Former Alamo Heights pitcher Forrest Whitley is a rising star in the Houston Astros organization.
Whitley is currently with the Round Rock Express – the Astros’ Triple-A team. He was at Wolff Stadium on Sunday pitching for the Express against the San Antonio Missions.
Despite his reputation and his homecoming, it wasn’t Whitley’s day on the mound. He took over a resumed game that had been suspended on Friday night with the Express leading 6-1. Whitley was on for the bottom of the fourth inning and got only two outs before leaving the game.
The Missions got to Whitley for five runs to it 6-6. The Missions went on to win 10-9.
San Antonio started the frame with back-to-back doubles by Kestin Hiura and Lucas Erceg. David Freitas followed with an RBI single and what had been a five-run Round Rock lead was down to 6-3.
Whitley recorded a strikeout for the first out of the inning, then got a groundup followed by a walk.
The Missions’ Blake Allemand hit a three-run home to tie the game.
At that point Brendan McCurry replaced Whitley. McCurry struck out the next batter to end the inning.