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Astros Prospect Report: April 14th, 2019

See how the prospects performed last night!

MLB: Spring Training-Houston Astros at Washington Nationals Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

AAA: Round Rock Express (7-4) won 7-6 (BOX SCORE)

Armenteros started for the Express and only lasted 4 innings as he allowed 2 runs. The Express traded blows with the Redbirds getting a De Goti solo HR in the 3rd and an Alvarez RBI single in the 4th. After the Redbirds scored 2 in the 5th, the Express responded with two of their own on Ritchie and Straw RBI singles. In the 6th, Jones connected on a 3 run HR to give the Express the lead. Valdez tossed 2 innings in relief allowing 1 run and Garza was able to post a scoreless 9th to pick up the save.

Note:Alvarez is hitting .344 with 1.457 OPS in 10 games this season.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (4-7) won 13-5 (BOX SCORE)

Finally an offensive explosion from the Hooks. They scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning on a Quintana 2 run single, Wrenn 2 run single, and Toro RBI single. In the 4th they picked up 2 more on a Wrenn 2 run triple. They added 3 more in the 5th with 1 run scoring on an error and a 2 run single from Rojas. Valdez started and went 4.2 innings allowing 2 runs. They capped the game scoring 3 in the 8th with a run on an error and a Wrenn 2 run double. The bullpen allowed 3 runs but was able to hold on for the win.

Note:Wrenn is hitting .361 in 10 games this season.

A+: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (7-4) won 9-4 (BOX SCORE)

Javier started for the Woodpeckers and added to his solid start to the season going 5 innings allowing 1 run with 4 strikeouts. Sierra put the Woodpeckers on the board in the 2nd inning with a Grand Slam, his first HR of the season. Adams added to the lead with a solo HR in the 3rd. They would add 1 run from the 5th to the 8th inning from a De La Cruz sac fly, Meyers RBI double, Arauz RBI single, and Beer RBI single. Sanabria tossed 3.2 scoreless in relief. Martin closed it out, but not before allowing 3 runs.

Note: Beer is hitting .300 with 10 RBI, but no XBH this season.

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (6-4) lost 6-3 (BOX SCORE)

Moclair started for the River Bandits and allowed 2 runs in 2 innings. He was relieved by Conn who allowed 3 runs in his 2 innings of work. The offense first got on the board on a Pena sac fly in the 3rd. They picked up a run in the 7th and 8th on a Dennis RBI groundout and Valdez RBI double. Unfortunately they were unable to close the early gap.

Note:Pena has a .378 OBP in 10 games this season.

Today’s starters according to

RR: Forrest Whitley (3.60 ERA)

CC: Jose Hernandez (5.00 ERA)

FV: Bryan Abreu (3.60 ERA)

QC: Shawn Dubin (1.50 ERA)