Houston Astros manager Bo Porter says his bullpen is in ''a complete funk'' right now.
That's putting it mildly.
Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs in one inning, including his sixth career grand slam, Jose Reyes, Adam Lind and Brett Lawrie all went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Astros 12-6 on Friday night.
The Astros are 14-58 this season when their relievers allow at least one run. On Friday, they gave up eight.
''It's not good,'' Porter said. ''At this stage of a season you would think that guys would get better. That has not happened and we are in a complete funk as far as the bullpen goes.''
Porter said the Astros are actively working to upgrade a battered bullpen that has allowed at least one run in 10 consecutive games.
''We have to do a better job of making quality pitches in those situations,'' Porter said.
Encarnacion became the first Blue Jays player in nearly 20 years to homer twice in the same inning when he accomplished the feat in the seventh against...