The good: Randy Wells became the team’s second starting pitcher to extend to six innings pitched. Wells allowed just two hits and one run while striking out seven as he put a lock on a rotation spot. Centerfielder Marlon Byrd continues to be one of baseball’s hottest spring hitters, raising his average to .488 with two hits and a walk on Sunday. Catcher Welington Castillo singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning.
The bad: Not much to report, however, we’ll pick on lefty Sean Marshall, who had his second-consecutive below-average outing, allowing two hits and one run in one inning pitched.
Beyond the box score: Castillo and Max Ramirez continue to impress at catcher. Castillo’s offense and defense have been the talk of camp. How good has Castillo been hitting? He was 1-for-2 on Sunday and saw his average drop to .706. Koyie Hill will be the opening day backup and Castillo will start the season as the starter at Triple-A Iowa.