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Spring Training is in full swing, and the Houston Astros have been making waves. In their latest game on Saturday, they faced off against the St. Louis Cardinals and emerged victorious with a 3-2 final score. But that’s not all – there were some standout performances and exciting moments that make this game worth talking about.

One such performance was by Luke Berryhill, who kicked things off by singing the National Anthem before the game. Berryhill has been recovering from an injury throughout Spring Training but displayed his multiple talents on this day. Speaking of talent, the Astros’ catching situation has been a topic of discussion, with Yainer Diaz and Korey Lee previously thought to be the main contenders for the backup role. However, CJ Stubbs has emerged as a dark horse, going six-for-12 at the plate and providing good defense. Could he leapfrog the other two and join the parent club 26-man lineup? We’ll have to wait and see.

On the field, the Astros took an early lead with a pair of runs in the second inning before the Cardinals tied things up in the third. But the teams went back and forth with zeros until the bottom of the ninth inning. Alex McKenna made it to third base on a hit by J.C. Correa, setting up Shay Whitcomb to drive him home with a sacrifice fly to center field, resulting in a walk-off win for Houston.

During the game, announcers commented on the clean delivery and repeatability of Ronel Blanco, who came on for 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief. While he may not start the season in the rotation, the possibility of a six-man rotation and Blanco’s potential make for an intriguing possibility.

Overall, the Astros’ win over the Cardinals was a thrilling game with standout performances and exciting moments. Their next matchup is against the Miami Marlins, and with the way things are going, it’s sure to be an exciting game. Stay tuned for more updates on the Astros’ Spring Training journey.