Keuchel has already thrown 171 1/3 innings this season. That's close to his previous career-high of 177 2/3 innings. Manager Bo Porter did not say anything about an innings limit for Keuchel, but indicated the team will watch him closely down the stretch. "You look at his workload and the number of innings he's thrown this year, and it's something we definitely need to keep an eye on," Porter said.
Keuchel allowed two runs, one earned, on five hits over seven innings. He struck out three and walked three during the outing. Keuchel gave up his unearned run in the first inning. With a man on first, Keuchel made a fielding error, allowing the next runner to reach base. With two outs, he gave up a run-scoring single to open the scoring. Keuchel gave up his earned run in the fourth. After striking out Derek Norris to start the inning, Keuchel allowed a single and a run-scoring double to the next two batters.
The Astros managed a late comeback, giving Keuchel the no-decision. He’ll take on the Rangers in his next start.
Keuchel tossed an eight-inning complete game in the start, and had trouble in just one inning, as he allowed three runs in the third. He was charged with three earned runs on seven hits overall, while striking out five batters and throwing 65 of 96 pitches for strikes in the loss.
Keuchel is now winless in his last four starts, despite tossing three quality starts in that time. He heads into his next start, set for Tuesday against the A's, with a 10-9 record and 3.12 ERA on the season.
Keuchel allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings of work. He struck out eight and walked three during the outing. Keuchel was hurt by the long ball early. After putting David Ortiz on base to open the fourth, Keuchel gave up a two-run shot to Yoenis Cespedes. Keuchel settled in for a few innings before giving up an additional run in the seventh.
Keuchel left with the game tied, giving him a no-decision. He’ll take on the Yankees in his next start.
Keuchel was outstanding over his first three innings, allowing just a walk in three scoreless frames as Houston jumped out to a 2-0 lead. The wheels then started to come off in the fourth inning. Alex Rios cut the lead to 2-1 on an RBI double with no outs. Adam Rosales tied the game with a infield single with two outs.
Texas took a 3-2 lead in the fifth on a wild pitch. Elvis Andrus gave Texas a two-run lead with a sac fly.
Adrian Beltre then gave Texas a three-run lead with a home run leading off the sixth. Keuchel loaded the bases after Beltre's home run, but worked out of the jam with a double play.
''I wasn't very good the last three innings, and that was the game,'' Keuchel said.
He is expected to make his next start Friday at Boston.
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|2010||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||2||6||4.75||9||9||0||0||0||53.0||59||32||28||2||1||11||36|
|2011||AAA-Oklahoma City RedHaw||1||1||7.50||7||7||0||0||0||36.0||52||30||30||5||0||12||15|
|2011||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||9||7||3.19||20||20||1||1||0||127.0||116||49||45||9||4||27||76|
|2012||AAA-Oklahoma City RedHaw||6||4||3.90||16||16||2||1||0||92.1||92||46||40||5||0||20||50|
|2013||AAA-Oklahoma City RedHaw||1||0||0.00||1||1||1||1||0||6.0||3||0||0||0||0||0||5|
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