Rangers 4, Astros 0: Astros fall down and can't get up

Bob Levey

Astros out-hit the Rangers, but fail to score a run Colby Lewis and company.

Another Astros and Rangers series brings actual baseball on my U-Verse television (with in Houston city limit), but I have to listen to the condescending Rangers broadcasters. Which pretty much sums up the current state of affairs for the Astros. One positive with a truckload of negative.

Take for example, the first inning of the game. Jose Altuve lead off the first with a single, and was thrown out trying to steal second. The next batter Dexter Fowler proceeded to hit a triple, but Jason Castro and Matt Dominguez failed to drive him in. It was a trend. The Astros would out-hit Rangers 11 to 10, but fail to score a single run. In total, the Astros left 12 runners on base in the game.

Brad Peacock struck out 11 and walked only two, but he left two pitches up to Adrian Beltre and Rougned Odor for home run. The bullpen, Josh Zeid, Darin Downs, and Paul Clemens, pitched three scoreless innings and added four more strikeouts.

Many positives to take away from this game - 11 hits, 15 strikeouts, and a clean sheet from the bullpen. But, a truckload of negative, two home runs given up, 12 runs left on base, and two caught stealing. 

I'm going to go curl up in a ball now.

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