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Astros Prospect Report: Straily dismantles Round Rock, Fresno squares series

After dropping the first game in their championship duel with the Rangers' AAA squad, Fresno plays again in Round Rock, looking to square the series.

Dan Straily turned in possibly his finest outing of the season on the Minors' biggest stage
Dan Straily turned in possibly his finest outing of the season on the Minors' biggest stage
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AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 3-1 win over Round Rock (TEX)

-> Jon Singleton: 2-for-4, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI
-> Tony Kemp: 2-for-5, RBI
-> Alex Presley: 1-for-3, BB, SB, R
-> Andrew Aplin: 1-for-3, BB, R
-> Robbie Grossman: 0-for-2, BB, SB
-> Tyler White: 0-for-3, BB
-> Tyler Heineman: 0-for-3
-> Nolan Fontana: 0-for-4
-> L.J. Hoes: 0-for-4

SP Dan Straily: 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 K (win)
RP Chris Devenski: 1.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K (hold)
RP Kevin Chapman: 0.2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K (save)

Hey hey, our AAA club beat the Rangers' AAA club, that's something, right? Right? You feel better now, yeah...?

Presley singled in the first, and with two outs, Singleton hit a two-run jack that would prove to be enough. The teams traded runs in their respective halves of the seventh inning, with Kemp singling in Aplin, who had walked and been subsequently bunted over to second by Heineman.

Straily is the big hero here. Those two walks didn't come until that seventh inning, with two walks being followed by a single, thus Round Rock's lone run. That means Straily had a perfect game through six innings before the walks broke it up, and then the single broke up the no-hitter immediately after. Still, this is a AAA lineup with some talent, notably Nomar Mazara, and he was perfect in six innings against them.

And, worth a mention, was Chris Devenski, who posted a 3.01 ERA in 119.2 innings in AA as one of Corpus' workhorses, pitching his first inning in AAA. It won't show up next year since playoff stats aren't tracked, but there you go. Proabably a good indication that he'll be in Fresno's rotation come Opening Day 2016. If he's not popped in the Rule 5, that is.

So Fresno split the two games on the road. They're off today, and will play up to three home games on Friday, Saturday and, if necessary, Sunday, to determine the champ. Brett Oberholtzer is currently scheduled to toe the rubber on Friday night.