Houston Astros Minor League Recap: August 17th

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Houston Astros Minor League Recap: August 17th

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

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (65-58) lost 4-3 (BOX SCORE)

Fresno drops their 5th straight game and stays 5 games behind Tacoma. Rodgers was on the mound for Fresno but he only lasted 4 innings after being hit by a comebacker. He allowed 2 runs in his 4 innings. Fresno jumped out a 1-0 lead with Moran singling and coming around to score on a Singleton groundout. Omaha took a 3-1 lead into the 9th and added an insurance run which was very important. In the bottom of the 9th Fresno was able to rally for 2 runs on a Heineman RBI double and Garcia RBI groundout but that is all they would get as the comeback came up short.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (72-50) lost 11-6 (BOX SCORE)

This game got out of hand early for the Hooks. Corpus scored first on a Davis sac fly in the 1st inning but NW Arkansas responded with 4 runs in the bottom of the inning. In the top of the 2nd Gregor chipped away at the lead with a solo HR, but once again, NW Arkansas put up 4 more runs. All 8 runs in the first two innings were charged to Emanuel. Laureano connected on a solo HR in the 3rd inning, his 4th HR in AA, to make it 8-3. Corpus continued to battle getting a Ramsay RBI groundout in the 8th and sac flies from Stubbs and Tanielu in the 9th, but it wasn’t enough as they fell 11-6.

A+: Lancaster Jethawks (68-53) POSTPONED

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (57-64) lost 4-3 (BOX SCORE)

Tough loss late for Quad Cities. All 3 runs they scored came in a 3 run 2nd inning. In that inning they got a run when Wrenn stole home and bases loaded walks to Trompiz and Michelena. Bower got the start and was rolling along befoe giving up 2 runs in the 6th. He finished going 5.2 innings allowing 2 runs with 9 strikeouts. The score would stay 3-2 until the bottom of the 9th. Back to back errors in the 9th opened the doors and Clinton was able to score 2 runs and walk it off.

A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (31-26) won 6-4 (BOX SCORE)

ROOKIE: Greeneville Astros (27-26) OFF

Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:

FRE: Cesar Valdez (3.40 ERA)

CC: Cy Sneed (4.73 ERA)

LAN: TBD

QC: Framber Valdez (3.57 ERA)

TC: Kevin Hill (4.13 ERA)

GV: Forrest Whitley (0.00 ERA)

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**Photo Credit: Jayne Hansen**

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