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Astros Prospect Report: June 30th, 2017

See how the Astros minor league teams and prospects performed last night!

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros
McHugh made a rehab start last night for Corpus Christi
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AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (43-38) won 8-7 (BOX SCORE)

Fresno just keeps on rolling. Coleman got the start giving up 6 runs in 5.2 innings but the offense picked up the slack. Moran got the Grizzlies on the board early with a sac fly in the first inning. In the 2nd inning, they got 3 runs on a Kemp RBI single, White sac fly, and Fisher RBI double. Stassi added an RBI double in the 5th and Kemp added another RBI single in the 6th to make it 6-4. Sacramento would get a run in the 6th but Fresno added 2 more on a Tucker solo HR (13) in the 7th and White solo HR (13) in the 8th. Comer picked up the saving tossing 1.1 scoreless innings.

Note: Tucker has 13 HR, 59 RBI in 72 games this season.

  • Tony Kemp, 2B: 3-for-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI
  • Tyler White, SS: 1-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI
  • Teoscar Hernandez, DH: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB
  • Colin Moran, 3B: 0-for-3, 2 BB
  • Derek Fisher, CF: 1-for-5, 2B, RBI
  • Preston Tucker, RF: 3-for-5, R, HR, RBI
  • Max Stassi, C: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, BB
  • A.J. Reed, 1B: 1-for-5, R
  • Alejandro Garcia, LF: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B

  • Casey Coleman, RHP: 5.2 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • Tyson Perez, RHP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (WIN)
  • Kevin Comer, RHP: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (SAVE)

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (38-40) lost 8-7 (BOX SCORE)

Corpus jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on a Davis RBI single and Singleton sac fly in the first inning. McHugh made a rehab start and it did not go well. He allowed 4 runs on 7 hits in just 1 inning of work. He had a hit batter and allowed a single in the 2nd before being pulled due to a rain delay. Corpus got 4 runs in the 5th on Davis 2 run HR and a Martin 2 run double to take a 7-4 lead. NW Arkansas battled back getting 3 runs off of James in the 6th and winning it with 1 run in the 9th on a walk-off.

Note: Ferguson is hitting .349 with 3 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI over his last 10 games

  • Drew Ferguson, DH: 2-for-4, 3 R, BB
  • Kyle Tucker, CF: 2-for-4, R, 2B
  • J.D. Davis, 3B: 2-for-5, R, HR, 3 RBI
  • Jon Singleton, 1B: 1-for-4, RBI
  • Jack Mayfield, SS: 2-for-5, R
  • Garrett Stubbs, C: 2-for-5, R
  • Jason Martin, LF: 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI
  • Ramon Laureano, RF: 1-for-3, 2B, BB

  • Collin McHugh, RHP: 1.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
  • Josh James, RHP: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
  • Ryan Thompson, RHP: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

A+: Buies Creek Astros (42-37) won 2-1 (BOX SCORE)

One of the Astros top pitching prospects, Franklin Perez, was on the mound in this. He did not disappoint tossing 5 scoreless innings allowing just 2 hits and 1 walk. Buies Creek gave him an early cushion scoring 2 runs in the first on an Alvarez RBI single and a Jones RBI double. Hartman relieved Perez and pitched well too allowing just 1 run over 4 innings of work, picking up the save.

Note: Perez has a 2.05 ERA with 6 BB/21 K over his last 4 outings (22 IP)

  • Myles Straw, CF: 0-for-4, R
  • Ryne Birk, 2B: 3-for-4, R, 2B
  • Yordan Alvarez, LF: 1-for-4, RBI
  • Taylor Jones, DH: 3-for-4, RBI

  • Franklin Perez, RHP: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (WIN)
  • Ryan Hartman, LHP: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (SAVE)

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (42-35) lost 4-3 (BOX SCORE)

Tough loss for Quad Cities. LaRue got the start and was solid, other than one bad inning where Burlington scored all 4 runs. His final line was 4 runs over 5 innings with 3 strikeouts. Quad Cities started their comeback in 5th scoring 1 run on a Rojas solo HR. In the 6th inning, Dawson added a solo HR (8) to make it 4-2. Quad Cities entered the 9th and got 1 run on a Cameron RBI single but were unable to get any other runs. Blanco was solid in relief tossing 3 scoreless innings.

Note: Dawson is hitting .333 with 3 HR, 5 RBI over his last 7 games.

  • Daz Cameron, CF: 1-for-4, RBI
  • Chuckie Robinson, C: 1-for-4
  • Ronnie Dawson, LF: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI
  • Josh Rojas, 2B: 1-for-3, R, HR, RBI, BB

  • Carson LaRue, RHP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Ronel Blanco, RHP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (4-6) SUSPENDED

Rookie: Greeneville Astros (5-4) lost 7-3 (BOX SCORE)

  • Brody Westmoreland, 3B: 1-for-4, R, 2B
  • Adrian Tovalin, 1B: 2-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI
  • Roman Garcia, DH: 2-for-4
  • Joan Mauricio, SS: 0-for-3, R, BB
  • Wilson Amador, CF: 1-for-5, RBI

  • Cole Watts, LHP: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
  • Hansel Paulino, RHP: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
  • Austin Kerns, LHP: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
  • Willy Collado, RHP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Today’s starters according to

FRE: Dean Deetz (13.00 ERA)

CC: Alex Winkelman (4.91 ERA)

BC: Hector Perez (3.45 ERA)

QC: Cionel Perez (4.37 ERA)

TC: Patrick Sandoval (5.00 ERA)