Sunday, May 13, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Saturday, May 12, 2018

Fresno 7, Salt Lake 4

W- Trent Thornton (3-2)
L- Greg Belton (0-1)
S- James Hoyt (1)

Fresno home runs: Kyle Tucker (3, 2-run in 5th), A.J. Reed (5, 2-run in 8th)

The Bees made it a one-run game in the 8th, but A.J. Reed smacked a home run to give Fresno some much-needed breathing room.

Trent Thornton went 6.2 innings and allowed three runs on six hits, walked one, and struck out six. Buddy Boshers got the final out of the 7th and the first out of the 8th, both via strikeout; he allowed an unearned run, which was an inherited runner charged to him, on two hits. James Hoyt allowed the run that was charged to Boshers to score when he committed a balk in the 8th. It was a rather drama-free outing for Hoyt outside of the balk as he retired all five Bees he faced, striking out one. Boshers also had to bat for himself because Drew Ferguson and Kemp both got tossed in the 5th inning and Jon Kemmer, who was serving as the DH, had to move in to play right field, so Fresno had to relinquish the DH after the ejections. It also meant that Tim Federowicz made his first career appearance at second base in his ten-year professional career.

Reed walked to lead off the 2nd and wound up scoring the first run of the evening on an Alejandro Garcia single. Eduardo de Oleo followed by ripping an RBI double, and Tony Kemp extended his hitting streak to 18 with an RBI triple. Kyle Tucker launched a two-run homer in the 5th and Reed capped off the evening by whacking a two-run home run of his own in the 8th inning. Tucker finished 3-4.

Cy Sneed faces Ivan Pineyro in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 1:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 9, Midland 3

W- Ryan Hartman (2-1)
L- Corey Walter (2-4)

CC home runs: None.

Corpus stormed out of the gate with a touchdown in the first inning and they also recorded a safety as they cruised to a Saturday night victory.

Myles Straw and Josh Rojas led off the 1st with singles and they successfully performed a double steal. Taylor Jones walked to load the bases for Carmen Benedetti, who opened the scoring with a two-run double. Randy César followed with an RBI single and Ryne Birk got plunked to re-load the bases for Nick Tanielu, who came through with an RBI single. César scored on a passed ball, but Jamie Ritchie walked to load the bases once more. Alex De Goti grounded into a double play, but Birk scored, and Straw hit an RBI single in his second plate appearance of the inning. De Goti hit an RBI single in the 5th and Benedetti smacked an RBI double in the 6th.

Benedetti, Tanielu, and Rojas all finished with three hits on the evening. Straw, who went 2-5, now has 21 stolen bases on the year, while Rojas has 15.

Brock Dykxhoorn went 4.2 innings and allowed three runs on three hits (solo homer), walked two, and struck out two. Ryan Hartman shut it down over the final 4.1 innings as he allowed three hits, walked one, and struck out five in a scoreless outing.

Corbin Martin will get the start in game 3. First pitch is at 2:05; this will be the last 2:05 Sunday start this year at Whataburger Field.

Buies Creek 9, Myrtle Beach 3

W- Carson LaRue (2-1)
L- Jose Paulino (0-5)
S- Kit Scheetz (3)

BC home runs: None.

This time, the Carolina Stros jumped out with a nice lead out of the gate.

Alfredo Angarita reached on an error to begin the game and scored the first run of the night on an Abraham Toro double. Buies Creek got four in the 2nd to open things up a bit.

Chas McCormick walked and Kristian Trompiz reached on an error to lead things off, and Carlos Canelón brought McCormick in with a single. Luis Payano scored when Angarita grounded into a force out. Ronnie Dawson ripped an RBI double to score Angarita and Toro added an RBI single to his ledger. Toro grounded into a force out that scored Canelón and Osvaldo Duarte added a two-run single in the 4th inning. Duarte hit an RBI single in the 6th to bring in the last Buies Creek run of the game.

Duarte (3 RBI), Dawson (2B, RBI, 3 R, SB), Toro (2B, 2 RBI), and Canelón (RBI, R) all had two hits on the night. Angarita went 0-4 but managed to score three runs.

Carson LaRue went 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on six hits (solo homer), walked one, and struck out five. Kit Scheetz allowed four hits and struck out five over 3.2 scoreless to record the save.

Brandon Bailey will face Keegan Thompson in the series finale. First pitch is at 6:05 Eastern.

Lake County 5, Quad Cities 3

W- Kyle Nelson (3-0)
L- Robert Corniel (0-1)
S- Tommy DeJuneas (1)

QC home runs: Colton Shaver (2, solo in 5th)

The Captains scored the last five runs of the game to take this series.

Patrick Sandoval allowed one hit, walked two, and struck out six over five shutout innings. César Rosado was the first man out of the Quad Cities bullpen and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out three in two innings of work. Robert Corniel came on for the 8th and recorded two outs, allowing three runs on four hits, walking one, and striking out one. Carlos Sanabria allowed a hit and struck out two in 1.1 innings of work.

Colton Shaver went 2-4 and drove in two of Quad Cities runs; he hit an RBI single in the 2nd and whacked a home run to lead off the 5th. Jake Adams also finished 2-4 and opened the scoring with an RBI triple in the 2nd and came home on Shaver's single. Jake Meyers and Jonathan Arauz both went 2-4 as well.

Quad Cities has Sunday off. They'll be on the road this upcoming week and they'll start with five in Cedar Rapids beginning Monday.

Saturday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Kyle Tucker, OF, Fresno
3-4, 2-R HR (3), 3 RBI, 2 R

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

Ryan Hartman, LHP, Corpus Christi
W (2-1), 4.1 IP, 3 H, BB, 5 K

Ronnie Dawson, OF, Osvaldo Duarte, OF, and Abraham Toro, 3B, Buies Creek
Dawson: 2-3, 2B, RBI, 3 R, SB (12)
Duarte: 2-4, 3 RBI
Toro: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Kit Scheetz, LHP, Buies Creek
Save (3), 3.2 IP, 4 H, 5 K

Patrick Sandoval, LHP, Quad Cities
5 IP, H, 2 BB, 6 K

This is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
Colton Shaver, 1B, Quad Cities
2-4, solo HR (3), 2 RBI

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