Astros Minor League Recap: June 1st

Astros Minor League Recap: June 1st, 2017

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

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (24-30) won 12-9 (BOX SCORE)

Martes got the start last night but he got roughed up early allowing 7 runs, 4 earned, in 2.2 innings. His ERA sits at 5.29 this season. Fresno got on the board in the first inning when Fisher doubled and scored on a Hernandez RBI single. At one point, Fresno was down 7-1 but the offense would go to work. They got 1 run back in the 3rd on a Kemp RBI groundout. They got 2 more in the 4th on a Centeno RBI single and a run scoring on a wild pitch.

The offense went to work big time in the 5th scoring 6 runs on a Tucker RBI single, Reed 2 run single, and a 3 run HR from Centeno. Fisher continued his hot hitting in the 6th with a 2 run HR, his 4th consecutive game with a homer. He is hitting .338 with 15 2B, 14 HR this season. McCurry tossed 2.2 scoreless innings in relief and Diaz pitched 1.1 scoreless innings to close it out.

Note: Centeno is hitting .389 in 26 AAA games.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (27-26) won 5-4 (BOX SCORE)

Sneed was on the mound for the Hooks last night and he was great the first 5 innings as he didn’t allow a run. He ran into some trouble in the 5th giving up 4 runs, though just 1 of the runs were earned. The Hooks got on the board in the 5th inning on a Laureano 2 run HR, his 3rd HR of the season. They played add on in the 6th with a Nunez 2 run single and a Ferguson RBI single.

The bullpen was solid with Thompson tossing 1.2 scoreless innings and Thome closing it out going the final 2 innings without allowing a run. Davis added a sac fly in the 9th for a little added insurance. Ferguson and Laureano both had multi-hit games, which is great to see from Laureano who has struggled to this point.

Note: Ferguson is hitting .424 over his last 10 games.

  • Cy Sneed, RHP: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (WIN)
  • Ryan Thompson, RHP: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Andrew Thome, RHP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (SAVE)

A+: Buies Creek Astros (30-24) lost 6-3 (BOX SCORE)

Alcala got the start last night and pitched well early allowing just 1 run in the first 5 innings. He ran into some trouble in the 6th though giving up 3 runs while retiring just two batters in the inning. He struggled with his command walking 5 in the 5.2 innings. Buies Creek did jump out to an early 1-0 lead in the 1st when Wrenn scored on a wild pitch. After falling behind 4-1, Buies Creek rallied for 2 runs on a 2 run double from Ayarza. Carolina added 2 more runs in the 7th and the offense couldn’t get anything else going as they fell 6-3. Hernandez has another solid relief outing striking out 3 in the 9th.

Note: Rogers is hitting .354 with 3 HR, 10 RBI in 14 High-A games.

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (26-26) lost 11-1 (BOX SCORE)

Really rough game for Quad Cities last night. Hunt got the start but last just 3 innings giving up 3 runs. He was relieved by Pinales who allowed 5 runs retiring just 1 batter. LaRue came in after him and allowed 3 runs in 3.1 innings, though he did have 4 strikeouts. Quad Cities lone run came in the 7th inning on a Henderson RBI single. The offense managed just 5 hits, with one of them being a double from Alvarez.

Note: LaRue has a 2.13 ERA in 50.2 innings this season.

Today’s starters according to

FRE: Casey Coleman (6.67 ERA)

CC: Brock Dykxhoorn (6.44 ERA)

BC: Yoanys Quiala (3.15 ERA)

QC: Gabriel Valdez (3.60 ERA)

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