This couldn't be going much worse, huh? Maybe everyone who wanted the Astros to trade Wandy in the offseason had something going here. Astros lose 9-3.
*Wandy gave up eight earned runs in an outing for the second time this season, and the second in four starts, last giving up 8ER in 3.1IP at Cincinnati. Prior to that May 28 game, Wandy hadn't given up that many earned runs since August 20, 2009, when he gave up 10ER in 4IP at Milwaukee.
*This is Wandy's 9th loss of the season. He didn't lose his 9th game until August 30 in 2009. Through 13 starts in 2010, Wandy's ERA is 5.60 with a 1.67 WHIP and a .317 BAA. Through 13 starts in 2009, Wandy had a 2.82 ERA, with a 1.22 WHIP, and a .258 BAA.
*Derek Jeter hit two homers today - one against Wandy and one against Fulchino. The last time he hit two homers in a game was August 27, 2006 at LAA.
*And when Jorge Posada hit a grand slam in the third inning, it was also just the second grand slam that Wandy has ever allowed. In 2010, Wandy had only loaded the bases for six plate appearances, allowing one hit.
*Berkman was 0x4 today, for the third straight game, and the fifth time in his last six games. He now has one hit in his last 24 ABs.
*Jeff Keppinger had his fifth three-hit game. Interestingly enough, or it wouldn't be in this space, when Keppinger has three hits, the Astros are 2-3.
*On this road swing, the Astros have ten extra-base hits in six games. The three XBHs (double by Keppinger, homers by Pence and Lee) were the highest number since June 5. They also lost that game.
Pitch Count Hero: Michael Bourn (0x4), 20 pitches in four PAs
Pitch Count Punk: Hunter Pence (1x4), 9 pitches in four PAs.
Man of the Match: Jeff Keppinger
Goat of the Game: Wandy Rodriguez