Astros Minor League Recap: September 3rd, 2018
Another day of minor league baseball in the books. See the results below.
AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (82-57) won 7-6 (BOX SCORE)
The Grizzlies ended their season with a nice comeback win. Bostick made his AAA debut allowing 4 runs over 5 innings while striking out 8. Fresno got on the board in the 4th when a run scored on an error. Tanielu added an RBI double in the 6th to give Fresno a second run. They would rally for 4 runs in the 8th on a Mayfield 2 run HR and Alvarez 2 run HR. Dykxhoorn relieved Bostick and went 5 innings allowing 2 runs with 11 strikeouts. The game went into extra innings and Fresno took the lead and win it on a Tanielu sac fly.
Note: Alvarez finishes the season with 20 HR, 74 RBI, .904 OPS in 88 games.
- Myles Straw, RF: 1-for-4, BB, SB
- Jack Mayfield, 2B: 2-for-5, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI
- AJ Reed, DH: 1-for-5, R
- Nick Tanielu, 3B: 3-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI
- Yordan Alvarez, LF: 1-for-5, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Drew Ferguson, CF: 2-for-4, 2B
- Akeem Bostick, RHP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
- Brock Dykxhoorn, RHP: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 11 K (WIN)
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (82-56) won 8-1 (BOX SCORE)
Adcock started for the Hooks and went 6 innings allowing just 1 unearned run. Rojas put the Hooks on the board in the first inning with a solo HR, his 8th of the season. Corpus Christi took the lead in the 6th scoring 5 runs on a Wrenn single, McCormick 2 run double, de Oleo RBI single, and another run scoring on a wild pitch. They got 2 more in the 9th on a Wrenn RBI triple and Rojas RBI double. Sierra and Pinales closed it out with scoreless outings.
Note: Dawson hit .289 with .859 OPS in 29 AA games.
- Ronnie Dawson, CF: 2-for-4, R, 2B, BB
- Stephen Wrenn, RF: 2-for-5, R, 3B, RBI
- Josh Rojas, SS: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
- Abraham Toro-Hernandez, 3B: 1-for-3, R, 2B, BB
- Chas McCormick, LF: 1-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI
- Carmen Benedetti, DH: 2-for-4, R, BB
- Randy Cesar, 1B: 0-for-3, R, BB
- Eduardo de Oleo, C: 2-for-4, RBI
- Brett Adcock, LHP: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (WIN)
- Carlos Sierra, RHP: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
- Erasmo Pinales, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
A+: Buies Creek Astros (80-57) won 6-3 (BOX SCORE)
LaRue started for Buies Creek and allowed 3 runs over 5 innings with all 3 runs scoring in the first inning. Buies Creek immediately responded scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the first on a Julks 3 run HR. Buies Creek took the lead in the 5th inning on a solo HR from Matijevic (22) and a 2 run HR from Beer (12). The bullpen was flawless tossing 4 scoreless innings to close it out.
Note: Matijevic finished the season with 22 HR and a .887 OPS over 101 games.
- Osvaldo Duarte, 2B: 2-for-3, R
- J.J. Matijevic, LF: 1-for-2, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB
- Corey Julks, RF: 1-for-3, R, HR, 3 RBI, BB
- Bryan De La Cruz, CF: 1-for-4, R
- Seth Beer, DH: 1-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
- Jake Adams, 1B: 2-for-4, 2B
- Carson LaRue, RHP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (WIN)
- Gabriel Valdez, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Brendan Feldmann, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Yohan Ramirez, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- Carlos Sanabria, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K (SAVE)
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (81-59) won 2-1 (BOX SCORE)
Rosado finished the season strong allowing 1 run over 5 innings of work. Quad Cities scored 2 runs in the 3rd inning on a Sierra RBI double and another run scoring on a wild pitch. France and Mushinski tossed scoreless outings to close it out.
Note: Mushinski last 10 outings – 0.00 ERA, 21.1 IP, 7 H, 34 K
- Marty Costes, LF: 1-for-3, R, 2B, BB
- Miguelangel Sierra, SS: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI
- Alex McKenna, CF: 1-for-3, 2B
- Michael Papierski, C: 0-for-2, R, BB
- Cesar Rosado, RHP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K (WIN)
- J.P. France, RHP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- Parker Mushinski, LHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (SAVE)
A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (42-33) lost 9-6 (BOX SCORE)
- Carlos Machado, LF: 2-for-3, 2B
- Enmanuel Valdez, 3B: 1-for-5, R, RBI
- Luis Encarnacion, 1B: 1-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
- Logan Mattix, RF: 1-for-4, R
- Austin Dennis, 2B: 1-for-3, R, BB
- Nathan Perry, C: 2-for-3, RBI
- Orlando Marquez, C: 1-for-1, R, HR, RBI
- Ramiro Rodriguez, CF: 1-for-4, R, 2B
- Ernesto Jaquez, RHP: 0.1 IP, 5 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
- Jacob Billingsley, RHP: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
- Joey Gonzalez, RHP: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- Matt Ruppenthal, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
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