Houston Astros Minor League Recap: July 16th

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Houston Astros Minor League Recap: July16th

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

Houston Astros 2017 AL Champs

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (47-44) lost 5-1 (BOX SCORE)

Fresno ran into a tough starter last night. Hauschild has been great this season but New Orleans got to him a bit last night. He gave up 8 hits and 4 runs, 3 earned, over his 6 innings of work. Fresno was scoreless until the 7th inning when Teoscar Hernandez hit a solo HR, his 3rd HR in AAA. They only managed three other hits on the night, and all were singles. On a positive note, Fields struck out 2 in a scoreless 8th inning.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (58-34) lost 5-4 (BOX SCORE)

Bullpen can’t hold the lead late for the Hooks. Frias got the start and was very good giving up just 1 run over 6 innings of work. Corpus got on the board in the 3rd inning with a 2 run double from Fontana. Tanielu would add to their lead in the 6th with an RBI single. Corpus entered the 8th up 3-1 but Minnis and West gave up 4 runs to lose the lead. Corpus was able to get 1 run to make it closer but came up just short in the 5-4 loss.

A+: Lancaster Jethawks (51-42) won 7-4 (BOX SCORE)

Lancaster rallied in the 9th for the win. Bostick got the start in this one and was very good once again. He went 6 innings allowing 2 runs, 0 earned, with 4 strikeouts. Lancaster got on the board early with a Boyd triple and a Sewald sac fly in the first. Martin added an RBI single in the 4th and Ferguson added a sac fly in the 5th. Lancaster entered the 8th up 3-2 but Rancho Cucamonga was able to rally for 2 runs to take the lead. In the top of the 9th with two outs, Laureano hit a 2 run pinch hit double to take the lead. They got two more runs on a Nunez RBI single and Ferguson RBI double. Dorris pitched a scoreless bottom of the 9th to pick up the save.

  • Bobby Boyd, LF: 1-for-5, R, 3B, 2 RBI
  • Johnny Sewald, DH: 1-for-3, 3B, RBI
  • Ramon Laureano, PH: 1-for-1, R, 2B, 2 RBI, SB
  • Jason Martin, RF: 1-for-3, RBI, BB, SB
  • Keach Ballard, SS: 1-for-3, R, 2B
  • Antonio Nunez, PH: 1-for-1, R, RBI
  • Drew Ferguson, CF: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI
  • Akeem Bostick, RHP: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
  • Ryan Deemes, RHP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (WIN)
  • Jacob Dorris, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (SAVE)

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (44-49)

GAME 1 – lost 2-1 (BOX SCORE)

Solid game on the pitching side but the bats couldn’t get going. Elieser Hernandez started game 1 and went 5 innings allowing 1 run with 5 strikeouts. Quad Cities tied the game in the 5th on a Straw RBI single. The game would stay tied at 1 until the bottom of the 8th when Lake County won it on a walk-off.

  • Myles Straw, LF: 1-for-3, RBI, BB, SB
  • Kyle Tucker, CF: 1-for-3, SB
  • Connor Goedert, 3B: 1-for-1, R, BB
  • Elieser Hernandez, RHP: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
  • Adam Whitt, RHP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

GAME 2 – won 2-0 (BOX SCORE)

Well pitched game for Quad Cities. Jose Hernandez got the start and was flat out dominant striking out 13 over 6 scoreless innings. Quad Cities got on the board in the 3rd inning on a single by Duarte and a sac fly from Tucker. Schmidt picked up the save with a scoreless 7th inning.

  • Myles Straw, RF: 1-for-4, R
  • Osvaldo Duarte, CF: 2-for-2, R, 2B
  • Kyle Tucker, LF: 0-for-2, RBI
  • Dexture McCall, 1B: 1-for-3, 2B
  • Bobby Wernes, 3B: 1-for-2, BB
  • Jose Hernandez, RHP: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 13 K (WIN)
  • David Schmidt, RHP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K (SAVE)

A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (15-14) lost 4-3 (BOX SCORE

Tough loss losing this one in the 9th. Hartman got the start and pitched well allowing just 1 run over 4 innings of work. Robinson got the scoring started for Tri-City with an RBI double in the 2nd inning. DeGoti followed with an RBI single to give the ValleyCats a 2-1 lead. DeGoti later added a sac fly to extend the lead to 3-1. The game stayed 3-1 until the 9th when, unfortunately, Stutzman got roughed up for 3 runs and Tri-City lost 4-3.

ROOKIE: Greeneville Astros (12-11) won 7-5 (BOX SCORE)

Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:

FRE: Brad Peacock (4.73 ERA)

CC: Keegan Yuhl (2.55 ERA)

LAN: Brock Dykxhoorn (4.84 ERA)

QC: TBD

TC: Erasmo Pinales (3.45 ERA)

GV: Salvador Montano (1.80 ERA)

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

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