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Astros Prospect Report: July 7th, 2017

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See how the Astros prospects performed last night!

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AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (47-41) lost 8-5 (BOX SCORE)

Fresno was unstoppable for about 2 weeks winning 12 in a row but they have now lost 3 in a row since. Martinez was on the mound and went just 4 innings allowing 3 runs. Fresno got their scoring started in the 3rd on a Kemp solo HR and White RBI single. In the 4th they got 2 more runs on a Hernandez 2 run HR, his 8th of the season. They got 1 more in the 5th on a White sac fly to take a 5-4 lead. Unfortunately, the bullpen struggled giving up runs in the 6th, 7th, and 8th as Fresno fell 8-5.

Note: Kemp is hitting .413 over his last 10 games and .332 overall this season.

  • Tony Kemp, 2B: 2-for-5, R, HR, RBI
  • Jon Kemmer, RF: 2-for-5, 2 R
  • Colin Moran, 1B: 3-for-4, 2B, BB
  • Tyler White, 3B: 1-for-3, 2 RBI
  • Teoscar Hernandez, CF: 1-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI

  • David Martinez, RHP: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
  • Aaron West, RHP: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Kevin Comer, RHP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
  • Andrew Thome, RHP: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Jacob Dorris, RHP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (41-44) won 5-2 (BOX SCORE)

Dykxhoorn got the start last night for Corpus and was phenomenal. He went 7 innings allowing just 2 hits, 1 unearned run, and struck out 8. Easily his best start of the season. Corpus got on the board in the first inning on a sac fly from Davis in the first inning. They would get 3 more runs in the 6th on RBI doubles from Singleton and Mayfield and an RBI groundout from Michelena. The bullpen allowed a run in the in the 9th but that was all NW Arkansas would get.

Note: Laureano is hitting .361 with 2 HR and just 5 K over his last 10 games

  • Ramon Laureano, CF: 2-for-5, R, 2B
  • J.D. Davis, RF: 2-for-3, 2 R, 2B, RBI
  • Jon Singleton, DH: 1-for-3, R, 2B, RBI, BB
  • Jack Mayfield, SS: 2-for-3, R, 2B, 3B, RBI, BB
  • Arturo Michelena, 3B: 2-for-4, RBI

  • Brock Dykxhoorn, RHP: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K (WIN)
  • Andrew Walter, LHP: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Ryan Thompson, RHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K (SAVE)

A+: Buies Creek Astros (47-39) lost 7-1 (BOX SCORE)

Bower was on the mound for Buies Creek last night but he didn't pitch well as he allowed 7 runs in 4 inning. Kessay and Pinales did have scoreless outings in relief though. Buies Creek managed just 1 run which came in the 8th inning on a Johnson solo HR, his 6th HR in High-A.

Note: Johnson has 5 HR in his last 8 games.

  • Ryne Birk, 2B: 1-for-4
  • Stephen Wrenn, LF: 1-for-3
  • Spencer Johnson, LF: 1-for-3, R, HR, RBI

  • Matt Bower, LHP: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
  • Sebastian Kessay, LHP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
  • Erasmo Pinales, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (49-35) won 6-2 (BOX SCORE)

Saldana got the start last night and was very good tossing 5 scoreless innings allowing just 3 hits with 6 strikeouts. This lowered his season ERA to 3.08. Quad Cities got a run in the first inning on a Franco groundout. They would get another run in the 2nd on a Rojas RBI single. In the 3rd, Dawson connected on a solo HR, his 9th of the season. Dawson later added another solo HR, his 10th of the season. Quad Cities would add 2 more runs in the 7th on a 2 out, 2 run single from Sieber. Cionel relieved Saldana going 4 innings allowing 2 runs while picking up the save.

Note: Dawson is hitting .341 with 4 HR, 6 RBI over his last 10 games.

  • Marcos Almonte, LF: 1-for-4, R, 2B, SB
  • Carmen Benedetti, RF: 1-for-4, R
  • Josh Rojas, 3B: 1-for-4, R, RBI
  • Wander Franco, DH: 0-for-3, R, BB
  • Ronnie Dawson, CF: 3-for-3, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI, BB
  • Troy Sieber, 1B: 1-for-4, 2 RBI
  • Jonathan Arauz, SS: 1-for-3, BB

  • Abdiel Saldana, RHP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (WIN)
  • Cionel Perez, LHP: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K (SAVE)

A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (7-10) won 2-1 (BOX SCORE)

  • Andy Pineda, CF: 1-for-3, BB, 3 SB
  • Abraham Toro-Hernandez, 3B: 1-for-2, 2 BB
  • Kyle Davis, 2B: 1-for-4, R, 2B
  • Connor MacDonald, 1B: 1-for-4, RBI
  • Luis Payano, RF: 1-for-3, R, HR, RBI

  • Matt Ruppenthal, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Nathan Thompson, RHP: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Reggie Johnson, RHP: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (WIN)
  • Jesus Balaguer, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (SAVE)

Rookie: Greeneville Astros (11-4) won 3-1 (BOX SCORE)

  • Cody Bohanek, SS: 2-for-4, R, 2B
  • Gilberto Celestino, CF: 1-for-3, R, 2B, RBI, BB
  • Colton Shaver, DH: 1-for-4, R

  • Felipe Tejada, RHP: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
  • Francisco Villegas, RHP: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (WIN)

Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:

FRE: Rogelio Armenteros (0.00 ERA); Kyle Smith (7.63 ERA)

CC: Yoanys Quiala (1354 ERA)

BC: Jorge Alcala (3.15 ERA)

QC: Cesar Rosado (2.08 ERA)

TC: Juan Robles (6.75 ERA)

GV: Leovanny Rodriguez (2.25 ERA)