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Feldman among hurlers who pitch in 'B' game

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Astros were able to get in some work prior to having to cancel Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets at Osceola County Stadium because of steady rains that drenched much of Florida.

As luck would have it, the Astros and Mets had scheduled a "B" game on one of the back fields earlier in the day, and they were able to play a few innings before rain fell. Scott Feldman, Brad Peacock, Raul Valdes and Matt Albers pitched in the game for the Astros.

"If we would have wound up getting rained out and not had the B squad game, now your pitching starts to get backed up," manager Bo Porter said. "Fortunately for us, we had the B squad game scheduled, and it was perfect timing to get those guys innings."

Feldman, the team's likely Opening Day starter, threw 33 pitches in three innings, and then tossed 15 more in the bullpen.

"I hate it when you get all prepared to pitch and the game gets rained out, so it was nice," Feldman said. "I was happy I got it in."

Peacock, who's still working on his changeup, threw 35 pitches in two innings, and 15 more in the bullpen. Raul Valdes tossed an inning and appears to be recovered from his left knee surgery.

Also, Mexican slugger Japhet Amador finally got into a game and singled in his first at-bat. Top prospect Carlos Correa went 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs, including a double.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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