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ST Game No. 23: Houston Astros vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

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Grapefruit League record (you know the drill): 11-10

Today's starters: RHP Roy Oswalt vs. LHP Zach Duke

Today's lineups, via McTaggart:

1) T.J. Steele, CF

2) Jeff Keppinger, 2B

3) Jason Michaels, RF

4) Carlos Lee, LF

5) Geoff Blum, 1B

6) Pedro Feliz, 3B

7) Edwin Maysonet, SS

8) Humberto Quintero, C

9) Roy Oswalt, P

Three players were cut this morning, as Wesley Wright, Shane Loux and Oswaldo Navarro were sent to the Minor League camp. That leaves the Astros with 38 guys on the roster. Wright is probably the most surprising cut, though McTaggart tweeted that he is going down to Round Rock to start more games.

Also of note, Bud Norris will follow Oswalt in the Pirates game, because Brad Mills wants to see him in person and not have him throw in a minor leauge game. Michael Bourn and J.R. Towles will be playing in the minor league game, however, which just lends credence to my theory that Towles has the starting catcher gig locked up. You want him playing every day right now to get into a rhythm, right?

As always, listen to the game here. If you are in the Houston area, you can hear the game on 790 KBME.

Final - 3.25.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston Astros 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 7 8 1
Philadelphia Phillies 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 8 15 3
WP: Jason Anderson (1 - 0)
LP: Gary Majewski (0 - 2)

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