Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Recap for G20: Astros v. Reds

Well, this is misleading. The Astros got three in the bottom of the 9th, but ultimately fell to the Reds 6-4.

Why They Lost
Bad defense - including Bourn losing a ball in the lights, and the self same ball glancing off of Pence's glove, and also including Votto getting an RBI triple because Pence fell all over the ball boy. The error glancing off of Pence led to four unearned runs, meaning Paulino needed 93 pitches to get through five innings.

Astros Pitching

Paulino56/24:493-53 (57%)14/8
Moehler21/01:020-11 (55%)4/2
Gervacio10/00:116-9 (56.3%)3/1
Sampson11/00:012-8 (75%)3/1

Astros pitching allowed the Reds to go 1x12 w/RISP. Every Red, save for Jay Bruce and Laynce Nix, got a hit - with Stubbs/Phillips/Votto getting on base seven times.

And yes, the Pence error led to 15 extra pitches for Paulino to get out of the inning.

Astros hitting

Mike Leake did his thing, yet again, and went 7IP, 5H/1ER, 5K:2BB. Jeff Keppinger got on base twice (fitting, since I dropped him from my fantasy team), and Carlos Lee GIDPed twice. Berkman did hit a two-run homer in the 9th, that closed the game to 6-3. Blum singled in Pence, and with the winning run at the plate, Towles struck out swinging and Bourn flied out to right, who went 0x5 with 4Ks.

Pitch Count Hero: Bourn (0x5) - 23 pitches in five PAs
Pitch Count Punk: Feliz (2x4) - 12 pitches in four PAs

Man of the Match: I don't know who to give this to. So let's go with Felipe Paulino, who should have thrown well enough to get a win, but the outfield let him down twice (four unearned runs, and a hit from Votto where Pence grinded on the ballboy - but probably would have scored anyway.)

Goat of the Game: Bourn? 0x5 with 4Ks? That's brutal.

1 comment:

Ryan Sides said...

Just an fyi, even though Paulino gave up fewer earned runs, he looked (to me) just as bad as he's looked all year. To my memory, he only had one (maybe two) inning(s) where he looked good. He definitely has the goods, but it's quite frustrating to continue to watch him with (seemingly) a lack of a good game plan and feel for what he is doing.

Of course, I could say the same thing about Bud, but we're supposed to be saying that about him at this point in his young career. Or am I being too harsh on Paulino when he still has less than 30 starts in his career? He just seems old enough that he should be a little more polished at this point.

I know it was only one at-bat, but since the rest of the team played so bad, MOTM to me was Blum. It's tough coming off the bench like that and he's just lacing everything he sees it seems like lately. If only he would have done this when he was playing at the start of the season, he might have won a game or two...