Saturday, March 15, 2014

2014 Grapefruit League Recap, Game 14

St. Louis Cardinals 6, Houston Astros 4

2014 Grapefruit League record: 7-7

W- Michael Wacha (2-0)
L- Jarred Cosart (1-1)
S- Kevin Siegrist (1)

The Astros rallied late with 4 runs after stretch time, but they were unable to find the tying runs as they left the bases loaded to end the game.

Starting Pitcher: Jarred Cosart

The Cards dinged him for 3 in the 2nd on a bases-loaded walk, a force out with the bases still loaded, and a single. They also smoked a pair of RBI doubles off of him in the 4th. He did strike out the side in the 1st.


Final line: L (1-1), 3.1 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Bullpen

Rhiner Cruz came on for one batter, and he got the out.

Raúl Valdés was great in his inning (last out of the 4th, first 2 outs of the 5th) of work, allowing a hit and striking out 2, although he did allow the run that he and Cruz inherited from Cosart to score.

Mike Foltynewicz got the final out of the 5th, then pitched 2 full innings. The Cardinals got a run off of him in the 7th, but Folty had a solid outing otherwise, striking out 2 in his 2.1 frames.

Jorge De Leon threw a 1-2-3 8th, and Josh Fields struck out 1 in a 1-2-3 9th.

Offense

All 4 Astros runs came in the 7th, courtesy of a 2-run triple from Jon Singleton...



...a Matt Dominguez RBI infield single...




...and Adron Chambers scored on an error after Tyler Heineman singled.

After the Astros went down to their final out, Dominguez doubled, Heineman was plunked, and Delino DeShields walked to load the bases. Sadly, César Izturis took strike 3 to end the game. Matt Dominguez and Jose Altuve had 2-hit days on offense.

Three Stars

3.


Raúl Valdés. LHP
IP, H, 2 K


2.


Jonathan Singleton, 1B
1-4, 2-R 3B in 7th



1.


Matt Dominguez, 3B
2-4, 2B, RBI single in 7th


Next Up

Lucas Harrell will make start #4 of the spring as the Astros travel to Lakeland to take on the Tigers. They'll have another look at Max Scherzer, who will oppose Harrell on the mound for Detroit. First pitch is at 1:05 Eastern.

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