Hey a win! Russ Ortiz threw six shutout, one-hit innings with two strikeouts as the Astros have a one game winning streak with a 4-2 win over the Reds.
Sampson came in for two innings and gave up two hits with no runs and a strikeout. Fulchino got two outs, while Bud Norris got one out, but gave up two hits, two runs, a walk and a strikeout.
Berkman hit a two-run jack, while Newhan, Erstad, Matsui, Tejada, Blum, Abercrombie, Quintero and Ortiz added hits as well.
Russ Ortiz said this: "In this game you have to make adjustments," Ortiz said. "From last start to this start the whole time in between, I was just trying to make adjustments on the things that I needed to. I think most of it was just mental. Last game, I was trying to fix things while trying to get major league hitters outs. That's too hard to do. I was just working on the things I needed to and just going out there and just focusing on just attacking the zone."
JJO, the other Ortiz, said the following:
At this point, it would be surprising if Ortiz weren't the Astros' fifth starter.
Jose Capellan will pitch tomorrow to try to match Ortiz...