Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tags sees some positives from a 10-game Spring Training losing streak

Sergio Perez took the loss last night, giving up a 10th inning two-run homer. But the positive - for the team, not so much for Felipe Paulino, was that the Astros locked in after Paulino hit the showers.

Capellan threw three scoreless innings, with 2 hits and 2Ks
Arias: 1IP, 1H, 1BB, 1K
Wright: 1IP, 1H, 1K
Graves: 1IP, 1H, 1K
Gervacio: 1IP, 1BB, 1K
Perez: .1IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER

Hunter Pence went 3x4 with 2 runs and 8 total bases (1B, 3B, HR), while Q went 2x3 with 2 RBI. And Carlos Lee, who enjoyed two games with Panama, will be returning to Astros camp, without the Panamanian team. I told you they should have asked Carew to play.

The Unofficial Scorer weighs in on bad springs:
So there is life after a disastrous spring training. Over the last quarter-century, the Astros haven't had a monopoly on Marches to forget. There have been 15 teams with spring training winning percentages at or below .300 and 40 at or below .350. Of the 40, some have been anything but disastrous at the end including the 101-win Angels in 1997 and 2001 American League champion Yankees.