Hey everyone, have you ever felt like you had everything under control, only for it all to come crashing down before your eyes? That’s exactly how Hunter Brown felt during the Astros’ recent game against the Giants. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at what went wrong for the rookie pitcher and how his teammates tried to bail him out.
Despite the Astros not losing one of their starting pitchers to an injury that night, Brown had a tough time on the mound. Previously enjoying a seven-inning, earned-run-free streak in three of his last four starts, Brown struggled with control during the game. He walked five batters in just over four innings, facing trouble in the fourth inning where he gave up two runs and four hits. It was evident that he was struggling to locate his breaking ball, which made things harder on him.
Brown was thankful for his defense behind him, who came through in many clutch moments, including a bases-loaded jam that reliever Matt Gage got out of. Despite the help, it was not enough to keep the Giants from shutting out the Astros for the first time in the 2023 season. Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani was successful in throwing eight scoreless innings, leaving the Astros with a disappointing 2-0 loss.
No doubt, this game was not the way the Astros wanted to kick off the month of May. Brown, who took his first loss of the season, was upset by his lack of command during the game. However, he plans to continue working with his coaches and teammates to perfect his pitching and come back even stronger in his next game.
All in all, sometimes things don’t go according to plan, but it’s how you rise above the challenges that truly counts. Brown may not have had the best game, but he’s determined to do better, and we’re rooting for him every step of the way. Stay tuned for more fascinating developments in Astros baseball, only here on our blog.