Another day of minor league action is in the books. You can see all the Astros affiliates results below.
AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (35-44) lost 11-7 (BOX SCORE)
Whitley made his first start for the Space Cowboys and struggled a bit allowing 6 runs over 2.2 innings with 4 strikeouts. The offense got on the board in the 3rd on a Siri 2 run triple and Jones RBI single. El Paso responded with 4 more runs to extend their lead. The Space Cowboys got 3 more in the 6th with a run scoring on a wild pitch and a Hensley 2 run single. A Barreto RBI single in the 8th would inch Sugar Land closer. France pitched the final 5 innings allowing 1 run and striking out 5 but the offense was unable to complete the comeback as the Space Cowboys fell 11-7.
Note: Hensley is hitting .300 in 71 games this season.
- David Hensley, DH: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, BB
- Corey Julks, LF: 1-for-5, R
- Jose Siri, CF: 1-for-4, R, 3B, 2 RBI, BB
- Taylor Jones, 3B: 1-for-5, RBI
- Lewis Brinson, RF: 3-for-5, R, 2B
- Yainer Diaz, 1B: 0-for-3, R
- Alex De Goti, SS: 1-for-4, 2B
- Franklin Barreto, 2B: 1-for-2, R, RBI, 2 BB
- Scott Manea, C: 1-for-3, 2 R, BB
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (35-41) lost 8-1 (BOX SCORE)
Tamarez started for the Hooks and allowed 3 runs over 5 innings of work. He was relieved by Bravo who allowed 5 runs, 4 earned in 3.2 innings. The offense only scored one run on the night and that came in the 3rd on a Berryhill sac fly. The offense was quiet the rest of the way as the Hooks fell 8-1.
Note: Tamarez has 70 K in 63 innings this season.
A+: Asheville Tourists (31-43) lost 2-1 (BOX SCORE)
Taveras started for the Tourists and tossed 4 scoreless innings. The Tourists lone run on the night came on a fielder’s choice in the 5th inning. Brown pitched the final 4 innings allowing 2 runs, 1 earned. The offense was unable to score again as the Tourists fell 2-1.
Note: Santana is hitting .291 this season.
A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (33-42) lost 9-3 (BOX SCORE)
Santos started for the Woodpeckers and went 6 innings allowing 4 runs with 7 strikeouts. Hallmark put the Woodpeckers on the board in the 5th with an RBI single. The pen allowed 5 more runs as the Wood Ducks took a 9-1 lead. The Woodpeckers got 2 runs in the 9th on Whitaker RBI triple and Rivas RBI single but that would be it as the they fell 9-3.
Note: Santos has 68 K in 56.1 innings this season.
Today’s starters according to MiLB.com: