Astros Minor League Recap: May 11th, 2018
Another day of minor league baseball in the books. See the results below.
AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (21-15) lost 8-5 (BOX SCORE)
Fresno jumped out to a 4-1 lead when the picked up 4 runs in the 3rd on a Davis bases loaded walk and a Reed 2 run single. Paulino made his third outing of the season and while the results weren’t great (4 ER in 5 IP), the peripherals were solid (2 BB/8 K). The Fresno bullpen struggled with Thome giving up 4 runs. Garcia would add a sac fly for the Grizzlies in the 8th but it wasn’t enough as Fresno fell 8-5.
Note: Kemp is hitting .378 over his last 10 games.
- Tony Kemp, 2B: 2-for-5, R, SB
- Drew Ferguson, CF: 0-for-1, R, 3 BB
- J.D. Davis, 3B: 2-for-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB
- AJ Reed, 1B: 1-for-5, 2 RBI
- Tim Federowicz, C: 1-for-4, R, BB
- Alejandro Garcia, RF: 1-for-2, RBI, BB
- David Paulino, RHP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
- Andrew Thome, RHP: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
- Reymin Guduan, LHP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (18-16) lost 7-6 (BOX SCORE)
Wild back and forth game for the Hooks. They scored early getting 1 run in the first on a Benedetti RBI single and 3 runs in the 2nd on Wrenn 2 run double and Rojas RBI single. Framber Valdez got the start and struggled allowing 5 runs in 5 innings, though he did have 9 strikeouts. The Hooks would get 2 runs in the 6th on a De Goti RBI single and another on a wild pitch to take a 6-5 lead. Unfortunately, Midland rallied back getting 2 runs in the 8th and winning this one 7-6.
Note: Straw is hitting .353 with 21 BB/20 SO, 20 SB in 32 games this season.
- Myles Straw, CF: 3-for-5, R, 2B, SB
- Stephen Wrenn, RF: 1-for-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI, SB
- Josh Rojas, 2B: 1-for-4, RBI, BB, SB
- Nick Tanielu, 3B: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B
- Randy Cesar, DH: 1-for-3, R, BB
- Carmen Benedetti, LF: 1-for-5, RBI
- Jamie Ritchie, C: 1-for-4, R
- Alex De Goti, SS: 1-for-4, RBI
- Framber Valdez, LHP: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 9 K
- Justin Ferrell, RHP: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- Ralph Garza, RHP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
A+: Buies Creek Astros (21-14) lost 9-6 (BOX SCORE)
Hector Perez got the start and struggled early on allowing 4 runs in the first two innings. The offense battled back though getting 3 in the 3rd on a Matijevic RBI single and a Duarte 2 run double. They got two more in the 5th on a Toro single and McCormick sav fly to tie the game at 5. Valdez relieved Perez and allowed 3 runs in just 0.2 innings. Buies Creek got one back in the 9th on a Matijevic RBI triple but Sierra would strikeout with the bases loaded in the 9th as Buies Creek fell 9-6.
Note: Matijevic is hitting .432 over his last 10 games played.
- Ronnie Dawson, CF: 2-for-5, R
- Abraham Toro, 3B: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, BB
- J.J. Matijevic, DH: 3-for-5, R, 3B, 2 RBI
- Osvaldo Duarte, LF: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI
- Chas McCormick, RF: 0-for-3, RBI, BB
- Hector Perez, RHP: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
- Gabriel Valdez, RHP: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
- Carlos Sierra, RHP: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (19-14) won 8-1 (BOX SCORE)
Nice game for Quad Cities. Mushinski got the start and pitched well despite walking 5 batters. The offense was silent to start but broke out with 2 in the 6th on a Sierra RBI single and De La Cruz sac fly. They would get 2 more in the 7th on a Meyers 2 run double. The River Bandits added 4 more in the 8th on a Lacroix RBI single, Meyers RBI single and Arauz 2 run single. The bullpen was very good tossing 4 scoreless innings to close it out.
Note: Meyers is hitting .333 with 2 HR, 9 RBI over his last 10 games.
- Jake Meyers, CF: 3-for-4, R, 2 2B, 3 RBI, BB
- Jonathan Arauz, 2B: 1-for-4, R, 2 RBI, BB
- Miguelangel Sierra, SS: 1-for-5, RBI
- Bryan De La Cruz, RF: 0-for-2, R, RBI, BB, SB
- Ruben Castro, C: 1-for-2, R, 2 BB
- Cody Bohanek, 3B: 0-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB
- Jonathan Lacroix, LF: 1-for-3, R, RBI, BB
- Corey Julks, DH: 1-for-4, R
- Parker Mushinski, LHP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 6 K
- Dariel Aquino, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K (WIN)
- Enoli Paredes, RHP: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (SAVE)
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
FRE: Trent Thornton (3.81 ERA)
CC: Brock Dykxhoorn (1.71 ERA)
BC: Carson LaRue (3.12 ERA)
QC: Patrick Sandoval (4.85 ERA)
**Photo Credit: Tammy Tucker**