Saturday, April 29, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Friday, April 28, 2017

Reno 8, Fresno 7

W- Braden Shipley (3-1)
L- David Martinez (0-3)
S- Kaleb Fleck (1)

Fresno home runs: D.J. Fisher (5, solo in 7th)

The Grizzlies didn't get on the scoreboard until the 7th but they nearly stole a victory from the Aces. The operative word in the prior sentence was "nearly."

D.J. Fisher put Fresno on the board with a solo home run in the 7th inning. He now has 5 homers on the year, which puts him in a tie at the top with J.D. Davis. They got two more runs in the 8th as Jon Kemmer scored on a wild pitch and Preston Tucker hit a sac fly.

Tyler White led off the top of the 9th with a single and A.J. Reed joined him on the bases by drawing a walk. The rally attempt suddenly ran into complications when Reid Brignac grounded into a double play. However, Kemmer kept the Grizzlies alive with an RBI double. Max Stassi got plunked and Andrew Aplin drew a walk to load the bases. All three of them scored thanks to an error that allowed Fisher to reach and advance to 3rd. Unfortunately, he was stranded there to end the game.

Reed finished 3-3 with a double. Fisher (solo HR), Tucker, Brignac, and Kemmer (2B, RBI, 2 R) all had two hits on the night.

David Martinez went 6 innings and allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 4 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 1. Tyson Perez and Dayan Diaz both pitched an inning with sharply contrasting results: Perez allowed 3 runs on 4 hits and struck out 1 in the 7th, while Diaz struck out the side in order in the 8th.

Fresno and Reno will continue this series at 6:35 Pacific.

Frisco 8, Corpus Christi 6

W- Ryne Slack (1-0)
L- Riley Ferrell (0-1)
S- Sam Wolff (3)

CC home runs: None.

The wheels fell off late for the Hooks as they couldn't hold a 6-3 lead in the late innings.

Cy Sneed went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 2. Brock Dykxhoorn was the first man out of the Corpus bullpen and went 3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and fanning 6. Riley Ferrell allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits in the 9th. Ferrell's been playing this game long enough to know that he'll have at least one of those outings. He's also good enough to bounce back from it.

Alejandro Garcia and Ramon Laureano provided the offense in this one; Garcia ripped a 2-run triple in the 1st to open the scoring. Laureano hit a 2-run single in the 4th and a 2-run triple in the 6th. Jamie Ritchie finished 3-3 with a double and scored twice.

Tonight, Akeem Bostick makes his Texas League debut against the organization that gave him his start in professional baseball. He'll take on Ariel Jurado at 7:05.

Buies Creek 2, Wilmington 1

W- Yoanys Quiala (3-0)
L- Foster Griffin (2-2)

BC home runs: None.

After going 8-6 in their first-ever roadtrip, the Buies Creek Astros returned home for the first time in two weeks and topped the Blue Rocks in their first game back.

The Astros only had one scoring play in this game but it was enough to get the win. Their two runs came in the 7th as Anibal Sierra hit an RBI single. Dex McCall scored the go-ahead run on an error. Johnny Sewald finished 2-4 with a stolen base.

Framber Valdez allowed 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5 over 5 shutout innings. Yoanys Quiala pitched the final 4 innings and allowed the only Wilmington run when Elier Hernandez took him deep in the 6th. Quiala also allowed a single and struck out 4.

Elieser Hernandez will take the mound in game 2 of this series. He'll take on Scott Blewett at 6:00 Eastern.

Quad Cities 19, Clinton 2

W- Jorge Alcala (2-0)
L- Danny Garcia (1-2)

QC home runs: Daz Cameron (4, 3-run in 3rd)

The Banditos administered a severe beatdown to the LumberKings on Friday night.

One day after Clinton scored 9 in the 3rd, Quad Cities went off for 10 in the 3rd. They set season-highs in runs scored and hits. Daz Cameron finished a double shy of the cycle. Everyone in the Quad Cities lineup scored a run.

Forrest Whitley made his first appearance since April 11 and threw 3 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 7. Jorge Alcala tagged in for 4 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5. Reggie Johnson pitched the final 2 innings; the one run he allowed came on a solo homer hit by Nick Thurman in the 9th. Johnson also allowed a single and issued a couple of walks.

Enoli Paredes will start game 3 of this series. He'll face Brandon Miller at 6:30.

Friday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Quad Cities River Bandits: W 19-2 @ Clinton
19 R, 21 H; season highs in both categories
12-27 with runners in scoring position
All players in lineup scored a run
Daz Cameron: 3-5, 3B, 3-R HR (4), 7 RBI, 3 R; finished double shy of cycle
Taylor Jones: 3-6, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R
Randy César: 3-6, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R
Chuckie Robinson: 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R
Marcos Almonte: 4-5, 2B, RBI, R

Jorge Alcala's photo taken by Bryan Green
Forrest Whitley, RHP, and Jorge Alcala, RHP, Quad Cities
Whitley: 3 IP, 3 H, 7 K
Alcala: W (2-0), 4 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 5 K

Framber Valdez, LHP, and Yoanys Quiala, RHP, Buies Creek
Valdez: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 K
Quiala: W (3-0), 4 IP, 2 H (solo HR allowed), ER, 4 K

Ramon Laureano, OF, Corpus Christi
2-5, 3B, 4 RBI

Jamie Ritchie, C, Corpus Christi
3-3, 2B, 2 R

Jon Kemmer, OF, Fresno
2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R

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