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Astros Minor League Recap: August 9th

David Hensley | Credit: Ken Valliere

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

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (48-58) won 12-11 (BOX SCORE)

Sugar Land got on the board in the first on a Brinson RBI single. Brinson added another RBI single in the 3rd. Despite falling behind, the offense picked up 4 runs in the 4th on a Diaz solo HR and Hensley 3 run HR. Endersby started and allowed 6 runs over 3.2 innings. Dirden picked up his first Triple-A hit in the 5th with an RBI double. He would also add an RBI double in the 7th. After falling behind in the 7th, Brinson connected on a 3 run HR to give Sugar Land the lead. Hensley added an insurance run in the 9th with an RBI single. Paredes allowed a run in the 9th but was able to hold on for the save.

Note: Hensley has 10 BB in 6 games in August.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (47-56) lost 8-2 (BOX SCORE)

The Hooks got on the board in the 3rd inning scoring 2 runs on an Adolph RBI single and bases loaded walk to McKenna. Deason got the start and pitched well until the 4th when he allowed 4 runs. The bullpen gave up a few more was Wichita added to their lead. The offense was unable to score again as they fell 9-2.

Note: Adolph has a .882 OPS in Double-A this season.

A+: Asheville Tourists (45-55) won 6-2 (BOX SCORE)

Taveras started for the Tourists and pitched really well tossing 5 scoreless innings with 5 strikeouts. Daniels put the offense on the board with a 2 run HR in the first inning. The offense added three more in the 5th with a Sandle RBI single and Correa 2 run single. Palma added some insurance with an RBI single in the 8th. Gaither closed it out allowing 2 runs in 4 innings as Asheville won 6-2.

Note: Corona is hitting .303 in High-A.

A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (46-55) won 6-5 (BOX SCORE)

Miley started for the Woodpeckers and struck out 7 over 5 innings while allowing 2 runs. The offense picked up 3 in the 4th on a Cole bases loaded walk and McGowan 2 run double. After falling behind 4-3, Molina gave the Woodpeckers the lead with a 2 run HR in the 6th. Whitaker added a solo HR in the 7th inning. Swanson allowed 3 runs in relief but was able to hold on to pick up the win.

Note: Whitaker has 3 HR, 9 RBI in August.

Today’s minor league starters:

SL: Forrest Whitley – 7:35 CT

CC: Jayden Murray – 7:05 CT

AV: Christian Mejias – 5:35 CT

FV: Alex Santos – 3:30 CT; Game 2 – Edinson Batista

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