Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Recap for G27 - Astros at Nationals...kind of

So I'm confused. I don't know what to do. How do you recap a game that hasn't actually ended? Play was suspended in the 11th with the score tied 10-10, and since the Astros won't come back to Washington this season, play will resume on July 9 with LaTroy Hawkins pitching to Josh Willingham with a runner on 1st base and one out in the bottom of the 11th. Except the Natinals (sic) will be the home team.

Besides the bullpen pulling its usual hijinks, Roy is now hurt, messing up a finger on his pitching hand while batting in the sixth inning. But Roy wasn't doing well to that point...

Oswalt: 5IP, 4H, 4ER, 4K:2BB
Sampson: .2IP, 1H, 2ER, 1K:4BB
Byrdak: 1.1IP, 1H
Geary: 3IP, 4H, 2ER, 1K:1BB
LaHawk: .1IP, 0H, 1K:1BB

Sampson had walked just three batters in over 15 innings, and walked four today. Nice, huh?


Regardless of how this turns out it's either going to hurt to score 10 runs and lose or to score 10 runs and almost lose to the Nationals. That said, the offense did a few things I liked to see. Namely, score three runs off of Julian Tavarez. MRI results are pending on the phone to the bullpen.

Miggs went 3x6 with two doubles and three RBI, raising his season total to eight (so far). Bourn went 2x6, while Keppinger, Pence and Pudge all had multi-hit games, as well (so far). Only Berkman and pinch-hitter Darin Erstad didn't get a hit (so far).

Longest AB of the night (so far): Hunter Pence in the 4th - seven pitches.

Man of the Match:
Let's hold off.

Goat of the Game:
It's probably going to be Chris Sampson, but let's see how the other Astros can nut it up on July 9.