Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, August 22, 2016

Let's play two in Troy!

Albuquerque 7, Fresno 1

W- Kyle Freeland (5-2)
L- Keegan Yuhl (0-3, 8-6 season)

Fresno home runs: Tyler White (12, solo in 9th)

The Grizzlies have chosen a most inopportune time to go on a cold streak; with this loss, they have dropped 9 of their last 11 games.

Tyler White spoiled the shutout with a solo home run in the 9th inning. D.J. Fisher finished 2-4 with a double.

Keegan Yuhl went 5.2 innings and allowed 5 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 12 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and struck out 3. Aaron West allowed a hit and struck out 1 in 1.1 innings, and Chris Cotton allowed 2 runs on 3 hits in the 8th.

Fresno will look to avoid the sweep tonight as Brady Rodgers gets the start. He'll face German Marquez at 6:35 Mountain.

Corpus Christi was off

The Hooks are back home, and they'll start a 4-game series with Midland tonight at 7:05. Kent Emanuel will face Heath Fillmyer.

Lancaster was off

The JetHawks will start a 3-game series at The Hangar with High Desert at 6:35 Pacific.

Cedar Rapids 4, Quad Cities 1

W- Brady Anderson (3-0)
L- Franklin Perez (3-3)
S- Andrew Vasquez (1)

QC home runs: None.

Both teams had 6 hits, but a couple of Quad Cities errors led to two Cedar Rapids runs.

Bobby Wernes went 3-4 with a double and scored the Banditos' lone run on a single from Arturo Michelena in the 6th inning.

Franklin Perez went 3 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) on 5 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3. Sebastian Kessay was the first man out of the Quad Cities bullpen, and he took ownership of the 4th after Perez failed to record an out in the inning. Inheriting a bases-loaded, no out situation, he allowed one of Perez's runners to score on a sac fly.

Kessay also pitched in the 5th inning, allowing a run of his own on a wild pitch. He walked 2 and struck out 4 in the 2 innings. In his Quad Cities debut, Carlos Sierra allowed a hit, walked 3, and struck out 5 in the final 3 innings.

Matt Bower will start game 2 of this series. He'll take on Eduardo Del Rosario at 6:35.

Game 1: Hudson Valley 1, Tri-City 0

W- Spencer Moran (4-1)
L- Edgardo Sandoval (1-3, 1-4 season)
S- Jayson McKinley (6)

The ValleyCats' bats went quiet in the first game of the doubleheader; they only managed to scrounge up 5 singles.

Erasmo Pinales allowed 3 hits and struck out 2 over 2 innings, and Edgardo Sandoval went 5 innings, allowing the only run of the game on 8 hits and striking out 1.

Did game 2 have a better result in store for the ValleyCats?

Game 2: Hudson Valley 3, Tri-City 1

W- Brock Burke (2-3)
L- Makay Nelson (2-1, 2-3 season)
S- Brandon Lawson (2)

TC home runs: None.

Unfortunately, it was more of the same in game 2 as Tri-City suffered the doubleheader sweep.

Tyler Wolfe went 2-3; he led off the 7th with a double and scored the ValleyCats' only run of the day on a passed ball. Alex De Goti finished 2-2.

Makay Nelson went 4 innings and allowed 2 runs, both of which scored on a home run. He allowed one other hit, walked 3, and struck out 4. Angelo Serrano pitched the final 3 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 6.

The ValleyCats are in Auburn tonight to begin a 3-game series. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

Burlington 7, Greeneville 3

W- Alex Close (2-0)
L- Diogenes Almengo (1-2)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros had more hits in this game, but the Royals' crooked-numbered innings gave them the win.

Wilson Amador, who was making his Greeneville debut, doubled to lead off the game and scored the first run of the evening on a single from Stijn van der Meer. Vicente Sanchez hit a two-out double in the 5th and wound up scoring on a wild pitch. Sanchez finished 3-4 and added an RBI single to his ledger in the 9th. Van der Meer went 2-4 on the night.

Diogenes Almengo went 2.2 innings and allowed 5 runs (4 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) on 4 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and struck out 1. Reggie Johnson allowed 2 runs, both of which scored on a home run, one other hit, and walked 2 in 2.1 innings. Patrick Sandoval allowed a hit and fanned 5 over 3 scoreless.

Forrest Whitley will start the series finale, and he'll go up against David McKay at 7:00 Eastern.

DSL Astros Blue 7, DSL Athletics 2

W- Jheyson Caraballo (3-0)
L- Enmanuel Sullivan (1-4)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team broke a 1-1 tie in emphatic fashion with 4 runs in the 5th and 2 more in the 6th for good measure.

Carlos Canelon drew a bases-loaded walk in the 1st inning to bring in the first run of the day. Nicolás Miranda broke the tie in the 5th inning with a 2-run single. Canelon followed with an RBI groundout, and Angel Tejeda added an RBI single. Enmanuel Valdez hit a sac fly in the 6th, and Anibal Sierra followed by driving in the Blue team's final run of the day with a single. Sierra and Tejeda both went 2-4.

Jheyson Caraballo allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2 in 5 innings. Yonatan Quintin was the first reliever to appear for the Blue team, and in 2.1 innings, he had an inherited runner charged to him after Yeremi Ceballos threw a wild pitch in the 8th. Quintin allowed a hit and struck out 1. Ceballos got the final two outs of the 8th and walked 2. Angel Matos walked 1 in a scoreless 9th.

The Orange team was also in action against the Mets 2; their game was suspended in the 6th in a 4-4 tie. Miguel Matos allowed an unearned run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4 in 4 innings.

Monday's Stars

Jheyson Caraballo, RHP, DSL Astros Blue: W (3-0), 5 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Bobby Wernes, IF, Quad Cities
3-4, 2B, R

Carlos Sierra, RHP, Quad Cities
3 IP, H, 3 BB, 5 K; Midwest League debut

Photo from MiLB.com
Patrick Sandoval, LHP, Greeneville
3 IP, H, 5 K

Photo by Bryan Green
Vicente Sanchez, OF, Greeneville
3-4, 2B, RBI, R

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