A’s Jesus Luzardo’s growing pains on display in loss to Houston Astros

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jesus Luzardo has a litany of personal goals he’d like to achieve this year. He chose not to share the list with media when asked the day before his first start the 2021 season against the Houston Astros on Friday. A game the Oakland A’s would lose 9-5. At least he let one slip: Luzardo wants to make all his starts this year. Because he’s been in the roster conversation for upwards of three seasons, it almost feels like the the 23-year-old left-handed pitcher is a veteran of this A’s team. The talk around his lively fastball and devastating off-speed offerings to go along wit…

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