Astros Minor League Recap: April 14th, 2019
Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below.
AAA: Round Rock Express (7-4) won 7-6 (BOX SCORE)
Armenteros started for the Express and only lasted 4 innings as he allowed 2 runs. The Express traded blows with the Redbirds getting a De Goti solo HR in the 3rd and an Alvarez RBI single in the 4th. After the Redbirds scored 2 in the 5th, the Express responded with two of their own on Ritchie and Straw RBI singles. In the 6th, Jones connected on a 3 run HR to give the Express the lead. Valdez tossed 2 innings in relief allowing 1 run and Garza was able to post a scoreless 9th to pick up the save.
Note: Alvarez is hitting .344 with 1.457 OPS in 10 games this season.
- Myles Straw, CF: 2-for-5, RBI
- Kyle Tucker, RF: 0-for-3, R, BB, SB
- Yordan Alvarez, LF: 1-for-2, R, RBI, 2 BB
- Taylor Jones, 1B: 1-for-4, R, HR, 3 RBI
- AJ Reed, DH: 2-for-4, 2B, R
- Jamie Ritchie, C: 1-for-2, R, RBI, 2 BB, SB
- Alex De Goti, 2B: 1-for-4, R, HR, RBI
- Rogelio Armenteros, RHP: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
- Tanner Duncan, RHP: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 K (WIN)
- Framber Valdez, LHP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- Ralph Garza, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (SAVE)
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (4-7) won 13-5 (BOX SCORE)
Finally an offensive explosion from the Hooks. They scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning on a Quintana 2 run single, Wrenn 2 run single, and Toro RBI single. In the 4th they picked up 2 more on a Wrenn 2 run triple. They added 3 more in the 5th with 1 run scoring on an error and a 2 run single from Rojas. Valdez started and went 4.2 innings allowing 2 runs. They capped the game scoring 3 in the 8th with a run on an error and a Wrenn 2 run double. The bullpen allowed 3 runs but was able to hold on for the win.
Note: Wrenn is hitting .361 in 10 games this season.
- Ronnie Dawson, CF: 0-for-5, 2 R, BB
- Stephen Wrenn, RF: 2-for-2, R, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, 4 BB
- Abraham Toro, 3B: 1-for-6, R, 2 RBI
- Joshua Rojas, 2B: 4-for-6, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI
- Chas McCormick, LF: 2-for-5, 2 R, BB
- J.J. Matijevic, 1B: 2-for-5, 2 R, BB
- Lorenzo Quintana, C: 2-for-4, R, 3B, 2 RBI
- Osvaldo Duarte, SS: 0-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB, SB
- Gabriel Valdez, RHP: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
- Brett Daniels, RHP: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K (WIN)
- Brendan Feldmann, RHP: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
A+: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (7-4) won 9-4 (BOX SCORE)
Javier started for the Woodpeckers and added to his solid start to the season going 5 innings allowing 1 run with 4 strikeouts. Sierra put the Woodpeckers on the board in the 2nd inning with a Grand Slam, his first HR of the season. Adams added to the lead with a solo HR in the 3rd. They would add 1 run from the 5th to the 8th inning from a De La Cruz sac fly, Meyers RBI double, Arauz RBI single, and Beer RBI single. Sanabria tossed 3.2 scoreless in relief. Martin closed it out, but not before allowing 3 runs.
Note: Beer is hitting .300 with 10 RBI, but no XBH this season.
- Jake Meyers, LF: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
- Corey Julks, CF: 2-for-5, R, 2B
- Seth Beer, 1B: 2-for-4, R, RBI
- Jake Adams, 3B: 1-for-4, R, HR, RBI, BB
- Bryan De La Cruz, RF: 1-for-1, 2 R, RBI, 3 BB, SB
- Jonathan Arauz, SS: 1-for-4, R, RBI, BB, SB
- Miguelangel Sierra, 2B: 1-for-4, R, HR, 4 RBI, BB
- Cristian Javier, RHP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (WIN)
- Carlos Sanabria, RHP: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
- Hunter Martin, RHP: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (6-4) lost 6-3 (BOX SCORE)
Moclair started for the River Bandits and allowed 2 runs in 2 innings. He was relieved by Conn who allowed 3 runs in his 2 innings of work. The offense first got on the board on a Pena sac fly in the 3rd. They picked up a run in the 7th and 8th on a Dennis RBI groundout and Valdez RBI double. Unfortunately they were unable to close the early gap.
Note: Pena has a .378 OBP in 10 games this season.
- Marty Costes, LF:1-for-4, R, SB
- Enmanuel Valdez, 3B:1-for-4, 2B, RBI, SB
- Jeremy Pena, SS: 1-for-3, RBI, SB
- Scott Schreiber, 1B:1-for-4, R
- Mark Moclair, RHP:2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
- Devin Conn, RHP: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
- Luis Garcia, RHP:4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
RR: Forrest Whitley (3.60 ERA)
CC: Jose Hernandez (5.00 ERA)
FV: Bryan Abreu (3.60 ERA)
QC: Shawn Dubin (1.50 ERA)
**Photo Credit: Tammy Tucker**