The Astros start a series at home vs the Marlins. Garcia, Framber, and Verlander are the probable pitchers against Miami.
After that, Houston heads to Arlington to face the Rangers and then heads back home to face the White Sox.
Something that concerns me about the Astros schedule: Houston has faced 9 teams in a row with losing records, and is about to face two more. The schedule has been relatively easy for Houston and their schedule shows it.
The Astros will now play in 9 games vs the Mets and Yankees, who both having winning records and lead their division. This will be a huge test for the team.
Lance McCullers is slowly easing into pitching again. The other day, he started throwing off-speed pitches (his cutter) and picked up his MPH on his fastball. There is no timetable on his return.
Taylor Jones and Jake Meyers are on their injury rehab assignments with the Sugar Land Space Cowboys right now. Jones is slashing .273 with a homer and Meyers .231. They both have around less than 20 days to stay on their rehab assignment.
Something to watch, both of the Astros left-handed relievers, Blake Taylor and Parker Mushinski, were placed on the 15-day injured list. We don’t know the full issues, but it is both of their throwing arms.