Sunday, April 9, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Saturday, April 8, 2017

Fresno 5, Reno 4

W- James Hoyt (1-0)
L- Silvino Bracho (0-1)

Fresno home runs: A,J. Reed (1, solo in 6th)

The Grizzlies tied the game with 2 in the 8th and walked off with the win.

Juan Centeno opened up the scoring by drawing a bases-loaded walk in the 2nd inning. A.J. Reed led off the bottom of the 6th with a solo shot. Fresno entered the bottom of the 8th trailing 4-2, but that would change in a hurry.

Colin Moran hit a one-out double, and then a couple of two-out walks from Centeno and Andrew Aplin loaded the bases for Tony Kemp, who tied the game with a 2-run single. The Grizzlies struck out three times in the 9th, but Tyler White managed to reach base safely to keep the inning alive. After Moran got a free pass, Reid Brignac won the game with an RBI single.

Brian Holmes went 5.1 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 4 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and struck out 4. .Dayan Diaz pitched an inning, recording the final two outs of the 6th and the first out of the 7th. He allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Reymin Guduan issued a walk and got the last two outs of the 7th via strikeout. Jordan Jankowski (8th) and James Hoyt (9th) struck out 2 as they threw 1-2-3 innings.

Edison Frias will face Keyvius Sampson in the series finale. First pitch is at 1:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 6, Arkansas 1

W- Dean Deetz (1-0)
L- Tyler Herb (0-1)

CC home runs; Jon Singleton (1, solo in 8th)

After seeing their offense rendered useless on Friday, the Hooks returned the favor by shackling the Travs on Saturday. Do unto others...

The pitchers in the system have stormed out of the gate with some fine performances, and Dean Deetz added to that. In 5 innings, he allowed a run on a sacrifice fly, a single, walked 2, and struck out 8. Jacob Dorris and Kevin Comer both pitched 2 scoreless innings; Dorris allowed a hit, walked 2, and struck out 2, and Comer retired all 6 Travelers he faced, striking out 4.

Jon Singleton walked to lead off the top of the 2nd and scored Corpus Christi's first run on a single from Trent Woodward. The Hooks got 3 in the 5th thanks to an RBI single from Garrett Stubbs and a 2-run single from Singleton, who led off the 8th with a solo homer. Later in the 8th, Jack Mayfield drove in the final run of the evening with an RBI double. Singleton reached in all four of his plate appearances, going 3-3 with a walk and scoring twice.

The Hooks' tour of Arkansas continues with a 3-game set in Springdale against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Rogelio Armenteros will start the opener, and he'll take on Christian Binford at 4:05.

Buies Creek 9, Winston-Salem 4

W- Sebastian Kessay (1-0)
L- Brannon Easterling (0-1)
S- Nick Hernandez (1)

BC home runs: Kyle Tucker (1, solo in 3rd)

The Carolina Stros have taken their first-ever series. After Winston-Salem tied the game at 4 following a couple of runs in the 2nd, the Astros managed to pull away in the end.

The Dash got the jump on Matt Bower by scoring a pair of runs in the top of the 1st to take a 2-0 lead. Jason Martin started off Buies Creek's response by leading off the bottom of the 1st with a single. Myles Straw and Dex McCall both walked to load the bases for Ryne Birk, who promptly cleared them with a triple. Birk came home on a single from Anthony Hermelyn.

W-S scored 2 more in the 2nd to tie the game at 4, but Kyle Tucker put the Astros back in front after leading off the 3rd with a home run. Arturo Michelena added another run with an RBI single in the 6th, and the Astros put the game out of reach with 3 runs in the 7th. Straw drew another walk, and a couple of errors loaded the bases. Straw wound up scoring on a wild pitch, and Birk, who was batting at the time, hit a sac fly that led to a pitching change for the Dash. Hermelyn greeted the new pitcher, Louie Lechich, with an RBI double.

Hermelyn's two hits both resulted in runs. Martin (1 run), Straw, Tucker, McCall, and Birk (2 runs apiece) accounted for all of Buies Creek's runs.

Matt Bower went 3.1 innings and allowed 4 runs on 7 hits (solo and 2-run homers), walked 2, and struck out 2. Sebaastian Kessay and Nick Hernandez combined to throw 5.2 scoreless innings of relief: Kessay walked 2 and struck out 2 in his 2.2 innings, and Hernandez allowed a hit, walked 1, and fanned 5 over the final 3 innings to get the save.

Franklin Perez makes his season debut today as the Astros look for the sweep. He'll take on Max Beatty at 2:00 Eastern.

Wisconsin 3, Quad Cities 2

W- Daniel Brown (1-0)
L- Carlos Sierra (0-1)
S- Aaron Myers (1)

QC home runs: None.

Once again, the Banditos were bitten by a late home run from the Timber Rattlers.

Spencer Johnson tripled to lead off the 5th and scored the first run of the game on a Jake Rogers groundout. Daz Cameron walked to lead off the 6th, stole 2nd, and scored on a Randy César single. Johnson finished 3-4 on the evening before Alex De Goti came in to pinch-run for him in the 9th. De Goti made it to 2nd after Rogers drew a walk, but they were both stranded to end the game.

Brett Adcock went 4.2 innings and allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 8. Not a bad first effort coming off a serious knee injury.

Erasmo Pinales and Carlos Sierra pitched 1.2 innings apiece: Pinales allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Sierra allowed just 1 hit and struck out 3, but that hit proved to be costly as it was a solo homer hit by Mariano Feliciano with 2 outs in the 8th.

In the series finale, Tyler Britton will take on Cameron Roegner. First pitch is at 1:05.

Saturday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

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Brett Adcock, LHP, Quad Cities
4.2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 8 K

Ryne Birk, 2B, and Anthony Hermelyn, C, Buies Creek
Birk: 1-2, 3B, 4 RBI, 2 R SB (1)
Hermelyn: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Corpus Christi pitchers: W 6-1 @ Arkansas
9 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 14 K
Dean Deetz: W (1-0), 5 IP, H, ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Jacob Dorris: 2 IP, H, 2 BB, 2 K
Kevin Comer: 2 IP, 4 K

Jon Singleton, 1B, Corpus Christi
3-3, solo HR (1), 3 RBI, 2 R

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