Collin McHugh made his Spring Training debut with 5 strikeouts, 1 walk, and allowing 1 hit in two innings against the Braves. McHugh, who will likely begin 2018 in the bullpen, won his arbitration case against the Astros and will make $5 million this season.
Brian McCann broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the first with a bases loaded fielder’s choice as Marwin Gonzalez scored. In the 4th inning, Yuli Gurriel hit a home run to left field off of Braves pitcher Matt Soroka to put the Astros up 2-0.
Braves third baseman Johan Camargo was able to drive in one on a sacrifice fly in the top of the 8th to put Atlanta on the board.