Astros Minor League Recap: August 8th, 2018
Another day of minor league baseball in the books. See the results below.
AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (66-49) OFF
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (70-45) won 3-2 (BOX SCORE)
Dykxhoorn started for the Hooks but only lasted 4.2 innings, though he allowed just 1 run. The Hooks got on the board in the first inning on a Correa RBI groundout. They picked up another run in the 5th on a Birk RBI triple. Bailey made his AA debut going 3.2 innings allowing 1 run while striking out 6. The game went to the 9th tied at 2 but Benedetti put a quick end to it with a walk-off HR in the 9th inning.
Note: Bailey has 119 K in 101.1 innings this season.
- Ronnie Dawson, CF: 1-for-3, R, SB
- Carmen Benedetti, DH: 1-for-3, R, HR, RBI, BB
- Carlos Correa, SS: 0-for-3, RBI
- Josh Rojas, LF: 1-for-3, R, SB
- Ryne Birk, 2B: 1-for-3, 3B, RBI
- Brock Dykxhoorn, RHP: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
- Kit Scheetz, LHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Brandon Bailey, RHP: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
- Alex Winkelman, LHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K (WIN)
A+: Buies Creek Astros (64-49) Game Suspended in the 6th
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (65-50) won 8-2 (BOX SCORE)
Donato started for the River Bandits and pitched well allowing just 1 earned run over 5 innings. Quad Cities got on the board in the first inning on an RBI groundout from Shaver. Schreiber connected on a solo HR in the 5th. In the 6th, Quad Cities scored 2 runs on a Costes 2 run HR. The River Bandits put the game out of reach in the 8th on a Lacroix 3 run HR. The bullpen was solid with Castellanos and Mushinski tossing 2 scoreless innings each to close it out.
Note: Donato has a 2.11 ERA with 58 K in 47 innings this season.
- Colton Shaver, 3B: 0-for-3, R, RBI, BB
- Chandler Taylor, RF: 0-for-2, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB
- Marty Costes, LF: 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
- Jonathan Lacroix, DH: 1-for-3, R, HR, 3 RBI, BB
- Scott Schreiber, 1B: 2-for-3, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB, SB
- Chad Donato, RHP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (WIN)
- Humberto Castellanos, RHP: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- Parker Mushinski, LHP: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (29-22) won 8-7 (BOX SCORE)
Note: McKenna is hitting .394 over his last 10 games.
- Enmanuel Valdez, 3B: 1-for-3, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB
- Alex McKenna, CF: 2-for-5, 2 R, SB
- Carlos Machado, RF: 1-for-5, RBI
- Alex Holderbach, DH: 1-for-5, 2B, RBI
- Luis Encarnacion, LF: 3-for-4, 2 RBI, BB
- Austin Dennis, 2B: 1-for-3, 2 R, 2B, BB, SB
- Trey Dawson, SS: 1-for-3, R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 SB
- Devin Conn, RHP: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
- Brett Conine, RHP: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
- Layne Henderson, RHP: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
- Luis De Paula, RHP: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (SAVE)
GCL Astros Notables
- Elian Rodriguez, RHP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
FRE: Rogelio Armenteros (3.66 ERA)
CC: Brandon Bielak (2.41 ERA)
QC: Luis Garcia (3.55 ERA)
**Photo Credit: Tammy Tucker**