Astros Live Game Feed: Sleepless in Seattle, Marisnick, Rasmus

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Apr 24, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) reacts and Houston Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus (28) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the ninth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) reacts and Houston Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus (28) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the ninth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Can’t Sleep? Join us Tonight for a Houston Astros Live Game Feed versus the division rival Mariners

Just when you thought you stayed up late last night to watch the Houston Astros lose in extra innings last night despite Colby Rasmus‘ ninth-inning ‘Colby Jack’ to tie the game off Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel, the Astros play a game tonight starting at 9 pm central. Unfortunately, Ken Giles was unable to maintain the tie and the Astros offense ran out of gas.

Following Rasmus’ seventh homer of the season, he was elected the AL Player of the Week as announced by the Astros Twitter handle. This selection marks the third time in the first three weeks of the season that an Astros player has won a POW award, despite their last place record. How is this possible, there are several reasons why?

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The Astros rotation has struggled early in games, often putting the Astros hitters in an early hole.  If you are allowing the most runs in baseball and scoring the least, it’s hard to win.

The Astros first five hitters are dynamic hitters, dominant at times, but they don’t seem to be consistently hot at the same time. Carlos Correa is in a power drought after a hot start, and the same can be said for Tyler White. However, Rasmus, George Springer, and Jose Altuve are hot as they can be. Despite the production at the top, you have the ‘Rally Killers’ at the back of the lineup who are not producing.

With the recent overuse of the Astros bullpen, the Astros needed a fresh arm, so they sent Jake Marisnick to the minors and recalled Michael Feliz , according to Brian McTaggart.  Feliz was forced into a long relief shelling on the second game of the season, and he was not overly impressive in his stint with the Fresno Grizzlies with a 1-0 record with a 9.72 ERA. He’s here in case Doug Fister can’t last too long tonight.

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Let’s discuss the current Astros roster and some moves using Disqus below. Ask us questions or answer other Astros fans questions, we will be there with you no matter the outcome of the game. Join the writers at CTH for an Astros’ live game feed.

**Stats from Baseball-Reference**

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