Duke got 14 groundball outs, 8 flyball outs, and five strikeouts - three of which belonged to 1B1: Lance Berkman, who got pissed after the 2nd. Your Astros are now 7x61 (.115) since Saturday's game, and the Astros have trailed in 61 of the 63 innings in which they have played.
Moehler: 2.1IP, 7H, 4ER, 0K/1BB, 1HR. Six of the seven outs he got were fly-balls
Byrdak: 0.2IP, 1H, 1ER, 0K/2BB
Ortiz: 1IP, 1H, 1K
Sampson: 2IP, 2H, 1BB
Wright: 1IP, 1H, 1K/1BB
Geary: 0.2IP, 2H, 1ER, 1HR
With Pirates' 3B1 Ramon Vazquez' single in the 7th, every Pirates player had at least one hit - including Duke.
The Astros simply don't know how to hit when ahead. Duke threw 1st-pitch balls to six of the first eight Astro batters, and 15 1st-pitch balls overall. How many of those at-bats resulted in a hit? Two.
Man of the Match:
No one on the offense gets this award, so we'll give it to Chris Sampson, who only needed 21 pitches to go through 2IPs.
Goat of the Game:
Sorry, Lance. 0x4 with 3Ks.