Monday, May 1, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Sunday, April 30, 2017

Let's play two in Clinton..... or not.

Reno 11, Fresno 10

W- Silvino Bracho (1-1)
L- Aaron West (0-1)

Fresno home runs: Jack Mayfield (1, 3 season; solo in 1st), Jon Kemmer (2, 3-run in 4th), Preston Tucker (3, 2-run in 5th)

The Grizzlies dropped this series by losing game 4 in walk-off fashion. They couldn't hold a 10-7 lead.

Fresno wasted little time in opening the scoring as Jack Mayfield led off the game with a homer. Jon Kemmer followed with a single and came around to score on a D.J. Fisher double. Kemmer struck again in the 4th by smacking a 3-run homer.

Andrew Aplin walked to lead off the 5th and Preston Tucker followed with a 2-run shot. A.J. Reed and Reid Brignac kept the line moving with a single and a walk, respectively. Juan Centeno moved them over with a sac bunt, and then Mayfield hit an RBI single. Kemmer drove in the last two Fresno runs of the day with a 2-run double.

Mayfield finished 4-6 out of the leadoff spot. Kemmer went 3-6, while Fisher (RBI 2B), Reed (2 R, 2 BB) and Centeno (2B) had two hits apiece.

Mike Hauschild went 3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Keegan Yuhl was the first man out of the Grizzlies bullpen but could only get 2 outs in the 4th; the Aces tagged him for 5 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 4 hits and walked 1. Sean Stutzman pitched 3.1 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Aaron West allowed 3 runs on 3 hits and walked 3 in 1.1 innings.

Edison Frias will face Frank Duncan in the finale of this series. First pitch is at 6:35 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 7, Frisco 1

W- Kent Emanuel (1-1)
L- Yohander Mendez (1-1)

CC home runs: Garrett Stubbs 2 (3; solo in 2nd, 2-run in 8th), Jake Marisnick (1, 2-run in 3rd), Jamie Ritchie (1, solo in 5th), J.D. Davis (6, solo in 6th)

The Hooks made sure to send Jayne off with a fireworks show; all 7 Corpus Christi runs came on the five balls they sent out of the park on Sunday.

Garrett Stubbs opened the scoring with his first homer of the day, a solo shot in the 2nd inning. One inning later, Jake Marisnick clubbed a 2-run homer. Jamie Ritchie sent one out in the 5th, and J.D. Davis got all of one in the 6th. Stubbs capped it off with his second blast of the day, a 2-run homer in the 8th.

Marisnick played a couple of innings in center field before he was lifted. He's received a clean bill of health; the Astros have activated him from the 7-day disabled list for concussions and is back in Houston.

Kent Emanuel allowed 6 hits and struck out 6 over 6.1 shutout innings. Jacob Dorris and Andrew Thome both pitched 1.1 innings; Dorris walked 2 and struck out 3, while Frisco spoiled the shutout with a run off of Thome in the 9th. He allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1.

The Hooks and Roughriders will wrap up their series on the first day of May. Dean Deetz will take on Reed Garrett at 7:05.

Wilmington 5, Buies Creek 2

W- Jared Ruxer (2-1)
L- Ronel Blanco (0-1)

BC home runs: Pat Porter (1, solo in 9th)

The Blue Rocks foiled the Astros' bid to sweep the series by scoring 4 in the top of the 9th to break a 1-1 tie.

Gabriel Valdez acquitted himself well in his first start outside of the complex leagues; he allowed a run on 5 hits and struck out 4 in 5 innings. Ronel Blanco was the first man out of the Buies Creek bullpen and went 3.1 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 2 hits (solo homer), walking 1, and striking out 3. Howie Brey got the final two outs of the 9th and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1.

Dex McCall walked to lead off the 2nd inning. Pat Porter and Anthony Hermelyn joined him on the bases by drawing walks, but all Buies Creek got out of that bases-loaded situation was one run, which McCall scored following a wild pitch. Porter launched a solo homer in the 9th.

After that brief stop at home, the Carolina Stros are back on the road. Alex Winkelman will start the first of a 3-game series against the Carolina Mudcats. He'll face Cody Ponce at 6:00 Eastern.

The doubleheader between Quad Cities and Clinton was cancelled

Due to rain. The games will not be made up since these two games were the last time that they would be meeting in the first half.

The Banditos will have Monday off. They'll welcome Fort Wayne to Modern Woodmen Park at 6:35 on Tuesday. Ryan Hartman will face Jesse Scholtens.

Sunday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Also, please look forward to WTHB's Players of the Month.

Jon Kemmer, OF, Fresno
3-6, 2B, 3-R HR (2), 5 RBI, 2 R

Jack Mayfield, IF, Fresno
4-6, solo HR (1, 3 season), 2 RBI, 2 R

Kent Emanuel, LHP, Corpus Christi
W (1-1), 6.1 IP, 6 H, 6 K

Garrett Stubbs, C, Corpus Christi
2-4, 2 HR (3), 3 RBI

Photo by Bryan Green
Gabriel Valdez, RHP, Buies Creek
5 IP, 5 H, ER, 4 K

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