Lucas lost the game in the first inning – gave up a triple and an RBI groundout and that was it. He gave up 2 hits, 3 walks and 1 run over 7 innings. Trouble is that the Astros have stopped hitting and stopped scoring runs. Since getting no hit, the Stros have scored 6 (Wandy gave up 3 and won),2 (Lyles gave up 3 and lost),3 (Harrell gave up 5 and lost), 3 (Keuchel gave up 1 and got a ND),9 (Happ gave up 2 and won),0 (Wandy gave up 2 and lost), 1 (Lyles gave up 2 and lost) and 0 runs.
This is sorry.
Bixler has a .852 OPS
Bogu has a .775 OPS
Castro has a .727 OPS
Downs has a .500 OPS (hey, it’s up from last month’s .383)
Chris Johnson has a .582 OPS (down from .831 last month)
Lowrie has an .892 OPS (unchanged, but the BA is down 80 points and he has a lot of solo homers)
Julio Daniel has a .644 OPS (and that’s an improvement from last month)
Maxwell has an .884 OPS – has 49 K over 120 AB and a low BA of .228, but he has 5 HR in June
Schafer has a ..405 OPS (and this year 70 K over 230 PA – really)
Snyder has a .590 OPS (down from .852 in May – and the BA was low but the SLG was high)
Can we just put Bogu in CF and keep him there and put Justin Maxwell in RF and keep him there? I’m tired of Schafer. I’m also tired of Downs.
And I’m tired of all this losing. Time to shake it up.
This afternoon, it’s Dallas Keuchel vs 24 year old RHP Jeanmar Gomez and his 4.95 ERA/1.40 WHIP. The Astros track record of hitting crappy pitchers lately has been, well, crappy.
And, by the way, heard that Felipe Paulino has hurt his elbow and is having TJ surgery. It’s what happens when you pitch when your shoulder is hurting and you don’t let it get better before going back.