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Minor League Report: Corpus Christi Hooks vs. Arkansas Travelers

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CORPUS CHRISTI — The Hooks, sitting in third place in the South Division of the Texas League, went into the match-up with the Arkansas Travelers with both clubs at a record of 19-25; the starter for the Hooks was Jake Buchanan, the same player whose last outing was an 11-4 loss against the San Antonio Missions. The Hooks started off hot from the very beginning, scoring five runs, the first two via two doubles from Austin Wates, and Jonathan Singleton, a Jose Martinez single and Jonathan Villar taking one for the team, getting hit by the pitch; offensive potency was capped off by a three run bomb from Brandon Barnes, a 416ft bomb to be exact, his fifth home run of the year. Read more…

Root Root Root for the Hooks!

The Double A affiliate for the Houston Astros Corpus Christi Hooks has been on fire, as of late, behind stellar pitching from pitchers Jared Cosart, Jose Cisnero, Arncenio Leon, Jason Stoffel, Erik Abreu, and Brett Olberholtzer. The pitching staff the Hooks have had all time in their short existence, the Hooks have played amazing, lights out ball this season, going on a five game winning streak to improve their record to 10-8 after going on a four game losing streak. Last season, the Hooks were not much to brag about, but in only the first 20 games, they have played better baseball in the start of the season than all of last year. Not surprising though, after new Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow stated that he wants to build the franchise from the ground up, by getting star prospects and having them grow and develop in the farm system. It seems that the initiative is already paying off for Luhnow and company as the Hooks are steam rolling on their five game winning streak, taking three of four from Frisco and taking the first two games from Midland, decimating both offensively and defensively, allowing three or less runs in every game. Read more…

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