The first game of the Arizona Fall League was yesterday. While farmstros or davoag will likely keep you updated on what's happening in the fall/winter leagues in these threadbare months, it's nice to mark the (mostly pleasant) results of the first game as a reminder that there's still plenty of Astros-related action going on outside of the new manager search. Stat lines after the jump.
Jason Castro: 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 strikeout in 4 plate appearances. He also caught one of two attempted base-stealers from behind the dish.
Jon Gaston: 0 hit, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and a stolen base in 5 plate appearances (batting lead off). He also played heads-up ball and advanced to third on a throwing error by opposing catcher Buster Posey during his stolen base.
Chia-Jen Lo: 2 innings pitched, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts, 1 hit-by-pitch. 3 ground outs to 1 fly out.
Danny Meszaros: 1 inning pitched, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 walks, 1 strikeout. 2 ground outs.
The second game is in progress as I type this, and it looks like Jon Gaston is spending the day whiffing at the plate and Evan Englebrook had a good inning with two strikeouts and a flyout.