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Friday, September 01, 2006

Hooks Continue to Sink

AAA: Memphis 3, Round Rock 1 (12) - A great night of pitching for the Express, but the offense did not hold up their end of the bargain. Chris Sampson and Mark McLemore, in particular, pitched great. Why Sampson is not getting more of an opportunity in Houston is beyond me. Last night he threw three innings of hitless relief and struck out six. During his brief stint in Houston, he pitched effectively as well. Too bad he is not left-handed; then, I guess, he'd be a permanent member of your rotation, no matter his ERA.

AA: San Antonio 7, Corpus Christi 0 - The Hooks continue to stagger towards the postseason. Troy Patton was average, at best, and Hunter Pence and Tike Redman each provided two hits. Redman is now hitting .385 in his last nine games and, in my opinion, would have been a much more logical call-up than Charlton Jimerson.

High A: Salem and Wilmington were rained out.

Low A: Lexington and Hickory were rained out.

Short Season A: Brooklyn 4, Tri-City 3 - Four innings of great relief from Bud Norris in the loss. Norris has 46 K's in 38 IP and has allowed only 13 BB's and 1 HR.

Rookie: Greeneville's season has ended.

Zobrist/Talbot Watch: Ben Zobrist was 1-5 against the White Sox, extending his hitting streak to nine games. Aubrey Huff was benched against LHP Doug Davis and recorded an out in a pinch-hitting appearance. Despite recording 23 RBI in August, Huff is still hitting just .198 (with a .324 SLG) with RISP.


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