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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Astros Minor League Report - Games of August 5, 2005

AAA: Frisco 2, Round Rock 1
- Round Rock lost to Frisco in 10 innings, mustering only five hits in the process. CF Barry Wesson had two hits for the Express. Wesson is a 28 year-old minor league vet who was originally drafted by the Astros in the 14th round in 1995. He had a couple of brief big-league stints with Houston and Anaheim in 2002 and 2003. Fittingly, AAAA pitcher Roberto Giron had another solid start for the Express.

AA: San Antonio 13, Corpus Christi 1
- Nothing went right for the Hooks in a rout at the hands of San Antonio. LF Mike Rodriguez had three hits and scored CC's only run. Charlton Jimerson struck out twice. Peter Bauer looked much more like the Peter Bauer released earlier this season by Florida than the one who allowed only two runs in his first two starts for the Hooks, allowing five runs in four innings . The loss was the worst of the season for the Hooks, one which the CC Caller's Greg Rajan referred to as an "apocalyptic hell" for the Hooks' pitchers, who allowed four home runs.

High A: Myrtle Beach 10, Salem 5
- Salem blew a 5-0 lead to the Pelicans on Friday night, with MB scoring 5 runs in the seventh and eighth innings to win it. Hunter Pence homered for the Avalanche, and Jonny Ash provided two hits, but Mitch Talbott and Jonathan Beltre could not hold the lead.

Low A: Kannapolis 8, Lexington 4
- Lexington was whipped, and there's not much positive to report. Louis Santangelo had a two-run double for the Legends, and in a rare bad outing, SP Juan Gutierrez was raked for eight runs.

Short Season: Tri-City 3, Hudson Valley 2
- Eric King tripled in Wladimir Sutil with the winning run in the tenth inning for the Valley Cats. Patrick Sellers tripled and homered for Tri-City. 3B Sellers is a 32nd round pick from 2004 out of Eastern Kentucky University, and he has put up .377/.460/.604 this season for the Valley Cats, including 24 walks versus just 15 k's. 2005 1st round pick Brian Bogusevic pitched three scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit and striking out three.

Rookie: Greenville was mercifully rained out.


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