Sunday, May 17, 2009

Recap for G37 - Astros at Cubs

So the Astros ended up with a split in the two-game series, Sampson got to pitch in the 9th (and it got hairy. I wonder, as I haven't played competitive baseball in a very long time: is the mindset of pitching in the 7th different from the 8th, and the 8th from the 9th?). The Astros are now 2-5 against the Cubs so far this season.

Moehler: 5IP, 5H, 3ER, 4K:2BB
Byrdak: 1IP
Arias: 1.1IP, 2H
Sampson: 1.2IP, 4H, 2ER

Moehler snapped a 7-game ND streak, and it's worth pointing out that since returning from the DL, Moehler has a 2.25 ERA - and 11K:3BB ratio.


Pudge hit his 300th home run breaking a 2-2 tie in the 4th and joining Mike Piazza, Carlton Fisk, Johnny Bench and Yogi Berra as the only catchers with 300 homers. Congratulations, Pudge.

The Astros got multi-hit games from Berkman (now hitting a robust .230, eight points behind Matsui), and Tejada. While may see Pence later on this post. And I think you know what that means. Jason Smith struck out to end the 6th inning - 0x25.

Longest AB of the night: 7 pitches by Bourn.

Man of the Match:
Pudge - congratulations on your 300th homer, which was a big part of the Astros winning this game.

Goat of the Game:
Hunter Pence - 0x4 with 4Ks.