Sunday, June 28, 2009

Recap for G73 - Tigers @ Astros

Russ Ortiz deserved better from his bullpen after throwing what is, for the 4th straight game, his best game of the season. Pitching into the 8th, Ortiz was in line for the win, leaving with a 3-2 lead. Byrdak struck out both Tigers he faced to close the 8th, before Valverde came in and slidered Brandon Inge into a 2-run go-ahead homer.

Ortiz: 7.2IP, 6H/2ER, 5K:0BB (no walks!)
Byrdak: .2IP, 2K
Valverde: 1IP, 1H/2ER, 1K:1BB

Offensively, not much, again. Three extra-base hits: doubles from Pence and Matsui, and a triple from Bourn. Sac fly from Berkman. No walks drawn.

Man of the Match: Russ Ortiz

Goat of the Game: Jose Valverde

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