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Astros Prospect Report: Preston Tucker Homers. In other news, water is wet.

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Your daily look at the previous night's Minor League happenings.

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Chase McDonald and Friends Decide to be Spectators

I'll let Chase McDonald's twitter tell the story.

And just like normal cheap seat patrons, they manage to meander their way on down to a much better viewing angle.

Come on Astros! Can't we hook up the Baby 'Stros with some better seats!

Reno Aces (ARI) at the Fresno Grizzlies

Preston Tucker homered. Again. Preston Tucker with three hits. Again. This dude is really making a case to get the call. He's hit 5 homeruns in his last 10 games. I know we don't fawn over RBIs on TCB, but Tucker has 26 in 18 games. Preston is just showing "mastery" at this moment.

Jonathan Villar added a hit (batting .385 in his short stint so far). Alex Presley, Domingo Santana, and Andrew Aplin also notched a hit. Sneakily, Andrew Aplin has decided to get it rolling. He's slashing .300/.432/.434 coming into this game with 4 SBs to only 1 CS.

Jake Buchanan got hit around a little bit, but managed to limit the damage to only 2 runs. Uncharacteristically, he had only 5 ground outs to 6 air outs. This makes me wonder if he may have been working on a pitch or working on throwing up in the zone a little bit. The box score doesn't always tell the whole story, especially in minor league baseball.

Darin Downs, Jordan Jankowski, and Kevin Chapman combined to throw 4.0 IP, striking out 5 and only allowing 1 hit.

Grizzlies win 4-2. They improve their record to 11-7.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Jonathan Villar 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.385
Alex Presley RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.295
Preston Tucker LF 4 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0.338
3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.262
1B 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.266
Domingo Santana DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.296
Andrew Aplin CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.303
C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.213
SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.255

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jake Buchanan (W, 2-0) 5.0 9 2 2 0 2 1 3.68
Darin Downs (H, 3) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.66
Jordan Jankowski (H, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.74
Kevin Chapman (S, 1) 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.27

Tweet of the Game (it's nice in #Growlifornia):

Corpus Christi Hooks at the Midland RockHounds (OAK)

The Hooks were out-bludgeoned in an offense-packed game that saw the hated RockHounds hit 4 homeruns and win the game on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th.

Colin "get a brain" Moran led the charge for the Hooks with 3 hits including 2 doubles. Colin has batted .333 over his last 10 games to raise his average up to .274. He's still looking for that first homerun, but the double I saw him hit on MiLB.tv was encouraging. It was smoked off the wall to the opposite field gap. Captain Carlos Correa, Tyler White, and Telvin Nash each had a multi-hit game. Tony Kemp reached base twice, but was caught stealing. That's 3 times he's been caught stealing to only 2 stolen bases. Hopefully, he will get it rolling on the base paths soon.

Correa managed to raise his batting average to .382 on the year. Three - eighty - two. He did smash a triple in the first, so his stupid high OPS will also increase. He got thrown out taking a big turn looking to turn his triple in to an inside the park homerun.

Nothing too positive coming out of the pitching staff. Aaron West struggled with the long ball, although to his defense the wind was blowing out to center field at 22 mph.

Hooks lose 9-8. Their record drops to 12-5.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tony Kemp CF 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.317
3B 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.274
Carlos Correa SS 4 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0.382
Conrad Gregor 1B 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.288
Tyler White DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0.375
2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Telvin Nash RF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.226
1- ---> 1- Teoscar Hernandez PR-RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.118
Leo Heras LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.270
C 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.429

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Aaron West 5.0 7 5 5 0 3 3 3.68
3.0 6 4 2 2 1 1 3.68
Mitch Lambson 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.00

Tweet of the (Pre) Game (sometimes there is some scary weather that the buses have to drive through)