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Monday, July 31, 2006

Patton's Charge is Halted

AAA: Sacramento pummeled Round Rock for the second straight game, this time 10-4. Jared Gothreaux was rocked for nine runs (six earned) in three innings, and Phillip Barzilla pitched four good innings of relief. Fernando Nieve also pitched a scoreless inning in relief. Morgan Ensberg was 1-5 with an RBI double, and he also contributed two errors at third base. In perhaps the oddest storyline I have seen in weeks, Wandy Rodriguez was used in this game...as a pinch-hitter. He grounded out to SS in the ninth inning.

Ensberg hopes to come off the DL for Tuesday's game in San Diego, but it remains to be seen whether he will be wearing an Astros' uniform in that game.

AA: Troy Patton will try to forget his second start as a Hook. Frisco pounded him for seven hits and six runs in three innings, and he took the loss in a 9-8 decision favoring the Rough Riders. Josh Anderson was 3-5 with two runs scored, and Big Walter Young was 3-4 and drove in a pair. Hunter Pence was 1-4 with his eighth triple and a walk and struck out three times.

Patton allowed a three-run dong in each of the first two innings.

High A: Salem held off a late rally by Frederick to win 5-4. 3B Billy Hart was 3-3, and Jimmy Barthmaier pitched effectively into the seventh inning to earn the win.

Low A: Lexington allowed a run in the bottom of the ninth to lose 2-1 to Charleston. The offense was again lame, mustering only seven hits, but in a bright note, Brian Bogusevic scattered eight hits over six innings and allowed only one run while striking out four. You'd like your #1 pick from 2005 to be making a little better progress at this point, but at least it appears that he may have bottomed out.

Short Season A: Tri-City lost 4-2 to Onenota. Jordan Parraz had two more hits, and has a .331 average, .429 OBP and .500 SLG on the season.

Rookie: The Astros held off Bristol 3-2, and Serge Severino struck out 13(!) in six innings to earn the win.

Zobrist/Talbot Watch: Ben Zobrist was 2-4 with a double and a run scored for Durham. Aubrey Huff was 0-5 with two strikeouts in the Astros' stunning loss to Arizona, and his average is back to .224.


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