Another day of minor league baseball is in the books and you can see all the Astros affiliates results below.
AAA: Sugar Land Skeeters (20-10) won 2-1 (BOX SCORE)
McCullers made his first rehab appearance and pitched well striking out 4 over 4 innings while allowing just 1 run (64 pitches, 39 strikes). De La Cruz tied it up in the 4th with a solo HR, his 4th of the year. De La Cruz added an insurance run in the 8th on an RBI single. After a scoreless inning from Scheetz, Donato closed the game out tossing 4 scoreless innings picking up the win.
Note: De La Cruz is hitting .330 this season.
- Lance McCullers, RHP: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
- Kit Scheetz, LHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
- Chad Donato, RHP: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (WIN)
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (15-17) won 6-5 (BOX SCORE)
The Hooks jumped on the board right away getting a 2 run HR from Matijevic in the first place. Record got the start and went 4 innings allowing 3 runs, with all 3 scoring in the first inning. The Hooks retook the lead in the 5th on a Gonzalez 2 run double. France relieved Record and went 4 innings allowing 1 run with 8 strikeouts. Costes gave the Hooks the lead on a 2 run HR in the 9th inning to go up 6-4. Olczak came in to close it and allowed a run, but was able to pick up the save.
Note: Gonzalez is hitting .375 with 6 2B, 6 HR, 20 RBI over his last 18 games.
- Marty Costes, RF: 2-for-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
- J.J. Matijevic, 1B: 1-for-3, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB
- Norel Gonzalez, LF: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB
- Pedro Leon, SS: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB, SB
- Scott Manea, C: 1-for-4, R
- Joe Record, RHP: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- J.P. France, RHP: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K (WIN)
- Jon Olczak, RHP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (SAVE)
A+: Asheville Tourists (14-18) won 6-4 (BOX SCORE)
The Tourists jumped out to an early 3-0 lead getting 3 runs in the 2nd inning on an Abreu 2 run single and a Valdez sac fly. Ruppenthal started and went 3 innings allowing 3 runs. Asheville retook the lead in the 5th on a Perez RBI double and another run scoring on a wild pitch. Conn relieved Ruppenthal and allowed 1 run over his 2 innings of work. In the top of the 9th, Barefoot added an RBI single for insurance. Cody closed it out tossing 4 innings and allowing just 1 run to seal it.
Note: Barefoot is hitting .331 in 30 games this season.
- Matthew Barefoot, CF: 3-for-5, R, 2B, RBI
- Enmanuel Valdez, 2B: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI
- Joe Perez, DH: 2-for-3, R, 2B, RBI, BB
- Tyler Krabbe, 1B: 1-for-4, R
- Freudis Nova, SS: 1-for-3, R, BB, SB
- Luis Santana, 3B: 1-for-4, R, 2B
- Wilyer Abreu, LF: 1-for-4, R, 2 RBI
- Matt Ruppenthal, RHP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
- Devin Conn, RHP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K (WIN)
- Danny Cody, RHP: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (SAVE)
A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (13-18) SUSPENDED - RAIN
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
SL: TBD - 7:05 CT
CC: Jonathan Bermudez (3.70 ERA) - 7:05 CT
AV: Angel Macuare (11.57 ERA) - 6:00 CT
FV: TBD - 6:00 CT