Another day of minor league action is in the books. You can see all the Astros affiliates results below.
AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (2-5) lost 7-6 (BOX SCORE)
Conine started the home opener for the Space Cowboys but struggled allowing 7 runs on 11 hits in just 2.2 innings. Sugar Land got one run back in the first on a Lee RBI double. In the 5th they picked up 2 more on a Matijevic 2 run single. The offense continued the comeback getting a Papierski RBI single in the 6th and a Matijevic 2 run HR in the 7th to make it 7-6. Brown pitched in relief and was great striking out 7 over 5 scoreless innings but the Space Cowboys were unable to complete the comeback as they lost 7-6.
Note: Matijevic has 3 HR and 7 RBI through 5 games this season.
- Corey Julks, RF: 1-for-5, R
- Pedro Leon, CF: 0-for-3, R, 2 BB, SB
- J.J. Matijevic, 1B: 2-for-4, R, HR, 4 RBI, BB, SB
- Korey Lee, C: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI
- Alex De Goti, SS: 1-for-3, R, 3B
- Michael Papierski, DH: 2-for-4, R, RBI
- Brett Conine, RHP: 2.2 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- Parker Mushinski, LHP: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- Hunter Brown, RHP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER,0 BB, 7 K
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (2-2) won 11-4 (BOX SCORE)
The Hooks got on the board first scoring on an error in the first inning. In the 4th they got two more runs on a Salazar RBI single and Adolph RBI double. Berryhill added a solo HR in the 5th, his first of the season. Bravo started for Corpus Christi and went 5 innings allowing just 1 run. The Hooks got some more insurance runs with a 2 run single from Adolph in the 6th and an RBI single from Diaz in the 7th. The offense wasn’t finished there though as they got 2 runs in the 8th on a passed ball and Valdez RBI single and then in the 9th, Salazar connected on a 2 run HR to extend the lead to 11-4. Record and Sprinkle both had scoreless outings to close out the 11-4 win.
Note: Salazar is hitting .471 through 4 games this season.
- Grae Kessinger, SS: 0-for-3, R, 2 BB, 2 SB
- Enmanuel Valdez, 2B: 2-for-5, R, 2B, RBI
- Joe Perez, 3B: 0-for-5, RBI
- Luke Berryhill, DH: 1-for-5, R, HR, RBI
- Justin Dirden, RF: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B
- Cesar Salazar, C: 4-for-5, 4 R, HR, 3 RBI
- Wilyer Abreu, CF: 1-for-3, R, 2 BB
- Ross Adolph, LF: 2-for-3, 2B, 3 RBI, BB
- Jose Bravo, RHP: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (WIN)
- Michael Horrell, RHP: 1.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
- Joe Record, RHP: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Jonathan Sprinkle, RHP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
A+: Asheville Tourists (0-4) lost 11-0 (BOX SCORE)
Another rough game for the Tourists. Tokar got the start and allowed 8 runs, 5 earned, over 3 innings. Peck and Gaither also allowed runs in relief. The offense was quiet too picking up just six hits, all singles, as they were shutout for the second straight game.
Note: Barber is 3-for-9 (.333 BA) this season.
- Colin Barber, RF: 2-for-4
- Cristian Gonzalez, SS: 1-for-4
- J.C. Correa, C: 1-for-4
- AJ Lee, 1B: 2-for-4
- Heitor Tokar, RHP: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- Hunter Peck, LHP: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- Ray Gaither, RHP: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
- Luis Santana, RHP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (0-4) lost 11-7 (BOX SCORE)
Cerny, who led off the last two games with homers, got the scoring started in this one as well with a 2 run HR in the third inning. Gusto got the start and was solid striking out 6 over 4.2 innings while allowing just 1 earned run (2 unearned runs as well). The Woodpeckers retook the lead in the bottom of the 5th on a Cerny steal of home and a Palma bases loaded walk. Schroeder relieved Gusto and allowed 2 runs as the Red Sox took a 5-4 lead. The Woodpeckers would rally again tying the game at 5 in the 8th on a Molina RBI single. The game would go to extra innings as the Red Sox put up 6 to win it.
Note: Cerny has a HR in 3 straight games.
- Logan Cerny, LF: 1-for-5, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, SB
- Leosdany Molina, SS: 1-for-2, R, RBI, BB
- Quincy Hamilton, DH: 2-for-6, RBI
- Miguel Palma, C: 0-for-4, RBI, 2 BB
- Cody Orr, 3B: 1-for-5, 2 R, 2B
- Ryan Gusto, RHP: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
- Jayson Schroeder, RHP: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
- Jacob DeLabio, RHP: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- Fabricio Reina, RHP: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
- Yeuris Ramirez, RHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
SL: TBD - 7:05 CT
CC: Angel Macuare (-.— ERA) - 6:30 CT
AV: Alfredi Jimenez (-.— ERA) - 5:35 CT
FV: TBD - 6:05 CT