Monday, August 22, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Sunday, August 21, 2016

Albuquerque 4, Fresno 3

W- Shane Carle (5-8)
L- Evan Grills (0-1, 8-7 season)
S- Simon Castro (8)

Fresno home runs: Jon Kemmer (17, solo in 1st)

The Grizzlies mounted a 9th-inning rally that fell just short.

Jon Kemmer opened up the scoring by launching a solo home run in the 1st inning. This was Fresno's only run until the 9th inning.

Jon Singleton and D.J. Fisher got the rally started with singles, and then Andrew Aplin hit an RBI single with one out in the inning. Jack Mayfield added a sac fly to bring the Grizz to within one, but that was as close as they could get. Singleton, Fisher, and Colin Moran all had 2 hits in the game.

In his PCL debut, Evan Grills went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs that came off a couple of two-run homers. He allowed 6 other hits and struck out 2. Jandel Gustave, Kevin Chapman, and Jordan Jankowski all pitched a scoreless inning; Gustave and Chapman recorded a strikeout as they retired the side in order in the 6th and 7th, respectively, and Jankowski allowed 2 hits in the 8th.

In game 3 of this series, Keegan Yuhl will face Kyle Freeland. First pitch is at 6:35 Mountain.

Corpus Christi 1, Arkansas 0

W- Rogelio Armenteros (1-0, 7-6 season)
L- Zach Nuding (1-2)
S- Eric Peterson (3, 5 season)

CC home runs: Garrett Stubbs (4, 10 season; solo in 1st)

The Hooks finished 4-2 on their final tour of Arkansas this season after taking 2 of 3 from the Travs.

Garrett Stubbs finished 4-4, and his solo home run in the 1st inning was the only run of the game. J.D. Davis and Ramon Laureano had 2 hits apiece.

Rogelio Armenteros was a winner in his Texas League debut; he allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 over 7 shutout innings. Eric Peterson closed it out by striking out 2 over 2 perfect frames.

After a day off, the Hooks will start a series with Midland on Tuesday.

Lancaster 8, Lake Elsinore 5

W- Albert Abreu (1-0, 3-8 season)
L- Zech Lemond (6-5)
S- Kevin McCanna (1, 2 season)

Lancaster home runs: None.

The JetHawks took the game and the series thanks to a 5-run 8th inning that swung the momentum in their favor.

Dean Deetz pitched 3 innings and allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits (2-run homer), walked 2, and struck out 7. Andrew Thome was the first man out of the Lancaster bullpen, and he allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in 2 innings. Albert Abreu came on to make his Lancaster debut, and he wound up throwing 3 scoreless, allowing a hit, walking 1, and striking out 3. Kevin McCanna allowed a hit and struck out 2 in a scoreless 9th to get the save.

Keach Ballard opened the scoring with a 2-run double in the 2nd inning and drove in another run with an RBI single in the 6th. Ballard walked to lead off the 8th, and Myles Straw joined him on the bases after hitting a single. They both advanced a base on a passed ball, and then a wild pitch allowed Ballard to score. Johnny Sewald, who was at the plate when all of that occurred, followed with an RBI single. Osvaldo Duarte popped out on a bunt attempt, but Kyle Tucker came through by ripping an RBI triple; he would score on a Trent Woodward sac fly. Jamie Ritchie, who walked and advanced to 2nd on the sacrifice fly, scored the final run of the evening on an error that allowed Jason Martin to reach.

Ballard finished 3-4 on the evening, while Sewald and Tucker both had 2 hits and stole a base. Sewald has 21 steals with Lancaster and 37 on the year, while Tucker, who stole his first in the California League, has 32 on the season. Jason Martin was 1-2 with 3 walks and 2 stolen bases (19).

The JetHawks are off today; they'll begin a 3-game series with High Desert at The Hangar tomorrow.

Kane County 9, Quad Cities 3

W- Carlos Hernandez (7-9)
L- Yoanys Quiala (2-10)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos ended up getting buried by a 6-run 6th inning that turned a 3-0 game into a laugher. They did manage to pull three runs back, but the damage was too significant.

3 of the River Bandits' 4 hits in the game came in the 6th, and they resulted in 3 runs. Stephen Wrenn ripped an RBI triple, Spencer Johnson laced an RBI double, and Pat Porter hit an RBI single.

Yoanys Quiala pitched 5+ innings and allowed 8 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 10 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 4. Chris Murphy and Adam Whitt pitched 2 innings apiece out of the bullpen; Murphy allowed a run on 3 hits (2-run homer) and struck out 4, while Whitt allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1.

Franklin Perez will get the start as the Banditos begin a new series in Cedar Rapids. He'll take on Brady Anderson at 6:35.

Tri-City and Hudson Valley was postponed

Due to rain. A doubleheader is scheduled for tonight with game 1 starting at 5:00 Eastern. Sebastian Kessay and Makay Nelson will start for Tri-City.

Burlington 10, Greeneville 1

W- Geoffrey Bramblett (5-1)
L- Jorge Guzman (0-3, 1-4 season)

Greeneville home runs: None.

Forgettable Sunday for the Appy Astros.

Jonathan Matute spoiled the shutout in the 8th when he scored on a wild pitch.

Jorge Guzman went 3.1 innings and allowed 6 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 6 hits (2-run homer), walked 2, and struck out 4. Lucas Williams went 1.2 innings and allowed 4 runs on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2, and Carlos Sanabria struck out 2 over 3 perfect innings.

Diogenes Almengo will get the start as Greeneville looks to avoid the sweep. He'll face Travis Eckert at 7:00 Eastern.

GCL Astros 6, GCL Marlins 5 in 10 innings

W- Manuel Gonzalez (1-1)
L- Obed Diaz (0-1)

GCL home runs: None.

The Kissimmee Stros jumped out to a 4-0 lead, saw it vanish, then pulled themselves together to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th on their way to a walk-off win.

Enoli Paredes went 3.2 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7. Leovanny Rodriguez was the first man out; he allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1 in 4.1 innings. Manuel Gonzalez allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 over 2 innings.

Andy Piñeda walked to lead off the 1st inning. An errant pickoff throw allowed him to advance all the way to 3rd, and he scored the first run of the day on a balk. Wilson Amador, who also walked, advanced to 2nd on a passed ball and scored on a Wander Franco single, and Gilberto Celestino ripped an RBI double. Piñeda scored on a passed ball in the 2nd inning. L.P. Pelletier tied the game with an RBI single in the bottom of the 9th, and Jose Benjamin was the hero, coming through with an RBI single in the 10th to win it for the GCL squad.

Piñeda (2 R, SB [16]), Benjamin (2B, RBI), and Celestino (2B, RBI, R) all finished with 2 hits on the day.

Sunday's Stars

Jose Benjamin, OF, GCL Astros: 2-5, 2B, walk-off RBI single in 10th inning

Garrett Stubbs, C, Corpus Christi
4-4, solo HR (4, 10 season)

Rogelio Armenteros and Eric Peterson, RHPs, Corpus Christi
Armenteros: W (1-0, 7-6 season), 7 IP, 4 H, BB, 3 K
Peterson: Save (3, 5 season), 2 IP, 2 K

Keach Ballard, IF, Lancaster
3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, R

Albert Abreu, RHP, Lancaster
W (1-0, 3-8 season), 3 IP, H, BB, 3 K

Photo by Bryan Green
Carlos Sanabria, RHP, Greeneville
3 IP, 2 K

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