Houston Astros Minor League Recap: August 7th

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: August 7th

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

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (64-51) won 3-1 (BOX SCORE)

Fresno won this one in extras. Hauschild started for the Grizzlies last night and had another great start. He went 6.2 shutout innings allowing just 4 hits with 5 strikeouts lowering his season ERA to 2.96. Fresno got on the board first when Kemmer and Worth pulled off a double steal, which included Kemmer stealing home. The game stayed 1-0 until the 9th inning but El Paso was able to tie it off Jankowski. It didn’t take long for Fresno to retake the lead as Moran crushed a 2 run HR in the 10th inning. Gustave tossed a scoreless 10th to pick up the save.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (68-46) won 3-1 (BOX SCORE)

Martes got the start for the Hooks last night and dominated again. He went 7 innings allowing 1 run with 7 strikeouts. This was his third dominant outing in a row and could be pushing for a callup to AAA. Corpus got the scoring started with a McDonald RBI double in the 2nd inning. McDonald added an RBI single in the 4th to extend the lead to 2-0. Nunez capped off the scoring for the Hooks with an RBI single in the 7th. Dorris made his AA debut and tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the save.

  • Francis Martes, RHP: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K (WIN)
  • Jacob Dorris, RHP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (SAVE)

A+: Lancaster Jethawks (63-50) lost 12-10 (BOX SCORE)

This was definitely a shootout in the desert last night. Lancaster got on the board first with a Gurriel RBI double in the first inning. Modesto responded by putting up 5 in the 2nd inning and 4 in the 4th inning. Dykxhoorn started for the Jethawks and gave up 10 runs over 5 innings. Lancaster entered the 6th inning down 10-1 but rallied for 6 runs on a Martin sac fly, Duarte RBI walk, and a Gurriel grand slam. Modesto responded with two of their own in the 7th but the Jethawks came right back with a 2 run HR from Martin, his 18th of the season. Lancaster would make it closer on a solo HR from Duarte to bring the game to 12-10. Unfortunately, the offense couldn’t get anything else going and lost by this score. NOTE: This should be Gurriel’s last game with Lancaster and will be joining Corpus on Tuesday.

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (54-58) won 2-1 (BOX SCORE)

The Abreu/Perez duo pitched in this one and they did great. Abreu went 5 innings allowing just 1 run with 6 strikeouts. He was relieved by Perez who tossed 4 scoreless innings with 4 strikeouts. Quad Cities tied the game at 1 in the 6th inning on an RBI single from Cesar. The game stayed tied at 1 until the 10th inning when Tucker came through with a walk-off RBI single to win it.

A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (28-21) won 18-4 (BOX SCORE)

  • Kevin Hill, RHP: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Ryan Hartman, LHP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K (WIN)
  • Tyler Britton, RHP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (SAVE)

ROOKIE: Greeneville Astros (24-20) lost 8-7 (BOX SCORE)

Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:

FRE: Brad Peacock (4.13 ERA)

CC: OFF

LAN: OFF

QC: Yoanys Quiala (4.31 ERA)

TC: Austin Nicely (5.13 ERA)

GV: Jorge Alcala (0.00 ERA)

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