Royals 7, Astros 9
W: Happ, L: Sanchez, S: Cedeño
Wow, what a game. Happ had a good outing, which he seems to do when he pitches agressive. 6 innings of 2 run baseball. The guys in the field had a good night, 9 runs off of 11 hits, 5 walks and 2 KC errors. Bixler, Bogusevic and Maxwell with a homerun each. Altuve with another multi-hit game. The bull pen is where the suspense occurred.
Normally, Brett Myers has been great this season but he left a pile of crap on the field last night. He gave up 5 runs in 2/3rd of an inning. The first batter grounds out, then single, single, single, single, sac fly, single, single, single, and another single before Mills goes out and takes the ball from Milles. Cedeño comes into a bases-loaded, two-out situation and gets Moustakas (his 2nd at bat this inning) to pop-out and close the game. Myers just didn’t have it last night. I truly hope he got his bad outing out of his system.
It was nice to see the Astros have a big inning against another team after this past weekend series. Very nice.
Here’s some game time observations you can read. And to know who’s pitching the rest of the series, check out the series preview. I have a feeling that the non-baseball topic may start an interesting discussion.
There is usually a Summer Reading Thread in the TalkZone and I don’t usually contribute because I enjoy light, romantic reading and that does not seem to interest many of the contributors in the Beer and Queso Forum plus the main topic of late seems to be whether or not your shoes need to match your button-down shirt. I do on occassion read a “good” book, I just prefer lighter and happier subjects. So, last night, after watching the rebroadcast of the game, I started reading Fifty Shades of Grey. So, far it has been an easy read. Granted, I have only read 5 chapters, but they went by pretty quickly. I’ll have to see if it is the raciest I’ve read. I have a feeling it won’t be. But anyway, I think Ana is going to take a trip down a dark road with Christian before she is able to turn him around into a happy-well adjusted man. And they are going to live happily ever after.
I’ll let you know if that happens.
Oh, and the Astros signed their #2 pick of the draft. Check out The Bus Ride Discussion for excellent information on the draft and the Astros farm system. You may see some great future prospects there.