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Astros Minor League Recap: July 8th

Jaime Melendez | Credit: Tammy Tucker

Another day of minor league action is in the books. You can see all the Astros affiliates results below.

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (37-45) lost 11-3 (BOX SCORE)

The Space Cowboys got on the board in the first inning with a Leon bases loaded walk. Conine started for Sugar Land and allowed 4 runs over 2.2 innings. The Space Cowboys got 2 more runs in the 3rd on a Valdez 2 run double. Unfortunately the bullpen struggled allowing 7 more runs as El Paso would go on to win 11-3.

Note: Valdez is hitting .293 with .945 OPS in Triple-A.


AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (35-44) lost 6-3 (BOX SCORE)

The Hooks got on the board first scoring 2 runs in the 2nd inning on a Diaz sac fly and Brewer RBI single. Melendez started for the Hooks and allowed 2 runs over 5 innings while striking out 6. The Hooks took the lead in the 7th on an RBI single from Diaz. Midland rallied though scoring 4 runs in the 8th to take an 8-3 lead. The offense was unable to mount a comeback as the Hooks lost by that score.

Note: Melendez has 84 K in 61 innings this season.


A+: Asheville Tourists (31-46) lost 11-5 (BOX SCORE)

Correa put Asheville on the board in the first with an RBI double in the first inning. Arrighetti got the start for Asheville and allowed 6 runs, 5 earned over 4.1 innings with 8 strikeouts. In the 5th, Correa added an RBI single for the second run. The Braves added some insurance off the pen making it an 11-2 game. The Tourists got 3 back in the 8th on a Daniels 2 run HR and an Alvarez RBI single but that would be it as the Tourists fell 11-5.

Note: Hamilton has a .918 OPS in High-A.


A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (35-42) won 7-4 (BOX SCORE)

This game was a continuation of the suspended game from Thursday. Ullola started and went 3 scoreless innings before the suspension. Palma put the Woodpeckers on the board with a sac fly in the 3rd. Batista started in the 4th inning and went 5 innings allowing 4 runs, which all came in the 4th. In the bottom of the 7th, the offense rallied for 6 runs on a Hallmark RBI single, Palma RBI single, Whitaker 3 run triple and Rivas RBI single. Schroeder tossed a scoreless 9th to close it out.

Note: Cerny has 27 SB this season.


Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:

SL: Brandon Bielak (2.97 ERA) – 6:05 CT

CC: TBD – 7:05 CT

AV: Ernesto Jaquez (6.39 ERA) – 5:00 CT

FV: TBD – 4:05 CT

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