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Astros Drop Second In A Row, This One To Blue Jays 11 - 2

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Jason Castro continued his hot hitting.
Jason Castro continued his hot hitting.

The first back to back loss for the Astros this Spring and it took a week for that to happen. Friends, that's a win in my book. There are likely to be plenty of back to back losses this season, but hopefully there will also be plenty of back to back wins like earlier in the week. It's still a long way to go until the season.

Offense

Dismal all around. I'm trying to find a standout performance in the boxscore, but I'm not saying one with only six hits and two walks by the Astros. Brandon Barnes, George Springer, Carlos lee, Jason Castro, Jimmy Paredes and Jose Altuve had a hit each. Jed Lowries and Jake Goebbert were the two with walks.

Pitching

Eight pitchers appears in this game, three of them gave up runs. Both J.A. Happ and Brett Myers gave up three runs a piece. Happ did it in 2.2 innings, while Myers did it in only 1 inning. The only pitcher to trump those two was Aneury Rodriguez who had been having a decent Spring up to this point. In 1.2 innings Rodriguez allowed five earned runs on five hits (two homeruns) and two walks. Enerio Del Rosario, Xavier Cedeno, David Carpenter and Wilton Lopez all appeared in the game and provided encouraging results, particularly Carpenter and Lopez. Carpenter pitched the eighth allowing a hit, while striking out two. Lopez pitched a perfect ninth and struck out the side.

Defense

Another error free day.

Saturday

12:05 p.m. CST vs Toronto Blue Jays. Radio: KTRH 740.