Sad Sam Jones
- May 5, 2017
The Astros made it through the first month of the season only needing their original starting five in the rotation and rank #2 in the AL in ERA... but they've lost Jose Urquidy to shoulder soreness and Luis Garcia to Tommy John surgery this week. Their substitutes for now are 27-year-old Brandon Bielak, who they've shuttled between AAA and the MLB bullpen the past three years, and JP France, who's an uninspiring 28-year-old with control issues and no MLB experience. Teams with a little extra veteran depth in their rotations should have Houston's GM on speed dial.