Your daily look at how the Astros’ minor league affiliates fared.
AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (18-27) lost 9-0 Grizzlies Boxscore
A closer game than the score suggests. Grizzlies starter David Martinez pitched well, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk in six and a third innings, striking out five. The deficit stayed at 2-0 until the ninth when the Fresno bullpen allowed seven runs.
The Grizzlies offense struggled to get going, with only four hits and three walks on the night. Teoscar Hernandez doubled and stole a base for the best performance of the night.
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (22-22) won 7-6 Hooks Boxscore
The Hooks prevailed 7-6 in a back and forth game with the Frisco RoughRiders. Corpus trailed three separate times in the game but a two run triple by Ramon Laureano in the top of the ninth gave them the victory after they entered the frame trailing by one.
J.D. Davis tied Derek Fisher for the Astros’ minor league lead in home runs by cracking his 10th. Drew Ferguson added a solo blast for the Hooks.
Starter Kyle Smith pitched five innings allowing three runs (zero earned runs) and striking out four.
A+: Buies Creek Astros (27-18) lost 8-1 Boxscore
Buies Creek struggled for offense in this game, with only three hits on the night. Jason Martin provided the lone Astros run with a solo homer. Kyle Tucker went 1-4.
Buies Creek starter Hector Perez struck out six in five innings of work but was touched up for eight runs (five earned). Reliever Carlos Sierra pitched well, striking out three in three scoreless innings.
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (21-21) won 5-1 Boxscore
Pitching prospect Cionel Perez dominated, pitching seven hitless innings with 10 strikeouts. He allowed only a walk on the night while punching out the 10 Peoria Chiefs. The Astros signed the 21 year old hurler out of Cuba last year, and last night gave an example of his exciting potential.
Second baseman Marcos Almonte supported Perez with a 2-4 night with a home run and two RBI. Catcher Chuckie Robinson was also 2-4 with a double and two RBI. Daz Cameron went 2-3 with a stolen base.
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
FRE: David Paulino (3.00 ERA)
CC: Kent Emanuel (5.35 ERA)
BC: Alex Winkelman (1.39 ERA)
QC: Gabriel Valdez (2.45 ERA)