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.








PitcherPit/StrStrike%BF/OutsEfficiency%GB/FB/K
Moehler74/4256.8%24/1866.7%9/7/2
Byrdak13/1076.9%3/3100%1/1/1
Sampson44/2659.1%8/675%2/3/1
Total131/7859.5%37/2773%12/11/4



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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