Astros Minors: Hooks’ Pitching Returns to Dominance

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Jun 22, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; The Houston Astros celebrate the win against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Astros won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 22, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; The Houston Astros celebrate the win against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Astros won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports /
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Amidst roster turnover, the Hooks took series over San Antonio and Midland this week. Astros minor league report.

What’s better than a 12 strikeout performance from one of the Hooks starters? Back to back 12 strikeout performances by a pair of Hooks hurlers, Francis Martes and Evan Grills, who led the Hooks pitching staff this week. They both dominated their starts against the San Antonio Missions early in the week. Corpus Christi pitchers combined to strike out X and walk X.

The major league club added pitching depth last week, calling up James Hoyt and Joseph Musgrove from the Fresno Grizzlies. Those moves, plus the Josh Fields trade to the Dodgers left several rosters in holes in AAA that were filled by Corpus Christi Hooks pitchers Keegan Yuhl, Aaron West, Albert Minnis, and Brian Holmes. Right-handed pitcher Jacob Dorris was promoted from High-A Lancaster. It was announced on Sunday that Derek Fisher would be promoted to the Grizzlies as well.

Game Results

Monday: vs. San Antonio W 7-4

Tuesday: vs. San Antonio W 4-2

Wednesday: vs. San Antonio W 6-2

Thursday: @ Midland L 1-7

Friday: @ Midland W 3-2

Saturday: @ Midland L 2-7

Sunday: @ Midland W 3-1

Second Half Record: 21-23, 3rd in the South Division, eight games behind Midland

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