Astros promote Sims from ValleyCats to Quad City
The Houston Astros have promoted knuckleballer Blaine Sims from the Tri-City ValleyCats to the Quad City River Bandits of the Midwest League on Sunday.
Sims picked up the win in Tri-City's 9-4 victory over the Lowell Spinners on Saturday. The left-hander allowed one run on five hits in five innings. He struck out three and walked two.
In three starts for the 'Cats, Sims was 1-0 with a 3.06 ERA. He struck out 13 and walked 10 in 17.2 innings.