Nick Cafardo says that Terry Francona has been keeping up with Mills. His word of advice? Put down the gun:
Francona has been keeping in constant contact with old friend Brad Mills, whose Astros have struggled mightily since the start of the season. Francona said he was in contact with Mills up to a half-hour before the Astros' game last night.
"Feels like we're playing double-headers," said Francona, referring to the fact he feels for Mills. Otherwise he said he thinks Mills is "doing OK."