The Houston Astros struggling mightily. One of the key points of trouble has been the starting pitching. Astros starting pitching has the worst ERA in the American League -- 5.38. Another issue is the fact that starters are not going deep into ballgames.
It comes as little surprise as the Astros have made a change as the teams sit nine games under .500 (6-15). Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced Tuesday at Scott Feldman has been sent to the bullpen and Chris Devenski will make the start for the Astros on Saturday in Oakland, per Houston Chronicle beat writer Jake Kaplan.
Chris Devenski will start for the Astros on Saturday in Oakland. Scott Feldman will be available out of the bullpen.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) April 27, 2016
Devenski, 25, was traded to Houston as part of the Brett Myers trade with the Chicago White Sox in 2012. Devenski was 7-4 with 3.01 ERA in 24 games (17 starts) with Double-A Corpus Christi in 2015. He was schedule be the Triple-A Opening Day starter but was called up during the first week of the season.
Devenski was has been lights out of the pen for the Astros. He is 0-0 with a 0.66 ERA in six games.
Feldman, 33, is in the final year of a three-year contract. He has only pitched through the sixth inning once this season. Feldman is 0-2 with a 4.58 ERA.