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Astros Prospect Report: September 10th, 2015

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Two minor league teams eliminated from the playoffs.

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Fontana Leads Fresno in 5-4 Win; Up 2-0 in Series

Who would have thought that Nolan Fontana would be the big stick in a playoff win? Yeah, not me. But, his two-run homer in the fourth inning put the Grizzlies up 4-2 and to break the 2-2 tie. El Paso attempted to come back but was never able to tie the game. The bullpen gave up two runs to allow El Paso to get within one run but James Hoyt dropped the hammer with 1 1/3 innings of no hits or walks and three strikeouts.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tony Kemp 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.286
Alex Presley RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.667
Tyler White DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0.222
Jon Singleton 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.143
Matt Duffy 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.167
Robbie Grossman LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.375
Andrew Aplin CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Tyler Heineman C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.333
Nolan Fontana SS 2 3 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0.6
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Asher Wojciechowski (W, 1-0) 6 6 2 2 1 6 0 3
Juan Minaya (H, 1) 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 9
Jordan Jankowski (H, 1) 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 1 5.4
James Hoyt (S, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0


Bullpen Implodes in Ninth for 9-3 Loss

Colin Moran hit a home run to help the Hooks keep this game within reach. However, Jandel Gustave imploded in the ninth. He completed the 8th inning but with the game tied in the ninth, he allowed two runs and left with the bases loaded. Albert Minnis came in to relieve him and allowed all three runners to score along with two additional runners of his own. Conrad Gregor attempted to make a comeback with a single shot home run but he was the only one to make a dent.

The series is now tied 1-1.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Danry Vasquez LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.25
Teoscar Hernandez CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.333
Colin Moran 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0.125
A.J. Reed DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.222
Jon Kemmer RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Jiovanni Mier SS 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.286
Conrad Gregor 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0.714
Roberto Pena C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.333
Jack Mayfield 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.333
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ruben Alaniz 5 6 2 2 0 3 1 3.6
Brian Holmes 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0
Jandel Gustave (L, 0-1) 1.1 3 5 5 2 0 0 33.75
Albert Minnis 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 1 27

Davis Hits 2nd Playoff HR but Falls 6-5

J.D. Davis homered on back to back nights but his solo shot in this game didn't carry enough weight to keep the JetHawks afloat. The pitching staff just gave High Desert too many opportunities. They allowed seventeen hits but were able to limit the damage to just six runs. Not bad in perspective, but the six runs in the grand scheme of one game is bad. This game ties the series 1-1.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
James Ramsay CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.375
Alex Bregman SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.222
Derek Fisher LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.25
J.D. Davis 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.375
Ronnie Mitchell DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.375
Mott Hyde 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Sean McMullen RF 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.4
Chase McDonald 1B 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.667
1- Marc Wik PR-1B 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Jamie Ritchie C 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0.5
2- Edwin Medina PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
David Paulino (L, 0-1) 4.1 8 3 3 0 2 0 6.23
Ryan Thompson 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 27
Jordan Mills 2.1 4 1 1 1 2 0 3.86
Troy Scribner 1 3 1 1 0 2 1 6

QC Season Ends in Extra Innings

Quad Cities won 88 games this season to lead the MWL in wins but were swept in the first round of the playoffs. They lasted until the 11th inning in a 1-1 tie. Brock Dykxhoorn pitched a great game with a 68 Game Score. He allowed just one run (unearned) and allowed just six base runners. However, Angel Heredia  pitched three innings but allowed two runs in the top of the 11th. QC was unable to rebound with a three and out.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bobby Boyd CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.222
Jason Martin DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.25
Nick Tanielu 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.375
Bryan Muniz 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.143
Drew Ferguson LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.333
Ramon Laureano RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.125
Garrett Stubbs C 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.286
Kristian Trompiz SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.25
Jose Fernandez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Brock Dykxhoorn 6.2 4 1 0 2 6 0 0
Eric Peterson 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Angel Heredia (L, 0-1) 3 3 2 1 2 3 0 3

TC Unable to Recover From Poor Start; Eliminated From Playoffs

Ralph Garza started the game and put TC in a hole with the season on the line. In an elimination game you want a strong start. But, he allowed four runs in the first and an additional three in the third (one as an inherited runner to Kevin McCanna). The five runs that TC was able to accumulate was not enough to overcome those seven, much less the ten total they gave up.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Johnny Sewald CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.1
Anthony Hermelyn C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.25
Richard Gonzalez C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dexture McCall 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.444
Bobby Wernes 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.125
Aaron Mizell LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.111
Brooks Marlow 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.125
b- Cesar Carrasco PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kolbey Carpenter DH 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.375
Pat Porter RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
a- Hector Roa PH-RF 2 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1
Keach Ballard SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0.4
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ralph Garza (L, 0-1) 2.1 8 7 7 1 3 1 27
Kevin McCanna 3.2 3 1 1 1 2 1 2.45
Matt Bower 1 4 2 2 1 0 0 18
Juan Santos 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0