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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Talbot Dominates Again; Salem Wins 13th Straight

AAA: Round Rock 9, Memphis 3 - Jared Gothreaux won his eighth game by making his fourth consecutive quality start, and Jailen Peguero pitched two solid innings in relief. In his last seven outings, Peguero has pitched 12.2 innings and allowed only three earned runs while striking out fourteen batters. Eric Munson is 0-8 since arriving in Round Rock.

In order to meet the ever-important playoff availability deadline, Humberto Quintero and Eric Bruntlett were added to the Astros' roster and Chris Sampson and JR House were sent out to make room for them. In the infinitesmally likely even that the Astros make the postseason, they will be without House and Sampson. In equally meaningful news, my dog crapped in the backyard this morning before I left for work.

AA: Midland 2, Corpus Christi 1 - The Hooks left eight men on base and grounded into three double plays, turning 12 hits into only a single run. Juan Guiterrez had a nice start, and Paul Estrada was a hard-luck loser, giving up only an unearned run in 2.2 innings while striking out five. Josh Anderson had three hits and stole his 43rd base of the season.

High A: Salem 8, Winston-Salem 2 - The Avalanche made it thirteen wins in a row behind Felipe Paulino del Guidice's seven strong innings and homers from Drew Sutton and Beau Torbert. Last night's win sewed up a playoff berth for the Avalanche. Exactly two of Salem's thirteen wins have been by two or fewer runs, and seven of them have come at the expense of Winston-Salem. The Avalanche have seven games remaining in their regular season schedule.

Low A: Lexington was idle.

Short Season A: Oneonta 11, Tri-City 4 - The Valley Cats made five errors, including a pair by #1 pick Max Sapp. A Night to Remember for Kyle DeYoung, the Valley Cats' reliever who allowed four hits, a walk and seven runs (four earned) without retiring a batter.

Rookie: Greenville 6, Kingsport 5 (10) - Two hits apiece for LF Steve Brown and RF Brandon Barnes.

Zobrist/Talbot Watch: Aubrey Huff and Ben Zobrist were off last night. Mitch Talbot threw 7.2 shutout innings, scattering seven hits and striking out seven while walking only one, while running his record to 3-3 with the Biscuits and dropping his ERA to 1.94. Combined between Corpus and Montgomery, Talbot is 9-7 with a 2.81 ERA in 150+ innings, allowing only six home runs and striking out 154 while walking only 46. The only non-"quality start" Talbot has had with the Biscuits was on August 18, where he pitched 5.2 innings and struck out eleven while allowing only one run.


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