The Houston Astros needed a win to split the series and end the homestand on a high note, and that’s exactly what they didn’t do.
Jarred Cosart couldn’t quite stay under control in the first inning and the Angels three spot in the top of the first was all they really needed. Cosart opened up allowing a walk, before striking out Mike Trout. Jonathan Villar then made a mistake in the field and another walk gave the Angels the bases loaded with one out. Cosart allowed three runs afterwards, including a Howie Kendrick, two-run single which gave the Angels an early 3-0 lead.
Jarred Cosart did settle in after his rough first inning and finished allowing 3 hits, 5 runs, 4 walks, while striking out 4 batters in 6 innings. Brad Peacock was relegated to mop up duty and allowed 4 runs in 3 innings.
The 5 runs allowed by Cosart were the most given up in one appearance in his short career. Cosart knows walks are his issue and expect him and Brent Strom to continue working on his command.
Can’t get behind in the count and spot a team like the angels three runs early. Hats off to them. Off to Toronto and Texas. #stros
— Jarred Cosart (@JarredCosart) April 7, 2014
As long as the offense remains stalled, don’t expect the Astros to rack up wins. The Astros have combined for just five runs in their four losses, whereas they’ve combined for 16 runs in their three wins.
The Astros now travel to Toronto for a three-game series against the Blue Jays. Tomorrow’s first pitch is scheduled for 6:07 PM CT and can be seen on CSN Houston.
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