Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, May 22, 2017

While the Astros did battle with the Tigers, their farm clubs took on the Rangers and Cardinals.

Memphis 9, Fresno 0

W- Josh Zeid (2-1)
L- David Martinez (1-6)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Redbirds forced a split by erupting for 7 runs in the 9th to push their lead to the eventual final score.

David Martinez pitched decently, but the absence of the offense meant that he had to take the L. In 6.1 innings, he allowed 2 runs on 6 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 5. Reymin Guduan was the first man out of the Fresno bullpen and allowed a hit and walked 1 in 1.2 scoreless innings. Ryan Thompson, unfortunately, had to bear the brunt of the Redbirds' onslaught in the 9th. I'll just leave it at that.

Eduardo de Oleo went 2-4 in his first AAA game. Teoscar Hernandez doubled and also stole 3rd, his 5th steal of the season.

The Grizzlies are in the Pacific Northwest for four games against Tacoma starting at 6:05 Pacific. David Paulino will take on Tyler Cloyd.

Corpus Christi 7, Frisco 6

W- Andrew Thome (3-1, 3-2 season)
L- Reed Garrett (1-5)

CC home runs: J.D. Davis (10, 2-run in 6th), Trent Woodward (2, solo in 8th), Drew Ferguson (4, solo in 8th)

The Hooks snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and the series from the Roughriders as they scored two runs in each of the last two innings.

Bryan Muñiz singled to lead off the 2nd and opened the scoring when he came home while Ramon Laureano beat a double play attempt. Frisco responded with 3 in the bottom of the 2nd to take the lead.

J.D. Davis clubbed a 2-run homer in the top of the 6th to tie the game at 3, but the Riders regained the lead with a run in the bottom of the 6th. Trent Woodward and Drew Ferguson launched back-to-back solo blasts in the 8th to put Corpus in front, but once again, Frisco had an answer as they scored two of their own in the bottom of the 8th to go out in front. Ramon Laureano ripped a 2-run triple in the 9th to put the Hooks in the lead again, and they would not relinquish it this time around.

Ferguson extended his hitting streak to 19 games. Muñiz finished 2-4 and scored twice. Jack Mayfield also went 2-4 and scored a run.

Corpus managed to win despite not having an outstanding day in the field; they committed 3 errors and all 6 Frisco runs were unearned. Kyle Smith went 5 innings and allowed 3 unearned runs on 6 hits, walked 3, and struck out 4. Jacob Dorris was the first man out of the Corpus bullpen and allowed 3 unearned runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Andrew Thome allowed both of the runners he inherited from Dorris to score in the 8th but made up for it by throwing a scoreless 9th. He allowed a hit in 1.2 innings.

The Hooks are back home, where Kent Emanuel will start the first game of a 3-game set against Springfield. First pitch is at 7:05.

Down East 8, Buies Creek 1

W- Jeff Springs (1-5)
L- Hector Perez (2-2, 3-3 season)

BC home runs: Jason Martin (7, solo in 9th)

After the Astros took the first two games in blowout fashion, the Wood Ducks returned the favor in the last two games.

Jason Martin spoiled the shutout when he smacked a solo homer in the 9th for Buies Creek's only run of the evening.

Hector Perez went 5 innings and allowed 8 runs (5 earned) on 8 hits (2-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 6. Carlos Sierra stopped the bleeding with 3 scoreless, allowing 2 hits and striking out 3.

The Carolina Stros are headed home, albeit briefly, for a 3-game series against Salem. Alex Winkelman will face Daniel McGrath at 7:00 Eastern.

Quad Cities 5, Peoria 1

W- Cionel Perez (3-2)
L- Ian Oxnevad (0-4)
S- Kevin Hill (1)

QC home runs: Marcos Almonte (6, 2-run in 2nd)

The Banditos got a masterful performance from Cionel Perez to take the opener of this series from the Chiefs.

Cionel did not allow a hit, walked 1, and struck out 10 in 7 innings of work. Peoria greeted Kevin Hill by spoiling the no-hit bid to start the 8th and then spoiled the shutout with a run in the 9th. Hill allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 in the final two frames.

Marcos Almonte opened the scoring by smacking a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning. The other three Quad Cities runs came in the 8th on a 2-run double from Chuckie Robinson and an RBI single from Ronnie Dawson. Almonte and Robinson both finished 2-4 on the night. Daz Cameron also had 2 hits and stole a base, his 9th of the season. The homer was Almonte's 6th of the season, which matches a career high he set in 2015 between both DSL teams and the GCL.

Gabriel Valdez gets the start in game 2 of this series. He'll take on Steven Farinaro at 6:35.

Monday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Photos of Cionel Perez taken by Rich Guill
Quad Cities River Bandits pitchers
W 5-1 vs. Peoria
9 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 13 K
Cionel Perez: W (3-2), 7 IP, BB, 10 K
Kevin Hill: Save (1), 2 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 3 K

Chuckie Robinson, C, Quad Cities
2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R

Photos by Rich Guill
Marcos Almonte, IF, Quad Cities
2-4, 2-R HR (6)

Carlos Sierra, RHP, Buies Creek
3 IP, 2 H, 3 K

Ramon Laureano, OF, Corpus Christi
1-4, go-ahead 2-R 3B in 9th, 3 RBI

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