Astros’ Hooks Hope to Use Extra Inning Theatrics to Spur Winning Streak

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After several weeks of inconsistency, the bats have started to wake up again thanks in part to the newest additions to the lineup: Stubbs, Laureano, and Nolan Fontana. These new Hooks combined for a .433 on-base percentage in 51 collective at-bats.

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Laureano’s promotion from the Lancaster Jethawks this week was well deserved. The 22-year-old outfielder was a 16th round pick by the Astros in 2014 and was hitting .317 with 34 extra base hits in the California League this season. In three games with the Hooks, he’s three for nine with a pair of doubles.

The biggest punches came from Tanielu and J.D. Davis. Tanielu’s 14th inning long ball was just one of his eight hits in the six games he participated in this week. He has helped solidify the Corpus Christi infield instead of the recent promotions of Alex Bregman and Moon. Tanielu has spent most of his time at second base. At third base, Davis has been the rock for this team.  He and Derek Fisher are the only current players that have played at least 30 games with Corpus Christi and had an OPS above .780, .790 and .822 respectively.

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