Monday, August 29, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sacramento 8, Fresno 6

W- Matt Reynolds (1-0)
L- Aaron West (0-2, 5-4 season)
S- Jean Machi (12)

Fresno home runs: Max Stassi (7, 3-run in 2nd)

The Grizzlies coughed up a 6-1 lead in their final home game of the season.

Max Stassi opened up the scoring with his 3-run home run in the 2nd inning. Fresno scored their other 3 runs in the 4th inning on a pair of RBI singles from Alejandro Garcia and Stassi, and Andrew Aplin scored on a wild pitch. Danny Worth went 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored, and Garcia (RBI, 2 R) and Stassi (HR, 4 RBI) had 2 hits apiece.

Keegan Yuhl went 5.1 innings and allowed 6 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 9 hits (2-runs and a solo homer) and struck out 8. Aaron West got the final two outs of the 6th via strikeout, but he allowed 2 runs, one of which was charged to Yuhl and allowed Sacramento to take the lead, on 2 hits and walked 1. Brendan McCurry allowed 2 hits in a scoreless 7th, Kevin Chapman came on for the 8th and an error resulted in an unearned run. He allowed a hit and walked 2 in the inning. James Hoyt walked 1 and struck out 1 in a scoreless 9th.

The Grizzlies will close out the 2016 season with a roadtrip. Brady Rodgers will start the first of a 4-game series in Tacoma at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 6, San Antonio 0

W- Dean Deetz (1-0, 7-5 season)
L- Daniel McCutchen (1-1)

CC home runs: J.D. Davis (21, solo in 2nd), Chase McDonald (17, solo in 5th)

Dean Deetz emerged victorious in his Texas League debut, joining forces with Ryan Deemes and Kevin Comer to toss a shutout.

Deetz allowed 6 hits and struck out 9 in 6 innings of work. Deemes allowed 2 hits and struck out 2 in 2 scoreless, and Comer allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1 in the 9th.

J.D. Davis led off the bottom of the 2nd with a home run that put Corpus on the board first. Chase McDonald also led off an inning with a home run; he launched his in the 5th. An error in the 6th allowed Davis and Nick Tanielu to score. Drew Ferguson, who reached on the play (which was scored a fielder's choice) and advanced to 2nd on the error, came around to score on a single from McDonald. Davis scored the final run of the evening on an error in the 8th that allowed James Ramsay to reach. Davis (2B, solo HR, 3 R), McDonald (solo HR, 2 RBI), and Mott Hyde all finished with 2 hits in the game.

In the series finale, Kent Emanuel will take on Seth Simmons. First pitch is at 7:05. This will be the final game at Whataburger Field in the 2016 regular season.

Modesto 3, Lancaster 2 in 11 innings

W- Troy Neiman (7-4)
L- Alex Winkelman (0-5, 5-7 season)

Lancaster home runs: None.

The JetHawks scored a run in each of the first two innings, and then they were held off the scoreboard for the rest of the night and ended up walking off with a loss in their final road game of the regular season.

Trent Woodward ripped an RBI double in the 1st inning to open the scoring, and Keach Ballard hit an RBI single in the 2nd to bring in the other Lancaster run. Woodward went 2-4 on the night.

Scott Weathersby went 4 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Kevin McCanna tagged in to throw 4.2 scoreless, allowing 4 hits, walking 2, and striking out 6. The Nuts scored the winning run with an RBI single off of Alex Winkelman with one out in the 11th. This was the only hit that Winkelman allowed in his 1.2 innings, and he issued 2 walks, one of which was intentional.

After a day off, the JetHawks will begin their final homestand of the season with 3 games against Rancho Cucamonga starting Tuesday and 4 with Inland Empire beginning on Friday.

Wisconsin 6, Quad Cities 3

W- Alex Farina (5-2)
L- Tyler Britton (0-1, 3-3 season)

QC home runs: None.

Both teams finished with 7 hits in the game, but the Banditos lost in the column that counts. They have dropped 9 consecutive games.

Both teams scored 2 runs in the 1st inning; Quad Cities' 2 came in the form of a 2-run double from Dex McCall, who finished 3-4 and was a home run short of the cycle. He tripled to lead off the 8th and scored on a Hector Roa single. Kristian Trompiz finished 2-3 and walked twice.

In his Quad Cities debut, Tyler Britton allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, walked 4, and struck out 1. Carlos Sierra was the first man out of the Quad Cities bullpen, and he allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits (2-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 7. Justin Ferrell struck out 2 over 2 perfect innings.

The Banditos will look to stop their slide as Matt Bower takes the mound. He'll face Miguel Diaz at 7:00.

Lowell 9, Tri-City 6

W- Kevin Steen (3-4)
L- Kevin Hill (1-4)

TC home runs: Taylor Jones (7, 3-run in 4th), Rodrigo Ayarza (2, solo in 5th)

And now, the ValleyCats have been pushed to the brink. One more loss, and they will be eliminated from playoff contention in the New York-Penn League.

Taylor Jones put Tri-City on the board with a 3-run homer in the 4th inning, and Rodrigo Ayarza whacked a solo shot in the 5th. Ronnie Dawson smacked an RBI double in the 9th and came around to score on a single from Jones, who finished 3-5 on the night along with Carmen Benedetti, who hit 2 doubles. Dawson and Brauly Mejia both finished with 2 hits and 2 runs scored.

Kevin Hill went 3 innings and allowed 5 runs on 6 hits (3-run homer), walked 2, and struck out 1. Salvador Montaño allowed 3 runs, a hit, and walked 7 in 2 innings, and Sean Stutzman allowed a run on 2 hits and struck out 3 in 4 innings.

Carlos Sanabria will start the first of a 3-game series in Vermont. He'll take on Dakota Chalmers at 7:05 Eastern.

Elizabethton 8, Greeneville 7

W- Quin Grogan (2-2)
L- Reggie Johnson (3-3)

Greeneville home runs: Luis Payano (5, solo in 2nd)

The Twins scored 2 in the top of the 9th to take the lead. The Appy Astros ended up stranding the tying run on 1st base, and with the loss, they have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Chaz Pal opened the scoring with a 2-run double in the 1st inning, and Luis Payano launched a solo homer in the 2nd. Jonathan Matute scored in the 5th when Ruben Castro hit into a fielder's choice,

After Elizabethton scored two in the top of the 7th to take a 6-4 lead, Greeneville responded with 3 in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead. Jonathan Arauz walked to lead it off, and Castro joined him on the bases after getting plunked. Abraham Toro hit into a force out attempt that was botched, which allowed Arauz to score. Reiny Beltre hit an RBI groundout, and Toro wound up scoring on a wild pitch. Payano went 2-4, while Arauz scored twice.

Forrest Whitley went 3 innings and allowed a run on a single, walked 1, and struck out 6. Colin McKee allowed a solo home run to Amaurys Minier and walked 1 in the 4th inning. Luis Ramirez and Carlos Hiraldo both pitched 2 innings; Ramirez allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and struck out 3, and Hiraldo allowed 3 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Reggie Johnson took ownership of the 9th, and the runner that he inherited from Hiraldo scored, in addition to a run of his own. Johnson allowed 3 hits and struck out 2 in the inning.

In the series finale, Lupe Chavez will face Clark Beeker at 7:00 Eastern.

Sunday's Stars


Forrest Whitley, RHP, Greeneville
3 IP, H, ER, BB, 6 K

Luis Payano, OF, Greeneville
2-4, 3B, solo HR (5)

From top: Dean Deetz, Ryan Deemes, and Kevin Comer, RHPs, Corpus Christi
Deetz: W (1-0, 7-5 season), 6 IP, 6 H, 9 K
Deemes: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Comer: IP, H, BB, K

Max Stassi, C, Fresno
2-4, 3-R HR (7), 4 RBI

Danny Worth, IF, Fresno
3-4, 2 2B, 2 R

Taylor Jones, 1B, Tri-City
3-5, 3-R HR (7), 4 RBI

Kevin McCanna, RHP, Lancaster
4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 K

Dexture McCall, 1B, Quad Cities
3-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R; finished HR shy of cycle

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