Thursday, June 15, 2017

Astros Minor League Recaps

Results for Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Revenge of the DSL Astros.

Albuquerque 7, Fresno 3

W- Ryan Carpenter (3-5)
L- David Martinez (3-7)

Fresno home runs: None.

The Grizzlies scored a couple of runs late to give themselves a lifeline, but the Isotopes got 3 in the 8th to put this game away.

Tyler White doubled to lead off the 6th and scored Fresno's first run on a Preston Tucker single. White added an RBI single to his ledger in the 7th, and Tony Kemp had an RBI single in the 9th. The top third of the order, which was Kemp, White, and Tucker, all finished 2-5. Alejandro Garcia scored 2 of the Grizzlies' 3 runs.

David Martinez went 6 innings and allowed 4 runs on 6 hits (solo homer), walked 3, and struck out 4. Aaron West worked around a hit to throw a scoreless 7th, striking out 1. Brendan McCurry allowed 3 runs in the 8th, all of which were unearned, on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in the 8th inning.

Kyle Smith makes his AAA debut at 7:05 Mountain. He'll face Barry Enright.

Corpus Christi and Midland was postponed

Due to rain. This game will be made up Friday as part of a doubleheader.

Brock Dykxhoorn takes on Grant Holmes tonight at 7.

Potomac 4, Buies Creek 2

W- Grant Borne (2-2)
L- Jorge Alcala (1-3, 3-3 season)
S- Ronald Peña (1)

BC home runs: Randy César (1, 4 season; solo in 9th)

Both teams scored in two innings, but the Nationals put up a crooked number in both of their scoring innings.

Jorge Alcala went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits, walked 1, and struck out 2. Justin Ferrell allowed 2 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4 in 2.1 scoreless, and Ralph Garza got the final two outs of the 8th via strikeouts.

Buies Creek got one in the 1st on a Spencer Johnson RBI single and one in the 9th on a Randy César solo blast. That was César's first Carolina League homer.

The Carolina Stros head home to start a 3-game series with Winston-Salem at 7:00 Eastern. Framber Valdez is listed as the starter on Not sure if that's accurate. Whoever starts will take on Brannon Easterling.

Quad Cities 7, Cedar Rapids 1

W- Cionel Perez (4-3)
L- Domenick Carlini (3-5)

QC home runs: Yordan Alvarez (7, solo in 5th)

The Cubans played an integral role in the Banditos' big win on Wednesday.

Cionel Perez allowed 7 hits (all singles) and struck out 6 in 5.1 innings of work. Abdiel Saldaña allowed the only Cedar Rapids run in the 7th on 4 hits, walked 1, and struck out 4. Erasmo Pinales struck out 2 in a 1-2-3 9th.

Taylor Jones opened the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st. Yordan Alvarez added a 2-run single in the 2nd and Ray Henderson hit an RBI single in the 3rd. Alvarez launched a solo homer to lead off the 5th and Chuckie Robinson capped off Quad Cities' night with a 2-run single in the 6th. Alvarez finished 3-3, while Jones and Marcos Almonte had 2 hits apiece.

The River Bandits and Kernels wrap up their series at 6:35. Gabriel Valdez will face Clark Beeker.

DSL Astros Blue 15, DSL Rays1 4

W- Nivaldo Rodriguez (1-0)
L- Angel Ramirez (0-1)
S- Fredis Guerrero (1)

Blue home runs: None.

The Blue team cruised to a big win behind a 15-run, 15-hit assault.

Nivaldo Rodriguez allowed 3 hits, walked 1, and struck out 9 over 5 shutout innings. Fredis Guerrero allowed 4 runs on 8 hits, walked 2, and struck out 4 in 4 innings.

DSL Astros Orange 10, DSL Rays2 5

W- Luis De Paula (1-0)
L- Eduardo Perez (0-1)

Orange home runs: Jeury Castillo (1, solo in 6th)

The DSL Astros got a measure of revenge on the Rays by winning both meetings after the Rays took Tuesday's games. After the Rays 2 scored 4 in the top of the 8th to take a 5-4 lead, Team Orange hit back for 6 in the bottom of the inning to regain control.

Christian Mejias allowed a run on 2 hits, walked 1, and struck out 1 in 4.2 innings. Ronny Garcia got the last out of the 5th. Jose Alberto Rivera went 2.2 innings and allowed 4 runs on 6 hits (3-run homer), walked 3, and struck out 2. Luis De Paula walked 2 and struck out 2 in 1.1 innings.

Wednesday's Stars

All photos are from Jayne unless stated otherwise.

Nivaldo Rodriguez, RHP, DSL Astros Blue: W (1-0), 5 IP, 3 H, BB, 9 K
Angel Tejeda, 1B, DSL Astros Blue: 4-4, 2 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 3 R

Jeury Castillo, IF, DSL Astros Orange: 2-3, solo HR (1), 2 RBI, 3 R
Photo by Rich Guill
Cionel Perez, LHP, Quad Cities
W (4-3), 5.1 IP, 7 H, 6 K

Photo from
Yordan Alvarez, 1B, Quad Cities
3-3, solo HR (7), 3 RBI, 2 R

Buies Creek Astros bullpen
3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 6 K
Justin Ferrell: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K
Ralph Garza: 0.2 IP, 2 K

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