Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for May 1, 2018

As the calendar turns to May, how did the farm fare?

Salt Lake 13, Fresno 9

W- Jake Jewell (1-1)
L- Cy Sneed (2-1)
S- Taylor Cole (1)

Fresno home runs: Tyler White (7, solo in 4th), Jon Kemmer (5, solo in 5th), J.D. Davis (3, 2-run in 9th)

The Grizzlies scored six times in the 5th to take a 7-3 lead, but the Bees battered Fresno's pitchers and finished this game on a 10-2 run behind a cycle from Mike Hermosillo.

Cy Sneed and Jacob Dorris both got roughed up and let's leave it at that. Reymin Guduan had a perfect outing, however, as he struck out three of the four Salt Lake hitters he faced.

Tyler White smacked a home run in the 4th to put Fresno on the board. Jon Kemmer led off the 5th with a homer to give them the lead and kickstarted the big inning. Jack Mayfield followed with a double and Tony Kemp singled and stole second. However, the rally was in danger of ending before it even started because Drew Ferguson and Kyle Tucker struck out, but White kept the inning alive with a two-run single. A.J. Reed worked a walk to get on base and they both scored on a J.D. Davis double. Davis eventually scored on a Tim Federowicz double. Davis whacked a two-run homer in the 9th.

Davis finished 4-5 on the evening. White (solo HR, 3 RBI, 3 R) and Mayfield (2B, R) had three hits apiece, and Federowicz finished 2-5.

Rogelio Armenteros faces Ivan Pineyro in game 3. First pitch is at 6:35 Mountain.

Midland 3, Corpus Christi 2

W- Jarret Martin (1-0)
L- Alex Winkelman (1-1)
S- Nolan Blackwood (2)

CC home runs: None.

All of the scoring in this game was done in the 8th inning. Unfortunately, the Hounds scored more runs in their half.

Corpus got their two runs on RBI singles from Yordan Alvarez and Carmen Benedetti. Alvarez went 2-4 on the evening.

Brock Dykxhoorn allowed two hits, walked four, and struck out 5 over 5.2 shutout innings. The wheels fell off for Alex Winkelman in the 8th as Midland got all three of their runs off of him, all of which were unearned. Winkelman allowed three hits, walked one, and struck out three.

Corpus is back at it tomorrow morning. Yoanys Quiala will face his countryman, Norge Ruiz, at 11:00 AM.

Down East 8, Buies Creek 7

W- Jacob Shortslef (2-1)
L- Jesús Balaguer (2-1)

BC home runs: Troy Sieber (2, solo in 4th), Ronnie Dawson (3, 3-run in 5th)

The Carolina Stros fought back from a 5-0 deficit to tie the game, only to see the Wood Ducks regain the lead with a pair of runs. They tied it once more with a couple of runs in the top of the 9th... only to walk off with the loss.

Hector Perez only recorded one out. I think I'll just leave it at that. Fortunately, Kit Scheetz picked him up by bailing him out of a bases-loaded situation in the opening inning and he wound up throwing 3.2 scoreless, allowing two hits and striking out four. Gabriel Valdez went 3.1 innings in his season debut and allowed two runs on a double and a fielder's choice, one other hit, walked five, and struck out two. Jesús Balaguer only allowed one hit in his 1.1 innings, but that one hit was a walk-off solo homer to Alex Kowalczyk in the 9th inning. All four outs that Balaguer recorded came via strikeout.

Ronnie Dawson put Buies Creek on the board with an RBI single in the 3rd. Troy Sieber smacked a solo home run in the 4th, his second blast of the year. Dawson struck again in the 5th when he launched a three-run shot that tied the game at 5. With two outs to work with, Buies Creek managed to tie the game once again in the 9th on a sac fly from Osvaldo Duarte and an RBI single from Chuckie Robinson.

Five Carolina Stros, including Dawson and Sieber, finished with two hits on the evening. Chas McCormick, Kristian Trompiz, and Luis Payano were the other three.

Carson LaRue goes up against Edgar Arredondo later this morning. Game 2 from Kinston will kick off at 11:00 AM.

Quad Cities 15, Great Lakes 2

W- César Rosado (2-1)
L- Max Gamboa (0-2)
S- Patrick Sandoval (1)

QC home runs: Jake Adams (3, grand slam in 1st), Jonathan Arauz (2, grand slam in 1st), Corey Julks (2, 3-run in 4th)

The Banditos laid waste to the Loons on the strength of two grand slams in the first inning. Everything after that was academic.

César Rosado was the beneficiary of the generous run support and he did his part as well with five shutout innings. He allowed two hits, walked three, and struck out four. Great Lakes' one scoring play was a two-run homer in the 6th off Patrick Sandoval, who allowed two other hits while striking out seven over the last four innings.

Tyler Ivey takes on Wills Montgomerie in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

Tuesday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Photo from the Quad Cities River Bandits' Wikipedia page
Quad Cities River Bandits: W 15-2 @ Great Lakes
15 R, 13 H
Jonathan Arauz: 4-5, grand slam (2), 2 R
Jake Adams: 2-5, grand slam (3)
Corey Julks: 2-4, 3-R HR (2), 3 R
César Rosado: W (2-1), 5 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 4 K
Patrick Sandoval: Save (1), 4 IP, 3 H (2-R HR allowed), 2 ER, 7 K

Tyler White, IF, and J.D. Davis, 3B/1B/LF, Fresno
White: 3-3, solo HR (7), 3 RBI, 3 R
Davis: 4-5, 2 2B, 2-R HR (3), 2 R

Reymin Guduan, LHP, Fresno, and Brock Dykxhoorn, RHP, Corpus Christi
Guduan: 1.1 IP, 3 K
Dykxhoorn: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 5 K

Ronnie Dawson, OF, and Troy Sieber, 1B, Buies Creek
Dawson: 2-4, 3-R HR (3), 4 RBI
Sieber: 2-4, 2B, solo HR (2), 2 R

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Kit Scheetz, LHP, Buies Creek
3.2 IP, 2 H, 4 K

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