Saturday, March 14, 2009

Split-Squad games allow the Astros to lose two at a time!

Vs. Philadelphia:

Matt Kata and Lance Berkman had two hits each, Maysonet, Palmisano, Smith and Saccomanno added one each in a 5-2 loss.

Russ Ortiz: 3.2IP, 7H, 3ER, 3BB, 2K
de la Vara: 1.1IP, 1H, 1ER (1 HR - to Jayson Werth)
Valverde: 1IP, 2H, 1ER
Brocail: 1IP, 1H, 1K
Norris: 2IP, 1K

Vs. Yankees:

Michaels, Pence, Gall, Boone, and Towles accounted for the five Astros hits in a 3-1 loss to the Yankees. Michaels' triple and Towles' homer made up the extra-base hits. An error by Blum led to two unearned runs.

Wandy: 2IP, 2H, 1ER, 1K (homer to Damon in the 1st)
Arias: 1.1IP, 1H, 1R (0ER), 3K
Paronto: 2.2IP, 3H 1R (0ER), 5K
Sampson: 1IP, 1H, 1K
Geary: 1IP, 1K

Nice to see the staff get that many Ks, but once again the hitters make a pitcher - this time A.J. Burnett - look like Rube Waddell. Alberto Arias will have X-Rays on Sunday after being hit with a line drive from Hideki Matsui, depending on how he feels. "I feel a little pain," Arias said. "They think it's going to hurt a lot, but they don't think it's broken."