Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Rockets won. It's a series now, ladies and gentlemen. I'm not sure how I'm alive after that game, but since I'm still breathing... let's check in on how the Astros farm did on Tuesday.

In the interest of time, because I'm still amped from watching the Rockets somehow win a game in the toughest arena in the NBA despite going down 12-0 to start and having to claw back from multiple double-digit deficits during the course of the game, I'll keep it short and sweet, because I most definitely did not get any sleep.

Sweep! Houston's major-league teams took care of the Bay Area and the Astros' minor league affiliates handled their business too.

Fresno 4, Reno 3

W- Brendan McCurry (1-2)
L- Braden Shipley (2-4)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Tacos walked off with a win thanks to Alejandro Garcia's two-run single in the 9th. A.J. Reed ripped a two-run double in the 4th.

Rogelio Armenteros went five innings and the three runs he surrendered all came on two home runs; a solo to Kevin Cron, and a two-run shot from Anthony Recker. Armenteros allowed two other hits, walked two, and struck out eight. Ralph Garza threw three scoreless in his AAA debut, walking two and striking out three. Brendan McCurry got a strikeout in a 1-2-3 9th inning.

Josh James will get the start in game three. First pitch is at 11:05 AM Pacific.

Corpus Christi 9, Springfield 3

W- Ryan Hartman (4-1)
L- Anthony Shew (0-1)

CC home runs: Lorenzo Quintana (3, solo in 5th)

Corpus came alive with six runs in the 5th to take control.

Ryan Hartman struck out a career-high 11 over 6.1 shutout innings in his last start and followed it up with a bare minimum quality start, allowing six hits (solo homer), walking one, and striking out seven. Chris Nunn allowed two hits and fanned three in two scoreless innings of work, and Riley Ferrell worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 9th, striking out two.

Everyone in the Hooks lineup recorded a hit and Stephen Wrenn led the way in that department as he finished 3-5 with a pair of RBI singles, two runs scored, and two stolen bases (15). Josh Rojas' two hits both resulted in runs; he had an RBI single in that big 5th inning and capped off the evening with an RBI triple in the 8th. Rojas also stole a base (7, 19 season); he's 19-20 on stolen base attempts this year. Lorenzo Quintana opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 2nd and smacked a homer to lead off the 5th. Alex De Goti went 2-4 with a double and an RBI single in the 5th, and Taylor Jones and Carmen Benedetti had RBI singles in the 5th.

Yoanys Quiala will take on former actor Connor Greene in the series finale. First pitch is at 7:05.

Buies Creek 12, Winston-Salem 4

W- Hector Perez (1-1)
L- Jimmy Lambert (3-4)

BC home runs: Luis Payano (2, 2-run in 9th)

The Carolina Stros wreaked havoc on the bases and pounded out 17 hits. They actually failed to draw a walk in this game and struck out 12 times... but that probably matters a little less when a team scores 12 runs.

Buies Creek went 7-7 in stolen base attempts; Osvaldo Duarte had four of those steals, including a steal of home in the 5th inning.

Poor Carlos Canelón.

Hector Perez went five innings and the one run he allowed came on a solo homer hit by Gavin Sheets in the 2nd. He allowed one other hit, walked one, and struck out four. Brandon Bielak tagged in for 2.2 innings and the three runs he allowed came on a homer hit by former Astros draft pick Zach Remillard in the 8th inning. Bielak allowed two other hits, walked two, and struck out four. Ronel Blanco got the last four outs of the evening and issued a walk during his time on the mound.

The Carolina Stros and Dash will play a doubleheader on Wednesday, with game one starting at 11:00 AM Eastern. Carson LaRue will face Tanner Banks in the morning session. Brandon Bielak is listed as the starter for game two, but I'm highly sure that he's not going to be physically capable of making that start.

Quad Cities 8, Wisconsin 0

W- Leovanny Rodriguez (1-0)
L- Dylan File (5-3)

QC home runs: Jake Adams 2 (6; solo in 4th, 2-run in 7th)

The Banditos administered a beating on Tuesday afternoon with some kids having to bear witness. This was a field trip game, right? Hope that doesn't scar them.

Leovanny Rodriguez, Parker Mushinski, and Luis Garcia joined forces to keep the Timber Rattlers off the board for nine innings. Leovanny allowed two hits and struck out a career-high nine in five innings of work. Mushinski tagged in for three innings allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out one. Garcia worked around a hit and a walk in the 9th to complete the shutout.

Quad Cities went scoreless for the first three frames, but they found the offense and scored in each of the last five innings of the day. Corey Julks went 4-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a stolen base (13). Jake Adams clubbed two home runs; his first blast opened the scoring in the 4th inning... and the floodgates, it turns out. He also sent one out in the 7th for a two-run shot. Jake Meyers went 2-5 with a two-run double in the 6th, and Miguelangel Sierra hit an RBI single in the 5th.

Patrick Sandoval faces Christian Taugner at 6:35.

Tuesday's Stars

They all won. Everybody gets a star!

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