Patton Promoted To Triple-A

The Astros have announced that Troy Patton, the team’s top pitching prospect, has been promoted to Triple-A Round Rock. Patton will make his first start for the Express on Friday when they face the Omaha Royals.

Patton was 6-6, 2.99 for Double-A Corpus Christi where he ranked second in the league in ERA. Interestingly Patton’s promotion comes on the heels of one of his worse outings of the season, as he was roughed up for 10 hits and four runs in 6 2/3 innings on Sunday.