Monday, February 28, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk - ST1: Astros v. Braves

(This post is brought to you with the disclaimer that it's Spring Training for the County Clerk, too. And he'll likely suck up the joint until April 1.

Jeebus, Wandy. And the entire bullpen. No pitcher made it through their prescribed outs without allowing a baserunner as the Braves racked up 15 hits and drew eight walks in a 13-3 win over the Astros for ST1.

Wandy opened up the Grapefruit League by getting rocked, posting a final line of 1.2IP, 5H/6ER, 0K:3BB - though to be fair, two of those runs came courtesy of Enerio del Rosario, who inherited a field in which every single base was occupied by Braves.

del Rosario went 1.1IP, 2H/0ER, 1K:0BB, and Aneury Rodriguez is now -1 on Lance Pendleton with his 1IP, 3H/2ER, 0K:2BB performance.

Sergio Escalona kept up the ass-whoopin' with 1IP, 3H/4ER, 0K:2BB. The second half of the bullpen did fairly well, allowing 2H/1ER, 3K:1BB in 3IP - with Lance Pendleton allowing 1H/0ER, Henry Villar allowing 1H/1ER, and Fernando Rodriguez as the only pitcher to not give up a hit, but got 2K:1BB.

Brett Wallace was 3x3 with three singles on the day. Other Astros collecting multiple hits were T.J. Steele (2x2), Carlos Lee (2x3, RBI), and Tommy Manzella (2x3).

Jason Castro was 0x3 with a K and an inning-ending GIDP in the 5th. The GIDPs were a trend, as the Astros hit into five of them sum-bitches (four of them inning-ending GIDPs), went 4x14 w/RISP, and left ten men on base.

Of course, of the 14 hits the Astros got, 14 of them were singles (100% single rate).

Man of the Match: Brett Wallace! Hit 1.000 for the entire year, and expect a FanGraphs post entitled "Brett Wallace...meh."

Goat of the Game: The pitchers.