Friday, April 20, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Thursday, April 19, 2018

Organization sweep!

Fresno 10, Las Vegas 8

W- Matt Ramsey (1-1)
L- Jacob Rhame (0-1)
S- Brendan McCurry (3)

Fresno home runs: A.J. Reed (1, 2-run in 9th)

Um... wow. The Grizzlies looked like they were about to get blown out of the ballpark until they scored all ten of their runs in the final three innings to stun Vegas.

Rogelio Armenteros got knocked around in his three innings as he allowed 5 runs on 8 hits (solo homer), walked 1, and struck out 4. Andrew Thome was the first man out of the Fresno bullpen and threw 2.1 innings; the one scoring play he allowed was a 2-run homer to Zach Borenstein. He allowed one other hit, walked 1, and struck out 2. Buddy Boshers worked around a hit to get the last two outs of the 6th.

James Hoyt, Matt Ramsey, and Brendan McCurry each worked an inning. Hoyt had the bases loaded on him in the 7th but managed to work out of trouble, striking out 2. Ramsey struck out two in a 1-2-3 8th. McCurry struck out the first two men he faced in the 9th but the last out proved to be elusive as the 51s scored a run thanks to a hit batter and a pair of singles. Fortunately, McCurry pulled himself together and finished the game by striking out David Thompson.

Tony Kemp put Fresno on the board with an RBI single in the 7th. Fresno rattled off 4 runs in the 8th, all with two outs. Kyle Tucker singled to lead off the inning and Tyler White joined him on the bases after getting hit by a pitch. A.J. Reed grounded into a double play, but J.D. Davis kept the inning alive with an RBI double. Jon Kemmer followed with an RBI triple and Garrett Stubbs brought him home with a single. Tony Nuñez and Tony Kemp walked to load the bases for Drew Ferguson, who came through with an RBI single to make this a 7-5 game.

White singled to lead off the 9th and Reed launched a home run to tie the game. Kemp put the Grizzlies in front with an RBI double and then a passed ball allowed him and Stubbs to score. Stubbs went 4-5 on the night. Kemp (2B, 2 RBI, R) and Davis (2B, RBI, 3 R) both finished 3-5, while Kemmer finished 2-4 with his RBI triple.

Kent Emanuel will start the series finale and he'll face P.J. Conlon at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 5, Frisco 3

W- Sean Stutzman (1-0)
L- Joe Filomeno (0-1)
S- Riley Ferrell (1)

CC home runs: Taylor Jones (1, solo in 5th)

The Hooks got a pair of runs in the 8th to break a 3-3 tie and came out on top in their first tussle with Arlington's AA affiliate.

Brock Dykxhoorn allowed a couple of runs on 5 hits (solo homer), walked 3, and struck out 3 in 5 innings of work. Sean Stutzman went 2.2 innings and allowed a run on a groundout, a double, walked 3, and struck out 3. Riley Ferrell issued a couple of walks and struck out two over the final 1.1 innings to record the save.

Myles Straw got plunked to lead off the game. He went on to steal second (10) and scored the first run of the night on a Carmen Benedetti RBI single. Taylor Jones doubled to start the 4th and came around to score on a single from Alex De Goti. After the Roughriders scored twice in the 4th to tie the game, Jones struck again in the 5th when he whacked a solo homer off Collin Wiles to put Corpus back in the lead. He drew a walk with one out in the 8th and ended up scoring the go-ahead run when Randy César swatted a double into the right-center field gap. César, who went 3-4, scored a crucial insurance run on Jamie Ritchie's single. Jones finished 2-3 and scored three of the Hooks' five runs in this game.

Ryan Hartman takes on Wes Benjamin in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05.

Buies Creek 8, Carolina 4

W- Carson LaRue (1-0)
L- Nattino Diplán (1-1)

BC home runs: Ronnie Dawson (2, solo 3rd), Chuckie Robinson (1, 2-run in 7th)

Four runs on Buies Creek. Feels like it's been a while since that's happened. No matter, a late uprising gave them their sixth consecutive win.

Buies Creek scored twice in the 3rd as Ronnie Dawson led things off with a homer and Kristian Trompiz hit an infield single to score Abraham Toro. They scored all four of their runs in the 7th with two outs to take control. Josh Rojas hit a one-out single, advanced to second on a Toro groundout, stole third, and scored on a Chas McCormick double. Osvaldo Duarte followed by lashing an RBI triple to tie the game, and Chuckie Robinson put the Carolina Stros in front by clubbing a two-run homer. Duarte ripped a two-run double in the 9th to seal the deal. He, along with Dawson (solo HR, 2 SB), Robinson (2-R HR), and Aníbal Sierra all finished with two hits on the night.

The Carolina Stros wreaked havoc on the bases on Thursday as they went 6-7 in stolen base attempts. Dawson (6) and Rojas (9) stole two apiece while Robinson (1) and Toro (2) each had one.

Brandon Bailey allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 3, and struck out 9 in 4 innings of work. The Mudcats tagged Jesús Balaguer for 3 runs on 4 hits (2-run homer) in the 5th. Balaguer also issued a walk and struck out 1 in the inning. Carson LaRue allowed 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4 over the final four innings.

Brett Adcock faces Braden Webb in game 2. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

Quad Cities 2, Peoria 1 in 10 innings

W- Colin McKee (1-0)
L- Thomas St. Clair (0-2)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos finally got to play baseball again! Nine innings was not enough to determine the outcome of this game, but fortunately, the River Bandits wasted little time in wrapping this game up thanks to a run in the first extra frame.

Four pitchers combined to allow one run and one hit while striking out 18. Parker Mushinski allowed that run on a passed ball, a single, walked 3, and struck out 8 in 4 innings. Robert Corniel struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 5th. Luis Garcia then tagged in for 3 no-hit innings; he walked 1 and struck out 6. Colin McKee walked 1 and struck out 2 over 2 scoreless to get the victory.

Marcos Almonte lashed an RBI double in the 2nd to open the scoring. Let's fast-forward to the 10th. Mike Papierski started the inning as the man on second and Almonte didn't see a pitch because he was intentionally walked. Roman Garcia got hit to load the bases, but it was a scary moment as Thomas St. Clair's pitch hit him in the head and knocked him out of the game. Corey Julks ended up taking his place on first. Papierski had a passed ball that resulted in Peoria's only run... and he scored the winning run for Quad Cities on a wild pitch. Almonte's RBI double was the only extra-base hit in this game for either side.

César Rosado will start the first of a five-game series in Burlington. He'll face Jeremy Beasley at 11:30 AM. Today is the only day where one game will be played; Quad Cities and Burlington will play a doubleheader on Saturday and another one on Sunday to make up a couple of postponed games during the River Bandits' previous trip to Burlington.

Thursday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Parker Mushinski's and Luis Garcia's photos are their mugshots on
Quad Cities River Bandits pitchers: W 2-1 vs. Peoria
10 IP, H, unearned run, 5 BB, 18 K
Parker Mushinski: 4 IP, H, unearned run, 3 BB, 8 K
Robert Corniel: IP, 2 K
Luis Garcia: 3 IP, BB, 6 K
Colin McKee: W (1-0), 2 IP, BB, 2 K

Garrett Stubbs, C, J.D. Davis, 3B/1B/OF, and Tony Kemp, 2B/OF, Fresno
Stubbs: 4-5, 2B, RBI, 2R
Davis: 3-5, 2B, RBI, 3 R
Kemp: 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, R; go-ahead RBI 2B in 8th

Taylor Jones, 1B, and Randy César, 3B, Corpus Christi
Jones: 2-3, 2B, solo HR (1), 3 R
César: 3-4, go-ahead RBI 2B in 8th, R

Ronnie Dawson, OF, Chuckie Robinson, C, and Osvaldo Duarte, 2B/OF, Buies Creek
Dawson: 2-3, solo HR (2), 2 SB (6)
Robinson: 2-4, go-ahead 2-R HR (1) in 7th, SB (1)
Duarte: 2-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, R

Brandon Bailey's photo is his mugshot on
Brandon Bailey, RHP, and Carson LaRue, RHP, Buies Creek
Bailey: 4 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 BB, 9 K
LaRue: W (1-0), 4 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K

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