Astros’ Montero Continues to Struggle: An Inside Look
Hey there baseball fans! The Astros’ bullpen has been the talk of the town this season, particularly Rafael Montero. Last year, he was a key player for Houston, but this year has been a different story altogether. In this blog, we’ll take an inside look at his struggles and what it could mean for the Astros’ future.
To start off with, Brandon Bielak did a fantastic job during the game, despite giving up eight hits. He went five innings, giving up only one run, no walks, and four strikeouts. Phil Maton and Ryne Stanek continued with the momentum. On the offensive front, Mauricio Dubón hit a game-tying single in the seventh inning to level the score.
But unfortunately, Montero had another bad night. Yoán Moncada led off with a double and quickly Robert Jr. followed him with a go-ahead single, which saw Chicago take the lead. Montero struggled with his form again, and eventually, Robert Jr. scored thanks to Seby Zavala’s single that increased the White Sox’s lead to 3-1.
Montero’s May appearances have been a struggle for the Astros’ bullpen. He has allowed eight hits and nine runs over 3 2/3 innings, a far cry from his solid 13 appearances spanning from March to April, where he had a 2.25 ERA. Houston fans will be hoping that he can turn things around and return to his form from last year.
In their next match, Hunter Brown will take on Lucas Giolito, which will be a thrilling pitching duel that fans are eagerly awaiting. The game starts at 1:10 pm CT.
In conclusion, Montero’s struggles are an area of concern for the Astros and their fans. They are hoping that he can find his form again and contribute to the bullpen like last year. In the meantime, we’ll be keeping a close eye on the Astros bullpen and Montero’s form. Check out the video highlights and box score from the game in the link, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.