Monday, May 4, 2009

Recap for G26 - Astros at Nationals

Way to build on that two-game winning streak by beating a 6-17 team on the road, fellas. Moehler did pretty well, but are the Astros sure Paulino should be relieving? If he's throwing a fit, it's working for me. Wright was terrible, and what do you know? So was Fulchino.

Moehler: 5IP, 8H, 2ER, 5K:2BB
Wright: .1IP, 1H, 3ER, 0K:2BB
Paulino: .1IP, 2H, 2ER, 0K:2BB
Fulchino: 2.1IP, 4H, 2ER, 3K:2BB

The bullpen, once again, was pretty awful. Let's look at this another way:
Bullpen: 3IP, 7H, 7ER, 3K:6BB


Moehler's FPBs: 7
Moehler's FPSs: 18

Offense did relatively well, but blowing a 4-run lead lands squarely on the bullpen. Multi-hit games from Matsui (2), Berkman (2), Lee (3) got the Astros seven of their ten hits. 0SB to 2CS (Berkman, Matsui), and the Nationals bullpen allowed just one base runner in three innings.

Against teams currently with winning records: 7-12
Against teams currently with losing records: 4-3

Man of the Match:
I'm going to give this one to Lance, who crushed the ball for a double that Elijah Dukes had no chance at, no matter what. It was encouraging to see Moehler come back and get some innings in - he lowered his ERA to 14.00 with two earned in five innings.

Goat of the Game:
Felipe Paulino. Faced six batters, only got Flores to pop up. The other five walked, singled, singled, got hit, and walked. That's bad.