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Astros Minor League Recap: May 12th

Justin Dirden | Credit: Tammy Tucker

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

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (15-21) won 5-3 (BOX SCORE)

Sugar Land got on the board in the 2nd inning scoring 3 runs on a Leon RBI single and Dirden 2 run HR. Murray got the start for Sugar Land and allowed 2 runs over 4 innings of work. El Paso tied it up in the 6th but Machado got the lead right back in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single. Kessinger added a sac fly in the 8th to make it 5-3. Taylor tossed 2 scoreless in relief and Record closed it out with a scoreless 9th to seal the 5-3 win.

Note: Dirden has 5 HR, 18 RBI in May.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (12-18) lost 5-2 (BOX SCORE)

The Hooks picked up a run in the first and second on Whitcomb and Stevens RBI doubles. Brown started for the Hooks and went 4 innings allowing 4 runs. Henley relieved Brown and pitched well allowing 1 run over 4 innings. The offense was quiet though as they were unable to score again falling 5-2.

Note: Whitcomb has 27 RBI in 29 games this season.

A+: Asheville Tourists (11-18) won 6-2 (BOX SCORE)

Borden put Asheville on the board in the first with an RBI single. Batista got the start for the Tourists and dominated tossing 5 scoreless innings with 6 strikeouts. The offense blew it open in the 4th scoring 4 runs on a Cerny 2 run single and a couple runs on errors. They would get another in the 8th on a Palma RBI single. Blubaught closed it out allowing 2 runs over 4 innings with 7 strikeouts.

Note: Dezenzo is hitting .390 this season.

A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (12-18) lost 4-1 (BOX SCORE)

Guedez started for the Woodpeckers and allowed 1 run over 4 innings. Gaston put Fayetteville on the board in the 2nd inning with an RBI single. Taylor pitched in relief but allowed 3 runs over 4 innings despite striking out 6. The offense struggled to get anything else going as they fell 4-1.

Note: Taylor has 34 K in 22.1 innings this season.

Today’s minor league starters:

SL: Bryan Garcia – 6:05 CT

CC: TBD – 5:05 CT

AV: Brayan De Paula – 6:00 CT

FV: TBD – 4:05 CT

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