Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Last Night Good for 2004 G-Stros Patton & Paulino

Checking box scores this morning, I saw that two former Greeneville Astros got wins in the MLB yesterday.  First, Felipe Paulino continues his good pitching for Kansas City.  He fanned 9 batters in his start against the Twins. He went six innings allowing three runs on six hits with two walks to earn his fourth win of the year. 

Meanwhile, back on the east coast, the Orioles were facing the Red Sox.  After five innings, the Sox were up 2-1.  Baltimore turned to Troy Patton who retired the only five batters he faced.  While he was one the mound, the Orioles took the lead and gave Patton his second win of the season.  It also lowered his ERA on the season to 3.25 and for the month of September his ERA is down to 0.98.  He is making the case to start the season in the Majors for the first time and maybe even in the back end of the bull pen.  Dave Regan of foxsports says this:

...reportedly the Orioles are looking to move him (current closer Jim Johnson) to the rotation given the struggles of starters like Brian Matusz and Chris Tillman. Troy Patton and Pedro Strop are potential sleepers, but it's possible the team's 2012 closer is not yet on the roster.


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