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