Astros Minor League Recap: April 7th, 2019
Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below.
AAA: Round Rock Express (2-2) won 9-6 (BOX SCORE)
Perez made his first start of the season and got roughed up a bit allowing 4 runs, 3 earned, in 4.1 innings. Ritchie got the Express on the board with a solo HR in the 3rd inning. They took the lead in the 5th scoring 2 runs on a Straw RBI single and Mayfield sac fly. The Baby Cakes (yes, that is their name) took a 1 run lead but Mayfield tied it with an RBI single. The Baby Cakes then scored 2, taking a 2 run lead. Jones connected on a solo HR in the 8th to make it 6-5 and then Mayfield tied it in the 9th with a solo HR. The game went to extra innings and Alvarez gave the Express the lead with a 3 run HR, his 4th HR in the last two days. Deetz closed it out with 2 scoreless innings.
Note: Four of Alvarez’s five hits this season have gone for homeruns.
- Myles Straw, CF: 2-for-5, 2 R, RBI, SB
- Jack Mayfield, 2B: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, BB
- Nick Tanielu, 3B: 1-for-4, R, BB
- Yordan Alvarez, DH: 1-for-5, R, HR, 3 RBI
- Taylor Jones, LF: 1-for-5, R, HR, RBI
- Jamie Ritchie, C: 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI
- Alex De Goti, SS: 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI
- Cionel Perez, LHP: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
- Kent Emanuel, LHP: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
- Reymin Guduan, LHP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- Dean Deetz, RHP: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (WIN)
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (3-1) won 5-4 (BOX SCORE)
Ivey made his AA debut yesterday and was solid allowing 1 run over 4 innings while striking out 5. Rojas got the Hooks on the board in the first inning on an RBI groundout. They picked up another in the 4th on a Robinson RBI single. The ended up entering the 8th down 4-2 but Quintana gave them the lead on a 3 run HR. McKee picked up the win in relief striking out 8 over 3 perfect innings.
Note: Wrenn is off to a solid starting hitting .444 (4-for-9) with 4 BB/1 K in 4 games.
- Chas McCormick, CF: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB
- Stephen Wrenn, RF: 1-for-3, 2B, BB
- Joshua Rojas, 2B: 1-for-4, R, RBI
- Abraham Toro, 1B: 1-for-3, 2 R, 2B
- Chuckie Robinson, DH: 1-for-4, RBI, SB
- Lorenzo Quintana, C: 2-for-4, R, HR, 3 RBI
- Tyler Ivey, RHP: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
- Kit Scheetz, LHP: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
- Colin McKee, RHP: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K (WIN)
A+: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (1-3) lost 6-2 (BOX SCORE)
Hasn’t been a great start to the Woodpeckers’ season. The offense struggled last night managing just 2 runs. The first came on a solo HR from Manea in the first inning. The second run came on a De La Cruz RBI groundout in the 2nd. Donato got the start but struggled only retiring two batters while allowing 3 runs. Rosado and Sanabria both allowed runs in their outings but Paredes tossed 3 scoreless in the losing effort.
Note: Manea is 4-for-9 with 2 HR so far this season.
- Bryan De La Cruz, RF: 0-for-4, RBI
- Scott Manea, DH: 2-for-4, R, HR, RBI
- Jonathan Arauz, SS: 0-for-3, R, BB
- Miguelangel Sierra, 3B: 1-for-4
- Chad Donato, RHP: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- Cesar Rosado, RHP: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 1 K
- Carlos Sanabria, RHP: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- Enoli Paredes, RHP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (1-3) lost 5-3 (BOX SCORE)
Conine made his season debut striking out 9 over 5 innings, but also allowed 4 runs. The offense for the River Bandits has been struggling and only managed 3 runs yesterday. They scored these runs on a Schreiber 2 run HR in the 4th and a Valdez RBI single in the 7th. Ruppenthal allowed 1 run over 3 innings in relief but the offense was unable to mount a comeback.
Note: Valdez is hitting .333 (3-for-9) with 2 BB/1 K in 3 games this season.
- Jeremy Pena, SS: 1-for-3, 2 BB, SB
- Enmanuel Valdez, 2B: 1-for-4, RBI, BB
- Cesar Salazar, C: 1-for-5, R
- Scott Schreiber, RF: 2-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Jonathan Lacroix, LF: 1-for-4, SB
- David Hensley, 3B: 0-for-3, R, BB
- Brett Conine, RHP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
- Matt Ruppenthal, RHP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
RR: Rogelio Armenteros (-.– ERA)
CC: J.B. Bukauskas (-.– ERA)
FV: Peter Solomon (-.– ERA)
QC: Luis Garcia (-.– ERA)
**Photo Credit: Tammy Tucker**