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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Down on the Farm

AAA: Round Rock dropped Oklahoma 5-1 behind the pitching of Mark McLemore and recently demoted Phillip Barzilla, who combined to shutout the Okies for six innings. If you needed further evidence that T-Poo reads H-Town Sports, Jailen Peguero, promoted Monday from Double-A Corpus Christi, made his debut for the Express, allowing a run in 1.2 innings pitched. The timing of his promotion, though certainly reasonable considering his stats in AA, makes me think that the front office is looking to fast track Peguero to Houston. There were no relievers on the Express roster prior to JP's arrival worthy of a call-up. Oh, and fan favorite Alan Zinter hit two homers in the win.

AA: Matt Albers continued his dominance of AA batters in a 7-4 win over Springfield. Albers struck out eight in five solid innings of work, running his record to 9-2. Big Walter Young (pictured) homered and drove in four for the offense. Steve Kent arrived in Corpus from Round Rock, replacing Jailen Pegeuro on the roster. Kent, who sported a 2.43 ERA in 27 relief appearances for the Express, was surely thrilled with the demotion. Courtesy of Greg Rajan with the Corpus Christi Caller, LF Jorge Cortes has a 22 game hitting streak and a 45 game on-base streak, and H-Town Sports' favorite Jonny Ash has a 37-game on-base streak for the Hooks.

High-A: Salem is off until the 29th.

Low-A: Lexington fell 5-4 to Greenville despite Koby Clemens' 2nd HR of the season.

Short Season A
: The Dust Devils lost 3-1 to Vancouver. Joshua Sullivan made his second consecutive solid start. Sullivan was a 5th round pick by the Rockies out of Auburn in the 2005 draft.

Rookie: Greenville lost to Danville 4-3 in ten innings. Four Astros had two hits apiece in the loss.


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