Astros home sweep leads to winning record.
WP: Gregerson (2-1)
L: Shoemaker (3-8)
Save: Harris (6)
The 2nd place Astros waited until they were trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the 6th inning before someone gave Wotan a wake up call and reminded him the Astros had a day game. He came through and the Astros worked their way back to tie the game. They scored two more in the 8th inning and the last run proved to be the game winner as Will Harris struggled in the ninth inning allowing 1 run before retiring the side and picking up his 6th save.
The Astros have won 9 Wednesday games in a row. Coincidence or Wotan?
Lance McCullers has all the tools but he lacks consistency and often gets himself in jams. However, he usually works his way out of those jams with minimum damage. Wednesday was no different. In spite of 6 hits and 3 walks he allowed jut 1 run in his 5.2 innings before giving way to Pat Neshek.
Scott Feldman took over for Neshek and continued to impress, giving up nothing but a hit in his 1 inning. Luke Gregerson picthed the 8th and picked up his second win against one loss.
Jose Altuve hit his 12th homerun and walked twice, one intentional. He is now hitting .343. I’m starting to think he might be legit. Correra drove in his 40th RBI and Marwin Gonzalez his 17th. Marwin hit a triple that would have been a homerun in like 27 other ballparks. Marwin can’t be kept down. He has continued to have to prove himself his whole career. He has reached apoint where he is more than just a really valuable utility guy.
No game on Thursday. Friday the Astros (37-36 2nd AL West) travel to Kansas City to face the World Champion KC Royals (38-33 2nd AL Central). Dallas Keuchel (3-9) takes the bump against Edison Volquez (7-6). The game starts at 7:15 pm CST.