Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Astros Minor League Recap: August 26th

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 (49-76) won 5-1 (BOX SCORE)

Kouba made his Triple-A debut and despite having a lot of traffic, he allowed just 1 unearned run over 5 innings of work. The offense got on the board in the 3rd on a Loperfido RBI single and Bannon sac fly. They got 3 more in the 4th on an error and a Brantley 2 run double. The bullpen was great tossing 4 scoreless innings with 8 strikeouts as they closed out the 5-1 win.

Note: Loperfido has a .925 OPS overall this season.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (58-61) won 5-3 (BOX SCORE)

The Hooks got on the board first scoring a run in the first inning on an Aviles RBI double. Blubaugh made his Double-A debut and went 4 innings allowing 1 hit and 1 run. The Hooks got another run in the 4th on an Arias double play. The Cardinals tied it up in the 6th and the game would go to extra innings. In the 10th, the Hooks scored 3 runs on a Dezenzo RBI single and two runs scoring on an error. The Cardinals got one in the bottom of the inning but Gaither was able to hold on to secure the 5-3 win.

Note: Dezenzo has 22 doubles this season.

A+: Asheville Tourists (46-68) lost 8-5 (BOX SCORE)

Mancini started for Asheville and allowed 4 runs, all in the 5th, over 5 innings of work. The offense got on the board in the 6th inning on a Cole 2 run HR. After the Cyclones got 3 off of Brockhouse, the offense responded with 3 of their own on a wild pitch and Williams 2 run single. That would be it from the offense though as Asheville fell 8-5.

Note: Cole has 19 HR, 34 SB this season.

A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (51-68) won 7-1 (BOX SCORE)

Espinosa got the started and was great allowing 1 run over 5.2 innings with 10 strikeouts. The offense got on the board in the 3rd scoring 2 runs on a Fisher 2 run triple. They got another in the 5th on a Loftin solo HR and 3 more in the 6th on a Baez RBI triple, Guillemette sac fly and an error. Guillemette added another sac fly in the 7th to extend the lead. Carrasco closed it out tossing 3.1 scoreless innings with 4 strikeouts.

Note: Carrasco has a 1.98 ERA this season.

Today’s minor league starters:

SL: Spencer Arrighetti – 6:05 CT

CC: TBD – 1:35 CT

AV: Nic Swanson – 12:05 CT

FV: Manuel Urias – 12:00 CT

Be sure to follow on Twitter, @AstrosFuture, follow me on Instagram, @AstrosFuture and like my Facebook page,

You May Also Like


Chase Jaworsky dreamed of playing professional baseball his whole life. The Houston Astros made that a reality Monday, selecting him in the fifth round...


With the trade deadline just a few days away, I wanted to list a few guys I think would be realistic targets for the...


In early June, Houston Astros scout Tim Costic made a last check on a Cal Poly game. As he scrolled through the boxscore, his...


From the second Spencer Arrighetti walked out Wednesday, he was amped. The Houston Astros‘ top pitching prospect usually keeps his pregame work low effort,...


The MLB draft is unlike any other in sports. Despite the rounds being lowered down to 20, the amount of talent in the draft...


With the 28th pick of the 1st Round, the Houston Astros selected shortstop Brice Matthews from the University of Nebraska. Matthews put together an...


The Astros shipped out some prospects at the trade deadline to acquire talent, but they also added talent in the draft in July. Below...


Five years ago, Marty Costes stepped into a new field. In his third season at the University of Maryland, he drew draft buzz, but...