Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, May 1, 2017

Organization sweep!

Fresno 11, Reno 7

W- Reymin Guduan (2-2)
L- Brian Matusz (0-1)

Fresno home runs: Preston Tucker (4, solo in 1st), Andrew Aplin (1, 2-run in 2nd), D.J. Fisher (6, 3-run in 6th)

The Grizzlies scored 7 unanswered runs to wrap up this series with a win.

Preston Tucker launched a solo homer to open the scoring. Andrew Aplin clubbed a 2-run homer in the 2nd, and Tyler White smacked an RBI triple in the 3rd, which pushed Fresno's lead to 4-1. This was the Grizzlies' last scoring play until the 6th; in the meantime, the Aces took a 7-4 lead.

The Grizzlies' next scoring play was D.J. Fisher's 3-run homer in the 6th that tied the game at 7. Tucker tripled to lead off the 7th and scored the go-ahead run on A.J. Reed's double. White followed by ripping an RBI double and came around to score on a Juan Centeno single. Tucker capped off the evening with an RBI double in the 8th.

The elder Tucker finished a single short of the cycle. Reed finished 4-5 with a pair of doubles. Fisher (2B, 3-R HR, 2 R), White (2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R), Centeno (2B, RBI, R), and Aplin (2-R HR, 2 R) all had two hits on the night.

Edison Frias went 4 innings and allowed 7 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. The bullpen picked him up by throwing 5 scoreless innings to end the game. Reymin Guduan allowed a hit and struck out 3 over 3 innings and Jordan Jankowski allowed 2 hits and fanned 2 in 2 innings of work.

The Grizzlies return home to begin a 4-game set with Sacramento at 6:35 Pacific. Brian Holmes will face Roberto Gomez.

Corpus Christi 6, Frisco 2

W- Dean Deetz (3-0)
L- James Dykstra (0-1)

CC home runs: Drew Ferguson (3, solo in 1st)

The Hooks took the series from the Roughriders as Dean Deetz turned in another nice outing and the Hooks made it 2-2 for the Astros over the Rangers on Monday. Well actually, their game ended first.

Deetz was taken deep by Scott Heineman to start off the game, which was the only run he allowed in 5 innings of work. He also allowed three other hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Michael Freeman and Riley Ferrell both pitched 2 innings out of the bullpen; Freeman allowed 2 hits and walked 2, while Ferrell allowed a run on 3 hits.

Drew Ferguson responded to Heineman's homer by launching one of his own to lead off the bottom of the 1st. Trent Woodward put Corpus in front with an RBI double. Bryan Muñiz ripped a 2-run double in the 6th and Ferguson added a 2-run single. Ferguson and Ramon Laureano both finished 2-4 with a stolen base; they both have 6 on the season.

Corpus will begin a 4-game series in Midland at 6:30. Rogelio Armenteros takes on Corey Walter.

Buies Creek 8, Carolina 7

W- Alex Winkelman (1-0)
L- Cody Ponce (2-2)

BC home runs: Jason Martin (2, solo in 3rd), Pat Porter (2, 2-run in 6th)

The Astros had to fend off a comeback bid from the Mudcats; the difference in this game was Buies Creek scoring a run in each of the first three innings.

Myles Straw scored the first run of the inning on a wild pitch in the opening frame. Anibal Sierra doubled to lead off the 2nd and came home on a sac fly from Eduardo de Oleo, and Jason Martin led off the 3rd with a homer. Pat Porter smacked a 2-run homer in the 6th to push BC's lead to 5-0.

Kyle Tucker ripped a one-out double in the 7th, stole 3rd (7), and scored a Dex McCall single. De Oleo drew a walk to lead off the 8th and didn't have to wait long to score; one batter later, Osvaldo Duarte lashed an RBI triple. Martin walked, which prompted a pitching change. He then stole 2nd on a wild pitch and Duarte took advantage by dashing home.

Martin finished 2-4 with two stolen bases (6). Tucker (2B, R, SB), Sierra (2B, R), and de Oleo (2 2B, R) also finished with 2 hits on the evening.

After failing to get out of the 1st inning in his last appearance, Alex Winkelman got back on track by allowing just 2 hits and fanning 5 over 5 shutout innings. It was a little more daunting for the Astros' bullpen, though. Justin Ferrell was the first man out; he went 1.1 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned, all on home runs) on 6 hits (3-run and solo homers) and struck out 2. Sebastian Kessay came on with the bases loaded in the 7th and extricated Ferrell from the jam without further incident. Kessay got the final two outs of the 7th, striking out 1. Ralph Garza Jr. pitched the final 2 innings and allowed 3 runs (all in the 8th) on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1.

Matt Bower gets the start in game 2. He'll go up against Marcos Diplan at 7:00 Eastern.

Quad Cities was off

After a three-day layoff, the Banditos will finally return to action as they welcome Fort Wayne to Modern Woodmen Park for a three-game set starting at 6:35. Ryan Hartman will face Austin Scholtens.

Monday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Alex Winkelman, LHP, Buies Creek
W (1-0), 5 IP, 2 H, 5 K

Dean Deetz, RHP, Corpus Christi
W (3-0), 5 IP, 4 H (solo HR allowed), ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Reymin Guduan, LHP, and Jordan Jankowski, RHP, Fresno
Guduan: W (2-2), 3 IP, H, 3 K
Jankowski: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K

Jason Martin, OF, Buies Creek
2-4, solo HR (2), 2 SB (6)

Drew Ferguson, OF, Corpus Christi
2-4, solo HR (3), 3 RBI, SB (6)

Andrew Aplin, OF, Fresno
2-3, 2-R HR (1), 2 R, SB (1)

Preston Tucker, OF, Fresno
3-5, 2B, 3B, solo HR (4), 2 RBI, 2 R; finished single shy of cycle

A.J. Reed, 1B, Fresno
4-5, 2 2B. RBI, 2 R

Tyler White, IF, Fresno
2-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R

Derek Fisher, OF, Fresno
2-5, 2B, 3-R HR (6), 2 R

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