Friday, May 18, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pitching ruled the day out on the farm.

Corpus Christi sweep!

Fresno 9, El Paso 7

W- Matt Ramsey (2-1)
L- Colten Brewer (0-3)
S- Brendan McCurry (7)

Fresno home runs: J.D. Davis (4, solo in 9th), A.J. Reed (6, solo in 9th)

J.D. Davis had a monster night at the plate and the Grizzlies had to clean up a mess after squandering a 6-2 lead, which they did so successfully.

Davis wound up hitting for the cycle and also drew a walk. He opened the scoring with a two-run triple in the 1st, walked in the 3rd, hit an RBI single in the 4th, ripped an RBI double in the 6th, and completed the cycle with a homer to lead off the 9th inning.

After his triple, Davis scored on an A.J. Reed groundout. Jon Kemmer ripped an RBI ground-rule double in the 3rd inning. Tony Nuñez doubled to lead off the 8th and scored on a Kyle Tucker groundout. After Davis completed the cycle, Reed followed by launching a home run of his own.

Davis reached in all five of his plate appearances. Nuñez went 3-4, while Reed (solo HR, 2 RBI, 2 R), Kemmer (RBI ground-rule 2B), and Tyler White (2B, 2 R) all finished with two hits each.

Josh James went five innings and the two runs he allowed came on a home run hit by Dusty Coleman in the 3rd. James allowed two other hits, walked two, and struck out ten. James came one strikeout short of tying a career-high; he struck out 11 for Lancaster on June 14, 2016.

Kent Emanuel came on for the 6th and got roughed up, allowing four runs on three hits (two-run homer) and striking out one. Matt Ramsey stopped the bleeding by throwing two scoreless innings, allowing a hit, walking one, and striking out two. The Chihuahuas tried to get another comeback attempt going on Brendan McCurry in the 9th and they got a run off of him, but McCurry was able to right the ship and closed it out. He allowed a run on two hits, walked one, and struck out one.

David Paulino will face Jesse Scholtens in game two of this series. First pitch is at 7:05 Mountain.

Corpus Christi 4, San Antonio 0

W- Ryan Hartman (3-1)
L- Lake Bachar (0-1)

CC home runs: Randy César (3, 2-run in 6th)

After getting swept out of San Antonio last weekend, the Hooks exacted a measure of revenge on their I-37 rivals by sweeping them out of Corpus Christi as Ryan Hartman, Erasmo Pinales, and Riley Ferrell joined forces on a shutout.

Hartman allowed four hits, walked one, and struck out a career-high 11 in 6.1 innings of work. This is Hartman's first career double-digit strikeout game. Pinales tagged in for 1.2 innings and issued a walk while striking out four. Ferrell completed the shutout by throwing a 1-2-3 9th inning; he got a groundball out, a lineout, and a popout to end the evening.

Myles Straw singled with two outs in the 3rd inning. He proceeded to steal second and scored the first run of the game on a Josh Rojas single. Rojas singled in the 6th, stole second, and scored on a single from Carmen Benedetti. One batter later, Randy César whacked a two-run home run. Rojas finished 3-4 and Straw went 2-4. They also stole a couple of bases; Straw now has 25, while Rojas has 18 on the season. César's homer extended his hitting streak to ten games.

Brock Dykxhoorn will get the start in the opener of a four-game series in Frisco. He'll take on Richelson Peña at 7:05.

Buies Creek and Winston-Salem was postponed

Due to rain. This game will be made up on May 23 in Winston-Salem as part of a doubleheader.

Buies Creek welcomes the Carolina Mudcats to Campbell University for the weekend. Gabriel Valdez will take on Cameron Roegner at 6:00 Eastern.

Quad Cities 2, Cedar Rapids 1

W- Leovanny Rodriguez (1-0)
L- Carlos Suniaga (2-1)

QC home runs: Corey Julks (4, 2-run in 7th)

Both teams had one scoring play. Fortunately for the Banditos, their scoring play yielded more runs. Quad Cities took the last three games of this series from the Kernels after dropping the first two.

Corey Julks broke a 0-0 tie in the 7th with a two-run blast. Jake Meyers went 2-4 with a double out of the leadoff spot.

Parker Mushinski allowed a hit, walked two, and struck out five over five shutout innings. Leovanny Rodriguez pitched the last four innings and allowed a run on two hits, walked one, and struck out six.

Quad Cities will conclude their roadtrip with a weekend in Beloit. César Rosado will start the opener, which starts at 6:30.

Thursday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Corpus Christi Hooks pitchers: W 4-0 vs. San Antonio
9 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 15 K
Ryan Hartman: W (3-1), 6.1 IP, 4 H, BB, career-high 11 K
Erasmo Pinales: 1.2 IP, BB, 4 K
Riley Ferrell: IP; retired side in order in the 9th inning

Josh Rojas, IF, and Randy César, 3B, Corpus Christi
Rojas: 3-4, RBI, R, 2 SB (6, 18 season)
César: 2-R HR (3); 10-game hitting streak

Matt Ramsey's photo is his headshot on
Josh James, RHP, and Matt Ramsey, RHP, Fresno
James: 5 IP, 3 H (2-R HR allowed), 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K
Ramsey: 2 IP, H, BB, 2 K

J.D. Davis, 3B/1B, and A.J. Reed, 1B, Fresno
Davis: hit for cycle, 5 RBI, 2 R (4 HR this season)
Reed: 2-5, solo HR (6), 2 RBI, 2 R

Parker Mushinski's photo is his mugshot on
Leovanny Rodriguez's photo taken by Bryan Green.
Quad Cities River Bandits pitchers: W 2-1 @ Cedar Rapids
9 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 BB, 11 K
Parker Mushinski: 5 IP, H, 2 BB, 5 K
Leovanny Rodriguez: W (1-0), 4 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 6 K

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