Astros hope off-day workout is slump-buster
The winless Houston Astros held a rare, optional workout on
their day off, hoping to put an 0-7 start behind them.
Manager Brad Mills said nearly every player walked across the
street from the team hotel for a Tuesday practice at Busch
Mills said it was a relaxed atmosphere during the 90-minute
session. He said he got a chance to relieve his frustration by
throwing batting practice.
The Astros entered Wednesday night’s game against St. Louis
trailing the majors in runs (13) and home runs (2).
Mills wasn’t sure what effect it would have on his team, but
figured it couldn’t hurt. By not making it a mandatory workout, he
sent a signal to players that he wasn’t upset with them.