Losses, that is.
He actually wasn’t that bad – struck out a lot of guys, 6 in 5 innings, didn’t walk anyone, gave up 3 runs on 6 hits.
What was the absolute most amazing thing about this game is that Jason Castro threw out Jon Jay TWICE – once trying to steal second on a strikemout, throwemout; once trying to steal third on a strikeemout, throwemout. JASON CASTRO MANAGED TO THROW OUT 2 RUNNERS IN THE SAME GAME!!! Will miracles nevah cease??!!
Trouble is that Kyle Lohse was GOOD, there’s a reason he’s the ace this year. Can you believe it? Better than Adam Wainwright? He gave up 4 hits and 2 walks over 7 innings, but no cigar. You could see the guys breathe a sigh of relief when Mitchell Boggs, a good reliever, came in. He’s good, but he’s no ace. The guys managed to score a run on 3 singles – Brett Wallace tapped an outside slider opposite field to score Paredes from third.
Brett hasn’t been hitting real too good lately. His BA was .290 (.827 OPS) on Aug 31 and it’s down to .262, thanks to hitting .192 in September. The boy best pick it up iffn he doesn’t want to get displaced by that great platoon team of Scott Moore/Matt Downs.
Good news is that Larry Bowa is not going to be managing. I have absolutely NO idea why on earth they interviewed him in the first place. Crane says that they will choose the manager by the end of next week, so unless someone is interviewing after Bogar, it means they only interviewed 5 guys – and, naturally, nobody who is going to cost any sort of money. And best I know, they have NOT interviewed Brad Ausmus – too bad.
More news – the Lexington Legends have decided to not re-up with the Astros. You’d think it as the other way around from the headlines. Looks as if they’re going to have to change affiliations to somewheres in the Midwest. Interesting.