And the Astros are hitless through 4 innings – 12 hitters, 7 K. This is reminding me of the infamous Kerry Wood game, except that Shane Reynolds pitched very well and 2 of the hitters in the lineup were bench guys. Today we have the regular lineup.
Happ was teh complete sukc – 11 hits, 1 walk, 1 HBP, 2 HR, 8 ER, 86 pitches over 3.1 innings. Left with bases loaded, Rhiner Cruz let 1 score.
This is the 3rd blowout in the past week, which does not say good things about Astros pitching, does it? We’ve lost 13 of the last 17 games – and we’re still ahead of the Cubs and Padres – which ain’t exactly saying too much, is it?
Oh yeah – and although Bud Norris has a supposedly sprained knee, and supposedly had something of the same sort go wrong on May 31 in Colorado, or was it a hip flexor – they can’t keep their stories straight – he’s supposedly gonna be fine to make his next start. You can tell a fool but you cain’t tell him much…
They’ve added Armando Galarragha to the AAA roster – you know, the guy who pitched the perfect game the ump screwed up and has otherwise, been lousy. I’m not expecting miracles.