Nationals 7, Astros 0: Oberholtzer, German for six runs

Thomas B. Shea

The internet tells me Oberholtzer actually means something along the lines of "upper wood". But, I'm bitter and writing this at 3 o'clock in the morning.

The first month of Astros baseball is in the books, they posted a record of 9-19 in April. Houston's record was 8-19 through the 2013 season.

Tonight's game was the third time the team was shutout in this young season. The Astros offense was dismal against  Jordan Zimmermann ( 6.1 IP, 7H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO) and the Nats bullpen. The Astros managed to put together seven hits against a starter, but couldn't get a man past second base. The Astros were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position, and stranded 10 runners on base. Both Dexter Fowler and Jason Castro's hitting streaks came to an end in last night's game.

Jesus Guzman was the only bright spot - he went 3-for-4 with a double. Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 in the nine-hole. In the latest installment of Springer Watch - George Springer went 1-for-4 and added his fifth error in 14 games.

Brett Oberholtzer was roughed up by Washington's offense, 4.2 IP, 11 IP, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO. He was coming of his worst outing in his young career (4/24 vs. Oak, 3.2 IP, 8 H, 6ER, 2 BB, 4 SO), he has now has given up 12 earned in 8.1 innings over his last two starts.

Former Rice Owl, Anthony Rendon was 3-for-4 with three extra-base hits including a homerun for the Nats.

The Astros are back in action on Friday against the Mariners at 7:10 PM CST.

Not much else to talk about.............how about them Rockets?

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