Friday, May 23, 2014

Rudy Owens to start tonight

So...something just happened. Brad Peacock was scheduled to make the start against Felix Hernandez and the Mariners tonight, but that's not going to happen now:

Owens has a 6.05 ERA/1.42 WHIP in 10 appearances for OKC this season, allowing 51H/28ER, 32K:8BB. Terrible, right? Well, he got lit up in his last outing at Nashville, so if we just do some self-serving math and ignore that, he has a 4.66 ERA/1.24 WHIP on a .336 BABIP and even went six straight outings (23.1IP) without walking a batter.

Via Evan Drellich, we find that Brad Peacock has some forearm soreness, which basically means that he'll have Tommy John surgery before needing full amputation.

This will be Zeid's 3rd stint in OKC this season. He last threw on May 19, giving up the hit that broke up Keuchel's 2nd straight CGSHO.

Meanwhile, we have exclusive video of Mike Foltynewicz's (who is not on the 40-Man roster, remember) reaction:

Update: Now this is getting weird. According to McTaggart, the Astros will call up Brett Oberholtzer later, indicating that Peacock is headed to the DL and, probably, organ harvesting. But now Evan Drellich is reporting that Peacock may not be a DL-case, and there aren't any more moves planned of which Luhnow is aware. And check out this screencap of under Latest News (H/T @BBfanlady):