Friday, August 2, 2013

The New Guy Gets His 1st Hit Off the Guy He Was Traded For

In case you didn't watch the Astros' 6-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles last night, you missed L.J. Hoes, the only major-league ready player from the Bud Norris deal, get his first hit off the very man he traded places with at Camden Yards the night before.

I'm pretty sure that's never happened before in baseball.  Kinda cool, right?

It would have been MUCH cooler had the Astros won, but it's 2013 so that didn't happen. Jordan Lyles was solid despite giving up five runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struggled with runners on, but seems to still be continuing to develop and improve his outings.

The first hit off Norris by an Astro? His former batterymate, Jason Castro.  In addition, good friend of Norris, Brett Wallace, hit a very nice homer off of Bud as did Marc Krauss. In contrast, the only extra base hit from the O's was a Chris Davis homerun off of Travis Blackley in the 7th. Yes, it was a very weird night. Do yourself a favor and go watch the game recap.