Well the Astros didn’t get a holiday from their losing ways as they dropped the series opener with Pittsburgh 5-3. Today’s game was the same story, different day as they built a 3-1 lead for Brett Myers who then gave up four runs over the next four innings. He went a total of 6.0 innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on 13 hits, and striking out only one. Myers’ record has now dropped to 3-8.
The Astros’ offense wasn’t great but did put them in a position to win this afternoon. Hunter Pence had the only extra base hit for the Astros with his 24th double and has extended his new hitting streak to nine games. Carlos Lee continues to heat up as we approach the trade deadline going 1-3 with two RBI and raising his batting average to .267. The Astros finished the day going 1-9 with runners in scoring position.
This is now the fourth straight loss for the Astros and their major league worst record has dropped to 29-57. The Astros are back at it tomorrow as Wandy Rodriguez looks to stop the losing streak.