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Monday, August 15, 2005

Astros Minor League Report - Games of August 14

AAA: Oklahoma 6, Round Rock 5
- It's the Race for the Pennant, and Brandon Duckworth's on the mound. Sound like a nightmare? It's reality for the Round Rock Express, and surprisingly, the result was an "L" (the only loss for the Astros minor league affilitates on Sunday). This postseason nightmare scenario seems like an appropriate segue to inform our readers that Pete Munro has allowed 118 hits in 98 innings for the Yankee's AAA affiliate while compiling a 4.83 ERA. Chris Tremie, Carlos Rivera and Mike Coolbaugh each had two hits for Round Rock.

AA: Corpus Christi was off.

High A: Salem 8, Myrtle Beach 1
- Astros's fans should take a moment to enjoy this squad because there is some serious talent down here. Troy Patton may well start next season in Corpus Christi; he pitched five scoreless innings yesterday, allowing a solitary hit and striking out three and lowering his ERA as an Avalanche (?) to 1.88. Hunter Pence's three-run homer in the first would prove to be enough. Pence's numbers ths far in Salem are .279/.342/.471 with three homers. Avalanche DH Wilton Reynolds was 3-3 with two homers, and IF Osvaldo Fernando had three hits including his second homer of the season.

Low A: Lexington 7, West Virginia 3
- 1B Ole Sheldon homered for the second consecutive night, and Mitch Einertson continued to regain his old form with two more hits for the Legends. Juan Gutierrez had a solid start, pushing his record to 9-4 and his ERA to 2.82.

Short Season A: Tri-City 7, Vermont 2
- Brandon Barganier was the offensive hero with three hits and three RBI, and Thomas Fairchild closed out the win with three hitless innings.

Rookie: Greenville 7, Bristol 2
- Sergio Severino was outstanding again, striking out nine and allowing only one hit in five innings to earn the win. The offensive production was balanced again with four Astros providing at least two hits. Koby Clemens continues to sit with a leg problem.


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