Game 2 Houston Astros Live Game Feed vs. Seattle Mariners
The Houston Astros are struggling right now to get into a groove to start off the 2016 season as they currently sit at 6-14. This team that was expected by many to be a World Series contender looks more like the Bad News Bears with a little more power. Yes, the Astros have had the past three AL Players of the Weeks, but that is not going to feed the bulldog (Astros Twitter). The fans got a taste of the rewards for struggling through the Process, now feel like it is 2013 all over again.
It’s still early, the Texas Rangers through 20 games last year were 7-13, but went on to finish in first place with an 88-74 record ahead of the Astros. The Rangers, like the 2016 Astros, had games where their offense was on, but often they would lose in similarly to the way the Astros have this season. I remember laughing off the Rangers until they made their comeback. With the right moves, the Astros are fully capable of turning things around.
Maybe things will start to go their way soon, like missing two aces in Felix Hernandez and Sonny Gray during this six-game road trip. When they come home, they will face the struggling Twins and a rematch of this series with the Seatle Mariners. When Lance McCullers is ready and depending on Chris Devenski handles moving into the rotation, the Astros rotation should fall back in line.
The problem with the current state of the Astros rotation is that they all throw at or below 90 mph, so they are basically similar pitchers. Adding the changeup and youth of Devenski plus, hopefully, the plus stuff of McCullers with help. Some of the bats in the lineup are on borrowed time, waiting for the June Super Two deadline to promote A.J. Reed and Colin Moran. Can they afford to wait that long?
Let’s hope Dallas Keuchel can get us back on the right track tonight, below is the lineup for tonight’s game.
Follow along on the Disqus section below to our live game feed of tonight’s game, see you in a few.
**Stats and Standings from Baseball-Reference**