Several Giants joined players around baseball in expressing frustration with the number of major leaguers — big names and small — who remain unsigned, even as position players are just days away from reporting to Spring Training.
Sunday though, the Houston ace wasn’t impermeable, serving up three homers, including two by Khris Davis, in the first three innings.
An extremely uncharacteristic ninth inning from Will Smith served up a two-out game-winning homer to Marwin Gonzalez.
But by the time birthday boy Jonathan Lucroy dug into the box for his first at-bat of the evening the game had already been decided.
Sean Manaea struggled through his worst start of the season Tuesday night at the Oakland Coliseum.
Like marauders in the night, the Houston Astros stormed the Coliseum gates taking all that Oakland owned.
After a bizarre call in the third inning prompted a protest from manager Bob Melvin, the Oakland Athletics fell 2-1 in 10 innings to the Houston Astros.
Slugging left fielder Khris Davis tagged his 23rd home run, his fourth in as many games since the All-Star break.