Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Screw you, Joe Sambito

Over at Play that Funky Ball, your '77 Astros took a 9-6 lead into the bottom of the 9th at Philadelphia:

So Lemongello and Christenson both stink up the Vet. It’s 2-0 Phils when Watson belts a 3-run bomb in the 3rd. Phils tie it at three but ‘Stros get two more in the 4th. Solo homers from Bull Luzinski and Bob Boone tie it 5-5 in the 5th. Christenson homers in the 6th. Doubles by Puhl and Cabel in the 8th tie it 6-6, before a Cruz single off Garber and butchered fly by Luzinski put three on the board for Houston. Sambito’s in for the save, but Schmidt walks and Sizemore singles with one out. Mikey’s ripping off his shirt next to me, making more noise than the 30,000-plus combined. Boone walks to fill the bases and Maddox rips one to deep left center that drops just over the wall for a game-winning grand slam! In-freaking-credible.

Record: 9-10
GB: 3

1 comment:

Jeff Polman said...

Joe unfortunately is the best thing the 'Stros have in their pen. The Maddox homer roll was a 20 percent chance so there was definite flukiness involved. The bigger problem is their lack of power hitting. Leadoff man Ferguson might be their biggest slugger. Cliff Johnson may have to go full time, despite his crappy glove. Just a suggestion, of course.