Ervin Santana was tagged for six runs on seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over 6.1 innings on Thursday.
Ervin has really been struggling of late now allowing five or more runs in four of his past six starts. Ervin will have a chance to rebound in his next start when he faces the Phillies who are hitting only .232 against right handed pitchers this season.ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
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