Astros 2, Pirates 11
W: McDonald (8-3) L: Lyles (2-5)
This game was a bunch of crap by the Astros. 11 runs given up to a team that has had problems scoring. I missed the last hour of the game because my dvr didn’t record it, thankfully. The Astros are now on a 5-game losing streak.
There are a few things in general I feel the need on which to comment.
I know the questions was asked in the B&Q and answered but this team is the worst I think I have ever seen. Opposing teams should not worry if they load the bases with Astros because it is doubtful they will plate any of them. Mark Raup said it best:
This team’s futility with the bases loaded is fucking maddening.
I don’t remember the inning, but JD Martinez led off with a double (great for him) and the next batter hits the ball to deep right field and JD goes half way to third before realizing the ball is going to be caught and eventually gets stranded on third to end the inning. Why does this team not have the ability to judge where a ball is going to see if they can tag up and advance? I don’t get it? I remember learning this is softball. It drives me nuts. I also recall it being the first time it was mentioned by the Brownie and JD during a game and then Greg Lucas asked Mills about it during the post-game interview. Doesn’t the team realize that a runner at 3rd with 1 out puts more pressure on a pitcher than a runner at 2nd with 1 out?
Mr. Happy and chuck had a small discussion about call ups in the GameZone. Ruben provided a bit of an answer while riding the bus. But Mr. Happy and chuck aren’t the only ones wondering about call-ups. I must confess I have read more of the bus ride lately and am getting excited for the future. Kudos to the guys contributing over there. It has become a bit of a must read for me.
Well, as I have shared in the last couple recaps I’ve written I’m reading the Fifty Shades trilogy. I know I’m reading the third one because I read the first two. I’m really not sure what all the hype is about. I just get why this trilogy is so freaking popular. Also, I don’t know how they can turn it into a movie. I have about 400 pages to go but so far I’ve pegged the story line.
I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July. Be merry and safe!