Friday, May 11, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Thursday, May 10, 2018

Las Vegas 3, Fresno 2

W- Logan Taylor (1-0)
L- Josh James (0-1)
S- Jacob Rhame (2)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizzlies scored in more innings than the 51s, but Vegas put up more runs in their one scoring inning.

Josh James went five innings in his AAA debut and allowed three runs on four hits (solo homer), walked three, and struck out seven. Matt Ramsey allowed a hit and struck out three over two scoreless innings, and Buddy Boshers recorded a strikeout in a 1-2-3 9th.

Tyler White ripped an RBI double in the 4th to open the scoring, while Kyle Tucker hit a sac fly in the 6th for the other Grizzlies scoring play. Both of White's hits in this game were doubles. Drew Ferguson went 2-4 and scored on White's double and Tony Kemp, who scored on Tucker's sac fly, led off the 6th with a single to extend his hitting streak to 16 games, which surpasses Bryan de la Cruz's 15-game streak in Quad Cities as the longest in the system this season.

David Paulino will get the start in game 3. He'll take on Scott Copeland at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 9, Midland 2

W- Cionel Perez (2-1)
L- Kyle Friedrichs (2-2)

CC home runs: Randy César (2, 3-run in 3rd), Josh Rojas (1, 2 season; solo in 8th)

The Hooks battered the Hounds thanks to a six-run 3rd.

Cionel Perez turned in a fine start on the mound as he allowed three hits, walked one, and struck out seven over five shutout innings. Alex Winkelman tagged in for three innings and allowed a run on two hits, walked two, and struck out seven. Riley Ferrell got the first two outs of the 9th, one via strikeout, but he also walked the bases loaded and ended up allowing a run on a fourth free pass. Ralph Garza Jr. got him out of further trouble with a game-ending strikeout.

Alex De Goti kicked off the big 3rd inning with a double and Corpus loaded the bases as Myles Straw singled and Stephen Wrenn drew a walk. De Goti scored the first run of the evening when Josh Rojas reached on a force out where Wrenn was thrown out at second base. Taylor Jones got plunked to re-load the bases for Ryne Birk, who came through with a two-run single. One batter later, Randy César busted this game open with a three-run blast. Straw singled to start the 6th inning; he then stole second and scored on a Rojas double. Jones followed with an RBI single. Rojas drove himself in for the final Hooks run of the night when he launched a solo homer in the 8th inning.

Straw finished 3-5 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. He now has 19 steals this year and 100 for his minor league career. Rojas went 2-5 and scored three times, and Carmen Benedetti turned in a two-hit night as well.

Framber Valdez will take on Joel Seddon in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05.

Buies Creek 8, Myrtle Beach 5

W- Ronel Blanco (3-1)
L- Alex Lange (1-2)
S- Brandon Bielak (1)

BC home runs: None.

The Carolina Stros went down 4-0 right out of the gate, but they righted the ship and responded with a 6-run 6th to take control.

Abdiel Saldaña allowed the four runs in the 1st on five hits and walked one. He only recorded two outs in the inning. Fortunately, Ronel Blanco and Brandon Bielak picked him up and held the Pelicans to one run over the final 8.1 innings. Blanco allowed a hit and struck out six in 4.1 innings, while Bielak allowed a run on three hits, walked one, and struck out six over the final four innings to get the save.

Buies Creek got off the canvas with a couple of runs in the 2nd inning as Troy Sieber grounded into a force out that scored J.J. Matijevic. An error on the play also allowed Osvaldo Duarte to score. Let's fast-forward to the top of the 6th inning.

Alfredo Angarita doubled to lead off the 6th and scored on Ronnie Dawson's single. Abraham Toro drew a walk, which prompted a pitching change. J.J. Matijevic followed by reaching on an error to load the bases for Duarte, who hit a two-run single to put the Carolina Stros in the lead. Aníbal Sierra ripped a two-run double, advanced to third on Sieber's single, and scored on a Carlos Canelón single.

Dawson and Duarte both finished 3-5 on the evening. Matijevic went 2-4 with a double and scored twice. It was sort of a night to forget on the bases as Buies Creek went 0-4 on stolen base attempts.

Hector Perez will face Matt Swarmer in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

Lake County 2, Quad Cities 1

W- Tommy DeJuneas (1-1)
L- Cristian Javier (1-1)
S- Kyle Nelson (2)

QC home runs: None.

The Captains took the series opener by scoring in more innings than the Banditos.

Corey Julks scored Quad Cities' only run on a Mike Papierski groundout in the 3rd. Cody Bohanek went 2-3 with a double and was the only man on either side to finish with a multi-hit game. Jonathan Arauz came up three times and finished with a triple. Julks stole two bases, giving him 10 on the year.

Luis Garcia and Cristian Javier both went four innings and both of them allowed a run. Garcia's was earned; he also allowed three hits, walked three, and struck out four. Javier allowed the other run, which was unearned. He also allowed a hit, walked three, and struck out seven. Adam Bleday issued a couple of walks and struck out the side in the 9th.

Parker Mushinski gets the nod for game 2. He'll face Francisco Perez at 6:35.

Thursday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Cionel Perez, LHP, and Alex Winkelman, LHP, Corpus Christi
Perez: W (2-1), 5 IP, 3 H, BB, 7 K
Winkelman: 3 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 7 K

Josh Rojas, IF, and Myles Straw, OF, Corpus Christi
Rojas: 2-5, 2B, solo HR (1, 2 season), 3 RBI, 3 R
Straw: 3-5, 2 R, 2 SB (19); 100 career stolen bases

Osvaldo Duarte, UTIL, Buies Creek
3-5, 2 RBI, 2 R

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Buies Creek Astros bullpen
8.1 IP, 4 H, ER, BB, 12 K
Ronel Blanco: W (3-1), 4.1 IP, H, 6 K
Brandon Bielak: Save (1), 4 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 6 K

Cristian Javier, RHP, Quad Cities
L (1-1), 4 IP, H, unearned run, 3 BB, 7 K

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

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Matt Ramsey, RHP, Fresno
2 IP, H, 3 K

1 comment:

  1. I heard C. Perez was hitting 97 last night. I really hope he continues to shine. The Astros could always use a new weapon in the pen.