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Astros Prospect Report: July 1st

See how the prospects performed last night.

AZ Fall League: Mesa Solar Sox at Surprise Saguaros
Oct 26, 2022; Surprise, Arizona, USA; Houston Astros pitcher Colton Gordon plays for the Surprise Saguaros during an Arizona Fall League baseball game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas
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Another day of minor league action is in the book. See the results below.

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (34-45) lost 8-2 (BOX SCORE)

Hansen started for Sugar Land last night but struggled allowing 7 runs over 4 innings. Perez put Sugar Land on the board in the 7th inning with a 2 run HR, his 8th of the season. The pen was solid but the offense was unable to get anything else going as Sugar Land fell 8-2.

Note: Perez is hitting .305 over his last 30 games.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (33-40) lost 4-3 (BOX SCORE)

The Hooks got on the board in the first inning on a 3 run HR from Dezenzo. Gordon got the start for Corpus Christi and allowed 1 run over 5.2 innings while striking out 9. The Hooks maintained a 3-2 lead going Tinto the 9th but the Rockhounds rallied for 2 runs as they won 4-3 on a walk-off.

Note: Gordon has 88 K in 71.2 innings this season.

A+: Asheville Tourists (27-41) won 7-5 (BOX SCORE)

Mancini started for Asheville and allowed 3 runs over 4 innings of work. The Tourists got on the board in the 4th on a Sandle RBI single. Asheville entered the 6th down 3-1 but rallied. They got a Price solo HR and a run scoring on an error to tie it at 3. With the bases loaded and 2 outs, Clifford connected on a go-ahead grand slam to put Asheville up 7-3. Ullola closed it out allowed 2 runs over the final 4 innings as Asheville won 7-5.

Note: Clifford has a .897 OPS this season.

A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (33-40) won 3-2 (BOX SCORE)

Santa got the start and after allowing 2 runs in the first inning, he settled down and allowed just the 2 runs over 3.2 innings with 6 strikeouts. The Woodpeckers got on the board in the first inning on a Lorenzo RBI single. In the 4th, the Woodpeckers tied the game up on a Molina RBI groundout. In the 6th inning, Molina gave Fayetteville the lead with an RBI single. Taylor pitched in relief and was dominant striking out 9 over 4 scoreless innings. Molero got 2 outs in the 9th before the game was suspended due to rain. They ended up calling the game after 8 innings as the Woodpeckers won 3-2.

Note: Taylor has 65 K in 44.2 innings this season.

Today’s minor league starters:

SL: TBD - 7:05 CT

CC: Rhett Kouba - 6:05 CT

AV: Alex Santos - 12:05 CT

FV: Amilcar Chirinos - 1:05 CT