Astros Minor League Recap: June 18th

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Astros Minor League Recap: June 18th, 2017

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

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (34-36) lost 11-5 (BOX SCORE)

Just one of those days for the pitching staff. Together they allowed 18 hits, 5 walks, and 11 runs. Fresno actually had a 2-0 lead on a Centeno 2 run double but it wouldn’t last long. Tucker had a 2 run single in the 7th to give Fresno five runs but it wasn’t near enough as every pitcher for Fresno allowed at least 1 run.

Note: Kemmer is hitting .400 with 3 HR, 8 RBI over his last 10 games.


AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (33-36) lost 2-1 (BOX SCORE

Rough night for the Corpus offense. While they got 6 hits and drew 6 walks, they scored just 1 run. That run came in the 6th on a Martin RBI single. Dykxhoorn got the start and was solid allowing 2 runs over 5 innings. Armenteros relieved Dykxhoorn and was great tossing 4 perfect innings with 3 strikeouts. This lowered his season ERA to 1.64. The Hooks tried to rally in the 9th but Ferguson struck out with the bases loaded to end it.

Note: Martin is hitting .370 in 14 AA games.


A+: Buies Creek Astros (37-33) won 5-4 (BOX SCORE)

Nice win for Buies Creek. Hartman got the start and allowing only 1 run but last just 3 innings. He was relieved by Adcock who tossed 2 innings allowing 3 runs, 1 earned. Buies Creek saw themselves in a 4-0 hole but would battle back. In the 5th, Cesar doubled and later scored on an Ayarza groundout. In the 6th, Rogers had an RBI groundout to make it 4-2.

Buies Creek went into the 8th down 4-2 but rallied for 2 runs on a Rogers RBI single and a 2 out RBI single from Cesar to tie it at 4. Winston-Salem was held scoreless for the final 5 innings by Ferrell, Hernandez, and Garza. In the bottom of the 10th with DeGoti on 2nd, Rogers reached on an error allowing DeGoti to come around and score for the walk-off win.

Note: Hernandez hasn’t allowed a run since April 22nd (15 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 6 BB, 21 K)


A: Quad Cities River Bandits (37-31) won 5-3 (BOX SCORE)

Another close game for Quad Cities. Alvarez got the River Bandits on the board in the 3rd inning on a 2 run HR, his 9th of the season and 4th in the last 6 games. Blanco was on the mound and allowed 2 runs over 5 innings. Quad Cities entered the 8th inning down 3-2 but got 2 runs to take the lead with 2 runs scoring on force outs. They got 1 more in the 9th when Cameron singled and came around to score on a wild pitch. Hill pitched a scoreless 9th to get the save.

Note: Alvarez has 4 HR, 13 RBI over his last 10 games.


Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:

FRE: David Martinez (5.05 ERA)

CC: Yoanys Quiala (-.– ERA)

BC: OFF

QC: OFF

TC: TBD

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**Photo Credit: Tammy Tucker**

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