Found July 24, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
It wasn’t a near-no hitter. But it was just as promising. Making his first start at Minute Maid Park, League City native Jarred Cosart threw seven confident and sharp innings Tuesday during the Astros’ 5-4 come-from-behind victory against the Oakland A’s in an American League West matchup before an announced crowd of 32,249. Cosart struggled with his command during the initial three frames. But he kept the Astros close and never appeared overmatched, eventually allowing seven hits and two runs (one earned) while striking out four and walking three on 115 pitches (73 strikes). “The stuff wasn’t as good for me (Tuesday) early in the game. I kind of had a sink. I couldn’t feel any part of my body in the first inning,” said Cosart, who became just the third Astros starter to allow one earned run or less while going at least seven innings in their first two starts.”There was a lot of pressure, no matter what anyone says. I pitched in front of 30-something thousand and I feel like I kn...
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