Astros: Hooks’ Headlines – Carlos Gomez Rehab in Progress

Carlos Gomez at bat by Tammy Tucker
Carlos Gomez at bat by Tammy Tucker /
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Carlos Gomez celebrates J.D. Davis' home run. Photo Credit by Tammy Tucker
Carlos Gomez celebrates Astros’ prospect J.D. Davis’ home run. Photo Credit by Tammy Tucker /

Carlos Gomez was the story in Corpus Christi this week going, 5-20 in five rehab starts. His first start on Tuesday was grim, going 0-3 with two strikeouts. The leg kick was inconsistent, and he just wasn’t able to get into any rhythm at the plate. Things started to turn around for him on Wednesday after he launched a no-doubt home run in the 5th inning on Wednesday. With that shot to left-center, Gomez raised his 2016 home run total to one

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Teoscar Hernandez continues to produce at a high level. He hasn’t garnered as much attention as Alex Bregman, but the Dominican outfielder has continued to get clutch hits – contributing to a .355 on-base percentage. Down 7-5 to the Missions on Monday, Hernandez smashed a bases loaded double to the base of the wall, driving in all three runners and securing a Hooks victory. His 12 doubles on the season are tied with J.D. Davis for the most on the team.

Bregman might not be featured in these recaps for much longer as he continues to crush the competition in AA. This week’s slash line: .333/.400/.778 with a 1.178 OPS. For the season, he sports a 1.077 OPS, the best in the Texas League. This week he led, or was tied for the team lead in runs, hits, home runs, extra-base hits, total bases, and walks.

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