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.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Double Delight!

Last night, the G-Stros rapped out a team record eight doubles in their 13-8 win against Pulaski.  The previous record was six doubles in a game and it had happened five times.  After that outburst, Greeneville is tied with Danville for the lead in doubles with 56; despite playing one less game than the D-Braves.

The eight doubles were hit by five batters:
Brian Blasik  - giving him nine on the year (2nd in the league)
Terrell Joyce -hit two doubles giving him eight on the season (Tied for 3rd in league)
Ariel Ovando - bringing his total to eight as well (T-3rd)
Ernesto Genoves  - had two to also reach eight (T-3rd)
Jean Batista - added two to bring his total to seven (Tied for 11th in the league)

The record for most doubles in a season by a Greeneville Astro is 20. That record is held by two former G-Stros: Jose Altuve & Ronald Ramirez.  With 41 games to go, it appears that record may fall this year.

As a team, the G-Stros are on pace for 141 doubles. That would shatter the previous record of 119.

Other Notes:

Jean Batista added a home run to his two doubles and is on an extra base hit tear.  In the last three games, he is 6 for 12 with three doubles and a two HR.  He has surpassed his HR total from last season (3) and is quickly catching his extra base total of 16.  He currently has seven doubles, two triples and four home runs.   

D'Andre Toney is quietly having a very good July.  For the month, he is hitting .328 and is getting on base at a .400 clip through 15 games.  When you add the pop of four doubles and two homers this month.  That is a very impressive line. 

Every G-Stro had a hit last night and all but one had a RBI. 

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