Monday, March 23, 2009

In the "Streak" column, it now says "W4"

Lance hit two homers and the Astros won their 4th straight game 10-8. You also saw a lineup very much resembling OD09. Let's look at the results, shall we?

Matsui - 1x4 with a double
Bourn - 3x4 with a double, 2R and 3RBI
Berkman - 2x4 with 2HR and 3RBI
Lee - 2x3 with 1 RBI
Tejada - 2x4 with a double, 1R and 1RBI
Pence - 1x3
Blum - 0x3
Quintero - 0x2 (But Towles was 2x3, a double and 2RBI)

Hampton: 5IP, 7H, 3ER, 0BB, 4K
de la Vara: .2IP, 3H, 2ER, 1K
Paronto: .1IP, 2H, 2ER
Sampson: 1IP
Norris: 2IP, 2H, 1ER, 1BB, 1K - yet, Coop said Norris "was very good. His fastball was exploding out of his hand today."

Berkman made an error, but Hampton threw 80+ pitches and Bourn and Abercrombie both stole bases.

I also had a friend who told me the New York Times crossword was easier to solve at night, because everyone in the world had been thinking of the answers all day long and that made the answers more readily available to everyone. So to prove him wrong, I went out and bought the New York Times to do the crossword. And I solved it. Maybe if Lance, Coop, Ed Wade and Carlos Lee all think they'll win 90 games, they'll start licking each other's eyeballs and do it.