Friday, August 18, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for August 16-17, 2017

They played two in Tulsa on Wednesday and two in Pulaski on Thursday.

Wednesday: Las Vegas 4, Fresno 3

W- Logan Taylor (2-1)
L- Dayan Diaz (4-3)
S- Alberto Baldonado (1)

Fresno home runs: Tyler White (21, solo in 7th)

The 51s got a big night from Cody Decker to top the Grizzlies.

Tyler White went 2-4 with an RBI single in the 3rd and a solo shot in the 7th inning. A.J. Reed drove in the other Fresno run with a sac fly in the 3rd. Colin Walsh went 3-4 and scored on White's RBI single.

Mike Hauschild allowed 2 runs on 3 hits (solo homer to Decker), walked 1, and struck out 7 in 6 innings. Dayan Diaz went 2 innings and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, one of which was a 2-run homer hit by Decker. Dayan also walked 3 and struck out 2. Jacob Dorris worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 9th, striking out 2.

Thursday: Las Vegas 6, Fresno 0

W- Beck Wheeler (4-5)
L- David Martinez (6-11)

Fresno home runs: None.

Fresno is now on a very ill-timed 5-game losing streak. Well, a skid that long isn't desirable under any circumstance, but the Grizz, in the midst of a playoff hunt, probably picked the worst possible time to drop 5 straight.

David Martinez went 7 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 4. Reymin Guduan got the first out of the 8th with a strikeout, but also allowed 2 runs on 2 hits. The 2 runs were inherited runners that were charged to him. Brendan McCurry got the last two outs of the 8th and allowed a run of his own on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Andrew Thome allowed a run on 2 hits in the 9th.

Tony Kemp went 2-4 out of the leadoff spot.

Fresno will look to avoid the sweep as Rogelio Armenteros gets the start. He'll face Mitch Atkins at 7:05 Pacific.

Wednesday Game 1: Tulsa 6, Corpus Christi 1

W- Josh Sborz (7-7)
L- Nick Hernandez (0-2, 0-3 season)

CC home runs: None.

The Drillers.... drilled 4 home runs off Nick Hernandez to begin the evening.

Cionel Perez failed to make it out of the 1st inning in his Texas League debut; he only got 2 outs, one via strikeout, and allowed a run on a bases-loaded walk, 2 hits, and walked 3. The 4 home runs that Hernandez allowed in his 1.2 innings accounted for all of Tulsa's runs against him. He allowed one other hit, walked 2, and struck out 2. Yoanys Quiala stopped the bleeding by allowing a hit and striking out 3 over 3.2 scoreless.

Jason Martin went 2-3 with a double. Ryne Birk's RBI double in the 2nd was the Hooks' only scoring play in game 1.

Wednesday Game 2: Tulsa 3, Corpus Christi 1

W- Andrew Sopko (3-6)
L- Framber Valdez (4-4, 6-7 season)
S- Corey Copping (14)

CC home runs: Kyle Tucker (10, 19 season; solo in 6th)

A 3-run 4th inning was all the Drillers needed to sweep the doubleheader.

Kyle Tucker went 2-3 and smacked a homer to start the 6th.

Framber Valdez allowed 3 runs on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5 in 3.2 innings, and Ralph Garza Jr. allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 1 over 2.1 scoreless.

Thursday: Tulsa 2, Corpus Christi 1

W- Shea Spitzbarth (3-4)
L- Ryan Thompson (2-3, 2-4 season)
S- Corey Copping (15)

CC home runs: Kyle Tucker (11, 20 season; solo in 3rd)

The Hooks got swept out of Tulsa, but the big story was Forrest Whitley mowing down the Drillers in his Texas League debut.

Whitley allowed 2 hits, plunked a batter, and struck out a career-high 11 over 6 shutout frames. Unfortunately, he did not factor into the decision as an error in the 8th allowed Tulsa to take the lead. Ryan Thompson pitched the last 2 innings and those two runs, which were both unearned, were charged to him. He allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4.

Kyle Tucker went 2-4 and his solo shot in the 3rd was the only Corpus Christi run. Spencer Johnson also went 2-4. With that homer, Little Tuck has a 20-20 season.

Franklin Perez will start the first of a 3-game series in Springfield at 7:10.

Wednesday: Buies Creek 7, Lynchburg 3 in 11 innings

W- Carlos Sierra (3-1)
L- Kieran Lovegrove (3-3)

BC home runs: None.

The Carolina Stros broke a 3-3 tie in emphatic fashion in the 11th with 4 runs in the top of the inning.

Abdiel Saldaña went 4 innings in his Carolina League debut, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits while striking out 4. Justin Ferrell struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 5th. Brett Adcock and Carlos Sierra followed with 3 scoreless innings apiece. Adcock allowed a hit and walked 2, while Sierra allowed a hit and fanned 5.

Yordan Alvarez put Buies Creek on the board with an RBI triple in the 4th and trotted home on a Randy César RBI single to put the Carolina Stros in front 2-1. The Hillcats responded with 2 in the bottom of the 4th to re-take the lead, but Rodrigo Ayarza ripped a triple in the 7th and scored the tying run on Myles Straw's RBI single.

Alvarez kicked off the big 11th inning with a single. He moved to 2nd on a Jake Rogers BB and scored the go-ahead run on César's single. Carmen Benedetti landed the haymaker by ripping a 2-run double. He moved to 3rd on a wild pitch and scored the last run of the night on Ayarza's groundout. Benedetti finished a homer shy of the cycle. Alvarez (3B, RBI, 2 R), Rogers (BB, R), and César (2 RBI, R) all had 2 hits on the evening.

Thursday: Lynchburg 10, Buies Creek 6

W- Sean Brady (1-0)
L- Hector Perez (6-5, 7-6 season)
S- Tanner Tully (1)

BC home runs: Alex De Goti (5, 8 season; solo in 2nd), Yordan Alvarez (2, 11 season; 2-run in 7th)

The Carolina Stros held the Hillcats to 5 hits... unfortunately, the Hillcats also scored 10 runs. Last I checked, 10 is greater than 6, so...

Hector Perez only recorded one out, and that was via the strikeout. He allowed 5 runs (2 earned, 3 inherited runners charged to him), a hit, and walked 3. Kevin Hill went 4.2 innings and allowed 4 unearned runs on 3 hits and struck out 2, and Sean Stutzman allowed a solo homer to Willi Castro, walked 3, and struck out 5 in 3 innings.

Stephen Wrenn tripled with one out in the 1st and scored the first run of the evening on a Yordan Alvarez single. Alvarez moved to 2nd on a wild pitch and scored on Randy César's RBI single. Alex De Goti homered to start the 2nd inning. He walked to lead off the 7th and scored on a Myles Straw double. Straw came home when Alvarez launched a homer. Yordan finished 2-3 on the night.

Buies Creek starts a 3-game series in Kinston against the Down East Wood Ducks. Ryan Hartman will start game 1 against Steven Bruce; first pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

Wednesday: Quad Cities 9, Peoria 8

W- Salvador Montaño (6-3)
L- Frederis Parra (3-5)
S- Yohan Ramirez (1)

QC home runs: Ronnie Dawson (14, 2-run in 2nd), Abraham Toro-Hernandez (6, 12 season; solo in 3rd)

The Banditos just escaped with the win despite nearly blowing a 9-2 lead.

Carlos Sanabria went 3.1 innings and allowed 5 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 6 hits (2-run homer), walked 3, and struck out 1. Salvador Montaño went 1.2 innings and one of the runners he inherited from Sanabria scored when he induced a force out in the 4th inning. Other than that, he technically had a perfect outing, striking out 1. Yohan Ramirez threw the last 4 innings and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5.

Peoria scored twice in the top of the 2nd to open the scoring and Quad Cities responded with 5 in the bottom of the inning. Daz Cameron grounded out to start the 2nd, but Josh Rojas, Wander Franco, and Chas McCormick all walked to load the bases for Ray Henderson, who put the Banditos on the board with a sac fly that scored Rojas. Luis Payano followed with an RBI single that brought Franco in; an error on the play allowed McCormick to come home with the go-ahead run. One batter later, Ronnie Dawson launched a 2-run homer.

Abraham Toro-Hernandez led off the bottom of the 3rd with a homer. Henderson hit an RBI single that brought Rojas home, and once again, McCormick scored another run thanks to another Chiefs error. Payano came up and ripped an RBI double. He and Dawson both finished 2-4 on Wednesday.

Thursday: Peoria 5, Quad Cities 4

W- Yeison Medina (5-0)
L- Devon Carr (0-3)
S- Austin Sexton (1)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos scored 3 in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game at 4.... only to see the Chiefs retake the lead with a run in the 9th.

Ronel Blanco went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 5 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 7. Lucas Williams was the first man out of the Quad Cities bullpen and allowed a run on 3 hits and walked 2 in 3 innings. Devon Carr allowed the go-ahead run on a bases-loaded walk in the 9th. He also issued an intentional walk, plunked two other guys, and struck out 2 in the inning.

Ray Henderson ripped an RBI double in the 7th to put Quad Cities on the board. Chas McCormick reached on an error to start the 8th and one batter later, Chuckie Robinson lashed a double that brought him home. Toro took Robinson's place at 2nd with an RBI double and he ended up scoring the tying run on a Ronnie Dawson single.

Quad Cities begins a 4-game series in Wisconsin tonight at 7:05.

Wednesday: Hudson Valley 6, Tri-City 5

W- Andrew Gist (2-0)
L- Brandon Bielak (1-1, 2-1 season)
S- Zack Mozingo (6)

TC home runs: None.

The Renegades nipped the ValleyCats on Wednesday with a run to break a 5-5 tie.

Gabriel Bracamonte opened the scoring with a 2-run single in the 1st inning. Tri-City scored two more in the 5th on an error that allowed Kyle Davis to come home and a Jonathan Arauz RBI single. Bracamonte ripped an RBI double in the 7th. He went 2-5 and was the only ValleyCat to turn in a multi-hit game.

J.B. Bukauskas went 3 innings in his Tri-City debut and allowed 2 runs, both of which were inherited runners that were charged to him. He also allowed 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Ben Smith only got 2 outs in the 4th and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Corbin Martin was next, and he allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4 in 3.1 innings. Brandon Bielak pitched the final 2 innings and allowed the deciding run, which was unearned, on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4.

Thursday: Hudson Valley 7, Tri-City 4 in 11 innings

W- Hunter Schryver (3-0)
L- Colin McKee (1-3)
S- Hector Lopez (1)

TC home runs: None.

The ValleyCats tied it at 4 thanks to a 3-run 8th inning.... but the Renegades had the final say in this one as they scored 3 in the top of the 11th to break the tie.

Jonathan Arauz put Tri-City on the board with an RBI double in the 6th. J.J. Matijevic and Arauz hit one-out singles in the 8th and they both advanced on a wild pitch. Matijevic scored on an error that allowed Gabriel Bracamonte to reach. Colton Shaver went down on strikes, but Mike Papierski came through by ripping a 2-run double to tie the game.

Bryan De La Cruz, Matijevic (2 R), Arauz (2B, RBI, R), and Papierski (2B, 2 RBI) all finished with 2 hits on the evening.

Tyler Ivey went 3.2 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 3, and struck out 4. Carlos Hiraldo was the first man out of the Tri-City bullpen and went 4.1 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits, walking 1, and striking out 4. Colin McKee allowed 3 runs on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4 in 3 innings.

Leovanny Rodriguez will take on Tobias Myers in the finale. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

Thursday Game 1: Greeneville 5, Pulaski 4

W- Hansel Paulino (3-1)
L- Jose Pujols (1-2)

Greeneville home runs: None.

The Appy Astros took game 1 as they put up the only crooked numbers.

Roman Garcia opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st inning. He added an RBI double to his ledger in the 3rd and scored on a single from Martin Figueroa. In the 5th, Reiny Beltre drew a bases-loaded walk and Patrick Mathis scored on a wild pitch. Garcia (2B, 2 RBI, R), Mathis (2B, R), Figueroa (RBI single), and Gilberto Celestino (R) all had 2 hits in game 1.

Chad Donato went 4 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits (solo homer) and struck out 5. Hansel Paulino pitched the last 3 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2.

Thursday Game 2: Greeneville 10, Pulaski 0

W- Humberto Castellanos (4-0, 6-0 season)
L- Kyle Zurak (1-2)

Greeneville home runs: Brody Westmoreland (6, 2-run in 7th)

The Appy Astros earned the doubleheader sweep as they busted game 2 open with 6 runs in the 6th.

Humberto Castellanos allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4 over 5 shutout frames. Ian Hardman finished it off by allowing a hit, walking 2, and striking out 2 over the last 2 innings.

Brody Westmoreland opened the scoring in game 2 with an RBI single in the 1st. An error on the play allowed Jose Benjamin to score another run. Garcia and Benjamin singled to start the 6th and Westmoreland walked to load the bases. Mathis got plunked, which scored Garcia. Joan Mauricio walked Benjamin in, and Westmoreland scored on a wild pitch. Wilson Amador ripped a 2-run double and Cody Bohanek followed with an RBI single. Westmoreland, who finished 2-3 and scored twice, capped it off with a 2-run homer in the 7th. Benjamin also finished with 2 hits and 2 runs scored.



Wednesday: GCL Marlins 2, GCL Astros 0

W- Karl Craigie (2-0)
L- Diosward Gonzalez (1-2, 3-4 season)
S- Doug Domnarski (1)

GCL home runs: None.

The Marlins scored both runs in the 7th.

Jonathan Matute went 2-4.

Tanner Duncan allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 5 over 4.2 shutout innings. Angel Heredia got the last out of the 5th with a strikeout. Diosward Gonzalez went 3 innings and allowed the 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3. Devin Raftery worked around an error to throw a scoreless 9th, striking out 2.

Wednesday: DSL Marlins 5, DSL Astros Blue 3

W- Luis Palacios (4-0)
L- Manny Ramirez (1-1)
S- Enmanuel Mercedes (1)

Blue home runs: None.

Yorbin Ceuta (RBI) and Ronaldo Urdaneta (R, SB) both finished 2-5. Urdaneta now has 25 stolen bases this year.

Angel Macuare allowed a hit and struck out 3 over 2 scoreless innings. Flaer Gonzalez and Manny Ramirez did not fare as well against the Marlins' lineup.

Wednesday: DSL Cubs1 3, DSL Astros Orange 1

W- Maikel Aguiar (1-1)
L- Asael Uribe (2-3)
S- Jean Garcia (3)

Orange home runs: None.

Renaigel Martis hit a one-out triple in the 3rd and scored Team Orange's lone run on a wild pitch. Sean Mendoza went 2-4 and stole a base (16).

Asael Uribe went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits (2 solo homers), walked 2, and struck out 2. Carlos Perdomo allowed 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2 over 4 scoreless.

Wednesday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Tanner Duncan, RHP, GCL Astros: 4.2 IP, H, BB, 5 K
Carlos Perdomo, RHP, DSL Astros Orange: 4 IP, 3 H, BB, 2 K

Kyle Tucker, OF, Corpus Christi
2-3, solo HR (10, 19 season) in game 2 of doubleheader

Yoanys Quiala, RHP, Corpus Christi
 3.2 IP, H, 3 K in game 1 of doubleheader

Brett Adcock's photo is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
Buies Creek Astros bullpen
7 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 6 K
Justin Ferrell: IP, K
Brett Adcock: 3 IP, H, 2 BB
Carlos Sierra: W (3-1), 3 IP, H, 5 K

Yordan Alvarez's photo is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
Carmen Benedetti, OF, and Yordan Alvarez, 1B/LF, Buies Creek
Benedetti: 3-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R; finished HR shy of cycle
Alvarez: 2-5, 3B, RBI, 2 R

Ronnie Dawson, OF, and Luis Payano, OF, Quad Cities
Dawson: 2-4, 2-R HR (14), SB (14)
Payano: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R

Tyler White, IF, Fresno
2-4, solo HR (21), 2 RBI

Mike Hauschild, RHP, Fresno
6 IP, 3 H (solo HR allowed), 2 ER, BB, 7 K

Thursday's Stars

Again, all photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Forrest Whitley, RHP, Corpus Christi
6 IP, 2 H, 11 K in AA debut

Kyle Tucker, OF, Corpus Christi
2-4, 2B, solo HR (11, 20 season)

Yordan Alvarez, 1B/LF, Buies Creek
2-3, 2-R HR (2, 11 season), 3 RBI, 2 R

David Martinez, RHP, Fresno
L (6-11), 7 IP, 7 H (solo HR allowed), 2 ER, BB, 4 K

Roman Garcia's photo is his headshot on MiLB.com.
Brody Westmoreland's photo taken by Bryan Green.
Roman Garcia, 1B, and Brody Westmoreland, 3B/1B, Greeneville
Garcia: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R in game 1 of doubleheader
1-3, 2 R in game 2 of doubleheader
Westmoreland: 1-4 in game 1 of doubleheader
2-3, 2-R HR (6), 3 RBI, 2 R in game 2 of doubleheader

This is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
Humberto Castellanos, RHP, Greeneville
W (4-0, 6-0 season), 5 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K

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