Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Just 12 hours after Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel was unceremoniously removed from his final start of the season, the meeting began. Keuchel sat down with interim manager Tony DeFrancesco, pitching coach Doug Brocail and Craig Bjornson to plot what's next -- how to take the next 4 1/2 months after an up-and-down season and prepare for what should be a big fight for a rotation spot. By Wednesday's season finale, Keuchel won't be alone. While the Astros can't have these debriefings for everybody, the starting pitchers are now in their last trip through the rotation. So expect one for Jordan Lyles, who threw his first career shutout in a 7-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, to follow the conversation for Keuchel. Keuchel allowed seven runs in 2 1/3 innings Saturday, giving him plenty to think about headed into his first offseason as a major-leaguer. He struck out just 38 in 85 1/3 innings on the way to a 5.27 ERA but was able to have success with his sinker at time...
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