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Houston Astros Minor League Recap: April 23rd

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Houston Astros Minor League Recap: April 23rd

Another night in the books for the Astros minor league system. See how the prospects performed last night.

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (7-8) lost 5-3 (BOX SCORE)

Another tough night for Fresno’s offense. They managed to get three runs but two came in the top of the 9th. AJ Reed returned to the lineup and had two hits, as did Fontana. Colin Moran also added a single and RBI. Brady Rodgers gave up five runs over 5.2 innings. Jame Hoyt continued to roll though striking out the side in the only inning he pitched. Hopefully Fresno will get it going tomorrow.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (9-6) won 3-2 (BOX SCORE)

After a rough outing yesterday, the Hooks got great pitching last night. Frias gave up 2 runs in the first inning but then buckled down after that. He ended up going six innings giving up just the two runs. The Hooks got one run in the first on a Jack Mayfield RBI single. Derek Fisher followed with a solo HR in the third, his third of the season. The Hooks manufactured another run in the 5th to take a 3-2 lead. The bullpen combination of McCurry and Guduan combined for 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K. Guduan has a season line of 9 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 13 K while McCurry has a line of 10 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 13 K. Also, ICMYI, Alex Bregman left Friday nigh’ts game with a hamstring injury. Read about it here: Bregman Injury.

A+: Lancaster Jethawks (5-9) lost 10-9 (BOX SCORE)

A walk-off loss for the Jethawks last night. Starter Joshua James only last 1.2 innings giving up four runs. Lancaster’s offense had a good night with three batters having multiple hit games. It was a back and forth affair until the Jethawks went into the 9th down two runs. Jamie Ritchie hit his first HR of the season, a 2 run HR to tie the game. Unfortunately, High Desert would walk-off in the bottom of the inning. Marc Wik went 3-for-4 with 2 runs scored and is hitting .324 this season.

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (6-11) lost 1-0 (BOX SCORE)

A well pitched ballgame for QC but they couldn’t get anything going against Kane County. Quad Cities was able to muster just five hits with all five coming from five different hitters. Kyle Tucker had a single, extending his on-base streak to 11 games. He has successfully reached base in 15 of the 16 games this season. Another nice outing from Armenteros who went 5.2 innings and allowed just one run. He has allowed four runs in 18.2 IP with 3 BB/20 K.

Today’s starters according to

FRE: Mike Hauschild (2.08 ERA)

CC: Cy Sneed (0.00 ERA)

LAN: Scott Weathersby (4.00 ERA)

QC: Alex Winkelman (8.25 ERA)

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**Photo Credit: Tammy Tucker**

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