EDIT TO THE EDIT:
WHAT. THE. FUCK.
Chandler Rome just dropped a nuclear bomb on the timeline just now that has not only shaken the Astros faithful but has shaken the entire league up.
EDIT: WELL DUSTY JUST SAID ITS A FOREARM STRAIN AND HE IS SHUTDOWN FOR A FEW WEEKS. FOREARM STRAIN USUALLY MEANS TOMMY BUT THATS NOT FOR ME TO SPECULATE.
JUSTIN VERLANDER IS OUT FOR THE SEASON[MAYBE??]. The 2019 Cy Young award winner, the future Hall of Famer, the Ace of the Houston Astros is done for the season. Just a straight punch to the gut. The 2019 AL champions and likely favorites in 2020 just got dealt a massive blow.
SO WHAT NOW
Well Lance McCullers Jr. this is your staff, this is your moment staff ace. Greinke, we need Game 7 Greinke every start, Flames James, Jose Urquidy, Forrest Whitley need to pitch above expectations all season and thats ASKING A LOT.
Jimmy Click, welcome to the show. Not only are you now the GM for the most hated team in MLB but NOW you have your staff ace out for the season.[maybe??] I just do not see any teams trading with half the league making the playoffs. Maybe the Red Sox will part with Nate Eovaldi? Who the fuck knows what the move is in a 60 game sprint. Good Luck Jimmy.
I am speechless right now. Just angry and cussing and upset and cussing and confused and I just do not know where we go from here with the pitching staff. The lineup is still lethal and will have to carry the team maybe all the way through October if we get there.
Damn it. Prayers up to JV.