Saturday, May 6, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Friday, May 5, 2017

Fresno 5, Sacramento 1

W- Trent Thornton (1-0, 2-2 season)
L- Dan Slania (0-4)

Fresno home runs: Preston Tucker (5, 2-run in 5th)

The Grizzlies earned the split behind a strong outing from Trent Thornton, who won his first AAA start.

Thornton allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6 over 6 shutout frames. Tyson Perez, Ashur Tolliver, and Jordan Jankowski each pitched an inning out of the bullpen. The RiverCats spoiled the shutout with a run off of Perez in the 7th, which came on a sac fly. Perez also allowed a single and walked 1. Tolliver retired the side in order in the 8th inning, striking out 1. Jankowski worked around a couple of singles to finish off the game, striking out 2.

D.J. Fisher singled to lead off the 2nd and scored the first run of the night on a Tyler White double. A.J. Reed clubbed a ground-rule double to lead off the 4th and scored on Juan Centeno's sac fly, and Preston Tucker launched a 2-run homer in the 5th. Fisher and White both finished 3-4; Fisher now has a 10-game hit streak. Reed and Centeno had two hits apiece.

Tonight, Fresno starts a 4-game series in Colorado Springs. Mike Hauschild will be on the mound in game 1 and he'll go up against Paolo Espino at 6:00 Mountain.

Midland 10, Corpus Christi 4

W- Kyle Friedrichs (1-3)
L- Akeem Bostick (0-1, 3-2 season)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks were swept out of Midland as the wheels fell off on their bullpen.

Kyle Smith allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3 in 5 innings of work. Akeem Bostick came out for the 6th, but he allowed 2 hits, issued a walk, and only recorded one out before a hand issue forced him out of the game. Eric Peterson came on and allowed all of Bostick's runners to score. Peterson ultimately pitched 2 innings and allowed 5 runs (4 earned, 1 inherited runner charged to him) of his own on 7 hits. Andrew Thome got the last two outs of the 8th; the runner that he inherited from Peterson scored on a groundout.

Jon Singleton opened the scoring with an RBI double in the 1st. In the 4th, Alejandro Garcia lashed a 2-run double, and Tony Nuñez smacked an RBI triple in the 5th. Nuñez went 2-3 and was the only player in the Corpus Christi lineup with a multi-hit outing. Garrett Stubbs only had one plate appearance and didn't complete it because he got tossed from the game in the opening frame.

Kent Emanuel will be on the mound as the Hooks begin the latest iteration of the I-37 Series against San Antonio. He'll face Brett Kennedy at 7:05.

Myrtle Beach 4, Buies Creek 2

W- Dillon Maples (4-0)
L- Elieser Hernandez (2-3)
S- Craig Brooks (2)

BC home runs: Ryne Birk (2, solo in 2nd)

The difference in this game was a 3-run 3rd inning in the Pelicans' favor.  The Astros couldn't capitalize on a bases-loaded, no out situation in the 7th inning.

Ryne Birk smacked a solo homer in the 2nd to put Buies Creek on the board first. Jason Martin scored the other run after Anthony Hermelyn grounded into a force out in the 6th inning. Myles Straw finished 2-4 with a double.

Elieser Hernandez went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 4 hits (solo homer), walked 3, and struck out 6. Carlos Sierra pitched the final 3 innings and allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 5; one of the two runners he inherited from Hernandez scored after he threw a wild pitch.

In game 3, Justin Ferrell will face Oscar De La Cruz. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

Quad Cities 6, Lake County 2

W- Cionel Perez (1-1)
L- Brady Aiken (0-5)

QC home runs: None.

Cionel Perez rebounded from a rough debut and came out with a win for the first time in his American baseball career.

Cionel allowed just 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 7 over 5.2 shutout innings. Lake County spoiled the shutout with a pair of solo shots off Abdiel Saldaña in the 7th. Those were the only two runs that Saldaña allowed in his 2.1 innings of work; he allowed one other hit, walked 1, and struck out 3. Erasmo Pinales walked 1 and struck out the side in the 9th.

Marcos Almonte doubled to lead off the 2nd and scored the first run of the evening on a wild pitch from Brady Aiken. Randy César ripped a 2-run double in the 3rd. Spencer Johnson lashed a 2-run double of his own in the 6th and scored the last Quad Cities run on a Carmen Benedetti sac fly. Almonte went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and was the only player on either side to finish with more than one hit.

Forrest Whitley takes the mound in game 2 of this series. He'll take on... someone else. Shane Bieber is listed as the probable starter on MiLB.com, but he was just promoted. First pitch is at 6:35.

Friday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

This is his current profile picture on Twitter.
Follow Cionel Perez @CionelP
Cionel Perez, LHP, Quad Cities
W (1-1), 5.2 IP, 2 H, BB, 7 K

Trent Thornton, RHP, Fresno
W (1-0, 2-2 season), 6 IP, 4 H, BB, 6 K

Derek Fisher, OF, Fresno
3-4, 2B, R
Currently on a 10-game hitting streak

Tyler White, IF, Fresno
3-4, 2B, RBI

Carlos Sierra, RHP, Buies Creek
3 IP, 2 H, BB, 5 K; allowed one inherited runner to score

Antonio Nuñez, IF, Corpus Christi
2-3, 2B, RBI

Friday, May 5, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sacramento 4, Fresno 2

W- Kraig Sitton (2-0)
L- David Martinez (0-4)
S- Ryan Webb (2)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizzlies made it interesting with a run in the 9th, but their comeback bid fell short.

D.J. Fisher went 2-4 with a double and put Fresno on the board with an RBI groundout in the 5th inning. Jon Kemmer also finished 2-4 with a double; his two-bagger came in the 9th and he came around to score on a Juan Centeno single. Tony Kemp went 2-4 as well.

David Martinez allowed 3 runs on 7 hits (2-run homer), walked 3, and struck out 4 in 5 innings of work. Kevin Comer was the first man out of the bullpen; the RiverCats executed a double steal in the 7th and got an unearned run off of him after Centeno's errant throw down to 2nd. Comer also allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 3. Reymin Guduan allowed 2 hits and struck out 1 over 1.1 scoreless, and Sean Stutzman worked around a hit and a couple of walks to throw a scoreless 9th.

These two California rivals will wrap up their series tonight at 7:05 Pacific. Trent Thornton will get the start tonight and he'll be opposed by Dan Slania.

Midland 5, Corpus Christi 2


W- Cody Stull (2-1)
L- Cy Sneed (1-2)
S- Joel Seddon (1)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks dropped the series out in Midland.

Bobby Boyd put Corpus on the board by drawing a bases-loaded walk in the 2nd inning. Mott Hyde scored the Hooks' other run in the 4th following a balk. Tony Nuñez and Alejandro Garcia had 2 hits apiece.

Cy Sneed went 4 innings and allowed 4 runs on 6 hits (2-run homer), walked 4, and struck out 8. Carlos Hiraldo was summoned from extended spring training to fill a vacant roster spot in Corpus and acquitted himself well in his first appearance outside of the Rookie leagues, allowing a run on 7 hits and striking out 2 in 3.1 innings of work. All but one of the hits that Hiraldo allowed were singles. Andrew Thome got the final two outs of the 8th, walking 1 and striking out 1.

The Hooks will look to avoid the sweep as Kyle Smith gets the start. He'll face Ben Bracewell at 7:00.

Buies Creek 9, Myrtle Beach 4

W- Hector Perez (1-0, 2-1 season)
L- Thomas Hatch (0-3)

BC home runs: None.

The Buies Creek Astros only scored in one inning... but it was good enough for them to take game 1 in Myrtle Beach.

In his first Carolina League start, Hector Perez went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7. Sebastian Kessay was the first man out of the Astros bullpen and threw 3 scoreless, allowing a hit and striking out 4. Nick Hernandez struck out the side in order in the 9th.

Buies Creek sent 14 men to the plate in a 9-run 4th inning. Myles Straw kicked it off with a single. Jason Martin and Dex McCall both walked to load the bases. Pat Porter went down on strikes, but Anibal Sierra reached on an error that allowed Straw to score the Astros' first run. Osvaldo Duarte put BC in front with an RBI single. The last 7 runs all came with 2 outs in the inning; Christian Correa struck out and the Pelicans made a pitching change soon after. The move panned out... for Buies Creek.

Arturo Michelena and Johnny Sewald both drew bases-loaded walks. Duarte scored on a wild pitch, and Straw hit an RBI single in his second plate appearance of the frame. Martin drew another walk to re-load the bases for McCall, who cleared them with a double. Straw went 3-5 and was the only player in the Astros lineup with a multi-hit game.

Elieser Hernandez will take on Justin Steele in game 2. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

Quad Cities 11, Fort Wayne 3

W- Brett Adcock (1-0)
L- Jerry Keel (1-2)

QC home runs: Marcos Almonte 2 (5; 2-run in 4th, grand slam in 5th), Alex De Goti (3, 2-run in 5th)

The Banditos took the series from the TinCaps behind a show of force on the mound and at the plate.

Brett Adcock was stellar on the mound, allowing just one run on 4 hits, walking 1, and striking out a career-high 11 in 6 innings of work. Salvador Montaño pitched the 7th and allowed 2 runs, walked 5, and struck out 1. One run scored on a bases-loaded BB and the other scored on a sac fly. Lucas Williams allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 5 over the final 2 innings.

While Adcock dominated on the mound, Marcos Almonte terrorized the TinCaps on offense: he launched a 2-run homer to put Quad Cities on the board and in the lead in the 4th inning. Alex De Goti clubbed a 2-run homer of his own in the 5th to open up the floodgates. Jake Rogers, Randy César, and Chuckie Robinson all drew walks to load the bases for Almonte, who promptly cleared them with a grand slam.

Taylor Jones got plunked to open the 6th and Rodrigo Ayarza followed by ripping a double. De Goti walked to load the bases for Rogers, who hit a sac fly. César followed with an RBI single; an error on the play allowed De Goti to advance to 3rd. Robinson drove in the Banditos' final run of the evening by lacing an RBI single.

Almonte (2 HR, 6 RBI) and Rogers (2B, RBI, 2 R) both finished with 2 hits apiece. Rodrigo Ayarza finished 3-4 with a double, 2 runs scored, and a stolen base (1) out of the bottom of the order.

Quad Cities welcomes the Lake County Captains to Modern Woodmen Park for the weekend. Cionel Perez will start game 1 and he'll face Brady Aiken at 6:35. Yes, that is the same Brady Aiken who was drafted #1 overall by the Astros in 2014.

Thursday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Photo by Rich Guill
Brett Adcock, LHP, Quad Cities
W (1-0), 6 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 11 K

Photo by Bryan Green
Marcos Almonte, UTIL, Quad Cities
2-4, 2 HR (5), 6 RBI

Lucas Williams, RHP, Quad Cities
2 IP, H, BB, 5 K

Carlos Hiraldo, RHP, Corpus Christi
3.1 IP, 7 H, ER, 2 K; first appearance above a Rookie league

Photo by Rich Guill
Myles Straw, OF, Buies Creek
3-5, RBI, 2 R

Derek Fisher, OF, Fresno
2-4, 2B, RBI
Currently on a 9-game hitting streak

Astros Farm Report: 5/5

Something to tide you over while I transcribe my interviews with Dean Deetz, Akeem Bostick, Drew Ferguson, J.D. Davis and Mike Freeman .... coming soon to a blog post near you!!!

STANDINGS

Let's take a look in on the standings of the Astros farm teams within their respective divisions as we approach the one-month mark of the season. Fresno has lost ground over the last week but the other three teams are either hanging in there or improving their standings.

AAA Fresno 3rd 12-16 .429 6.0GB L1
AA Corpus 1st 15-12 .556 0.0GB L3
HiA Buies Creek 1st 19-9 .679 0.0GB W1
LoA Quad Cities 3rd 14-11 .560 1.5GB W1

ROSTER MOVES/TRANSACTIONS

Note: The Astros have been moving players back and forth to either Tri-City or Extended Spring Training as a means of managing their rosters. I won't be including those moves in this list if I believe that they are only being made on paper for roster management.

J.D. Davis - April 2017
Photo by Jayne Hansen

5-4: 3B J.D. Davis placed on the AA Corpus Christi 7-day DL retroactive to 5-2
5-4: LHP Carlos Hiraldo assigned to AA Corpus Christi from Extended Spring Training
5-3: 3B Colin Moran placed on the AAA Fresno 7-day DL
5-2: RHP Brady Rodgers underwent Tommy John surgery and will be out for the remainder of the season
5-1: RHP Casey Coleman's contract was purchased from New Britain (Atlantic League); he will report to AAA Fresno
5-1: IF/OF Tony Kemp optioned from Houston to AAA Fresno
5-1: RHP Ralph Garza assigned to HiA Buies Creek from AA Corpus Christi
5-1: RHP Ryan Deemes assigned to HiA Buies Creek from AA Corpus Christi
4-29: RHP Ryan Thompson placed on the AAA Fresno 7-day DL
4-29: RHP Trent Thornton assigned to AAA Fresno from AA Corpus Christi
4-28: RHP Akeem Bostick assigned to AA Corpus Christi from HiA Buies Creek
4-28: RHP Hector Perez assigned to HiA Buies Creek from LoA Quad Cities

Coleman, 29, pitched in the Majors for the Cubs from 2010-12 and also appeared in 10 games with the Royals in 2014. His father and grandfather, who were also named Joe (Casey is his middle name), were also longtime MLB pitchers.

In addition, Baseball America reported that these players started the season on the disabled list:

OF Bobby Boyd - activated
RHP Ryan Deemes - activated
RHP Angel Heredia (60-day DL)
RHP Jose Luis Hernandez
LHP Albert Minnis
2B Nick Tanielu (60-day DL)
RHP Andrew Walter

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT




FORMER ASTROS UPDATE

After a lackluster season in 2016, former Astro and current Brewer OF Brett Phillips has been doing quite well for their AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox team thus far in 2017. In 21 games, he's hitting .299/.365/.558 with five doubles, five home runs, 19 RBI and four outfield assists. And he is still as crazy as ever (look for #8 in the red cap) ...


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Fresno 9, Sacramento 5

W- Casey Coleman (1-0)
L- Michael Roth (2-3)

Fresno home runs: A.J. Reed (4, 3-run in 1st)

Fresno drew even in the series by storming out to a 7-1 lead after 2 innings.

Casey Coleman went 5 innings in his system debut, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits (3-run homer), walking 3, and striking out 4. Aaron West and Keegan Yuhl both pitched 2 innings: West allowed 3 hits, while Yuhl allowed an unearned run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3.

A.J. Reed put Fresno on the board first with a 3-run homer in the 1st. Max Stassi led off the 2nd with a double, advanced to 3rd on a single from Andrew Aplin, and scored on a Jack Mayfield single. Tony Kemp loaded the bases by legging out an infield single, and then Tyler White walked Aplin home. Preston Tucker followed by ripping a 2-run double. Stassi hit an RBI double in the 5th and scored on another Mayfield RBI single. Kemp, Stassi (2 2B, RBI, 2 R), and Mayfield (2 RBI, R) all finished with 2 hits on the night.

David Martinez will get the start in game 3 of the series. He'll take on Dan Slania at 7:05 Pacific.

Midland 12, Corpus Christi 3

W- Grant Holmes (2-1)
L- Brock Dykxhoorn (0-2)

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

Not a day to remember for the Hooks pitchers as they got shelled to the tune of five home runs.

Jon Singleton's 3-run blast in the 3rd was Corpus Christi's only scoring play. Drew Ferguson, who scored one of the runs, stole his 7th base of the season. Jamie Ritchie went 2-4.

Brock Dykxhoorn only lasted 2.2 innings and allowed 7 runs on 6 hits (2 2-run homers), walked 4, and struck out 4. Michael Freeman tagged in for 2.1 innings; the three runs he allowed all came on a homer hit by Tyler Marincov in the 6th inning. Freeman also allowed 3 other hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Jacob Dorris pitched the final 3 innings, and Marincov tagged him for a couple of solo shots. He allowed two other hits, walked 2, and fanned 2.

Cy Sneed faces Heath Fillmyer in game 3 of this series. First pitch is at 7:00.

Carolina 3, Buies Creek 0

W- Conor Harber (1-1)
L- Yoanys Quiala (3-1)
S- Wuilder Rodriguez (1)

BC home runs: None.

The Mudcats shut out Buies Creek to foil their bid to sweep the series.

The Astros only mustered up three hits, two of which were doubles from Myles Straw and Christian Correa. Kyle Tucker stole two bases, giving him 9 on the year.

Yoanys Quiala and Framber Valdez turned in good outings, but they didn't get any run support. Quiala went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 6. Framber pitched the final 3 innings and only allowed one hit, a solo homer hit by Jake Gatewood. He also issued a couple of walks and struck out 4.

Hector Perez will make his first Carolina League start in Buies Creek's first game in Myrtle Beach. He'll go up against Thomas Hatch at 7:05 Eastern.

Fort Wayne 4, Quad Cities 0

W- Logan Allen (1-1)
L- Carson LaRue (2-1)

QC home runs: None.

After scoring 9 to take the opener, the Banditos were held off the scoreboard on Wednesday.

Alex De Goti had two of Quad Cities' four hits in this one. Ronnie Dawson and Chuckie Robinson had the other two.

Carson LaRue struck out a career-high 8 in 5 innings, but he also allowed 4 runs on 5 hits (2-run homer). Dustin Hunt was the first man out; he pitched 3 scoreless, allowing a hit, walking 2, and striking out 3. Edgardo Sandoval worked around a walk to throw a scoreless 9th, striking out 2.

Quad Cities and Fort Wayne will wrap up their series at 6:35 as Brett Adcock faces Jerry Keel.

Wednesday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Yoanys Quiala, RHP, and Framber Valdez, LHP, Buies Creek
Quiala: L (3-1), 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 K
Valdez: 3 IP, H (solo HR allowed), ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Dustin Hunt, RHP, Quad Cities
3 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K

Max Stassi, C, Fresno
2-3, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R

Jack Mayfield, IF, Fresno
2-4, 2 RBI, R

A.J. Reed, 1B, Fresno
1-3, 3-R HR (4)

Jon Singleton, 1B, Corpus Christi
1-3, 3-R HR (3)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sacramento 5, Fresno 4

W- Matt Reynolds (2-0)
L- Brian Holmes (0-2)
S- Ryan Webb (1)

Fresno home runs: Reid Brignac (3, 2-run in 5th)

The Tacos/Grizzlies just can't seem to start series off on the right track in the early going. With this loss, they fall to 0-7 in series openers.

Brian Holmes went 3.1 innings and allowed 5 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 6 hits, walked 4, and struck out 2. Kevin Comer was the first man out of the Fresno bullpen; in 1.2 innings, he allowed a hit, walked 1, and struck out 3. Holmes left the bases loaded and Sacramento got a sac fly off of Comer. Tyson Perez and Dayan Diaz both threw 2 scoreless innings; Perez was perfect, getting 4 groundouts and 2 flyball outs, while Diaz allowed a hit and struck out 3.

Andrew Aplin went 2-2 with a couple of walks; he put the Tacos on the board with a 2-run single in the 2nd. Reid Brignac whacked a 2-run homer in the 5th. Tyler White finished 3-4 and scored twice, while D.J. Fisher went 2-5 with a double.

Casey Coleman makes his system debut tonight at 6:35 Pacific. He'll face Michael Roth. Coleman was recently acquired from New Britain of the independent Atlantic League. He pitched three seasons with the Cubs and last appeared in the Majors in 2014 with the Royals.

Midland 6, Corpus Christi 1

W- Brandon Mann (2-2)
L- Rogelio Armenteros (1-1)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks offense was MIA as they dropped the first of four in Midland.

Bryan Muñiz went 2-4 and spoiled the shutout with an RBI single in the 9th. Garrett Stubbs hit a double to extend his hitting streak to 6 games.

Rogelio Armenteros went 3.2 innings and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits, walked 3, and struck out 3. Eric Peterson was the first man out and threw 1.1 innings; he got Armenteros out of a bases-loaded jam to end the 4th but allowed 3 runs of his own in the 5th. He allowed 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Josh James pitched the final 3 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits, walking 2, and striking out 3.

Brock Dykxhoorn will get the start in game 2 of this series. He'll face James Naile at 11:00 AM.

Buies Creek 4, Carolina 3 in 12 innings

W- Ryan Deemes (2-0)
L- Quintin Torres-Costa (3-1)
S- Nick Hernandez (4)

BC home runs: Kyle Tucker (4, solo in 12th)

The Carolina Stros scored 2 in the top of the 8th to break a 1-1 tie. The Mudcats got 2 of their own in the bottom of the 9th to restore the deadlock, and that's where it stood until Kyle Tucker got a hold of a Quintin Torres-Costa offering with 2 outs in the 12th, sending one out to put Buies Creek back in front.

Little Tuck opened the scoring way back in the 1st with a sac fly. Osvaldo Duarte tripled to lead off the 8th and trotted home on a triple from Arturo Michelena, who scored on Dex McCall's RBI single.

The one run that Matt Bower allowed in his 5 innings of work came on a home run hit by Isan Diaz, who has really become a thorn in the Astros' side this season. Bower also allowed 4 other hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. Carlos Sierra struck out 2 over 3 perfect frames. Ryan Deemes went 3.1 innings and allowed a game-tying 2-run homer to Lucas Erceg with one out in the 9th. He also allowed 3 other hits, walked 2, and fanned 3. Nick Hernandez got the final two outs of the 12th, one via strikeout, to get the save.

Buies Creek looks for the sweep later this morning as Yoanys Quiala takes the mound. He'll take on Conor Harber at 11:00 AM Eastern.

Quad Cities 9, Fort Wayne 5

W- Ryan Hartman (3-0)
L- Evan Miller (0-1)

QC home runs: Jake Rogers (5, solo in 2nd), Rodrigo Ayarza (4, solo in 2nd)

The Banditos finally got a chance to get back on the diamond after two days of rainouts in Clinton. They broke a 2-2 tie in the 6th, briefly lost the lead in the 7th, and then seized control with a pair of 3-run innings.

Quad Cities got on the board thanks to back-to-back solo homers from Jake Rogers and Rodrigo Ayarza in the 2nd inning. Ayarza added a sac fly to his ledger in the 6th inning. Fort Wayne scored 3 in the top of the 7th to take a 5-3 lead, but the River Bandits wouldn't be down for long.

Carmen Benedetti walked to lead off the bottom of the 7th inning. Ronnie Dawson joined him on the bases by drawing a walk, and Stephen Wrenn looked to move the two of them over with a sac bunt but he ended up reaching anyway. Alex De Goti went down on strikes for the first out, but Randy César kept the line moving by walking Benedetti home. Rogers followed with a 2-run single that put the Banditos back in front. Benedetti singled to lead off the 8th and came around to score on Wrenn's RBI single. Wrenn, who advanced to 2nd as Dawson was getting thrown out at 3rd, came around to score on an error that allowed De Goti to reach. César capped off the evening by ripping an RBI double.

Rogers finished a triple shy of the cycle, while César (2B, 2 RBI, R) and Wrenn (RBI, 2 R) had 2 hits apiece.

Enoli Paredes had a bit of a rough start to his evening but he managed to right the ship. He went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs in the 1st on 3 hits (solo homer), walked 3, and struck out 8. Paredes did not allow a hit after the 2nd inning. Ryan Hartman tagged in for 3 innings and allowed 3 runs on 2 hits (2-run homer), walked 3, and struck out 4. Erasmo Pinales struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 9th.

Carson LaRue gets the start in game 2. He'll face Logan Allen at 6:35.

Tuesday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Andrew Aplin, OF, Fresno
2-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB

Tyler White, IF, Fresno
3-4, 2 R
Currently on 5-game hitting streak

Tyson Perez, RHP, and Dayan Diaz, RHP, Fresno
Perez: 2 IP
Diaz: 2 IP, H, 3 K

Photo by Rich Guill
Jake Rogers, C, Quad Cities
3-5, solo HR (5), 3 RBI; finished triple shy of cycle

Randy César, 3B, Quad Cities
2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, R

Photo by Bryan Green
Enoli Paredes, RHP, Quad Cities
5 IP, 3 H (solo HR allowed), 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K

Photo by Rich Guill
Kyle Tucker, OF, Buies Creek
1-4, go-ahead solo HR (4) in 12th, 2 RBI

Matt Bower, LHP, and Carlos Sierra, RHP, Buies Creek
Bower: 5 IP, 5 H (solo HR allowed), ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Sierra: 3 IP, 2 K

April Astros MiLB: By the Numbers

Every once in a while, it's fun to mix things up. So I won't be doing my traditional Player of the Month post. Instead, let's look at the Astros MiLB accomplishments for April by the numbers ...

Kyle Tucker - May 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

52-41: Collective record of the four Astros MiLB full season teams in April
50: Percent of base runners caught stealing by Quad Cities C Jake Rogers (8 of 16)
34-5: Runs scored by Quad Cities and Burlington, respectively, 4/17 thru 4/19
30: Strikeouts by Quad Cities/Buies Creek RHP Hector Perez (2.14 ERA/1.095 WHIP)
24.1: Innings pitched by Buies Creek/Corpus Christi RHP Akeem Bostick
24: Walks by Corpus Christi 1B Jon Singleton (to 26 strikeouts)
23: RBI by Buies Creek OF Kyle Tucker
18: Runs scored by Fresno IF Tyler White
13.2: Strikeouts per nine innings by Quad Cities LHP Brett Adcock (17.2 IP)
11: Consecutive games in which Quad Cities OF Ronnie Dawson hit safely (4/14 thru 4/26)
10: Games in which Tyler White hit safely to start the season
10: Appearances out of the bullpen by Fresno RHP Jordan Jankowski and LHP Reymin Guduan
10: Strikeouts in Corpus Christi RHP Rogelio Armenteros' first game of the season
9: Strikeouts in Buies Creek LHP Alex Winkelman's first game of the season (followed by 10 in his third game)
9: Inherited runners stranded by Buies Creek/Corpus Christi RHP Andrew Thome (9 of 9)
7: Doubles hit by Kyle Tucker
7: RBI by Kyle Tucker (4/15) and Quad Cities OF Daz Cameron (4/28) in a single game
6: Home runs by Corpus Christi 3B J.D. Davis
6: Stolen bases by Kyle Tucker and Buies Creek OF Myles Straw
5: Longest win streak (Buies Creek to start the season and Quad Cities from 4-17 to 4-21)
5: Longest loss streak (Fresno from 4-14 to 4-18)
5: Home runs hit in back-to-back games by Quad Cities
5: Hits by Fresno OF Jon Kemmer in a single game (4/30)
4: OF assists by Myles Straw
3: Home runs hit by C Eduardo de Oleo in a single game (his second game in the Astros system)
3: Home runs hit by Quad Cities IF Rodrigo Ayarza in his first 6 games (tying his career high)
3: Home runs hit in consecutive at-bats by Corpus Christi IF Mott Hyde, IF Antonio Nunez and OF Drew Ferguson
3: Consecutive days in which J.D. Davis hit a home run
3: Triples hit by Kyle Tucker, Buies Creek 2B Ryne Birk and OF Teoscar Hernandez (for Fresno)
3: Wins from Buies Creek/Corpus Christi RHP Akeem Bostick and Buies Creek RHP Yoanys Quiala
3: Games in which Preston Tucker DIDN'T get a hit in April (11-game and 6-game streaks in April)
3: Saves by Buies Creek RHP Nick Hernandez
2: Homes runs hit by Quad Cities C Ray Henderson-Lozano in back-to-back innings (4/24)
2: Grand Slams hit by Quad Cities teammates Daz Cameron and 1B Spencer Johnson in the same game
2: Innings pitched by OF Andrew Aplin (4.50 ERA and 1.000 WHIP in two appearances)
1: Home run hit by Antonio Nunez (his first in 217 career games)
1: DL stint ending in Tommy John surgery for Fresno RHP Brady Rodgers (1.10 ERA, 0.918 WHIP in 3 starts before going on the DL 4/19) - Get well soon, Brady!!!

1.02: ERA by Quad Cities Brett Adcock in 17.2 IP (4 games/3 starts)
0.90: ERA by Fresno RHP Jordan Jankowski in 10 appearances (10 IP)
0.90: ERA by Quad Cities RHP Carson LaRue in 20 IP (4 games/3 starts)
0.66: ERA by Corpus Christi RHP Dean Deetz in 13.2 IP (3 games/2 starts)
0.64: ERA by Corpus Christi/Fresno RHP Kevin Comer in 8 appearances (14 IP)
0.00: ERA by Buies Creek RHP Franklin Perez in 14.1 IP (3 games/2 starts)
0.00: ERA by Fresno SS Reid Brignac in 0.2 IP

0.966: WHIP by Quad Cities RHP Jorge Alcala (2.29 ERA in 19.2 IP)
0.962: WHIP by Brett Adcock, Quad Cities LHP Ryan Hartman (2.04 ERA in 17.2 IP) and Corpus Christi RHP Josh James (also 2.04 ERA in 17.2 IP)
0.950: WHIP by Carson LaRue in 20 IP
0.943: WHIP by Nick Hernandez in 7 appearances
0.879: WHIP by Rogelio Armenteros in 19.1 IP (4 games/3 starts; 1.40 ERA)
0.800: WHIP by Alex Winkelman in 15 IP
0.781: WHIP by Akeem Bostick in 24.1 IP (5 games/4 starts)
0.512: WHIP by Dean Deetz in 13.2 IP
0.419: WHIP by Franklin Perez in 14.1 IP

1.329: OPS by Corpus Christi C Garrett Stubbs in 7 games since coming off the DL
.966: OPS by Fresno OF Jon Kemmer in 17 games
.939: OPS by Kyle Tucker in 23 games
.566 SLG by Kyle Tucker in 23 games
.565 SLG by C Jake Rogers in 17 games
.431: OBP by Corpus Christi C Jamie Ritchie in 13 games
.418: OBP by Quad Cities IF Alex de Goti
.367: BA by Preston Tucker in 20 games
.356: BA by Jon Kemmer in 17 games

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, May 1, 2017

Organization sweep!



Fresno 11, Reno 7

W- Reymin Guduan (2-2)
L- Brian Matusz (0-1)

Fresno home runs: Preston Tucker (4, solo in 1st), Andrew Aplin (1, 2-run in 2nd), D.J. Fisher (6, 3-run in 6th)

The Grizzlies scored 7 unanswered runs to wrap up this series with a win.

Preston Tucker launched a solo homer to open the scoring. Andrew Aplin clubbed a 2-run homer in the 2nd, and Tyler White smacked an RBI triple in the 3rd, which pushed Fresno's lead to 4-1. This was the Grizzlies' last scoring play until the 6th; in the meantime, the Aces took a 7-4 lead.

The Grizzlies' next scoring play was D.J. Fisher's 3-run homer in the 6th that tied the game at 7. Tucker tripled to lead off the 7th and scored the go-ahead run on A.J. Reed's double. White followed by ripping an RBI double and came around to score on a Juan Centeno single. Tucker capped off the evening with an RBI double in the 8th.

The elder Tucker finished a single short of the cycle. Reed finished 4-5 with a pair of doubles. Fisher (2B, 3-R HR, 2 R), White (2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R), Centeno (2B, RBI, R), and Aplin (2-R HR, 2 R) all had two hits on the night.

Edison Frias went 4 innings and allowed 7 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits, walked 2, and struck out 3. The bullpen picked him up by throwing 5 scoreless innings to end the game. Reymin Guduan allowed a hit and struck out 3 over 3 innings and Jordan Jankowski allowed 2 hits and fanned 2 in 2 innings of work.

The Grizzlies return home to begin a 4-game set with Sacramento at 6:35 Pacific. Brian Holmes will face Roberto Gomez.

Corpus Christi 6, Frisco 2

W- Dean Deetz (3-0)
L- James Dykstra (0-1)

CC home runs: Drew Ferguson (3, solo in 1st)

The Hooks took the series from the Roughriders as Dean Deetz turned in another nice outing and the Hooks made it 2-2 for the Astros over the Rangers on Monday. Well actually, their game ended first.

Deetz was taken deep by Scott Heineman to start off the game, which was the only run he allowed in 5 innings of work. He also allowed three other hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Michael Freeman and Riley Ferrell both pitched 2 innings out of the bullpen; Freeman allowed 2 hits and walked 2, while Ferrell allowed a run on 3 hits.

Drew Ferguson responded to Heineman's homer by launching one of his own to lead off the bottom of the 1st. Trent Woodward put Corpus in front with an RBI double. Bryan Muñiz ripped a 2-run double in the 6th and Ferguson added a 2-run single. Ferguson and Ramon Laureano both finished 2-4 with a stolen base; they both have 6 on the season.

Corpus will begin a 4-game series in Midland at 6:30. Rogelio Armenteros takes on Corey Walter.

Buies Creek 8, Carolina 7

W- Alex Winkelman (1-0)
L- Cody Ponce (2-2)

BC home runs: Jason Martin (2, solo in 3rd), Pat Porter (2, 2-run in 6th)

The Astros had to fend off a comeback bid from the Mudcats; the difference in this game was Buies Creek scoring a run in each of the first three innings.

Myles Straw scored the first run of the inning on a wild pitch in the opening frame. Anibal Sierra doubled to lead off the 2nd and came home on a sac fly from Eduardo de Oleo, and Jason Martin led off the 3rd with a homer. Pat Porter smacked a 2-run homer in the 6th to push BC's lead to 5-0.

Kyle Tucker ripped a one-out double in the 7th, stole 3rd (7), and scored a Dex McCall single. De Oleo drew a walk to lead off the 8th and didn't have to wait long to score; one batter later, Osvaldo Duarte lashed an RBI triple. Martin walked, which prompted a pitching change. He then stole 2nd on a wild pitch and Duarte took advantage by dashing home.

Martin finished 2-4 with two stolen bases (6). Tucker (2B, R, SB), Sierra (2B, R), and de Oleo (2 2B, R) also finished with 2 hits on the evening.

After failing to get out of the 1st inning in his last appearance, Alex Winkelman got back on track by allowing just 2 hits and fanning 5 over 5 shutout innings. It was a little more daunting for the Astros' bullpen, though. Justin Ferrell was the first man out; he went 1.1 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned, all on home runs) on 6 hits (3-run and solo homers) and struck out 2. Sebastian Kessay came on with the bases loaded in the 7th and extricated Ferrell from the jam without further incident. Kessay got the final two outs of the 7th, striking out 1. Ralph Garza Jr. pitched the final 2 innings and allowed 3 runs (all in the 8th) on 4 hits, walked 2, and struck out 1.

Matt Bower gets the start in game 2. He'll go up against Marcos Diplan at 7:00 Eastern.

Quad Cities was off

After a three-day layoff, the Banditos will finally return to action as they welcome Fort Wayne to Modern Woodmen Park for a three-game set starting at 6:35. Ryan Hartman will face Austin Scholtens.

Monday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Alex Winkelman, LHP, Buies Creek
W (1-0), 5 IP, 2 H, 5 K

Dean Deetz, RHP, Corpus Christi
W (3-0), 5 IP, 4 H (solo HR allowed), ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Reymin Guduan, LHP, and Jordan Jankowski, RHP, Fresno
Guduan: W (2-2), 3 IP, H, 3 K
Jankowski: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K

Jason Martin, OF, Buies Creek
2-4, solo HR (2), 2 SB (6)

Drew Ferguson, OF, Corpus Christi
2-4, solo HR (3), 3 RBI, SB (6)

Andrew Aplin, OF, Fresno
2-3, 2-R HR (1), 2 R, SB (1)

Preston Tucker, OF, Fresno
3-5, 2B, 3B, solo HR (4), 2 RBI, 2 R; finished single shy of cycle

A.J. Reed, 1B, Fresno
4-5, 2 2B. RBI, 2 R

Tyler White, IF, Fresno
2-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R

Derek Fisher, OF, Fresno
2-5, 2B, 3-R HR (6), 2 R

Monday, May 1, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Sunday, April 30, 2017

Let's play two in Clinton..... or not.

Reno 11, Fresno 10

W- Silvino Bracho (1-1)
L- Aaron West (0-1)

Fresno home runs: Jack Mayfield (1, 3 season; solo in 1st), Jon Kemmer (2, 3-run in 4th), Preston Tucker (3, 2-run in 5th)

The Grizzlies dropped this series by losing game 4 in walk-off fashion. They couldn't hold a 10-7 lead.

Fresno wasted little time in opening the scoring as Jack Mayfield led off the game with a homer. Jon Kemmer followed with a single and came around to score on a D.J. Fisher double. Kemmer struck again in the 4th by smacking a 3-run homer.

Andrew Aplin walked to lead off the 5th and Preston Tucker followed with a 2-run shot. A.J. Reed and Reid Brignac kept the line moving with a single and a walk, respectively. Juan Centeno moved them over with a sac bunt, and then Mayfield hit an RBI single. Kemmer drove in the last two Fresno runs of the day with a 2-run double.

Mayfield finished 4-6 out of the leadoff spot. Kemmer went 3-6, while Fisher (RBI 2B), Reed (2 R, 2 BB) and Centeno (2B) had two hits apiece.

Mike Hauschild went 3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Keegan Yuhl was the first man out of the Grizzlies bullpen but could only get 2 outs in the 4th; the Aces tagged him for 5 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 4 hits and walked 1. Sean Stutzman pitched 3.1 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1. Aaron West allowed 3 runs on 3 hits and walked 3 in 1.1 innings.

Edison Frias will face Frank Duncan in the finale of this series. First pitch is at 6:35 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 7, Frisco 1

W- Kent Emanuel (1-1)
L- Yohander Mendez (1-1)

CC home runs: Garrett Stubbs 2 (3; solo in 2nd, 2-run in 8th), Jake Marisnick (1, 2-run in 3rd), Jamie Ritchie (1, solo in 5th), J.D. Davis (6, solo in 6th)

The Hooks made sure to send Jayne off with a fireworks show; all 7 Corpus Christi runs came on the five balls they sent out of the park on Sunday.

Garrett Stubbs opened the scoring with his first homer of the day, a solo shot in the 2nd inning. One inning later, Jake Marisnick clubbed a 2-run homer. Jamie Ritchie sent one out in the 5th, and J.D. Davis got all of one in the 6th. Stubbs capped it off with his second blast of the day, a 2-run homer in the 8th.

Marisnick played a couple of innings in center field before he was lifted. He's received a clean bill of health; the Astros have activated him from the 7-day disabled list for concussions and is back in Houston.

Kent Emanuel allowed 6 hits and struck out 6 over 6.1 shutout innings. Jacob Dorris and Andrew Thome both pitched 1.1 innings; Dorris walked 2 and struck out 3, while Frisco spoiled the shutout with a run off of Thome in the 9th. He allowed 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1.

The Hooks and Roughriders will wrap up their series on the first day of May. Dean Deetz will take on Reed Garrett at 7:05.

Wilmington 5, Buies Creek 2

W- Jared Ruxer (2-1)
L- Ronel Blanco (0-1)

BC home runs: Pat Porter (1, solo in 9th)

The Blue Rocks foiled the Astros' bid to sweep the series by scoring 4 in the top of the 9th to break a 1-1 tie.

Gabriel Valdez acquitted himself well in his first start outside of the complex leagues; he allowed a run on 5 hits and struck out 4 in 5 innings. Ronel Blanco was the first man out of the Buies Creek bullpen and went 3.1 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 2 hits (solo homer), walking 1, and striking out 3. Howie Brey got the final two outs of the 9th and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1.

Dex McCall walked to lead off the 2nd inning. Pat Porter and Anthony Hermelyn joined him on the bases by drawing walks, but all Buies Creek got out of that bases-loaded situation was one run, which McCall scored following a wild pitch. Porter launched a solo homer in the 9th.

After that brief stop at home, the Carolina Stros are back on the road. Alex Winkelman will start the first of a 3-game series against the Carolina Mudcats. He'll face Cody Ponce at 6:00 Eastern.

The doubleheader between Quad Cities and Clinton was cancelled

Due to rain. The games will not be made up since these two games were the last time that they would be meeting in the first half.

The Banditos will have Monday off. They'll welcome Fort Wayne to Modern Woodmen Park at 6:35 on Tuesday. Ryan Hartman will face Jesse Scholtens.

Sunday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Also, please look forward to WTHB's Players of the Month.

Jon Kemmer, OF, Fresno
3-6, 2B, 3-R HR (2), 5 RBI, 2 R

Jack Mayfield, IF, Fresno
4-6, solo HR (1, 3 season), 2 RBI, 2 R

Kent Emanuel, LHP, Corpus Christi
W (1-1), 6.1 IP, 6 H, 6 K

Garrett Stubbs, C, Corpus Christi
2-4, 2 HR (3), 3 RBI

Photo by Bryan Green
Gabriel Valdez, RHP, Buies Creek
5 IP, 5 H, ER, 4 K

Astros May Birthdays

Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to these Astros May Babies!!!

Akeem Bostick - April 2017
Photo by Jayne Hansen

5-1: RHP Jose Luis Hernandez (22)
5-1: RHP Gabriel Pinela (23)
5-3: RHP Elieser Hernandez (22)
5-4: RHP Akeem Bostick (22)
5-4: RHP Asael Uribe (21)
5-6: 2B Jose Altuve (27)
5-6: RHP Jesus Bernaez (20)
5-10: 1B A.J. Reed (24)
5-11: RHP Luis Castro (22)
5-12: OF Luis Payano (21)
5-14: RHP Luke Gregerson (33)
5-15: C Gabriel Bracamonte (22)
5-17: RHP Jordan Jankowski (28)
5-18: C Christian Correa (24)
5-19: OF Ronnie Dawson (22)
5-22: LHP Howie Brey (23)
5-26: C Garrett Stubbs (24)
5-27: Jeff Bagwell and Jayne Hansen 😊

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fresno 6, Reno 2

W- Jordan Jankowski (1-1)
L- Grant Sides (0-1)

Fresno home runs: Jon Kemmer (1, solo in 9th)

The Grizzlies took control with a 4-run 8th to break a 1-1 tie.

D.J. Fisher opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st inning but was caught stealing home for the final out of the frame. This was Fresno's only scoring play until the 8th; Reno scored their run in the 2nd to tie the game.

Jon Kemmer led off the 8th with a double and scored on an error after Fisher hit into a fielder's choice. Tyler White moved to third base and Fisher advanced to second on the Aces' gaffe. Colin Moran was given an intentional pass to load the bases, and Max Stassi capitalized with a 2-run single. A.J. Reed followed with an RBI single. Kemmer finished a career-best 5-5 on the night; his final hit was a solo homer to lead off the 9th. Stassi went 4-5, while White went 2-5 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base (2). Stassi had his first 4-hit game since 2014.

In his AAA debut, Trent Thornton went 6 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits, all of which were doubles, and walked 1. Jordan Jankowski, Kevin Comer, and Reymin Guduan all pitched an inning to close out the game: Jankowski struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 7th. Comer worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 8th, striking out 2. The one run Guduan allowed in the 9th came on a homer from Christian Walker. He also allowed one other hit and struck out 1 in the inning.

In game 3 of this series, Mike Hauschild makes his first appearance since being returned by the Rangers. He'll face Eric Jokisch at 1:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 8, Frisco 2

W- Akeem Bostick (1-0, 3-1 season)
L- Ariel Jurado (1-3)
S- Kyle Smith (1)

CC home runs: Garrett Stubbs (1, solo in 6th), Mott Hyde (2, solo in 8th), Antonio Nuñez (1, solo in 8th), Drew Ferguson (2, solo in 8th)

Corpus launched four solo shots as they got on the board in this series.

Akeem Bostick was a winner in his Texas League debut; the two runs he allowed in his 5 innings of work both came on solo home runs. Bostick allowed one other hit (a single) and struck out 3. Kyle Smith allowed 2 hits and struck out 2 over the final 4 innings to get the save.

Scott Heineman led off the game with a homer, but the Hooks seized control of the game thanks to a 4-run 3rd inning. All four runs in that inning came with two outs.

Drew Ferguson kept the 3rd inning alive by drawing a walk, and then Jake Marisnick ripped a double to put runners in scoring position for Jon Singleton, who put Corpus on the board and in the lead with a 2-run double. J.D. Davis brought him in with a single, and Garrett Stubbs hit an RBI double to extend the Hooks' lead. Stubbs whacked a solo shot in the 6th. Mott Hyde, Tony Nuñez, and Drew Ferguson hit back-to-back-to-back solo home runs in the 8th inning.

Marisnick went 2-5 in his first rehab appearance; in case you missed it, he is currently on the 7-day DL for concussions. Singleton, Stubbs, Hyde, and Nuñez also finished with 2 hits; Nuñez's homer in the 8th was his first as a professional.

Kent Emanuel takes the mound for game 3 of this series. He'll go against Yohander Mendez at 2:05.

Buies Creek 3, Wilmington 0

W- Elieser Hernandez (2-2)
L- Scott Blewett (0-2)
S- Nick Hernandez (3)

BC home runs: None.

The Astros continue to get fine pitching in this series. On Saturday, three pitchers combined to throw a two-hit shutout.

Elieser Hernandez got the start and allowed just one hit, walked 2, and struck out 4 over 5 shutout innings. Hector Perez came on for his Carolina League debut and threw 3 scoreless, allowing a hit, walking 2, and fanning 6. Nick Hernandez closed it out by striking out 2 in a 1-2-3 9th inning.

Jason Martin opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st. Buies Creek missed a chance to blow this game open early as they couldn't convert on a bases-loaded, no out situation in the opening frame. Their other scoring play was a 2-run triple from Kyle Tucker in the 8th inning. Myles Straw was the only player on either side to finish with a multi-hit game; he went 3-4 with two stolen bases (6) and scored a run.

The Astros will look to sweep the series on Sunday and they'll send Gabriel Valdez to the mound. He'll take on Emilio Ogando at 2:00 Eastern.

Quad Cities and Clinton was postponed

Due to rain. The River Bandits and LumberKings will wrap up this series with a doubleheader starting at 1:00. Enoli Paredes will take on Brandon Miller in the first game. Ryan Hartman will start game 2 and he'll face Tim Viehoff.

Saturday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Buies Creek pitchers: W 3-0 vs. Wilmington
9 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 12 K
Elieser Hernandez: W (2-2), 5 IP, H, 2 BB, 4 K
Hector Perez: 3 IP, H, 2 BB, 6 K; Carolina League debut
Nick Hernandez: Save (3), IP, 2 K

Akeem Bostick, RHP, and Kyle Smith, RHP, Corpus Christi
Bostick: W (1-0, 3-1 season), 5 IP, 3 H (2 solo HR allowed), 2 ER, 3 K; Texas League debut
Smith: Save (1), 4 IP, 2 H, 2 K

Garrett Stubbs, C, Corpus Christi
2-3, 2B, solo HR (1), R

Antonio Nuñez, IF, Corpus Christi
2-4, solo HR (1); first career home run

Trent Thornton, RHP, Fresno
6 IP, 3 H, ER, BB; Pacific Coast League debut

Jon Kemmer, OF, Fresno
5-5, 2B, solo HR (1), 2 R, SB (1); career-high in hits (single-game)

 Max Stassi, C, Fresno
4-5, 2 RBI