Astros: Hooks Continue to Fall Further in the Standings
A few bright spots weren’t enough to salvage a winning week for the Astros Double-A affiliate as they continue to fall further in the South Division.
While Midland (6-4 in its last 10 games) and San Antonio (7-3 in its last 10 games) the Hooks find themselves winners of just 4 of their last 10 games and 7 of their last 20. Hooks pitching has been up and down (4.70 ERA this week) and the offense can’t seem to click (3.29 runs per game this week with a team average of .216).
Danry Vaquez was suspended for five games after instigating a bench clearing scuffle last week. Gonzalo Sanudo was released this week. The 24 year old right hander had a 4.05 ERA in four appearances with Corpus Christi. Shortstop Antonio Nunez was assigned to the team from the Lancaster Jethawks. Nunez held a .273 batting average this season with the Jethawks after splitting time between Quad Cities and Lancaster since April. Nolan Fontana and Edison Frias were promoted to Fresno on Monday. David Paulino was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Astros for a rehab assignment on Thursday.
Monday: @ San Antonio L 4-10
Tuesday: @ San Antonio L 2-6
Wednesday: @ San Antonio W 3-0
Thursday: Midland L 2-3
Friday: Midland W 5-4
Saturday: Midland L 5-8
Sunday: Midland L 2-4
Second Half Record: 16-21, 3rd in the South Division, nine games behind Midland