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Astros Prospect Report: Games of July 9, 2016

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Fresno swept their double-header, Corpus Christi roared back with a six-run seventh, and more news from down on the farm.

Free. The. Pea.
Free. The. Pea.
Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1: Fresno Grizzlies 5, Reno Aces 0

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tony Kemp 2B 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.311
Teoscar Hernandez CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.378
Preston Tucker LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.301
Tyler White 1B 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0.284
Colin Moran 3B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.277
Jon Singleton DH 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.21
Jon Kemmer RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.258
Tyler Heineman C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.254
Nolan Fontana SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.195
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Brad Peacock (W, 3-4) 7 3 0 0 1 12 0 4.73

Game 2: Fresno Grizzlies 4, Reno Aces 3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tony Kemp 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.317
Teoscar Hernandez RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.375
Preston Tucker LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.296
Tyler White 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.286
Colin Moran 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.276
Jon Singleton DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.208
1- Nolan Fontana PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.195
Matt Duffy SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.228
Max Stassi C 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0.208
Andrew Aplin CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.238
layer IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jordan Jankowski 3 3 1 0 1 3 0 4.21
Josh Fields 2 3 1 1 0 4 0 2.01
James Hoyt (BS, 3)(W, 4-3) 2 4 1 1 0 3 0 1.87

In the first seven-inning game of the doubleheader, Brad Peacock recreated the #FreeThePea movement. Channeling his inner Clayton Kershaw, Peacock scattered three singles and walk across seven innings, striking out twelve and inducing five groundouts (to zero flyouts) during his time on the mound. This start by Peacock was an excellent recovery from his last, during which he allowed seven earned runs over five innings. The Grizzlies’ hitters did a fine job of getting to Braden Shipley, an excellent pitcher. Jon Singleton and Tyler White each doubled and drove in a pair of runs.

Game 2 was a closer affair. Eight total pitchers were used in a seven-inning affair. Max Stassi’s solo shot in the bottom of the sixth provided the Grizzlies with their game-winner. Uncharacteristically, James Hoyt allowed (gasp!) a run. It was his first since June 20, which was his first since June 9, which was his first since May 8. That’s nuts, y’all.

Corpus Christi Hooks 7, Tulsa Drillers 6

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
James Ramsay DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.188
Mott Hyde SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.219
Derek Fisher CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.26
J.D. Davis 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.256
Chase McDonald 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.236
Danry Vasquez LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.274
Nick Tanielu 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.256
Alejandro Garcia RF 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.29
Roberto Pena C 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.234
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Kent Emanuel 2 8 6 6 0 2 1 4.5
Kyle Smith (W, 3-5) 4 2 0 0 0 3 0 5.3
Chris Cotton (H, 2) 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.5
Aaron West (S, 12) 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.61

This game seemed to be over after the Hooks coughed up six runs in the first two innings, but fear not: the seventh inning was yet to happen. Kyle Smith and co. held down the fort while, after the first two batters in the seventh got out, four singles, a walk, and a bases-clearing double gave the Hooks a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. The lineup’s pop is lacking–Bregman and Teoscar were some of the top power hitters in the Texas League–but the team still has excellent pitching and consistent hitting.

Aaron West, who was forced to redefine himself after a multitude of injuries, has been excellent out of the bullpen this year. In his past ten games, his ERA is 1.53, and he’s struck out twelve and walked only three. He’s been especially good against righties, with a 2.06 season ERA, 9.8 K/9, and 1.5 BB/9 versus them.

Inland Empire 66ers 6, Lancaster Jethawks 2

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Bobby Boyd DH 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.297
Johnny Sewald LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.28
Ramon Laureano CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.284
Bryan Muniz 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.281
Jason Martin RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.287
Trent Woodward 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.135
Aaron Mizell 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.218
Jamie Ritchie C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.26
Marc Wik SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.235
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Dean Deetz (L, 4-5) 7 5 3 2 3 6 0 4.02
Kevin McCanna 1 2 3 3 0 1 0 14.73

Unlike the above games, the JetHawks were the ones up early until the 66ers scored in the sixth, seventh, and eighth to down Lancaster. Jason Martin stayed hot and was the only JetHawk with an extra-base hit. Deetz pitched well for the first five innings before allowing two sixth-inning runs on one hit (a single) and allowing an unearned run (because of a passed ball) in the sixth.

Martin is hitting .348 in his last thirteen games, which includes three home runs as well as eight walks. His fifteen homers might be a bit of a Lancaster mirage, as he’s hit eleven at home, but he also has five triples, all of which were on the road. His ability to hit well and steal bases, plus a decent eye, have contributed to an excellent season for the twenty-year-old.

Clinton LumberKings 3, Quad Cities River Bandits 0

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Myles Straw LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.327
Osvaldo Duarte SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.267
Kyle Tucker CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.294
Dexture McCall 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.27
Anthony Hermelyn C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.237
Connor Goedert 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.208
1- Kristian Trompiz PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.238
Hector Roa RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.23
Christian Correa DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.224
Arturo Michelena 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.298
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Albert Abreu (L, 2-7) 5 5 3 3 3 2 1 4.28
Chris Murphy 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 4.12
Ralph Garza 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.6

Tri-City ValleyCats 4, West Virginia Black Bears 3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Rodrigo Ayarza 2B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.25
Alexander De Goti SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0.26
Stephen Wrenn CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.33
Randy Cesar 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.316
Ronnie Dawson LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.167
Spencer Johnson 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.143
Taylor Jones DH 4 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.235
Jake Rogers C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.233
Brauly Mejia RF 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.209
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Enrique Chavez (W, 1-0) 5 2 0 0 2 3 0 1
Hector Perez (H, 1) 3 4 3 3 4 5 0 1.77
Nick Hernandez (S, 1) 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.64

Elizabethton Twins 4, Greeneville Astros 3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Miguelangel Sierra SS 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 0.309
Raymond Henderson C 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.207
Chaz Pal LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.233
Connor MacDonald 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.31
Abraham Toro-Hernandez 3B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.143
Frankeny Fernandez CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.227
Luis Payano RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.2
Marcos Almonte 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.189
Wander Franco DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.17
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Diogenes Almengo (L, 0-1) 2.2 3 3 3 2 2 1 4.09
Patrick Sandoval 4.1 3 1 1 3 6 0 4.42
Devin Raftery 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.59