Live GIF recap post:
After struggling with some of the Athletic hitters in the first (giving up a leadoff homerun to Coco Crisp) Brad Peacock get's Chris Young swinging for strike three to end the inning.
Bob Melvin looks just a little crazy right here talking to himself.
Peacock finishes the third like he did the first with a strikeout, this time John Jaso. Peacock has five K's through three innings.
A very forgettable inning for Astros pitching and defense. After several defensive miscues Rick Ankiel made a nice diving catch to limit some of the damage. Of course the very next batter hit a two run-single down the right field line. I'll take what I can get.
Not to be out down Justin Maxwell makes a nice sliding catch to finally end the fifth inning.
As Joe in Birmingham in the game thread put it, "Maxwell makes the routine sliding catch on the warning track to end the inning"
Astros get on the board. After a Marwin Gonzalez double, Jose Altuve drives him in with a single to center field.
Matt Dominguez drives in the Astros second run with this RBI double. He advanced to second on the throw home by Yoenis Cespedes
With two men on Astros end the top of the eighth inning with a double play.
Marwin Gonzalez drives in a run with a ground out (sorry, not making a GIF of that).