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O's 3, Astros 2: The Offense Scuffles In Late Innings, Comeback Stalls

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Team is 0-8 with RISP, surprisingly most of that in the late innings

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What Happened

Dallas Keuchel had an outing that I couldn't call bad.  Not by a long shot.  It was not the Keuchel-esque type of pitching we have seen from him this and last season, but at the end of the day he turned in a quality start.  It took him 106 pitches to get through six innings of work.  He only gave up two runs, struck out seven and walked one.  A big part of his short (for him) outing was a 29 pitch first inning,  He gave up a single and then struck out the next two batters.  Chris Davis drove in the first run for the O's with another single before Keuchel struck out the final batter.

The Astros tied the ballgame on a Hank Conger homer in the third inning.  Then they took the lead 2-1 on a sacrifice fly by Luis Valbuena, plating Evan Gattis.  Baltimore tied it up in the sixth on a single, a groundout, and another single.  Then they took the lead in the eighth inning when Chad Qualls gave up a monster home run to Adam Jones with two outs.

The Astros had their chances to score but could not get the hit they needed.  In the sixth inning George Springer started the inning with a walk followed by a single from Jose Altuve, sending Springer to third with no outs.  A pop up and two strike outs ended that threat.  In the next inning they loaded the bases with one out, but a strikeout and a fly out ended that inning.

So we ended up taking three out of four from the Orioles, and finished the homestand with a 4-3 record.  Hopefully everyone has their passport.  The team will get away to Canada for the weekend to start a 6-game road trip.  Per the internet, the game will start at 6:07 pm.  (Is that in metric time?  What is that in American?)  Roberto Hernandez will go up against Aaron Sanchez.

Fun Facts

Our 3-4-5 hitters went 2 for 10 with 7 K's.  Wait...that's not fun...

After today's game, Will Harris has an ERA of 0.34.  There, that's more fun.

With as frustrating as this game was remember we still have a 5.5 game lead in the division.  Deep breath...

Tweets of the Night (Day Game Edition)

I don't like to be negative, but this made me laugh.  Actually laugh.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/iBrand0n300">@iBrand0n300</a> watching Marwin Gonzalez foul out with runners on then flail at 3 pitches like. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a> <a href="http://t.co/icKsOw6NT0">pic.twitter.com/icKsOw6NT0</a></p>&mdash; Matt Evangelista (@mattevange) <a href="https://twitter.com/mattevange/status/606572635393097728">June 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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So did this...(he might be using sarcasm)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Astros may never win another game. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CurseOfTalsHill?src=hash">#CurseOfTalsHill</a></p>&mdash; Dustin DeBerry (@dkdeberry) <a href="https://twitter.com/dkdeberry/status/606569280457437184">June 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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And where do I send my money?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Check out the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CaptainAmerica?src=hash">#CaptainAmerica</a> themed jerseys the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CCHooks?src=hash">#CCHooks</a> will be wearing Friday! Jersey’s will also be auctioned. <a href="http://t.co/sOI88YJu43">pic.twitter.com/sOI88YJu43</a></p>&mdash; Corpus Christi Hooks (@cchooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/cchooks/status/606549929096404992">June 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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