Something about the Houston Astros and game two in any given series just does not sit well. Today was no different as the Astros lost 4-1.
In their last three game two’s, they’ve scored one run. They haven’t scored over three runs in a game two since May 17th. Whatever the science is behind that, it’s nasty, and it needs to be fixed.
Game two against the Diamondbacks was painful to watch at times. The Astros got just as many hits as the D-backs, but they just couldn’t turn those hits into runs. Brad Peacock pitched perfectly well. 6 innings giving up just one earned run should earn a win every single time, but the Astros offense just couldn’t back him up.
Bronson Arroyo isn’t a flame thrower, but for some reason the Astros just couldn’t get a beat on him. He matched Peacock’s one earned run and tip-toed out of any jams the Astros created.
Jon Singleton was the brightest spot, right up there next to Peacock’s stellar start. He went 3-4 and narrowly missed yet another home run. The Astros only run came via a Matt Dominguez single in the 6th. It’s important to note that Dexter Fowler did extend his hitting streak to nine games.
From there, the Astros bullpen uncharacteristically blew the game. Josh Fields and Kyle Farnsworth surrendered the three runs that would be the Astros downfall, and that’s all she wrote.
Hopefully George Springer will be back in action when the Astros escort the Diamondbacks back to Houtson, because it’s quite clear that they need his offensive production, especially now that Jon Singleton is starting to heat up. Now we just need Jason Castro to get going and this offense will be firing on all cylinders.
Game MVP: Brad Peacock/Jon Singleton
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