Wednesday, April 13, 2011

From the Office of the County Clerk - G11: Astros v. Cubs

The Astros put this one away early, defeating the Cubs 11-2, and look for their first win streak of the season.

*If you want to make the numbers look good, the Astros are 2-1 in their last three games.

*Brett Myers threw 7IP, 8H/1ER, 5K:0BB, and got his first win of the season. It's his third straight quality start to open the season.

*More than that, it's the first start of the season where he didn't issue any walks.

*Yet, Myers did his best to let the Cubs get out early, allowing two singles to Starlin Castro and Marlon Byrd. Those were the first two 1st-inning hits Myers had given up.

*Here's some craziness, opponents post a .751 OPS the first time seeing Myers. Second time around, that's a .280 OPS. Third time around, it shoots up to a .935 OPS.

*Jeff Fulchino got two Ks in 1IP, and Aneury Rodriguez allowed 2H/1ER, 0K:1BB in the 9th.

*Rodriguez has faced twenty batters this season, and retired ten of them. He has allowed at least one baserunner in all five of his appearances. He's allowed multiple baserunners in all but one, and the one (G9 v. FLA), he was lifted after walking the first batter.

*Angel Sanchez was 4x5 with 2RBI, setting a career high in hits, and extending a hitting streak to four games, in which he's 10x19 (.526/.550/.789).

*Hunter Pence was 3x5 with 4RBI, his second multi-RBI game of the season. It was his first 4RBI game since August 17, 2010 and the 6th 4+ RBI game of his career.

*Michael Bourn stole 2nd and 3rd in the 2nd inning, went 2x4, and has a seven-game hit streak.

*Man of the Match: Hunter Pence

*Goat of the Game: Chris Johnson. 0x4, 2Ks, 0-2 w/RISP, and his OPS is currently .484.