Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, August 8, 2016

El Paso 5, Fresno 2

W- Frank Garces (5-6)
L- Brad Peacock (5-6)
S- Kevin Quackenbush (2)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizzlies got on the scoreboard first, but the Chihuahuas quickly took control.

Both of Fresno's runs came in the 2nd inning as Jon Singleton scored on an error, and Nolan Fontana hit a sac fly that scored D.J. Fisher. Max Stassi finished 2-3.

Brad Peacock went 7 innings and allowed 4 runs on 6 hits (solo and 2-run homers), walked 1, and struck out 5. Reymin Guduan allowed a run on 2 hits and struck out 2 in the 8th inning.

Keegan Yuhl will make his AAA debut in game 3 of this series. He'll face former Astros farmhand Michael Dimock at 7:05 Mountain.

Corpus Christi was off

The Hooks will begin a 3-game series with Northwest Arkansas at 7:05. Evan Grills will face Yender Caramo. Yulieski Gurriel will also make his Hooks debut tonight.

Lancaster was off

The JetHawks are starting a 3-game series in Inland Empire tonight at 7:05 Pacific.

Burlington 8, Quad Cities 4 in 15 innings

W- Jared Walsh (1-1)
L- Adam Whitt (3-5)

QC home runs: Kristian Trompiz (3, solo in 2nd)

The Banditos unraveled late.

After Stephen Wrenn smacked a one-out triple in the 1st, Kyle Tucker brought him home with an RBI single. Kristian Trompiz whacked a home run to lead off the 2nd inning. In the 5th, Bobby Wernes and Myles Straw to lead off the 5th. Wernes was erased at 3rd on a force out, but Wrenn took his place on the bases. Straw and Wrenn successfully executed a double steal, and then a balk allowed Straw to score. Dex McCall, who was at the plate at the time, followed with an RBI single.

Everyone in the Quad Cities lineup had a hit; Straw led the way by finishing 4-7. Jake Rogers and Hector Roa had 2 hits apiece.

Yoanys Quiala went 5.2 innings and allowed 3 runs on 8 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 8. Zac Person was the first man out of the Quad Cities bullpen, and in 1.1 innings, he allowed a run on 2 hits and fanned 3. David Schmidt and Juan Carlos Santos were next, and they threw 3 scoreless innings apiece; Schmidt allowed 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1, and Santos walked 3 and struck out 4. Adam Whitt pitched 2 innings and allowed 4 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1.

In the series finale, Agapito Barrios will get the start. He'll take on his fellow Panamanian, Jaime Barria, at 7:00.

Brooklyn 14, Tri-City 3

W- Gabriel Llanes (3-5)
L- Austin Nicely (6-2)

TC home runs: Spencer Johnson (5, 7 season; 2-run in 2nd)

After shellacking the Cyclones on Sunday, the ValleyCats were reminded of that old adage: "Turnabout is fair play."

Ronnie Dawson and Spencer Johnson both finished 2-4 and were responsible for all 3 Tri-City runs. Johnson whacked a 2-run home run in the 2nd, and Dawson added an RBI single in the 6th. Everyone in the starting 9+1 recorded a hit; Marcos Almonte, who entered as a defensive replacement in the 6th, drew a walk in his only plate appearance.

Austin Nicely and Howie Brey both pitched 2 innings; Nicely allowed 7 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 7 hits (2-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 2. Brey allowed 4 unearned runs on 4 hits and walked 2. Carlos Sierra went 4 innings and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Angelo Serrano allowed a hit and struck out 2 in a scoreless 9th.

The ValleyCats will start a pivotal series in Lowell tonight; the Spinners lead them by 1 game in the New York-Penn League's Stedler Division. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

Greeneville 3, Pulaski 0

W- Jorge Alcala (1-0, 2-1 season)
L- Juan Jimenez (2-3)
S- Ricardo Castro (1)

Greeneville home runs: None.

Jorge Alcala and Ricardo Castro joined forces to throw a 4-hit shutout for the Appy Astros. Alcala allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3, and Castro allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4.

Reiny Beltre opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 2nd inning. He scored in the 5th when Stijn van der Meer reached on an error; van der Meer was credited with an RBI on the play. Abraham Toro drove in the final run of the evening with an RBI single in the 7th. Beltre and Vicente Sanchez both went 2-4 from the bottom of the order.

Cristian Javier will start the series finale. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

DSL Marlins 5, DSL Astros Blue 4 in 13 innings

W- Willi Garcia (1-3)
L- Juan Cuevas (6-5)

Blue home runs: Anibal Sierra (1, 2-run in 5th)

The Blue team scored a run in the top of the 12th to take the lead, but the Marlins managed to tie it in the bottom of the inning, and they walked off with the win.

Anibal Sierra put the Blue team on the board with a 2-run homer in the 5th inning. César Cortez ripped a two-out triple in the 6th and came home on a single from Brandon Benavente. Carlos Canelon added an RBI single in the 12th inning. Benavente went 3-3.

Juan Corniel went 4 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5. Willy Collado was the first man out and threw a 1-2-3 5th. Javier Navas followed with 4 scoreless, allowing 4 hits, walking 1, and striking out 4. Robert Corniel allowed a hit and walked 2 in 2 innings, and Juan Cuevas went 1.1 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits (game-tying solo homer in 12th), walking 1, and striking out 1.

DSL Phillies2 6, DSL Astros Orange 4

W- Alessandro Ciarla (1-0)
L- Asael Uribe (3-3)
S- Luis Ramirez (10)

Orange home runs: None.

The Phillies scored 2 in the 7th to take the lead and added an insurance run in the 8th.

Luis Coronel scored the Orange team's first run on a wild pitch in the 3rd. Yordan Alvarez also scored on an error, and Anthony Rodriguez hit a sac fly that turned into an inning-ending double play. Ramiro Rodriguez scored on an error in the 6th.

Maikel Sepulveda went 4.1 innings and allowed 3 runs on 7 hits, walked 3, and struck out 5. Freylin Garcia walked 1 and fanned 1 in 1.2 innings. Asael Uribe went 2 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and struck out 3. Gabriel Pirela allowed a hit in a scoreless 9th.

Monday's Stars

Javier Navas, LHP, DSL Astros Blue: 4 IP, 4 H, BB, 4 K

Myles Straw, OF, Quad Cities
4-7, R

Spencer Johnson, OF, Tri-City
2-4, 2-R HR (5, 7 season)

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David Schmidt, RHP, Quad Cities
3 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, K

Juan Carlos Santos, RHP, Quad Cities
3 IP, 3 BB, 4 K

Photo by Bryan Green
Jorge Alcala, RHP, Greeneville
W (1-0, 2-1 season), 5 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 K

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Ricardo Castro, RHP, Greeneville
Save (1), 4 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K

Photo by Bryan Green
Reiny Beltre, 3B, Greeneville
2-3, 2B, RBI, R

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