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3/15/24 : Grapefruit League - Game Twenty

Astros 5 Phillies 3

West Palm Beach, Florida

Houston scored two first inning runs with two outs - Alex Bregman doubled and scored on a single by Yainer Diaz.   Two more singles scored the second run.  After a single and catcher’s interference call put two runners on in the second inning Alex Bregman singled to score a run.  A double (Joey Loperfido - he’s from the Philadelphia area) and single scored a run in the third inning for Houston.  Loperfido had three hits in the game including two doubles.

Grae Kessinger homered for the Astros in the fifth inning.

In the sixth inning Johan Rojas walked, he went to third on a single to right field by Trea Turner and scored on a single by Bryson Stott.

Jim Haley singled in the 9th inning and scored on a double by Kody Clemens.  Clemens later scored on a groundout by Matt Kroon.

At the Plate : 3 R, 5 H, 6 BB, 12 K’s

Trea Turner, Bryson Stott, Jim Haley and Cal Stevenson singled. Kody Clemens doubled.

Pitching Notes :

Christopher Sanchez - 2 1/3 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s

Max Lazar - 2/3 IP - retired both batters faced

Spencer Turnbull - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K

Connor Brogdon - 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s

Luis Ortiz - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s

Yunior Marte - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s

Defensive Gem :

Third baseman Rodolfo Castro made a diving stop of a hard hit grounder down the line in the sixth inning and then made a strong throw to first to record the out 👀.

Minor League Camp Call-Ups for the game :

Pitchers : Konnor Ash, Brandon Beckel, Carlos Francisco, Tristan Garnett, Daniel Harper, Max Lazar, Tyler McKay

Catcher : Herbert Iser

Infielders : Jim Haley, Esteban Quiroz

Max Lazar pitched in the game, Jim Haley subbed in at first base.

Other Notes :

The starting lineup for tomorrow’s 1:05 PM Spring Breakout game in Lakeland against the Tigers :

Justin Crawford - CF

Bryan Rincon - SS

Aidan Miller - 3B

Gabriel Rincones Jr - RF

Eduardo Tait - DH

Tjayy Walton - LF

Carlos De La Cruz - 1B

Caleb Ricketts - C

Starlyn Caba - 2B

Mick Abel - P

Grapefruit League record is now 8-9-3

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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