Aug 3, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) hits a two-run home run during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
A lot has changed since I wrote my last Corpus Christi Hooks update. The month of July included a lot of roster moves for the Astros AA affiliate, and their win-loss record has definitely been affected. The Hooks, who won the first half of the Texas League season with a 48-22 record, are 23-18 in the second half.
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They still have been able to win ball games, but with all the moving and shaking they haven’t been as dominant as they were from April through June. Of course, a lot of this has to do with the fact that current Astros Carlos Correa and Lance McCullers haven’t been with the team in the second half and their best player, Brett Phillips, was traded in late July.
Speaking of Phillips, it’s a shame that he was traded to the Brewers because I had watched him play in Corpus Christi just last week and was 100% sure that I would be writing about him in this post. Too bad he’s with another organization, but Carlos Gomez has been a really good center fielder so far in Houston.
Anyway there are still a lot of good players in Corpus who are making a case to join the Astros sooner rather than later and others who are making Corpus Christi feel like home, so let’s get to talking about those guys.
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