It is an exciting time for the Astros’ minor league system. Each team is filled with prospects, obviously some more than others. Winning and success are becoming an organizational mission.
Six teams have made the playoffs, and five were active last night. Three teams (Oklahoma City, Corpus Christi, Quad Cities) were playing their first game of the playoffs, one team (Greeneville) was beginning their best of three championship series. while Tri City was finishing up their regular season.
Let’s take a look at how the Astros’ minor league affiliates did.
Lost 3-1 to Omaha, trailing 1-0 in series.
George Springer: 2-3, 1 BB, SB
Jimmy Paredes: 1-5, RBI
Asher Wojochichowski: Loss, 8 innings, 3 runs, 5 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts
Beat San Antonio 2-1, in 11 innings on a Matt Duffy sacrifice fly scoring Domingo Santana. Leading series 1-0.
Matt Duffy: 1-4, 2 RBI
Domingo Santana: 2-4, 2 runs scored
Michael Foltynewicz: 7 innings, 1 run, 5 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts
Jonas Dufek: Win, 2 innings, 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
They have a bye in the first round of the playoffs and will be playing a yet to be determined opponent in Round 2 on Saturday.
Won 2-1 over Cedar Rapids, up 1-0 in the series. The decisive run was scored in the bottom of the eighth inning via a Danry Vasquez double play.
Teoscar Hernandez: 1-4, 1 run
Carlos Correa: 3-4, 1 run
Rio Ruiz: 2-2, RBI, BB
Chris Devenski: 5 innings, 1 run, 3 hits, 3 walks, 1 strikeout
Andew Walter: Win, 1.1 innings, 3 strikeouts
Lost 4-2 to Brooklyn.
Jack Mayfield: 1-4, 1 run
Yonathan Mejia: 2-5, double
Tyler White: 0-3, RBI
Jon Kemmer: 3-3
Ydarqui Marte: 1-3, RBI
Troy Scribner: 3 innings, 1 run, 1 hit, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts
Randall Fant (1-3): 0 innings, 3 walks, 3 runs
Lost Game 1 of the best of 3 to Pulaski 5-3.
Greeneville only managed four hits on the night. Two runs were scored in the first inning on a Chase McDonald home run driving in Tanner Mathis who reached on a walk. McDonald struck again with a single in the sixth inning scoring Brian Holberton who had doubled. Angel Ibanez had a single for the fourth hit.
Francis Ramirez started and pitched five innings, allowing three runs, three hits, and three walks while striking out four. Erick Gonzalez took the loss pitching 2.1 innings allowing four hits and two runs.