The Astros lost to a team whose offense consisted of three singles and four walks. Said team was 0-6 with runners in scoring position.
So how much worse were the Astros, who for the second straight game could not score a single run, stretching their string of scoreless innings to 19.
The Astros managed nine hits, but were 0-5 with runners in scoring position, where even one hit would have tied the score.
The Mariners scored in the sixth on a run charged to Astros starter Jake Odorizzi. Odorizzi left the game with runners on first and second with no outs. Phil Maton came in and walked the bases loaded and then allowed a sacrifice fly to Abraham Toro for the only run scored in the game.
For the last two games the combined score has been the Toros 5, Astros 0.
The Astros did manage to get runners on first and second with one out in the ninth, but Kyle Tucker popped up and Jake Meyers struck out looking at a pitch coming out of the afternoon shadows to end the game.
The Astros are off tomorrow before heading to San Diego. Hopefully they will find their bats somewhere.