Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, August 29, 2016

Fresno 5, Tacoma 1

W- Mike Hauschild (9-10)
L- Zach Lee (7-13)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizzlies started off their final roadtrip of the season on a winning note.

Mike Hauschild allowed 5 hits, walked 3, and struck out 4 over 5 shutout innings. Albert Minnis and Jordan Jankowski both pitched 2 innings out of the Fresno bullpen. Minnis allowed Tacoma's only run on 2 hits and walked 1, while Jankowski walked 1 and struck out 4.

D.J. Fisher led off the game with a double and scored the first run of the evening on a Danny Worth double. Colin Moran followed with a single that brought in Worth. In the 2nd inning, Jon Kemmer hit an RBI single and Nolan Fontana added a sacrifice fly. Fisher hit another double in the 4th that allowed Fontana to score. Fontana led the way in the hit column on Monday, going 3-4 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base. Fisher (2 2B, RBI, R), Moran, and Tyler Heineman all finished with 2 hits in the game.

In game 2 of this series, César Valdez will face Sam Gaviglio. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

San Antonio 6, Corpus Christi 3

W- Seth Simmons (3-3)
L- Kent Emanuel (5-4)
S- Jake Smith (1)

CC home runs: Drew Ferguson (2, 16 season; solo in 1st)

Both teams had three innings in which they scored a run, but the difference here was a 3-run 2nd inning from the Missions.

Drew Ferguson led off the bottom of the 1st with a home run. Bobby Boyd drew a one-out walk in the 4th, stole his way to 3rd, and scored on a sac fly from Mott Hyde. Boyd tripled to lead off the 7th inning and scored on a Nick Tanielu single. With the two stolen bases, Boyd now has 37 on the season.

Kent Emanuel went 5 innings and allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits, walked 3, and struck out 1. Kyle Smith was the first man out of the Corpus bullpen, and in 3 innings, he allowed an unearned run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Jacob Dorris struck out the side in order in the 9th inning.

The Hooks will finish the regular season on the road. Cy Sneed will start the first of a 4-game series in Frisco against a rehabbing Colby Lewis. First pitch is at 7:05.

Lancaster was off

The JetHawks will begin a 3-game series with Rancho Cucamonga tonight at 6:35 Pacific.

Quad Cities 2, Wisconsin 1 in 10 innings

W- Adam Whitt (4-6)
L- Miguel Sanchez (1-1)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos walked off in the first extra frame to snap their 9-game losing streak.

Bobby Wernes led off the bottom of the 1st with a double and scored the first run of the game on a single from Dex McCall. The Rattlers scored a run in the top of the 2nd to tie the game, and that was where it stood until the 10th inning. McCall was involved in both of Quad Cities' scoring plays; he led off the 10th with a single and scored the winning run on a single from Hector Roa. Wernes finished 3-4 out of the leadoff spot, while McCall, Roa, and Arturo Michelena all had 2 hits in the game.

Matt Bower went 5.1 innings and allowed a run on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 6. Sebastian Kessay allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 over 2.2 scoreless, and Adam Whitt struck out 2 over 2 perfect innings.

The River Bandits have today off. Their final home series will be 3 games against Kane County starting tomorrow at 7:00. Framber Valdez will face Emilio Vargas.

Tri-City 3, Vermont 0

W- Dustin Hunt (1-1)
L- Dakota Chalmers (5-3)
S- Abdiel Saldaña (1, 2 season)

TC home runs: None.

There was only one inning in which runs were scored, and the ValleyCats did all of it.

All three Tri-City runs came in the 3rd inning: Ronnie Dawson ripped a 2-run double, and he came around to score on a single from Taylor Jones. Carmen Benedetti finished 2-3.

Meanwhile on the mound... Carlos Sanabria, Dustin Hunt, and Abdiel Saldaña collaborated on the shutout effort. Sanabria allowed 3 hits, walked 3, and struck out 6 in his 4 innings. Hunt walked 2 and struck out 2 in 2 innings, and Saldaña allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4 over the final 3 innings.

Austin Nicely will start game 2 of this series. He'll face Logan Shore at 7:05 Eastern.

Greeneville 2, Elizabethton 1

W- Ricardo Castro (3-2)
L- Clark Beeker (0-1)
S- Dariel Aquino (1, 4 season)

Greeneville home runs: Ray Henderson (3, solo in 1st)

The Appy Astros salvaged a game from this series with a strong showing on the mound.

Ray Henderson opened the scoring with a solo homer in the 1st, and after the Twins tied the game in the 4th, Jonathan Matute re-established Greeneville's advantage with an RBI single in the 4th.

Lupe Chavez and Ricardo Castro started it off with 4 strong innings apiece. Chavez allowed Elizabethton's only run on a groundout in the 4th, a hit, walked 3, and struck out 6. Castro allowed a hit, walked 3, and struck out 4. Dariel Aquino walked 1 and struck out 1 in a scoreless 9th to get the save.

Greeneville will finish up its season with a 3-game series in Elizabethton. Cristian Javier will face Alex Schick at 7:00 Eastern.

Monday's Stars

From top: Guadalupe Chavez, Ricardo Castro, and Dariel Aquino, RHPs, Greeneville
Chavez: 4 IP, H, ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Castro: W (3-2), 4 IP, H, 3 BB, 4 K
Aquino: Save (1, 4 season), IP, BB, K

From top: Carlos Sanabria, Dustin Hunt, and Abdiel Saldaña, RHPs, Tri-City
Photos of Sanabria of Saldaña were taken by Bryan Green.
Sanabria: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 6 K
Hunt: W (1-1), 2 IP, 2 BB, 2 K
Saldaña: Save (1, 2 season), 3 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K

Photo by Rich Guill
Hector Roa, OF, Quad Cities
2-5, walk-off RBI single in 10th inning

Matt Bower, LHP, Quad Cities
5.1 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Derek Fisher, OF, Fresno
2-5, 2 2B, RBI, R

Mike Hauschild, RHP, Fresno
W (9-10), 5 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 4 K

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