Saturday, June 24, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Friday, June 23, 2017

This Yordan Alvarez cat looks promising.

Fresno 7, Sacramento 6

W- Tyson Perez (2-0)
L- Derek Law (0-1)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizzlies walked it off Friday night.

Mike Hauschild went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs on 5 hits, walked 3, and struck out 5. Brian Holmes was the first man out of the Fresno bullpen and pitched 1.1 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 2 hits, walking 3, and striking out 1. Kevin Comer threw 1.2 innings and allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1. Tyson Perez got a strikeout in a 1-2-3 9th.

Fresno responded to Sacramento's 3-run 1st inning with 3 of their own in the 3rd. Preston Tucker put them on the board with a 2-run single and Colin Moran hit a sac fly. Both teams scored a run in the 5th; the Grizz got theirs on a D.J. Fisher sac fly. Fisher scored on an A.J. Reed groundout in the 8th.

Max Stassi walked to lead off the bottom of the 9th and Alejandro Garcia came on to run for him. Tony Kemp joined Garcia on the bases by drawing a walk. They both advanced on a Tyler White sac bunt, and then Big Tuck got a free pass to 1st. Fisher went down on strikes, but Colin Moran came through with a walk to tie the game. One batter later, Teoscar Hernandez hit an RBI single to win it.

The top third of the Grizzlies order, which was Kemp (3 R, SB), White (R, BB), and Tucker (2 RBI), all finished with 2 hits on the evening.

Fresno and Sacramento will conclude their series with a doubleheader starting at 5:05 Pacific. Casey Coleman starts game 1 while Dean Deetz gets the nightcap.

Frisco 3, Corpus Christi 2

W- Shane McCain (1-1)
L- Rogelio Armenteros (2-3)
S- Reed Garrett (6)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks scored a pair in the 5th to take a 2-1 lead, but the Roughriders responded with 2 of their own in the top of the 6th. Corpus had a chance to steal it late, but they left the bases loaded to end the game.

Corpus Christi's 2 runs in the 5th came when Kyle Tucker hit into a fielder's choice that scored Jack Mayfield and an RBI single from J.D. Davis. They also missed an opportunity to do more damage in the 5th as they left the bases loaded. Davis and Drew Ferguson had 2 hits apiece.

Rogelio Armenteros went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 10 hits (9 singles and a double) and struck out 5. Sean Stutzman allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1 over 1.1 scoreless innings. Ditto for Ryan Thompson, although he threw 2.2 scoreless innings.

Brock Dykxhoorn takes on Collin Wiles in game 3 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05.

Buies Creek 3, Winston-Salem 0

W- Brett Adcock (2-3, 3-3 season)
L- Dane Dunning (3-3)
S- Nick Hernandez (8)

BC home runs: Yordan Alvarez (1, 10 season; solo in 4th)

Dane Dunning threw a complete game shutout against Buies Creek in last week's doubleheader. The Carolina Stros got even with him on Friday.

Brett Adcock, Justin Ferrell, and Nick Hernandez combined to throw a 3-hit shutout; each of them allowed one hit. Adcock went 5, walking 2, and striking out 5. Ferrell was the first man out of the bullpen and walked 1 while striking out 5 in 3 innings, and Hernandez worked around his hit to complete the shutout, striking out the side in the 9th.

Yordan Alvarez opened the scoring in the 4th with his first Carolina League home run, a solo shot. Jake Rogers went 2-3 with an RBI single in the 5th. Spencer Johnson also had a 2-hit game; he doubled in the 8th and scored the last run of the night on an error that also allowed Randy César to reach. Ryne Birk finished 2-4 with a double and scored on Rogers' single.

Franklin Perez starts game 3 of this series. He'll go up against Jimmy Lambert at 6:30 Eastern.

Quad Cities 7, Cedar Rapids 6

W- Yohan Ramirez (1-1)
L- Sean Poppen (5-2)

QC home runs: Daz Cameron (7, 2-run in 4th), Wander Franco (4, 2-run in 6th)

The Banditos nearly saw a 7-1 lead vanish, but they managed to hang on by the skin of their teeth.

Yohan Ramirez posted a nice start as he allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5 in 5 innings of work. Carlos Sanabria went 1.2 innings and allowed an RBI double, walked 5, and struck out 2. Salvador Montaño allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1 over 1.1 innings, and Erasmo Pinales had a rocky 9th inning, allowing 4 runs on 2 hits (3-run homer) and walking 2. Despite his ordeal, he still found a way to preserve the lead.

Bryan De La Cruz put Quad Cities on the board with his RBI single in the 2nd inning. Troy Sieber, who scored on that play, hit an RBI single in the 4th and came home on Daz Cameron's blast. Ronnie Dawson led off the 6th with a single and scored when Wander Franco launched a homer. De La Cruz hit his second RBI single of the evening in the 8th.

Chuckie Robinson (R, SB), Sieber (RBI, 2 R), and De La Cruz (2 RBI) all finished 2-4 on the night.

Carson LaRue takes on Domenick Carlini at 6:35.

Lowell 7, Tri-City 2

W- Denyi Reyes (1-0)
L- Ben Smith (0-1)

TC home runs: Jake Adams (1, solo in 2nd)

The ValleyCats were foiled in their bid to sweep their first home series of 2017.

Jake Adams smacked a solo homer in the 2nd inning to open the scoring. His first home run as a pro is also his 30th this calendar year. Adams led Division I with 29 homers for Iowa in the spring. Connor MacDonald hit an RBI single in the 3rd.

Cristian Javier pitched 3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 4, and struck out 6. Ben Smith was the first man out of the TC bullpen and allowed 5 runs (4 earned, 3 inherited runners charged to him) on 3 hits, walked 4, and struck out 1 in 1.1 innings. Nathan Thompson didn't have any runs charged to him in his 3.2 innings, but he couldn't get Smith out of a bases-loaded quagmire unscathed. Thompson allowed 3 hits and struck out 7. Reggie Johnson struck out the side in order in the 9th inning.

César Rosado will start the first of a 3-game series against the Vermont Lake Monsters at 7:00 Eastern. He'll take on Oscar Tovar.

Bluefield 9, Greeneville 5

W- Randy Pondler (1-0)
L- Bryan Abreu (0-1)
S- Yonardo Herdenez (1)

Greeneville home runs: Juan Piñeda (1, 2-run in 9th)

Bluefield blew this game open with a pair of 4-run innings.

The Appy Astros scored twice in the 5th as Ruben Castro scored on a Juan Piñeda groundout and Carlos Machado scampered home on a passed ball. Machado ripped an RBI double in the 9th and one batter later, Piñeda launched a 2-run homer, the first of his career.

The bottom third of the order scored all 5 of Greeneville's runs; Castro and Machado scored twice, while Piñeda scored on his homer. Machado (2B, RBI, 2 R) and Brody Westmoreland both finished with 2 hits on the night.

Bryan Abreu went 4.1 innings and allowed 5 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 4 hits (solo homer), walked 2, and struck out 6. Jheyson Caraballo allowed 4 hits, walked 2, struck out 5, and allowed both of the runners he inherited from Abreu to score in 3.1 innings. Ian Hardman got the last two outs of the 8th and 1 out in the 9th, allowing 4 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits and walking 2. Dariel Aquino got the last out of the 9th inning.

Gerardo Bojorquez takes the mound as the Appy Astros wrap up their first series of the year. First pitch is at 6:00 Eastern.

DSL Dodgers1 6, DSL Astros Blue 3

W- Joan Valdez (1-0)
L- Gustavo Almonte (0-2)
S- Luis Pasen (3)

Blue home runs: None.

The Dodgers 1 seized control with 4 runs in the 8th.

Both teams scored one run in the 2nd and the 3rd innings. The Blue team got theirs on a couple of passed balls: Nerio Rodriguez scored in the 2nd and Samir Caraballo did the same in the 3rd. Caraballo scored on Angel Tejeda's RBI single in the 5th. Tejeda finished 3-3 with a double and stole 3 bases.

Jose Antonio Hernandez allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 4 innings. Yulian Frontado tagged in to throw 3 scoreless, allowing a hit and walking 2. Gustavo Almonte allowed 4 runs, a single, and walked 4 in the 8th. He hit a batter with the bases loaded, allowed a sac fly, uncorked a wild pitch, and induced a force out in which a runner scored. Natanael Ventura worked around a hit batter to throw a scoreless 9th.

DSL Indians 8, DSL Astros Orange 6

W- Wuilson Meza (1-0)
L- Wender Oberto (1-1)
S- Luigence Thomas (1)

Orange home runs: None.

Giving up 6 runs in the 1st proved to be too much for the Orange team to overcome.

Team Orange scored 3 in the 1st on RBI singles from Euclides Chavez and Jose Alvarez and a sac fly from Jeury Castillo. Freudis Nova scored on an error following a Chavez single in the 5th. Speaking of Chavez, he added a sac fly to his ledger in the 7th. He doubled in the 9th and scored on a single from Jose Carrillo. Chavez went 3-4, while Nova went 2-4 and scored twice.

Wender Oberto got the start but only got 1 out. He allowed 4 runs (3 inherited runners charged to him) on 2 hits and walked 2. Jervic Chavez allowed 2 runs, a hit, walked 3, and fanned 2 in 1.2 innings. Jairo Solis had the longest outing for the Orange team as he went 3.2 innings; the one run he allowed came on a homer hit by Jhon Torres. Solis allowed 2 other hits, walked 2, and struck out 6. The one run that Fredy Medina allowed in his 1.2 innings came on a homer hit by Henderson de Oleo in the 7th. Medina allowed one other hit and walked 4. Luis De Paula got the last two outs of the 8th.

Friday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Angel Tejeda, OF, DSL Astros Blue: 3-3, 2B, RBI, 3 SB (3)
Euclides Chavez, OF, DSL Astros Orange: 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
Jairo Solis, RHP, DSL Astros Orange: 3.2 IP, 3 H (solo HR allowed), ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Brett Adcock's photo from
Buies Creek Astros pitchers
W 3-0 @ Winston-Salem
9 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 13 K
Brett Adcock: W (2-3, 3-3 season), 5 IP, H, 2 BB, 5 K
Justin Ferrell: 3 IP, H, BB, 5 K
Nick Hernandez: Save (8), IP, H, 3 K

Juan Piñeda's photo taken by Bryan Green
Carlos Machado, OF, and Juan Piñeda, 2B, Greeneville
Machado: 2-3, 2B, RBI, 2 R
Piñeda: 1-4, 2-R HR (1), 3 RBI; 1st career HR

Photo from
Yohan Ramirez, RHP, Quad Cities
W (1-1), 5 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Nathan Thompson, LHP, Tri-City
3.2 IP, 3 H, 7 K

Tony Kemp, 2B, Teoscar Hernandez, OF, and Preston Tucker, OF, Fresno
Kemp: 2-4, 3 R, SB (13)
Hernandez: Walk-off RBI single
Tucker: 2-4, 2 RBI; 9-game hitting streak

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