Another day of minor league action is in the books. You can see all the Astros affiliates results below.
AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (28-36) won 6-5 (BOX SCORE)
The Space Cowboys jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on a Valdez 2 run HR, his 6th in Triple-A. They got another run in the 3rd on a Jones RBI single. Valdez added an RBI single in the 5th. Conine started and went 5 innings allowing 3 runs. In the 6th, McKenna connected on a 2 run single to extend the lead to 6-3. Hernandez tossed a scoreless inning and was then relieved by France. France allowed a couplw runs but was able to hold on for the save.
Note: Valdez has a 1.321 OPS in Triple-A.
- Jake Meyers, CF: 2-for-4, R, BB
- Corey Julks, 3B: 1-for-5, R, 2B
- Enmanuel Valdez, 1B: 2-for-5, R, HR, 3 RBI
- Taylor Jones,DH: 2-for-4, RBI, BB
- Pedro Leon, 2B: 2-for-4, R, 2B, SB
- Alex De Goti, SS: 1-for-3, R, BB, SB
- Alex McKenna, LF: 2-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, SB
- Brett Conine, LHP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K (WIN)
- Nick Hernandez, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
- J.P. France, RHP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (SAVE)
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (26-35) won 11-10 (BOX SCORE)
After falling behind 3-0, the Hooks rallied for 5 runs in the 2nd on an Arias RBI single, E. Diaz 3 run HR, and Berryhill RBI double. Deason started and allowed 5 runs over 3 innings. The offense got 1 in the 6th on a fielder’s choice and the blew it open in the 5th scoring 5 runs on a Y. Diaz solo HR and 2 run HRs from Whitcomb and Kessinger. The pen would allow five runs as the Cardinals made it close but Casey was able to hold on for the save.
Note: Dirden has a .934 OPS and 21 2B this season.
- Wilyer Abreu, RF: 1-for-5, R
- Luke Berryhill, 1B: 2-for-5, 2B, RBI
- Yainer Diaz, C: 2-for-5, R, HR, RBI
- Justin Dirden, CF: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B
- Shay Whitcomb, 2B: 1-for-5, R, HR, 2 RBI
- Will Wagner, 3B: 1-for-5, R, SB
- Bryan Arias, LF: 1-for-5, R, RBI
- Grae Kessinger, DH: 3-for-4, 3 R, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI
- Edwin Diaz, SS: 1-for-4, R, HR, 4 RBI
- Cody Deason, RHP: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
- Jose Bravo, RHP: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K (WIN)
- Matt Ruppenthal, RHP: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
- Chandler Casey, RHP: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K (SAVE)
A+: Asheville Tourists (24-36) won 13-7 (BOX SCORE)
The offense got things going in the 2nd scoring 5 runs on a Lee 2 run single, Hamilton RBI single and Correa 2 run single. The offense picked up 5 more runs in the 3rd on a Santana 2 run HR, two runs scoring on an error and a Correa RBI single. Taveras started and allowed 1 run over 3 innings. The Tourists added two more on RBI singles from Hamilton and Barber in the 4th. Hamilton added another RBI single in the 6th. Taveras was relieved by Kouba who allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 4 innings with 7 strikeouts. Then pen allowed a couple more but was able to hold on for the win.
Note: Hamilton is hitting .350 in High-A.
- Quincy Hamilton, CF: 3-for-4, R, 4 RBI, BB
- Colin Barber, DH: 1-for-4, RBI, BB
- J.C. Correa, C: 2-for-5, 3 RBI
- C.J. Stubbs, 1B: 1-for-4, 2 R, BB
- Luis Santana, RF: 2-for-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
- Kenedy Corona, LF: 0-for-4, 2 R, BB
- Luis Guerrero, 2B: 2-for-4, 3 R, BB, SB
- AJ Lee, 3B: 3-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBI
- Diosmerky Taveras, RHP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- Rhett Kouba, RHP: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (WIN)
- Kasey Ford, RHP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (27-32) lost 2-1 (BOX SCORE)
Salgado started and went 5 innings allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, while working around a rain delay. He was relieved by Ullola who tossed 3 scoreless innings with 6 strikeouts. The offense finally got on the board in the 8th on a Mascai RBI double. Unfortunately that was it from the offense as the Woodpeckers fell 2-1.
Note: Ullola has a 1.82 ERA with 38 K in 24.2 innings this season.
- Justin Williams, 3B: 1-for-3, BB
- Tyler Whitaker, RF: 1-for-3, R, 2B
- Rainier Rivas, LF: 1-for-3
- Victor Mascai, 1B: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI
- Bryant Salgado, RHP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
- Miguel Ullola, RHP: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
- Palmer Wenzel, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:
SL: TBD - 6:05 CT
CC: TBD - 6:35 CT
AV: Chayce McDermott (4.35 ERA) - 5:05 CT
FV: TBD - 3:05 CT