Recapping The Minors: September 12

Finally! An Astros affiliate has won a championship! The Tri-City ValleyCats were the first and (so far) only Astros affiliate to go home a champion. The ValleyCats made it close when the usually dependable, Gonzalo Sanudo, gave up a 2-run home run in the 9th, but he was able to finish it off and earn the save. The RiverBandits shutout South Bend and they are one win away from joining the ValleyCats as champions. Here are the notable stat lines from last night’s games.

 

QC – 5 South Bend – 0 (Lead championship series, 2-0)

Teoscar Hernandez – 1/3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K

Carlos Correa – 0/4, 1 K

Bobby Borchering – 1/3, 1 HR (1), 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

Rio Ruiz – 2/4, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB (1) - Really stepping up in postseason

Roberto Pena – 2/3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB (1)

Jordan Scott – 0/3, 1 RBI

Brian Blasik – 1/4, 1 2B

Joe Bircher (W) – 5 IP, 6 Hits, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Jamaine Cotton – 3 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K - Awesome!

J.D. Osborne (S) – 1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

 

TC – 4 State College – 3

Jack Mayfield – 2/4, 1 RBI, 1 K

Conrad Gregor – 0/3, 1 BB

Brian Holberton – 0/4, 1 RBI, 2 K

Brett Booth – 2/4

Chan Moon – 0/1, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 Error (1)

Kyle Westwood (W) – 6 IP, 6 Hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K - Big-time!

Chris Munnelly – 1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Gonzalo Sanudo (S) – 2 IP, 4 Hits, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

 

This Weekend’s Scheduled Starting Pitchers (According To Team Websites):

OKC – Season Over

QC – Season Over

LC – Season Over

QC – Josh Hader (Game 3, Saturday), Zach Morton (If nec.), Daniel Minor (If nec.)

TC – NY Penn League Champions!

GR – Season Over

 

Likely a similar scene in the ValleyCats locker room last night!

David Goldman/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

 

 

Topics: Houston Astros, Minor Leagues, Prospects

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