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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Astros Minor League Report - Games of August 10

AAA: Round Rock 5, Sacramento 3
- The Express blew a three-run lead in the seventh inning and then rallied to win with runs in the eighth and ninth. Luke Scott continued his torrid hitting with two doubles and two RBI including the go-ahead hit in the eighth, and CF Barry Wesson also drove in two runs with a double. 29 year-old non-prospect Roberto Giron had another quality start, pitching no-hit ball into the seventh. A's prospect Dan Meyer, part of their return in the Tim Hudson deal, started for the River Cats. Round Rock remains tied atop the standings with Albuquerque in the PCL American South.

AA: Corpus Christi 4, Tulsa 3 (12)
- The Hooks blew a three-run lead and rallied to win in the bottom of the 12th on Charlton Jimerson's infield single (CJ was 1-6 with two K's). Jimerson providing winning hits in the 12th in two of the four games against the Drillers. The Hooks' offense came from the top of the order: leadoff hitter LF Mike Rodriguez was 3-6 with a SB and two runs scored, and SS Wade Robinson was 3-4 with a SB, HR and three RBI. Former Fish Peter Bauer shook off his last start, a subpar outing, to throw seven strong innings, and the bullpen took over after that, with Jailen Peguero, Monte Mansfield and Aaron Williams combining to throw five scoreless frames.

High A: Lynchburg 6, Salem 3
- Continuing a disturbing theme from Wednesday night, Salem blew a three run lead, and unlike the Hooks and the Express, was unable to rally, losing to the HillCats. The Avalanche handed this game to Lynchburg, committing four errors, getting two runners gunned at the plate and having one picked off first (only two runs allowed were earned). On top of that, H-Town Sports' favorite Jonny Ash was taken to the hospital (conscious) after being nailed in the head with a pitch in the first inning. DH Mario Garza was the only offensive bright spot with two doubles. Josh Muecke continued his briliant string of starts with six solid, but not spectacular, innings of work.

Low A: Lexington was idle.

Short Season A: Tri-City 7, Brooklyn 6
- Tri-City blew all but one run of a 7-2 lead and held on to beat the Cyclones. 3B Michael Thompson had four hits, SS Wladimir Sutil had three hits and DH Patrick Sellers and RF Jordan Parraz had two apiece to lead the Valley Cats. Most of the Cyclones' late rally came off of Brian Bogusevic, who had to be pulled in the eigth after retiring only two hitters and allowing five hits, a walk and four earned runs.

Rookie: Greenville 10, Burlington 4
- The Astros rallied for nine runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Indians easily. All nine starters had at least one hit and six had RBIs in a balanced Greenville attack.


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