The Houston Astros took on the Seattle Mariners in game two of their midweek series at Safeco Field.  They sent Bud Norris to the mound who has been the Astros most consistent pitcher this season.  He would have another strong outing, but once again lack of offense doomed Houston as they lost 4-0.

Stephen Brashear, Getty Images
Stephen Brashear, Getty Images

Norris had another solid start as he went seven innings giving up three runs on five hits.  Hitting woes plagued Houston though as they could only manage two hits during the game.  The Astros manager Bo Porter had this to say about Norris' outing, "Bud Norris has been nails, outstanding the whole year.  You look at the fact that he had to get sent home yesterday with cold-like symptoms and he was taking medication from the trainers. To show back up here today and give us the kind of performance he gave us, it's outstanding."

Seattle starter Aaron Harang pitched a beauty of a game throwing a complete game shutout giving up just two hits and striking out ten in the win.  Houston's only hits came off the lone bat of J.D. Martinez as he went two for three in Tuesday's loss.

Game three of the midweek series is tonight with the Astros are looking to avoid the sweep and their seventh loss in a row.  First pitch is set for 9:10 pm Wednesday night from Safeco Field in Seattle.

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