Maybe this is how the Astros are supposed to lose.
The last two loses have been with the Astros up by runs and quite frankly they've been exhausting. In this one the Astros lead early thanks to a Matt Downs homerun, he would also tie the game later on a double. The offense just never really showed up though against Atlanta Braves starter Tommy Hanson who went 7 innings, struck out 10, walked 1, while allowing 2 runs in the process.
Brett Myers also only allowed 2 runs in the game, however it could of been worse. In the first two innings of the game Myers loaded the bases, but managed to escape unscathed. He went 6 innings, striking out 6 and walking 1 for the no decision.
As I teased earlier Matt Downs collected the only two runs batted in for the Astros, homering the first time and driving in Carlos Lee the second time, who also had two hits on the day. And that's it for the offense, no one else collected a hit Clint Barmes had a walk.
Fernando Abad took the lose allowing a the go ahead run to score in the 7th inning on 1 hit and two walks. Atlanta's closer Craig Kimbrel came in to close out the ninth allowing one hit and striking out three.
Not really much else you can say about this one, hopefully Wandy picks us up tomorrow.