Tuesday, March 1, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk: ST2 - Astros v. Braves

Your Astros drop to 0-2 on the Spring, with the pitching holding up but the offense doing two things:

1. Jack
2. Crap

in a 3-0 loss to Atlanta.

Hunter Pence got a triple for the Astros' first extra-base hit of the Spring, with Carlos Lee and Brian Bogusevic collecting your other hits. Lee also drew the only walk of the day.

Eight pitchers got work in today, including starter Brett Myers (2IP, 2H/0ER, 1K:0BB), and Brandon Lyon (1IP, 2H/1ER, HBP). The Astros then trotted out three pitchers who had perfect outings - Ryan Rowland-Smith, Mark Melancon, and Jeff Fulchino. Pat Urckfitz got knocked around for 3H/2ER, 1K:1BB in his 1IP, while Wesley Wright (1H) and Gustavo Chacin (perfecto!) closing out the game.

Your Astros not likely to make the Opening Day squad saw some action on the day: T.J. Steele (0x1), Jon Gaston (0x1, K), Drew Locke (0x1), Koby Clemens (0x3, 2K).

So. What can we take away from it? Pitchers were good. Hitters were bad.

Man of the Match: Brett Myers, I suppose. Nine pitches, nine strikes.

Goat of the Game: Anyone who held a bat.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Don't trust the pitches-strikes on MLB.com scoreboard. The gameday tracker is not actually tracking all the pitches, so it's recording a strike for each ball in play/out, and four balls for each walk for apitcher. I think the Chron article said Meyers threw 20 strikes out of 29 pitches, which is pretty decent.