Astros Minor League Recap: August 9th, 2018
Another day of minor league baseball in the books. See the results below.
AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (67-49) won 3-2 (BOX SCORE)
Armenteros has been pitching well of late and it continued last night as he went 6 innings allowing 1 run with 7 strikeouts. Tucker homered for the 3rd straight game last night connecting on a solo shot in first, his 17th of the season. The Grizzlies took a 3-1 lead in the 7th on a Tanielu 2 run HR. Valdez made his AAA debut going 3 innings allowing 1 run and striking out 3 as he picked up the win.
Note: Tucker is hitting .378 with 4 HR, 12 RBI over his last 10 AAA games.
- Kyle Tucker, RF: 2-for-4, R, HR, RBI, SB
- Yordan Alvarez, LF: 2-for-2, R, BB
- Nick Tanielu, 3B: 2-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Rogelio Armenteros, RHP: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
- Framber Valdez, LHP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (WIN)
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (71-45) won 2-1 (BOX SCORE)
Another 1 run win for the Hooks last night. Bielak got the start and was very good going 8 innings while allowing just 1 earned run. Toro got the Hooks on the board in the 5th with an RBI double to tie it at 1. The game would go to the 9th tied 1-1 and Benedetti played hero again on a walk-off sac fly in the bottom of the 9th.
Note: Bielak has a 2.14 ERA with 112 K in 101 innings this season.
- Ronnie Dawson, CF: 1-for-4, R
- Carmen Benedetti, DH: 1-for-3, RBI
- Josh Rojas, 2B: 1-for-2, R, BB, SB
- Abraham Toro, 3B: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI
- Brandon Bielak, RHP: 8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
- Justin Ferrell, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (WIN)
A+: Buies Creek Astros (65-50) won 5-0 (BOX SCORE)
Bukauskas started for Buies Creek last night and was tremendous as he went 6 shutout innings with 6 strikeouts. Matijevic put the Astros on the board with a solo HR (17) in the first inning. In the 2nd inning, Arauz connected on a 2 run HR to make it 3-0. Buies Creek added some insurance with an RBI double from Matijevic and a Duarte RBI single in the 5th. Sanabria and McKee had scoreless outings in relief to close it out.
Note: Bukauskas has a 1.25 ERA with 34 K in 28.2 innings over his last 8 outings.
- Jake Meyers, CF: 0-for-4, R, BB
- J.J. Matijevic, DH: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB
- Osvaldo Duarte, 2B: 2-for-4, RBI
- Seth Beer, LF: 1-for-4, R
- Jonathan Arauz, SS: 2-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
- J.B. Bukauskas, RHP: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (WIN)
- Carlos Sanabria, RHP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- Colin McKee, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (65-50) POSTPONED
A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (30-22) won 6-1 (BOX SCORE)
Note: McKenna is hitting .424 over his last 10 games.
- Enmanuel Valdez, 2B: 0-for-3, R, RBI, BB, SB
- Alex McKenna, CF: 2-for-4, RBI
- Carlos Machado, RF: 2-for-4, R, SB
- Luis Encarnacion, 1B: 1-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
- Nathan Perry, DH: 1-for-4, R, HR, RBI
- Trey Dawson, SS: 1-for-3, R
- Michael Wielansky, 3B: 1-for-3, R, 2B
- Carlos Hiraldo, RHP: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (WIN)
- Nivaldo Rodriguez, RHP: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (SAVE)
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
FRE: Brady Rodgers (6.52 ERA)
CC: Brett Adcock (2.25 ERA)
QC: Luis Garcia (3.55 ERA)
**Photo Credit: Tammy Tucker**