Dallas Keuchel Walks Away


Astros, Keuchel Fall Hard To The A's

Dallas Keuchel got knocked around for six runs in the Astros' tough loss to another division rival.

April 27, 2018 - 10:36 pm

Houston (SPORTSRADIO 610) - Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel was ready to battle against the A's Sean Manaea who was coming off a no-hitter in his previous outing. They were both off to a perfect start for three innings, but things would unravel on Keuchel after retiring the first 13 batters. He would allow home runs in each of his final three innings of work while the lineup did not have a rebuttal, and the Astros lost by a final score of 8-1.

"It was a tale of two different outings," Astros Manager A.J. Hinch said.

On the mound, Dallas Keuchel made few mistakes but they were costly. He gave up a solo home run to Matt Chapman in the fifth, a two-run blast to Chad Pinder in the sixth, and another two-run homer to Mark Canha in the seventh. Keuchel's final line was 7 innings, 7 hits, 6 earned runs and 3 strikeouts.

"That's probably going to go down as one of the more frustrating outings of my career. Just how I felt early on and really in sync with (McCann)," Dallas said. "They hit good pitches, sometimes that's what happens. It's extremely frustrating on my end just because of the fact I was making quality pitches early. I still felt like I was making quality pitches late.

The lineup was unable to manufacture much for Keuchel, although they did give him a one run lead that would eventually be squandered. George Springer was able to score after reaching base on an error in the fourth. The only hits the Astros could muster were singles, five of them.

"I thought our at-bats early, our approach was just about perfect and then we just couldn't bunch anything together to where we could get something going and get on a roll a little bit. We had a couple opportunities," Hinch said.