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Thursday, August 10, 2006

House is Ablaze

AAA: Round Rock 10, Salt Lake 6 - Taking a cue from their big-league brothers, the Express pounded out 19 hits and outslugged the Bees. JR House pushed his average to .529 with a 5-6 night. That's not a typo, by the way. House has 27 hits in 51 at-bats with the Express. OPS = 1.399. Wandy Rodriguez was the beneficiary of this offensive outburst, getting a win after going 5.1 innings and allowing four runs, three earned. Eric Bruntlett took an 0-5, pushing his average for the Express to .105.

AA: Tulsa 7, Corpus Christi 3 - Chance Douglass was hurt by the longball and a lack of control. Hunter Pence was 1-3 with a double and a walk. Great feature on Troy Patton by Greg Rajan in today's Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

High A: Salem 3, Lynchburg 2 (11) - Another nice start for Raymar Diaz (7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K). German Melendez also continues to pitch very well out of the Avalanche bullpen, having only allowed one run in 12.2 IP.

Low A: Lexington 3, Columbus 2 - Another scoreless outing for Brad James, lowering his ERA to 1.17 (that is after 10 starts, no less). Josh Flores was 3-4 with a pair of doubles.

Short Season A: Staten Island 8, Tri-City 1 - Nothing worth reporting here.

Rookie: Greenville 14, Burlington 1 - The Astros put a beating on the Coat Factory, also known as the Indians. DH Ralph Henriquez was the star, hitting two home runs and driving in five runs.

Zobrist/Talbot Watch: Ben Zobrist broke up a no-hitter in the fifth inning with a bunt single and finished up 2-3 on the day. Ben's average is up to .258 and his OPS is now .692. Aubrey Huff had by far his best night as an Astro, going 3-4 with a pair of bombs and six RBI, which doubled his HR and RBI output from his previous 80 at-bats.


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