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Astros Minor League Recap: September 17th

Julio Robaina | Credit: Tammy Tucker

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

AAA: Sugar Land Space Cowboys (56-88) won 7-0 (BOX SCORE)

Blanco started for Sugar Land and was great again tossing 5 scoreless innings. The offense got on the board in the 2nd inning on a Loperfido 2 run HR. They got 2 more runs in the 3rd on a Whitcomb 2 run HR. Machado connected on a solo HR in the 5th to make it 5-0. The offense got some more insurance in the 7th on a Loperfido RBI single and a walk to Machado. The pen was great tossing 4 scoreless innings as they wrapped up the 7-0 win.

Note: Whitcomb has 101 RBI this season.


AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (70-68) won 7-2 (BOX SCORE)

Robain started for the Hooks and was dominant tossing 6 scoreless innings with 9 strikeouts. The offense got on the board scoring 5 runs in the 2nd inning on an Aviles RBI double, Arias RBI single and Wolforth 3 run HR. They got a couple more runs on a Daniels RBI single in the 7th and Correa sac fly in the 9th to extend the lead. The pen allowed a couple runs but was able to hold on for the 7-2 win in the season finale.

Note: Robaina finishes the season with a 3.18 ERA.


A+: Asheville Tourists (51-76) SEASON OVER

A: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (60-72) SEASON OVER

Today’s minor league starters:

SL: OFF

CC: SEASON OVER

AV: SEASON OVER

FV: SEASON OVER

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