Thursday, May 24, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Let's play two in Winston-Salem!

Reno 5, Fresno 2

W- Taylor Clarke (5-5)
L- Josh James (0-2)
S- Jimmie Sherfy (8)

Fresno home runs: Kyle Tucker (5, 2-run in 8th)

The Grizzlies were held in check, but they were also left to rue some missed opportunities as they finished 0-9 with runners in scoring position on Wednesday afternoon.

Kyle Tucker's two-run blast in the 8th represented Fresno's only scoring play in this game. Tyler White went 2-3.

Josh James threw 4.1 innings and allowed two runs on three hits (solo homer), walked two, and struck out three. Kent Emanuel was the first man out of the Grizzlies bullpen and allowed three runs on four hits and walked two in 1.1 innings. Andrew Thome tagged in for two scoreless innings, allowing a hit, walking two, and striking out two. Buddy Boshers retired all four Reno hitters he faced, striking out two of them.

Fresno and Reno will wrap up their series at 7:05 Pacific. The Grizzlies have not announced a starter; whoever he is, he'll face Troy Scribner.

Corpus Christi 4, Springfield 2

W- Yoanys Quiala (4-4)
L- Conner Greene (4-3)
S- Riley Ferrell (2)

CC home runs: None.

Four Hooks pitchers combined to hold the Cardinals to three hits as they came away with a series win in Missouri.

The one hit that Yoanys Quiala allowed in his five innings was a solo homer to Tommy Edman. Quiala also walked one and struck out five. Sean Stutzman issued two walks over two scoreless innings. The Ferrells both pitched an inning; the Oklahoma Ferrell, Justin, allowed a run on two hits and struck out one in the 8th, while the Texas Ferrell, Riley, closed it out by striking out two in a 1-2-3 9th.

Corpus got two in the 1st on a sac fly from Josh Rojas and an RBI groundout from Randy César. Stephen Wrenn hit an RBI single in the 2nd, and Lorenzo Quintana scored on an error as Aníbal Sierra stole second base in the 7th inning. Sierra got a bit greedy and was thrown out at third. César went 2-4 and extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Rojas was the only man in the lineup to go hitless, but he did drive in the first run of the evening.

Brock Dykxhoorn will face Jake Woodford, a former high school teammate of Kyle Tucker's, in the series finale. First pitch is at 7:05.

Game 1: Winston-Salem 3, Buies Creek 1

W- Tanner Banks (2-2)
L- Carson LaRue (2-2)

BC home runs: None.

The Dash scored in more innings than the Carolina Stros in game one.

Carson LaRue went 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on five hits (solo homer) and struck out four. Robert Corniel walked two in the 6th but was able to get the last two outs of the frame without any further incident. He struck out one.

Abraham Toro scored Buies Creek's only run of game one on a sac fly from Chas McCormick in the 4th inning.

Game 2: Buies Creek 10, Winston-Salem 4

W- Gabriel Valdez (1-1)
L- Danny Dopico (0-3)

BC home runs: J.J. Matijevic 2 (3, 6 season; solo in 2nd, solo in 5th), Abraham Toro (7, 2-run in 1st), Ronnie Dawson (4, 3-run in 3rd)

Buies Creek stormed out to an 8-0 lead after three innings and cruised to a split in the twinbill. They were the home team in this game because it was originally scheduled to take place in Buies Creek.

Osvaldo Duarte tripled to lead off the bottom of the 1st and scored the first run of game two on a double from Ronnie Dawson. One batter later, Abraham Toro launched a home run. Alfredo Angarita added a two-run single. J.J. Matijevic smacked his first solo homer of the game in the 2nd inning. Dawson tacked on three more in the 3rd with his homer, and Matijevic capped off the onslaught in the 5th with his second solo home run.

Gabriel Valdez went five innings and allowed two runs on four hits (solo homer),walked two, and struck out three. Tanner Duncan allowed a two-run homer to Joel Booker in the 7th, which was the only scoring play he allowed in his two innings. Duncan allowed four other hits, walked one, and struck out three.

Brett Adcock will face Dylan Cease in the series finale. First pitch is at 7:00 Eastern.

Quad Cities 8, Wisconsin 4

W- Juan Robles (1-0)
L- Cody Beckman (1-2)

QC home runs: None.

The Banditos trailed 4-1 through five innings, but fortunately, their bats came alive and they blew the Timber Rattlers away.

Jake Meyers drew a two-out walk in the 3rd inning and scored Quad Cities' first run when Jonathan Arauz ripped a triple. They cut the deficit to one with a couple of runs in the 6th inning. Corey Julks led off by drawing a walk and scored on a Miguelangel Sierra double. Sierra advanced to third on a wild pitch that was also ball four to Jake Adams. Adams got caught stealing, but Sierra took advantage and scored while everyone else was preoccupied with Adams.

Quad Cities loaded the bases with one out in the 7th and they wound up scoring four runs. Julks put them in the lead with a two-run single and Adams ripped a two-run double. Meyers capped off the evening with an RBI triple in the 8th inning.

Patrick Sandoval went 4.2 innings and allowed four runs on five hits (three-run homer), walked two, and struck out four. Juan Robles tagged in to throw 3.1 scoreless innings, allowing two hits, walking one, and striking out three. Carlos Sanabria worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 9th, striking out two.

César Rosado will face Alec Bettinger in the series finale. First pitch is at 6:35.

Wednesday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

J.J. Matijevic, LF, Ronnie Dawson, OF, and Abraham Toro, 3B, Buies Creek
*Stats from game two of doubleheader*
Matijevic: 3-4, 2 solo HR (3, 6 season)
Dawson: 2-4, 2B, 3-R HR (4), 4 RBI, 2 R
Toro: 2-4, 2-R HR (7)

Yoanys Quiala, RHP, Corpus Christi
5 IP, H (solo HR), ER, BB, 5 K

Randy César, 3B, Corpus Christi
2-4, 2B, RBI; 16-game hitting streak

Jonathan Arauz, IF, Quad Cities
3-5, 3B, RBI, R

Juan Robles, RHP, Quad Cities
W (1-0), 3.1 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 K

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