While the Houston Astros have seemed to be in left on base funk over the last five games, they continued their struggles at home against the Baltimore Orioles. They dropped 13-3 to one of the rebuilding teams in MLB, as they take their first series loss for the month of June.
Jose Urquidy exited the game early with another shoulder injury, which is now his second of the season. We don’t know anything more on his situation, but another pitching injury is not what the team can take. The bullpen unraveled, which led to Robel Garcia pitching. My bet would’ve been Chas McCormick as the position player pitching, since he was recruited as one in high school.
While some Astros fans booed their own players at home, Ryne Stanek’s wife said what everyone needed to hear.
The bullpen hasn’t been the strongest aspect of the Astros all season. Due to injuries and rushing pitchers to the show, there are factors to point to when something goes wrong. As we saw a bullpen game on Tuesday, Ryne Stanek took the mound in a close contest.
The right-hander surrendered five earned runs on four hits and two walks, while also fanning two batters. This wasn’t the best outing, and Stanek owned up to this recent speed bump in his season progression.
Astros fans expect perfection. Ever since 2017, the team has been a juggernaut; a team with a lot of success, but it is a different world of baseball now. All games mean the same, but there is no reason to be booing the first place team that you paid to see. Houston fans have shown their displeasure with how their favorite players have been treated on the road, but then again, is it satisfactory to boo the team you defend at home?
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This Tweet comes from Stanek’s wife, and it should be thought about by all Astros fans that are booing their own team. They expect perfection; we have seen that with anger behind Myles Straw. But as well, this is just another game out of 162. Yes, it was against one of the worst teams based on record, but they aren’t going to win them all.
Astros fans are already the villain to others, so why make each other look worse? Jessica Stanek is completely right with her Tweet, and down the stretch, don’t boo your team if they are in first place; you would sound like a Yankees fan.
The Astros look to not be swept for the first time since May on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. Luis Garcia matches up against right-hander Matt Harvey. In injury news, manager Dusty Baker told Sports Talk 790 AM that Alex Bregman is out another month, which is a timetable continuing to change.