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Astros Minor League Recap: August 20th

Rhett Kouba | Credit: Corpus Christi Hooks

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

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (47-73) lost 4-3 (BOX SCORE)

Sugar Land got on the board scoring 3 runs in the first on a Leon RBI triple, Madris sac fly and Whitcomb solo HR. Blanco started for Sugar Land and allowed 4 runs over 5.1 innings while striking out 7. The pen was strong but the offense was quiet the rest of the way as Sugar Land fell 4-3.

Note: Whitcomb has 29 HR this season.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (56-58) lost 5-2 (BOX SCORE)

Kouba got the start and was great as he struck out 5 over 5 scoreless innings. The Naturals got on the board in the 7th scoring 2 runs off of Plumlee. Wolforth tied things up in the bottom of the inning with a 2 run HR. Gomez allowed 3 runs in relief as the Naturals went up 5-2. The offense picked up a few more hits but were unable to score as the fell 5-2.

Note: Kouba has 118 K in 110 innings this season.

A+: Asheville Tourists (45-64) lost 4-1 (BOX SCORE)

Mancini started for Asheville and allowed 1 run over 4.1 innings. Wrobleski put Asheville on the board with an RBI groundout in the 5th inning. The pen allowed a few runs as the BlueClaws went up 4-1. The offense was quiet the rest of the day as Asheville dropped the series finale.

Note: Garcia is hitting .267 in High-A.

A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (47-67) lost 5-4 (BOX SCORE)

Espinosa started for the Woodpeckers and allowed 4 runs over 4 innings of work. The offense got on the board on a Guillemette sac fly in the 3rd inning. They scored 2 more runs in 5th on an Encarnacion 2 run HR. The offense tied it up with a run in the 8th on a wild pitch. The HillCats took the lead in the 9th and the offense was unable to comeback as they fell 5-4.

Note: Loftin has 51 SB this season.

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