Friday, July 16, 2010

Astros complete second workout with released Brewers pitcher

The Astros have taken two good looks at Calallen pitcher, and former 9th round Brewers draft pick, Kristian Bueno.

Bueno pitched Thursday at an Astros tryout camp at Weslaco East High School under the watchful eye of Houston scout Rusty Pendergrass, consistently throwing in the 91-93 mile per hour range.

"This is my second tryout with the Astros here. I did the one in the Woodlands on the 10th. It didn't go so good. It was a little rough. I worked on some pitching during the week and came out here and I think I had a pretty fair performance. I hadn't been to one of these since I was 18 and I'm 21 now. I was just trying to get back into the rhythm of how these things work, warming up quicker on the mound. You only have 15 pitches to really impress somebody."

Astros scout Rusty Pendergrass:
"He's left handed. That's all I will say. I can't give any secrets away."

Well, thank God the Astros know he's left-handed. Now I'm going to sign him to my team.

"It's kind of up in the air right now. We don't really know much now. I'm just hoping I get a chance to play for the Astros. They know I live in Corpus and Double-A is the Corpus Christi Hooks. I think that would be really cool. To play in Houston, that would be a dream."