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Astros Minor League Recap: April 18th

Joey Loperfido | Credit: Joe Dwyer

Another day of minor league action is in the books. See the results below.

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (5-10) lost 9-7 (BOX SCORE)

FSolis started for Sugar Land and allowed 3 runs over 2 innings of work. Sugar Land rallied for 7 runs in the 2nd on an Adolph 2 run double, Machado RBI single, Dirden bases loaded HBP, Lee 2 run single and Sandle sac fly. Whitley relieved Solis and allowed 5 runs over 4.2 innings while striking out 6 as Las Vegas took the lead. The offense was unable to score again as they fell 9-7.

Note: Buttrey has a 0.00 ERA this season.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (3-6) won 11-5 (BOX SCORE)

Henley started for the Hooks and was great tossing 5 scoreless innings with 6 strikeouts. The offense got on the board in the 7th inning on a Corona solo HR, his first HR in Double-A. Robaina relieved Henley and allowed a run in the 9th as the Missions tied it. In the 10th, the Missions got 2 runs off of Robaina to take the lead. The offense was unable to respond as the Hooks fell 3-1.

Note: Henley has 13 K in 7.2 innings this season.

A+: Asheville Tourists (3-5) lost 13-8 (BOX SCORE)

De Paula started for Asheville and allowed 4 runs over 2.2 innings. Asheville got on the board in the 3rd on a Gilbert solo HR and then got another run in the 4th on a Price RBI double. The pen allowed another 9 runs as the Dash extended their lead. The Tourists rallied in the 9th picking up 5 runs on a Loperfido 3 run HR, Palma sac fly and a run on an error but that was it as Asheville fell 13-8.

Note: Gilbert is hitting .345 so far this season.

A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (6-3) lost 5-4 (BOX SCORE)

Guilfoil started for Fayetteville and pitched great tossing 5 one hit innings striking out 6. He was relieved by Mancini who allowed 4 runs as the Woodpeckers fell behind. Fayetteville got on the board in the 7th scoring 2 runs on Encarnacion and Clifford RBI single. In the 8th, Garcia tied it up with a 2 run HR. The game went to extra innings and the Fireflies won on a walk-off error in the 10th inning.

Note: Clifford is hitting .375 so far this season.

Today’s minor league starters:

SL: Jayden Murray – 6:35 CT

CC: Aaron Brown – 6:35 CT

AV: Deylen Miley – 5:35 CT

FV: Michael Knorr – 6:05 CT

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