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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Astros Minor League Update - games of August 1, 2005

AAA: Round Rock 12, Salt Lake 1
- LF Luke Scott hit 3 bombs Monday night to lead the Express in a rout of Salt Lake. Veteran non-prospect Brian Tollberg pitched 7 effective innings for Round Rock, and Chris Tremie and Brooks Conrad added homers for the Express.

AA: Frisco 7, Corpus Christi 5
- The Hooks' offensive prospects had solid nights. Josh Anderson went 2-4 with a triple and a SB, scoring twice, and Charlton Jimerson went 2-4 with a double and a HR, striking out only once. Even Tommy Whiteman got two hits, raising his average since being demoted from Round Rock to .250. Jason Hirsh pitched 6 more good innings, allowing 3 runs, walking 4 and striking out 9.

High A: Winston-Salem 2, Salem 1
- Chance Douglass pitched another great game for the Avalanche, allowing only 1 run and 5 hits over 8 innings while striking out 6 and walking none while lowering his season ERA to 3.33 through 21 starts, but it was not enough. Only Scott Robinson and Ervin Alcantara were able to muster any offense, each providing two hits. Hunter Pence's struggles continued, with an 0-5 dropping him to 4-24 since his promotion with 9 K's.

Low A: Lexington had the night off.

Short Season A: New Jersey 3, Tri-City 0
- Nothing worth reporting in this stinker for the Valley Cats.

Rookie: Princeton 10, Greenville 4
- Greenville was blasted again, with the only real highlight being two triples from LF Joshua Flores. Flores was the Astros' 4th round pick out of Triton Junior College (IL) in the 2005 draft and has posted an impressive .306/.355/.452 thus far for Greenville while stealing 11 bases. Greenville's pitching continues to struggle with 7 guys posting ERAs of 5.50 or higher.


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