Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Let's play two in the complex leagues!

Las Vegas 6, Fresno 5

W- Kyle Regnault (4-0)
L- Reymin Guduan (5-5)
S- Jamie Callahan (1)

Fresno home runs: A.J. Reed (26, solo in 4th)

The Tacos were able to withstand a 5-run 4th from the 51s by scoring in 4 consecutive innings, but in the end, Vegas came out on top thanks to a tiebreaking run in the 7th.

Cy Sneed went 5 innings in his AAA debut and allowed 5 runs on 5 hits (grand slam), walked 3, and struck out 5. Four Fresno relievers pitched an inning apiece, starting with Dean Deetz, who struck out the side in order in the 6th. Reymin Guduan allowed the go-ahead run on 2 hits and struck out 2 in the 7th, Brendan McCurry struck out 1 in a  1-2-3 8th, and Jumbo Diaz allowed 2 hits and fanned 2 in the 9th.

Alejandro Garcia scored the first run of the night on an error in the 3rd. A.J. Reed led off the 4th with a homer. Fresno got a pair in the 5th on a Preston Tucker sac fly and a Jack Mayfield RBI double, and Tony Kemp hit an RBI single in the 6th. Mayfield (2B, RBI), Drew Ferguson (2B), and Tyler White (SB) all finished with 2 hits on the night.

Mike Hauschild will start game 2 and he'll take on Wilfredo Boscan at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi and Tulsa was postponed

Due to rain. A doubleheader is scheduled to start at 5, with Cionel Perez facing Josh Sborz in game 1. Framber Valdez will take the mound against Andrew Sopko in game 2.

Lynchburg 3, Buies Creek 2

W- Ben Krauth (1-0)
L- Carson LaRue (0-1, 12-5 season)

BC home runs: None.

The Carolina Stros got stunned at the end as the Hillcats scored a pair in the bottom of the 9th to walk off with the win.

Randy César went 2-3 and drove in both Buies Creek runs with a sac fly in the 7th and an RBI single in the 8th. Jake Rogers went 2-3 with a double and scored on the sac fly.

Elieser Hernandez allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5 in 5 innings. Carson LaRue was cruising along for 3 innings... until the Hillcats got him in the 9th. He allowed 2 runs on 6 hits and struck out 2.

Abdiel Saldaña makes his Carolina League debut in game 3 of this series and he'll take on Dominic DeMasi at 6:35 Eastern.

Quad Cities 3, Peoria 2

W- Jesús Balaguer (4-0, 5-1 season)
L- Max Almonte (2-4)

QC home runs: None.

Peoria tied the game with a couple of runs in the 8th, but the Banditos managed to walk off with the win.

Cristian Javier allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6 over 5.2 shutout innings. Robert Corniel was the first man out of the bullpen and went 2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits (solo homer), walking 1, and striking out 1. Jesús Balaguer retired all 4 Peoria hitters he faced and struck out 3 of them.

Quad Cities got a pair of RBI singles from Josh Rojas and Chas McCormick in the 6th to get on the scoreboard first. Ronnie Dawson hit a one-out single in the bottom of the 9th and advanced to 2nd on a Ray Henderson single. The two of them advanced on a wild pitch, and Wander Franco walked to load the bases for Kristian Trompiz, who beat out a double play attempt which allowed Dawson to score the winning run. Trompiz, Daz Cameron, McCormick, and Henderson all finished with 2 hits on the evening.

Carlos Sanabria goes up against Frederis Parra in game 3. First pitch is at 6:35.

New York-Penn League All-Star Game

The South topped the North 5-2 after scoring 3 in the top of the 9th.

J.J. Matijevic started in left field and went 2-3 with a double. Andy Piñeda got the start in center field and finished 0-2.

Hunter Martin struck out 1 in a scoreless 3rd; it was not a 1-2-3 inning because one batter reached on an error. Reggie Johnson took the loss after bearing the brunt of the South team's big 9th inning. He allowed 3 runs on 4 hits and struck out 2.

Tri-City returns to action tonight as they kick off a 3-game series with Hudson Valley at 7:00 Eastern.

Greeneville and Kingsport was canceled

Due to rain. Because this was supposed to be the last regular-season meeting between both clubs, this game will not be made up.

The Appy Astros begin a 4-game series in Pulaski with a doubleheader on Thursday. Hansel Paulino takes on Deivi Garcia in game 1. The second game was originally scheduled for July 23 in Greeneville.

Game 1: GCL Cardinals 5, GCL Astros 0

W- Winston Nicacio (4-1)
L- Javier Navas (1-1)

GCL home runs: None.

Hector Martinez went 2-3 with a double.

Javier Navas went 3.2 innings and allowed 4 runs on 7 hits, walked 5, and struck out 3. Austin Kerns allowed a run on 3 hits and walked 1 in 2.1 innings.

Game 2: GCL Cardinals 6, GCL Astros 3

W- Kevin Hamann (1-1)
L- Carlos Pimentel (1-2)

GCL home runs: None.

Ozziel Sanchez-Galan finished 2-3 with a double and an RBI single in the 3rd inning.

Fredis Guerrero pitched 4.1 innings in his US debut and allowed 2 runs (1 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) on 6 hits, walked 1, and fanned 5. Carlos Pimentel allowed 4 runs on 4 hits (2-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 1 in 2.2 innings.

Game 1: DSL Red Sox 2, DSL Astros Blue 0

W- Rayniel Moreno (4-2)
L- Antonio Pujols (3-2)
S- Alberto Franco (2)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team only allowed one hit... but they didn't score any runs of their own.

All they got were three singles on offense.

Antonio Pujols went 4 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned), a hit, walked 3, and struck out 4. Angel Ortega struck out 3 over 2 perfect innings.

Game 2: DSL Astros Blue 7, DSL Red Sox 5 in 6 innings

W- Bryan Solano (1-2)
L- Yasel Santana (0-1)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team scored 5 runs in the 3rd to take control. This game was called due to rain.

Anthony Rodriguez and Brandon Benavente both finished 2-3 and drove in a run.

Jose Antonio Hernandez and Bryan Solano threw 3 innings apiece; Hernandez allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 6 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2, while Solano allowed 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 2.

Game 1: DSL Dodgers2 4, DSL Astros Orange 2

W- Antonio Hernandez (4-2)
L- Hecduar Barcenas (1-1)

Orange home runs: None.

Marco Van Der Wijst ripped an RBI double in the 1st to open the scoring and Deury Carrasco hit a sac fly in the 7th. Carrasco also stole a couple of bases, giving him 24 on the season.

Wender Oberto went 4 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 5. Hecduar Barcenas only recorded one out in the 5th via strikeout, allowing 3 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 2 hits and walking 3. Ronny Garcia allowed 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3 in 2.2 innings.

Game 2: DSL Dodgers2 3, DSL Astros Orange 0 in 5.5 innings

W- Dawlyn Lantigua (3-1)
L- Fredy Medina (3-3)

Orange home runs: None.

This game was called due to rain.

Michael Garcia was 2-2 with a stolen base (6) in game 2.

Fredy Medina allowed 3 unearned runs on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4 in 4 innings, and Luis De Paula walked 1 in a scoreless 5th.

Tuesday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Angel Ortega, RHP, DSL Astros Blue: 2 IP, 3 K; perfect outing

Jesús Balaguer's photo is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
Cristian Javier, RHP, and Jesús Balaguer, RHP, Quad Cities
Javier: 5.2 IP, 4 H, BB, 6 K
Balaguer: W (4-0, 5-1 season), 1.1 IP, 3 K; perfect outing

Kristian Trompiz, IF, Quad Cities
2-5, RBI, R; hit into walk-off fielder's choice in 9th

Dean Deetz, RHP, Fresno
IP, 3 K; perfect outing

Randy César, 3B, Buies Creek
2-3, 2B, 2 RBI; drove in both of Buies Creek's runs on Tuesday

Elieser Hernandez, RHP, Buies Creek
5 IP, 4 H, BB, 5 K

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