Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fresno 5, Salt Lake 4

W- Reymin Guduan (5-4)
L- Brooks Pounders (1-2)
S- Brendan McCurry (2)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Tacos/Grizzlies set a franchise record with their 12th consecutive victory.

Both teams scored in the same three innings. The difference in this game was the Tacos outscoring the Bees 2-1 in the 2nd.

Tyler White put Fresno on the board with a sac fly in the 1st inning. They got 2 in the 2nd on a Juan Centeno RBI groundout and a sac fly from Reid Brignac. After Salt Lake took a 4-3 lead with a couple of runs in the top of the 7th, Colin Moran put the Tacos back in front with a 2-run single in the bottom of the 7th. Moran (2 RBI), Preston Tucker (3B, R), and D.J. Fisher (2B, R, SB) all finished with 2 hits on the evening.

Trent Thornton went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7. Tyson Perez was the first man out of the Fresno bullpen and went 1.1 innings, allowing an unearned run on 2 hits. The run he allowed was an inherited runner that scored. Reymin Guduan got the final two outs of the 7th via strikeout and also allowed an unearned run on 2 hits. Brendan McCurry walked 1 and struck out 3 over 2 scoreless.

Casey Coleman faces Daniel Wright in game 3 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

Corpus Christi 4, Arkansas 1

W- Framber Valdez (1-1, 3-4 season)
L- Justin DeFratus (2-5)
S- Andrew Thome (6, 7 season)

CC home runs: Garrett Stubbs (4. solo in 6th)

Framber Valdez was excellent in his second Texas League start and helped the Hooks avoid getting swept completely out of the state of Arkansas.

Framber went 6+ innings and allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 9; the run was an inherited runner that was charged to him. Ryan Thompson allowed 2 hits and fanned 1 in 1.1 innings, and Andrew Thome allowed a hit over 1.2 scoreless to get the save.

Garrett Stubbs and Arturo Michelena both finished 3-4 and they both scored twice. Stubbs scored the first run of the evening on a Dex McCall single in the 2nd inning. Michelena scored his first run on J.D. Davis's sac fly in the 5th. Stubbs started off the 6th inning by launching a homer, and Michelena singled to lead off the 9th, then scored the final run of the game on a wild pitch; he made his way around the bases all because of wild pitches.

Hopefully the Hooks will have some better luck when the Arkansas teams come to Whataburger Field. Collin McHugh's rehab continues as Corpus starts a 3-game set with Northwest Arkansas. He'll face Corey Ray at 7:05.

Buies Creek 12, Myrtle Beach 3

W- Howie Brey (1-2)
L- Ryan Kellogg (3-6)

BC home runs: Spencer Johnson 2 (4, 7 season; solo in 4th, solo in 9th), Eduardo de Oleo (5, solo in 2nd), Stephen Wrenn (3, 6 season; 2-run in 3rd), Jake Rogers (5, 11 season; solo in 7th)

The Carolina Stros provided some fireworks on the field with 19 hits, 5 of which were home runs, on the Fourth of July.


Brett Adcock went 4.2 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 3, and struck out 7; the run was inherited runner that was charged to him. Howie Brey tagged in for 2.1 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 2. Ralph Garza Jr. walked 1 and struck out 3 over the final 2 innings.

Franklin Perez gets the start in game 2 of this series. He'll face Michael Rucker at 7:05 Eastern.

Quad Cities 5, Kane County 4 in 10 innings

W- Salvador Montaño (2-2)
L- Jefferson Mejia (1-1)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos clawed back from an early 3-0 hole to force extras, only to see Kane County regain the lead with a run in the first extra frame. Quad Cities was unfazed and ended up walking off with the win.

Chuckie Robinson ripped an RBI double in the 4th to put Quad Cities on the board, Daz Cameron scored on an error in the 5th, and Carmen Benedetti, who was credited with an RBI on the error, drew a bases-loaded walk in the 7th to tie the game at 3.

Jonathan Arauz and Benedetti walked to lead off the bottom of the 10th, but Robinson flew out and Troy Sieber struck out, which suddenly put the comeback bid in jeopardy. Ronnie Dawson kept the game alive with a walk to load the bases for Josh Rojas, who tied the game with a walk. Daz sent the crowd home happy with a walk-off single to bring Benedetti home. He finished 3-5 with the walk-off RBI single, a double, 2 runs scored, and a stolen base (18). Benedetti scored twice and walked twice. Arauz went 0-2 but drew 3 walks.

Yohan Ramirez went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits, walked 5, and struck out 4. Dustin Hunt allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2 over 2 scoreless innings. Salvador Montaño pitched 3 innings and allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 6.

Carlos Sanabria will take on Ryan Atkinson in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 6:35.

Tri-City 9, Brooklyn 5


W- Reggie Johnson (1-0)
L- Connor O'Neil (0-1)

TC home runs: None.

The ValleyCats saw an early 3-0 advantage vanish almost instantaneously, but they seized control with 6 runs in the 8th.

Kristian Trompiz put TC on the board first with a 2-run double in the 1st and came around to score on a Randy Vasquez single. Vasquez's RBI single would be the ValleyCats' last scoring play until they erupted in the 8th inning.

Vasquez kicked off the rally with a 1-out single, then advanced to 3rd on an error following a Reid Russell infield single. Miguelangel Sierra followed with an RBI double. Luis Payano came on to run for Russell and scored on a Jake Meyers sac fly. J.J. Matijevic got a free pass to 1st, and Bryan De La Cruz kept things moving by drawing a walk to load the bases for Connor MacDonald, who walked to bring Sierra in. Jake Adams followed with an RBI single, and Trompiz capped off the night with a 2-run single.

Vasquez finished 3-4 on the evening. Trompiz (2B, 4 RBI, R), De La Cruz (2 R), and Adams (RBI, R) all had 2-hit nights.

Tyler Ivey went 1.1 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Cristian Javier was tasked with getting Ivey out of a bases-loaded predicament in the 2nd, which he did without incident. Javier ultimately threw 5.1 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits and striking out 7. Ben Smith got the last out of the 7th and the first out of the 8th, walking 3 and striking out 1. Reggie Johnson pitched the last 1.2 innings, walking 2 and fanning 3 in his outing.

Carlos Hiraldo starts game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

Greeneville 4, Johnson City 1

W- Adam Bleday (1-0)
L- Franyel Casadilla (0-2)
S- Jesús Balaguer (1)

Greeneville home runs: Brody Westmoreland (3, 3-run in 1st)

Both teams only had one scoring inning, but the Appy Astros' 4-run 1st topped the Cardinals' single tally in the 3rd.

Brody Westmoreland clubbed a 3-run homer to open the scoring in the 1st inning. Greeneville's other scoring play was a bases-loaded walk drawn by Wilson Amador later in the inning. Amador also stole his 6th base of the season for the Appy Astros. Ruben Castro finished 2-4.

Bryan Abreu went 3 innings and allowed Johnson City's only run when Carlos Talavera hit a solo homer off of him in the 3rd. Abreu allowed one other hit, walked 1, and struck out 4. Three pitchers followed Abreu out of the bullpen and they all threw 2 scoreless innings. Adam Bleday was first; he allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1. Dariel Aquino walked 1 and struck out 3, and Jesús Balaguer walked 1 while striking out 5.

Gerardo Bojorquez faces Edwar Ramirez in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

GCL Mets 5, GCL Astros 2

W- Jaison Vilera (1-0)
L- Juan Pablo Lopez (0-1)
S- Jose Sierra (1)

GCL home runs: Carlos Diaz (1, 2-run in 5th)

The Mets jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the 1st inning in this one.

Carlos Diaz hit a 2-run homer in the 5th for his first pro homer. Hector Martinez went 2-4.

Juan Pablo Lopez only got 2 outs in the 1st inning and allowed 4 runs on 4 hits while walking 2. Kit Scheetz allowed just 1 hit and struck out 7 over 3.1 scoreless innings. Brendan Feldmann and Carlos Pimentel both threw 2 innings; Feldmann allowed a run on 3 hits and struck out 1, while Pimentel allowed a hit and struck out 4.

DSL Athletics 4, DSL Astros Blue 0

W- Rafael Kelly (3-0)
L- Bryan Solano (0-1)

Blue home runs: None.

Luis Coronel went 2-2. Nerio Rodriguez (2B) and Ronaldo Urdaneta had the other two Blue team hits.

Bryan Solano and Denilson Lugo both pitched 3 innings; Solano allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, walked 4, and struck out 4, while Lugo allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Jervic Chavez struck out 2 over 2 perfect innings.

DSL Rangers1 6, DSL Astros Orange 1

W- Luis Rosario (1-1)
L- Asael Uribe (0-2)

Orange home runs: None.

Euclides Chavez went 1-4 and scored Team Orange's only run on an error following a Ramiro Rodriguez single. Rodriguez finished 2-4.

Asael Uribe pitched 3.1 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) on 6 hits (2-run homer), walked 2, and struck out 3. Jesus Bernaez allowed a hit, walked 4, and struck out 4 in 4.2 innings. Mauricio Santana got 1 out in the 9th via strikeout and allowed 2 unearned runs and a single. Gustavo Almonte got the last 2 outs of the 9th.

Tuesday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Kit Scheetz, LHP, GCL Astros: 3.1 IP, H, 7 K
Carlos Pimentel, RHP, GCL Astros: 2 IP, H, 4 K

Framber Valdez, LHP, Corpus Christi
W (1-1, 3-4 season), 6 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 BB, 9 K

Garrett Stubbs, C, and Arturo Michelena, IF, Corpus Christi
Both were responsible for scoring all of the Hooks' runs
Stubbs: 3-4, 2 2B, solo HR (4), 2 R
Michelena: 3-4, 2 R

Cristian Javier, RHP, Tri-City
5.1 IP, 2 H, ER, 7 K

Kristian Trompiz, IF, Tri-City
2-4, 2B, 4 RBI, R

Photo by Bryan Green
Daz Cameron, OF, Quad Cities
3-5, 2B, walk-off RBI single, 2 R, SB (18)

Buies Creek Astros: W 12-3 @ Myrtle Beach
12 R, 19 H
Myles Straw: 3-6, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R, SB (23)
Jake Rogers: 4-5, 2B, solo HR (5, 11 season), 4 RBI, 2 R
Stephen Wrenn: 4-5, 2-R HR (3, 6 season), 4 RBI
Spencer Johnson: 3-5, 2 solo HR (4, 7 season)
Eduardo de Oleo: 2-5, solo HR (5)

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