JJO's Astros Notes article filed early this morning says this:
“I thought Ortiz threw really well today,” Cooper said. “He was down in the strike zone really good. I watched Paulino. Paulino had some real snap to his breaking ball, and he was down actually as well.
“Those two guys are real keys for us. If they can pitch well here and make it some really heavy competition, that’s good for us.”
JJO closes out the article with this nugget:
Considering the health scares the Astros had Monday with Mike Hampton and Jose Valverde, there’s no doubt Ortiz and Paulino will be given opportunities to earn spots on the staff.