Sunday saw the Houston Astros on the field in West Palm Beach to take on the Washington Nationals to open spring training. Saturday’s game against the Nationals would have kicked off spring training for the Astros, but after two short innings, the game was cancelled due to heavy rain in the area. Below is your Houston Astros game recap for February 23rd.
Yordan Alvarez, the reigning American League Rookie of the Year, saw his first action on the field as he went 1-3 with two strikeouts.
Astros prospect Drew Ferguson scored the Astros’ lone run in the fifth inning with a double
Framber Valdez got the start for Houston, throwing two scoreless innings with three strikeouts and one walk.
Dusty Baker talks about Framber Valdez after a 2-1 loss to the Nats pic.twitter.com/c6AvwBA7pT— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) February 23, 2020
Monday’s game against the Detroit Tigers will see most of the day-to-day starters on the field for the Houston Astros
Dusty said Gurriel, Altuve, Bregman and Springer will make the trip to Lakeland tomorrow to make their Grapefruit League debut. They play the Tigers.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) February 23, 2020
On Deck For The Astros
Tomorrow’s game against the Tigers can be heard locally on KBME 790 AM. We’ll also have your Houston Astros game recap available shortly after the game is complete.