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2018 Spring Training GameThread No. 8: Houston Astros vs Boston Red Sox

Charlie Morton will appear on the mound for the Astros for the first time since his legendary closing of the seventh game of the 2017 World Series, while Evan Gattis gets his first start behind the dish.

World Series - Houston Astros v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Seven
World Series hero Charlie Morton will take the mound for the first time of 2018 on Thursday.
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Houston Astros (5-2) vs. Boston Red Sox (6-1), Mar. 1, 2018 , 12:05 PM CT

TV: AT&T SportsNet - SW,

Radio: KBME 790 AM,

Online: Radio, MLB GameDay

Red Sox SBNation Blog: Over The Monster

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Charlie Morton (2017 Stats: 14-7, 3.62 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) vs. RHP Rick Porcello (2017 Stats: 11-17, 4.65 ERA, 1.40 WHIP)