Monday, April 6, 2009

Game 1: Roy's leadoff bombs really sucked

So thanks to those of you who followed along with the live blog - maybe next time I won't get too hasty and cancel the live blog. There will be more of those, but perhaps not by me, who has limited access to the Astros on television...

The Astros took some runners off the bases as Matsui lost a ball in the glare, and then lost the third-base coach, who was waving him home.

Roy Oswalt
7IP - 7H, 3ER, 1BB, 2HR. 93 pitches, 64 for strikes (68.8%). 13go/6fo/2k. 21 outs / 28 batters faced (75%).
Fastball hit 96.
Soriano's home run came on a 94mph fastball that Roy left over the middle-out part of the plate while Ramirez (or "Rammie") took a 92mph fastball on the middle-in part of the plate out of the park.

Geoff Geary
2IP - 2H, 1ER, 1BB. 32p/20s (62.5%). 1go/3fo/2k. 6 outs/9bf (66.7%)

Sutcliffe mentioned that Berkman looked like his tendonitis was bothering him, and I've got to be honest, it looked like it.

Astros went 8x30 (.267), but Zambrano - predictably - did well: 6IP, 5H, 1ER, 3BB, 6K.

For the Astros at the plate, Miggs and Bourn shined (I know!) with five of the Astros' eight hits. Pudge looked terrible in all four of his at bats, and Lee looked like he gave up on his 8th inning at bat about halfway through.

Man of the Match
Miguel Tejada - 3x4 with two runs

Goat of the Game
For a while it was looking like Matsui had this on swole. Lee looked really bad, but I'm going to give it to Pudge.


Ty said...

"Rammie" link well worth the click.

Anonymous said...

Carlos Lee is now officially nicknamed "Hanna Barbara" because while he looks like he's running he just seems to stay still.

The Constable. said...

+1 to Anonymous.

jphelps said...

The big guys in the middle of the lineup were all geared up for first pitch fastballs like they were facing a little league hurler, not Big Z. He threw them fastballs anyway and they couldn't capitilize. The bottom of the order was patient and did a good job of wasting pitches, especially Hunter. He wasted about five pitches that he would have waved at last year. Bourn looked confident and tried to lay one down at one point when ARamiez was cose enough to go through his pockets. Lots to like, plenty to hate.