ON THE MOUND
Taijuan got his second big league start . . .
Pitched the same number of innings as his first (which, of course are being monitored closely), gave up double the hits and quadruple the runs (but then it was the Royals compared to the Astros). The good news is, he is getting invaluable experience and learning under his belt. Great to see him bounce back in the 5th ~ retiring the side in order ~ after his rough 4th inning where he gave up all FOUR runs . . .
FIVE innings ~ FOUR hits ~ FOUR earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ TWO strikeouts
} the hitless/scoreless FOUR inning bullpen effort (Carter, Lucas and Danny) garnered a W for Lucas and an S for Danny (12th)
AT THE PLATE
still only 2-12 w/RISP but, baby steps . . .
ELEVEN total hits (including doubles by Kendrys, Nick, Raul and Justin) and the homer by Kendrys that broke the tie in the 9th and became the eventual game-winning hit.
IN THE FIELD
* Nice base-running by Dustin, getting to 1B on a very close play and then taking 2B on a bad throw
* Guti was CS
* Zero DP’s for either side
tweets of the game . . .