Wednesday, June 9, 2010

From the Office of the County Clerk - G59: Astros @ Rockies

You didn't think they'd win, did you? You thought when they gave up three runs in the 1st that that was pretty much it, right? Well, you were wrong, and the Astros win 4-3.

*The Astros are now 6-15 when trailing entering the 2nd inning. They have 14 come-from-behind wins.

*Brian Moehler gave up 3ER in the 1st inning, letting Rockies hitters go 4x6 in the 1st inning - the first four Rockies got on base. Over the next five innings, the Rockies were 5x17, 3BB, HBP.

*Moehler threw his first quality start of the season (three starts), and his first since September 19 @Milwaukee. He closed out 2009 with two starts: 6.2IP, 14H/14ER.

*Wilton Lopez threw his 11th scoreless outing, and the 7th perfect outing of his season. On May 7, his ERA was 6.48. It's now 3.74.

*Mills screwed with the lineup in Bourn's day off. Keppinger led off, followed by Manzella (Imagine that. Your guy with the highest OBP goes first.) Both responded with 2x4 days, bringing Tommy Manzella's average to .199.

*1-4 in the lineup went a combined 7x16 with three RBI, three runs scored. 5-8 went 2x16, with 1RBI.

*The Astros drew 0 walks for the 11th time this season. They only worked a three-ball count four times (but not until the 5th inning): Cash (single), Moehler (groundout), Manzella (groundout), and the pinch-hitting Bourn (single) - who later scored the tying run.

*Berkman didn't get a hit (Astros now 3-15 when Berkman doesn't get a hit), but he did steal his second base of the season in the 8th, setting up the go-ahead run on Carlos Lee's single.

*Carlos Lee was 3x4, and now has a 9-game hit streak, and hits in 11 of his last twelve games. Over the last seven days, Lee is hitting .385/.448/.808.

Man of the Match: Carlos Lee

Goat of the Game: Hunter Pence. 0x4. Ended the inning twice, including the 4th - in which he GIDPd with two on.