|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland|| 7.2||0||0|| 1.17||0||2||4|
|vs LHB|| 13.2||0||0|| 6.59||0||5||10|
|vs RHB|| 16.1||0||0|| 2.76||0||3||11|
|Last 10 Games|
|Astros have starting decisions to make|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(4/29/13) The Astros have made a change to their starting rotation. Manager Bo Porter has removed Brad Peacock and sent him to the bullpen. The team hasn't decided who will replace him Thursday against Detroit, though CBS Sports Baseball Insider Danny Knobler has some thoughts on the matter.
Houston's best possibility to replace Peacock comes in Jordan Lyles, who would be on normal rest for Thursday if called up. He is 2-2 with a 5.32 ERA over six games and five starts at Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Jarred Cosart is another option. He has better numbers than Lyles. He is 2-0 with a 2.86 ERA over five appearances and four starts with the RedHawks, including 23 Ks over 22 innings.
The last options could come from the bullpen in long men Paul Clemens or Jose Cisnero. Through 25 games, the Astros' starters have the highest ERA in the majors at 6.34 and have pitched the fewest number of innings per start at 4.6.
|Paul Clemens returns, gets last 10 outs|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/20/13) Astros reliever Paul Clemens returned to the mound Saturday after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger Monday and got the final 10 outs of a 19-6 loss to the Indians. He held the opposition scoreless in his 3 1/3 innings, allowing a hit, no walks and striking out one.
Clemens has surrendered two hits and two walks in 8 2/3 scoreless innings over his past two relief appearances, dropping his ERA to 3.55.
|Paul Clemens downplays finger issue|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(4/16/13) Despite suffering an injury that has "happened a thousand times," Astros pitcher Paul Clemens was able to turn in the most impressive performance of his young career Monday night. The right-hander retired 13 of the 16 batters he faced over 5 1/3 scoreless innings, an outing that was cut short by a dislocated right pinkie finger.
After the game, Clemens downplayed the injury in his second major-league appearance and should be fine moving forward.
"It's nothing major," he told MLB.com. "Anything that hits it awkwardly pops it right out. I could have popped it back in myself, but I wanted to make sure the trainer knew about it."
|Paul Clemens impressive in relief|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(4/16/13) Astros reliever Paul Clemens, who has been a starter in the minor leagues, took over for an ineffective Erik Bedard Monday in Oakland and was quite impressive before leaving with an injury.
Clemens watched Bedard surrender six runs and record just one out in the first inning. He righted the ship and retired the Athletics.
Clemens went on to pitch 5 1/3 shutout innings of one-hit baseball. He walked two and struck out three while throwing 72 pitches, 46 for strikes. Clemens was struck by a line drive and appeared to dislocate his right pinkie finger, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Trainers popped the finger back into place and Clemens retired one more batter before being replaced. He is considered day to day.
Clemens was making just his second major league appearance. He was rocked in debut appearance in Seattle, allowing five runs on six hits, including three homers, over four innings.
|Astros set to call up Paul Clemens|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/8/13) With Josh Fields place on the disabled list, the Astros have called up pitcher Paul Clemens from Triple-A Oklahoma City Monday, according to MLB.com. The right-hander gave up three runs on seven hits in five innings of work in his first start at Triple-A Friday.
Athletics 6, Astros 5
Chris Young connected on a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/25/13||OAK||7:15 pm||A.J. Griffin|
|5/26/13||OAK||2:10 pm||Bartolo Colon|
|5/27/13||COL||2:10 pm||Jhoulys Chacin|
|5/28/13||COL||2:10 pm||Jorge De La Rosa|
|5/29/13||@ COL||8:40 pm||Tyler Chatwood|
|5/30/13||@ COL||8:40 pm||Juan Nicasio|
|5/31/13||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Jerome Williams|
= probable start