AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 6-4 loss to the Sacramento River Cats
Several Astros prospects had good nights for the Grizzlies, but it wasn't enough to pull out a victory over Sacramento. Brady Rodgers pitched six solid innings, allowing three earned runs with four strikeouts.
On the offensive side, Alex Bregman continued his extra-base hit rampage with a double on the night. He's now hitting .423/.464/1.000 since his promotion to Triple A with seven extra-base hits (three doubles, four homers) in six games.
Tony Kemp had an active night, going 2-3 with two walks, two runs scored, a stolen base and an RBI. He also pulled off the baserunning trifecta of stealing a base, getting caught stealing and getting picked off all in the same game.
Preston Tucker and Teoscar Hernandez each had two hits, Tucker with two doubles and Hernandez with one.
AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 14-6 loss to the Tulsa Drillers
Hooks starter Keegan Yuhl kept this game close through five innings, with the Hooks trailing 4-2 when he left the game. The bullpen didn't provide much relief, giving up 10 runs over the final four innings. Yuhl struckout six and allowed three earned runs.
The Hooks did pound out 12 hits in the game. Jack Mayfield had a big night, hitting two home runs and driving in three. Conrad Gregor had two extra base hits (double and homer) and two RBI.
High A Lancaster JetHawks: 10-6 loss to the Visalia Rawhide
JetHawks starter Brock Dykxhoorn got roughed up in this one, allowing 11 hits and eight earned runs over five innings.
Outfielder Jason Martin had a big night at the plate going 2-5 with two home runs. That makes 15 home runs on the season for Martin, who's sporting a very solid .286/.372/.560 line at Lancaster this year.
Johnny Sewald and Brooks Marlow chipped in with RBI doubles for the JetHawks.
Low A Quad Cities River Bandits: 2-1 win over the Beloit Snappers
I'm not saying that my mood is completely tied to the results of the Astros minor league affiliates, but I am happy to have a victory to cover in this recap. The River Bandits scored a run in the bottom of the eighth and held on for the 2-1 victory.
Starter Jose Hernandez probably deserved the win after pitching five scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Ralph Garza ended up gaining the win in relief.
Kyle Tucker went 2-3 on the night with a walk and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth. DH Connor Goedert was 2-4 with a double.
SS Tri-City ValleyCats: 6-5 win over the State College Spikes
This one went 12 innings and in the end the ValleyCats walked off with the victory. They made it dramatic, too, as they rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the bottom of the ninth to send it to extra innings.
Sean Stutzman was the pitching star for the ValleyCats, throwing three perfect innings at the end of the game with four strikeouts to earn the victory.
Outfielder Stephen Wrenn continued his impressive professional debut with a hit, a walk, a run and three RBI including the game-winning RBI on a bases loaded walk. Wrenn now has seven home runs, 18 RBI and a 1.164 OPS in his 18 games with Tri-City.
Daz Cameron and Ronnie Dawson each went 1-5 with a run scored, with Cameron adding a walk.