Last season’s World Series winner Houston Astros, nightmares unfolded.
Houston lost starter Luis Garcia during a game against the San Francisco Giants held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on the 2nd (Korean time).
Garcia went down the mound after throwing just eight balls in the first inning. The reason for the steel plate is right elbow discomfort.
In the last two games, he seemed to be settling down with 13 innings, 3 walks, 16 strikeouts and no runs, but he was caught up in an injury.
With his departure, Houston lost a starter for the second day in a row. In the game the previous day, Jose Urquidi suffered an abnormality in his shoulder and was forced out and was eventually placed on the injured list.
Earlier, in the season opener, Lance McCullers Jr. left with an elbow injury, leaving three starters unable to pitch. The remaining starters are Framber Valdes, Christian Javier and Hunter Brown.
With the two players leaving together, Houston had an emergency in the operation of the starting rotation. 크크크벳
Coincidentally, Urquidi and Garcia both played in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). Regarding this, head coach Dusty Baker said, “I hope (participation in the tournament) is not the cause of the problem.”
Houston immediately became urgent to fill the vacancy created by the departure of the two players. Brandon Bielak, who led the team to a 7-3 victory in the game on the 2nd, rushed to the relief mound, recording 2 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs in 4 innings.
Players on the 40-man roster who are staying with Triple-A Sugar Land include JP Frances and Forest Whitley.