Archie Bradley who came into the game to get Gonzalez out, threw very few pitches inside the strike zone, but yet would end the game with a called strike.
After winning back to back games, for the first time since July 24-25, they were held to a shutout, only able to muster a total of four hits against the Diamondbacks.
Trailing 6-3 heading into the ninth inning the Astros would score four times off Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna.
While head coach Bill O’Brien is expecting his team to be ready to play and give effort, the opening game of the preseason will be about something different for the Texans.
Davis was drafted by the Astros in the third round of the 2014 draft and just made his triple-A debut for the Fresno Grizzlies, 15 games ago.
No Jose Altuve, no problem it turns out.
The Astros tried to get back into the game, but solid defense by the Rays shut them down.
Miller was brought in as a blazing speedster who can flip the game at the drop of a dime, but for whatever reason, the long run’s he’s been accustomed to busting in the past.
The Texans had the best defense in the league last season, and that was without Watt, a ton of sacks, or turnovers. They did lose some big pieces through free agency, but it’s hard to think they can’t be as good or even better next season.
It was tough luck all around for the Astros, they had plenty of hits, 12 in total, but in key spots would come up empty handed, leaving 18 on the bases.