All of you who watched the whole thing should be charged with being accessories to murder. Don't you hate the guy who lives and dies with each game? Thanks be to God that Deputy Jason wasn't live blogging this one, we would have sent someone to take his shoelaces.
You've seen the breakdown on Moehler, but let's do the short version (scroll down for the NC-17 version):
1.2IP, 8H, 7ER, 1BB, 1HBP, 1K, 37p/24s (64.9%), 3gb/1fb/1k
14 batters faced / 5 outs (35.7%)
3IP, 4H, 3ER, 4BB, 6K, 1HR, 73p/41s (56.2%), 1gb/2fb/6K
17 batters faced / 9 outs (52.9%)
Probably not the regular-season debut we were expecting from SP5, but the Cubs were swinging at anything and everything, and connecting on most of that.
1.1IP, 1H, 17p/12s (70.6%), 2gb/2fb
1IP, 1H, 1K, 24p/15s (62.5%), 2gb/1K
1IP, 1H, 1K, 11p/9s (81.8%), 2gb/1K
1IP, 1H, 1ER, 1BB, 1HR, 20p/11s (55%) 1gb/2fb
It took Carlos Lee until the 5th inning of the third game to get his first hit of the season, but that was overshadowed by the back-to-back homers by Keppinger/Berkman in the 3rd, Matsui in the 5th and Pence in the 6th. Pudge must enjoy the 7-Spot, as he responded with two hits. And it's a good sign, I guess, that the Astros roughed Lilly up for four home runs - too bad this game was a bit out of hand by the time the Astros came up to bat in the first. I don't think they're going to lose too many games when they score 6 runs. But then again, they could very easily lose games scoring six runs. Let's put it this way, they're going to lose more games than they score six runs, I'll tell you that.
Man of the Match:
Let's say Pudge here. 2x4 with 2RBI in what I hope is a trend in batting him towards the bottom of the order.
Goat of the Game:
Really? With a game score of 11...Brian Moehler!