W: Keuchel, L: Nuno
I’d like to think my brother is happy the Astros won on his birthday but my parents did something weird with him, he doesn’t really watch sports, of any kind. But, it was still nice of Lowrie, Correa, and Conger to hit HRs on his birthday. And Correa’s was a shot that could have gone into one of the windows of the buildings across the street. The marvelous young man can do spectacular things.
Keuchel wasn’t outstanding in his pitching performance, but he got himself out of jams by going 7 innings and giving up one solo HR. Perez pitched the 9th (Harris had a scoreless 8th) and gave up 2 runs, but better to do it when there is a 7 run lead than a 1 run lead.
Great game by Altuve, who seems to have liked hitting in the month of August. September hopefully treats him even better.
Call-ups should be coming soon, so stay tuned!