After pitching a scoreless ninth for his 20th save of the season, Sean Doolittle reported feeling pain in his side after throwing his second to last pitch of the night.
Doolittle looked fine for the most part but noticeably winced and reached for his side after throwing his next-to-last pitch. He closed out the game for his 20th save of the season, but will now be evaluated for either a rib or oblique injury. Fantasy owners may want to grab Luke Gregerson as insurance, but Doolittle reportedly passed initial tests and said he felt fine.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