Astros take on the Nats at 5:05
Monday was a bit of a blowout
Astros Spring Training
The very last game before the 2018 Regular Season officially starts is about to get underway at Minute Maid Park!
Baseball is BACK in Houston!
2018 Spring Training Game Thread Nos. 28/29: Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins, Washington Nationals
The Astros will make their final split squad appearance of the spring, with Trent Thornton starting against the Twins and Gerrit Cole making what appears to be his final spring tune-up start against the Nats.
Charlie Morton makes his second to last tune up start of the spring, and Tony Kemp is batting leadoff
The roster is shaking out and looking more like the Opening Day iteration of itself every day.
Justin Verlander returns to the mound to face Steven Matz
Aces will be high/low draw in today’s poker game.
Gerrit Cole makes his fourth spring start opposite Noah Syndergaard in what promises to be an epic velocity showcase, if nothing else
Kyle Tucker, AJ Reed among starters backing Lance McCullers against Jacob de Grom in the latter’s spring debut
Francis Martes will make his third appearance (second start) of the Grapefruit League against former Astro Scott Kazmir
Gerrit Cole makes his third spring start; Many regulars in the lineup
Eight players have been reassigned to Minor League camp
Charlie Morton returns to the mound in a game that is only being broadcast on the Nationals’ network while Collin McHugh takes on the Mets on the road
Keuchelangelo will take the mound for the first time this spring in what is, in all likelihood, his final season in Houston.
Brad Peacock is on the hill and most of the regulars are in the lineup as the Astros take on the Cardinals
Justin Verlander is back on the bump versus Stephen Strasburg in a superstar showdown, and AJ Reed and Kyle Tucker are batting fourth and fifth in the starting lineup. Bryce Harper will start for the Nats.
Gerrit Cole is back on the bump for the World Champions
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.
Kyle "Ted" Tucker to bat fifth in yet another start after home runs on back to back days.
Split Squad action will be first of spring for several big names
Alex Bregman is in the lineup on Opening Day for the second straight season
The fireballer make the Opening Day roster.
Bregman will be at the top of the lineup in his second season.
For one day, Kalas’ home run call was “that ball is in Astro Orbit.”