Carlos Carrasco didn't wait long to living up to his new contract with the Indians. Carrasco held the Astros scoreless through 6.1 innings and striking out 10 batters in the Indians' 2-0 win on Wednesday.
After two games, the Astros have seven hits and 20 strikeouts. The Astros 3-4-5 hitters are a collective 0-for-21 with nine strikeouts. Houston wasn't able to get a runner past second base on Tuesday four times without success. The few times the Astros were successful on offense was highlighted by a George Springer Double and Jed Lowrie stolen base. But it was all for not.
Scott Feldman proved once again that Spring Training stats are useless. The Astros veteran starter allowed just one run through 6.2 innings and struck out 5. The only run given up by Feldman was a solo home run by Carlos Santana.
Joe Thatcher, Pat Neshek, and Will Harris saw their first action of the season. Thatcher struck out the one batter he faced, Lonnie Chisnehall. Neshek allowed a solo home run to the first batter he faced, Mike Aviles deposited a 1-1 slider into the Crawford Boxes. The sidewinder would settle down after allowing the next batter, Michael Bourn, to reach on single. Neskek tired the next three batters. Will Harris struck out Brandon Moss as part of a clean ninth inning.
There is only one thing left to say:
The Astros complete their series with the Indians on Thursday after trading 2-0 games. Asher Wojciechowski makes his major league debut against Trevor Bauer.