Thursday, June 10, 2010

From the Office of the County Clerk - G61: Astros @ Rockies

Somehow, the Astros were outhit 8-4, Quintero accounted for 75% of the Astros hits, and the Astros still won 5-4.

*Roy Oswalt got his 4th win of the season. That's his 141st win of his career, three behind Joe Niekro for the franchise lead. His .644 win percentage is second only to Roger Clemens - whose .679 win% is the tops, but in 1,349 fewer innings.

*Oswalt didn't allow an extra-base hit for the first time since Opening Day. It's also his 11th straight quality start, if you don't count when Bill Hohn got PMS and tossed him last time out.

*Oswalt's 39 non-contact strikes tied a season-high. That number is actually the second highest of his career - he had a 43 NCS game in September 2002, and a 40 NCS game in May 2002.

*Today was Quintero's eighth multi-hit game of the year, and his first three-hit game since August 1, 2009. It was his fourth three-hit game of his career.

*Quintero was a triple away from a cycle. Too bad he had only hit one triple in his career - June 5, 2009 vs. Pittsburgh.

*Everybody but Manzella and Quintero: 0x21, 3BB. Manzella and Quintero: 4x6, 5RBI.

*How do you like this: Tommy Manzella had nine RBI coming into today. He left with 12, after a three-RBI day. 3RBI is a new career-high, after coming in with two two-RBI games.

*Pence had two walks for the second time this season. In 48 games in April/May, Pence drew seven walks. In nine games in June, Pence walks.

*The Astros are 8-2 in June so far. They were 1-9 in the first ten games in April, and 3-7 in the first ten games in May.

Pitch Count Hero: Tommy Manzella (1x2, sac) - 18 pitches in three PAs
Pitch Count Punk: Michael Bourn (0x4) - 10 pitches in four PAs

Man of the Match: Gotta be Manzella.

Goat of the Game: Berkman. 0x4 with 3Ks. In the 16 pitches Berkman saw, five were balls and Berkman either looked at or swung through six of them.


Ryan Sides said...

FYI, I'm pretty sure Oswalt's last start wasn't quality either. I think it closer to disaster...

Joe said...

Yeah but who seriously has a quality start in every start this year? Ubaldo Jimenez? That's about it.

Joe said...

Maybe Adam Wainwright.

Ryan said...

Definitely. Not complaining. Just pointing out that he actually WAS human for a start (plus the weird one on Memorial Day, which I'm thinking wouldn't have been quality even IF he hadn't gotten tossed).