Brad Peacock made his case for the Astros rotation and Kevin Chapman, Paul Clemens and CJ Fick made their case for the Astros bullpen.
The Astros failed to get anything going against Pittsburgh Pirate pitchers Jonathan Sanchez and Jeanmar Gomez who each pitched three innings against the Astros. They did, however, make things interesting late when Jose Martinez singled to center field driving in two runs with two outs. Unfortunately the next batter, Rene Garcia, grounded out to short stop to end the game. While the offense may have lacked punch the pitching was at least solid.
No Astros player reached base multiple times and only Jose Altuve, Jose Martinez and Tyler Greene collected hits against the Pirates. Overall the offense was held to two runs scored on three hits, three walks and seven strikeouts by Pirates pitching.
Brad Peacock allowed one run on four hits and walk in five innings pitched. Lefty Kevin Chapman followed him and pitched a perfect innings with two strikeouts. Chia-Jen Lo followed Chapman and allowed two earned runs on two hits while striking out ones. Paul Clemens and CJ Fick closed at the game with scoreless innings each. Overall Astros pitching three runs on nine hits, two walks while striking out seven.
At Washington Nationals 5:05 p.m. CT
TV: MLB.TV and MLB Network* on delay but starting at 7:00 p.m. CT
*Those that were blacked out today may be able to see Saturday's contest on MLB Network 1) it's delayed 2) it's not being broadcast by CSN Houston
Radio: KBME 790
Worth Noting: Both Carlos Correa and Jonathan Singleton are expected to appear in the game for the Astros.