“I see a more confident pitcher than I saw in the beginning of the season, his pace has picked up a little bit, his execution has picked up a little bit and his quality has picked up a little bit,” A.J. Hinch said.
Brian McCann would get Fiers off the hook with a one-out solo home run in the bottom of the seventh and the Astros would come close to pushing another run across the plate.
Musgrove would leave the game on the hook for the loss after back to back triples in the second inning put the Astros down 2-0.
Al Leiter former New York Mets pitcher and current MLB Network analyst even tossed out Astros’ righty Lance McCullers when mentioning Bukauskas.
The Astros would announce later in the game, Reddick left with a mild concussion, not further updates were made available.
The game would not get any prettier for the Astros as the Angels kept scoring off of anyone Hinch put in the game to stop the bleeding.
The Angels offense didn’t stop with Peacock out of the game, in fact, they kept pressing on.
Danny Salazar who had a 5.66 ERA coming into the game, would hold the Astros to three earned runs over 5.2 innings of work.
Hinch is not sure exactly when McCann suffered his concussion, but shared that during Sunday night baseball against the New York Yankees he was on the receiving end of a pitch that shook him up.
Jokingly before the charity classic, Lechler shared, that he hopes in eight years when he finally retires Watt will bring him back for the softball game.