by Steve Carney, 620 WDAE

Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart may have been optioned back to the minor leagues after his big-league debut Friday when he became the first pitcher in franchise history to throw eight scoreless frames in his first career appearance, but he sure showed some major league class afterward.

Cosart was sent down after Houston's 2-1 win over the Rays so outfielder Justin Maxwell could be activated from the disabled list.