Thursday, April 12, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Fresno 13, Tacoma 9

W- Brendan Feldmann (1-0)
L- Josh Smith (0-2)

Fresno home runs: None.

Tacoma led 4-3 after the first two innings and then rattled off five more runs to extend their lead to 9-3 heading into the bottom of the 6th. The Grizzlies mounted a forceful response by nearly erasing the deficit in the bottom of the 6th with five runs and seized control with five more runs after stretch time.

Both teams scored a run in the 1st; Fresno's came when Tony Kemp scored on a wild pitch. Tony Nuñez ripped an RBI double in the 2nd and scored on an infield single from Kemp. This would be their last scoring play until the 6th; in the meantime, Tacoma built up their lead.

Fresno scored 5 in the 6th on an RBI single from Jack Mayfield, a 2-run single from Alejandro Garcia, and a 2-run double from Drew Ferguson, which made it a one-run game. Tyler White reached on an error to lead off the 7th and scored the tying run on an error that allowed Garcia to reach. One batter later, Nuñez put the Grizzlies in front with a 2-run single. Kemp followed with an RBI double and Kyle Tucker completed the comeback by drawing a bases-loaded walk.

Everyone in the Grizzlies' lineup recorded at least one hit. Kemp (2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R) and Tim Federowicz (2 R) both finished with three, while Nuñez and Mayfield both had two hits and two runs scored.

Trent Thornton went 4.1 innings and allowed 5 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 7 hits, walked 1, and struck out 3. Buddy Boshers got the final two outs of the 5th, but not before he allowed a two-run homer to Cam Perkins, which was the only hit that he surrendered in his outing. One of the runs was charged to Thornton. Boshers also issued three walks. Brendan Feldmann and Brendan McCurry both pitched two innings with varying results; Feldmann allowed 3 runs on 4 hits and struck out 2, while McCurry allowed a hit and recorded a strikeout in a scoreless appearance.

The rubber game has Cy Sneed facing Erasmo Ramirez. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi was off

The Hooks will welcome the two Arkansas clubs to Whataburger Field for their first homestand of the season. First up is three with Northwest Arkansas beginning at 7:05. Framber Valdez is scheduled to face Zach Lovvorn.

Lynchburg 7, Buies Creek 3

W- Sam Hentges (1-0)
L- Jorge Alcala (0-2)

BC home runs: None.

The Carolina Stros were foiled in their bid to sweep the series as they fell behind 7-0 after the 3rd inning.

Jorge Alcala's command and control deserted him as he failed to get out of the 2nd inning; he allowed 3 runs, 2 hits, and walked 5 in 1.2 innings. He walked the last three hitters he faced; two of them came with the bases loaded. Carlos Sierra was the first man out of the Buies Creek bullpen and he at least got Alcala out of the inning without having any further damage inflicted on his line. Unfortunately, Sierra didn't fare much better. He allowed 4 runs on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4 in 3 innings. Justin Ferrell restored some semblance of order to this game by allowing a hit, walking 1, and striking out 1 over 3.1 scoreless.

Buies Creek scored their three runs in the 4th inning thanks to RBI singles from Abraham Toro and Kristian Trompiz; Toro ended up scoring on an error that allowed Chas McCormick to reach. Toro and Josh Rojas both finished 2-4 on the evening.

Brandon Bielak will start Buies Creek's home opener against Salem at 7:00 Eastern.

Kane County 5, Quad Cities 2

W- Matt Peacock (1-0)
L- Adam Bleday (0-1)
S- Anfernee Benitez (1)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos got a couple of runs in the opening frame... but that was it.

Those two runs came courtesy of RBI singles from Jonathan Arauz and Adrian Tovalin. All five Quad Cities hits in this game were singles.

César Rosado allowed an RBI single, walked 2, and struck out 4 in 5 innings of work. Adam Bleday was the first man out of the Quad Cities bullpen and allowed 3 runs (2 inherited runners charged to him) on 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2 in 1.1 innings. Robert Corniel allowed two of the three runners he inherited from Bleday to score and allowed another run of his own on a single, walked 5, and struck out 1 in 1.2 innings. Cole Watts worked around a walk to throw a scoreless 9th, striking out 2.

Patrick Sandoval makes his second start of the season. He'll take on Mack Lemieux at 6:35.

Wednesday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Tony Kemp, UTIL, and Antonio Nuñez, IF, Fresno
Kemp: 3-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB (3)
Nuñez: 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R

César Rosado, RHP, Quad Cities
5 IP, H, ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Justin Ferrell, RHP, Buies Creek
3.1 IP, H, BB, K

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