Thursday, July 13, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, July 12, 2017

AAA All-Star Game

Colin Moran went 2-4 with a solo homer in the 2nd inning and scored twice as the Pacific Coast League topped the International League 6-4. D.J. Fisher started in CF and went 0-3, while Max Stassi entered the game as a substitute at catcher in the 4th and went 1-2 before getting subbed out.

Trent Thornton gets the start as Fresno returns to action tonight against Tacoma. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Midland 7, Corpus Christi 1

W- Dustin Hurlbutt (1-1)
L- Alex Winkelman (0-5, 2-5 season)

CC home runs: None.

Well, at least they didn't get shut out.

Alex Winkelman and Akeem Bostick both went 4 innings with differing results. Winkelman actually came out for the 5th but allowed both of the Midland hitters he faced to reach; they both ended up scoring when he left. Winkelman allowed 6 runs (5 earned, 2 inherited runners charged to him) on 8 hits (solo homer), walked 3, and struck out 2. Bostick allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3.

Kyle Tucker had 2 of the 4 Corpus Christi hits. Bryan De La Cruz had a pinch-hit double in the 9th and scored the lone Hooks run on an error.

Brock Dykxhoorn faces A.J. Puk in game 2. First pitch is at 7:00.

Buies Creek 8, Frederick 2

W- Hector Perez (4-3, 5-4 season)
L- Ofelky Peralta (2-8)

BC home runs: None.

Buies Creek erupted for 5 runs in the bottom of the 2nd in response to Frederick scoring first. Three pitchers held the Keys to just 2 hits in this one.

Stephen Wrenn walked to lead off the big 2nd inning and wound up scoring on a wild pitch. Alex De Goti then lashed an RBI double and Myles Straw followed with a 2-run single. Straw came home on a Ryne Birk single. Birk added an RBI double to his ledger in the 4th. Jake Rogers added an RBI single later in the frame and an error on the play allowed Birk to come home. Birk finished 4-5 and was the only player on either side to finish with a multi-hit game.

Hector Perez went 5 innings and allowed a run on a wild pitch, a single, walked 4, and struck out 5. Ryan Hartman and Sean Stutzman followed with 2 innings apiece; they both walked 1 and struck out 4. Hartman allowed a hit while Stutzman allowed an unearned run following an error.

Matt Bower faces Keegan Akin at 7:00 Eastern.

Quad Cities 5, South Bend 2

W- Carson LaRue (9-3)
L- Manuel Rondon (9-3)

QC home runs: None.

Carson LaRue's fine season continued with yet another strong start.

LaRue allowed a run on 4 hits and struck out 3 in 7 innings. Lucas Williams allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 over the last 2 innings.

Chuckie Robinson opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 3rd. Later in the frame, Daz Cameron drew a walk and Robinson wound up scoring on an error. In the 5th inning, Daz scored on an error and Wander Franco came home on a wild pitch. Ronnie Dawson and Carmen Benedetti both finished 3-5, while Robinson and Daz had 2 hits apiece.

Ronel Blanco will take on Tyson Miller in game 2. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

State College 10, Tri-City 4

W- Sam Tewes (2-2)
L- Colin McKee (0-2)

TC home runs: Jake Adams (5, 2-run in 1st)

The ValleyCats scored twice in the 1st and the 9th. Unfortunately for them, the Spikes scored their 10 runs in between.

Kit Scheetz went 4 innings in his Tri-City debut, allowing a run on 3 hits, walking 1, and striking out 2. Colin McKee was the first man out of the bullpen and threw 3.2 innings, allowing 6 runs (5 earned, 2 inherited runners charged to him), 3 hits (solo and 2-run homers), walking 3, and striking out 4. Ben Smith got the last out of the 8th, but not before allowing 3 runs, a hit, and walking 2. Luis Ramirez got himself out of a bases-loaded jam in the 9th; he allowed a hit and walked 2.

The two Jakes provided the offense on Wednesday. Adams launched a 2-run homer in the 1st, while Meyers hit a 2-run infield single in the 9th. Luis Payano went 3-5 with a double and Kristian Trompiz finished 2-3 with 2 stolen bases (8, 10 season) and a run scored.

Tri-City and State College will wrap up this series at 7:00 Eastern as Carlos Hiraldo faces Daniel Castano.

Greeneville 5, Bluefield 3

W- Cole Watts (1-1)
L- Graham Spraker (0-1)
S- Willy Collado (2)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros nipped the Blue Jays with a pair in the 9th to break a 3-3 tie.

Oscar Campos had a hand in the first two Greeneville runs, ripping RBI doubles in the 2nd and the 5th. Patrick Mathis scored on both doubles. Campos ended up scoring from 2nd base on a wild pitch after his 5th-inning RBI double. Joan Mauricio put the Appy Astros in front with an RBI single in the 9th and Mathis scored the final run of the evening on a Cody Bohanek sac fly. Campos finished 3-3 on the night, while Mathis went 2-3.

Hansel Paulino allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits (2-run homer) and struck out 2 in 5 innings of work. Cole Watts went 3 innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 2, and Willy Collado worked around a hit in the 9th to close it out.

Francisco Villegas starts game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

GCL Astros 4, GCL Marlins 0 in 8.1 innings

W- Juan Corniel (2-0)
L- Cody Poteet (0-1)

GCL home runs: None.

This game was called with one out in the 9th due to rain. Four pitchers combined on a shutout, holding the Marlins to 3 hits.

Jheyson Caraballo allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 2.2 innings. Juan Corniel struck out 5 over 3.1 perfect innings, and Javier Navas and Brendan Feldmann finished with a scoreless inning apiece. Navas allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 2 in the 7th, while Feldmann worked around a hit in the 8th.

The Palm Beach Stros scored 3 in the 3rd; all of the runs came with 2 outs in the inning. Ozziel Sanchez-Galan walked and dashed home on a Jonathan Matute triple. Jose Benjamin followed with a triple and Orlando Marquez brought him in with a double. Andrés Santana went 2-4 and hit an RBI single in the 5th. Benjamin finished 3-4 and scored twice.

DSL Red Sox 8, DSL Astros Blue 7 in 7.2 innings

W- Antonio Police (1-0)
L- Freylin Garcia (0-5)

Blue home runs: Nerio Rodriguez (2, solo in 5th)

This game was also called due to rain. The Blue team had a 5-0 lead after 2 innings but ended up squandering it.

Everyone in the lineup recorded a hit; Anthony Rodriguez led the way by going 2-5. One of his hits was an RBI double. Nerio Rodriguez homered for the 2nd straight game when he sent one out in the 5th. Kendy Moya and Leonardo Gonzalez drove in 2 apiece.

Renny Ugarte went 4 innings and allowed a run on 6 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Freylin Garcia was the first man out of the Blue team bullpen and allowed 7 runs (6 earned) on 8 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Jonger Ochoa got 2 outs in the 8th, allowing a hit and walking 1.

DSL Dodgers2 4, DSL Astros Orange 2 in 7.2 innings

W- Aldry Acosta (1-0)
L- Christian Mejias (0-1)
S- Ricardo Hernandez (2)

Orange home runs: None.

Game called on account of rain.

Ramiro Rodriguez had 2 of Team Orange's 3 hits in this game and scored on a double play in the 7th. Sean Mendoza scored the first run of the day on a wild pitch in the 1st.

Christian Mejias allowed 4 runs on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 in 3 innings. Fabricio Reina was excellent out of the bullpen, allowing a hit and striking out 5 over 4 scoreless. Jose Betances got 2 outs in the 8th and walked 2.

Wednesday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Fabricio Reina, RHP, DSL Astros Orange: 4 IP, H, 5 K

GCL Astros: W 4-0 @ GCL Marlins
Jheyson Caraballo: 2.2 IP, H, BB, 2 K
Juan Corniel: W (2-0), 3.1 IP, 5 K; perfect outing
Javier Navas: IP, H, BB, 2 K
Brendan Feldmann: IP, H
Jose Benjamin: 3-4, 3B, RBI, 2 R

Buies Creek Astros pitchers: W 8-2 vs. Frederick
2 H, 2 R (1 ER), 6 BB, 13 K
Hector Perez: W (4-3, 5-4 season), 5 IP, H, ER, 4 BB, 5 K
Ryan Hartman: 2 IP, H, BB, 4 K
Sean Stutzman: 2 IP, unearned run, BB, 4 K

Ryne Birk, 2B, Buies Creek
4-5, 2B, 2 RBI, R; 13-game hitting streak

Carson LaRue, RHP, Quad Cities
W (9-3), 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 K

Oscar Campos, C, Greeneville
3-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

His mugshot on
Cole Watts, LHP, Greeneville
W (1-1), 3 IP, 2 H, 2 K

Colin Moran, 3B, Fresno
2-4, solo HR, 2 R in AAA All-Star Game

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