Thursday, June 28, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, June 27, 2018

El Paso 5, Fresno 4

W- Luis Perdomo (6-2)
L- Cy Sneed (7-4)
S- Phil Maton (1)

Fresno home runs: Garrett Stubbs (2, solo in 2nd)

The Grizzlies allowed the Chihuahuas to score in one inning. Unfortunately, El Paso put up more runs in that one inning than the Grizzlies did in the four innings in which they scored.

Myles Straw singled to lead off the game and scored the first run on a Tim Federowicz groundout. Garrett Stubbs smacked a homer to lead off the 2nd inning. Straw tripled to start the 3rd and scored on a double from Kyle Tucker. Jon Kemmer hit an RBI infield single in the 9th that cut Fresno's deficit to one run, but Jack Mayfield was stranded at third to end the night. Straw and D.J. Fisher both finished 2-4 on the evening. Straw also stole his 42nd base of the season.

Cy Sneed racked up the strikeouts just like he did in his previous outing, but El Paso got all five of their runs off of him in the 4th inning. Sneed ultimately threw five innings and allowed nine hits, walked one, and struck out nine. Dean Deetz allowed a hit and struck out four over two scoreless innings, and Brendan McCurry worked around a base hit to throw a scoreless 8th.

Mike Hauschild will take the mound as the Grizzlies look to avoid a sweep. He'll take on Colin Rea at 7:05 Mountain.

Corpus Christi was off

The Hooks will begin the post-All-Star portion of their schedule with a three-game series against Arkansas at 7:10. Jorge Alcala will get the start in game one.

Buies Creek 7, Myrtle Beach 3

W- Cristian Javier (3-0, 5-2 season)
L- Alex Lange (4-5)

BC home runs: Abraham Toro (12, 3-run in 5th)

Cristian Javier dominated once again and the Carolina Stros clinched a series win.

Javier allowed four hits, walked one and struck out eight over seven shutout innings. Adam Bleday pitched a scoreless 8th, but the Pelicans got to him in the 9th for three runs. Two of the runs were earned; two were inherited runners that were charged to him. Bleday allowed a hit, walked two, and struck out one. Colin McKee walked two and got the final two outs of the game via the strikeout.

Osvaldo Duarte led off the 2nd with a double and scored the first run of the evening on a wild pitch. Chuckie Robinson added an RBI single later in the frame. Robinson singled to lead off the 5th and scored on a sac fly from Jake Meyers. Two batters later, Abraham Toro delivered the big blow of the game in the form of a three-run homer. Duarte led off the 8th with another double and scored Buies Creek's final run of the night when Corey Julks ripped a double. Julks finished 3-4 with a run scored and a stolen base (4, 18 season). Duarte and Robinson finished with two hits apiece.

Game four of this series will start at 7:05 Eastern.

Quad Cities 6, Wisconsin 3

W- César Rosado (4-2)
L- Dylan File (5-4)
S- Humberto Castellanos (2, 3 season)

QC home runs: Miguelangel Sierra (6, solo in 1st)

The Banditos avoided the sweep by doubling up the Timber Rattlers. Wisconsin scored three in the top of the 6th to take the lead, but Quad Cities responded with four of their own in the bottom half to regain control.

Miguelangel Sierra smacked a solo homer in the 1st to open the scoring. Colton Shaver doubled to start the 2nd and Chandler Taylor followed by bringing him in with a single. Sierra started the 6th with a base hit and scored on David Hensley's triple. Hensley wound up scoring on a wild pitch. Mike Papierski added to the lead with a two-run single. He, Shaver, and Sierra all finished with two hits on the day.

César Rosado turned in a bare minimum quality start; the three runs he allowed came on a couple of homers in the 6th. Rosado fared well despite the tough end to his evening; those were the only two extra-base hits he allowed in his outing. He allowed four other hits, walked one, and struck out nine. Humberto Castellanos allowed a hit, walked one, and struck out three over the final three innings to earn the save.

Yohan Ramirez will start the opener of a four-game series in Kane County. He'll take on Jeff Bain at 6:30.

Tri-City was off

The ValleyCats will start a three-game series with Hudson Valley tonight at 7:00 Eastern.

GCL Astros 6, GCL Nationals 0

W- Joey Gonzalez (1-1)
L- Fausto Segura (1-1)

GCL home runs: Freudis Nova (2, 3-run in 8th)

The Palm Beach Stros decided to break the monotony of a 0-0 game by erupting for six runs in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Five pitchers combined to hold the Nationals to three hits on the day. Edgardo Sandoval allowed a hit and struck out one in two innings. Fredy Medina walked one and struck out four in his three innings of work. Christian Mejias allowed a hit, walked one, and struck out two in two innings. Joey Gonzalez allowed a hit, walked one, and struck out the side in the 8th, and Jervic Chavez struck out two in a 1-2-3 9th.

Freudis Nova broke the tie in the 8th by launching a three-run home run. Yeuris Ramirez smacked a two-run triple and scored the final run of the day on a Nathan Perry groundout.

DSL Astros 9, DSL Braves 7

W- Ricardo León (1-0)
L- Estarlin Rodriguez (0-4)
S- Diosmerky Taveras (1)

DSL home runs: Victor Mascai (4, solo in 8th)

Victor Mascai's homer in the 8th gave the Academy a crucial insurance run as they swept the Braves. Mascai went 2-4 and his other hit was an RBI double in the 6th inning. Javier Bermúdez went 2-3, scored three runs, and stole a base, his second of the year. Jose Alvarez also went 2-3 and hit an RBI double in the 6th and scored on Mascai's double afterwards. Yimmi Cortabarria drew a bases-loaded walk in the 3rd and scored on a groundout from Jeury Castillo.

Jojanse Torres threw three scoreless innings in his pro debut, allowing two hits and striking out six. Ricardo León walked three and allowed an unearned run in the 4th inning. Jairo Lopez bore the brunt of a Braves attack as he allowed six runs (four earned, one inherited runner charged to him) on five hits, walked one, and struck out three in 2.2 innings. Ronny Garcia allowed a hit and got the final out of the 7th. Diosmerky Taveras pitched two scoreless to get the save, allowing two hits, walking one, and striking out four.

Wednesday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.
Photographer unknown, picture provided to Baseball Brazil
Victor Mascai, OF/1B, DSL Astros
2-4, 2B, solo HR (4), 2 RBI, 2 R
Jojanse Torres (not pictured), RHP, DSL Astros
3 IP, 2 H, 6 K

GCL Astros pitchers: W 6-0 vs. GCL Nationals
9 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 12 K
Edgardo Sandoval: 2 IP, H, K
Fredy Medina: 3 IP, BB, 4 K
Christian Mejias: 2 IP, H, BB, 2 K
Joey Gonzalez: W (1-1), IP, H, BB, 3 K
Jervic Chavez: IP, 2 K
Freudis Nova, SS: 2-4, 3-R HR (2)

Myles Straw, OF, Fresno
2-4, 3B, 2 R, SB (8, 42 season)

Dean Deetz, RHP, Fresno
2 IP, H, 4 K

This is his mugshot on
Corey Julks, OF, Buies Creek
3-4, 2B, RBI, R, SB (4, 18 season)

Cristian Javier, RHP. Buies Creek
W (3-0, 5-2 season), 7 IP., 4 H, BB, 8 K

This is his mugshot on
Humberto Castellanos, RHP, Quad Cities
Save (2, 3 season), 3 IP, H, BB, 3 K

Photo by Bryan Green
Miguelangel Sierra, IF, Quad Cities
2-4, solo HR (6), 2 R


  1. Dustin:
    I'm enjoying your minor league recaps very much, as usual, but I have to ask you about the picture of Tokar and Mascai ... Mascai is listed as 6'2" and Tokar as 6'4". Clearly Mascai must be standing in a ditch or Tokar on a step-stool ... are those heights verified or did I pick up the wrong info when they were signed?

    1. I'll answer for Dustin. Tokar was listed as 6'6" by several sources when he signed. Mascai's 6'2" looks to be somewhat exaggerated if that's the case. Hope that helps!