Saturday, May 29, 2010

Recap for G49: Astros @ Reds

Roy throws a perfect game. Okay, so it was Roy Halladay not Roy Oswalt. Consider it a favor from me that I tried to divert your attention from the game at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park, where the Astros lost 12-2. See Zach Levine's recap for all the gory details.

Why They Lost

Because it's difficult to win win you give up 18 hits, including 6 (yes, that is SIX) home runs. I know this is where a lot of you would like me to begin a profanity-laden diatribe about the pitching of Brian Moehler, but it is not going to happen. By all accounts Moehler is a stand-up guy (who am I to argue with Alyson Footer on the subject), and today just wasn't his day.

Astros Pitching

Brian Moehler: 2.2 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 3 HR, 66 pitches (41 strikes)
Jeff Fulchino: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 17 pitches (9 strikes)
Wesley Wright: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR, 63 pitches (37 strikes)

Man of the Match: Are you kidding me? Okay, if I have to I'll go with Tommy Manzella who went 1-3 with a double and 2 runs batted in. For the record: I'm still not excited about awarding anyone an Astros County 'Man of the Match' commendation for this game...

Goat of the Game: Again, not going with Moehler here. It was a spot start. No one was expecting much from him (hoping, yes; expecting, no). I'm just not going to go there. Instead, the Goat of the Game goes to the Constable. Yes, that's right, this guy. Instead of going early to a BBQ at a friend's home, I was stuck having to wait until the game was over so that I could write the G49 recap while the Constable sunned himself in some exotic, far away beach locale (I'm just assuming). The game was awful. So for that, Mr. Astros County Constable man, you sir are the Goat of the Game.