Tonight, the Astros lost to the Diamondbacks by a score of 3 to 1. The game featured a nice but squandered start by Dallas Keuchel, another Jose Altuve multi-hit game (plus some really great defensive plays by the 2nd-baseman), a sac fly by Tyler Greene to score Marwin Gonzalez, and a few cheap runs scratched through by the Diamondbacks.
But I was mentioned by name on the TV broadcast, and that made my week. Thanks to the awesome FS Houston team for the shout-out!
I am feeling particularly lazy tonight, so tonight's recap will be brought to you by the readers of The Crawfish Boxes.
Strong start by the Astros faithful.
clack speaketh of Arizona rookie leftie Wade Miley. This season Miley's ERA is 3.02 and his FIP backs his success up. So the Astros hitters should try to take advantage of any fortunate situations they come upon.
Then, Steve Pearce lined it right to Johnson at Third.
Followed by an infield fly by Ben Francisco. Suddenly two outs...c'mon Astros!
Argh...the Astros leave the bases loaded..
Nothing exciting happened in the top, and that's a good thing. Keuchel has a no-hitter through three. And in the bottom, nothing happened. I got no comments worth copy/pasting here. I am sad.
In case any reader is wondering what happened in the game so far, the answer is nothing. Still 0-0. A few singles but not much action.
Moving right along. The game is nice and quick so far. I'm ok with a 1-0 Astros win. I need sleep.
Astros 0 Diamondbacks 1
Followed by a long double by Chris Young. Astros 0 Diamondbacks 2
In the bottom, Marwin Gonzalez hits a double to right, then Altuve advances him with an infield single.
What the heck kind of pitch selection is this to Tyler Greene?
Result is a sac fly to center. Astros 1 Diamondbacks 2
The sixth ends with two Astros left on base.
I refrained from asking orangeblood kid the obvious question, which is, "How?"
Wow! Fantastic diving play on a liner by Jose Altuve. Saves a run and now there are two outs with men on 2nd and 3rd. Keuchel coming out after 6-2/3 IP and only 2 ER (so far). A very nice outing by Keuchel.
Now we know!
And Fernando Rodriguez makes an absolutely terrible catch to end the inning with no damage done. Keuchel has a Game Score of 56.34. Very nice.
Goldschmidt just doubles in a run, but I don't care because my name was said on TV. Astros 3 Diamondbacks 1.
Actually, that sums this game up really well.