May 20, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros right fielder Travis Buck (6) hits a single against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE
Colby Lewis came, he saw and he conquered.
The Rangers pitcher dominated Houston for eight innings before Jed Lowrie finally touched him up in the bottom of the ninth. He struck out six, only gave up four hits and one walk (with one of those hits coming in the ninth with a 6-0 lead).
Oh, and he added two stupid hits and two RBIs. It's the first time Houston has ever given up two hits to an AL pitcher. That's how good Colby Lewis was on Sunday. He broke down records like they were nothing.
Jordan Lyles sounded almost bitterly disappointed with himself after the game. He just couldn't let go of that first inning and didn't take any solace in him pitching reasonably well over the rest of the game, until leaving after the fifth. Guy wants to win, but didn't do a great job of it then.
Houston lost the two games in this series by a combined score of 10-2. It's the first times since that one game in Cincinnati that I've felt Houston was just outclassed. It's not a good feeling and I'm not fond of it. Hopefully they can come out the next three games and put a hurt on the scuffling Cubs to make up for it.
For now, though...Ugh.