Baseball fans, are you curious to know how the Astros are faring with their rookie pitchers? We have some insights for you! The recent injuries of José Urquidy and Luis Garcia have left the Astros with a less experienced pitching rotation, providing opportunities for rookies Hunter Brown, J.P. France, and Brandon Bielak to step up. However, the trio’s successive games have brought three losses for the Astros. In this blog post, we share the latest updates from Monday’s game against the Angels, where Brown pitched for the first time after his first career loss, accompanied by insights into the trio’s combined performance in the last three games.
Despite the results, these rookies present hope for the Astros’ future. Rafael Montero’s late-game run-giving may be worrying, but the Astros still have ace lefty Framber Valdez and reliable Cristian Javier to fall back on. With the return of Urquidy and Garcia, the Astros will boast a strong pitching rotation. Hopefully, these rookies will have evolved by then, and we can expect to see fantastic results from them, like Hunter Brown’s contribution.
Looking towards that future, Brown- Astros’ former top prospect- understands that growing pains are part of the maturing process. “There’s nothing I want to do more than help this team win, and I’m going to put my head down and get back to work,” he stated. For now, Astros need to pitch deeper into games, and we hope the rookies can deliver. With the team’s off-day in two days following this series against the Angels, let’s see if the Astros can end it on a win before taking some much-needed rest.
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