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Astros Prospect Report: August 28th

See how the prospects performed last night.

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WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - MARCH 16: Alex McKenna #90 of the Houston Astros poses for photo during Photo Day at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 16, 2022 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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Another day of minor league action is in the books. You can see all the Astros affiliates results below.

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (58-65) won 12-1 (BOX SCORE)

Olczak started for Sugar Land and tossed 2.2 scoreless innings. Sugar Land got on the board in the 2nd inning when a run scored on a passed ball. The offense blew it open in the 4th scoring 7 runs on a Edwin Diaz 2 run single, Yainer Diaz 2 run single and Brinson 3 run HR. Brown came in relief and tossed 3.1 scoreless innings with 4 strikeouts. Sugar Land picked up 4 more runs in the 6th inning on a Dirden sac fly and Diaz 3 run double. Then pen pitched well closing out the game as Sugar Land won the series finale 12-1.

Note: Brown has a 2.55 ERA with 134 K in 106 innings this season.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (54-65) won 6-5 (BOX SCORE)

Arrighetti got the start and allowed 2 runs over 4 innings with 5 strikeouts. The Hooks got on the board in the first inning scoring 3 runs with a run scoring on an error and a McKenna 2 run triple. They got another run in the 4th on a Stubbs solo HR and one in the 6th on a McKenna solo HR. The Sod Poodles tied it up scoring 3 runs in the 8th but McKenna gave the Hooks the lead with another solo HR in the bottom of the 8th. Horrell tossed a scoreless 9th to seal the 6-5 win.

Note: McKenna has a .769 OPS in Double-A.

A+: Asheville Tourists (54-64) won 11-2 (BOX SCORE)

Jaquez started for Asheville and went 3 innings allowing 2 runs, 1 earned. He was relieved by Ford who tossed 2 scoreless innings. The offense got on the board in the 6th inning scoring 4 runs on an Alvarez RBI double, Corona 2 run HR and Loperfido sac fly. They got 5 more in the 7th on a Corona 2 run double, Daniels 2 run HR and Santana RBI single. Borden added a solo HR in the 8th and Gonzalez added a sac fly in the 9th. Gusto closed it out tossing 4 scoreless innings.

Note: Corona is hitting .298 in High-A.

  • Ernesto Jaquez, RHP: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
  • Kasey Ford, RHP: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (WIN)
  • Ryan Gusto, RHP: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (SAVE)

A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (49-70) won 4-3 (BOX SCORE)

James made another rehab appearance and was great striking out the side on 10 pitches. The Woodpeckers got on the board in the 2nd inning on a Molina sac fly. Ullola relieved James and struck out 9 over 3 innings, but walked 4 and allowed 1 run. The offense got another run in the 5th on a Clifford bases loaded walk. Temple relieved Ullola and allowed 2 runs. Bellozo pitched the last 4 innings without allowing a run. In the bottom of the 9th, down to their last out, Sacco connected on a 2 run HR to walk it off for the Woodpeckers. It was his first professional HR.

Note: Ullola has 109 K in 64.2 innings this season.

Today’s minor league starters: