Right-hander Michael Feliz, the Astros' No. 9 prospect, threw five hitless innings and struck out a season-high eight batters on Thursday, when Class A Quad Cities defeated Beloit, 2-1.
Feliz retired the first 13 batters he faced before issuing a one-out walk in the fifth. It was his lone blemish of the night; he faced one batter over the minimum.
Pitching as a part of the piggyback system at Quad Cities, Feliz has thrown 30 2/3 innings in 10 games. He has a 3.52 ERA and a 38-to-15 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Right-hander Jandel Gustave relieved Feliz to start the sixth. The inning began with an error before back-to-back singles broke up the Bandits' no-hit bid. A sacrifice fly ended the shutout, but Gustave completed four innings without any more damage and picked up the win.
Brian McTaggart and Teddy Cahill are reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.