Astros: Hooks Send Eight to the AA All-Star Game

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Mar 5, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Alex Bregman (82) bats during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 5, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Alex Bregman (82) bats during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Astros’ Hooks Secure 1st Place in the First Half Standings; Send Eight Players to the Texas League All-Star Game.

The Corpus Christi Hooks, the Astros Double-A affiliate, led the way in South Division All-Star representatives, sending four pitchers and four position players to the  North vs. South Showdown this week in Springfield, Missouri. The balanced representation mirrors the balanced attack that led the Hooks to their first half title.

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One of those All-Stars, closer Brendan McCurry, was promoted to AAA this week converting his first save opportunity against the Albuquerque Isotopes on Thursday. Also joining him with the Fresno Grizzlies was infielder Chan-Jong Moon. Ryan Thompson was promoted to the Hooks from Lancaster while Albert Minnis has been assigned to Tri-City on a rehab assignment, then on to Lancaster. Marion Avea has joined the Hooks from Quad Cities.

Evan Grills and Edison Frias have been activated from the temporary inactive list. David Paulino has been placed on the temporary inactive list.

Game Results

Monday: San Antonio, W 5-3

Tuesday: San Antonio, W 5-1

Wednesday: San Antonio, 1-2

Thursday: @ Frisco, W 3-2

Friday: @ Frisco, L 7-8

Saturday: @ Frisco, W 3-0

Sunday:  @ Frisco, W 9-2

First Half Record: 47-23, 1st in South Division, eight and one-half games ahead of Frisco

Second Half Record: 4-2, 1st in South Division, tied with Midland

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