Who would have thought that the most interesting thing about the championship contending Astros this year would be watching the rookies.
Tonight Cristian Javier gets his second start after holding the mighty Dodgers to one run on two hits and eight Ks in almost six innings. Can lightning strike twice?
It’ll need to. The first diagnosis on Roberto Osuna is the T word: Tommy John.
According to Mark Berman:
MLB Source: Initial diagnosis for #Astros closer Roberto Osuna is that he needs to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. However, Osuna is getting a second opinion. If the initial diagnosis is accurate it would be huge loss for the Astros.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 4, 2020
Javier faces old warhorse, Madison Bumgarner. A little like Zack Greinke, Bumgarner is way down on his fastball velocity, averaging 87.9 mph so far.
Here’s the lineup”
For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure
Game 1: Tuesday, August 4th @ 8:10 pm CDT
Listen: Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2, La Ranchera 101.7 FM/850 AM / D-backs - 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station, KHOV 105.1
Watch: Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / D-backs - FS-A