Bud Norris, Jose Veras and Brad Peacock put the Astros in a six-run hole in the first four innings of the game. The only other pitcher to give up a run was Sergio Escalona in the eighth inning. The rest of the staff, Jose Valdez, Wesley Wright, Rhiner Cruz and Chia Jen-Lo had shutout innings. Veras in particular had a rough third inning giving up two runs on one hit and walk but still struck out the side.
Jason Castro got the Astros within three runs of the Mets with a two-run homerun in the bottom of the fourth inning. The next inning Brett Wallace contributed with a single that scored two runs and pulled the Astros within one run of the Mets at 6-5 that's when Delino Deshields took over. Pinch running for Brett Wallace Deshields stole second and moved to third on the throwing error. He would score on a wild pitch that walked George Spring to tie the game. Springer was 1-1 in the game with two walks, a run scored and a run driven in.
David's two favorite players this Spring, Robbie Grossman and Jake Elmore were both 1-2 with a run scored. Rule 5 selection, Nate Freiman continued to make a case not to be sent back to San Diego with a 2-2 day. Overall the Astros scored seven runs on 11 hits and five walks.
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