Brett Myers, why must you continue to struggle mightily in the first inning?
Colorado only needed one big inning against Myers, and it proved to be plenty of run support for Jhoulys Chacin and the Rockies. Myers was rocked for six runs in the first, and the Rockies didn't look back.
The Astros almost managed to score one run on thirteen total hits, but thank goodness for another Matt Downs' pinch-hit home run.
Brian Bogusevic continued his power surge with a solo shot and a three-hit performance, again falling a triple short of the cycle. J.D. Martinez also recorded three hits, and he's now 8 for his last 14 at the plate. Jordan Schafer made his Astros' debut, going hitless in four trips with a strikeout.
Even in tough times such as these, I hope you find these current batting averages encouraging:
Jose Altuve - .311
J.D. Martinez - .298
Brian Bogusevic - .311
Jimmy Paredes - .296
You can say what you want about small sample sizes, but those numbers speak for themselves. Bogey is locked in right now, and there's no way on earth that he should be platooning with Jason Michaels. Do you hear that Mills?
On another note, I'm heading back to College Station for school later this week and won't be able to write any more recaps here on TCB this season. I really enjoyed my time writing for you guys, and I can't thank David enough for this great opportunity. This was my first real experience with sports journalism, and I loved every minute of it. I should be able to put together some feature articles in the offseason, and I hope TCB continues to grow.
Until then, farewell fellow Astros fans...