A day after scoring 14 runs, the Astros allowed 14 runs to the Braves. Thankfully, this is only Spring Training and the Astros can turn the page quickly to tomorrow. Before that, lets take a look positive and negative from Monday's game:
- Evan Gattis returned to the lineup after resting his wrist for the past ten day, to face his former team. Gattis clobbered a James Russell pitch over the left field wall for a two-run home run in the third.
- Robbie Grossman continued to stay hot this spring, going 3-for-4 with a runs scored and an RBI. He is batting .380 (14-36) during Spring Training.
- Max Stassi was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
- Luke Gregerson, Josh Fields, Joe Thatcher, and Kevin Chapman combined for four scoreless inning to close out the game for the Astros - 1 H, 3 BB, 1 SO.
- Scott Feldman struggle mightily with his command of his pitches on Monday. He labored through three innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks.
- Two pitchers fighting for roster spots weren't much better than Feldman, Jake Buchanan and Darin Downs combined to allow 9 runs over 2 innings of work. Buchanan allowed four runs on five hits, and Downs allowed five runs six hits.
- Josh Fields left the game with a possible injury in the seventh, later diagnosed with a strained groin.
- Jon Singleton was 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts in the game.