When you think you have enough pitching, go out and get some more pitching.
Living in Minnesota and paying my $129 to MLB.com, I’m able to watch every game (unless they’re playing the Twins or Brewers). Yeah, it’s cold in the winter, but the CSN Houston deal doesn’t bug me.
Anyway, I was able to watch both Feldman and Cosart. I know the big “Upgrade” to the Astros’ pitching was supposed to be the bullpen, but thus far, I’m impressed with the starters. I don’t know if it’s Strom or guys maturing or enjoying the change of scenery, but this rotation is looking good. … And we haven’t even seen the hot prospects (other than Cosart) contribute. Well, maybe Brett Oberholtzer was considered a hot prospect. But I don’t think anyone ever put that tag on Lucas Harrell or Dallas Keuchel.
And the quality of the pitching thus far (and I’m expecting Obie and Keuchel to give quality innings … for me the jury is still out on Harrell) has been great. Feldman went nearly 7 innings giving up zippo runs. Cosart went 5 innings. The last one was a bit of a struggle, though I question Porter pulling him for Jerome Williams–unless there was something wrong with Cosart–despite Williams putting up a goose egg in the sixth.
So, if you’ve been able to watch … or at least listen in, what have you thought?
- It’s two games, but are you loving this starting pitching thus far?
- I’m here to tell you, Cosart’s curve ball looked unhittable the first few innings. And while he ONLY struck out three, he didn’t walk anyone. That said, there were a lot of 3-2 counts on Yankees (spit!) hitters. If he can improve his control just a touch, what do you think Cosart’s ceiling might be?
- I know this is all about our starters, but c’mon Kevin Chapman! Must you add to my gray hair collection?
- I didn’t even discuss the offense here, but it goes without saying that everyone owes Dexter Fowler a debt of gratitude. The rest of the offense looked like a bad omen though. Are you worried or just chalking it up to a good outing by Hiroki Kuroda?