Monday, March 3, 2014

ST4: Astros @ Miami

The Astros improved to 3-1 on the Spring with a bang tidy 4-0 win over Miami. Marc Krauss was 2x4 with a homer, and George Herman Babe Springer was 0x0 with two runs scored because he drew four walks today as well as stealing his third base of the Spring. Marwin Gonzalez was 2x2.

Dallas Keuchel needed just 17 pitches - 14 for strikes - to get through 2IP. Peter Moylan allowed a hit and two walks in a scoreless, if not tense, inning. Matt Albers (2K), Rhiner Cruz, Darin Downs (1K), and Kevin Chapman (1K) each threw hitless/walkless innings. Josh Zeid and Chia-Jen Lo each threw a scoreless inning, allowing the only two hits past the 3rd.

J.R. Towles March Hitter of the Year updated standings:

1. Marc Krauss - .556/.556/1.111
2. Robbie Grossman - .600/.571/.800
3. George Springer - .333/.750/.333

Taylor Buchholz March Pitcher of the Year updated standings:

1. Jarred Cosart
2. Darin Downs
3. Anthony Bass