You know, I’m still proud of the Astros progress this season. They’ve won 42 games and are 17 games under .500 which is more than I asked for this season. Each win I appreciate and celebrate but thank goodness this team is not on pace to lose over 100 games this season at the moment.
There’s still a lot of baseball to play but there’s hope on the horizon.
But back to reality…
After an amazing win last night over the Oakland Athletics with L.J. Hoes stealing the show at the top of the 12th, it took awhile for the Houston Astros to get some offense going.
It was all A’s until about the top of the 8th where the Astros got something going.
In just two innings, the Astros allowed five runs and it seemed that the game was going south really quick.
Not an easy night for Brad Peacock…
After several attempts to get some sort of a resemblance of an offense going, the Astros were unsuccessful and Yoenis Cespedes hit yet another home run at the bottom of the 4th to score himself and John Jaso building their lead to 7-0.
The Astros started to lightly chip away at the lead up until a monster 8th inning where they started to make a serious charge toward getting back into the game. They were able to make things happen and load up the bases.
A’s 9 – Astros 7
The team started to sputter again and after a series of strikeouts, popouts and unsuccessful line drives, they could not get over the hump.
It was a collaborative effort but Jason Castro did go 2-for-5 in addition to Jose Altuve going 1-for-5. Jon Singleton and Chris Carter collected one double each with six Astros players collecting at least one RBI. Singleton had two.
It’s tough loss but it’s on to the next one.
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