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Saturday, July 29, 2006

House Promoted to Round Rock

AAA: Round Rock could not hold onto an early lead and fell 7-4 to Fresno. Wandy Rodriguez looked much like he looked in Houston, allowing six runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. C Humberto Quintero had three hits, and Alan Zinter and Brooks Conrad homered. Quintero may be seeing less time in the near future, as Hooks C JR House became the latest to depart Corpus Christi, being called up to the Express. House has hit well this season for the Hooks (.325/.376/.475 with 10 HR and 69 RBI0, but his defense is a major question mark.

AA: The Hooks were ahead 5-0 after a half-inning but lost 6-5 as Frisco scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth off of Paul Estrada. Josh Anderson had two hits, and Marc Saccamanno hit a three-run home run. Free agent C Brian Peterson replaced JR House on the Hooks' roster.

High A: Salem beat Frederick 7-5 thanks to an eleven-hit offensive attack. Drew Sutton continued his great hitting with three hits, including a double and triple, and RF Frankie Caraballo added a bases-loaded double. Tip Fairchild struggled on the mound, but the bullpen picked up the slack for him, pitching 4.2 scoreless innings after his departure.

Low A: Lexington stunk up the city of Charleston, losing 5-1 thanks in large part to four defensive errors. Josh Flores carried his hot stick over from Thursday night, going 2-4, and Brad James extended his run of great starts with 5.2 innings allowing only one unearned run. His ERA is now 1.26 after eleven appearances, including eight starts.

Short Season A: Max Sapp continued his recent awakening at the plate, going 3-5 with three RBI to lead Tri-City past Onenota 7-5.

Rookie: Elizabethton's SP Jose Castillo shut down the Astros on one hit over seven innings in a 3-0 loss for Greenville. RP Kevin Fox had a nice relief stint, striking out four hitters in two scoreless frames.


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