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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 28 Starting Pitcher Update

Some bad weather in Colorado Springs has possibly put a wrinkle in the road to figuring out who the Astros will call up to start against the Rockies on May 28, the next day they need a fifth starter

Aneury Rodriguez was scheduled to pitch tonight for Oklahoma City in Colorado Springs, which would have given him four days rest before the April 28 Astros' game in Denver.  However, the RedHawks' game was rained out and rescheduled as part of  a double header tomorrow.  If Rodriguez starts one of those two games, he will be required to come back on three days' rest if he is to be the Astros' fifth starter next Monday.  Paul Clemens pitched for Oklahoma City Tuesday night and would have five days' rest before May 28.

Updated Information posted on the morning of May 24:  The word from Colorado Springs is that Jordan Lyles will pitch the first two innings of game 1 tonight.  He last pitched for Houston on May 20.  Aneury Rodriguez will relieve Lyles.  Dallas Keuchel is scheduled for game 2 of tonight's doubleheader.  Keuchel last pitched May 19 in Reno.

I assume the teams will be playing two seven-inning games, which means Aneury pitches about three or four innings in relief of Lyles.  That sounds like a good tune up for him to prepare to pitch next Monday in Denver on three days' rest.


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