Manager Robin Ventura said Matt Lindstrom (ankle) will have surgery.
The team is hopeful LIndstrom could still pitch at some point later in the season, but do not count on it. Just like you should not count on Daniel Webb or Ronald Belisario to get you enough saves to warrant how they will likely crush your ERA and WHIP. Let others blow their FAAB budget or waiver wire pick on these two crappy closers in waiting while you target a more reliable eighth inning guy like Rockies Rex Brothers or Giants Santiago Casilla who soon could be line for some save opportunities should their team's current closers continue to falter while helping lower your team's ERA and WHIP.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
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