HOUSTON -- One night after the Astros committed four errors -- leading to four unearned runs -- in their season-opening loss to the Rockies, manager Brad Mills and members of his coaching staff summoned the players involved in the misplays and went over them by watching television replays.
"If it's an experience thing or whatever, you just have to go through it and talk about it, and today we called the guys in our office and put on the TV screen and went through each one and what was going through their mind," Mills said.
Third baseman Chris Johnson made a fielding error, pitcher Wandy Rodriguez was charged with an error when second baseman Jose Altuve was a step late getting to the bag, Altuve was charged with a fielding error in the fourth and catcher Jason Castro made a throwing error in the eighth, allowing the winning run to score.
"[Maybe it was] young guys and Opening Day jitters," Mills said. "Like I said [on Friday], it was really a shock. The guys had played so well and we had the fewest errors in Spring Training, and what's going to be one of our strengths is our defense. To see those things happen last night was kind of shocking."