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Astros Minor League Recap: May 26th

Ronel Blanco via Sports Illustrated

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

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (21-27) won 11-2 (BOX SCORE)

Sugar Land got on the board in the 2nd inning scoring 3 runs on a Dirden sac fly, Berryhill bases loaded walk and Matijevic sac fly. Blanco got the start and pitched well tossing 5.1 scoreless innings with 9 strikeouts. The offense got 2 more in the 6th on a Leon RBI double and Perez sac fly. Kessinger added a solo HR in the 7th. In the 8th, the offense blew it open scoring 5 runs on a Kessinger RBI single, Lee HBP, Machado 2 run single and a run scoring on a wild pitch. Tamarez allowed 2 runs but closed it out striking out 3 over the final 3 innings.

Note: Blanco has a 0.56 ERA with 21 K in 16 innings in Triple-A.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (19-24) lost 5-4 (BOX SCORE)

Midland jumped out to an early lead scoring 4 runs in the first off Chaidez. Loperfido responded with a 2 run HR in the bottom of the inning. After falling behind 5-2, the Hooks got a run in the 4th on a Wolforth bases loaded walk. In the 8th, Whitcomb added a solo HR to make it 5-4. Gordon was great in relief tossing 5 scoreless innings with 6 strikeouts but the offense was unable to complete the comeback as they fell 5-4.

Note: Gordon has a 2.40 ERA with 40 K in 30 innings of his last 6 outings.

A+: Asheville Tourists (19-22) lost 9-2 (BOX SCORE)

De Paula started and allowed 4 runs over 3.1 innings. Gusto pitched out of the pen but struggled too as he allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, over 3.2 innings. The offense was quiet most of the night but Borden put them on the board with a 2 run double in the 9th. That was all from the offense as they fell 9-2.

Note: Borden is hitting .318 this season.

A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (16-26) lost 6-1 (BOX SCORE)

Santa started for the Woodpeckers and allowed 3 runs over 4.2 innings. Chirinos pitched in relief and also allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 3.2 innings. The offense’s lone run came in the 8th on a Loftin RBI single but that would be it as the Woodpeckers fell 6-1.

Note: Loftin has 15 SB this season.

Today’s minor league starters:

SL: Jairo Solis – 6:05 CT

CC: Rhett Kouba – 7:05 CT

AV: Valente Bellozo – 6:00 CT

FV: Nic Swanson – 4:05 CT

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