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Astros Minor League Recap: July 20th

Houston Astros' Shay Whitcomb
Shay Whitcomb | Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (38-55) won 11-3 (BOX SCORE)

Sugar Land got on the board in the first scoring 2 runs on a Hamilton RBI groundout and a Bannon RBI single. They extended their lead scoring 5 runs in the 3rd on a Whitcomb RBI single, Perez 2 run single, Leon bases loaded walk and a Dirden sac fly. In the 4th the offense got 2 more runs on a Whitcomb solo HR and Perez sac fly. They added on a couple more in the 5th to extend the lead. Watkins got the start and allowed 1 run over 6 innings of work. Hansen closed it out allowing 2 runs over the final 3 innings as Sugar Land won 11-3.

Note: Whitcomb has 24 HR this season.


AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (42-45) won 2-1 (BOX SCORE)

The Hooks got on the board first thanks to a Stevens 2 run HR in the 2nd inning. Henley started for the Hooks and pitched well allowing 1 run over 5 innings. Macuare closed the game out with 4 scoreless innings as the Hooks won 2-1.

Note: Macuare has a 2.53 ERA in Double-A this season.


A+: Asheville Tourists (33-48) POSTPONED

A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (38-48) lost 7-6 (BOX SCORE)

Fleury started for Fayetteville but struggled allowing 5 runs in 1 inning of work. The Woodpeckers got 2 back in the 3rd on a Baez 2 run double. After the Hillcats took a 6-2 lead, the Woodpeckers responded with 4 runs in the 4th on a Molina 2 run single and sac flies from Balogh and Whitaker. Guilfoil went 4 innings in relief allowing 1 unearned run while striking out 8. In the 9th, the Hillcats walked it off for the 7-6 win.

Note: Baez has 6 doubles in 4 games for Fayetteville.


Today’s minor league starters:

SL: Ronel Blanco – 7:05 CT

CC: TBD – 6:35 CT

AV: Miguel Ullola – 4:00 CT

FV: Andrew Taylor – 5:30 CT

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