Astros react to loss to Jays
Here is some cut-and-dried reaction from the Astros’ 7-5 loss to the Jays on Saturday, a game in which SS Clint Barmes let a ground ball roll under his legs in the sixth to help Toronto rally from a 4-0 deficit against Brett Myers. Jays slugger Jose Bautista hit two homers, including one off Myers following the Barmes error.
Clint Barmes on the error:
“We’ve made mistakes a lot of times this year that have hurt us, and I made a really big one today and it’s pretty frustrating, that’s for sure. Especially with what our record reads and kind of how it’s gone this year.”
Manager Brad Mills on the error:
“If you had to choose who you would want the ball hit to, it would be Clint. He always makes that play. It seems like when a team is able to hit home runs like they did, they can put runs on the board in a hurry. Myers did a good job of battling all the way through, but any time you give Major League teams extra outs, they’re going to be able to take advantage of them.”
“He’s solid every day for us. It’s my fault. I should have picked him up there. I thought I made a pretty good pitch. I hadn’t thrown Bautista a breaking ball day, and it just so happens he’s sitting on it right there. That’s the way it is, I guess.”