Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, July 10, 2017

The Astros' farm clubs started off a new week by doing alright against their Mariners counterparts.

Fresno is off until Thursday

The 2017 AAA All-Star Game will take place on Wednesday, July 12, at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington, home of the Tacoma Rainiers. Fresno will be represented by D.J. Fisher and Colin Moran.

Fresno returns to action on Thursday; Moran and Fisher don't have to go anywhere (provided that they're still with the team) because the Grizzlies will kick off the second half of their season with a 4-game series in Tacoma.

Corpus Christi 6, Arkansas 5

W- Kent Emanuel (5-5)
L- Brett Ash (5-8)

CC home runs: Jack Mayfield (9, 10 season; solo in 3rd)

After going 1-5 in the state of Arkansas at the end of June and the start of July, the Hooks got a little bit of revenge on the Arkansas clubs by winning both series at Whataburger Field.

Collin McHugh went 4.1 innings in his latest rehab start and allowed 3 unearned runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Riley Ferrell got the last two outs of the 5th, one via strikeout. Kent Emanuel threw the last 4 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 7 hits while striking out 4.

Garrett Stubbs had a huge night at the plate on Monday. He opened the scoring with a 2-run double in the 2nd inning. Corpus got a pair in the 3rd on a Jack Mayfield solo blast and an Arturo Michelena RBI single. Mayfield added an RBI single to his ledger in the 4th and Stubbs ripped an RBI double in the 5th.

Stubbs went 4-5 on the evening, while Mayfield (solo HR, 2 RBI), Michelena (RBI, R), and Tony Nuñez all finished 2-4.

Alex Winkelman will start the first of a 4-game series in Midland. He'll face Dustin Hurlbutt at 6:30.

Buies Creek 4, Down East 2

W- Brett Adcock (3-3, 4-3 season)
L- Emerson Martinez (1-8)
S- Franklin Perez (2)

BC home runs: Jake Rogers (8, 14 season; 2-run in 4th)

Buies Creek took the last three games of this series after the Wood Ducks won the opener. Brett Adcock has settled in nicely after a rough introduction to the Carolina League. Meanwhile, Franklin Perez received some good news following this game: He's now on his way to Corpus Christi.

The one run Adcock allowed in his 5 innings came on a solo homer hit by Matt Lipka. He allowed one other hit, walked 1, and struck out 4. Perez finished it off by allowing an unearned run on 3 hits, walking 2, and striking out 5 in the final 4 innings.

Jake Rogers launched a 2-run homer in the 4th inning to put the Carolina Stros on the board and in the lead. It's his third consecutive game with a home run. Yordan Alvarez went 2-3 with a sac fly in the 5th, and Myles Straw scored on a wild pitch in the 7th.

Buies Creek has today off. Hector Perez will start the first of a 4-game series against the Frederick Keys on Wednesday.

Quad Cities 6, Clinton 1

W- Yohan Ramirez (2-1)
L- Brandon Miller (8-4)

QC home runs: Josh Rojas (4, solo in 3rd)

Yohan Ramirez turned in a nice outing to give the Banditos a series win.

Ramirez allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3 over 5 shutout innings. Carlos Sanabria allowed a run on 3 hits and struck out 3 in 3 innings, and Salvador Montaño worked around a hit and a walk to finish the game, striking out 1 in a scoreless 9th.

Daz Cameron reached on an error to start the 2nd inning and scored the first run of the night on a Troy Sieber groundout. Josh Rojas whacked the first pitch he saw in the 3rd for a homer. Daz ripped an RBI triple in the 6th and scored on a Wander Franco single. Quad Cities got their last two runs in the 8th when Osvaldo Duarte got plunked with the bases loaded and Gabriel Bracamonte added a sac fly. Franco went 2-4 with a double, while Daz had the RBI triple and scored 3 runs.

Quad Cities has Tuesday off. They'll head to South Bend to start a 3-game series on Wednesday.

Tri-City was off

The ValleyCats will start a 3-game series with State College at 7:00 Eastern.

Kingsport 13, Greeneville 7

W- Joe Cavallaro (1-1)
L- Noel Pinto (0-1)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros had to settle for the split after taking the first two games of the series from the K-Mets.

Greeneville got 4 in the top of the 4th to take the lead. Gilberto Celestino scored the first run on a Roman Garcia groundout, and then they got RBI singles from Frankeny Fernandez, Joan Mauricio, and Reiny Beltre. In the 6th, Martin Figueroa hit an RBI single, Frankeny scored on a wild pitch, and Reiny added another RBI single to his ledger. Beltre and Fernandez both finished with 2 hits on the evening.

Greeneville's pitchers had a tough night, and I think I'll leave it at that. Dariel Aquino was the only pitcher who allowed fewer runs than innings pitched; he was the first man out of the bullpen and allowed a run on 5 hits while striking out 2 in 2 innings.

After a day off, the Appy Astros will start a 3-game series in Bluefield.

GCL Nationals 9, GCL Astros 1

W- Jesús Luzardo (1-0)
L- Tanner Duncan (0-1)

GCL home runs: Jonathan Matute (1, solo in 5th)

It was all Nats in this matchup between complex-mates.

Jose Benjamin went 2-4 with a double. Jonathan Matute's solo homer in the 5th was the Palm Beach Stros' only run of the day.

Tanner Duncan went 4 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits (2-run homer), walked 3, and struck out 2. Chauncey Nuñez only got one out in the 5th. He allowed 2 hits, both of which were homers, 3 runs, and walked 1. Jairo Solis went 2.2 innings in his U.S. debut and allowed 2 unearned runs on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Carlos Pimentel struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 8th.

DSL Dodgers1 5, DSL Astros Blue 2

W- Juan Gonzalez (1-2)
L- Bryan Solano (0-2)
S- Adolfo Ramirez (4)

Blue home runs: None.

Both teams had a scoring inning; the Dodgers scored more in theirs.

The Blue team got their two runs in the bottom of the 9th on RBI singles from Yorbin Ceuta and Angel Tejeda. Ronaldo Urdaneta went 2-4 on the day.

Flaer Gonzalez and Denilson Lugo started out with 3 scoreless innings apiece: Gonzalez walked 2 and struck out 2, while Lugo allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1. Bryan Solano allowed 4 unearned runs (3 inherited runners charged to him), a hit, walked 3, and struck out 1 in 1.2 innings, and Jervic Chavez allowed an unearned run and a hit in 1.1 innings.

DSL Indians 7, DSL Astros Orange 1

W- Diarlin Jimenez (3-2)
L- Jesús Bernaez (1-3)

Orange home runs: None.

Kelvin Perez scored Team Orange's only run on a Euclides Chavez groundout in the 8th.

Mauricio Santana allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5 in 2.2 innings. Jesús Bernaez went 3.1 innings and allowed 5 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 3 hits, walked 4, and struck out 1. Alex Blanco allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2 in 2 innings.

Monday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

 Brett Adcock's photo taken by Rich Guill
Buies Creek Astros pitchers: W 4-2 @ Down East
Brett Adcock: W (3-3, 4-3 season), 5 IP, 2 H (solo HR allowed), ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Franklin Perez: Save (2), 4 IP, 3 H, unearned run, 2 BB, 5 K; promoted to Corpus Christi following game

His mugshot on MiLB.com
Yordan Alvarez, 1B, Buies Creek
2-3, 2B, RBI, R

His mugshot on MiLB.com
Yohan Ramirez, RHP, Quad Cities
W (2-1), 5 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K

Garrett Stubbs, C, and Jack Mayfield, IF, Corpus Christi
Stubbs: 4-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R
Mayfield: 2-4, solo HR (9, 10 season), 2 RBI

1 comment:

  1. Any word on McHugh's velocity last night?

    I remember seeing a recent article (I think from Tags) stating that he velo was way down in his first couple of rehab starts.