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Young Players Power Astros Comeback And Eventual Tie With Mets

Jason Castro, George Springer, Delino Deshields and Brett Wallace were major contributors in this game.

Ah, the beauty of Spring Training and it's ties. After collecting their first win the Astros turned what could have been an easy win for the Mets into a push.


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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