Astros Minor League Recap: June 7th, 2018
Another day of minor league baseball in the books. See the results below.
AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (36-24) won 6-2 (BOX SCORE)
Sneed had been pitching well recently and he was very good again last night going 6 scoreless innings while striking out 8. The Grizzlies got on the board in the second on a Kemmer RBI single and Davis scoring on a wild pitch. They put up 2 more runs in the 3rd on sac flies from White and Reed. In the 7th, White connected on a 2 run HR for a couple more insurance runs. The bullpen allowed a couple runs but were able to close it out.
Note: Sneed last 5 starts – 1.36 ERA, 33.0 IP, 27 H, 5 BB, 30 K
- Drew Ferguson, RF: 1-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB, SB
- Kyle Tucker, LF: 2-for-4, R, 2B, SB
- Tyler White, 2B: 1-for-3, R, HR, 3 RBI
- AJ Reed, 1B: 1-for-2, R, RBI, BB
- J.D. Davis, 3B: 1-for-3, R, BB
- Jon Kemmer, DH: 1-for-4, RBI, SB
- Cy Sneed, RHP: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K (WIN)
- Reymin Guduan, LHP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Ralph Garza, RHP: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
- Buddy Boshers, LHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (SAVE)
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (35-24) lost 2-1 (BOX SCORE)
Valdez got the start and turned in a quality outing allowing 2 runs over 6 innings with 6 strikeouts. The Hooks offense really struggled though scoring just 1 run on a McCormick sac fly in the 4th. The bullpen didn’t allow a run but the offense was unable to score again.
Note: Cesar is on a 28 game hitting streak in which he is hitting .391 with 7 HR, 25 RBI.
- Stephen Wrenn, DH: 1-for-4, R
- Taylor Jones, LF: 2-for-4
- Randy Cesar, 1B: 2-for-4
- Chas McCormick, RF: 0-for-2, RBI
- Framber Valdez, LHP: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
- Alex Winkelman, LHP: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
- Riley Ferrell, RHP: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
A+: Buies Creek Astros (32-27) lost 4-2 (BOX SCORE)
Ivey made his second appearance for Buies Creek and went 4 innings allowing 2 runs. Toro tied the game in the 4th inning with a 2 run HR, his 9th of the season. Balaguer relieved Ivey and allowed 2 runs in just 0.2 innings. Saldana went 4.1 scoreless innings to finish the game but the offense wasn’t able to score anymore runs.
Note: Toro has 16 2B, 9 HR, 42 RBI in 59 games this season.
- J.J. Matijevic, LF: 0-for-3, R, BB
- Abraham Toro, 3B: 3-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
- Ronnie Dawson, CF: 0-for-3, BB, SB
- Troy Sieber, 1B: 1-for-3, 2B
- Tyler Ivey, RHP: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- Jesus Balaguer, RHP: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
- Abdiel Saldana, RHP: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (32-28) lost 1-0 (BOX SCORE)
Another rough offense performance in the system last night. The Quad Cities offense has just 4 hits on the night and were unable to push across a run. Javier started the game and pitched well allowing just 1 run over his 6 innings of work but had no help from the offense.
Note: Javier has a 1.82 ERA with 80 K in 49.1 innings this season.
- Jake Meyers, CF: 1-for-3
- Corey Julks, LF: 0-for-2, 2 BB
- Colton Shaver, 1B: 1-for-3, BB
- Michael Papierski, C: 1-for-4, 2B
- Cristian Javier, RHP: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
- Humberto Castellanos, RHP: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
FRE: Mike Hauschild (4.68 ERA)
CC: Forrest Whitley (-.– ERA)
QC: Parker Mushinski (1.90 ERA)
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