Saturday, August 6, 2011

Will Happ pitch on Wednesday?

After falling to 4-14 on the season, J.A. Happ didn't have any answers:

“Just once again, kind of the story of it. They hit it where we weren’t, and I fell behind a bit too much. I have to find a way to get them to put it in play on the ground somewhere, hopefully, and that will be the goal for the next start.”

Mills wasn't real clear on that next start:
“We’re going to talk about some things and see if we think we can get him back to being what it needs to be and throwing the way he’s capable of throwing."

That's a pretty startling statement, when you look at it closely, and probably too closely, at that. "If we think we can get him back..." Not exactly a vote of confidence. Because if Brocail (wouldn't Arnsberg come in handy here?) can't do it, where does he go? He might be going to see Dr. Hooton in OKC to get things straightened out.

A good note from Levine that the County Clerk missed:
Happ set an Astros record, becoming the first pitcher in team history — and the first on any team since Seattle’s Paul Spoljaric in 1998 and 1999 — to go eight consecutive starts allowing five or more runs.