Wednesday, March 2, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk - ST3a: Astros v. Yankees

The Astros snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory by allowing five 9th inning runs for a 6-5 loss.

*The Astros actually out-hit the Yankees, 12-8, with two hits coming from Jason Michaels (2x3), Bill Hall (2x3), and Jack Shuck (2x4). J.R. Towles was 1x3 (2B, 2R).

*Among the Players Not Likely To Be On the 25-Man roster, Jay Austin was 1x2 (with an outfield assist), Jio Mier was 0x3 (BB, 2K), Jon Gaston was 1x1 (RBI), Jonathan Villar was 0x1, as was Mike Kvasnicka and Rene Garcia.

*Brett Wallace grounded into two double plays, and continuing the miscues, errors by Kvasnicka and Mier helped the Yankees put up the five-spot.

*Bud Norris got the start, going 2IP, 1H/1ER, 0K:1BB. Jordan Lyles threw 2IP, 1H/0ER, 0K:2BB. Jose Valdez was the only pitcher to have a perfect outing.

*Doug Arguello got 0.2IP, but allowed 4H/5R (2ER), 0K:2BB, WP, and left the bases loaded for Lance Pendleton, who walked the game-winning run in.