Houston Astros Minor League Recap: July 31st

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: July 31st

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

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (58-49) lost 12-7 (BOX SCORE)

This game started great as Fresno jumped out to an early lead. They got on the board in the first on a Teoscar RBI single. In the 2nd Fontana added an RBI single to make it 2-0. Fresno would add 3 more in the 3rd on a Teoscar sac fly and a Moran 2 run HR. Reno then started to rally scoring 4 runs off of Valdez. Fresno would add to the lead in the 7th with a Moran RBI single and Stassi RBI double. Unfortunately, Reno got to Valdez again. Valdez ended up allowing 6 runs and was relieved by Guduan who gave up 4 runs. They would get another 2 off of Cotton to make the final score 12-7.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (63-44) lost 4-2 (BOX SCORE)

The Hooks have lost some offensive firepower with Bregman, Hernandez earning promotions. Last night they were only able to manage 2 runs. Sneed was on the mound for the Hooks and had a nice start after a couple of rough ones. He went 6.2 innings allowing 2 earned runs with 4 strikeouts. Corpus tied the game at 2 in the bottom of the 5th on a 2 run double from Garcia. The Hooks bullpen gave up 2 more runs and the offense was unable to get anything else going.

  • Cy Sneed, RHP: 6.2 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

A+: Lancaster Jethawks (59-47) lost 7-3 (BOX SCORE)

After dominating the Midwest League, Hernandez has had some trouble in his first two starts with Lancaster. Last night Hernandez allowed 4 runs in five innings but did have 6 strikeouts. It was a slow night for the offense only managing 5 hits. Ferguson connected on a 3 run HR in the 8th inning to make it 7-3 but the Jethawks were unable to put a rally together and lost for the first time in 6 games.

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (51-54) won 3-2 (BOX SCORE)

Quad Cities had a never quit attitude last night. Perez made his 2nd start for the River Bandits and pitched well allowing just 1 run over 5.2 innings with 7 strikeouts. Quad Cities entered the 8th inning down 1-0 but was able to tie the game on a Trompiz RBI double. In the bottom of the inning Beloit took the lead right back. With one out in the 9th, Wernes hit a game tying RBI double to send it to extras. In the top of the 11th Trompiz came through again, this time with an RBI single to give QC the lead. Garza pitched a perfect 9th, 10th, and 11th inning to close it.

A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (22-19) POSTPONED

ROOKIE: Greeneville Astros (20-18) lost 8-5 (BOX SCORE)

Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:

FRE: Edison Frias (9.00 ERA)

CC: Trent Thornton (3.00 ERA)

LAN: Joshua James (4.16 ERA)

QC: Franklin Perez (2.90 ERA)

TC: Dustin Hunt (5.89 ERA)

GV: TBD

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**Photo Credit: Richard Guill**

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  • Rick Hagedorn

    Why is it that a player like Ferguson does not get more playing time and more often than not, is in a DH role. He has good speed and is above average as an outfielder. After a slow mid season he seems to be seeing the ball well now. Diamond in the rough I believe.

    • Jimmy Price

      I’m with you. Ferguson has been very good this season. Unfortunately they are rotating outfielders with Boyd, Sewald, Ferguson, Martin and even guys like Mizell and Duarte getting some time out there.