After yesterday’s bad outing by Diaz, he is sent down and the Astros bring up Guduan.
Just getting back from church camp and I was following yesterday’s Astros game via MLB Gameday. While David Paulino did give up three runs in his 5 1/3 innings, didn’t expect the game to be so close. The final score was 12-9 with Dayan Diaz giving up five runs in 1/3 of an inning.
With some of the starters nearing their return in the near future, Diaz was just waiting for the inevitable. His days with the Astros were numbered. Think the Astros will keep him in the minors as a depth option. However, he has not shown much this year.
After his disaster inning yesterday, Diaz had a 12.00 ERA with 16 strikeouts in nine innings. While the strikeouts may seem effective, but his 1.888 WHIP says otherwise. He can strikeout hitters but is also very hittable allowing 14 hits. After the game yesterday, despite the sweep, fans were calling for him to go.
Diaz is on the way down.
They got their wish as Diaz was sent back to Triple-A. In his place, the Astros have recalled left-hander Reymin Guduan according to Jake Kaplan.
With a smaller sample size, Guduan hasn’t dazzled with the Astros either. However, with Lance McCullers coming back Saturday, Guduan will most likely be sent down. This could be just a move for a extra arm.
Guduan needs to learn to harnish his control to stick in the big leagues. This year, Guduan has a 9.00 ERA with four strikeouts in three innings. He has allowed two walks and two homers in his time with the Astros. Until he demonstrates the ability to stick, he will be up and down.
Looking forward to seeing the Stros play again tonight and McCullers pitching tomorrow.
***Stats from Baseball-Reference***