Saturday, July 29, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Friday, July 28, 2017

Fresno with the...


Fresno 4, New Orleans 2

W- Mike Hauschild (5-1)
L- Scott Copeland (7-10)
S- Jordan Jankowski (10)
Fresno home runs: A.J. Reed (22, solo in 6th), Jack Mayfield (4, 18 season; solo in 6th), Max Stassi (12, solo in 8th)

Tacos > King Cake

The Tacos used three late homers to sweep the Baby Cakes out of the Central Valley.

Mike Hauschild turned in an outstanding start as he allowed a run on a wild pitch, a single, walked 1, and struck out 6 in his 6 innings of work. Kevin Comer struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 7th and got an out in the 8th, but ran into a little trouble after allowing a walk and a single. Reymin Guduan got the last two outs of the inning without further incident. Jordan Jankowski struck out 1 in the 9th and shook off a solo homer and a double to get the save.

A.J. Reed's solo blast in the 6th tied the game at 1. Two batters later, Jack Mayfield put the Tacos in front with his solo shot. Reed went 3-4 and added an RBI single to his ledger in the 7th. Max Stassi whacked a solo shot of his own in the 8th inning.

Rogelio Armenteros will start the first of a 4-game series in Omaha at 7:05. He'll go up against Andres Machado.

Corpus Christi 3, Midland 1

W- Franklin Perez (1-1, 5-3 season)
L- Dustin Hurlbutt (3-2)
S- Josh James (3)

CC home runs: Jon Singleton (17, 3-run in 3rd)

Sidebar: I always have to chuckle a little whenever I type out "Hurlbutt."

The Hooks only had one scoring play, but it produced more runs than Midland's scoring play.

Jon Singleton's 3-run homer in the 3rd proved to be enough offense on Friday night. Garrett Stubbs finished 2-4.

Franklin Perez got a little payback on Midland after they got to him in a doubleheader on Sunday. He went 5 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5. Josh James brought it home by allowing 2 hits, walking 1, and fanning 5 over the final 4 innings.

Alex Winkelman faces A.J. Puk in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05.

Down East 5, Buies Creek 2

W- Tyler Ferguson (1-5)
L- Sean Stutzman (0-1, 1-2 season)
S- Kelvin Vasquez (1)

BC home runs: None.

The Wood Ducks scored the last 5 runs of the game to win 5-2 for the second consecutive night.

Both Buies Creek runs came in the 2nd on an Anthony Hermelyn RBI double and an RBI single from Spencer Johnson.

Brett Adcock allowed 2 runs on 7 hits and struck out 5 in 5 innings. Sean Stutzman threw a 1-2-3 6th, but the Wood Ducks got to him for 3 runs in the 7th to break a 2-2 tie. One of the runs was earned, the one hit he allowed was a 2-run double, and he recorded a strikeout. Erasmo Pinales got a strikeout in a 1-2-3 8th inning.

Hector Perez starts game 3, and he'll take on Steven Bruce at 6:00 Eastern.

Clinton 6, Quad Cities 5 in 10 innings

W- Seth Elledge (1-0)
L- Devon Carr (0-1)

QC home runs: Abraham Toro-Hernandez (2, 8 season; 2-run in 5th)

The Banditos briefly had the lead in the 5th, but the LumberKings tied it and ended up walking off with the win and the series in the first extra frame.

Cristian Javier went 2 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 4, and struck out 2. Dustin Hunt was the first man out of the Quad Cities bullpen and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits (2-run homer) and struck out 4. Jesús Balaguer made his Midwest League debut and threw 3 scoreless, allowing 2 hits, walking 1, and striking out 6. Clinton scored the winning run off Devon Carr with a 2-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th. Carr allowed 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1.

Chuckie Robinson opened the scoring by ripping an RBI double in the 1st inning. Osvaldo Duarte walked to lead off the 2nd. He then stole 2B (9, 12 season), advanced to 3rd on the errant throw down, and scored on a wild pitch. Robinson doubled to begin the 5th and ended up scoring on a Daz Cameron groundout. Troy Sieber, who drew a 1-out walk, came home on Abraham Toro's 2-run blast.

Toro (2-R HR), Robinson (2 2B, RBI, R), and Carmen Benedetti all finished with 2 hits on the night.

Yohan Ramirez gets the start as the Banditos begin a 3-game series in Kane County at 6:30.

Tri-City 3, Staten Island 2

W- Parker Mushinski (3-0)
L- Brian Trieglaff (1-1)

TC home runs: Jake Adams (7, solo in 9th)

For a second straight night, the ValleyCats trailed 2-1 heading into the 9th inning. For a second straight night, they walked off with a victory.

Hunter Martin, Alex House, and Parker Mushinski all threw 3 innings. Martin and House both allowed a run on 3 hits; Martin struck out 3, while House had 2 strikeouts. Mushinski walked 1 and struck out 1 in his outing.

Corey Julks put Tri-City on the board with an RBI single in the 4th inning. This was their only scoring play until the 9th, when Jake Adams greeted Brian Trieglaff with a solo homer to tie the game at 2. Jonathan Arauz reached on an error and made it all the way to 3rd. Miguelangel Sierra sent everyone home happy with a walk-off RBI single. Adams went 2-4 on the night.

Kit Scheetz starts the series finale. He'll go up against Jhony Brito at 7:00 Eastern.

Greeneville and Bristol was postponed

Due to rain. A doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 6:00 Eastern.

DSL Astros Blue 5, DSL Red Sox 4

W- Jose Antonio Hernandez (2-1)
L- Andres Jimenez (5-1)
S- Jervic Chavez (2)

Blue home runs: Nerio Rodriguez (3, solo in 4th)

The Blue team had to withstand a furious 9th-inning charge from the Red Sox to escape with the win.

Nerio Rodriguez made a little history on Friday: he became the first catcher in Minor League Baseball history to hit a home run and throw out 5 of 5 would-be base stealers in the same game. 

Wilyer Abreu hit an RBI single in the 3rd and added a sac fly in the 8th. Nerio added an RBI double to his ledger in the 8th. Kendy Moya went 2-3 with an RBI single in the 4th and scored twice. Ronaldo Urdaneta went 2-3 with a stolen base (18) and scored a run. 

Antonio Pujols allowed 2 hits and struck out 3 over 4 scoreless to start. Jose Antonio Hernandez was the first man out of the bullpen and went 3 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits, walking 1, and striking out 3. Jean Reyes pitched a scoreless 8th, but he hit the wall in the 9th. He ended up allowing 3 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 2 hits, walking 1, and striking out 1. Jervic Chavez allowed a hit and struck out 2 to get the save after coming on for Reyes.

DSL Dodgers2 12, DSL Astros Orange 2

W- Ricardo Hernandez (3-1)
L- Yulian Frontado (1-2)

Orange home runs: None.

Team Orange broke a scoreless tie with a pair in the 6th, but the Dodgers scored the last 12 runs of the day.

Freudis Nova went 3-4 and opened the scoring with an RBI double. He'd eventually score on a Jose Carrillo sac fly. Ramiro Rodriguez went 3-4 with a double and Deury Carrasco finished 2-4.

Asael Uribe went 4 innings and allowed 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Wender Oberto struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 5th. After Uribe and Oberto.... it was rough sailing to the end. I'll leave it at that.

Friday's Stars

Photo from MLB Pipeline
Freudis Nova, IF, DSL Astros Orange
3-4, 2B, RBI, R
Nerio Rodriguez Jr., C, DSL Astros Blue
2-4, 2B, solo HR (3), 2 RBI; caught all 5 potential base-stealers

Corpus Christi Hooks pitchers: W 3-1 vs. Midland
9 IP, 5 H, ER, 3 BB, 10 K
Franklin Perez: W (1-1, 5-3 season), 5 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Josh James: Save (3), 4 IP, 2 H, BB, 5 K

Mike Hauschild, RHP, Fresno
W (5-1), 6 IP, H, ER, BB, 6 K

A.J. Reed, 1B, Fresno
3-4, solo HR (22), 2 RBI

Abraham Toro-Hernandez, 3B/C, and Chuckie Robinson, C, Quad Cities
Toro: 2-5, 2-R HR (2, 8 season)
Robinson: 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, R

This is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
Jesús Balaguer, RHP, Quad Cities
3 IP, 2 H, BB, 6 K in Midwest League debut

Jake Adams' photo is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
Miguelangel Sierra's photo taken by Bryan Green.
Jake Adams, 1B, and Miguelangel Sierra, SS, Tri-City
Adams: 2-4, game-tying solo HR (7) in 9th
Sierra: Walk-off RBI single

These are their mugshots on MiLB.com.
Tri-City ValleyCats pitchers: W 3-2 vs. Staten Island
9 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 K
Hunter Martin: 3 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 K
Alex House: 3 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 K
Parker Mushinski: W (3-0), 3 IP, BB, K

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