Hooks take on Arkansas in first “Raspas” night

Posted at 10:16 PM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 10:45:39-04

The Hooks, or Raspas, as they will be called for the next two days, took on the Arkansas Travelers at Whataburger Field.

In the first night as the Raspas, defense helped the team start off strong. 

Bottom of the first, an RBI single by Yordan Alvarez gives Josh Rojas the first run of the night for the Hooks. 

Unfortunately, after just 17 pitches in the 1st, Astros second-ranked prospect Forrest Whitley left the game from "left oblique discomfort." Whitley tried playing through a few plays, but after a pick up from a ground ball, Whitley signaled to the dugout. With only 2 outs, Ronel Blanco replaced Whitley.

In the bottom of the fourth, Ryne Birk had a sac fly out to left field, with a score by Randy Cesar. Bottom of the 5th, Yordan Alvarez, once again helps the Hooks out with a sharp ground ball to left, giving Rojas another chance to score.

Hooks win 3-0, over the Arkansas Travelers.