Astros Minor League Recap: August 5th, 2018
Another day of minor league baseball in the books. See the results below.
AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (64-49) lost 6-5 (BOX SCORE)
James started for Fresno and was solid turning in a quality start as he allowed 3 runs over 6 innings with 7 strikeouts. The offense jumped out to an early lead scoring one in the first on a Reed RBI single. They picked up 2 runs in the 3rd on a Ritchie 2 run double. Reed added a 2 run double in the 4th to make it 5-0. Deetz relieved James and Memphis to tie it with 2 in the 8th. The game would go to extras and Memphis won it on a walk-off RBI single off of McCurry.
Note: James has 42 BB/154 K in 99 innings this season.
- Myles Straw, CF: 2-for-6, 2 R, 2 SB
- Taylor Jones, 1B: 1-for-4, R, BB
- AJ Reed, DH: 3-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI
- Jack Mayfield, 2B: 1-for-4, R, 2B, BB
- Yordan Alvarez, LF: 0-for-4, R, BB
- Nick Tanielu, 3B: 2-for-4
- Jamie Ritchie, C: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI
- Alex De Goti, SS: 1-for-5, 2B
- Josh James, RHP: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
- Dean Deetz, RHP: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
- Brendan McCurry, RHP: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (68-45) lost 6-1 (BOX SCORE)
Martin started for the Hooks but struggled a bit allowing 5 runs over 6 innings. The offense had 8 hits but managed just 1 run on a Wrenn sac fly in the 2nd inning. Pinales and Blanco had scoreless outings in relief but the offense was unable to score anything else.
Note: Correa is hitting .300 in 3 rehab games.
- Carlos Correa, DH: 2-for-4, 2B
- Randy Cesar, 3B: 2-for-4
- Josh Rojas, 1B: 1-for-4, R
- Stephen Wrenn, RF: 0-for-2, RBI, BB
- Anibal Sierra, SS: 1-for-4, 2B
- Corbin Martin, RHP: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
- Ronel Blanco, RHP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
- Erasmo Pinales, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
A+: Buies Creek Astros (63-49) won 17-2 (BOX SCORE)
Buies Creek offense exploded in this one. They scored 6 runs in the first inning on a Meyers solo HR, De La Cruz 2 run single, Adams RBI single, Arauz RBI double and another run scoring on an error. They picked up one in the 2nd on a Robinson RBI triple and then put the game out of reach with 4 in the 3rd on an Arauz RBI triple and Julks 3 run double. LaRue started for Buies Creek and had a good outing tossing 5 scoreless innings. The offense wasn’t done though as they would pick 6 more in the 8th on a Bohanek 2 run double and a Matijevic grand slam, his 15th HR of the season. The bullpen gave up a couple of runs but the offense did more than enough to win it.
Note: Robinson is hitting .395 with 3 HR, 13 RBI over his last 10 games.
- Jake Meyers, CF: 1-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI, 2 BB
- J.J. Matijevic, DH: 1-for-4, 3 R, HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB
- Osvaldo Duarte, 3B: 3-for-5, 2 R, BB
- Bryan De La Cruz, RF: 1-for-1, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, SB
- Corey Julks, RF: 1-for-2, R, 2B, 3 RBI, BB
- Chuckie Robinson, C: 4-for-5, 2 R, 2B, 3B, RBI, SB
- Jake Adams, 1B: 1-for-5, R, RBI, SB
- Cody Bohanek, 2B: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI
- Jonathan Arauz, SS: 3-for-5, R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI
- Carson LaRue, RHP: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (WIN)
- Abdiel Saldana, RHP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Yohan Ramirez, RHP: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (63-49) lost 8-7 (BOX SCORE)
Rodriguez started for the River Bandits and was solid allowing 2 runs over 5.1 innings. Quad Cities picked up a run in the first on an Angarita sac fly. They got another in the 2nd on a Costes RBI single. In the 4th the offense scored 3 runs on a Taylor RBI single and 2 runs scoring on wild pitches. Paulino relieved Rodriguez but really struggled allowing 5 runs over 1.1 innings. Quad Cities went into the 9th down 8-5 but rallied with a Shaver 2 run HR making it 8-7. Unfortunately, they were unable to push across another run and lost by that score.
Note: Castros is hitting .351 with 7 RBI over his last 10 games.
- Marty Costes, LF: 1-for-4, 2 R, RBI
- Ruben Castro, DH: 2-for-5, R
- Colton Shaver, 3B: 2-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Chandler Taylor, RF: 1-for-4, RBI, BB
- Logan Mattix, CF: 1-for-3, 2 R, BB, SB
- Leovanny Rodriguez, RHP: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
- Hansel Paulino, RHP: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
- Tanner Duncan, RHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (26-22) lost 6-2 (BOX SCORE)
- Enmanuel Valdez, 3B: 1-for-4, RBI
- Carlos Machado, LF: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI
- Michael Wielansky, DH: 1-for-3, R, 2B
- Ramiro Rodriguez, CF: 1-for-3, R
- Brett Daniels, RHP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
- Shawn Dubin, RHP: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
- Luis De Paula, RHP: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 2 K
- Jacob Billingsley, RHP: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
FRE: Kent Emanuel (5.20 ERA)
QC: Edgardo Sandoval (2.57 ERA)
**Photo Credit: Joe Dwyer**