Grapefruit League record (more ceremonial than anything else): 10-7
Today's starters: LHP Wandy Rodriguez vs. RHP Kyle Lohse
Wesley Wright and Wilton Lopez are also scheduled to pitch today.
1) Cory Sullivan, CF
2) J.R. Towles, C
3) Hunter Pence, RF
4) Carlos Lee, LF
5) Geoff Blum, SS
6) Pedro Feliz, 3B
7) Chris Shelton, 1B
8) Jeff Keppinger, 2B
9) Wandy Rodriguez, P
This is the first game I've seen where Geoff Blum has played shortstop. Here's what Brad Mills said about it this morning:
I've got to see him play out there. I do know he's got good hands, a good arm and his experience and being able to position himself where he needs to be should help his range.
He mentioned that he wanted to see Maysonet and Keppinger at shortstop too, to get a feel for all his options. Depending on how Blum does, I wonder if this means Maysonet is inching closer to a roster spot.
Bernardo Fallas also has news that Josh Banks, Roy Corcoran and Brian Esposito were all sent to minor league camp. My money has all three destined for Round Rock this season.
Listen and watch the game here. If you are in the Houston area, you can watch the game on Fox Sport Houston or listen to it on 740 KTRH.