That's a 2-0 win. And this is a template for what you'll see here during the Regular Season. What do you think?
5IP, 2H, 0ER. 71 pitches, 44 were for strikes (62.0%). 7 ground-outs, 3 fly-outs, 5 Ks.
Fastball touched 88, also mixed in an 86mph slider, a 75mph curve and a 77mph changeup.
Saith Moehler: “I feel good, so that’s what I’m concerned about, getting work in,” he said. “It’s spring training, so you take it for what it’s worth. You prepare for the season. I used all my pitches and tried to build for my confidence going into Wednesday.”
Lefty (Wesley) Wright: 6th inning
1IP, 1H. 17 pitches/10 strikes (58.8%). 1go/2fo.
Lefty Wright's fastball hit 91mph with a 79mph slider in there, too.
Geary: 7th inning
1IP, 1H. 12p/7s (58.3%). 3go/0fo
Geary had a 91mph fastball and a 79mph curveball
LaHawk: 8th inning
1IP, 0H, 1K. 7p/6s (85.7%). 1go/1fo/1K
LaHawk's fastball hit 94mph with an 87mph slider.
Valverde: 9th inning
1IP, 1H. 15p/10s (66.7%). 1go/2fo
Valverde threw 15 fastballs, from 93-96mph.
I'm concerned by Valverde's 15 pitch inning, but what are you gonna do? It's the first time he's pitched the ninth inning since September.
Matsui, Pudge, Berkman, Lee, Tejada, Blum, Pence, Bourn, Moehler...
Offensively, there's not much to report. Pence's 1st-pitch single in the 2nd scored Lee and Tejada, and that's all the scoring. Berkman's double was the only extra-base hit of the seven the Astros recorded. Bourn reached on a bunt single in the 7th. Jason Michaels drew a 7-pitch pinch-hit walk in the 8th.
Six strikeouts on the home side: 2 from Moehler, 2 from Matsui (one on four straight sliders), 2 from Pudge (one a three-pitch K).
Man of the Match: Brian Moehler, 5IP, 0R, 2H, 5K
Goat of the Game: Kaz Matsui, 0x4, 2Ks