Saturday, May 5, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Friday, May 4, 2018

Everyone won, it was a good day.

Fresno 11, Sacramento 2

W- Kent Emanuel (3-1)
L- Jose Flores (0-2)

Fresno home runs: None.

After being held for the first four innings, the Grizzlies roared to life and scored the last eleven runs of the night to bury the RiverCats.

Kent Emanuel turned in a solid outing as he allowed two runs on eight hits, walked two, and struck out six in 6.2 innings of work. Buddy Boshers allowed a hit and struck out three in 1.1 innings, and James Hoyt threw a 1-2-3 9th, striking out one.

Fresno loaded the bases with two outs in the 5th and came through with three runs. Drew Ferguson got them on the board, but getting plunked with the bases loaded probably wasn't how he envisioned driving in a run. Kyle Tucker followed with a two-run single to put the Grizz in front for good. Garrett Stubbs scored on an error following a Jack Mayfield single in the 6th inning. Tyler White smacked a two-run ground-rule double to spark a four-run 7th. A.J. Reed followed with... an RBI triple. Yes, that's exactly what happened. Reed ended up scoring on a J.D. Davis single. Fresno loaded the bases again in the 8th and got three runs out of it. Tony Kemp scored on an error that allowed White to reach and Reed and Davis finished it off by drawing bases-loaded walks.

Ferguson was the only player in the Fresno lineup without a hit, but he still contributed by scoring a couple of runs to go along with his bases-loaded hit by pitch. Tony Kemp went 3-4 with two stolen bases and three runs; he now has 12 stolen bases this season. Tucker, Davis, Stubbs, and Mayfield all had two hits on the night.

David Paulino faces Tyler Beede in game 2 of this series. First pitch is at 7:05 Pacific.

Corpus Christi 6, Midland 3

W- Kevin Hill (1-1)
L- Joel Seddon (2-2)
S- Alex Winkelman (1)

CC home runs: None.

After the Hounds made it a one-run game with a couple of runs in the 6th, the Hooks got a little breathing room by responding with two of their own in the 7th.

No Corpus pitcher threw more than three innings in this game. Cionel Perez went the furthest. He allowed a run on four hits and walked two in 2.2 innings. Kevin Hill was the first man out of the Hooks bullpen and allowed three hits, walked one, and struck out three in 2.1 scoreless. Brendan Feldmann and Alex Winkelman threw two innings apiece; Feldmann allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits (solo homer) and walked one, while Winkelman walked two and struck out three to earn the save.

Myles Straw singled to lead off the game and scored on an error that allowed Yordan Alvarez to reach. Alvarez came home on a Ryne Birk single and Taylor Jones, who drew a walk, scored when Nick Tanielu grounded into a force out but managed to beat a double play attempt. Carmen Benedetti tripled to lead off the 5th and scored on an Alvarez single. Benedetti singled with one out in the 7th and Jones brought him in with a single. Birk drove in the final run of the evening with a sac fly. Benedetti finished 3-4 on the night, while Alex De Goti went 2-4 with a double out of the #9 spot in the order.

Josh James will start the first of a four-game series in San Antonio at 7:05. He'll face Jerry Keel.

Buies Creek 10, Winston-Salem 6

W- Jorge Alcala (1-3)
L- Tanner Banks (0-2)
S- Kit Scheetz (1)

BC home runs: Aníbal Sierra (3, 2-run in 8th)

The Carolina Stros got out to a fast start and a late homer and a fine relief effort secured the win.

Alfredo Angarita doubled to lead off the 3rd and scored the first run of the evening on an error that allowed Aníbal Sierra to reach and advance to second base. Ronnie Dawson drew a walk and they both advanced a base on a Chas McCormick sac bunt. Abraham Toro followed with an RBI single and Troy Sieber added another run on a sac fly. Toro stole second and scored on Osvaldo Duarte's triple. Duarte came home on Kristian Trompiz's single. McCormick tripled to start the 5th and scored when Sieber hit into a fielder's choice. Duarte followed with a single and Trompiz walked to load the bases for Carlos Canelón, who hit a sac fly. Trompiz stole second and Duarte scored on the errant throw down. The Dash got closer thanks to a four-run 7th that cut Buies Creek's lead to two, but Aníbal Sierra provided some breathing room with a two-run blast in the 8th.

McCormick (3B, R), Sieber (2 RBI, R), Duarte (3B, RBI, 2 R), and Sierra (2B, 2-R HR, 2 R) all finished with two hits on the night.

Abdiel Saldaña went 4.2 innings and allowed two runs on four hits, walked three, and struck out five. Jorge Alcala allowed a run, which was an inherited runner that was charged to him, on two hits and walked one in 1.1 innings; his night ended early because he got tossed after hitting Joel Booker with a pitch to start the 7th inning. Jesús Balaguer came on in Alcala's stead but failed to record an out. He allowed three runs on two hits and walked two. Kit Scheetz came in and restored order by throwing three scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out three.

Brandon Bielak will look to rebound from his toughest outing of the year. He'll face Bernardo Flores at 6:00 Eastern.

Quad Cities 8, Lansing 7

W- Luis Garcia (1-1)
L- Colton Laws (0-2)
S- Tanner Duncan (3)

QC home runs: Jonathan Arauz (3, solo in 1st), Mike Papierski (1, solo in 1st)

The Banditos got out to a fast start but had to hang on to get the win in Michigan's capital city.

Jonathan Arauz and Mike Papierski opened the scoring by smacking back-to-back solo homers in the 1st inning. Bryan de la Cruz struck out for the second out of the inning, but Jake Adams kept the line moving with a single and Adrian Tovalin ripped an RBI double to bring him in. Marcos Almonte followed with an RBI single. Arauz walked with two outs in the 2nd and scored on a single from de la Cruz, who extended his hitting streak to 14 games. Tovalin drew a leadoff walk in the 3rd, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and scored on a Colton Shaver single. Shaver rumbled home on a Corey Julks double, and Arauz brought Julks home with an RBI single.

Shaver went 3-4 on Friday night, while Arauz (solo HR, 2 RBI, 2 R), Papierski (solo HR), de la Cruz (RBI single), and Tovalin all had two hits.

Cristian Javier went four innings and allowed three runs on six hits (two solo homers), walked one, and struck out five. Cole Watts came on for the 5th but failed to record an out; he allowed two unearned runs on two hits and walked one. Luis Garcia took ownership of the 5th and went on to throw 3.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits (solo homer), walking two, and striking out four. Tanner Duncan got the last four outs of the game, striking out two to earn the save.

Parker Mushinski will take on Yennsy Diaz in game two of this series. First pitch is at 7:05 Eastern.

Friday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Kevin Hill, RHP, and Alex Winkelman, LHP, Corpus Christi
Hill: W (1-1), 2.1 IP, 3 H, BB, 3 K
Winkelman: Save (1), 2 IP, 2 BB, 3 K

Carmen Benedetti, OF, Corpus Christi
3-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R

Aníbal Sierra's photo is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
Troy Sieber, 1B, and Aníbal Sierra, SS, Buies Creek
Sieber: 2-3, 2 RBI, R
Sierra: 2-4, 2B, 2-R HR (3)

This is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
Kit Scheetz, LHP, Buies Creek
Save (1), 3 IP, H, 3 K

Tony Kemp, 2B/OF, and J.D. Davis, 3B/1B/LF, Fresno
Kemp: 3-4, 3 R, 2 SB (12)
Davis: 2-4, 2 RBI

Kent Emanuel, LHP, Fresno
W (3-1), 6.2 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Colton Shaver's photo is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
Jonathan Arauz, IF, and Colton Shaver, 1B, Quad Cities
Arauz: 2-4, solo HR (3), 2 RBI, 2 R
Shaver: 3-4, 2B, RBI, R

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