*If I'm doing the math right, since the beginning of the 2015 season the Astros are 6-18 against the Rangers with a -36 run differential. Five losses to Arlington this season have come by a combined total of eight runs.
*Fiers:7 of the Astros' last 8 games have been decided by one run (they're 2-5), and the other was a 5-3 win.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) May 22, 2016
It's frustrating losing. We know we're better. We know we should be better right now and things just aren't happening like we want to. But the only thing we can do is come back tomorrow and just play baseball, really. Just everyone do their part and hopefully we can turn this thing around.
*Surprise! The Astros are SI's Most Underachieving team.
*Hinch wants the entire offense to become more consistent.
*Fiers' return to the rotation was solid, assisted by Jason Castro.
*McTaggart wrote up how Castro simplified his swing in Seattle.
*Scott Feldman's leg kick is giving him more velocity.
*The Astros haven't talked about moving Feliz to the rotation yet, at least for this season.
*Luke Gregerson was all set to go to law school until he got drafted in the 28th Round.
*Ken Rosenthal said (video link) that if the Astros don't turn it around, guys like Rasmus, Feldman, Castro, Fister, and Gomez could be on the move...but Gomez's value is "close to non-existent."
*The Braves signed Lucas Harrell.