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All SA on Independence Day

July 4, 2024

Box Score SAN ANTONIO - The Fourth of July was rough on the Hooks, with the Missions permitting only two hits in an 8-0 victory before 7,523 fans at Wolff Stadium. Astros right-hander Luis Garcia worked 1 1/3 innings in a rehab start for Corpus Christi. In his second appearance

Garcia, Astros survive Arozarena's latest fireworks

Astros No. 13 prospect posts two zeros in start; slugger ties record
October 15, 2020

Luis Garcia gave the Astros exactly what they needed from him in a win-or-go-home scenario Thursday. Houston's No. 13 prospect worked around two walks and a hit batsman while fanning one in two scoreless frames as the Astros survived the latest power display by Tampa Bay's No. 19 prospect Randy

Head of the Class: Class A Advanced

Padres' Campusano breaks out bat; Astros' Garcia brings heat
September 30, 2019

With another Minor League season in the books, members of the staff are looking back at some of the most notable performers from the 2019 campaign for each level. After looking at Triple-A, Double-A, Class A, Class A Short Season and Rookie Advanced, we turn our attention to the Class A

Blue Rocks roll to first Mills Cup since '99

Lugo, other young Royals arms stay dominant through Game 5
September 14, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina -- Tad Ratliff would like to make this a habit.The right-handed Kansas City prospect was on the mound for the final pitch of the Carolina League season, completing another pitching masterpiece for the Class A Advanced Blue Rocks."It's just so cool to throw the last pitch of

Astros' Garcia posts records on 13-K night

Club's No. 29 prospect sets personal, Carolina League marks
August 14, 2019

Even as Luis Garcia gets deeper into his longest season as a professional, he's been hitting his stride on the mound.On Wednesday night, the No. 29 Astros prospect checked off another double-digit strikeout performance and helped put the Class A Advanced Woodpeckers into the history books in the process.Garcia whiffed a franchise-record

Hernandez headlines Pitchers of the Week

Rangers No. 8 prospect fanned 10 in first scoreless start of 2019
June 3, 2019

It had been almost a year to the day since the Rangers had seen this version of Jonathan Hernández, and the hints of dominance the right-hander displayed last week had to be a welcome sight.Texas' No. 8 prospect tossed seven scoreless innings for Double-A Frisco, striking out 10 for the

Suns' Garcia raps out four more hits

Nationals No. 6 prospect improves to 7-for-8 in past two games
May 25, 2018

Luis Garcia was one of the most coveted international free agents in the 2016 class and the Nationals paid him like it, giving him a $1.3 million bonus.He rewarded their faith by hitting .302/.330/.387 in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League at age 17 last year and began the 2018 season