Monday, April 27, 2009

Recap for G20 - Astros @ Reds

Poor Roy. A quality start, ERA under 4.00 - life is good. The Astros finally got the big inning late. The Astros, before tonight had only scored five runs in the 9th inning all season long. So getting three runs in the 9th inning tonight sure was nice. Of course that means Roy gets another ND despite putting the whoop on the Reds...yet again.

Oswalt: 7IP, 6H, 1ER, 2K:2BB
Byrdak: .2IP, 1H
Sampson: 1.1IP, 1H, 1K


FPB: 20
FPS: 7

My favorite Astros pitching stat of the night was the three inning-ending double plays Oswalt rolled up on Cueto, Phillips and pinch-hitter Darnell McDonald in the 7th to end the inning still tied at 1-1.

So Berkman raised his average with a 6th inning bomb to left field. Bourn extended his hitting streak to nine games. Tejada apparently just couldn't handle the Brewers' pitching staff and went off for a 3x4 night. Then, then, then! in the 9th inning. Lee leads off with a single to right, Tejada did what he does and pulled the ball for a single to left. Jason Smith got on base - after running for Lee - and Hunter Pence came through with The Big Hit and a two-RBI double to deep right. Blum's sac fly got Pence in, and there's your four runs.

Man of the Match:
Hunter Pence. I wanted to give it to Roy, and Lance, but Pence came through with a big hit at a big time.

Goat of the Game:
It's kind of nice to not be able to find a Goat. We'll give it to Pudge, as he was the only Astro to not get on base.


Jason Cardwell said...

Ah man, you can't give it to Pudge!

How about those two great defensive plays coming out from behind the plate?

Seth said...

"We won yesterday. If we win today, that’s two-in-a-row. If we win tomorrow, that’s called a winning streak; it has happened before."

Lou Brown from Major League

Anonymous said...

I second that.

You can't give it to Pudge. He was robbed in his first atbat and he made a two great plays behind the dish. That more then makes up for not getting on base cause he took players off of them.

The Constable. said...

Alright then. Who is the Goat of the People?

German Rodriguez said...

How about Blum? Two groundouts, and a pop out. Then a sac fly in the 9th, AFTER Pence's 2 RBI's. Technically he never reached base too.

The Constable. said...

Any more votes for Blum?

CM said...

Yeah, you can't give it to Pudge. Those 2 plays (both on Willy T I believe?) were incredible. If Willy T gets on base those times, he could wreak some havoc on the basepaths.

It's hard to pick a goat in a game we won...but let's go ahead and say Tejada. He got thrown out by a mile at second base and made that boneheaded error where the ball hit him right in the glove.

jphelps said...

You'll win your share of ballgames if you can't point a finger at anybody. Great all around game last night. Good defense, better pitching and clutch hitting in the 9th off a stud closer. Three Cheers! for the good guys.