Astros Minor League Recap: May 15th

Astros Minor League Recap: May 15th, 2017

Another day of baseball in the books. See how the teams and prospects performed in their games last night.

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (15-23) lost 4-1 (BOX SCORE)

Coleman started last night for Fresno and started the game well tossing 3 scoreless innings but ended up allowing 4 runs over 5.2 innings. The offense struggled to get anything going and was being shutout until they got a run in the 9th on a Tucker sac fly. Comer and Thompson both had scoreless outings in relief.

Note: Comer has a 0.47 ERA with 22 K in 19 innings for Fresno.

  • Casey Coleman, RHP: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
  • Kevin Comer, LHP: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Ryan Thompson, RHP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (17-20) lost 4-0 (BOX SCORE)

Really rough night for the offense as they managed just 2 hits, a Ferguson double and a Stubbs single. Dykxhoorn got the start and allowed 4 runs on 10 hits in 5.2 innings. Ferrell tossed 2.1 scoreless innings with 3 strikeouts, very nice to see after his has struggled recently.

Note: After a slow start, Ferguson is now hitting .299 this season.

A+: Buies Creek Astros (23-15) won 4-2 (BOX SCORE)

Valdez got the start for Buies Creek last night and was phenomenal. He tossed 6 shutout innings allowing just 2 hits. The game was scoreless going into the 7th but Hermelyn broke the tie with a 2 run HR. Myrtle Beach tied the game with 2 in the bottom of the 7th but bounced right back with back to back RBI doubles from Martin and Straw to take a 4-2 lead. Garza tossed 2 scoreless innings to close it out.

Note: Valdez has a 2.56 ERA with 36 K in 31.2 innings this season.

  • Framber Valdez, LHP: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
  • Sabastian Kessar, LHP: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (WIN)
  • Ralph Garza, RHP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (SAVE)

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (17-18) won 7-1 (BOX SCORE)

LaRue was on the mound for the River Bandits yesterday and was fantastic again. He went 6 innings allowing just 1 unearned run with 7 strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 1.54. Robinson got QC on the board with a solo HR in the 4th inning, his 2nd of the season. Jones joined the party with a solo HR in the 5th to make it 2-0. Burlington got 1 run back but Quad Cities responded with two more runs on an error and an Alvarez sac fly. In the 7th, QC added 3 more runs on a Wrenn RBI double, in which he also scored on an error, and a sac fly by Almonte.

Note: Robinson is hitting .351 with 2 HR, 7 RBI over his last 10 games.

Today’s starters according to

FRE: David Martinez (6.67 ERA)

CC: Kyle Smith (4.03 ERA)

BC: Elieser Hernandez (5.46 ERA)

QC: Dustin Hunt (5.40 ERA)

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