Collin McHugh makes another rehab start, Jake Rogers continues to slug.
AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (48-41) OFF
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (43-45) won 6-5 Boxscore
Collin McHugh continued to progress towards re-joining the Astros rotation and the Hooks used a 12 hit attack to beat the Arkansas Travelers 6-5.
McHugh allowed three unearned runs on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts over four and a third innings. He stretched out to 74 pitches, and looks like he’s getting closer to a return to the major league rotation. Kent Emmanuel picked up the win as the second half of a tandem start.
Garrett Stubbs drove the Hooks offense, going 4-5 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored. Jack Mayfield went 2-4 with a home run for Corpus Christi.
A+: Buies Creek Astros (50-39) won 4-2 Boxscore
Buies Creek tandem starters Brett Adcock and Franklin Perez allowed only one earned run on five hits in last night’s action. Adcock earned the victory, going five innings and allowing one run on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Perez went four innings, allowing an unearned run and striking out five.
Yordan Alvarez returned from his successful Futures Game appearance in style, going 2-3 with a double, run scored and RBI. Jake Rogers went 1-4 with his 8th home runs since his promotion to High A.
Rogers came into the season with the reputation as a tremendous defensive catcher, but he’s more than held his own in the batter’s box. For the year (over two levels) he’s now slashing .279/.365/.523 with 17 doubles and 14 home runs in 68 games. He’s put himself squarely in the conversation for top catching prospect in the Astros system.
A: Quad Cities River Bandits (51-36) won 6-1 Boxscore
River Bandits starter Yohan Ramirez hurled five scoreless innings Monday night to earn the victory. He allowed two hits and two walks with three strikeouts in the outing.
Recently resurgent Daz Cameron (hitting .368 in his last 10 games) paced the offense, going 1-3 with a triple, a walk, an RBI and three runs scored.
A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (7-12) OFF
Rookie: Greeneville Astros (12-6) lost 13-7 Boxscore
Frankeny Fernandez and Reiny Beltre each had two hit nights to lead the Greeneville Astros. The Astros pitching staff struggled all night against the Kingsport Mets, allowing 19 hits and seven walks.