Houston Astros Minor League Recap: June 24th

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: June 24th

Another night of Astros minor league play is in the books. See how the prospects performed last night.

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (36-37) won 2-1 (BOX SCORE)

Another good start for Rodgers. He went 7.1 innings allowing just 1 run and lowering his ERA to 2.83. The one run charged to Rodgers came after he exited the game. Fresno scored their only 2 runs in the first inning on an RBI single from Moran and a solo HR from Tucker, his 4th in AAA. Following Rodgers, Chapman recorded one out. Hoyt came on to get the final out of the 8th inning and toss a scoreless 9th to pick up his 18th save.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (49-25) lost 8-7 (BOX SCORE)

Tough loss for Corpus. They scored 4 in the 3rd inning with an RBI single from Vasquez, RBI double from Teoscar, and a HR from Fisher. They would add another in the 4th with a solo HR from Pena. Unfortunately, Yuhl got roughed up a bit giving up 4 runs over over 6 innings of work. Corpus extended their lead to 6-4 with an RBI single from Tanielu in the 7th. Peterson pitched bottom of the 7th and allowed 4 runs to score picking up the blown save. Gregor added a solo HR but it wasn’t enough.

A+: Lancaster Jethawks (35-36) lost 5-4 (BOX SCORE)

Lancaster had a lead but it slipped away late. Lancaster scored first with a run in the first inning. In the second they got another run on a Nunez RBI single. The Jethawks would get another 2 runs in the 4th on an RBI single from Boyd and RBI double from Stubbs. James got the start and allowed 3 earned runs over 6 innings. Comer allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, over the final 3 innings and Lake Elsinore walked away with a win.

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (31-40) lost 7-2 (BOX SCORE)

Offense was quiet last night for Quad Cities. They scored first with two runs in the 2nd inning thanks to a 2 run HR from Hermelyn, his 2nd HR of the season. Murphy got the start and gave up 6 earned runs over 4.2 innings. Quiala came on in relief and tossed 3 innings allowing just 1 run. Unfortunately, the River Bandits were unable to get anything else going.

A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (3-5) won 5-2 (BOX SCORE)

Adcock got the start and pitched well going 2.2 innings with no hits and 3 strikeouts. Tri-City got on the board in the second inning with an RBI single from Benedetti. They would score again on a Jones solo HR, his 2nd HR of the season. Vermon scored two in the 5th to tie the game but Tri-City would rally. DeGoti came through with an RBI single in the 7th to take the lead. They added two insurance runs in the 8th innings with an RBI double from Benedetti and an RBI single from Cesar. Nicely pitched the final 3 innings not allowing a run and striking out 3.

ROOKIE: Greeneville Astros (1-1) won 9-8 (BOX SCORE)

Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:

FRE: Mike Hauschild (3.18 ERA)

CC: Francis Martes (4.12 ERA)

LAN: Trent Thornton (4.27 ERA)

QC: Matt Bower (2.29 ERA)

TC: TBD

GV: Ricardo Castro (-.– ERA)

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**Photo Credit: Kiel Maddox/Fresno Grizzlies**

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