Astros Minor League Recap: June 27th

Astros Minor League Recap: June 27th, 2017

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

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (40-38) won 6-3 (BOX SCORE)

Morton made his 2nd rehab start and pitched well tossing 4 scoreless innings on just 47 pitches (29 strikes). Fresno jumped out to an early lead on a 3 run HR from Fisher in the first, his 17th HR of the season (in AAA). Fresno would play add on getting a Brignac RBI triple in the 4th, White solo HR in the 5th, and Tucker RBI single in the 6th. Smith relieved Morton and allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 4 innings. Perez pitched a perfect 9th to pick up the save.

Note: Kemp is hitting .487 over his last 10 games


AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (38-38) OFF


A+: Buies Creek Astros (39-37) lost 6-5 (BOX SCORE)

Bower got the start and allowed 2 runs over 2.2 innings with 3 BB/2 K. Buies Creek would tie the game at 2 in the 3rd on a DeGoti solo HR and a Straw triple when he scored on a balk. Buies Creek entered the 8th down 5-2 but got 1 run back on a Straw RBI single. Down 2 runs in the 9th inning, Wrenn tied the game on a 2 run HR. The game would stay tied at 5 until the 15th, mainly due to Hernandez who tossed 4 perfect innings with 7 strikeouts. Unfortunately, Carolina took the lead in the 15th off of Kessay and Buies Creek was unable to respond.

Note: Hernandez since April 22nd – 21 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 6 BB, 32 K


A: Quad Cities River Bandits (41-33) won 6-5 (BOX SCORE)

Quad Cities opened quick getting 1 run in the first inning on a Franco RBI single. They fell behind 3-1 but battled back getting 1 run in the 4th on a Dawson solo HR and 3 more runs in the 5th on a Dawson RBI single and 2 more runs scoring on an error. Valdez started and allowed 5 runs over 6 innings but Pinales tossed 3 scoreless innings to close it.

Note: Franco is hitting .333 over his last 10 games.


A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (3-4) OFF


Rookie: Greeneville Astros (3-2) won 4-2 (BOX SCORE)


Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:

FRE: Trent Thornton (5.68 ERA)

CC: OFF

BC: Framber Valdez (3.04 ERA)

QC: Forrest Whitley (3.29 ERA)

TC: TBD

GV: Tim Hardy (0.00 ERA)

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