*In one side of the split-squad game, the Astros beat the Nationals 10-5.
Charlie Morton was throwing easy gas and threw 3IP, 3H/0ER, 6K:0BB.
Ken Giles threw 1IP, 0H/0ER, 2K:1BB.
James Hoyt allowed another couple of runs on 2H in 0.2IP.
So far this Spring, Hoyt: 4.1IP, 7H/6ER, 1K:2BB.
-Josh Reddick was 1x3 with 2RBI
-Marwin was 2x3 with an RBI
-Jon Kemmer was 3x3 with a solo home run and a walk.
-A.J. Reed was 2x4 with a 2-run home run and a walk.
*On the other side, the Mets beat the Astros on a walk-off grand slam, 9-5.
Collin McHugh threw 3IP, 3H/3R (2ER), 2K:1BB
Rogelio Armenteros allowed the last five runs of the game, throwing 1.1IP, 5H/5ER, 1K:2BB.
-J.D. Davis was 3x4.
-Kyle Tucker hit his 4th home run of the Spring, and was 2x4 with 2RBI.
McHugh was working on some pitches. McHugh:
At this point in the spring, you have to kind of be an honest evaluator and say, 'Where am I? What are the things I need to work on? What are the things I need to get better at?' At the same time, you're getting closer to the actual games, so you want to make sure you're sharpening the things you already do well.
*Yuli Gurriel talked about how he knew he hurt his hand.
*Brian McTaggart details the bond between Phil Garner and A.J. Hinch.
*The Astros open USA Today's Power Rankings (which is as good as a ring, tbh) in the #1 spot.
*Fresno pitching coach Dyar Miller got to see his 48-year old contract.
*Jon Bernhardt wonders if a 6-Man rotation would actually work?
Yu Darvish says he’s not sure if he was tipping his pitches or not in the World Series, instead crediting the #Astros powerful lineup— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 6, 2018
*Cody Rhodes, son of Dusty, is the future - and past - of professional wrestling. I, a 38-year old man, do not understand watching professional wrestling. I don't begrudge the people who do. But I might tune in to see the son of the American Dream do some things.
*Patrick Hruby: How to pay college athletes. (Ed. Note: Pay the college athletes.)
*Eric B & Rakim are reuniting. April 24. Houston. House of Blues.