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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Astros Injury Update: Brad Peacock expects to make next start

By on 8/24/2014 12:15:00 PM

The Houston Astros lost to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday by the score of 3-2 to drop to 55-75 on the season. Although 22 games out in the division, the Astros have improved upon last year's win total of 55 with 32 games left in the season. A respectable 16th in the league in runs scored, the Astros need improvement with a staff that is 26th in the league in ERA. There is some good news on pitcher Brad Peacock, as his right forearm pain has subsided and he expects to make his next start.

I reported yesterday that Peacock left Friday night's game after five innings after allowing just a single run. He threw a few warmup pitches prior to the start of the sixth inning but had to leave with lingering pain in his right forearm.

An update on Peacock, as reported by Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle, is that he felt better on Saturday and is optimistic that he'll be ready to pitch for his next scheduled start on Wednesday.
“I’m just going to take today off from throwing and then probably play catch (Sunday) and see how it feels,” he said. “It feels better today. I just haven’t done anything. It got to the point where it was hurting pretty bad. I had to tell somebody. I’ve had it before, so I knew there was nothing like really broken. It was hurting yesterday, so that’s about it.”
The Astros aren't likely to make a decision on Peacock's status for Wednesday until tomorrow.

Peacock, in his third Major League season, is 3-8 with a 5.30 ERA this season.  He has a career record of 10-14 with a 4.98 ERA in 44 games.

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