Houston Astros Take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in Grapefruit Action

The Pittsburgh Pirates send James McDonald back to the mound today in Grapefruit League action.

The Houston lineup from Brian McTaggart looks like this with Shuck in CF, Sanchez at SS, Bogusevic in RF, Martinez in LF, Wallace at 1B, Downs at 3B, Castro at C, Thurston at 2B, Weiland will be pitching

Other news, Jordy Mercer was sent to AAA and Shairon Martis was reassigned to minor league camp. Keep a close eye on both of those players this year. Mercer had a tough camp from what we saw. The glove didn’t look great and his at-bats were just lost at times which is a shame because the guy can hit.

Martis will need to prove he is the pitcher that was in the big leagues years ago. Adding velocity might be a key for Martis, the breaking pitches looked good.

Don’t forget A.J. Burnett throws today.

Topics: Astros, James McDonald, Photoshop Lineup, Pittsburgh Pirates Blog, Pittsburhg Pirates

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