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Astros system blossoming at the top

Tucker, Toro reach Majors while Javier rises to Triple-A
October 30, 2019

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The Astros went all-in on their quest for another World Series title at the

Ferguson, Express book trip to PCL Finals

Astros outfield prospect homers, drives in three to back Whitley
September 8, 2019

It was the most gut-wrenching series of manager Mickey Storey's career but the next stop for his Triple-A Express: the Pacific Coast League Championship Series.Houston outfield prospect Drew Ferguson bashed a homer and drove in three runs as Round Rock doubled up Iowa, 10-5, on Sunday at Principal Park to

De Goti cycles to play Express' locomotive

Astros infielder smashes two homers on five-hit, six-RBI night
August 8, 2019

Alex De Goti might have had his cycle earlier Wednesday night, but a scoring decision changed his fourth-inning double to a single.So he went for the double again. And he got it.The Houston infield prospect capped the cycle with the two-bagger while homering twice on a five-hit, six-RBI night as

Grizzlies take commanding 2-0 series lead behind offensive outburst

Nick Tanielu finishes 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI; Alex De Goti also goes deep in the 7-5 win
September 6, 2018

The Fresno Grizzlies (2-0) defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas (0-2) 7-5 in game two of the PCL Pacific Championship Thursday night from Southwest University Park. With the win, Fresno took a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series. Behind 15 hits, the Grizzlies improved to 34-8 on the road when

Slugfest in Salt Lake ends with a 14-9 Grizzlies win

All Fresno starters record at least one hit, finish with 18 total on the night
August 31, 2018

For just the third time in franchise history, the Fresno Grizzlies (80-56) reached the 80-win plateau after defeating the Salt Lake Bees (70-66) 14-9 Friday night from Smith's Ballpark. In what was a back-and-forth slugfest ended when Fresno scored seven runs in the eighth inning, stopping any comeback. All starters

Grizzlies set PCL strikeout record in 6-3 loss to Chihuahuas

Fresno's staff sets the modern-era league record for most punchouts in a single season
August 29, 2018

Despite breaking the PCL-record for most strikeouts by a staff in a single-season, the Fresno Grizzlies (78-56) fell to the El Paso Chihuahuas (80-54) 6-3 Wednesday night from Chukchansi Park. In the top of the eighth, reliever Dean Deetz set down Auston Bousfield, securing punchout number 1,278. That would allow

Hooks Battle Back to Secure Series

August 1, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Corbin Martin carried a perfect game into the seventh Tuesday night, while his Hooks engineered a two-out eighth inning rally to beat the Missions, 5-4, securing a series win at Whataburger Field.Corpus Christi (24-15, 67-41) has won four in a row.Following an hour-and-45-minute rain delay, Martin retired

De Goti Dinger Powers Hooks to Walk-Off Win

July 29, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Hooks scored five times over the final two innings Saturday night, culminating with a two-out, two-run walk-off home run by Alex De Goti, which vaulted Corpus Christi to a 7-5 win over Midland before 6,012 fans at Whataburger Field.The Hooks' (21-15, 64-41) fifth walk-off win of

Hooks Settle for Split in Permian Basin

July 22, 2018

MIDLAND - The RockHounds scored seven runs over the final three frames Sunday afternoon, upending Corpus Christi, 8-4, to force a split of the four-game series at Security Bank Ballpark.The Hooks outhit Midland, 11-6, but the homestanding Hounds capitalized on nine Corpus Christi walks.

Luzardo Stifles Corpus Christi

July 19, 2018

MIDLAND - Jesus Luzardo tossed five one-hit shutout innings Thursday night, leading Midland to a 3-1 triumph in the series opener at Security Bank Ballpark.Luzardo, who started the Futures Game for the World squad on Sunday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., faced one over the minimum Thursday vs. Corpus

Riders Take Back-&-Forth Affair

July 15, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - The RoughRiders plated three ninth-inning runs Sunday night en route to a 9-7 victory over the Hooks in the series opener at Whataburger Field.Frisco (14-9, 38-55) racked up 18 hits and went 7-for-16 with men in scoring position, handing the Hooks just their third loss in the

Raspas Roll Friday Night

July 7, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Brandon Bielak hurled 6 2/3 shutout frames and his club mounted an 18-hit attack as Corpus Christi cruised to a 9-4 victory over Arkansas before 5,187 fans at Whataburger Field.The Hooks, transformed this weekend into the Corpus Christi Raspas, have now won five of their last six

Hooks Nail Naturals in Ninth

July 2, 2018

SPRINGDALE, AR - Back-to-back home runs by Yordan Alvarez and Lorenzo Quintana capped a six-run ninth inning Monday night as the Hooks roared to a 7-2 come-from-behind win over the Naturals at Arvest Ballpark.Corpus Christi (8-3, 51-29), now 3-2 on the road trip, will shoot for the series sweep Tuesday

Hooks Gain Ground on SA

CC has won 14 of its last 19 & stands a season-best 15 games over .500
June 16, 2018

MIDLAND - Corpus Christi secured a series victory in the Permian Basin Friday night, besting Midland, 6-2, before 4,471 fans at Security Bank Ballpark.With the win and Frisco's walk-off triumph over San Antonio, the Hooks (41-26) are one game back of the first-place Missions with three to play in the

De Goti & Ferrell Fuel CC

June 12, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Alex De Goti belted two home runs and Riley Ferrell spun 2 1/3 shutout frames to earn his fifth save of the year as Corpus Christi wrapped up a 6-4 triumph over San Antonio before 6,365 fans Monday night at Whataburger Field.The Hooks (38-25), who shoot for

Whitley Dazzles in Debut, De Goti Goes Deep Twice

June 9, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Forrest Whitley dispatched 12 of the 14 men he faced and Alex De Goti plated four runs via two round-trippers as the Hooks pushed past Frisco, 11-1, before 5,281 fans at Whataburger Field.With the series win, Corpus Christi (36-24) has claimed 9 of its last 12 games.

Ninth Inning De Goti Dinger Vaults CC

June 2, 2018

TULSA - Alex De Goti belted a two-out, two-run home run in the ninth inning Saturday night, pushing the Hooks to a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Drillers before 7,112 fans at ONEOK Field.Corpus Christi (33-22) has won eight of its last 11 games.Trailing 2-0, Randy César opened the ninth

Hooks Storm Drillers Saturday Night

May 26, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Myles Straw went 5-for-5 with three runs scored, and Alex De Goti belted a late three-run dinger as the Hooks rolled to a 7-2 triumph before 5,117 fans at Whataburger Field.Framber Valdez also turned in a terrific start. After allowing two markers in the first, Valdez retired

CC Erupts Late for a Tuesday Triumph

May 15, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Hooks scored five times in the seventh inning and Cionel Pérez fired four shutout frames to close out a 5-4 victory over the Missions Tuesday night at Whataburger Field.Corpus Christi (22-16) has won four in a row, and now trails San Antonio (25-13) by 3.0 games

Alvarez's Eighth Inning Blast Powers Hooks

April 22, 2018

FRISCO - Yordan Alvarez belted a three-run home run into the lazy river beyond the right-field wall Sunday afternoon, sending the Hooks to an 8-6 victory and a series sweep of Frisco at Dr Pepper Ballpark.The come-from-behind effort was Corpus Christi's eighth win in the last 10 games. The RoughRiders

Hooks Strike Late in Home Opener

April 12, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI - Alex De Goti cracked a couple doubles and Ralph Garza fired 3 2/3 shutout frames of relief Thursday night as the Hooks knocked off Northwest Arkansas, 5-2, before a sellout crowd of 6,213 fans at Whataburger Field.Corpus Christi lefty spread two runs and 10 hits over five

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 17

Mariners' Moore tosses another gem; Reds' Senzel gets three hits
April 18, 2017

Rangers 1B Ronald Guzmán, Triple-A Round Rock: 3-for-5, HR, 4 RBI -- The Rangers' No. 4 prospect has been giving the big club something to think about in his first season on the 40-man roster. By going deep Monday for the second time, Guzman has already eclipsed his Triple-A homer total