Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Monday, April 16, 2018

Fresno sweep!

Fresno 7, Reno 6

W- Mike Hauschild (1-1)
L- Taylor Clarke (1-2)
S- Brendan McCurry (2)

Fresno home runs: Tyler White (4, solo in 1st)

Well, things got rather harrowing in the 9th, but the Grizzlies managed to escape, and as a result, they swept the Aces out of the Central Valley.

Mike Hauschild was dealing in his 6.2 innings as he allowed a run on 5 hits while striking out 8. Matt Ramsey got the final out of the 7th with a strikeout and then threw a 1-2-3 8th with a groundout sandwiched in between a couple more strikeouts. Chris Nunn faced three men in the 9th and failed to record an out; instead, he allowed 3 runs on three hits (solo and 2-run homers). Brendan McCurry took ownership of the 9th and managed to close out the game, even though he allowed a two-run homer to Marcus Littlewood that cut Fresno's lead to one run. The homer was the only hit he allowed; he also walked the first man he faced.

Tyler White smacked a solo homer in the 1st to open the scoring. All four of his home runs this season have come against the Aces. The Grizzlies got a pair of two-run singles from J.D. Davis and Tim Federowicz in the 3rd to put them in the driver's seat. In the 8th, Federowicz lashed an RBI double and Drew Ferguson drove in the last Fresno run of the afternoon with an RBI single.

Federowicz finished 3-4 and drove in three. Ferguson (RBI, R) and Davis (2B, 2 RBI, 2 R) had two hits apiece; Ferguson is now on a nine-game hitting streak and has recorded a hit in all but one of the games he has played this season.

Trent Thornton will get the start as the Grizzlies start a four-game series in Las Vegas. He'll face A.J. Griffin at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 9, Arkansas 0

W- Ralph Garza Jr. (3-0)
L- Spencer Herrmann (1-1)

CC home runs: Nick Tanielu (1, 2-run in 1st)

The Hooks dominated the Travelers in all facets of the game. Maybe the presence of the World Series trophy was a little extra motivation?

Cionel Perez and Ralph Garza Jr. both threw 4 scoreless innings. Cionel allowed 3 hits, walked 3, and struck out 6, while Garza allowed a couple of hits and also fanned 6. Erasmo Pinales got two flyouts and a groundball out in the 9th to complete the shutout.

Nick Tanielu kicked things off by launching a two-run homer in the opening inning, his first of the year. Corpus blew this game open by turning a bases-loaded, no out situation in the 3rd into five runs.

After Arkansas starter Spencer Herrmann loaded the bases, the Travs went to their bullpen. Carmen Benedetti greeted the new pitcher, Scott Kuzminsky, with a two-run double. Randy César reached on an error to re-load the bases, and Ryne Birk followed with an RBI single. Lorenzo Quintana grounded into a force out that allowed Benedetti to score, and César scored on an Alex De Goti groundout. Benedetti ripped an RBI double in the 6th and César capped off the evening with an RBI single in the 8th.

Myles Straw went 4-5 with a triple. Yordan Alvarez (2B, 3 R), Benedetti (2 2B, 3 RBI, R), and César (RBI, R) all turned in two-hit games. De Goti was the only player in the lineup to not record a hit, but he still played a role in that big third inning with his RBI groundout.

Josh James will get the start as the Hooks look for the sweep and he'll be opposed by Chase De Jong. First pitch is at 7:05.

Buies Creek 3, Myrtle Beach 0

W- Abdiel Saldaña (2-0)
L- Matt Swarmer (0-2)
S- Jorge Alcala (1)

BC home runs: None.

Make it three straight shutouts for the Carolina Stros.

Abdiel Saldaña and Jorge Alcala kept Myrtle Beach off the hit column for 7.1 innings. Saldaña walked two and struck out two over 5 innings, while Alcala allowed the one hit and fanned 7 over the last four innings to complete the shutout.

Ronnie Dawson doubled to lead off the bottom of the 1st and scored the first run of the evening on a Josh Rojas double. Dawson walked with one out in the 8th and eventually scored on an Abraham Toro double. Toro scored the final run of the evening on a Chas McCormick single.

Dawson (2B, 2 R, SB [2]) and Toro (2B, RBI, R) both finished with two hits on the night.

Hector Perez will start game 2 of this series. He'll face Keegan Thompson at 7:00 Eastern.

Quad Cities was off

Hopefully, they'll get to play baseball again. The River Bandits will begin a three-game series in Peoria tonight at 6:35. Cristian Javier will take on Winston Nicacio.

Monday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Jorge Alcala's photo taken by Bryan Green.
Buies Creek Astros pitchers: W 3-0 vs. Myrtle Beach
9 IP, H, 2 BB, 9 K; third consecutive shutout, no-hitter through 7.1 IP
Abdiel Saldaña: W (2-0), 5 IP, 2 BB, 2 K
Jorge Alcala: Save (1), 4 IP, H, 7 K

Ronnie Dawson, OF, Buies Creek
2-3, 2B, 2 R, SB (2)

Corpus Christi Hooks pitchers: W 9-0 vs. Arkansas
9 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 12 K
Cionel Perez: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 6 K
Ralph Garza Jr.: W (3-0), 4 IP, 2 H, 6 K
Erasmo Pinales: IP, 1 GO, 2 FO

Carmen Benedetti, OF, Corpus Christi
2-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R

Mike Hauschild, RHP, Fresno
W (1-1), 6.2 IP, 5 H, ER, 8 K

Tim Federowicz's photo is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
J.D. Davis, 3B/1B/LF, and Tim Federowicz, C, Fresno
Davis: 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
Federowicz: 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, R

1 comment:

  1. Man that pitching is looking great. Thanks again Dustin.