Sunday, May 14, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Saturday, May 13, 2017

Fresno 6, Oklahoma City 4

W- Reymin Guduan (3-3)
L- Jair Jurrjens (3-1)
S- Jordan Jankowski (4)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizzlies scored in four consecutive innings and withstood an 8th-inning rally to take the lead in the series.

Fresno got on the board in the 4th thanks to a pair of RBI doubles from A.J. Reed and Reid Brignac. Preston Tucker smacked a 2-run double in the 5th to put them in front, and they added a run in the 6th on a Tony Kemp RBI single and one more in the 7th on an RBI double from Tyler White.

Everyone in the starting 9+1 recorded a hit. D.J. Fisher led the way in that category by going 3-5. He extended his hitting streak to 16 games and also scored and stole a base. Kemp and Reed both finished with 2 hits on the evening.

Mike Hauschild went 4 innings and allowed 2 runs; Max Muncy tripled in the 1st and ended up scoring on a wild pitch. The other run came on a solo homer hit by Ike Davis. Those were the only two hits that Hauschild allowed; he also walked 2 and struck out 4.

Reymin Guduan and Tyson Perez both pitched 2 innings; Guduan turned in a scoreless outing, walking 2 and striking out 1. The two runs Perez allowed came on a home run hit by O'Koyea Dickson in the 8th. Tyson allowed one other hit, walked 1, and fanned 2. Jordan Jankowski worked around a couple of walks, one of which was intentional, to close out the game; he struck out Drew Maggi to end the game.

The Grizzlies and Dodgers will conclude their series at 2:05. Francis Martes will face Trevor Oaks.

Corpus Christi 7, Midland 1

W- Rogelio Armenteros (2-1)
L- Cody Stull (1-2)

CC home runs: Jon Singleton (5, grand slam in 6th)

The Hooks snapped their 10-game losing streak thanks to a 6-run 6th that was punctuated by Jon Singleton's grand slam.

Josh James threw 5 innings and allowed just one run on a sac fly, a double, walked 4, and struck out 4. Rogelio Armenteros tagged in to throw 3 scoreless, allowing 3 hits, walking 2, and striking out 5. Andrew Thome threw a 1-2-3 9th.

All six runs in that big 6th inning came with two outs. Ramon Laureano drew a walk to keep the inning alive. He then stole 2nd and scored Corpus Christi's first run on a single from Kristian Trompiz. Drew Ferguson followed with a single, and Bobby Boyd singled to bring in Trompiz. J.D. Davis legged out an infield single to load the bases for Singleton, who promptly cleared them with a salami. He capped off the night with an RBI double in the 8th.

Ferguson and Davis both finished 3-5 with a run scored on the evening. Singleton (2B, grand slam, 5 RBI), Boyd (RBI, 2 R, SB), and Trompiz (RBI, R) all had two hits.

Cy Sneed will start the series finale. He'll go up against James Naile at 2:05.

Buies Creek 4, Down East 2

W- Justin Ferrell (3-2)
L- Wes Benjamin (2-3)
S- Nick Hernandez (6)

BC home runs: Dexture McCall (2, solo in 3rd)

Buies Creek put up the only crooked-numbered inning in this game and that turned out to be the difference. In 14 head-to-head meetings across the Majors and two minor league levels, the Astros organization is 10-4 against the Rangers organization. (Fresno and Round Rock have yet to play each other in the Pacific Coast League.)

The one run that Justin Ferrell surrendered in his 5 innings of work came on a solo home run from Josh Morgan in the 2nd inning. He allowed two singles, walked 1, and struck out 4. Matt Bower allowed a run on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2 in 3 innings of work. Nick Hernandez struck out a pair and worked around a hit and a walk to close it out for the second night in a row.

Morgan put the Wood Ducks on the scoreboard first, but their lead wouldn't last long because Dex McCall led off the 3rd with a homer. Two batters later, Arturo Michelena singled and Jason Martin followed with a triple to put the Astros in the lead. Martin scored on a Kyle Tucker groundout in the 5th. Myles Straw led off the 8th with a triple and Little Tuck capped off the evening by bringing him in with a single. Martin, Straw, and Michelena all finished 2-4 with a run scored; both of Martin's hits went for extra bases.

The Astros will look for the sweep as Yoanys Quiala takes the mound. He'll go up against Richelson Peña at 2:00 Eastern.

Dayton 10, Quad Cities 9 in 11 innings

W- Patrick Riehl (1-1)
L- Erasmo Pinales (0-1)

QC home runs: Chuckie Robinson (1, 2-run in 8th), Rodrigo Ayarza (5, 3-run in 9th)

The Banditos successfully erased a 5-run deficit in this game to force extra innings.... only to see the Dragons complete the sweep as they walked off with the win.

Rodrigo Ayarza kicked off his huge night with an RBI single in the 1st inning. Carmen Benedetti ripped an RBI double in the 5th that tied the game at 2, but then Dayton put up 5 in the bottom of the 5th to put them firmly in control. Ray Henderson smacked an RBI double in the 7th. The Dragons responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the 7th to re-establish their 5-run lead, but Chuckie Robinson and Ayarza had other ideas. Robinson smacked a 2-run homer in the 8th to cut the deficit to three runs, and then down to their final out, Ayarza tied the game with a 3-run home run to send it into extra innings. Ayarza wasn't done; he hit an RBI single in the top of the 11th that gave Quad Cities a 9-8 lead. He finished 4-5 on the evening. Marcos Almonte went 3-5 with a stolen base (2) and scored a run.

Ryan Hartman went 4 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walked 4, and struck out 2. Ronel Blanco got the first two outs of the 5th via strikeout, but he got tagged for 5 runs on 6 hits. Enoli Paredes threw 5.1 innings in order to stop the bleeding; the one hit he allowed was a solo homer to Hector Vargas in the 7th. Paredes also walked 2 and struck out 2. Erasmo Pinales got two outs in the 11th; he needed to get three. The Dragons got him for 2 runs on 2 hits and he also issued a couple of walks.

Quad Cities has today off. They'll return to action Monday morning as they begin a 3-game series with Burlington.

Saturday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Rodrigo Ayarza, IF, Quad Cities
4-5, 3-R HR (5), 5 RBI

Photo by Bryan Green
Enoli Paredes, RHP, Quad Cities
5.1 IP, H (solo HR), ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Justin Ferrell, RHP, Buies Creek
W (3-2), 5 IP, 3 H (solo HR allowed), ER, BB, 4 K

Jason Martin, OF, Buies Creek, and Kristian Trompiz, IF, Corpus Christi
Martin: 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, R
Trompiz: 2-4, RBI, R

Jon Singleton, 1B, Corpus Christi
2-3, 2B, grand slam (5), 5 RBI

Bobby Boyd, OF, Corpus Christi
2-4, RBI, 2 R, SB (3)

Corpus Christi pitchers: W 7-1 vs. Midland
9 IP, 4 H, ER, 6 BB, 9 K
Josh James: 5 IP, H, ER, 4 BB, 4 K
Rogelio Armenteros: W (2-1), 3 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 K
Andrew Thome: IP; 2 groundouts, 1 line drive out

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