And back we go below .500…
Well, the free-fall continued tonight in Houston as the Bucs lost 7-1. It was literally all Astros, or Colt .45s as they were tonight, and just an overall ugly game.
Houston jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first when Jed Lowrie took Jeff Locke deep into the Crawford Boxes. Aaaand that’s about it. Houston starter Edgar Gonzalez left the game in the second inning with some sort of injury, but the bullpen took over and shut the Bucs down. The Astros tacked on four more runs, and the only run the Pirates could get came in the eighth when Garrett Jones hit a solo-shot.
Pirates (74-76) – Astros (49-102)
Win: Fernando Rodriguez (2-10)
Loss: Locke (0-2)