Astros Minors: The winningest regular season team will be watching the Texas League Championship from home after falling to Midland in the first round.
Only two Astros minor league teams made the playoffs in 2017, the Hooks and Jethawks. It wasn’t the way that the Hooks wanted the season to end. But there will be no more games under the lights at Whataburger field until the 2017 season kicks off. There will be a time to assess superlatives, rising stars, and the next wave of young talent. But first we’ll recap the final series and shine a light on the successes and failures of the 2016 post-season campaign.
Corpus Christi’s last Texas League title came in 2006. That was also the last appearance in the championship game for the Hooks. They also fell to Midland in the first round of the playoffs last year.
Game 1: Wednesday, L 2-6 (WP: Seddon, LP: Martes)
Game 2: Thursday, W 5-4 (WP: Peterson, LP: Stull)
Game 3: Friday, L 5-7 (WP: Friedrichs, LP: Dorris)
Game 4: Saturday, L 2-5 (WP: Mann, LP: Sneed)
Next: Games 1 & 2