Houston Astros Daily Recap, June 4th
I’m starting to feel sorry for Jarred Cosart. Ever since his 0.1 innings shellacking in Oakland, he’s gone at least five innings in every start and not given up more than three runs in any start. And yet in that span he’s only 3-3.
Early in the year, he was plagued with terrible bullpen support, now he’s plagued with lackluster run support. The worry becomes whether or not this will start to affect his confidence.
All that being said, Cosart looked really good, especially early on, as he was perfect through 3.2 innings. He went 6.2 innings and struck out eight, while walking only one, which is always a positive sign.
The offense was non-existent. The gross majority of the team looked completely lost at the plate against Garrett Richards. They displayed none of the plate discipline that won them the game yesterday.
The George Springer that carried the team in May has all but disappeared in June, and today’s game was no exception, as he went 0-3 with two strikeouts. He did make solid contact in the 8th, but Tal’s Hill robbed him of his 11th home run.
Singleton’s second professional game lacked the bomb that saved his debut. He went 0-4, with two strikeouts. He didn’t commit any errors, though his glove still looked mighty hesitant at first as he booted a couple but was able to convert the out.
It was just an ugly game in general, other than Cosart’s wasted quality start. Hopefully the Astros can rebound tomorrow and take the series from their division rivals.
First pitch against the Halos is at 6:10 p.m. CDT and can be seen on CSN Houston or heard via the radio on SportsTalk 790 AM.