innings.

Brady Rodgers will start the series finale. He'll face Carlos Pimentel at 7:05 Mountain.

Northwest Arkansas 4, Corpus Christi 1

W- Yender Caramo (3-6)
L- Evan Grills (4-5, 7-6 season)
S- Mark Peterson (8)

Both teams had 8 hits in this game, but the Naturals won in the column that matters most.

Nick Tanielu finished 2-4 and scored on a double play in the 7th inning. This was the only run that Corpus could get out of a bases-loaded, no out situation in the inning. J.D. Davis also went 2-4 at the plate. Yulieski Gurriel went 0-3 in his first game with the Hooks.

Evan Grills allowed 4 runs on 5 hits (3-run homer), walked 2, and struck out 5 over 6 innings. Kyle Smith tagged in to throw 3 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits, walking 1, and striking out 3.

In game 2 of this series, Kent Emanuel will face Ashton Goudeau. First pitch is at 7:05.

Lancaster 8, Inland Empire 1

W- Josh James (9-3)
L- Jeremy Rhoades (4-11)

Lancaster home runs: None.

The JetHawks seized control of this game with a 5-run 3rd inning. 

Josh James shook off a 1st-inning run and ended up throwing 6 solid innings. He allowed 7 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5. Elieser Hernandez threw a 1-2-3 7th, striking out 1, and Ralph Garza Jr. walked 2 and struck out 2 over the final 2 innings.

All 5 of Lancaster's runs in the 3rd inning came with two outs; they strung together 6 hits in a row. Keach Ballard and Bobby Boyd kept the inning alive with singles, and then Osvaldo Duarte followed with an RBI double to put them on the board. One batter later, Drew Ferguson smacked a 2-run double. Bryan Muñiz added an RBI single, and Jason Martin capped off the scoring in the inning with an RBI triple. Martin added an RBI single to his ledger in the 5th, and Jamie Ritchie drove in the final two runs of the evening with a double later in the inning.

Duarte (2B, RBI, 2 R), Ferguson (2 2B, 2 RBI, R), Muñiz (RBI, 2 R), Martin (3B, 2 RBI, R), and Ballard all finished with 2 hits in the game. 

Rogelio Armenteros will start game 2 of this series. He'll face Garrett Nuss at 7:05 Pacific.

Quad Cities 6, Burlington 2

W- Agapito Barrios (1-0, 1-2 season)
L- Jaime Barria (8-6)

QC home runs: Stephen Wrenn (1, 10 season; solo in 1st), Randy César (3, 4 season; solo in 5th)

A big 2nd inning gave the Banditos the momentum in this game.

Agapito Barrios turned in 6.2 fine innings; the one run he allowed came on a solo homer hit by Matt Thaiss in the 1st inning. Barrios allowed 3 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Chris Murphy allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 over the final 2.1 innings.

Both teams hit solo home runs in the 1st; Stephen Wrenn responded to Thaiss' solo homer by launching one of his own. Kristian Trompiz led off the 2nd with a double and advanced to 3rd on a Hector Roa single. After Anthony Hermelyn drew a walk to load the bases, Arturo Michelena followed with a 2-run double. Myles Straw added an RBI single, and Wrenn added an RBI groundout to his ledger. Randy César smacked a solo homer in the 5th for the final Quad Cities run. Trompiz and Straw both finished 2-4.

Quad Cities has today off; they'll begin a 4-game series in Peoria tomorrow.

Lowell 8, Tri-City 6

W- Dioscar Romero (4-2)
L- Abdiel Saldaña (0-1, 1-1 season)
TC home runs: Spencer Johnson (6, 8 season; 2-run in 2nd)

The Spinners scored 3 in the 8th inning to take the lead, and the first game of this massive series.

Spencer Johnson hit a 2-run home run for the third consecutive game; this one put Tri-City on the board in the 2nd inning. He and Ronnie Dawson hit RBI singles in the 4th inning. Marcos Almonte ripped an RBI double in the 7th and scored on a single from Tyler Wolfe. Johnson finished 3-4 on the evening, and Taylor Jones went 2-3 with a double and 2 runs scored.

Sebastian Kessay and Abdiel Saldaña both went 3.2 innings. Kessay allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits, walked 5, and struck out 5, while Saldaña allowed 2 runs (both inherited runners charged to him) on 3 hits and fanned 2. Nick Hernandez got the final two outs of the 8th, but not before allowing 3 runs in the inning. He allowed both of Saldaña's runners to score and one of his own on 2 hits and struck out 1.

In game 2, Edgardo Sandoval will face Kevin Steen. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

Pulaski 2, Greeneville 1 in 13 innings

W- Phillip Diehl (2-0)
L- Reggie Johnson (2-2)

Greeneville home runs: None.

All of the scoring was done in one inning. Unfortunately for the Appy Astros, Pulaski managed to score one more run than they could.

After 24 zeroes were posted on the scoreboard, Luis Payano broke the tie by scoring on an error in the top of the 13th. Ray Henderson, who was credited with an RBI on the play, finished 2-7 with a double. Greeneville could not convert on a bases-loaded, one out situation in the 13th. Troy Sieber, Carlos Machado, and Reiny Beltre had 2 hits apiece.

Cristian Javier allowed 2 hits, walked 4, and struck out 8 over 5 shutout innings. Ben Smith and Devon Carr followed with 3 scoreless innings apiece out of the bullpen; Smith allowed a hit, walked 3, and struck out 5, while Carr allowed 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 4. Reggie Johnson threw a 1-2-3 12th inning, but the Yankees got to him in the 13th for the winning run. Johnson allowed Pulaski's two runs on 4 hits in 1.2 innings.

Jorge Guzman will be on the mound as the Appy Astros get set to start a 3-game series with Johnson City. He'll take on David Oca at 7:00 Eastern.

GCL Nationals 5, GCL Astros 3 in 10 innings

W- Nick Conner (1-0)
L- Dariel Aquino (1-2)

GCL home runs: None.

The Kissimmee Stros fought back to tie the game and force extras..... only to see the Nationals re-take the lead in the first extra frame. 

In the 7th, Joan Mauricio laid down a sacrifice bunt, and on the errant throw, Jose Benjamin scored. Later in the 7th, Wilson Amador added a sac fly. Benjamin finished 2-3 and hit an RBI single in the 8th. 

David Paulino went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5. Bryan Abreu tagged in for 4 innings and allowed a run on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. Dariel Aquino pitched the 10th and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and walked 1.

DSL Astros Blue 11, DSL Marlins 6

W- Johsson Arias (3-0)
L- Edison Suriel (1-6)
S- Yonatan Quintin (1)

Blue home runs: Norberto Castellanos (1, 2-run in 6th)

The Blue team scored 11 runs despite only getting 5 hits in this game. 

Nicolás Miranda opened the scoring with an RBI groundout in the 1st inning. Alvaro Alvarez drew a walk in the 5th and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Enmanuel Valdez ripped a 2-run triple and then scored on a wild pitch. Nestor Tejada, who was at the plate at the time, followed with an RBI triple. Norberto Castellanos whacked a 2-run homer in the 6th, Alvarez and Ronny Rafael drew bases-loaded walks in the 7th, and Alfredo Angarita scored the final run of the day on a wild pitch.

Jheyson Caraballo allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 4 innings. Johsson Arias went 2.2 innings and allowed 6 runs on 5 hits, walked 4, and fanned 1. Yonatan Quintin walked 1 and struck out 2 in 2.1 innings.

DSL Astros Orange 2, DSL Phillies2 1

W- Yohan Ramirez (1-0)
L- Victor Sobil (0-1)
S- Cristofer Melendez (2)

Orange home runs: None.

The Phillies scored a run in the 9th, but the Orange team was able to hold them off.

Jose Abel Hernandez broke a scoreless tie in the 6th with a sac fly, and Renaigel Martis ripped an RBI triple in the 8th. 

Yohan Ramirez allowed 3 hits and struck out 1 over 5 shutout innings, and Cristofer Melendez allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5 over the final 4 innings.

Tuesday's Stars

Yohan Ramirez, RHP, DSL Astros Orange: W (1-0), 5 IP, 3 H, K
Enmanuel Valdez, IF, DSL Astros Blue: 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R

Spencer Johnson, OF/1B, Tri-City
3-4, 2-R HR (6, 8 season), 3 RBI

Agapito Barrios, RHP, Quad Cities
W (1-0, 1-2 season), 6.2 IP, 4 H (solo HR), ER, BB, 3 K 

Drew Ferguson, OF, Lancaster
2-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

Josh James, RHP, Lancaster
6 IP, 7 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Kyle Smith, RHP, Corpus Christi
3 IP, 3 H, BB, 3 K

Photo by Bryan Green
Cristian Javier, RHP, Greeneville
5 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 8 K

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