Sunday, July 8, 2018

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Saturday, July 7, 2018

Let's play two in Fresno and the Gulf Coast League!

Game 1: Las Vegas 5, Fresno 4

W- Nabil Crismatt (1-0)
L- Reymin Guduan (3-2)
S- Jacob Rhame (9)

Fresno home runs: None.

The 51s took control with four runs in the top of the 6th. Fresno managed to respond with three in the bottom half of the 6th to get back in the game, but they couldn't push the tying run across.

Josh James allowed a run, walked four, and struck out two over three innings. Trent Thornton and Reymin Guduan threw two innings apiece with contrasting results. Thornton allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out three in a scoreless outing, but Guduan allowed four runs on five hits and struck out five.

Jack Mayfield put Fresno on the board by ripping an RBI double in the 3rd inning. He added an RBI single to his ledger in the 6th and Nick Tanielu followed by smacking an RBI double. Mayfield scored when D.J. Fisher grounded into a force out. Mayfield and Tanielu both finished with two hits in game one.

Game 2: Fresno 2, Las Vegas 1

W- Brock Dykxhoorn (3-1, 5-1 season)
L- Harol Gonzalez (0-1)
S- Brendan McCurry (10)

Fresno home runs: None.

Both teams had one scoring play apiece in game two. Fresno's yielded more runs, so they won.

A.J. Reed put the Grizzlies on the board in game two with a two-run single in the 3rd inning.

Brock Dykxhoorn shook off a 1st-inning homer and turned in a solid outing. He allowed two other hits and struck out seven in his 5.2 innings. Brendan McCurry walked one and struck out one over the final 1.1 innings to earn the save.

The 2018 Triple-A All-Star Game will take place on Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio. A.J. Reed, Garrett Stubbs, J.D. Davis, and pitching coach Dyar Millar will represent the Grizzlies in the Pacific Coast League contingent. Kyle Tucker was also named to the squad, but he's in Houston now.

The Grizzlies return to action on Thursday with a four-game series in Tacoma.

Corpus Christi 4, Northwest Arkansas 0

W- Corbin Martin (6-1, 8-1 season)
L- Scott Blewett (4-5)
S- Framber Valdez (1)

CC home runs: None.

One team scored all the runs and it was the Corpus Christi Raspas.

All four runs came in the opening frame as Josh Rojas drove in two with a double and Lorenzo Quintana brought in two more with a single. Rojas' double was Corpus Christi's only extra-base hit of the evening.

Corbin Martin and Framber Valdez joined forces to keep the Naturals off the scoreboard. Martin and his outstanding eyebrows allowed four hits and struck out three over the first five innings and Framber allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out six in the last four innings to complete the shutout.

Ryan Hartman will take on Foster Griffin at 6:05.

Myrtle Beach 4, Buies Creek 2

W- Bryan Hudson (5-7)
L- Hector Perez (3-3)
S- Jhon Romero (7)

BC home runs: None.

The Pelicans took control with three runs in the 6th and got an insurance run in the 9th.

Both of Buies Creek's runs came in the 3rd inning and they came on a Jake Meyers base hit.

Brett Adcock allowed one hit, walked one, and struck out three over five shutout frames. Myrtle Beach got to Hector Perez in the 6th for those three runs. Perez went three innings and allowed three hits, walked three, and struck out two. Adam Bleday allowed a solo homer to Wladimir Galindo in the 9th inning.

Cristian Javier takes on Tyson Miller in the series finale. First pitch is at 2:00 Eastern.

Burlington 6, Quad Cities 4

W- Anfernee Benitez (3-0)
L- Humberto Castellanos (1-2)
S- James Ziemba (6)

QC home runs: None.

The Bees stung the Banditos with a pair of three-run innings late.

César Rosado threw 6.1 innings and allowed two runs on three hits, walked three, and struck out a career-high 12. Unfortunately, the bullpen let a 4-0 lead slip away. Humberto Castellanos went two innings and allowed three runs (two earned, two inherited runners charged to him) on three hits and struck out three. Tanner Duncan got the last two outs of the 9th, but not before issuing a walk and allowing a two-run triple. The run that was charged to him on that play was unearned; Castellanos also got charged with a run.

Marty Costes opened the scoring in the 5th by whacking a two-run triple. He trotted home on a single from Seth Beer. David Hensley walked to lead off the 6th, stole second, and scored on a single from Ruben Castro. Beer went 3-5 and also recorded his first stolen base as a professional baseball player.

Leovanny Rodriguez will get the start in game three of this series. He'll go up against Jose Soriano at 5:15.

Tri-City 5, Aberdeen 4

W- Riley Cabral (1-0)
L- Juan Echevarria (0-2)

TC home runs: None.

The ValleyCats walked off with the win thanks to a pair of runs in the bottom of the 9th. They went 6-14 with runners in scoring position, but that statistic does not necessarily indicate that runs are being scored...

Luis Garcia turned in a dominant outing as he allowed just one hit, walked one, and struck out ten over five shutout frames. This was the first double-digit strikeout game of his career.

R.J. Freure made his debut in this game; he was the first man out of the Tri-City bullpen and allowed a solo homer, walked one, and struck out three in his two innings of work. Carlos Hiraldo and Riley Cabral both pitched one inning. Hiraldo allowed three runs on two hits, walked two, and struck out two in the 8th, while Cabral worked around a walk to throw a scoreless 9th.

Tri-City got a couple runs in the 4th behind a couple of RBI base hits from Alex Holderbach and Gilberto Celestino. Trey Dawson tried to score on a Jeremy Peña single but got thrown out at the plate to end the inning. He got his revenge with an RBI single in the 6th. Celestino and Peña singled and Alex McKenna got plunked to lead off the bottom of the 9th. César Salazar was next and he tied the game with an RBI single. Peña came home with the winning run thanks to an error on the play. Holderbach and Peña finished with three hits apiece, while Dawson and Celestino had two each.

Tri-City and Aberdeen will continue their series at 5:00 Eastern.

Game 1: GCL Astros 5, GCL Nationals 2

W- Manny Ramirez (1-1)
L- Carlos Cuello (0-1)
S- Bryan Solano (1)

GCL home runs: None.

The Palm Beach Stros had an offensive outburst that spurred them to a win in game one.

Manny Ramirez walked one and struck out five over five no-hit innings. Bryan Solano allowed two runs on three hits and struck out two in two innings.

Andrés Santana had a solid afternoon as he opened the scoring with a two-run double in the 4th. Sean Mendoza added an RBI single im the 5th. In the 6th, Santana ripped an RBI double and scored on an error following a Yeuris Ramirez infield single.

Game 2: GCL Nationals 5, GCL Astros 1

W- Alec Maley (2-0)
L- Daniel Bello (0-1)

GCL home runs: Andrés Santana (1, solo in 3rd)

The Nationals scored four runs in the 9th to seize control.

Santana capped off his day with a solo shot in the 3rd inning. Mendoza added a couple of base hits.

Jose Alberto Rivera allowed a hit, walked one, and struck out six over five shutout frames. The Nationals got to Daniel Bello and Jonathan Bermúdez late.

DSL Rays1 6, DSL Astros 5 in 10 innings

W- Jose Cerda (1-0)
L- Ronny Garcia (0-2)

DSL home runs: None.

The Rays stunned the Dominican Stros with three in the 9th to tie and one in the 10th to walk off with the win.

Jose Alvarez opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st inning. The Academy scored two more in the 3rd on a Victor Mascai RBI double and a sac fly from Carlos Hurtado. They got two more in the 5th on a Little League home run from Alvarez; he was credited with a double and an RBI on the play. Alvarez finished 3-5. Carrillo went 2-3 with three runs scored and a stolen base (6).

Heitor Tokar and Wender Oberto threw four innings apiece. Tokar allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits, walked one, and struck out four, while Oberto allowed four hits and struck out two. Jose Betances threw a scoreless 8th but the wheels fell off for him in the 9th as he allowed three runs on three hits and walked one. Ronny Garcia walked two and allowed the winning run in the 10th; he failed to record an out.

Saturday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Jose Alvarez, C, DSL Astros: 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
Yefri Carrillo, OF, DSL Astros: 2-3, 3 R, SB (6)

Andrés Santana, OF, GCL Astros: 2-3, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R in game 1 of doubleheader; solo HR (1) in game 2 of doubleheader
Manny Ramirez, RHP, GCL Astros: W (1-1), 5 IP, BB, 5 K in game 1 of doubleheader
Jose Alberto Rivera, RHP, GCL Astros: 5 IP, H, BB, 6 K in game 2 of doubleheader

Corpus Christi Hooks pitchers, dba Corpus Christi Raspas
W 4-0 vs. Northwest Arkansas
9 IP, 6 H, BB, 9 K
Corbin Martin: W (6-1, 8-1 season), 5 IP, 4 H, 3 K
Framber Valdez: Save (1), 4 IP, 2 H, BB, 6 K

César Rosado, RHP, Quad Cities
6.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, career-high 12 K

This is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
Seth Beer, LF/1B/DH, Quad Cities
3-5, RBI, SB (1)

This is his mugshot on MiLB.com.
Luis Garcia, RHP, Tri-City
5 IP, H, BB, career-high 10 K

Alex Holderbach's and Jeremy Peña's photos are their mugshots on MiLB.com.
Alex Holderbach, C, César Salazar (not pictured), C, Tri-City
Holderbach: 3-4, RBI
Salazar: Game-tying RBI single in 9th
 Peña: 3-5, scored winning run on error following Salazar's RBI single in 9th

Brett Adcock, LHP, Buies Creek
5 IP, H, BB, 3 K

Brock Dykxhoorn, RHP, Fresno
W (3-1, 5-1 season), 5.2 IP, 3 H (solo HR allowed), ER, 7 K in game 2 of doubleheader

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