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Astros Prospect Report: Games of April 12, 2016

Top prospects Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker shine.

Alex Bregman continued his home run binge.
Alex Bregman continued his home run binge.
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The Astros just lost a frustrating game to the Royals. It's late, and I'm tired and hungry. Some tacos would be good... how about some FRESNO TACOS?!?

AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 2-1 loss to the Salt Lake Bees (LAA)

Well, they were the Grizzlies not the Tacos and I'm left without my hunger for both tacos and wins satisfied. Mike Hauschild pitched well in this one, allowing two runs on seven hits in his six inning outing. The offense could only muster one run despite eight hits and two walks. Tony Kemp led the way from the leadoff spot, going 3 for 4 on the night. Colin Moran and Eury Perez both went 2 for 4 with a double, and Moran provided the lone Grizzlies RBI doubling home a run in the third.

A.J. Reed had a rare off night, going 0 for 5 with a strikeout. The offense as a whole was K happy, striking out 15 times for the game. They also left a season high 11 runners on base. All in all a frustrating night for the offense.


AA Corpus Christi: 7-3 loss to the Springfield Cardinals

The highlight of this one was Alex Bregman's third home run in the last two games. It was a mammoth shot, estimated at 443 feet. Teoscar Hernandez and Derek Fisher also had good nights. Hernandez went 2 for 4 with two runs and a walk, and Fisher went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base.

The bullpen had a bit of a tough night. Starter Keegan Yuhl limited the Cardinals to one run in four and two thirds innings, striking out five. The bullpen then allowed the remaining six runs over four and a third. The bright spot in the bullpen was Brendan McCurry, who struck out four over his two inning outing.


High A Lancaster: 3-1 win over the Stockton Ports.

A rare pitchers duel in the California League. JetHawks starter Brock Dykxhoorn held the opposition to only one run in five innings, striking out six. Angel Heredia and Eric Peterson held the Ports scoreless before Riley Ferrell closed out the victory with two strikeouts.

Jason Martin shined from the leadoff spot, going 2 for 2 with a double, three walks and two stolen bases. Catcher Jamie Ritchie also had a good night going 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI.

Lancaster got their big break in the game when Alejandro Garcia struck out in the fourth inning, but the pitch eluded the catcher. His wild throw to first got away, and Jamie Ritchie scored from second base. Kristian Trompiz followed with an RBI single to give the JetHawks the lead.


Low A Quad Cities: 2-0 win over the Peoria Chiefs

Kyle Tucker turned in his best night of the young season, going 3 for 3 with his first home run of the season. Tucker filled up the boxscore, adding a walk and a stolen base to his impressive night. Tucker also shined on defense, making a diving catch to end one inning and throwing out a runner trying to stretch a single into a double.

Tucker's exploits were more than enough for the River Bandits hurlers, who held Peoria to just five hits over the full nine innings.

Starter Alex Winkelman earned the victory, limiting the Chiefs to two hits and two walks over his five innings while striking out three. Ryan Deemes K'd five over three scoreless frames, and Adam Whitt nailed down his first save of the season with a perfect ninth.