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Monday, August 14, 2006

Carrasco No-Hits Legends

AAA: Oklahoma 4, Round Rock 3 - The Express' lead dwindled to 7.5 games after yesterday's loss to the RedHawks. Mike Rodriguez and Charlton Jimerson each had two hits, and Mark McLemore had another solid three-inning outing. Eric Bruntlett now has three hits in twenty-eight at-bats since arriving at AAA.

AA: Wichita 8, Corpus Christi 6 - Josh Muecke's record dropped to 0-7 and his ERA rose to 8.59 after retiring only three batters. Josh Anderson had another great game, going 3-5 , stealing his 39th base and scoring twice. Jorge Cortes was also 2-4 with a pair of RBI. Stud prospect Alex Gordon was the difference, slugging two mammoth homers for the victors.

High A: Myrtle Beach 6, Salem 2 - Tip Fairchild was roughed up, and the offense managed only six hits.

Low A: Lakewood 2, Lexington 1 - Carlos Carrasco and Andrew Barb combined to no-hit the hapless Legends, adding twelve strikeouts for style purposes. In Carrasco's last start, he carried a perfect game into the eighth inning.

Short Season A: Tri-City 2, Mahoning Valley 0 - Chris Salamida continues to impress with six shutout innings, and closer Victor Garate picked up the save and now has allowed only four earned runs and struck out 54 in 34.1 innings of relief work.

Rookie: Johnson City 5, Greenville 3 - Nary a notable in this one.

Zobrist/Talbot Watch: Rough afternoon for Ben Zobrist, who went 0-3 and committed an error (his second) in the field. Mitch Talbot, on the other hand, was splendid in his start, earning the win with seven shutout innings, allowing only four hits and striking out seven. Talbot has a 2.31 ERA since the trade to the Rays.

Aubrey Huff's vicious slide continued with another 0-3 day, highlighted by a sac fly. Huff is now in an 0-14 slump, and aside from his scorching streak last weekend (14-22), he has 10-76 (.132) with one home run and five RBI in his other twenty-one games as an Astro.


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