Astros Minor League Recap: April 22nd, 2017
Another day of baseball in the books. See how the teams and prospects performed in their games last night.
AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (8-9) lost 6-5 (BOX SCORE)
Rough night on the farm as all four teams lost. Fresno got off to a nice start with a Tucker 2 run double in the first inning. Martes was on the mound but struggled again with his control. He allowed 3 run over his 3 innings of work with 3 BB/2 K. He now has 12 BB/12 K in 12.1 AAA innings. Hernandez added an RBI single in the 3rd to bring Fresno within a run. The Grizzlies took the lead in the bottom of the 6th on a Fisher 2 run HR. Thompson was unable to hold the lead though as he allowed 2 runs in the 7th. Fresno’s offense was unable to respond as they fell 6-5.
Note: Tucker is hitting .364 with 13 RBI in 15 games.
- Tony Kemp, 2B: 0-for-4, R
- Teoscar Hernandez, RF: 2-for-4, 3B, RBI
- Derek Fisher, CF: 1-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Preston Tucker, LF: 2-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI
- Tyler White, 3B: 0-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB
- Francis Martes, RHP: 3.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
- Kevin Comer, RHP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Ryan Thompson, RHP: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
- Dayan Diaz, RHP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (10-5) lost 5-3 (BOX SCORE)
One big inning led to this loss for the Hooks. Dykxhoorn got the start and allowed four runs in the 1st inning. He went 3 more innings without allowing another run. Corpus got 1 back in the 2nd inning on a Woodward RBI single. Hyde added a solo HR in the 5th and Nunez singled and scored on a wild pitch in the 8th to make it 4-3. Sneed pitched the last four innings allowing just 1 run but the offense was unable to get anything going in the 9th.
Note: Laureano is hitting .300 during his current 10 game hit streak.
- Ramon Laureano, RF: 1-for-4
- Trent Woodward, C: 1-for-4, RBI
- Alejandro Garcia, LF: 0-for-4, R
- Mott Hyde, 2B: 1-for-4, R, HR, RBI
- Antonio Nunez, SS: 1-for-3, R
- Brock Dykxhoorn, RHP: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
- Cy Sneed, RHP: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
A+: Buies Creek Astros (12-5) lost 6-2 (BOX SCORE)
Bostick got the start last night and had his worst outing of the season. He allowed 4 runs in 4.2 innings, the first runs he has allowed all season. Buies Creek got on the board in the 4th inning on a Sierra RBI single. They would get another run in the 7th on an RBI single from Straw. Unfortunately, that is all the offense they would get. Hernandez pitched 2.1 innings in relief and allowed 2 runs. Garza struck out the side in the 8th but the offense couldn’t get anything else going.
Note: Straw is hitting .333 this season with 12 RBI and 8 BB/7 SO in 15 games.
- Jason Martin, LF: 1-for-4, 2B
- Myles Straw, RF: 2-for-4, RBI
- Kyle Tucker, CF: 1-for-4
- Ryne Birk, 2B: 1-for-4, R
- Anthony Hermelyn, DH: 1-for-4
- Anibal Sierra, SS: 2-for-4, R, RBI
- Arturo Michelena, 3B: 1-for-3, BB
- Akeem Bostick, RHP: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- Nick Hernandez, RHP: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- Ralph Garza, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (9-7) lost 6-1 (BOX SCORE)
Paredes got the start for the River Bandits yesterday. He started well but allowed 2 runs in the 4th inning and ended up allowing 2 runs in his 4.2 innings of work. He was relieved by Saldana who allowed 4 runs in just 3 innings. Quad Cities got their 1 run early on a Johnson RBI single. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to get anything else going and fell 6-1.
Note: Almonte is hitting .350 with 3 HR, 8 RBI in 7 games this season.
- Rodrigo Ayarza, 3B: 1-for-4, R
- Alex DeGoti, SS: 0-for-2, 2 BB
- Chuckie Robinson, C: 1-for-4
- Ronnie Dawson, RF: 1-for-4, 2B
- Spencer Johnson, DH: 1-for-4, RBI
- Marcos Almonte, CF: 2-for-4, 2B
- Enoli Paredes, RHP: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
- Abdiel Saldana, RHP: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- Reggie Johnson, RHP: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
FRE: David Martinez (8.71 ERA)
CC: Trent Thornton (5.25 ERA)
BC: Elieser Hernandez (8.71 ERA)
QC: Jorge Alcala (1.86 ERA)
**Photo Credit: Kiel Maddox/Fresno Grizzlies**