Saturday, March 14, 2009

Well, at least it wasn't a loss

The Astros have mastered the art of never letting a lead go unpunished. But there were some good, promising performances last night against the Nationals.

Jason Smith went 3x4, Quintero and Pence went 2x3 and Boone and Matsui each added a hit two provide the offense for the Astros.

Pitching line:
Hampton - 4IP, 3H, 4K (best performance of the Spring)
Hensley - 3IP, 4H, 2ER, 1K (it's saying something to give up two earned in three innings and have your ERA drop by almost nine points)
Wright - 1IP, 1H, 1K
Byrdak - 2IP, 1H, 1BB

Continuing the trend of sloppy defense, the Astros did commit three errors - one by Carlos Lee and two by Jason Smith.

"We can't go one stinking game without making an error," Cooper said, "and they're easy errors."