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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Astros Minor League Update - games of August 3, 2005

AAA: Round Rock was off Wednesday night and enters a 4 game set at Fresno 1 game out of 1st place in the PCL American South division.

AA: Corpus Christi 8, San Antonio 1
- RF Charlton Jimerson went 4-4 with a double, a HR and four RBI to lead the Hooks in a route of San Antonio. C Hector Gimenez also had two hits and scored twice. Hooks' starter Tim McClaskey had another great start, pitching seven solid innings. McClaskey's posted a 3.06 ERA at Double A in 20 starts, allowing only 107 hits in 123 innings, but he's also only struck out 77 batters. Unfortunately, there is little hope of McClaskey helping the big-league club. He was shelled in two midseason starts at AAA, and he turns 30 in January.

High A: Winston-Salem 4, Salem 2
- White Sox prospect Ray Liotta shut down the Avalanche in his second start since being promoted from Low A Kannapolis. Salem 1B Scott Robinson continued his hot hitting with two hits, and Jonny Ash had two hits, including a 9th inning solo HR. Most importantly, Troy Patton had another outstanding performance, pitching five innings and allowing only two hits and one run while striking out six and walking one. Patton has an ERA of 1.20 in his four starts since being promoted from Lexington.

Low A: Lexington 3, Kannapolis 0
- Ronnie Martinez hurled seven shutout innings to run his record to 8-3 for the Legends. The shutout for Legends' pitching was their 13th on the season.

Short Season A: New Jersey 16, Tri-City 4
- New Jersey pounded out 25 hits in a romp over Tri-City. SS Tommy Manzella was the lone bright spot for the Valley Cats with two hits and three RBI. Pitchers Thomas Fairchild and Brandon Stricklen absorbed the majority of the abuse for Tri-City. Stricklen was promoted from Greenville July 10 after posting a 1.69 ERA in five starts, but has struggled in Tri-City, with a 13.17 ERA in seven starts.

Rookie: Bluefield 10, Greenville 2 Greenville's struggles continued, but Eli Iorg racked up two more hits. Wonder if the Astros will bump him up to Lexington before the end of the year if he keeps up his current .341/.386/.610 hitting?


Blogger Tim said...

The White Sox have a prospect named Ray Liotta? The 'Stros have to trade for that guy. Imagine the possibilities.

Fri Aug 05, 10:30:00 AM  

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