Thursday, May 17, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Let's play two in Cedar Rapids!

Fresno was off

The Grizzlies will start a four-game series in El Paso tonight at 6:35 Mountain. Josh James will take on Chris Huffman.

Corpus Christi 6, San Antonio 5 in 10 innings

W- Justin Ferrell (1-1, 2-1 season)
L- Gerardo Reyes (0-1)

CC home runs: None.

The Hooks scored two runs in three separate innings; when they did it for the third time, they ended up walking off with a victory.

Their first two runs came in the 1st on a Carmen Benedetti RBI single and an RBI double from Randy César. Ryne Birk smacked an RBI triple in the 4th and trotted home on a Nick Tanielu single. Taylor Jones Myles Straw started the bottom of the 10th at second base and scored the tying run on an RBI single from César. Birk flew out for the second out, but Nick Tanielu singled to keep things going. Lorenzo Quintana got plunked to load the bases, and Alex De Goti won it by.... getting plunked. Probably not how he expected to drive in a winning run, but it all counts the same.

César went 4-5 and extended his hitting streak to nine games. Tanielu finished 3-5 with a stolen base, his first of the season. Benedetti and Taylor Jones both went 2-5.

Framber Valdez went seven innings and the three runs he allowed came on a homer hit by Ty France in the 6th. He allowed four other hits, walked one, and struck out eight. Ralph Garza Jr. allowed a run on four hits, walked one, and struck out one in two innings of work, and Justin Ferrell allowed an RBI single in the top of the 10th.

Ryan Hartman will take on Lake Bachar in the series finale. First pitch is at 7:05.

Winston-Salem 2, Buies Creek 1

W- Tanner Banks (1-2)
L- Brandon Bielak (3-3)
S- Matt Foster (2)

BC home runs: None.

The Carolina Stros had more hits, but the Dash had more in the column that counts. Buies Creek went 1-12 with runners in scoring position.

Their one run came on an Alfredo Angarita RBI double in the 8th inning. Osvaldo Duarte went 3-4 with a double while Carlos Canelón hit two doubles in three at-bats.

Brandon Bielak didn't turn in a bad outing, but he didn't get any run support. In five innings, Bielak allowed two runs on five hits, walked one, and struck out five. Hector Perez has been roughed up in May, but hopefully this outing is a sign of better days to come. He allowed a hit and struck out five over four scoreless innings of work.

Gabriel Valdez will face Dylan Cease in the series finale. First pitch is at 6:00 Eastern.

Game 1: Quad Cities 6, Cedar Rapids 2

W- Cristian Javier (2-1)
L- Tyler Watson (2-2)
S- Adam Bleday (1)

QC home runs: Cody Bohanek (2, 2-run in 2nd), Colton Shaver (3, solo in 7th)

The Banditos busted out with five runs in the 2nd inning to take the first game of the twinbill.

Cristian Javier went five innings and allowed two runs on three hits, walked two, and struck out ten. It's the second time in his career that he's recorded double-digit strikeouts; he struck out ten on August 26 last season. Adam Bleday pitched the last two innings and allowed a hit, walked one, and struck out three.

Miguelangel Sierra and Jake Adams reached on errors to start that big 2nd inning and Bryan de la Cruz opened the scoring with an RBI single to score Sierra. Adams and de la Cruz advanced on a Corey Julks groundout and Mike Papierski brought them in with a single. One batter later, Cody Bohanek smacked a two-run home run to extend the Quad Cities lead to 5-0. Colton Shaver capped off the first game with a solo blast in the 7th. Papierski and Jake Meyers both finished with two hits in the afternoon session.

Game 2: Quad Cities 8, Cedar Rapids 4

W- Carlos Sanabria (1-0)
L- Randy Dobnak (3-2)

QC home runs: Jake Meyers (4, 3-run in 2nd)

Once again, Quad Cities rattled off five runs in the 2nd inning to spur themselves to a sweep of the doubleheader.

All five of their runs in the 2nd came with two outs. Jake Adams ripped a one-out double and scored on an error following a Corey Julks single. Colton Shaver legged out an infield single and Jonathan Lacroix followed with an RBI single to bring Julks in, and Jake Meyers landed a haymaker in the form of a three-run homer. Bryan De La Cruz hit an RBI single in the 3rd inning and the Banditos got two more in the 5th on a pair of RBI singles from Adams and Shaver.

Shaver finished 3-4 in the nightcap. Miguelangel Sierra, Adams, and de la Cruz had two hits apiece.

Luis Garcia went four innings and the two runs he allowed came on a homer hit by Shane Carrier in the 1st. He allowed two other hits, walked three, and struck out three. Enoli Paredes tagged in for 1.2 innings and allowed two runs (one earned), a hit, walked four, and struck out two. Carlos Sanabria struck out two over 1.1 perfect frames to get the win.

Parker Mushinski will start the series finale against Bailey Ober. First pitch is at 6:35.

Wednesday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Adam Bleday's photo is his mugshot on
Quad Cities River Bandits pitchers: W 6-2 @ Cedar Rapids in game 1 of doubleheader
Cristian Javier: W (2-1), 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K
Adam Bleday: Save (1), 2 IP, H, BB, 3 K

Buies Creek Astros pitchers: L 2-1 vs. Winston-Salem
Brandon Bielak: L (3-3), 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 5 K
Hector Perez: 4 IP, H, 5 K

Randy César, 3B, and Nick Tanielu, IF, Corpus Christi
César: 4-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
Tanielu: 3-5, RBI, SB (1)

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