Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, May 29, 2017


Fresno 10, Albuquerque 3

W- Trent Thornton (2-2, 3-4 season)
L- Barry Enright (2-1)

Fresno home runs: A.J. Reed (7, 2-run in 5th), D.J. Fisher (12, 3-run in 8th)

Trent Thornton shackled the 'Topes and the offense pounded out 15 hits in a Memorial Day romp.

Thornton allowed just 1 run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 6 innings of work. Reymin Guduan allowed a run on a double, walked 1, and struck out 1 in the 7th, and Brendan McCurry pitched the final 2 innings, allowing a solo homer to Jordan Patterson in the 9th. McCurry also allowed 3 other hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in his season debut. He had to sit out the first 50 games of the year after a positive test for methamphetamine in the off-season.

Teoscar Hernandez put Fresno on the board with an RBI single in the 3rd. Colin Moran and A.J. Reed followed with RBI singles of their own, and Preston Tucker added a sacrifice fly. Reed whacked a 2-run homer in the 5th. Jon Kemmer and Tony Kemp both walked to lead off the 8th. Kemmer then stole 2nd and scored on an error following a Tyler White single. One batter later, D.J. Fisher sent one off the batter's eye for a 3-run home run.

Fisher reached in all five of his plate appearances on the evening, going 3-3 with a couple of walks and a couple of runs scored. His 12 homers tops the system. Teoscar (RBI, R) and Moran (RBI, 2 R) also finished with 3 hits on the evening. Reed (2-R HR, 3 RBI) and Kemp (2 R) had 2 hits apiece.

Fresno and Albuquerque will wrap up their series at 6:35 Pacific as Mike Hauschild goes up against Matt Flemer.

Corpus Christi was off

Kent Emanuel gets the start for the Hooks as they kick off a 3-game series in Springfield tonight at 6:30.

Buies Creek 13, Frederick 4

W- Justin Ferrell (4-3)
L- Cristian Alvarado (2-6)

BC home runs: Ryne Birk (5, 3-run in 2nd), Kyle Tucker (9, solo in 6th)

The Carolina Stros earned the split with a 13-run, 17-hit assault in the finale. They outscored the Keys 13-2 the rest of the way after falling behind 2-0 after the opening inning.

Franklin Perez went 3.1 innings and allowed 2 runs (both in the 1st) on 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3. Sebastian Kessay was the first man out of the Buies Creek bullpen, and the two runs he allowed in his 1.1 innings came on a homer hit by Yermin Mercedes in the 5th. Kessay also allowed 2 other hits and struck out 2. Justin Ferrell allowed 4 hits and struck out 4 over 3.1 scoreless, and Nick Hernandez got a strikeout in a 1-2-3 9th.

Buies Creek scored 4 runs in the 2nd, all with 2 outs in the inning. Jason Martin ripped an RBI double and Ryne Birk followed by launching a 3-run homer. Pat Porter smacked an RBI double in the 3rd and came around to score on Arturo Michelena's single. Jake Rogers hit a sac fly in the 4th and Kyle Tucker cranked a solo shot in the 6th. In the 7th, Anthony Hermelyn drew a bases-loaded walk and Rogers ripped a 2-run double. Michelena capped it off in the 9th with a 2-run single.

Rogers (2B, 3 RBI) and Porter (2B, RBI) both finished the day with 3 hits and 2 runs scored. Martin (2B, RBI, 2 R), Birk (3-R HR, 2 R, SB), Little Tuck (solo HR, 2 R, 2 BB, SB), Michelena (3 RBI), and Anibal Sierra (2 R) all finished with 2 hits. Hermelyn drew 3 walks.

Buies Creek is back home and they have today off. They'll start a 4-game series with Carolina tomorrow.

Quad Cities 7, Beloit 3

W- Ronel Blanco (1-0, 1-1 season)
L- Matt Milburn (2-4)

QC home runs: Chuckie Robinson 2 (4; solo in 2nd, 2-run in 4th), Wander Franco (2, solo in 2nd), Carmen Benedetti (1, solo in 7th)

After Beloit battered them with three homers on Sunday, the Banditos returned the favor on Memorial Day.

Yordan Alvarez opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st and Carmen Benedetti scored another run when Rodrigo Ayarza grounded into a double play later in the frame. Chuckie Robinson turned in his first multi-homer game as a pro: he and Wander Franco hit back-to-back solo shots in the 2nd, and then he smacked a 2-run homer in the 4th. Benedetti hit a solo shot in the 7th for the final Quad Cities run; he and Robinson both had two hits on the evening.

Forrest Whitley went 3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1. Ronel Blanco and Kevin Hill picked him up out of the bullpen and combined to allow just one run the rest of the way. Blanco went 4 innings and allowed that one run on a solo homer hit by Kyle Nowlin in the 7th. He also allowed 3 other hits and struck out 6. Hill allowed a hit, walked 1, and fanned 3 over 2 scoreless to finish the game.

Quad Cities will start a 3-game series in Cedar Rapids tonight at 6:35. It's a pretty big series in store for the Banditos as they sit 3 games behind the division-leading Kernels.

Monday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Follow the Buies Creek Astros on Twitter @bcreekastros
Buies Creek Astros 
W 13-4 @ Frederick
13 R, 17 H, E
Ryne Birk: 2-6, 3-R HR (5), SB (5)
Kyle Tucker: 2-4, solo HR (9), 2 R
Jake Rogers: 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R
Pat Porter: 3-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R
Arturo Michelena: 2-5, 3 RBI
Justin Ferrell: W (4-3), 3.1 IP, 4 H, 4 K

Chuckie Robinson, C, and Carmen Benedetti, 1B/OF, Quad Cities
Robinson: 2-3, 2 HR (4), 3 RBI; 1st career multi-HR game
Benedetti: 2-4, 2B, solo HR (1), 2 R

Quad Cities River Bandits bullpen
6 IP, 5 H (solo HR allowed), ER, BB, 9 K
Ronel Blanco (not pictured): W (1-0, 1-1 season), 4 IP, 4 H (solo HR allowed), ER, 6 K
Kevin Hill (above): 2 IP, H, BB, 3 K

Trent Thornton, RHP, Fresno
W (2-2, 3-4 season), 6 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 3 K

Derek Fisher, OF, A.J. Reed, 1B, Teoscar Hernandez, OF, and Colin Moran, 3B, Fresno
Fisher: 3-3, 3-R HR (12), 2 R, 2 BB
Reed: 2-5, 2-R HR (7), 3 RBI
Hernandez: 3-5, RBI, R
Moran: 3-5, RBI, 2 R

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