One thing that can be pretty evident in after going through most of spring training for the Astros is that we can score some runs... but unfortunately... we give up a bunch as well.
The Astros started off good today scoring 7 runs in the first two innings, but then the pitching (starting with Chacon) slowly gave it away. Chacon went 5 innings today, but gave up 6 runs. Not really what we were looking for from who looks to be our 4th starter. Wright (who had been terrific in his last few outings), earned a blown save by giving up 2 runs in the 9th inning to send the game into extra innings.
Our leadoff man, Michael Bourn went 0-6 today with a strike out lowering his spring average to .258. Jose Cruz continued his good spring with a 2-5 day and his 3rd home run of the season.
|a-Ash, J, PH-2B||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.200|
|Perez, T, SS||2||1||1||1||0||0||0||.349|
|Quintero, H, C||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.371|
Next up, the Astros go up against the Tigers at 5:05PM CST tomorrow, sending Chris Sampson to the hill against Justin Verlander. This looks like Sampson's last chance to earn that 5th starters spot.
Astros spring record is 12-14-1