The Astros and White Sox decided nine innings was enough so settled for a tie in the Spring Training finale for both teams. Both teams scored fives runs, the Astros collected 10 hits and two walks. Jose Altuve and Chris Johnson both had a hit, a walk and a run scored. J.D. Martinez and Brian Bogusevic both contributed homeruns to the offensive performance.
J.B. Shuck, Justin Ruggiano and Henry Sosa were all sent down. The Astros will carry a 13 man pitching staff into the season, deciding that it was worth keeping both Wesley Wright and Fernando Abad on the roster. I assumed Justin Ruggiano would of made the roster, but as Jeff Luhnow has shown this Spring it's never safe to assume anything with him in charge. I don't have a problem with the roster, however, I'm sure we'll see some new faces by the end of April. There I go assuming again.
Alyson Footer has the final roster and transcript from the Jeff Luhnow chat.
- Chase Davidson is banged up, however, Luhnow said he was impressed with him when he scouted him last summer for the Cardinals.
- Luhnow rates the Spring training as 8 on a scale of 1-10
- Luhnow says Brad Mills is open to input in regards to the lineup (Just say no to Angel Sanchez in the two hole)
Get your rest Astro fans, Friday is a new season!