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Astros Minor League Recap: May 3rd

Drew Gilbert | Credit: Joe Dwyer

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

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (9-19) lost 22-4 (BOX SCORE)

Sugar Land got on the board in the first inning on a Brantley sac fly. Dubin started for the Space Cowboys but struggled allowing 5 runs over 2 innings. The bullpen struggled as they allowed 12 runs before we had a position player pitching who allowed 5. McKenna added a 2 run HR in the 9th but the Space Cowboys fell 22-4.

Note: McKenna has a 1.000 OPS in Triple-A.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (8-14) lost 3-0 (BOX SCORE)

Arrighetti started for the Hooks and pitched well tossing 5 scoreless innings with 5 strikeouts. After falling behind 1-0 in the 6th, the offense responded with a 3 run double from Whitcomb to take the lead. Robaina closed out the game allowing 1 run over the final 4 innings to see the win.

Note: Kouba has a 2.70 ERA with 4 BB/32 K in 23.1 innings this season.

A+: Asheville Tourists (8-13) lost 10-6 (BOX SCORE)

Bellozo started for Asheville but struggled allowing 7 runs over 6 innings of work. The Tourists’ offense got on the board in the first on a Gilbert solo HR and Melton RBI double. In the 7th, Gilbert connected on a 3 run HR to make it 9-6. Ford allowed 3 runs in relief and the offense was unable to score again as the Tourists fell 10-6.

Note: Gilbert is hitting .342 with 5 HR this season.

A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (9-13) lost 12-5 (BOX SCORE)

Fayetteville got on the board in the second inning on a Clifford 2 run single. They got 2 more in the 5th on a Cruz solo HR and Encarnacion RBI single. Swanson started and allowed 2 runs over 4 innings of work. The bullpen struggled allowing 10 runs on just 5 hits while walking 8. The offense got a run in the 9th on a groundout but that was it as they fell 12-5.

Note: Clifford is hitting .329 this season.

Today’s minor league starters:

SL: J.P. France – 12:05 CT

CC: TBD – 6:35 CT

AV: Miguel Ullola– 5:35 CT

FV: Nolan DeVos – 6:05 CT

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