Saturday, July 22, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Friday, July 21, 2017

Fresno 5, Round Rock 0

W- Dean Deetz (3-3, 7-5 season)
L- David Ledbetter (2-2)

Fresno home runs: Tyler White (18, 2-run in 1st), Preston Tucker (18, solo in 6th), A.J. Reed (20, solo in 6th), Jon Kemmer (14, solo in 7th)

The Grizzlies battered Arlington's AAA team with four homers to take the first game of this series. This series is the only time where the Astros and Rangers' AAA teams will face each other in 2017.

Tyler White launched a 2-run homer in the 1st to open the scoring. Preston Tucker and A.J. Reed went back-to-back in the 6th, and Jon Kemmer capped off the evening with his solo blast in the 7th. White and Juan Centeno (2B) had 2 hits apiece.

Dean Deetz allowed 5 hits, walked 3, and struck out 7 over 5.1 shutout innings. Brendan McCurry struck out 3 in 1.2 perfect innings. The Express loaded the bases on Ashur Tolliver with a couple of hits and a walk in the 8th, but he worked his way out of the jam in the 8th to keep the shutout alive. Dayan Diaz allowed a hit and struck out 2 in the 9th to complete the shutout.

Mike Hauschild will face James Dykstra in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Midland 6, Corpus Christi 5

W- Carlos Navas (1-3)
L- Framber Valdez (3-2, 5-5 season)
S- Sam Bragg (3)

CC home runs: Jack Mayfield (14, 15 season; 2-run in 1st)

The Hooks knocked Casey Meisner around, but when the RockHounds turned to their bullpen... they didn't fare as well.

Jack Mayfield went 2-5 and opened the scoring with a 2-run homer in the 1st inning. Jason Martin also finished with 2 hits, and one of those was a bases-clearing double in the 3rd inning. Mayfield has homered in three straight games.

Cy Sneed went 4.1 innings and allowed 3 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 7 hits, walked 3, and struck out 1. Framber Valdez tagged in for 2 innings and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. Riley Ferrell walked 1 over 1.2 scoreless innings.

Franklin Perez makes his first Texas League start tonight as he takes on Dustin Hurlbutt at 7:00.

Buies Creek 5, Carolina 3

W- Erasmo Pinales (1-0, 4-1 season)
L- Conor Harber (2-7)
S- Sean Stutzman (1)

BC home runs: Anthony Hermelyn (2, solo in 4th), Stephen Wrenn (4, 7 season; 2-run in 7th)

The Mudcats managed to tie the game at 3, but Stephen Wrenn's 2-run homer in the 7th put Buies Creek back in front, and that blast proved to be the difference.

Forrest Whitley allowed 2 runs on a double, one other hit, walked 2, and struck out 7 in 3.2 innings. Erasmo Pinales was the first man out of the Astros bullpen and went 3.1 innings. He allowed a run on a strikeout that got away from Jake Rogers. As Rogers threw down to 1B to complete the out, the man on 3rd dashed home and scored. Pinales also allowed a single, walked 2, and struck out 5. Sean Stutzman walked 1 and struck out 3 over the final 2 innings to get the save.

Anthony Hermelyn's homer in the 2nd opened up the scoring. Yordan Alvarez ripped an RBI double in the 4th and scored on a sac fly from Rogers. Wrenn finished 3-5 on the evening and scored on Alvarez's double.

The series now shifts to Buies Creek for the last two games. Brett Adcock will go up against Frank Lopez at 6:00 Eastern.

Quad Cities 14, Lansing 3

W- Patrick Sandoval (1-1, 2-3 season)
L- Osman Gutierrez (2-8)

QC home runs: Daz Cameron (11, 3-run in 1st), Chuckie Robinson (10, 3-run in 5th)

The Banditos outscored the Lugnuts 36-9 in taking 2 of 3 in this series; they scored in all but one inning and pounded out 15 hits on Friday.

Josh Rojas opened the scoring in the 1st with an RBI triple and he ended up scoring on Daz Cameron's 3-run blast. Quad Cities put up one in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th as follows: Carmen Benedetti ripped an RBI double, Chas McCormick drew a bases-loaded walk, and Rojas added a sac fly to his ledger.

In the 5th, Ronnie Dawson hit an RBI single and scored when Chuckie Robinson launched a 3-run homer. Kristian Trompiz smacked an RBI triple in the 6th and scored on an Osvaldo Duarte groundout. Ray Henderson drove in the last River Bandits run with a single in the 7th.


Patrick Sandoval went 5.1 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5. Robert Corniel allowed a run on a force out, a single, walked 4, and struck out 2 in 2.1 innings, and Dustin Hunt walked 3 and struck out 3 in 1.1 innings.

Tonight, Quad Cities will start a 3-game series with the Great Lakes Loons. First pitch is at 6:35.

Tri-City 8, Lowell 1

W- Parker Mushinski (2-0)
L- Dakota Smith (2-2)
S- Hunter Martin (1)

TC home runs: J.J. Matijevic (4, solo in 8th)

Tri-City busted this one open with a 4-run 5th inning.

Alex House struck out 4 over 2 scoreless innings. Parker Mushinski allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1 in his 3 innings of work, and Hunter Martin allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 over the final 4 innings.

Mike Papierski opened the scoring with an RBI double in the 2nd inning, and Abraham Toro hit an RBI single in the 3rd.

Jake Meyers reached on an error to start the 5th and scored on a Luis Payano double. Payano ended up scoring on an error that allowed Jonathan Arauz to reach, but Arauz got thrown out trying to take 2nd on the play.  Toro, J.J. Matijevic, and Papierski walked to load the bases for Connor MacDonald, who ripped a 2-run double. Payano tripled to lead off the 6th and scored on Arauz's double, and Matijevic capped off the evening with a solo shot in the 8th.

Payano finished a home run shy of the cycle; had he done so, he would have completed the cycle in order. Matijevic (solo HR, 3 R) and Papierski (2B, RBI) both finished 2-3 on the night.

Dallas Keuchel is scheduled to make his second rehab start with the ValleyCats tonight. I'm just going off what Todd Kalas said on the Astros broadcast last night. It's looking as though Keuchel could rejoin the Astros at some point during this roadtrip if all goes well. He'll face Tanner Houck at 5:35 Eastern.

Pulaski 5, Greeneville 4 in 11 innings

W- Matthew Wivinis (3-0)
L- Juan Corniel (0-1, 2-1 season)
S- Kaleb Ort (5)

Greeneville home runs: Colton Shaver (3, 2-run in 3rd)

The Appy Astros got nipped in extra innings to start this new series.

Bryan Abreu and Adam Bleday both pitched 5 innings. They both walked 1 and struck out 7, but their outings also turned out different. Abreu allowed 4 runs on 6 hits, while Bleday allowed 3 hits and nothing more. Juan Corniel allowed a run on 3 hits in the 11th.

Both teams scored a run in the 1st; Greeneville's came on a Brody Westmoreland sac fly. Colton Shaver smacked a 2-run homer in the 3rd inning, and Westmoreland scored on a Frankeny Fernandez RBI single in the 5th. Gilberto Celestino (2B, 2 R, SB) and Ruben Castro both finished 2-5.

Hansel Paulino faces TBA at 6:00 Eastern.

GCL Cardinals 5, GCL Astros 3 through 2.5 innings

This game was suspended due to severe weather. They'll continue on July 26.

Juan Piñeda went 2-2 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI while his fellow Panamanian, Ozziel Sanchez-Galan, has an RBI single and 2 runs scored.

Jairo Solis went 3 innings and allowed 5 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3.

DSL Athletics 5, DSL Astros Blue 2

W- Mario Benjamin-Garnett (1-0)
L- Antonio Pujols (2-1)

Blue home runs: None.

The A's got 4 in the 8th to seize control of this one.

Luis Coronel reached on an error in the 7th that allowed Leonardo Gonzalez to score. Coronel wound up scoring on a wild pitch. Yorbin Ceuta went 3-4.

Jose Antonio Hernandez allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6 in 5 innings. Antonio Pujols went 2.2 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Christopher Javier issued a walk, hit a batter, and got the last out of the 8th.

DSL Astros Orange 6, DSL Rangers1 3 in 6.5 innings

W- Fredy Medina (2-1)
L- Daniel Mavo (0-2)

Orange home runs: None.

This game was called due to rain.

Ernesto Jaquez walked 2 and struck out 2 over 4 scoreless innings, while Fredy Medina allowed 3 runs on 5 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 4 in 3 innings.

Jeury Castillo tripled to lead off the 3rd and scored on a Marco Van Der Wijst sac fly. Team Orange got 5 in the 5th thanks to an error that allowed Michael Garcia and Van Der Wijst to score, a Freudis Nova RBI single, and a 2-run double from Kelvin Perez. Nova and Perez both finished 2-3.

Friday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Jose Antonio Hernandez, RHP, DSL Astros Blue: 5 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 6 K

Freudis Nova, IF, DSL Astros Orange: 2-3, 2B, RBI, R
Kelvin Perez, C, DSL Astros Orange: 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI

Ashur Tolliver's photo is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
Fresno Grizzlies pitchers: W 5-0 vs. Round Rock
Dean Deetz: W (3-3, 7-5 season), 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 7 K
Brendan McCurry: 1.2 IP, 3 K
Ashur Tolliver: IP, 2 H, BB
Dayan Diaz: IP, H, 2 K

Tyler White, IF, Fresno
2-3, 2-R HR (18)

Jack Mayfield, IF, and Jason Martin, OF, Corpus Christi
Mayfield: 2-5, 2-R HR (14, 15 season), 2 R
Martin: 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI

Erasmo Pinales, RHP, and Sean Stutzman, LHP, Buies Creek
Pinales: W (1-0, 4-1 season), 3.1 IP, H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Stutzman: Save (1), 2 IP, BB, 3 K

Stephen Wrenn, OF, Buies Creek
3-5, 2-R HR (4, 7 season), 2 R

Quad Cities River Bandits: W 14-3 vs. Lansing
Outscored Lansing 36-9 in series
Daz Cameron: 2-5, 3-R HR (11)
Chuckie Robinson: 2-4, 3-R HR (10)
Josh Rojas: 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R

His mugshot on MiLB.com
J.J. Matijevic, UTIL, Tri-City
2-3, solo HR (4), 3 R

Tri-City ValleyCats pitchers: W 8-1 @ Lowell
9 IP, 6 H, ER, 3 BB, 7 K
Alex House: 2 IP, 4 K
Parker Mushinski: W (2-0), 3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, K
Hunter Martin: Save (1), 4 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 2 K

His mugshot on MiLB.com
Adam Bleday, LHP, Greeneville
5 IP, 3 H, BB, 7 K

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