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Houston Astros Minor League Recap: June 16th

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Houston Astros Minor League Recap: June 16th

All four full season teams as well as the DSL squads in action. See how the prospects performed last night.

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (30-35) won 4-0 (BOX SCORE)

Valdez got the start for the Grizzlies and was fantastic. He tossed a complete game shutout allowing just 1 hit with 10 strikeouts. Fresno got on the board with a Duffy RBI single in the first inning. Fresno added to the scoring with a Tucker solo HR, his 3rd in AAA. In the 8th the Grizzlies got an RBI single from Reed. In the 9th Perez added an RBI single to cap the scoring.

  • Cesar Valdez, RHP: 9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K (WIN)

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (43-23)

GAME 1 lost 4-3 (BOX SCORE)

Hooks dropped the first game of the double header. Grills got the start and pitched well but had one bad inning, the 3rd where he gave up 3 runs. He ended up going 7 innings allowing just the 3 runs. Corpus got their scoring started with a solo HR from McDonald in the 2nd inning. They would add another run in the 3rd on a Tanielu RBI single. In the 6th Gregor came through with an RBI single to tie the game at 3-3. The game would stay tied until the 9th when Frisco was able to walk-off with the win.

GAME 2 won 2-0 (BOX SCORE)

Corpus pitching limits Frisco to just two hits. Frias got the start and went the first 6 innings allowing 2 hits with no runs. Corpus only scored once but made it count. In the 3rd inning after a Teoscar single, Bregman hit a 2 run HR, his 14th HR of the season. West pitched a scoreless 7th inning to seal the win.

  • Edison Frias, RHP: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K (WIN)
  • Aaron West, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K (SAVE)

A+: Lancaster Jethawks (34-32) lost 6-4 (BOX SCORE)

Lancatser lost this one late last night. Dykxhoorn got the start and pitched well. He went 5 innings giving up 2 earned run with 5 strikeouts. Lancaster got on the board in the first with a Ferguson solo HR, his 5th of the season. In the 5th the Jethawks would get another run on a Boyd RBI single. They would enter the 9th down 4-2. In the 9th Woodward hit a game tying 2 run HR to send it to extras. Unfortunately, Bakersfield scored two in the 12th to win it.

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (29-36) lost 6-1 (BOX SCORE)

Quiet night for the offense. Quiala got the start and was roughed up a bit giving up 3 runs in just 1.2 innings of work. Nelson came on in relief and pitched 3.1 scoreless innings. Murphy pitched the final four innings pitching well outside of giving up a 3 run HR. The offense only had four hits with McCall collecting two of them, including a solo HR, his 4th HR of the season.

DSL Astros Orange (9-2) won 4-3 (BOX SCORE)

DSL Astros Blue (10-1) won 11-5 (BOX SCORE)

Today’s starters according to

FRE: Joseph Musgrove (4.34 ERA)

CC: Cy Sneed (3.65 ERA)

LAN: Matt Bower (8.51 ERA)

QC: Franklin Perez (2.49 ERA)

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**Photo Credit: Tammy Tucker**

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