Friday, July 2, 2010

From the Office of the County Clerk - G80: Astros @ Padres

So when do they release the bees? Astros win in 10 innings, 6-3.

*Bourn and Keppinger went a combined 4x10 with 5RBI, as Lee had the night off and Berkman basically did, going 0x4 with 2K:1BB.

*Interesting play in the 2nd inning. With the Astros ahead 1-0, with two outs, runners on 2nd and 3rd, with first base open, Jon Garland intentionally walked Michael Bourn to get to Keppinger, who was 2x5 against Garland. I guess that's better - for Garland - than Bourn, who was 5x13 with a double and triple against him. Keppinger ripped a double, scoring two. It's the 3rd time this season Bourn has been intentionally walked.

*Chris Johnson was 2x4 with a walk. In his last twelve ABs, that's 1K:2BB for Johnson.

*On this road trip - currently at six games - Johnson is 11x25 with three doubles and 5RBI.

*Pence was 1x5 on the night in the #3 hole. When batting 3rd, Pence is 17x58 (.293/.339/.483). That's compared to .245/.291/.403 when batting in his customary #5 spot.

*Humberto Quintero drew three walks, after having drawn four all season - in 151 plate appearances. It's Quintero's first multi-walk game since July 30, 2009 and just the third of his career.

*The Astros scored three runs in the 10th inning to give them the 6-3 lead. All three runs (and five total) came with two outs, as walks by Quintero and Navarro led to Bourn's 2-run triple, and Keppinger scored Bourn one batter later.

*The Astros have scored 285 runs this season, 133 (46.7%) of them with two outs.

*Moehler had a good outing, allowing 4H/1ER, 2K:2BB in 5.2IP. It's his third straight outing of allowing two earned runs or less and lowers his ERA to 5.20 - which is the lowest it's been since he joined the rotation.

*Wilton Lopez was your bullpen goat. Coming in for the 7th, Nick Hundley tripled to deep right, Hairston lined out, Salazar scored Hundley on a sac fly, and Tony Gwynn Jr singled to center. Gwynn got to second on a balk, Eckstein singled, scoring Gwynn, and Eckstein was thrown out at 2nd trying to advance, and that would have brought up Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez was 0x5 on the day, but still. It's Adrian Gonzalez.

*It was the first time Lopez had allowed a run since June 22 - seven appearances between runs allowed, and ten appearances since his last earned run (June 17). This was the fourth time this season Lopez has allowed multiple runs in an outing.

Pitch Count Hero: Michael Bourn (2x5, 1BB) - 28 pitches in six PAs.

Pitch Count Punk: Geoff Blum (0x3, BB) - 14 pitches in four PAs.

Man of the Match: Michael Bourn. Came up with the big hit when it mattered.

Goat of the Game: Wilton Lopez.