In this first two years in the majors, 26-year old righty starting pitcher Lucas Harrell worked in 17 games (5 starts) in which he was 1-2 with a 4.71 ERA and a 1.95 WHIP. He came into spring training as a longshot to make the Astros’ pitching staff. Well, he not only made the pitching staff but he won a job in the starting rotation. Harrell has pitched in 10 games (all starts) for the Astros so far this year and he is 4-3 with a 3.72 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. The Astros hope that Harrell keeps up the good work and I have seen nothing so far this year to think he can’t.