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.
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.
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.