Astros Minor League Recap: April 14th, 2018
Another day of minor league baseball in the books. See the results below.
Armenteros got the start for Fresno last night and was very good. He went 7 innings allowing just 1 run while picking up 8 strikeouts. White got the Grizzlies on the board in the 4th on a sac fly to make it 1-1. The game would stay tied at 1 until the bottom of the 8th. In the 8th, Fresno got a go ahead RBI double from Tucker and a 2 run HR from White to make it 4-1. Thome closed out the game with two scoreless innings.
Note: White is hitting .378/1.157 with 3 HR, 9 RBI in 10 games this season.
- Tony Kemp, CF: 1-for-2, R, 2 BB, SB
- Drew Ferguson, RF: 1-for-4, R
- Kyle Tucker, LF: 2-for-4, R, 2 2B, RBI
- Tyler White, 2B: 2-for-3, R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
- Rogelio Armenteros, RHP: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
- Andrew Thome, RHP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (WIN)
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (4-5) lost 11-6 (BOX SCORE)
Rough day for the Corpus Christi pitches last night. Quiala started the game and allowed 4 runs in 4.1 innings. He was relieved by Pinales who failed to record an out and was charged with 3 earned runs. Bostick relieved Pinales and allowed 4 earned runs himself in 3.2 innings. The Hooks first got on the board in the 3rd on De Goti and Tanielu RBI singles. They would pick up two more in the 6th on a Tanielu RBI double, Michelena RBI single and two more in the 7th on a Cesar 2 run double. Unfortunately, the initial deficit was too much to overcome.
Note: Straw has a .500 OBP and 8 SB in 9 games this season.
- Myles Straw, CF: 1-for-5, R, SB
- Alex De Goti, SS: 1-for-3, R, RBI, 2 BB, SB
- Carmen Benedetti, RF: 0-for-4, R, BB
- Yordan Alvarez, LF: 1-for-4, R, BB
- Nick Tanielu, 2B: 3-for-5, R, 2B, RBI
- Randy Cesar, 1B: 2-for-4, R, 2 2B, 3 RBI
- Arturo Michelena, 3B: 1-for-4, RBI
- Yoanys Quiala, RHP: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- Erasmo Pinales, RHP: 0.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
- Akeem Bostick, RHP: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
- Riley Ferrell, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
A+: Buies Creek Astros (5-5) won 5-0 (BOX SCORE)
A combined one hitter for Buies Creek, though it wasn’t exactly clean. Adcock got the start and while he allowed just 1 hit in 4.1 innings, he walked five batters. Sieber got the Astros on the board in the 2nd with a 2 run HR, his first HR of the season. In the bottom of the 5th, Toro connected on a solo HR, his first of the year. Sieber added some more insurance in the 8th with a 2 run double to make it 5-0. Balaguer relieved Adcock and tossed 3.2 no-hit innings. Ferrell closed it out with a perfect 9th inning to seal the win.
Note: Rojas has a .405 OBP and 5 SB in 10 games this season.
- Ronnie Dawson, CF: 1-for-3, BB
- Abraham Toro, 3B: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, BB
- Chas McCormick, RF: 0-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB
- Troy Sieber, 1B: 2-for-3, R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, BB
- Brett Adcock, RHP: 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
- Jesus Balaguer, RHP: 3.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (WIN)
- Justin Ferrell, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (2-5) POSTPONED
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
FRE: Kent Emanuel (1.80 ERA)
CC: Alex Winkelman (2.45 ERA)
BC: Corbin Martin (0.00 ERA)
QC: Cristian Javier (0.00 ERA)
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