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Astros Minor League Recap: July 4th

J.P. France | Credit: @CameraPlant

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.


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:

SL: OFF

CC: OFF

AV: OFF

FV: OFF

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