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Astros Prospect Report: April 15th

See how the prospects performed last night.

Syndication: The Fayetteville Observer
Zach Cole shakes hands with teammates after Fayetteville Woodpeckers opening night against Carolina Mudcats at Segra Stadium on Friday, April 7, 2023.

Another day of minor league action is in the books. See the results below.

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (4-9) lost 5-2 (BOX SCORE)

Garcia started for Sugar Land but struggled allowing 3 runs over 2.2 innings while walking 5. Perez put Sugar Land on the board with an RBI single in the 4th inning. After falling behind 5-1, Kessinger added an RBI single in the 9th to make it 5-2 but that would be it from the offense as they lost to OKC last night.

Note: Dubin has a 2.45 ERA in 3 outings this season.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (2-6) lost 5-3 (BOX SCORE)

Gordon started for the Hooks and pitched well striking out 6 over 5 innings while allowing just 2 runs. The Hooks first run came on a Barber RBI groundout in the 4th inning. Betances relieved Gordon and allowed 3 runs as the Hooks fell behind 5-1. The offense got 2 back in the 8th on a Barefoot 2 run HR to make it 5-3 but that would be it from the offense as they Hooks fell last night.

Note: Hamilton is hitting .333 (7-21) with 4 2B in 6 games this season.

A+: Asheville Tourists (3-3) won 8-5 (BOX SCORE)

Asheville got on the board in the first inning on a Melton 2 run HR, his first of the season. Santos got the start and allowed 3 runs over 2.1 innings. Rodriguez tied it in the 5th with an RBI double. Ullola pitched in relief allowing 1 run over 4 innings. Asheville entered the 9th down 4-3 but Gilbert tied it up with an RBI single. In the 10th, Rodriguez connected on a grand slam to give Asheville the lead. Roberts was able to hold on for the win.

Note: Gilbert is hitting .364 so far this season.

A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (6-1) won 14-7 (BOX SCORE)

Nodal started for the Woodpeckers and pitched well allowing 3 unearned runs over 6 innings. The offense got on the board in the first on a Gaston RBI single. They got another run in the 4th on a Williams RBI single and a Cruz RBI double in the 5th. The Woodpeckers went into the 7th down 5-3 but rallied getting a run on a Clifford RBI double, a go-ahead grand slam for Cole, and a Molina RBI single. After the Nationals got a few more runs, the Woodpeckers responded with 5 more in the 8th on a Cole 2 run double and Molina 3 run HR. Swanson allowed 4 runs in relief but was able to hold on to seal the win.

Note: Clifford is hitting .400 in 7 games this season.

  • Jose Nodal, LHP: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Nic Swanson, RHP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K (WIN)

Today’s minor league starters:

SL: J.P. France - 2:05 CT

CC: Angel Macuare - 1:05 CT

AV: Edinson Batista - 2:05 CT

FV: Trey Dombroski - 1:05 CT