Monday, August 8, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Sunday, August 7, 2016

Fresno 3, El Paso 1 in 10 innings

W- Jordan Jankowski (2-2)
L- Derek Eitel (4-1)
S- Jandel Gustave (3)

Fresno home runs: Colin Moran (8, 2-run in 10th)

Colin Moran's 2-run home run in the first extra frame made him the hero on Sunday. The top third of the Fresno lineup accounted for all 7 hits; Moran picked an ideal time to get his first hit of the evening, while Jon Kemmer and Danny Worth had 3 hits apiece and stole a base. Kemmer stole home in the 4th inning to put the Grizzlies on the board first.

Mike Hauschild allowed 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 5 over 6.2 shutout innings. Kevin Chapman got the final out of the 7th and the first two outs of the 8th; he allowed a hit and walked 1. El Paso scored the tying run on Jordan Jankowski in the 9th inning; Jankowski went 1.1 innings and also allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Jandel Gustave walked 1 in the 10th inning, but he was able to close it out.

In game 2 of this series, Brad Peacock will face Frank Garces. First pitch is at 7:05 Mountain.

Corpus Christi 3, Midland 1

W- Francis Martes (8-4)
L- Daniel Gossett (3-5)
S- Jacob Dorris (1, 11 season)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks earned the split thanks to fine start from Francis Martes.

Martes allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7 in 7 innings of work. In his Hooks debut, Jacob Dorris pitched the final two innings and got the save, allowing a hit, walking 1, and striking out 3.

Chase McDonald opened up the scoring with an RBI double in the 2nd inning. He finished 3-4 on the day and added an RBI single to his ledger in the 4th. In the 7th, McDonald scored on a single from Tony Nuñez. Conrad Gregor scored 2 of Corpus Christi's 3 runs in this game.

The Hooks have today off; they'll begin a 3-game series with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals tomorrow.

Modesto 12, Lancaster 10

W- Helmis Rodriguez (3-8)
L- Brock Dyhxhoorn (7-4)
S- Luis Niebla (9)

Lancaster home runs: Yulieski Gurriel (1, grand slam in 6th), Jason Martin (18, 2-run in 7th), Osvaldo Duarte (5, 8 season; solo in 8th)

The JetHawks were foiled in their attempt to sweep the series as the Nuts jumped out to a 10-1 lead. To Lancaster's credit, they fought back and nearly erased this deficit, but it proved to be too much to overcome.

All of the JetHawks' runs in this game were driven in by Osvaldo Duarte, Yulieski Gurriel, and Jason Martin. Gurriel opened the scoring with an RBI double in the 1st inning. Martin hit a sac fly in the 6th. Later in the inning, Duarte drew a bases-loaded walk, and Gurriel followed with a grand slam, his first home run in American baseball. Martin launched a 2-run home run in the 7th, and Duarte led off the 8th with a home run.

In his final game before heading to Corpus Christi, Gurriel finished 2-4. Johnny Sewald, Duarte, and Drew Ferguson scored 2 runs apiece. Ferguson and Trent Woodward also finished the game with 2 hits.

It was not the greatest day at the office for Brock Dykxhoorn, and I will leave it at that. Fortunately, his line of work allows him to have a fresh start every time he steps on the mound. He's a good pitcher, and he'll bounce back. Alex Winkelman was the first man out, and in 1.1 innings, he allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1. Kevin McCanna allowed a hit and struck out 2 over 2.2 scoreless.

The JetHawks will begin a 3-game series in Inland Empire on Tuesday.

Quad Cities 2, Burlington 1 in 10 innings

W- Juan Carlos Santos (1-0, 2-1 season)
L- Andrew Vinson (0-2)

QC home runs: None.

Kyle Tucker sent the River Bandits fans home happy with a walk-off single in the first extra frame. Little Tuck, who finished 3-5, also tripled in the 6th inning and wound up scoring the Banditos' first run of the day on a Randy César single. Dex McCall finished 2-5; he doubled to lead off the 10th and scored the winning run. César and Kristian Trompiz also had 2 hits on the day.

Albert Abreu went 5 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 6. Franklin Perez tagged in to throw 4 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and fanning 4. Juan Carlos Santos threw a 1-2-3 10th inning, striking out 1.

Yoanys Quiala will start game 3 of this series. He'll face Luis Peña at 7:00.

Tri-City 18, Brooklyn 4

W- Ryan Hartman (2-0)
L- Erik Manoah (5-2)
S- Tyler Britton (1)

TC home runs: Spencer Johnson (4, 6 season; 2-run in 5th)

The ValleyCats stormed out to an 8-0 lead after the 1st inning and wound up setting a franchise record for runs in a single game.

- Spencer Johnson now has 30 home runs in this calendar year; he led Division I with 24 home runs at Missouri State this past season, and he's added 6 more between Greeneville and Tri-City.
- Every position player who appeared for the ValleyCats had a hit and scored a run.

Kevin Hill, Ryan Hartman, and Tyler Britton pitched 3 innings apiece. Hill got the start and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Hartman allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2, and Britton allowed an unearned run on 2 hits and fanned 4.

Austin Nicely will take the mound as the ValleyCats look for the sweep. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

Pulaski 8, Greeneville 7

W- Miles Chambers (2-1)
L- Luis Ramirez (0-1, 2-2 season)
Greeneville home runs: Jonathan Arauz (2, solo in 4th)

The Yankees scored 4 in the 6th to take a 6-4 lead. The Appy Astros responded with 3 in the 7th to take the lead, but Pulaski tied in the 8th and walked off with the win in the 9th.

Jonathan Arauz led off the 4th inning with a home run to put Greeneville on the scoreboard. In the 5th, Vicente Sanchez hit an RBI single and Jonathan Matute drew a bases-loaded walk. Oscar Campos hit an RBI single in the 6th. Frankeny Fernandez, who scored on Campos' single, hit a 2-run single in the 7th and came around to score on a single from Reiny Beltre. Arauz and Beltre had 2 hits apiece.

Nathan Thompson only got 2 outs in the first inning, both by strikeout. He also allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and walked 2. Lucas Williams got the final out of the 1st inning and proceeded to throw 3 scoreless, allowing a hit and striking out 2. Salvador Montaño went 1.1 innings and allowed 4 runs on 3 hits, walked 4, and struck out 1, Luis Ramirez pitched 3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 2. Reggie Johnson came on with 1 out in the 9th, and he walked a batter and uncorked a wild pitch that resulted in the winning run for Pulaski.

Jorge Alcala will start game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

GCL Cardinals 2, GCL Astros 0 in 5 innings

W- Franyel Casadilla (3-2)
L- Juan Robles (1-1)

GCL home runs: None.

This game was called due to rain.

Edgar Lorenzo, Randy Vasquez, and Juan Piñeda hit singles on offense.

Juan Robles allowed 2 runs on 6 hits (solo homer) and struck out 3 in 5 innings. Lupe Chavez came on for the 6th and walked the only batter he faced before the rain came.

Sunday's Stars

Francis Martes, RHP, Corpus Christi
W (8-4), 7 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 7 K

Mike Hauschild, RHP, Fresno
6.2 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 5 K

Colin Moran, 3B, Fresno
Go-ahead 2-R HR (8) in 10th

Chase McDonald, 1B, Corpus Christi
3-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R

Follow Yulieski Gurriel on Twitter: el_yuly10
Yulieski Gurriel, IF, Lancaster
2-4, 2B, grand slam (1), 5 RBI

 Photos by Rich Guill
Kyle Tucker, OF, Quad Cities
3-5, 3B, walk-off RBI single in 10th, R

Franklin Perez, RHP, Quad Cities
4 IP, 3 H, 4 K

Tri-City ValleyCats: W 18-4 vs. Brooklyn
Spencer Johnson: 2-4, 2B, 2-R HR (4, 6 season), 5 RBI
Taylor Jones: 2-4, 4 R, 3 BB
All position players who appeared in game recorded a hit and scored a run.

Photo by Bryan Green
Jonathan Arauz, IF, Greeneville
2-3, solo HR (2), 2 R

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Lucas Williams, RHP, Greeneville
3.1 IP, BB, 2 K

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