Another day of minor league action is in the books. You can see all the Astros affiliates results below.
AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (16-28) lost 16-8 (BOX SCORE)
Sugar Land jumped out to an early lead with 2 runs in the first on Leon and De Goti RBI doubles. In the 3rd they picked up 4 runs on a Hensley RBI groundout and De Goti 3 run HR. Barreto added a solo HR in the 4th to go up 7-1. France got the start and was pitching well but ran into trouble in the 5th and ended up allowing 6 runs over 4.2 innings. El Paso tied it up at 7 but in the 7th, McKenna gave Sugar Land the lead with an RBI single. In the bottom of the 7th things unraveled as El Paso picked up 9 runs and took a 16-8 lead. The offense was unable to score anything else and fell 16-8.
Note: Leon has a .874 OPS this season.
- Niko Goodrum, DH: 0-for-4, R, BB
- Corey Julks, LF: 3-for-5, 2 R, 2B
- Pedro Leon, RF: 1-for-3, 2 R, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
- David Hensley, 2B: 0-for-4, R, RBI, BB
- Alex De Goti, SS: 3-for-5, R, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI
- Franklin Barreto, 3B: 1-for-3, R, HR, RBI, BB
- J.P. France, RHP: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
- Jon Olczak, RHP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Nick Hernandez, RHP: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
- Josh James, RHP: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Alex De Goti, RHP: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (16-25) win 4-3 (BOX SCORE)
Bravo started for the Hooks and after allowing 3 runs in the first, he went 3.2 innings allowing just those 3 runs. The Hooks scored 4 runs in the 3rd on a Diaz 2 run single and Whitcomb 2 run double. Casey tossed 2.1 scoreless innings in relief. After a scoreless inning from Ruppenthal, Conn closed it out with 2 scoreless to seal the 4-3 win.
Note: Valdez is hitting .338 this season.
- Wilyer Abreu, RF: 1-for-5, R, SB
- Luke Berryhill, C: 1-for-2, R, 2 BB
- Enmanuel Valdez, LF: 2-for-4, R, SB
- Yainer Diaz, 1B: 1-for-4, R, 2 RBI, SB
- Shay Whitcomb, 2B: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, BB, SB
- Grae Kessinger, SS: 0-for-1, 3 BB, SB
- Jose Bravo, RHP: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
- Chandler Casey, RHP: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K (WIN)
- Matt Ruppenthal, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
- Devin Conn, RHP: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K (SAVE)
A+: Asheville Tourists (14-26) lost 3-0 (BOX SCORE)
Jaquez started for the Tourists and allowed 2 runs over 5.2 innings while striking out 6. He was relieved by Coats who struck out 4 over 2.1 innings while allowing 1 run. Wenzel also had a scoreless outing in relief. The offense was quiet though picking up just two hits on the night and failed to score as they lost 3-0.
Note: Coats has31 K in 21.1 innings this season.
- Ernesto Jaquez, RHP: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
- Jacob Coats, RHP: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
- Palmer Wenzel, RHP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (18-23) lost 3-2 (BOX SCORE)
Kouba started for the Woodpeckers and struck out 5 over 3.2 innings while allowing 1 run. The Woodpeckers got on the board in the 5th on a Hallmark sac fly. Batista pitched in relief and tossed 4 no-hit innings with 7 strikeouts, but he allowed 2 unearned run. The Woodpeckers scored a run in the 8th on an error but that was it as they fell 3-2.
Note: Batista has 36 K in 25.2 innings this season.
- Jaxon Hallmark, CF: 0-for-3, RBI, BB
- Kenedy Corona, LF: 1-for-3, BB, SB
- Joey Loperfido, 1B: 1-for-3, BB
- Logan Cerny, DH: 0-for-4, R
- Yeuris Ramirez, 2B: 0-for-3, R, BB, SB
- Rhett Kouba, RHP: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
- Kasey Ford, RHP: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
- Edinson Batista, RHP: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
SL: TBD - 7:35 CT
CC: TBD - 6:35 CT
AV: Chayce McDermott (4.22 ERA) - 5:35 CT
FV: TBD - 6:00 CT