Thursday, June 4, 2009

Recap for G51 - Rockies @ Astros

Great Live Blog last night from Deputy Jason. He and Citizen Seth had some chatter going, and we also got a random comment from ticket-holder Joe - who rubbed it in that he was at the game, and then checked out. Astros win their 4th in a row, 6-4. It's the first W4 of the year, and the first four-game win streak since the W6 from Sept 6-11, 2008.

Moehler: 6IP, 7H/4ER, 2K:1BB
Byrdak: 1IP, 1K
Sampson: 2IP, 2H, 2BB

Sampson gets a six-out save, after LaHawk pitched in the three previous games. Moehler pitched passably, there were some definite defensive issues in the sixth, but the fifth got him after he allowed a Hawpe single, got Atkins to fly out, Smith singled, and Ian Stewart hit a 3-run homer. A sac fly from Helton got the Rockies their fourth consecutive run of the game, setting the table for another Astros comeback.


Hunter Pence killed it for the Astros, going 4x5 and missing the cycle by a double.
Astros got multi-hit games from Bourn, Pence, Lee, and Blum - with Tejada adding a hit to run his streak to 17 games (and with Jeter's 16-game hit streak coming to an end last night, I don't want to say it's the longest current streak in the Majors - because I don't know that for sure yet, but it's up there).

Since being dropped to the #5-spot, Berkman is 3x10 with 2RBI.

Man of the Match:
Hunter Pence. Two of his four hits either tied the game or gave the Astros the lead.

Goat of the Game:
Between Brian Moehler and Jason Michaels. Astros pinch-hitters/extra outfielders Michaels and Erstad are both hitting below .200. Moehler let the Rockies come back from a 3-run deficit and take himself out of a decision. How about Moehler? ERA is now at 6.37.

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