Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort

Kristi Paul
June 9, 2017

He is the first player in Reds history, and just the 17th Major League Baseball player all time, to hit four home runs in a single game.

"He was sick all the way through Arlington", Hinch said. Astros RHP Joe Musgrove threw a bullpen and could come off the disabled list Monday and start.

Sure, the Royals got lucky when Dallas Keuchel started feeling ill, but the Astros got lucky when Danny Duffy got injured.

Keuchel led the league in wins with 20 when he won the AL Cy Young Award in 2015, but he didn't get to 10 wins until his 17th start and he lost three games in the process.

I haven't done exhaustive research to see if Rusty's opinion holds water, but in Keuchel's worst outing of 2017 he allowed five runs, but still pitched eight innings. I've heard a few conflicting opinions, including a conversation on The Ringer's MLB Show podcast last week, where some analysts believe the team can get by with what they have.

But as I expected, things were going to change with the Kansas City Royals, an extremely-talented team that just had been struggling to hit the ball as of late. The inning also included a two-run single by Jake Marisnick.

"I definitely wanted to go back out there", Hammel said.

"Like 15 minutes before", Diaz said through an interpreter of when he learned he was starting. He gave up six hits, a walk and a hit batter as his ERA moved to 2.18 on the season. When you look at some of the other pitchers like Clayton Kershaw, Chris Sale, Stephen Strasburg and others who are having good seasons so far.

The pitching showdown Wednesday between Jason Vargas and Dallas Keuchel never materialized because Keuchel didn't materialize.

Cuthbert had an RBI double in the second and a two-run single in the fifth. It was Torres' first big league hit and RBI in his second at-bat.

Carlos Beltran with the two run bomb as the Astros hang seven runs on Junis in three and two thirds innings. 3B Marwin Gonzalez (bruised left hand) was not in the lineup, but was available to pinch hit.

Mike Moustakas with a two run walk off home run in the bottom of the 9th to end Houston's win streak at 11 games. He was 0-2 with a 5.29 ERA for the Triple-A club while working exclusively as a starter.

Royals: RHP Jason Hammel has limited opponents to a.220 average with runners in scoring position.

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