Dustin McGowan has been sent to the bullpen.
McGowan has been nothing short of awful this season with his 5.08 ERA and his under-whelming 5.77 K/9 over 39 innings this year. He'll pitch out of the bullpen in low-leverage situations while he tries to get back on-track.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett