Saturday, April 21, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Friday, April 20, 2018

Fresno 12, Las Vegas 4

W- Kent Emanuel (2-0)
L- P.J. Conlon (0-1)

Fresno home runs: J.D. Davis (2, 3-run in 4th), Jack Mayfield (4, 2-run in 4th)

An early onslaught on offense and a solid start from Kent Emanuel propelled the Grizzlies to the big win. Aside from losing a game in which they allowed one hit, Fresno scored in double digits in each of their three wins in this series.

The one run that Emanuel allowed in his 5.2 innings came on a home run hit by Phil Evans in the 2nd inning. He allowed three other hits and struck out 7. Jacob Dorris pitched 1.1 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 inherited runner charged to him) on 3 hits and issued a walk. Buddy Boshers and Matt Ramsey each pitched one inning. Boshers took the 8th; he got a strikeout and allowed a two-run home run to Bryce Brentz. One of the runs was charged to Dorris. Ramsey struck out the side in order in the 9th.

Alejandro Garcia opened the scoring with a two-run single in the 2nd and came home on Tony Kemp's single. The Grizzlies kept it rolling with four more runs in the 3rd on a Tim Federowicz RBI single, a Jack Mayfield two-run double, and another RBI single from Kemp. After Kyle Tucker and Tyler White singled and walked respectively to lead off the 4th, J.D. Davis whacked a three-run home run. Jon Kemmer drew a walk and came home when Super Jack smacked his homer.

Little Tuck (2B, 2 R) and Garcia (2 RBI) had three hits apiece. Davis (3-R HR, 2 R), Kemp (2 RBI singles), and Federowicz (RBI, 2 R) all finished with three hits on the night.

The Grizzlies' tour of Nevada concludes with three in Reno. Mike Hauschild will start the opener and he'll face Taylor Clarke at 4:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 11, Frisco 3

W- Ryan Hartman (1-0)
L- Wes Benjamin (0-2)
S- Kevin Hill (1)

CC home runs: None.

Corpus busted out for five in the 5th to take a 6-0 lead. After Frisco cut the lead in half with a 3-run 6th, the Hooks put them away by scoring the last five runs of the night.

Yordan Alvarez doubled with one out in the 4th and scored the first run of the evening on Taylor Jones' RBI double. The Hooks scored five in the 5th because they loaded the bases to start the inning and cashed in. Myles Straw hit a sac fly, then Stephen Wrenn walked to re-load the bases and prompted the Riders to make a pitching change. Yordan greeted the new Frisco pitcher, Jeff Springs, by clearing the bases with a double. Alvarez advanced to third on a wild pitch and Jones brought him home for the second time with a single.

Corpus responded to Frisco's lone scoring inning with a pair of RBI singles from Nick Tanielu and Ryne Birk in the 7th. They tacked on three more in the 8th for good measure as Myles Straw scored on an Alvarez groundout, while Jones and Birk added RBI singles.

Birk went 5-5 on the night. Jones (2B, 3 RBI, R) and Wrenn (3 R, 2 SB) finished with three hits, and Alvarez (2 2B, 4 RBI, 3 R, SB) and Tanielu (RBI single) had two hits apiece.

Ryan Hartman cruised through five innings, only to finish with a bare minimum quality start because Hunter Cole hit a three-run home run off of him in the 6th. Hartman also allowed six singles, walked one, and struck out four in his six innings. Kevin Hill walked one and struck out three over the final three innings to earn the save.

Akeem Bostick will start game 3 of this series. He'll take on Pedro Payano at 7:05.

Buies Creek 8, Carolina 2

W- Carlos Sierra (1-0)
L- Braden Webb (1-2)
S- Corbin Martin (1)

BC home runs: Josh Rojas (1, solo in 7th)

The Carolina Stros stormed out to a 7-2 lead after the first three innings and cruised to another win, their seventh in a row.

Brett Adcock went 4 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4. Carlos Sierra bridged the gap by throwing a scoreless 5th, working around a walk to do so. Corbin Martin shut it down with 4 dominant innings, allowing just one walk while striking out 8.

Chas McCormick opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st inning. Ronnie Dawson hit an RBI single in the 2nd; he then stole second base and came around to score on a Josh Rojas double. Osvaldo Duarte doubled to lead off the 3rd and scored on an error that allowed Kristian Trompiz to reach safely. Luis Payano joined him on the bases after getting plunked and they both scored on an Aníbal Sierra double. Dawson brought Sierra home with his second RBI single of the game. Rojas, who finished 3-4, capped things off with a solo shot in the 7th. Dawson and Duarte had two hits apiece. Rojas is now on an 11-game hitting streak after starting the year 2-16 at the plate.

After finishing 6-7 in stolen base attempts on Thursday, Buies Creek was successful on all six of their attempts on Friday. Dawson (8) and Payano (2) stole two each, while Trompiz (5) and Rojas (10) also swiped a base.

Jorge Alcala faces Marcos Diplán in game 3 of this series. First pitch is at 5:00 Eastern.

Burlington 28, Quad Cities 7

W- Sam Pastrone (1-0)
L- César Rosado (0-1)

QC home runs: Jake Adams (1, 3-run in 9th)

The series continues with not just one, but two doubleheaders! The first pair is this afternoon. Game 1 will begin at 3, with Tyler Ivey taking on Simon Mathews. The second game features Peter Solomon on the mound for the Banditos as he faces Luis Madero.

Friday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Photo by Don Carson
Corbin Martin, RHP, Buies Creek
Save (1), 4 IP, BB, 8 K

Josh Rojas, IF, and Ronnie Dawson, OF, Buies Creek
Rojas: 3-4, 2B, solo HR (1), 2 RBI, SB (10); 11-game hitting streak
Dawson: 2-5, 2 RBI, R, 2 SB (8)

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Yordan Alvarez, 1B/LF, Taylor Jones, 1B, and Ryne Birk, 2B Corpus Christi
Alvarez: 2-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 3 R, SB (4)
Jones: 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, R
Birk: 5-5, 2 RBI, R

Kevin Hill, RHP, Corpus Christi
Save (1), 3 IP, BB, 3 K

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Corey Julks, OF, Quad Cities
2-5, 3B, RBI, R, SB (3)

Kent Emanuel, LHP, Fresno
W (2-0), 5.2 IP, 4 H (solo HR allowed), ER, 7 K

J.D. Davis, 3B/1B/LF, and Jack Mayfield, IF, Fresno
Davis: 2-5, 3-R HR (2), 2 R
Mayfield: 2-4, 2B, 2-R HR (4), 4 RBI, 2 R

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