Astros’ Corpus Christi Hooks Pitching Highlights Strong Week

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May 1, 2016; Frisco, TX, USA; Corpus Christi Hooks pitcher Keegan Yuhl (35) delivers to the plate against the Frisco RoughRiders in the 2nd inning at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
May 1, 2016; Frisco, TX, USA; Corpus Christi Hooks pitcher Keegan Yuhl (35) delivers to the plate against the Frisco RoughRiders in the 2nd inning at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports /
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Pitching and Defense

Feb 24, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros pitcher
Feb 24, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros pitcher /

Keegan Yuhl continues to get it done at AA. The winning pitcher in Wednesday’s 10-2 victory, Yuhl struck out six, allowing two runs on eight hits in six innings of work. In his last five starts, Yuhl is 4-0 with a 1.86 ERA.

Kent Emanuel, working the back half of a tandem start with David Paulino, picked up a four-inning save on Thursday. The duo allowed just one hit, a fifth-inning single by Angel Rosa surrendered by Paulino. Paulino now holds a 1.80 ERA in 10 appearances. Emanuel has a 1.00 ERA and .560 WHIP in two appearances with Corpus Christi since being activated off the disabled list in late May.

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Overall the pitching staff performed excellently this week. Across six games, Hooks starters allowed six runs while the relief corps allowed just three – two charged to Michael Freeman, who has struggled at AA so far. All told, the Hooks pitching struck out 56 batters, allowed 14 walks and no home runs in the week

**Statistics provided by MiLB.com and Baseball-Reference***

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