1. The Astros' 4-game win streak.
2. Tejada's 17-game hit streak.
The streak that continued? Wandy continuing his effort to remove himself from Cy Young consideration.
Regard Wandy's first nine starts:
59IP, 43H/12ER. 53K:16BB. 1.83 ERA. .209/.271/.282 against.
Last three starts:
13.2IP, 29H/12ER. 16K:7BB. 7.90 ERA (and that's not counting the six unearned runs). .426/.474/.691 against.
Wandy: 5IP, 10H/7ER, 7K:2BB
Ortiz: 2IP, 1H, 1K
Backe: 2IP, 3H/3ER, 2BB
Wandy gave up four homers. Three of them solo shots, but two to the
recently-rumored-to-be-sent-to-AAA Garrett Atkins. Wandy has never given up four homers in a game.
See that? No fly-ball outs. Meaning every fly ball hit to the outfield either found a hole, or found a seat.
Bourn and Maysonet provided the Astros with four of their seven hits, while Tejada was 0x5, Pence 0x4, and Blum 0x3.
Man of the Match:
Michael Bourn. 2x5 with an RBI.
Goat of the Game:
Wandy. Let's hope he gets it straightened out sooner than later.