All Things Astros and a whole lot more
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?