Monday, March 5, 2012

Notes from ST3

So it's pretty dadgum hard to wrap up a Spring Training game, but we're going to try. As a side note, you'll have yourselves a new County Clerk come the time when the games actually mean something, so we'll be introducing him soon.

Anyhow, in this 10-5 loss to Atlanta, which drops the Astros to 2-1 on the Spring...

*The Astros only led for a half inning, cutting a two-run deficit twice before taking a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the 6th. The Braves got four runs in the top of the 7th, and added a run in each of the 8th/9th innings.

*The walk parade continued today, with the Astros drawing six total - two from Jonathan Villar and Scott Moore, and one by Brian Bogusevic and Jason Castro.

*The Astros did leave six runners in scoring position with two outs, going 4x16 w/RISP.

*Brian Bogusevic also stole his first two bases of the season, while J.B. Shuck was thrown out at 2B.

*Jordan Lyles threw 2IP, 4H/2ER, 1K:1BB; Xavier Cedeno faced four batters - striking out three and allowing what was apparently a monster homer to Dan Uggla.

*Zach Duke threw 3IP, 3H/1ER, 0K:2BB; Rhiner Cruz got the Ugly, allowing 2H/4R (3ER), 0K:2BB without recording an out. Henry Villar was the only pitcher to not allow a run, with Juan Abreu and Enerio Del Rosario each giving up an earned run.

Jordan Lyles:
"Today, the command wasn't there. That's what you expect the first time out facing live hitters."

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