As much as they've encountered injuries to their rotation in the season's first half, the Astros have managed to keep their position players on the field. Save for a stint here and there on the seven-day concussion disabled list, none of the team's regulars have missed significant time.
Two brilliant defensive plays by shortstop Jean Segura in the bottom of the ninth staved off a seemingly inevitable walkoff victory, and back-to-back solo homers from Kyle Seager and Danny Valencia in the top of the 10th sent the Mariners to a stunning 9-7 victory over the Astros.
In the first start of a rehab assignment that's expected to span two or three outings, Astros ace Dallas Keuchel logged three innings and built his pitch count up to 46.
All good things must come to an end. That's no different for nine-time All-Star Carlos Beltran's glove.
Following a bullpen session scheduled for Tuesday, Collin McHugh's rehab program will appear to be complete.
When you're past the All-Star break and you're leading your division by 15.5 games, these summer days are supposed to be relaxing. Monday was anything but for the Houston Astros.
With Houston Astros right-hander Collin McHugh fresh off his final rehab start and back in the home clubhouse at Minute Maid Park, manager A.J. Hinch is set to face some difficult decisions regarding his rotation.
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