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Astros Minor League Recap: April 26th

Julio Robaina | Credit: Tammy Tucker

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

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (8-14) lost 13-4 (BOX SCORE)

Endersby started for Sugar Land but failed to get out of the second inning allowing 6 runs in the inning. The offense slowly chipped away getting a run in the 3rd on a Lee RBI double, Kessinger RBI single in the 4th and a run in the 5th as well. The bullpen struggled as well allowing 7 runs as the Aces put this one out of reach and won 13-4.

Note: Kessinger has a .839 OPS this season.


AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (5-11) won 7-6 (BOX SCORE)

Robaina started for the Hooks and went 4 innings allowing 2 runs. The Hooks got on the board in the 2nd on a Stubbs groundout. In the 4th, they got 2 more on a McKenna 2 run HR. The Hooks expanded their lead with 3 runs in the 8th on a wild pitch, Corona sac fly, and Loperfido RBI single. They got one more in the 9th on a Hamilton sac fly and while the RockHounds made it close in the 9th, Gomez was able to hold on for the save.

Note: Corona has a 1.003 OPS in Double-A.


A+: Asheville Tourists (7-9)

Game 1 – won 7-2 (BOX SCORE)

Asheville got on the board in the 2nd inning on a Kato RBI groundout. They got 2 more runs in the 3rd on a Borden 2 run double. Plumlee started for Asheville and pitched well allowing 1 run over 5 innings while striking out 9. The offense added to their lead with 4 runs in the 6th on a Gilbert 3 run triple and Palma RBI single. Ford closed it out allowing 1 run over the final 2 innings.

Note: Plumlee has 19 K in 12 innings this season.

Game 2 – lost 7-5 (BOX SCORE)

Bellozo started game 2 and allowed 2 runs over 3.1 innings. Sacco put the Tourists on the board in the 2nd with an RBI single. They got another run in the 4th on a Nova solo HR. The Hot Rods took the lead with 2 runs off of VanWey in the 5th but the Tourists responded with a Wrobleski RBI double in the 5th and 2 runs on Price and Kato RBI singles to take the lead. The bullpen was unable to hold the lead ad the Hot Rods got 3 in the 7th and went on to win 7-5.

Note: Dezenzo is hitting .362 this season.


A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (8-) lost 8-5 (BOX SCORE)

Fleury started for the Woodpeckers and allowed 2 runs on 1 hit over 3.1 innings. Clifford put the Woodpeckers on the board with a 2 run HR in the 5th inning. The offense took the lead with 3 runs in the 7th on a balk and Cole 2 run single. Santa tried to close it out but struggled allowing 5 runs in the 8th as the Wood Ducks went on to win 8-5.

Note: Cole has 14 RBI in 15 games this season.


Today’s minor league starters:

SL: Bryan Garcia– 8:05 CT

CC: TBD – 7:00 CT

AV: Alex Santos – 6:35 CT

FV: Jose Nodal – 6:05 CT

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