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Astros Prospect Report: April 17th, 2015

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A total of 37 runs were scored last night with the help of 8 home runs.

Tim Deblock

Last night had a few monstrous offensive performances as the four teams combined for 37 runs. Eight home runs were hit across the levels and at least one was hit for each team. It didn't come out as a sweep as QC did take a loss.

Fresno Wins 11-10 Slugfest

A total of 30 combined hits put up 21 runs in a nine inning game. Tells you a little about the pitching situation doesn't it? Alex White was the starter and he pulled out five innings, but it wasn't a fun outing for him. He gave up three of those runs in those innings, but the rough part of the night was that he allowed three base runners without getting an out in the sixth. In that time one run scored and he left with two on. Both scored. White has had a rough go of it since coming back from TJ, and last night was a continuation of that.

But on the plus side, Lord Long Ball Andrew Aplin smack a home run. Jon Singleton picked up his second home run to bring his season triple slash to .294/.400/.588 (SSS). Max Stassi joined the show with a home run as well to help the Grizzlies win the shootout.

  • Alex White-5 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 89/58 P/S, 6/3 GO/AO
  • Gonzalo Sanudo-2/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2 HR-That's a forgetful AAA debut
  • Jordan Jankowski-1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Josh Fields-1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • James Hoyt-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Nolan Fontana SS-2-5, 2B, BB, SO
  • Jon Singleton 1B-1-5, HR, 2 SO
  • L.J. Hoes LF-2-4, 2B, BB
  • Domingo Santana DH-1-4, 3B, BB, SO
  • Andrew Aplin CF-2-4, HR, BB, SO
  • Max Stassi C-1-4, HR, 2 SO

Rain Ends Hooks Game Early

Mother Nature may have helped the Hooks to notch their 7th win. They were up 8-1 going into the seventh but Springfield was able to cross home plate four times in the top of the inning but that would be the game.

I've always been a big Brandon Meredith fan and have felt that he has been under appreciated a times. I was surprised when he was sent back to Lancaster last year and he ended up not having a great first half there but would perform better in AA for the second half. He's back in CC this season and has been off to a very good start. He knocked his second home run of the season and now is batting .346/.414/.692 (SSS).

  • Kyle Westwood-5 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 3/6 GO/AO, 78/51 P/S
  • Angel Baez-1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
  • Jandel Gustave-2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Tony Kemp 2B-0-1, 3 BB, SB-Gettin on base at a .538 rate...no big deal
  • Carlos Correa SS-3-4, 2 2B, SO-1.201 OPS....yawn
  • Colin Moran 3B-2-4, 2B
  • Brandon Meredith RF-1-3, HR
  • Leo Heras LF-2-3, 2 2B
  • Roberto Pena C-2-3

Bombs Go Off in 12-4 Lancaster Win

Yesterday I called out J.D. Davis to get his first home run of the season since A.J. Reed and Chase McDonald had the night before. Well he answered. But so did Reed and McDonald for their second home run each. Oh the California League.

Evan Grills made his second start and this one was much better to say the least. He allowed no runs and pitched his full five innings but it only brought his ERA down to 5.40. That tells you just how bad the first one was. I heard he was able to pick up some ticks on his velocity this off-season which can a long way for a soft-tossing lefty.

  • Evan Grills-5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO,5/3 GO/AO, 67 GS
  • Troy Scribner-2 2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
  • Randall Fant-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • James Ramsay RF-0-5, BB, 3 SO, SB
  • Danry Vasquez LF-2-4, 2B, BB
  • J.D. Davis 3B-2-4, 2B, HR, BB, SO
  • A.J. Reed 1B-1-5, HR, SO
  • Chase McDonald DH-2-4, 2B, HR, BB
  • Brett Phillips CF-2-5, SO
  • Jack Mayfield 2B-1-4, 3B
  • Brian Holberton C-2-5, 2 2B, SO
  • Chan Moon SS-0-4, BB, 2 SO SB

Mengden/Chrismon Tandem Gets Roughed Up in 9-6 Loss

Daniel Mengden was one of my favorite picks last year. In 8 2/3 IP this season, he has struck out 14. His ERA is at 4.15 due to giving up two earned runs in each of his appearances. Last night was a little worse in that department because he also gave up two more unearned runs. Austin Chrismon allowed the most damage on the night however with five runs in just 2+ innings.

  • Daniel Megden-4 2/3 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, HR, 5/2 GO/AO
  • Austin Chrismon-2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Albert Minnis-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Bobby Boyd LF-2-5
  • Alfredo Gonzalez DH-1-3, 2 BB, SO
  • Derek Fisher CF-1-4, 2B, BB, 3 SO, CS
  • Mott Hyde 2B-1-4, 2B, BB, SO, CS
  • Jacob Nottingham C-2-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • Sean McMullen RF-1-2, 2B, 2 BB, SO
  • Bryan Muniz 1B-0-3, 3 SO
  • Thomas Lindauer SS-2-3, HR, BB, SO