Monday, May 25, 2009

Recap for G43 - Astros @ Reds

Eight unearned runs. Eight unearned runs? In an 8-5 loss? After Berkman's homer gets the Astros a 2-0 lead? Two errors from Miggs (in the first inning on a grounder and a poor attempt at a catch!) and one from Quintero (throw)? How does that happen?

Let's just do the thing:

Wandy: 4IP, 10H/0ER (6 runs), 3K:2BB
Arias: 1IP, 1H/0ER (2 runs), 3BB
Fulchino: 2IP, 1H, 5K
Byrdak: 1IP, 1H

Wandy lowered his ERA to 1.71, thanks to the 0 earned runs. Notice Fulchino's 5Ks in 2IP, and notice Coop giving Sampson an extra day off.


A 2:03 rain delay held the game off, hence Wandy's departure after four innings, but this was just a sloppy, sloppy game. I'm encouraged by a couple of things: Fulchino's 5Ks. And 3-4-5 going 7x14. Berkman was 2x5, Lee 2x5, and Pence 3x4. Pudge left in the 1st with a sprained knee (this patchwork experiment is unraveling...), and Quintero came in and made an error leading to three unearned runs.

Man of the Match:
Lance Berkman. 2-run homer gave the Astros the spark to start it off...

Goat of the Game:
...And Miguel Tejada killed it. Two errors in the first inning put the Astros in a 5-2 hole by the end of the first. And he left 5LOBs.

1 comment:

Ryan Sides said...

This is why I hate the ERA statistic. There's no way you should be able to find a stat showing that Wandy pitched well in that game. I know the runs are technically unearned, but he still gave up 5 hits and a walk (I believe) in the first inning. I'm pretty sure it's mathematically impossible to allow 6 baserunners in one inning without allowing a run. Usually that would add up to a few more than one anyway...

Not to knock Wandy cause he's been great, but yesterday was not a good outing by any stretch of the imagination.