Worth noting

Worth noting

• Astros manager Bo Porter said Thursday's off-day came at a good time following a nine-game road trip. The club will play 20 consecutive games starting Friday.

Lucas Harrell has been placed back in the bullpen Wednesday. The Astros will go with Jordan Lyles, Brad Peacock and Dallas Keuchel during their three-game set with the Blue Jays Friday.

• Porter said Jonathan Villar could have played Wednesday, but he received the day off to rest his thumb.

Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.