Things about which no one cares:
1. Your fantasy team
2. Your bracket
*The Astros beat Washington 12-3 on the strength of Dallas Keuchel's 5IP 4H/0ER, 2K:1BB. Keuchel:
I thought the fastball command was really good and that's what I was hoping to see. I'm still working on the offspeed. I haven't really introduced it a lot during the five-day process. So before the next two starts I'll probably be throwing some more offspeed to try and get a feel for that.
-Bregman, Marwin, Reddick, and Kyle Tucker had two hits each.
-Hector Rondon struck out the side in the 6th, Joe Smith threw a perfect 7th, and Collin McHugh struck out the side in the 8th. Buddy Boshers allowed a hit and three walks to account for all of Washington's runs.
*The Astros open the season at Arlington, home vs Baltimore and San Diego, at Minnesota, and home against Arlington. That could play a role in who gets to be Gurriel's early substitute.
*A scout told Jon Heyman:
They should be great for two or three more years.
*Jeff Sullivan: Baseball is in an era of experimentation.
*Fabiana Perez talked about her relationship with ex-fiancee Danry Vasquez. Vasquez's attorney Les Cassidy:
It's very embarrassing for him. Yes, he is remorseful. He feels ashamed. At some point, a human being has to be able to restart his life and get on. If he's been rehabilitated and this never occurs again then he should be able to work in society.
McCullers and Verlander, to name a couple, disagree.
*Wright Thompson wrote about the funeral of Fiorentina's Davide Astori. I need my phone to give me an Amber Alert sound every time Wright Thompson publishes something.